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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Business Administration,
  • Management (Strategic and Operations),
  • Engineering Management,
  • Project Management,
  • Technology Management,
  • Change Management,
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management,
  • Information Systems,
  • Business Improvement,
  • Process Engineering/Improvement,
  • Quality Assurance,
  • Artificial Intelligence in Business,
  • Tertiary Education,
  • Corporate Training,
  • Software Engineering,
  • Data Sciences,
  • Management Consultancy,
  • Business Analysis,
  • Accounts Management,
  • Stakeholder and Vendor Management,
  • Customer Relationship Management,
  • OD/OB,
  • IT/ICT,
  • and ‘Business and Technology’

Personal profile

Dr. Ali Ahsan specializes in the field of Business and Technology. Dr. Ahsan has extensive managerial and technical experience. Over the years; he had the opportunity of enjoying core strategic positions both within industry and academia. He is a consultant to many well-reputed multinational organizations and has completed major industrial projects. He is a gold medalist and has represented many organizations at many national and international forums. 

Professional Information

Work Experience (Academic):

 

  • Dean - Faculty of Business and Technology [Jan 2017 till 31st of Dec 2019]

(Foundation University www.fui.edu.pk)

Nature of Job: Academic leadership, teaching and research related to the field of Business Administration, IT/ICT, Project Management, Management, Strategic Management, Research Methods, Business and Technical Education, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems and Software Engineering, Data Sciences, Engineering Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and ‘Business and Technology’, academic custodian of statutory bodies, establishment of Business Incubation Center, development of Professional Development Center, development and implementation of Professional Practice Framework and teaching and learning plans, launch of new degree programs, launch of Campus Management System, launch of Student Counselling Center, support development of university's media center, research group management, research project management, teaching practices upgradation, development of learning and teaching systems, advancements of scholarships, attracting external research funding, work integrated learning, supervising students at undergrad/grad/post grad level, attracting students, student motivation, students’ career and general counselling, online classrooms, student engagement, classroom innovations, curriculum development, use of innovation in teaching practices, advancements in educational technologies, people management, distant learning management, accreditations, academic quality assurance including academic audit, student workshop/seminar management, corporate training & consultancy, student/faculty student mentoring and coaching, academic operations management and managing university’s links with external bodies such as government, industry, business and communities, strategic management and human resource development

 

Foundation University has more than 9000+ students and has one of the largest endowment fund and budget in South Asia.

 

  • Professor – Stratford University, USA [May 2016 till date on J1 Visa]

(Stratford University USA www.stratford.edu)

Nature of Job: Teaching (Business Administration, IT/ICT, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Strategic Management, Management, Information Systems, Software Engineering and ‘Business and Technology’) and Research (Related to Big Data and Block Chains primarily)

 

  • Professor (Adjunct) [Jan 2017 till date]

(Center of Advanced Studies in Engineering CASE www.case.edu.pk)

Nature of Job: Adjunct member of the faculty, teaching and research related to Business Administration, Strategic Management, Management (and sub disciplines), Engineering Management (and sub disciplines), Supply Chain Management, OD, OB, IT/ICT, Research Methods, Project and Technology Management, Software Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Information Systems primarily

 

  • Dean (Chairman)- Faculty of Engineering and Management [May 2012 to Jan 2017]

(Center of Advanced Studies in Engineering CASE www.case.edu.pk)

Nature of Job: Academic leadership, teaching and research related to the field of Business Administration, IT/ICT, Project Management, Strategic Management, Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, OD, OB, Research Methods, Engineering Education, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems and Software Engineering, Engineering Management, and ‘Business and Technology’, academic custodian of statutory bodies, establishment of Business Incubation Center, development of Professional Development Center, launch of new degree programs, launch of Campus Management System, launch of Student Counselling Center, support development of university's media center, research group management, research project management, teaching practices upgradation, development of learning and teaching systems, development and implementation of Professional Practice Framework and teaching and learning plans, advancements of scholarships, attracting external research funding, work integrated learning, supervising students at undergrad/grad/post grad level, attracting students, student motivation, students’ career and general counselling, online classrooms, student engagement, classroom innovations, curriculum development, use of innovation in teaching practices, advancements in educational technologies, people management, distant learning management, accreditations, academic quality assurance including academic audit, student workshop/seminar management, corporate training & consultancy, student/faculty student mentoring and coaching, academic operations management and managing university’s links with external bodies such as government, industry, business and communities, strategic management and human resource development

 

CASE University runs one of the largest post graduate degree program in Pakistan in the field of engineering and management.

 

  • Head Cluster- (Department of Software Engineering) [Dec 2010 to Jan 2017]

(Center of Advanced Studies in Engineering CASE www.case.edu.pk)

Nature of Job: Head of Department (Academic Leadership), teaching and research related to Software Engineering/IT, Data Sciences, and Information Systems primarily

 

  • Associate Professor [Jul 2010 to Jan 2017]

(Center of Advanced Studies in Engineering CASE www.case.edu.pk)

Nature of Job: Teaching and research related to field of related to field of Business Administration, IT/ICT, Project Management, Leadership, OD, OB, Strategic Management, Management, Research Methods, Business and Technical Education, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Data Sciences, Engineering Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and ‘Business and Technology’

 

  • Faculty Member (Casual Visiting) [Jun 2014 to May 2015]

(APCOMS www.apcoms.edu.pk)

Nature of Job: Teaching and research related to Project Management, Software Engineering, IT and Information Systems

 

  • Assistant Professor [Jan 2005 to Jul 2010]

(Center of Advanced Studies in Engineering CASE www.case.edu.pk)

Nature of Job: Teaching and research related to field of related to field of Business Administration, IT/ICT, Project Management, Strategic Management, Management, Research Methods, Business and Technical Education, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Data Sciences, Engineering Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and ‘Business and Technology’

 

  • Faculty Member (Casual Visiting) [Aug 2006 to Feb 2007]

(NUST www.nust.edu.pk) EME and NIMS

Nature of Job: Teaching and research related to Engineering Management, Business Administration, Project Management and Management Information System

 

  • Faculty Member (Adjunct) [Recurring from 2002 to 2007]

(CASE www.case.edu.pk )

Nature of Job:Engineering Management, Teaching and research related to Business Administration, Strategic Management, Management (and sub disciplines), Engineering Management (and sub disciplines), Operations and Supply Chain Management, IT/ICT, Research Methods, Project Management, Software Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Information Systems primarily

 

  • Lecturer [Aug 2002 to Dec 2004]

(Foundation University Islamabad – Foundation Institute of Management and Computer Sciences www.fui.edu.pk)

Nature of Job: Teaching and research (related to Project Management, Software Engineering/IT and Information System mainly ORACLE and UML)

 

  • Teaching and Research Associate [Jul 2000 to Jul 2002]

(Foundation University Islamabad – Foundation Institute of Management and Computer Sciences www.fui.edu.pk)

