Assoc Prof Jon Whitty
|Position||Associate Professor (Project Management)|
|Section||School of Business|
|Phone||+61 7 3470 4548|
|Qualifications||BEng(Hons) Wales , PhD Qld|
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Jon’s work is dedicated to understanding 'how we can best organise work so that those who are performing it flourish'. He takes a hard stand against ‘off-the-shelf’ approaches to managing work and questions the value of much of what we regard as management, arguing that it most of it is self-serving, sustaining a management class, and a burden on the workforce. Jon has supervised numerous doctorates by publication to successful completion. He is passionate about incorporating philosophy into the doctoral experience to understand and derive new insights for management practice and to facilitate a transformational learning experience for candidates, in much the same way that philosophy has transformed his own learning.
Fields of Research (FoR)
Business and Management
I apply evolutionary and complexity science as well as philosophy to anything that has to do with the management and organisation of work, particularly project management.
USQ Research affiliations
Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
Currently teaching courses/programs
MGT8073 Project Processes and Systems
MGT8075 Project Delivery
MGT8078 Portfolio, Program and Benefits Management
MGT8079 Project Management Research Project
Program Director, Master of Project Management, School of Business, USQ.
Research most recent
McGrath, S & Whitty, J 2020, 'Practitioner views on project management methodology (PMM) effectiveness', Journal of Modern Project Management, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 188-215.
McGrath, S & Whitty, SJ 2020a, 'The suitability of PRINCE2 for engineering infrastructure', Journal of Modern Project Management, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 312-47.
McGrath, S & Whitty, SJ 2020b, 'The suitability of MSP for engineering infrastructure', Journal of Modern Project Management, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 348-68.
McGrath, SK & Whitty, SJ 2020, 'What do project management practitioners think governance is? A study on perceptions in Queensland, Australia', International Journal of Managing Projects in Business.
van der Hoorn, B & Whitty, SJ 2020, 'Drawing out critical conversations in the management classroom', Virtual MOBTS 2020 Conference, University of Southern Queensland.
van der Hoorn, B, Whitty, J & Walker, DH 2020, 'Thinking systemically to mobilise IPD capability', in Routledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), pp. 99-116.
Research most notable
Whitty, SJ & Maylor, H 2009, 'And then came complex project management (revised)', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 304-10.
Duffield, S & Whitty, SJ 2015, 'Developing a systemic lessons learned knowledge model for organisational learning through projects', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 311-24.
Duffield, S & Whitty, SJ 2016, 'How to apply the Systemic Lessons Learned Knowledge model to wire an organisation for the capability of storytelling', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 429-43.
Whitty, SJ 2005, 'A memetic paradigm of project management', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 575-83.
Darling, EJ & Whitty, SJ 2016, 'The Project Management Office: it’s just not what it used to be', International Journal of Managing Projects in Business.
Research supervisor in the area of:
Business and Management