James Prater, School of Natural & Built Environments, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. James works as a project manager and has had over a decade in Information Technology project and programme management roles including a number of international projects. James has been a certified project management professional (PMP) since 2005 and has served on the local PMI Chapter as the treasurer. James also holds PRINCE2, Managing Successful Projects (MSP) and Scrum certifications.
James was a runner up in the 2011 PMI Australian Project of the Year and lead the project team that won the RedHat innovation of the year in 2011.
James holds a Bachelor of Business and MBA qualifications, both from the University of South Australia and is currently completing his PhD in project Management at the University of South Australia where he also a guest lecturer. Current research interests are in the impacts of optimism and politics on initial software development schedules. James has published several research outcomes in international scientific conferences and journals.
Recent Journal papers include:
- Optimism bias within the project management context: a systematic quantitative literature review
- Dilbert Moments
- Exploring the factors impacting upon the accuracy of project manager’s baseline schedules .