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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. Additionally, two of his papers have been ranked as the Most Cited article published since 2012, one in the International Journal of Production Economics and the other in Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. 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.

Stakeholders Optimization Strategy (SOS): A 3D-R approach

14 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

It is an established fact that stakeholders exercise significant influence on the outcome of projects. Optimizing Stakeholders influence would mean enhancing their positive and minimizing their negative influences; and achieving a state where the sum total of their positive influences is greater than the sum total of their negative influences. To achieve such a scenario,

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5S (or 6S) Lean Management technique: Possible uses in project management

29 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The quality of project management processes has a significant bearing on the output(s) and deliverables of any project. Despite the availability of a large variety of quality management tools and techniques in general, the number of such tools / techniques used for project management work remains somewhat limited. Building inventories of quality management tools and

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Benefits breakdown structure (BBS): Different types and how to create them?

17 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Benefit realization has recently become one of the top priority areas in the development of project management knowledge activities. Global project management bodies are making concerted efforts to develop guidelines and tools for planning, baselining and measuring benefits. One of the keys to such efforts is to clearly identify the possible benefits and to summarize

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From systematic-beings to Organic-beings: A futuristic Vision of Project Management

11 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

It is an often-repeated truism that we live in a fast-changing world. The field of Project Management is no exception. It has become pervasive; its use has transcended usual project boundaries to become the tool for day-to-day management activities as well. The onset of technological advancements in areas such as Big Data, Social Media, and

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No-drama Project Management: Is it possible?

20 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

In hindsight, life is like an ensemble of a series of episodes of a drama with some episodes full of comedy and other full of climax. Oxford dictionary defines drama as “an exciting, emotional, or unexpected event or circumstance.” Project management is no stranger to dramas. The often-reported ups and downs, twists and turns, excitements

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Co-create and Offer: A new business model with opportunities for project management

23 November 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

From Brick and Mortar to Click and Order, the transition in business thinking and opportunity capitalization has been swift and impressive. If that was not enough, the onset of social media revolution is making organizations rethink their business strategies and embrace new ways of interacting with their customers and capitalizing on the opportunities these interactions

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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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