Nature of Job: Teaching and research (related to Project Management, Software Engineering/IT and Information System mainly ORACLE and UML)

 

Work Experience (Industry):

 

  • CEO – WISSEN GROUP [Jul 2009 till date]

(WISSEN GROUP www.wissengroup.com )

Nature of Job: My association with WISSEN Group has a long history and I have taken this business to a whole new level. Over the years; I have undertaken the roles of CEO, Senior Business Analyst, Project Manager, Principal Consultant, Chief Consultant, Business Process Consultant, Consultant and Change Manager at WISSEN GROUP for various assignments. The organization provides consultancy to technology clients from various industrial sectors around the globe. On a broad spectrum, my work has been related to Business Consultancy, Trainings, Vocational trainings, Entrepreneurial Consultancy, Technical Consultancy (related to Information Systems, Software Engineering, Data Sciences, Data Team Management, Software Architecture, Software Designing Etc), Technology Management, Strategic Management, General Management, Team Management, Project Management, Program Management, Risk Management, Process Engineering and Management, Quality Assurance, Change Management, Business Analysis, Stakeholder Management, Requirements Management, Accounts Management, Customer Relationship Management, Portfolio Management, Capacity Building, Planning, Service Delivery, Vendor Selection and Management, Pre Sales support (Business Development), Post-Sales support Etc

Technologies / Project Categories: Wide scale information systems, ICT technologies and softwares
Major Project’s Client Managed: Several large/multinational ICT corporations, several universities, various banks, defense organizations, various manufacturing/trading and service organizations, others…

 

  • Vice Director – R & D [continued to May 2008]

                (ZTE Pakistan www.zte.com.cn )

Nature of Job: Strategic Management of state of art ICT intensive organization, Project/Program of large scale software projects and programs, Product Management, Technology Management, Accounts Management, Customer Relationship Management, Stakeholder Management, Risk Management, Capacity Building, Portfolio Management, Service Delivery, Pre-Sales support (Business Development), Vendor Management, Post-Sales support Etc and management of ICT based systems

Technologies / Project Categories: OFAN, IN, Billing Systems, Mediation Systems, Fraud Management Systems, Business Intelligence, Customer Care System, Receivables Management, ERP (SUPPLY CHAIN), Traffic Analysis, WIMAX, VAS, Intranet, Call Center, Wide scale information systems and telecom technologies

Major Supplier Linkages Managed: Teradata, IBM, DELL, Oracle, Cisco, Others…

Major Project’s Client Managed: PTCL, UFone, Zong (China Mobile), SCO, Paktel, Telenor, PTA, National Telecommunication Corporation, Others…

 

  • Vice Director – Organizational Development & Quality Management, R & D [Promoted and Continued]

 (ZTE Pakistan www.zte.com.cn )

Nature of Job: Management, Management/OD of state of art ICT intensive organization, Change Management, Team Management, Project and Quality Management of large scale software projects and management of ICT based systems

Technologies / Project Categories: OFAN, IN, Billing Systems, Mediation Systems, Fraud Management Systems, Business Intelligence, Customer Care System, Receivables Management, ERP (SUPPLY CHAIN), Traffic Analysis, WIMAX, VAS, Intranet, Call Center, Wide scale information systems and telecom technologies

Major Supplier Linkages Managed: Teradata, IBM, DELL, Oracle, Cisco, Others…

Major Project’s Client Managed: PTCL, UFone, Zong (China Mobile), SCO, Paktel, Telenor, PTA, National Telecommunication Corporation, Others…

 

  • General Manager – Quality Management, R & D [Dec 2004 to promotion]

       (ZTE Pakistan www.zte.com.cn  )

Nature of Job: Management, Operations Management, Quality Management (using CMMI, PMBOK, ISO, BABOK and other standards) of state of art ICT intensive organization, Project Management of large scale software projects and Management of ICT based systems, Process Engineering and Management, Change Management, Team Management, Training Management

Technologies / Project Categories: OFAN, IN, Billing Systems, Mediation Systems, Fraud Management Systems, Business Intelligence, Customer Care System, Receivables Management, ERP (SUPPLY CHAIN), Traffic Analysis, WIMAX, VAS, Intranet, Call Center, Wide scale information systems and telecom technologies

Major Supplier Linkages Managed: Teradata, IBM, DELL, Oracle, Cisco, Others…

Major Project’s Client Managed: PTCL, UFone, Zong (China Mobile), SCO, Paktel, Telenor, PTA, National Telecommunication Corporation, Others…

 

  • Senior Software Engineer [Jul 2002 to Aug 2002]

(Gulfnet Systems Pvt Ltd www.gulfnet.com.pk)

Nature of Job: Object Oriented and Classical Software Engineering, Designing of ERP (SUPPLY CHAIN) using design tools like UML and Ascent and its implementation using Oracle and Developer mainly

 

  • Internee [Jun 2001 to Aug 2001]

(Oratech Systems Pvt Ltd www.ora-tech.com)

Nature of Job: Software Engineering

 

  • Consultant [Apr 2010 to Dec 2011]

(Pakistan Technology Board, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan)

Nature of Job: ICT Governance and Policy Consultancy

 

  • Consultant [Aug 2009 to Jan 2010]

(Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan)

       Nature of Job: Technology Foresight Consultancy

 

  • Trainer / Consultant [Jan 2007 till Jun 2009]

(Leadership and Management Development Associates Pvt Ltd www.lmda.com.pk)

Nature of Job:Management and Consultancy related primarily to Information Systems, Strategic Management, Management, Project Management, Soft skills and Specific Technologies

 

  • Consultant [Jan 2006 to Jan 2007]

(ZTE China www.zte.com.cn)

       Nature of Job: Training and Consultancy

 

 

  • Trainer / Consultant [Recurring]

(Zigron Pvt Ltd www.zigron.com)

Nature of Job: Training on Project Management and related standards and Soft Skills

Publications

[1]        4 publications pending final acceptance, passed review process!

