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Dr. Masoud Aghajani

Lecturer - Project Management
School of Engineering and Technology
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Dr Masoud Aghajani is a Lecturer in Project Management in School of Engineering and Technology. He graduated from the University of Tehran - Iran specialising chemical engineering in 2000. Later, he received his Master of chemical engineering (honour) from Shiraz University - Iran in 2002. He started his career as an oil & gas project engineer continued the path to project manager level. During this time, he successfully coordinated and managed some engineering, procurement and construction projects in the oil & gas industry. After moving to Australia, Masoud pursued a career in academia by completing his MBA at Deakin University and then a PhD in project management at RMIT University. .Throughout his academic career, Masoud has collaborated with several universities such as La Trobe University, Deakin University and RMIT in various capacities including teaching, course design and research. Masoud is an internationally recognised project management professional (PMP).

Masoud's research areas of interest include project and portfolio management in general. Especially, he is also passionate about research in agile method implementation and adoption, large scale agile frameworks and practices and organisational agility.

Universities Studied At

  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (BaCHE) - University of Tehran (Iran)
  • Master of Chemical Engineering (MsCHE) - Shiraz university (Iran)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Deakin University (Australia)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - RMIT University (Australia)


  • RTP scholarship for PhD studies

Previous teaching

  • Business project management (2016-2019)
  • Agile project management (2018-2019)
  • Project leadership (2018-1019)
  • Information systems in practice (2017-2018)
  • Applied business project - capstone (2018)
  • Business IT project (2016)

Professional Memberships

  • Member: Project management institute (PMI)
  • Member: Project management institute (PMI) - WA Chapter

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4609 Information Systems
  • 1503 Business and Management

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Research Interests
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Business and Management not elsewhere classified
project management, portfolio management, agile methods, agile scale-up

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Business Information Systems

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Innovation and Technology Management

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