Yael Grushka-Cockayne




Assistant Professor of Business Administration Yael Grushka-Cockayne's research and teaching activities focus on project and project portfolio management, strategic and behavioral decision making and new product development. Her research is published in numerous academic and professional journals, she is a regular speaker at international conferences in the area of decision analysis, project management and management science. She is also an award-winning teacher and has taught courses at various universities and organizations.

Before starting her academic career, she worked in San Francisco as a marketing director of an Israeli ERP company. As an expert in the areas of project management, she has served as a consultant to international firms in the aerospace and petroleum industries. Grushka-Cockayne was a finalist for the Practice Award of the Decision Analysis Society and for the Daniel Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research and a finalist in the 2007 Case Competition held by the Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS).

She is a UVA Excellence in Diversity fellow and a member of INFORMS, the Decision Analysis Society, the Operational Research Society and the Project Management Institute (PMI). She is also currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society.

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Projects are all around us. Virtually every organization runs projects, either formally or informally. We are engaged in projects at home and at work. Across settings, planning principles and execution methodologies can offer ways in which projects can be run more effectively and efficiently. Project management provides organizations (and individuals) with the language and the frameworks for scoping projects, sequencing activities, utilizing resources, and minimizing risks.

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