[2]        Research Paper published in PLOS ONE (Impact Factor: 2.776), Volume 12, Issue 11, Pg 1-20, November 2019, ISSN (Online) 1932-6203, Indexed by: Thomson Reuters' Web of Science, PubMed, MEDLINE, PubMed Central, Scopus, Google Scholar, the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), EMBASE, PsycINFO GeoRef, and others. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225669, Available from: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0225669

Topic: Towards successful business process improvement – An extension of change acceleration process model

Co Authors: Maha Syed Ibrahim, Aamer Hanif, Faheem Qaisar Jamal

[3]      Research Paper Published in IEEE Access (Impact Factor: 4.098), Volume 7, Issue 1, Pg 129164-129173, December 2019, ISSN (Print) 2169-3536, ISSN (Online) 2169-3536, Indexed by: Inspec, Ei Compendex, Scopus, EBSCOhost, Google Scholar, and DOAJ. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2939374, Available from: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8824076

Topic: Identifying Control Factors for Business Process Improvement in Telecom Sector Using Taguchi Approach

Co Authors: Maha Syed Ibrahim, Aamer Hanif

[4]      Research Paper Published in Research Paper Published in Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital (ECIIC 2019), May 23-24, 2019, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-912764-18-1, Indexed in: Thomson Reuters' CPCI, Elsevier SCOPUS, Google Books and Google Scholar, and EBSCO among others, Available from: https://books.google.com.pk/books?id=4tidDwAAQBAJ

Topic: Big Data and Analytics: Case Study of Good Governance and Government Power

Co Authors: Raazia Gul

[5]      Research Paper Published in Sindh University Research Journal, Volume 50, Issue 2, Pg 311-314, 2018, ISSN 1813-1743, HEC Recognized (Y-Category), Indexed by: Thomson Reuters, Google Scholar among others, DOI: 10.26692/sujo/2018.06.0052, Available from: http://sujo.usindh.edu.pk/index.php/SURJ/article/view/4486

Topic: Determining Critical Success Factors for Predicting Process Improvement Implementation Success of IT Projects A Case Study of Telecom Industry
Co Authors: Ms Maha Syed Ibrahim

[6]        Research Paper Published in Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology, Volume 38, Issue 2, Pg 275-304, April 2019, p-ISSN: 0254-7821, e-ISSN: 2413-7219, HEC Recognized (X-Category), Indexed by: Web of Science-ESCI, DOAJ, DRJI, Inspec, OAJI, and Ulrichs Global Serial Directory among others, DOI: 10.22581/muet1982.1902.04, Available from: https://publications.muet.edu.pk/index.php/muetrj/article/view/948

Topic: Non-Linear Impact of Organizational Structure on Schedule Management for R&D Project Success: An Ann Approach
Co Authors: Ms Huma Hanif

[7]        Research Paper Published in Journal of Global Information Management (Impact Factor: 0.303), Volume 25, Issue 3, Pg 40-62, 2017, ISSN (Print) 1062-7375, ISSN (Online) 1533-7995, Indexed by: ABDC, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), Google Scholar, ACM Digital Library, INSPEC, JCR, Scopus, Thomson Reuters’ SSCI and SCIE among others, DOI: 10.4018/JGIM.2017070103, Available from: http://www.igi-global.com/article/effective-communication-among-globally-distributed-software-development-teams/181534.

           Topic: Effective Communication among Globally Distributed Software Development Teams: Development of an “Effective Communication” Scale.

           Co Authors: Dr. Muhammad Wasim Bhatti

[8]        Research Paper Published in Journal of Global Information Technology Management (Impact Factor: 0.75), Pg 43-63, 2017, ISSN(Electronic): 2333-6846, ISSN(Print):1097-198X, doi: 10.1080/1097198X.2017.1280303, Volume 20, Issue 1, Available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1097198X.2017.1280303

           Topic: Global Monitoring and Control: A Process Improvement Framework for Globally Distributed Software Development Teams.

           Co Authors: Dr. Muhammad Wasim Bhatti

[9]        Research Paper Published in Review of Managerial Science (Impact Factor 0.814), Pg 649-682, 2015-2016, ISSN(Electronic): 1863-6691, ISSN(Print): 1863-6683, doi: 10.1007/s11846-015-0171-y, Volume 10, Issue 4, Available from: http://www.springer.com/business+%26+management/journal/11846 and http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11846-015-0171-y.

           Topic: Global Software Development: An Exploratory Study of Challenges of Globalization, HRM Practices and Process Improvement

           Co Authors: Mr. M Wasim Bhatti

[10]    Research Paper Published in Journal of Intelligent Systems. ISSN (Online) 2191-026X, ISSN (Print) 0334-1860, DOI: 10.1515/jisys-2015-0016, November 2016, Available from: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jisys.ahead-of-print/jisys-2015-0016/jisys-2015-0016.xml.

           Topic: Comparison of Search-Based Software Engineering Algorithms for Resource Allocation Optimization

           Co Authors: Ms. Nazia Bibi and Mr. Zeeshan Anwar

[11]    Conference Research Paper Selected for Journal of Economics, Business and Management, Volume 5, Number 12 (December 2017), Pg. 366-372, ISSN: 2301-3567, DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2017.5.12.540, Abstracting/Indexing: DOAJ, Engineering & Technology Library, Electronic Journals Library, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, MESLibrary, Google Scholar, Crossref, and ProQuest. Available from: http://www.joebm.com/vol5/540-AM0011.pdf .

 Topic: Disaster-Related Project Management: An Organizational Perspective

           Co Authors: Mr. Ajaz M. Khan and Ms. Sara Siddique

[12]    Conference Research Paper Selected for Journal of Economics, Business and Management, Volume 5, Number 12 (December 2017), Pg. 378-383, ISSN: 2301-3567, DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2017.5.12.542, Abstracting/Indexing: DOAJ, Engineering & Technology Library, Electronic Journals Library, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, MESLibrary, Google Scholar, Crossref, and ProQuest. Available from:http://www.joebm.com/vol5/542-AM0010.pdf .

Topic: Adoption, Implementation and Management of Self-Adaptive and Self-Managing Software Systems in Pakistan

           Co Authors: Mr. Shahbaz Rahim and Ms. Sara Siddique

[13]    Research Paper Published in 2018 International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies (iCoMET), Sukkur, Pakistan, 3-4 March, 2018, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICOMET.2018.8346345 Abstracting/Indexing: IEEE Xplore. Available from: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8346345&isnumber=8346308and https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8346345/
Topic: Requirements Management for Market-Driven Software Products – Key Issues
Co Authors: Ms. Rubina Shaheen and Mr. Zeeshan Anwar

[14]    Research Paper Published in Global Journal of Computer Sciences: Theory and Research, Volume 8, Number 1 (March 2018), Pg. 1-13, ISSN: 2301-2587, Indexed by: Root Indexing, Scientific World Index, Cosmos Impact Factor, Science Library Index, CiteFactor, CrossRef, Scientific Indexing Service (SIS), Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI), International Innovative Journal Impact Factor (IIJIF), Google Scholar, among others, DOI: 10.18844/gjcs.v8i1.3285, Available from: https://sproc.org/ojs/index.php/gjcs/article/view/3285.

Topic: Performance Analysis of Software Maintenance Process using Stochastic Petri Nets

           Co Authors: Mr. Muhammad Nabeel and Mr. Zeeshan Anwar

[15]    Conference Research Paper Selected for International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, ISSN: 2010-0248, Volume 7 Number 6 (Dec. 2016), Article No: 680, DOI: 10.18178/IJIMT, Abstracting/ Indexing: Google Scholar, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Crossref and ProQuest, Electronic Journals Library. Available from: http://www.ijimt.org/list-77-1.html, http://www.ijimt.org/vol7/680-B00016.pdf, http://ijimt.org/vol7/vol7no6-Contents.pdf.

