Roger Sweetman Joins the School of Business

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 14:15

Roger Sweetman joins the School of Business.
Roger is currently completing his PhD at National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, focusing on managing the emergence of unexpected outcomes and behaviours in information systems project portfolio management. Roger earned an MBA from NUI Galway, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) from which he was awarded First in the World for his Managing People exam and First in Ireland for his Information Systems exam, and a BA in Experimental Physics from Trinity College Dublin. Prior to joining the School of Business, Roger taught Information systems at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at NUI Galway as a member of staff and at University of Limerick as a visiting lecturer. Prior to academia, Roger worked in various private and public organisations, both as a software designer and as an accountant.
Roger’s research focuses on complexity in information systems Project Portfolio Management. He is associated with the LERO group, which is the Irish Software Research Centre with members from the seven Irish Universities (including Maynooth) and Dundalk IT. His research into portfolio management draws on complexity theory to improve the day to day management of portfolios. He has published in e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal, and presented his research at international conferences including the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), the International Research Workshop on Information Technology Project Management, and the Lean Enterprise and Software Systems conference. amongst others. His research has also engaged with the wider community through outlets such as the Engineers Journal and the Sunday Business Post, and Lero hosted industry fora designed to help leading companies improve their software management processes.