Raymond Young

Visiting Fellow

I am an international authority in the area of project governance. My research has been published by Standards Australia as HB280 a handbook explaining how boards and top managers influence business projects to succeed. My career objective is to help clients realise strategic business benefits from their projects rather than to simply come in on-time on-budget.

My career alternates between consulting, industry and academia. I am currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of NSW - Canberra. I have a decade of management consulting experience culminating in a CIO role within Fujitsu Australia. My significant clients have included Colgate-Palmolive, BHP, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Telstra, Department of Health, Electricity Trust of South Australia and Prospect Electricity.

Most recently I have been advising Federal Government agencies on how to improve their project, programme and portfolio management practices. I worked closely with both DEEWR and the Department of Social Services to improve their PMOs and I am preparing case studies of how ComSuper and the Australian Tax Office achieved the highest levels of portfolio management maturity in the public sector.

Specialties: Business projects, IT Projects (no such thing really), IT Governance, Management Consulting, Logistics, Supply chain, Inventory, Activity-Based Costing


Conference Papers
Young RC; Poon S; Wong A, 2013, 'Does project governance lead to successful projects?', in Information Systems: Transforming the Future, 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, presented at 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, 04 December 2013 - 06 December 2013, http://mo.bf.rmit.edu.au/acis2013/218.pdf
Poon S; Young R; Irandoost S; Land LPW, 2011, 'Reassessing the Importance of Necessary or Sufficient Conditions of Critical Success Factors in IT Project Success: A Fuzzy Set Theoretic Approach', in Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2011), Association for Information Systems, USA, presented at European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2011, Helsinki, Finland, 09 June 2011 - 11 June 2011, http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2011/176
Poon SK; Fan G; Poon J; Young R, 2008, 'Analysis of structural change point in multivariate regression models: An application on IT productivity impact', in He X; Wu Q; Nguyen QV; Ja W (eds.), 8TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS: CIT WORKSHOPS 2008, PROCEEDINGS, IEEE COMPUTER SOC, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, pp. 583 - +, presented at 8th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 08 July 2008 - 11 July 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIT.2008.Workshops.86
Journal articles
Young R; Chen W; Quazi A; Parry W; Wong A; Poon SK, 2020, 'The relationship between project governance mechanisms and project success: An international data set', International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, vol. 13, pp. 1496 - 1521, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-10-2018-0212
Young R; Grant J, 2015, 'Is strategy implemented by projects? Disturbing evidence in the State of NSW', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 33, pp. 15 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.03.010
Young M; Young R; Zapata JR, 2014, 'Project, programme and portfolio maturity: a case study of Australian Federal Government', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGING PROJECTS IN BUSINESS, vol. 7, pp. 215 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-08-2013-0034
Young R; Poon S, 2013, 'Top management support-almost always necessary and sometimes sufficient for success: Findings from a fuzzy set analysis', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 31, pp. 943 - 957, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.11.013
Young RC; Young M, 2012, 'The rise and fall of project management : are we observing the birth of a new discipline ?', Journal of Project, Program and Portfolio Management, vol. 3, pp. 58 - 77
Young R; Young M; Jordan E; O'Connor P, 2012, 'Is strategy being implemented through projects? Contrary evidence from a leader in New Public Management', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 30, pp. 887 - 900, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2012.03.003
Young RC; Recker JC; Darroch F; Marshall P; McKay J, 2009, 'ACIS 2007 panel report: lack of relevance in IS research', Communications of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 24, pp. 303 - 314, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000414839200018&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
Young R; Jordan E, 2008, 'Top management support: Mantra or necessity?', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 26, pp. 713 - 725, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2008.06.001
Young RC; Aoun C, 2008, 'Generic Skills to Reduce Failure Rates in an Undergraduate Accounting Information Systems Course', Asian Social Science, vol. 4, pp. 60 - 70
Organisational units
lensSchool of Business