           Topic: Changing Trends in Supplier Evaluation Criteria in Telecom Sector in Pakistan

           Co Authors: Ms. Saima Afzal and Mr. Saad Younus

[16]    Conference Research Paper Selected for International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, ISSN: 2010-0248, Volume 6 Number 2 (Apr. 2015), Article No: 589, DOI: 10.18178/IJIMT, Abstracting/ Indexing: Google Scholar, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Crossref and ProQuest, Electronic Journals Library. Available from: http://www.ijimt.org/list-66-1.html, http://www.ijimt.org/vol6/589-B00017.pdf, http://ijimt.org/vol6/vol6no2-Contents.pdf.

           Topic: Use of Result Based Management (RBM) Framework for Monitoring Projects of Public Sector in Pakistan - A Case Study

           Co Authors: Ms. Maliha Arif and Mr. Muhammad Jubair

[17]    Research Paper Published in Journal of Intelligent Systems, Pg 123-146, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.162, Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.479, ISSN (Online) 2191-026X, ISSN (Print) 0334-1860, DOI: 10.1515/jisys-2014-0152, 2016, Available from: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jisys and http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jisys.ahead-of-print/jisys-2014-0152/jisys-2014-0152.xml.

           Topic: Neuro-Fuzzy Modeling for Multi-Objective Test Suite Optimization

           Co Authors: Mr. Zeeshan Anwar and Cagatay Catal

[18]    Research Paper Published in Int. J. of Software Engineering, IJSE Vol.7 No. 1 January 2014, SSN: 1687-6954, ISSN: 2090-1801, Indexed By: InspecDirect and DOAJ, Available from: http://www.ijse.org.eg/Content/Vol7/No1/Vol7_No1_3.pdf, .

           Topic: Comparative Analysis of MOGA, NSGA-II and MOPSO for Regression Test Suite Optimization

           Co Authors: Mr. Zeeshan Anwar

[19]    Research Paper Published in ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, Volume 39 Issue 1, January 2014, Pages: 1-5, Publication Date: 2014-02-11, Sponsor:  SIGSOFT ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering, Publisher: ACM New York, NY, USA, ISSN: 0163-5948, Indexed by: ACM Digital Library, DBLP, Research Gate, Deep Drive, DOI>10.1145/2557833.2557841, Available from: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2557841, http://www.sigsoft.org/SEN/about.htmlhttp://www.sigsoft.org/SEN/.

           Topic: Exploration and Analysis of Regression Test Suite Optimization

           Co Authors: Mr. Zeeshan Anwar

[20]    Research Paper Published in Journal of Strategy & Performance Management, January 2014. Volume 2, Issue 1, 17-30, ISSN: JSPM, ISSN 2308-7703. (Available from: http://jspm.firstpromethean.com/Home.php, http://jspm.firstpromethean.com/documents/2-17-30.pdf)

           Topic: An Integrated Organizational Knowledge Management Framework (IOKMF) for Knowledge Creation and Usage

           Co Authors: Mr. Adeel Ahmed

[21]    Research Paper Published in HEC Recognized Journal. ‘The Nucleus’. ISSN: 0029-5698, Volume 49, No.2 (2012), Pg 149-153. (Available from: http://www.thenucleuspak.org.pk)

           Topic:  Formal Methods Adaptation In Pakistan’s Software Industry

           Co Authors: Ms. Shafaq Osama And Ms. Samreen Iqbal

[22]    Research Paper Published in HEC Recognized Journal. ‘The Nucleus’. ISSN: 0029-5698, Volume 48, No.3 (2011), Pg 199-212. (Available from: http://www.thenucleuspak.org.pk)

           Topic: Exploration, Analysis and Explanation of ‘Employee Satisfaction’ as an Organization Development and General Improvement Tool for the IT Sector of Pakistan

           Co Authors: Ms. Hina Sohrab Kiani And Ms. Omama Khurshid

[23]    Research Paper Published in HEC Recognized Journal. ‘The Nucleus’. ISSN: 0029-5698, Volume 47, No.2 (2010), Pg 91-123. (Available from: http://www.thenucleuspak.org.pk)

           Topic: Barriers Against Implementing and Managing Quality in IT Industry of Pakistan

           Co Authors: None

[24]    Research Paper Published in ISI Recognized Journal. Extended Version of The Original Research Paper Was Selected For Inclusion In Journal I.E. ‘WSEAS Transactions On Computers’. ISSN: 1109-2750, Issue 6, Volume7, Pg 837-846, June 2008. (Available Through ACM Portal)

           Topic: A Framework To Identify The ‘Motivational Factors’ of Employees; A Case Study of Pakistan IT Industry

           Co Authors: Dr. Ali Sajid And Mr. M Wasim Bhatti

[25]    Research Paper Published in ICEBM 2017, 2017 8th International Conference on Economics, Business and Management, November 17-19, 2017, Townsville, Australia, Contact: icebm@iedrc.org, Available from: http://www.icebm.org, Abstracting/Indexing: CrossRef, Google Scholar, DOI System and ProQuest, Co-sponsored by International Economics Development Research Center (IEDRC, http://www.iedrc.org/) and Journal of Economics, Business and Management (JOEBM, http://www.joebm.com/)

Topic: Disaster-Related Project Management: An Organizational Perspective

           Co Authors: Mr. Ajaz M. Khan and Ms. Sara Siddique

[26]    Research Paper Published in ICEBM 2017, 2017 8th International Conference on Economics, Business and Management, November 17-19, 2017, Townsville, Australia, Contact: icebm@iedrc.org, Available from: http://www.icebm.org, Abstracting/Indexing: CrossRef, Google Scholar, DOI System and ProQuest, Co-sponsored by International Economics Development Research Center (IEDRC, http://www.iedrc.org/) and Journal of Economics, Business and Management (JOEBM, http://www.joebm.com)

Topic: Adoption, Implementation and Management of Self-Adaptive and Self-Managing Software Systems in Pakistan

           Co Authors: Mr. Shahbaz Rahim and Ms. Sara Siddique

[27]    Research Paper Published in 2016 Sixth International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH), Dublin, 24-26 Aug. 2016. INSPEC Accession Number: 16656188, Pg 388-391, DOI: 10.1109/INTECH.2016.7845114, Electronic ISBN: 978-1-5090-2000-3, Avaliable from: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7845114/.
Topic: Exploratory Study to Investigate the Correlation and Contrast between ISO 9001 and CMMI Framework: Context of Software Quality Management

           Co Authors: Mr. Qaiser Ijaz, Ms. Hira Asghar

[28]    Research Paper Published in 14th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), Islamabad, Jan 2017, pp. 456-460. DOI: 10.1109/IBCAST.2017.7868093, Avaliable from: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7868093&isnumber=7868021, Electronic ISSN: 2151-1411, INSPEC Accession Number: 16710004, Publisher: IEEE

           Topic: Design Pattern for Secure Object Oriented Information Systems Development

           Co Authors: Mr. Muhammad Sami Ul Haq, Mr. Zeeshan Anwar and Mr. Hammad Afzal

[29]    Research Paper Published in Fifth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), 03 Mar - 05 Mar 2015, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, IEEE sponsors: United Arab Emirates Section, Other Sponsors: ASQ MENA, IEEE, IEEE UAE SECTION, EMIRATES AIRLINES, Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences (informs), Lawrence Technological University and PROLIM, Available from: www.iieom.org, http://ieomsociety.org/ieom_2015/papers/79.pdf, http://ieomsociety.org/ieom_2015/track25.html, Conference #:34530, Paper ID: 79, Contact: conference@iieom.org.

