Adjunct Professor
Christophe Bredillet

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Discipline

Other Built Environment and Design, Business and Management

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • PhD (ESC Lille, Graduate School of Management)
  • MScProjMgt
  • MSc
  • MBA

Teaching

Facilitation & courses @ QUT

  • Since 2012: Executive Master in Complex Project Management - GSZ534 - Building Organisational Capability
  • Since 2013: Shell Project Academy: Master Class - Managing Complex Projects


Teaching & Development   1996 - 1998: Development in partnership with Georges Bessis of software in strategic diagnostic & analysis for education purpose and consultancy. The product (LaStraDa) is still used in France as part of the business and engineering schools programmes (in Professor Christophe Bredillet Strategic Management course) and by some consulting companies such as KPMG.   2000 – 2001: Redesign of the Master of Project Management and design and development of a Doctorate of Project Management at UTS.   1998 – 2008: Development (redesign of the masters’ programmes and design and development of the MBA & executive PhD programmes) of an integrate portfolio of programmes (MSc, Specialised Masters, MBA, Executive PhD) at ESC Lille.   The design/redesign had to be compliant with several types of frameworks (see below), while enabling each programme to be modular, and delivered in blended learning mode supported by Claroline an Open Source software platform for learning and collaboration online and existing eLearning solution in project management (STS) and in management (Crossknowldge).   Educational and learning frameworks


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Partnerships  One of the key aspects of these developments was the ability to integrate and deliver the programmes in conjunction with a set of international partners in various locations (University of Texas Dallas (MBA) in the US, UTS (MSc, MBA, PhD) in Australia, Dassault and Thales University (MSc, Specialised Masters, executive PhD) in France and in Gulf countries, Tsinghua University (PhD) in China.   2006 – 2008: Development of executive PhD seminar (and EDEN Doctoral seminar) on the basis of a research done about exploring research in Project Management: through Project Management Schools of Thought. The purpose of this research was to offer to executive participants an overview of the research in project of management on the basis of managerial situations while helping to have a clear vision of ontological, epistemological and theoretical underlying grounds.   The following selected papers and book illustrate some of the outcomes of this research:

  • Bredillet, C. 2004. "Understanding the very nature of Project Management: a praxeological approach.", PMI Research Conference, London, 11 – 14 July 2004
  • Anbari, F., Bredillet, C., Turner, J.R. 2008. “Exploring Research in Project Management: Nine Schools of Project Management Thought”. Best Papers Proceedings, Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, USA, 8-12 August 2008
  • Turner, J.R, Huemann, M., Anbari, F.T and Bredillet, C.N., 2010, Perspectives on Projects, Routledge, London and New York Turner


Pedagogical approach   Professor Christophe Bredillet pedagogical approach is based on analogically situated learning and praxeological approaches, on ontological pluralism, and on constructivist and subjectivist epistemological perspectives. Theoretical grounds include Complexity Theory, new organisational institutionalism and economic coordination exemplified by Convention Theory.   The approach has been described in several papers with regards to the premise that, in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous situations (projects) “modelling to understand“,and therefore to act, is a privileged mode enabling the double learning and convergence, or congruence, between theory-in-use and espoused theory (see Argyris and Schon).

  • Bredillet, C. 2007. “Learning and Acting in project situations through a meta-method (MAP) : a case study: Contextual and Situational approach for Project Management Governance in Management Education”, 3rd Project Management Conference for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Sept 2007, UK
  • Anbari, F., Bredillet, C., Cicmil, S., Thomas, J., Walker, D.H.T. 2008. “Collaborative academic/practitioner research in project management: Theories and Models”. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. Vol. 1 No. 1, 2008. pp. 17-32.
  • Anbari, F., Bredillet, C., Cicmil, S., Söderlund, J., Thomas, J., Walker, D.H.T. 2008. “Collaborative academic/practitioner research in project management: Examples and Applications”. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. Vol. 1 No. 2, 2008. pp. 168-192.
  • Bredillet, C. 2008. “Learning and Acting in project situations through a meta-method (MAP) : a case study: Contextual and Situational approach for Project Management Governance in Management Education”. International Journal of Project Management. Vol.26 (3): 238–250
  • Bredillet, C. 2010. “Blowing Hot and Cold on Project Management”. Project Management Journal. Vol.41 (3): 4–20

Experience

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