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Jiwat is a Professor in Project Management. He has considerable experience of working internationally in diverse cultures and business environments such as Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Australia, among others. Over his career, he has provided leadership in establishing, designing, and delivering Executive education / Master’s, Training, and Research programs.

Jiwat is currently serving on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Project Management. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of a Working Paper Series and directs publication of a monthly newsletter, ‘Project Management Voice.’

Jiwat actively contributes to project management community by speaking at various events and writing on emerging issues. His work has been published in top scientific journals and Four of his published papers have remained in Top25 most downloaded papers. More recently, he has published a number of articles on some of the issues confronting project management in various industry based outlets.

In 2016, Jiwat won prestigious Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (APFPM) Award in research category.

One-Point Lessons: A knowledge transfer driven Lean project management technique

6 November 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

Projects are knowledge-intensive entities and the knowledge bandwidth of teams affects their ability to solve problems and deal with emerging challenges during project delivery. Such dynamics require ongoing learning and augmentation of knowledge bandwidth. However, time-bound project environments are not ideally suited to introducing and managing long term learning and training programs to improve that

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Project Eco-system: Designing future developments through Big Data analytics (Part B)

18 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The fast pace of technological and business dynamics require organizations to develop what can be called TALK capabilities (T= Technology readiness, A=Awareness, L=Leadership competence, K =Knowledge). Data analytics and associated technologies are expected to play a key role in helping organizations doing exactly that, Talk. In a project-savvy business world, achieving project management efficiencies through

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Help vs. Harm potential: Using social media for Project Management (Part B)

6 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

Social Media is undoubtedly a disruptive innovation driving new means of wealth creation, creativity in business and ease of organizing an individual’s social life. However, all is not hunky dory. One could be tempted to think that bringing together social media and project management would be like a match made in heaven – except that

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Using social media for Project Management: Now or never? (Part A)

27 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Social Media can be seen as making people’s lives closer virtually and remote physically at the same time. It is therefore driving a disruptive shift in people’s interactions and relationships management. It is fast becoming an everyday component of the lives of both business people and common folks alike. Its widespread and varied use is

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The Future is here: A terminology for new-age Project Management

15 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

As societies move to cyberspace, there seems little choice but to adapt to emerging trends in new-age technologies and social living. Project management plays a critical role in making these developments happen. So it is important that, as a profession, project management remains relevant, fresh and contemporary by adopting a two-pronged (at least) strategy: 1.

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Hard vs Soft Governance: Is it ‘Walking on the tight rope’ either way?

28 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

It doesn’t really matter whether the glass is half full or half empty; at least there is some water in it. Perhaps in the same vein, it may not matter if the people have preference for a soft governance or hard governance to management of their project; as long as there is some governance in

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From Agile to Lean: Is it worth the journey?

16 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Recently there has been a greater push towards the use of Agile methodologies and principles for project management on a wider scale, beyond its current known practical use. The idea is that agile project management is not just applicable to software projects but its principles can be used, albeit with some alterations, for engineering, construction

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3MUs (Muda, Mura, Muri): A lean Management tool with potentially ‘Big benefits’ for Project Management

31 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Projects are often challenged by constraints of all sorts, predominantly time and costs. The novelties in transition from one project to the next due to newness of: governance structures, client requirements, expected outcomes, eco-systems; and plethora of other factors could turn a project from a dream to a disaster. The people element and soft science

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What role does Big Data have in shaping future of Project Management? (Part A)

19 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Big Data revolution is at our door steps and expected to drive ‘Big Changes’ in the way businesses and societies go about their day-to-day chores. From health, education, finance, technology to defense, to name a few, no single sector of economy is spared from Big Data analytics and its implications. These implications, if exploited in

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The Seven C’s for augmenting the Knowledge Bandwidth of project teams

9 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

The success of project teams is dependent on a number of factors including, but not limited to, having: an effective, competent and scalable leadership; a balanced mix of available experience, expertise and skills; communication effectiveness; Knowledge Bandwidth; capacity to process, share, accumulate and extend knowledge; and a sense of commitment and motivation to achieve project

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