           Topic: Exploring the Possible Usage of Agile Games in Project Teams’ Productivity

           Co Authors: Mr. Ammar Asghar and Ms. Aamna Shakeel Abbasi

[30]    Research Paper Published in 2014 5th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Science (ICSESS), Date of Conference: 27-29 June 2014, Page(s): 111 – 115, ISSN: 2327-0586, Print ISBN: 978-1-4799-3278-8 INSPEC Accession Number: 14698813, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1432J-CDR, Conference Location : China Hall of Science and Technology, No.3 Fuxing Road ,Haidian Dist, Beijing, China, Beijing, China DOI: 10.1109/ICSESS.2014.6933524, Publisher: IEEE, Conference No: 33127, Sponsored By: IEEE Beijing Section & Beijing University of Technology, Available from: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=33127 and http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6917618.

           Topic: Recommended Configuration Management Practices for Freelance Software Developers

           Co Authors: Chaudry Bilal Ahmad Khan

[31]    Research Paper Published in 9th International Conference on Digital Information Management, Rajabhat University, Phitsanulok, Bangkok, Thailand, September 29th to October 1st 2014, ICDIM 2014, DOI: 10.1109/ICDIM.2014.6991431, Page(s): 226 - 229. Available from:http://www.icdim.org, http://staff.elena.aut.ac.nz/Muhammad-Naeem/iwdm2014/papers.html, http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=34224, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6991431&queryText%3DDigital+Information+Management+.LB.ICDIM.RB.%2C+2014+Ninth+International+Conference+On, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6991431&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D6991431, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6974755, http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jisys.ahead-of-print/jisys-2015-0016/jisys-2015-0016.xml . Sponsored By: IEEE Technology Management Council, Digital Information Research Foundation and DLINE, IEEE Conference No: 34224, Indexed By: IEEE Xplore and DBLP.

           Topic: Project Resource Allocation Optimization using Search Based Software Engineering – A Framework

           Co Authors: Mr. Zeeshan Anwar and Ms. Nazia Bibi

[32]    Book: Antecedents and Subsequent of Technology Diffusion: An Empirical Investigation of IT And Software Organizations, Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (October 31, 2014), Language: English, ISBN-10: 3659565962, ISBN-13: 978-3659565960. Available from: http://www.amazon.com/Antecedents-Subsequent-Technology-Diffusion-Investigation/dp/3659565962/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418206666&sr=1-1

           Co Authors: Ms. Ponam Almas

[33]    Research Paper Published in ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, Volume 39 Issue 2, March 2014, Pages: 1-3, Publication Date: 2014-02-11, Sponsor:  SIGSOFT ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering, Publisher: ACM New York, NY, USA, ISSN: 0163-5948, Indexed by: ACM Digital Library, DBLP, Research Gate, Deep Drive, DOI> 10.1145/2579281.2579291, Available from: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2579291.

           Topic: The Future of Software Engineering: A Survey

           Co Authors: Ms. Nazia Bibi and Mr. Zeeshan Anwar

[34]    Research Paper Published in ICMBM 2014, 2014 International Conference on Marketing, Business and Management, Available from: http://www.icmbm.org, http://www.icmbm.org/history/Prog-2014.pdf, November 20-21, 2014, Milan, Italy, Conference Venue: BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles, Email: icmbm@iedrc.net, Co-sponsored by International Economics Development Research Center (IEDRC, http://www.iedrc.org/ ) and International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research (IPEDR).

           Topic: Use of Result Based Management (RBM) Framework for Monitoring Projects of Public Sector in Pakistan - A Case Study

           Co Authors: Ms. Maliha Arif and Mr. Muhammad Jubair

[35]    Research Paper Published in 17th Multi-Topic Conference (INMIC 2014) organized by the Bahria University, Karachi, December 8th to 10th 2014, IEEE Conference No: 32596, Sponsored By: IEEE, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computer Society, HEC, National ICT R & D Fund and Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan,  2014 IEEE 17th International , Vol., No., PP.155,160, 8-10 Dec. 2014, DOI: 10.1109/INMIC.2014.7097329, Print ISBN: 978-1-4799-5754-5, Available from: http://ieee.inmic.org/, http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=32596, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?reload=true&arnumber=7097329&refinements%3D4241193959%26filter%3DAND%28p_IS_Number%3A7096896%29.

           Topic: Value Based Incremental Software Development

           Co Authors: Mr. Tahir Abbas

[36]    Research Paper Published in ICMBM 2014, 2014 International Conference on Marketing, Business and Management, Available from: http://www.icmbm.org, http://www.icmbm.org/history/Prog-2014.pdf, November 20-21, 2014, Milan, Italy, Conference Venue: BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles, Email: icmbm@iedrc.net, Co-sponsored by International Economics Development Research Center (IEDRC, http://www.iedrc.org/ ) and International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research (IPEDR).

           Topic: Changing Trends in Supplier Evaluation Criteria in Telecom Sector in Pakistan

           Co Authors: Ms. Saima Afzal and Mr. Saad Younus

[37]    Research Paper Published in 2013 6th International Conference on Information Management, Innovation Management and Industrial Engineering, Volume 1, Dated: 23-24 Nov. 2013, Page(s): 509 – 513, Print ISBN: 978-1-4799-3985-5, INSPEC Accession Number: 14028221, Conference Location: Xi'an, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICIII.2013.6702986, Available from: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6702986, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6693656, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6702986, http://www.iciii-conf.org, Proceedings (of ICIII 2013) published by IEEE (IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1320F-PRT/ISBN 978-1-4799-0244-6), Indexing through IEEE Xplore, Ei Compendex.

           Topic: Expertise Based Skill Management Model for Effective Project Resource Allocation Under Stress in Software Industry of Pakistan

           Co Authors: Ms. Nazia Bibi and Mr. Zeeshan Anwar

[38]    Research Paper Published in 16th INMIC 2013 organized by the Department of Electrical Engineering, UET Lahore, in technical collaboration with the IEEE Lahore Section 19-20 December 2013, Page(s): 95 - 100, INSPEC Accession Number: 14079688, Conference Location : Lahore, Digital Object Identifier : 10.1109/INMIC.2013.6731331, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP13519-ART, ISBN: 978-1-4799-3043-2, Available from: http://www.inmic.org.pk/index.html, http://www.inmic.org.pk/INMIC2013_TentativeProgramme_Final.pdf, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=06731331, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6717191#TitleHist, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6731331, http://www.iciii-conf.org.

