What Is the Real Value of Projects?

Find out what makes projects efficient


The Australian economy is being impacted by global stagnation. Innovative change can provide a supply-side stimulus to help boost it, and this is enabled by great projects. Projects underpin economic growth and are an important way in which projects can add value to the Australian economy. But the project itself needs to be efficient and effective and this means we need to understand the nature of “value” in projects. In recent research we looked at one aspect - the differing levels of performance between Australian projects. We examined the factors that affect the project's outcome and looked at whether certain factors help to boost the technical efficiency of projects. Doing this can result in better project performance and improved value.

In this webinar we will discuss the nature of value, will ask whether it is more than a monetary thing, and will share some early findings of our research with you so that you can improve your projects.


  • Find out why the term “value“ is difficult to define within projects
  • Discover how recent research has attempted to examine the efficiency of different projects
  • Find out what factors researchers think can make projects more efficient

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Richard Hughes Richard Hughes is the Academic Discipline Coordinator Commerce for project management at ECU and a lecturer in the School of Business and Law. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management and is a registered project manager with the AIPM. He is an experienced program and project manager, and his background has been predominantly with central and local government sectors, specialising in IT, customer service, and contact centres. He has also been involved with policy creation, operating process reviews and business change initiatives. His research areas include project success factors, project and program governance, and project risk management.
Ross Yates First and foremost an experienced program and project management practitioner, Dr Ross Yates is also a postgraduate lecturer and workplace trainer and assessor in project management practice. Ross’s project and program management knowledge is underpinned by extensive industry experience in the health care, not-for-profit, mining and education sectors which he uses as a practical reference point to add a realistic and balanced dimension to his teaching approach. Ross holds tertiary qualifications in project and program management, business analysis, information technology, leadership, business and human resource management as well as higher education and workplace training.

Richard Hughes

Ross Yates