           Topic: Multi-Objective Regression Test Suite Optimization with Fuzzy Logic

           Co Authors: Mr. Zeeshan Anwar

[39]    Research Paper Published in 2012 IEEE International Technology Management Conference (IEEE ITMC 2012), Managing Technology During a Business Recovery, Omni Hotel Convention Center, Dallas, TX, USA, Session: Knowledge and Opportunity Recognition in Technology Management, June 24-June 27, 2012, Submission Number: 27, http://ieee-itmc.org, Indexed by INSPEC, Elsevier’s Ei index, and ISI/Thomson Reuters’ SCI, SSCI and ISTP services, Metadata and Full Text will be Indexed by Google, Google Scholar, And Scitopia. IEEE’s Xplore/IEL database, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6297596, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ITMC.2012.6306391, Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 345 – 350, Reference Available from: https://conf.papercept.net/conferences/conferences/ITMC12/program/ITMC12_ContentListWeb_3.html#wa2_02.

           Topic: Using T-QAAT for Comparison of Quality Management Practices in Telecom Industry (A Comparative Case Study of Telecom Organizations of Pakistan)

           Co Authors: Ms. Khurram Khurshid Abbasi

[40]    Research Paper Published in IEEE International Conference on Information Management, Innovation Management and Industrial Engineering (ICIII-2012), Sanya Tianze Beach Resort
Sanya, China, http://www.iciii-conf.org, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=06339724, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/search/searchresult.jsp?newsearch=true&queryText=Recommended+Cultural+and+Business+Practices+for+Project+Based+Software+Organization+of+Pakistan+for+Supporting+Restructuring+of+Functional+Organization+for+Implementing+Agile+Based+Development+Framework+in+Software+Projects&tag=1 Indexed by EI Compendex, Published by IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services (CPS), http://www.computer.org, Conference No: 20780, Sponsored by Hong Kong Section TMC Chapter, Issue Date: 20-21 Oct. 2012, On page(s): 16 – 20, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICIII.2012.6339685. Published by IEEE (IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1220F-PRT, ISBN: 978-1-4673-1930-0), Indexing through Ei Compendex and other database.

           Topic: Recommended Cultural and Business Practices for Project Based Software Organization of Pakistan for Supporting Restructuring of Functional Organization for Implementing Agile Based Development Framework in Software Projects

           Co Authors: Ms. Ghazia Zaineb and Mr. Bassam Shaikh

[41]    Research Paper Published in IEEE International Conference on Information Management, Innovation Management and Industrial Engineering (ICIII-2011), Convention Center, Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China, http://www.iciii-conf.org, Indexed by EI Compendex, ACM Digital Library, Published by IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services(CPS), http://www.computer.org, Issue Date: 26-27 Nov. 2011, On page(s): 462 – 465, Print ISBN: 978-1-61284-450-3, INSPEC Accession Number: 12462343, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICIII.2011.392, Date of Current Version: 29 December 2011.

           Topic: Procurement Concerns In Software Organization for Software Acquisition in Pakistan; A Perspective of CMMI Version 1.3 for Acquisition

           Co Authors: Ms. Ghazia Zaineb and Ms. Rakshanda Rehman

[42]    Research Paper Published in IEEE The 17th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Xiamen, P.R. China, October 29th to 31st, 2010. IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1016G-PRT, ISBN: 978-1-4244-6481-4. Conference proceedings are indexed by both EI Compendex and ISTP.

           Topic: The Rise and Fall of R & D Center’s ‘Quality Management Department’ of a Major ICT Based Chinese Organization in Pakistan: An Exploratory, Explanatory and Analytical Case Study of Core Reason of Rise and Fall and Corresponding Soft Benefits and Dis-benefits for The Overall Organization

           Co Authors: None

[43]    Research Paper Published in IEEE The 17th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Xiamen, P.R. China, October 29th to 31st, 2010. IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1016G-PRT, ISBN: 978-1-4244-6481-4. Conference proceedings are indexed by both EI Compendex and ISTP.

           Topic: Investigation and Discovery of Core Issues Concerning Requirements Elicitation in Information Technology Industry and Corresponding Remedial Actions (An Inductive Case Study of Pakistan’s IT Industry)

           Co Authors: Mr. Imran Ashraf

[44]    Research Paper Published in IEEE The 17th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Xiamen, P.R. China, October 29th to 31st, 2010. IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1016G-PRT, ISBN: 978-1-4244-6481-4. Conference proceedings are indexed by both EI Compendex and ISTP.

           Topic: Scrum Adoption, Acceptance and Implementation (A Case Study of Barriers in Pakistan’s IT Industry and Mandatory Improvements)

           Co Authors: Mr. M Jamil Akhtar and Mr. Waqas Zafar Sadiq

[45]    Research Paper Published in The 5th International Symposium on Management, Engineering and Informatics: MEI 2009 in the Context of The 13th Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2009, July 10th - 13th, 2009 – Orlando, Florida, USA.

           Topic: Impact of Discrepancies in Effective Written Communication on Organizational Quality of Geographically Dispersed Software Organizations in Software Industry of Pakistan

           Co Authors: Mr. Adnan Akram

[46]    Research Paper Published in 4th International Symposium on Management, Engineering and Informatics: MEI 2008 in The Context of The 12th Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2008 June 29th - July 2nd, 2008 – Orlando, Florida, USA: MEI 2008, June 29th - July 2nd, 2008 – Orlando, Florida, USA.

           Topic: Operational Barriers to Transfer of Technology for Large Scale IT Based Organizations from China To Pakistan

           Co Authors: None

[47]    Research Paper Published in Pakistan’s 1st National Conference on Quality Assurance in Education.

           Topic: TQM In Higher Education In Pakistan

           Co Authors: Dr. Ali Sajid

[48]    Research Paper Published In 11th QMOD Conference Organized at Lunds University, Campus Helsingborg, Sweden from 20th August 2008 to 22nd August 2008 (Http://Www.Ch.Lu.Se/Qmod).

           Topic: Exploring ‘Employee Satisfaction’ as A Quality and Productivity Enhancement Tool for IT Sector of Pakistan

           Co Authors: Dr. Ali Sajid, Ms. Hina Sohrab Kiani and Ms. Omama Khurshid

[49]    Research Paper Published in 7th WSEAS International Conference on Software Engineering, Parallel and Distributed Systems (SEPADS '08) Held in University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK from February 20th to February 22nd, 2008. Proceeding Published by WSEAS Press, ISBN: 978-960-6766-42-8, ISSN: 1790-5117. (Available Through ACM Portal).

           Topic: Required Level of Motivation to Revitalize the Workforce in Software Industry of Pakistan

           Co Authors: Dr. Ali Sajid And Mr. M Wasim Bhatti

[50]    Research Paper Published in 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2008, June 29th - July 2nd, 2008 – Orlando, Florida, USA.

           Topic: Supervisory Divergence between South Asian & Chinese Middle Management Standpoint and Its Operational, Motivational & Unconstructive Long Term Significant Consequence in Technical Organizations in South Asia

           Co Authors: Dr. Ali Sajid

[51]    Research Paper Published in IEEE International Engineering Management Conference, A Strategic View of Engineering and Technology Management Held at St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador Canada. The CoOrganized by IEEE Engineering Management Society, IEE Management Professional Network, IEEE Newfoundland & Labrador Section and IEEE Canada. The Conference IEEE Catalog Number is 05ch37681c and ISBN Number is 0-7803-9140-3.

           Topic: Managing Social Values & Hi-Tech Corporate Practices in South Asia through Better Understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility

           Co Authors: Dr. Ali Sajid

Creative Works

MSc / PhD Thesis Supervision: 

  • Currently supervising 11 doctoral and 5 Masters students.
  • 2 PhD and 45 Masters students have completed their degrees under my supervision.
  • Joint supervision of over 30 doctoral students.
  • Joint supervision of over 90 Masters students.
  • 74 undergrad students completed their final projects under my supervision.

 

  • Titles of MS/ PhD Thesis supervised solely:
  1. Development of a Process Improvement Framework for Globally Distributed Software Development Teams [Student: Muhammad Wasim Bhatti, Doctorate Thesis]
  2. Antecedents and Subsequences of Technology Diffusion: An Empirical investigation of IT and Software Organizations in Pakistan [Student: Ponam Almas]
  3. Aligning Technology Foresight Pakistan 2025: Issues and Challenges [Student: Badar Minhas]
  4. Descriptive, Observatory and Empirical Analysis of Contributory Imperative Factors for Successful Change Management at Subdivision Level of Power Distribution Companies of Pakistan [Student: Muhammad Zubair]
  5. Leaning for Diminution of Software Development Process Artifacts: A Perspective of Enhancing Value through Agility [Student: Ghazia Zaineb]
  6. Aligning Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Curriculum in Pakistan for Fostering Entrepreneurial Culture (An Exploratory and Explanatory Case Study of Selected Universities of Punjab) [Student: Qurat Ul Ain]
  7. Extending the Project Management Body of Knowledge to Telecom Managed Services Projects [Student: Khurram Khurshid Abbasi]
  8. Assessing IT Adoption Attitude of Employees in a Development Country: A Study from Pakistan Public Sector Organizations [Student: Hazrat Jan]
  9. Neuro-Fuzzy Modeling Based Regression Test Suite Optimization [Student: Zeeshan Anwar]
  10. Guidelines for Alignment of Enterprise Environment Factors Suitable for Implementing SCRUM in Project Based Software Organizations of Pakistan [Student: Shahbaz]
  11. A Pragmatic Framework: Empirical Search Based Software Engineering (SBSE) to Optimize Resource Allocation for Software Projects [Student: Nazia Bibi]
  12. Optimum QIF using Organizational Process Focus KPA of CMMI Level 3 for Instant Quality Enhancement of Mid Sized Software Houses in Pakistan [Student: Fazaila Ilyas]
  13. Boosting Manufacturing Sector of Pakistan through the Partnership of SMEs in Internationally Accepted Supply Chain (An Exploratory, Explanatory and Analytical Study of Possibilities and Tribulations) [Student: Muhammad Rafid Mahmood]
  14. Exploration, analysis and explanation of barriers to management / maintenance of M-2 motorway. A study of causal analysis of core issues and non-conformances. [Student: Muhammad Anwaar]
  15. Value Based Software Development Using the Principles of Software Economics. [Student: Mr. Tahir Abbas]
  16. Problem Based Systematic Guidelines For Selection of Software Architecture Optimization Solution. [Student: Mahreen Sharif]
  17. Impact of Bloom’s Taxonomy Teaching Methodology on The Project Manager Competencies at Workplace. [Student: Mahnaum Maqsood]
  18. Study and Analysis of Software Maintenance Process Using Stochastic Petri Nets. [Student: Muhammad Nabeel]
  19. Business Process Reengineering through Business Intelligence: A Case Study of Teradata. [Student: Syeda Farwa Zafar Naqvi]
  20. Impact of Architecture Configuration on Software ‘Reliability and Performance’ Estimation. [Student: Umer Farooq Afridi]
  21. Exploration and Analysis of Mental Models Utility for User Experience Design. [Student: Mariha Anwar]
  22. An Upper-Case Methodology Companion for Structured Analysis of Software Design. [Student: Syed Muhammad Shoab]
  23. Changing Trends in Supplier Evaluation Criteria in Telecom Industry in Pakistan [Student: Saad Younus]
  24. Project Management Organizational Commitment (A Case Study of Pakistan’s Software Industry) [Student: Bilal Nawaz]
  25. Customer Churn Management: A Taxonomical Study of the Pre-Existential Churn Management Frameworks deployed in the Telecom Sector of Pakistan [Student: Ovais Mughal]
  26. Personal Competency Assessment and Competence Building Technique - A Study of Pakistan’s Undergraduate Level Project Management Scholars [Student: Sara Siddique]
  27. Disaster Related Project Management an Organizational Perspective [Student: Ajaz Khan]
  28. A Comprehensive Engineering Management Based Analysis – Case Study, Rawalpindi – Islamabad Metro Bus Project [Student: Babar Wazarat]
  29. Formal Methods Based Functional Requirements Validation Model for Web Engineering [Student: Kashif Sardar]
  30. Adoption, Implementation and Management of Self-Adaptive & Self-Managing Software Systems in Pakistan [Student: Muhammad Shahbaz Rahim]
  31. Quality of OSS Security Tools: An Empirical Investigation [Student: Saima Anis]
  32. Blockchains And Its Implications on Software Engineering Discipline [Student: Faisal Shams]
  33. Enhancement and Evaluation of Program Slicing Based Detection of Equivalent Mutants [Student: Sohaib Danish]
  34. Sustainable Development in Cement Industry of Pakistan, A Case Study [Student: Azhar Hussain]
  35. Assessing Possibilities of Usage of Emotional Intelligence Theory in Requirement Gathering Process in Software Projects [Student: Fakhira Batool]
  36. Mapping of Project Manager Competences with Project Complexity: A case study of IT Sector of Pakistan [Student: Faisal Waheed]
  37. Design Pattern for Secure Object Oriented Information System Development [Student: Muhammad Samiul Haq]
  38. Possible Applications of Blockchain in Pakistan [Student: Syed Qayum Khan]
  39. Energy Conservation Opportunities in Fertilizer Plants of Pakistan [Student: Muhammad Umer Bashir]
  40. Assessing Improvement Opportunities in Vocational Training Based HRD Interventions for FWO [Student: Ejaz Hussain]
  41. A Comparative Study of Core Competencies of Energy Efficient Datacenters on Performance in Pakistan IT Industry [Student: Atif Qureshi]
  42. Critical Factors Causing Scope Creep in ERP Implementation: A Case Study of Pakistani Telecom Industry [Student: Umar Farooq]
  43. Impact of Crashing on Cost & Timeline of Construction Projects in Pakistan (Case Study of Selected High Rise Buildings) [Student: Faheem Mushtaq]
  44. Exploring Usage of Big Data and Blockchain [Student: Abdul Wahab Tahir]
  45. The Impact of Organizational Structure on the Success of ICT Transformation in Telecommunication Sector of Pakistan [Student: Muhammad Omer Khan]
  46. Impact of Crowdsourcing on New Product Success, Moderating roles of Extrinsic Motivation and Technological Turbulence (A case of Telecom Industry of Pakistan) [Student: Muhammad Umer Talha]
  47. Impact of Organizational Structure on the Schedule Management of R&D Projects [Student: Huma Hanif, Doctorate Thesis]
  48. Critical Success Factors Based Robust Design for BPI Implementation of Technology Oriented Projects for Telecom Industry [Student: Maha Syed Ibrahim, Doctorate Thesis]
  • Titles of Doctoral Research Thesis (in progress) being supervised solely:
  1. Knowledge-Based Performance Drivers for Labour Productivity in Small and Medium Engineering Enterprises - A Case Study of Pakistan
  2. Project Knowledge Transfer Framework (PKTF) for Improving Competencies of Project Managers in Developing Countries
  3. Social Network Analysis for Employee Retention in Telecom Sector of Pakistan
  4. Mining Crowd Sourcing Repositories for Open Innovation in Software Engineering

 Conference Speakers/Technical Reviewer: 

  • Speaker in several conferences held by ETISALAT, PTCL, IEEE, NUST, CASE, FUI, American Embassy (Pak), CAE-NUST, IIIS and others.
  • Invited and attended group discussion conducted by Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Kingdom of Bahrain on the occasion of Bahrain Pakistan Business Forum under kind visit of His Majesty King Hammad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • Member Technical Review Committee ICQI 2014, Pakistan’s 13th International Convention on Quality Improvement. [Available From: http://piqc.edu.pk/icqi-2014/int.php]
  • Technical Reviewer for ‘The Nucleus’. ISSN: 0029-5698, ‘Technical Journal UET Taxila’. ISSN: 2313-7770 (Online), 1813–1786 (Print) and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, ISSN: 0018-9391 and IEEE Engineering Management Review.
  • Reviewer for ‘Technical Journal, UET Taxila, ISSN 2313-7770 (Online), ISSN: 1813–1786 (Print)’.
  • Editor for ‘Technical Journal, UET Taxila, ISSN 2313-7770 (Online), ISSN: 1813–1786 (Print)’.
  • Speaker at “The International Conference for Energy, Environment and Commercial Civilization”, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, Oct 2015. Presentation Title: Power Crisis in Pakistan and it’s Socio-Cultural Effects.
  • Participated in “South Asian Colloquium on Doctoral Programs Issues and Challenges in South Asian Context”, SACDOC 2016. 
  • Invitation delegate for 6th ICoBM at NUST Business School, 26-27 October 2016.
  • Member Editorial Board, BJMT, [Available From: https://www.bahria.edu.pk/bjmt/editorial-board/], Bahria University.
  • Member Editorial Board, Journal of Strategy and Performance Management, [Available From: http://jspm.firstpromethean.com/Home.php ].
  • Participated as panelist in 3rd Deans and Directors Conference arranged by NBEAC, HEC.
  • Participated as panelist in 4th Deans and Directors Conference arranged by NBEAC, HEC.
  • Session Chair, PhD Multidisciplinary Conference at Bahria University Islamabad, 18th and 19th of April, 2017.
  • Participant of conference at American Center Islamabad based on ‘US Public Diplomacy in Muslim Countries’
  • Reviewer for ‘IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management’, ISSN 0018-9391.
  • Session Chair for Emerging Challenges for Organizations in Developing Economies (ECODE) at Bahria University Islamabad, 15th and 16th of October, 2018.
  • Participated in 2nd PEC Deans International Conference of Engineering Institutions, 14th and 15th of October 2019.
  • Participated in Seminar, Pakistan’s Quest for Security and Stability, Arranged by Center of Aerospace & Security Studies, 16th of October 2019.

Curricula Developed:

  1. Master of Science in Management at CASE University
  2. PhD Management at CASE University
  3. Master of Science in Management at Foundation University
  4. PhD Management at Foundation University
  5. Bachelor of Business Studies at Foundation University
  6. Bachelor of Business Administration at Foundation University
  7. Bachelor of Business Administration at CASE University
  8. Bachelor of Business Administration at National University of Science and Technology
  9. Bachelor of Business Administration at Lahore School of Management
  10. Master of Business Administration at Foundation University
  11. Master of Business Administration at CASE University
  12. Master of Business Administration at National University of Science and Technology
  13. Master of Business Administration at Lahore School of Management
  14. Master of Science in Technology Management at Foundation University
  15. Master of Science in Commerce at Foundation University
  16. Master of Science in Marketing at Foundation University
  17. Master of Science in Human Resource Management at Foundation University
  18. Master of Science in Finance at Foundation University
  19. Master of Science (MPhil) in Economics at Foundation University
  20. Master of Science in Project Management at Foundation University
  21. Master of Science in Project Management at CASE University
  22. Master of Science in Supply Chain Management at Foundation University
  23. Master of Science in EM (Supply Chain Management) at CASE University
  24. Master of Science in Engineering Management at CASE University
  25. PhD Engineering Management at CASE University
  26. Master of Science in Engineering Management at Foundation University
  27. PhD Engineering Management at Foundation University
  28. Master of Science in Engineering Management at Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information
  29. Curricula policy guidelines for Master of Science in Engineering Management for Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
  30. Curricula policy guidelines for PhD Engineering Management for Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
  31. Master of Science in Economics at Foundation University
  32. Bachelor and Master Level, Software Engineering and IT Programs at Stratford University, USA
  33. Bachelor of Science in Computer Software Engineering at Foundation University Islamabad
  34. Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences at Foundation University Islamabad
  35. Bachelor of Computer Science at CASE University
  36. Master of Science in Business Information Systems at Foundation University
  37. Master of Science in Software Engineering at CASE University
  38. Master of Science in Computer Engineering at CASE University
  39. Master of Science in Information Security at CASE University
  40. Master of Science in Computer Science at CASE University
  41. Master of Science in Computer Science at Foundation University Islamabad
  42. 4-year integrated BS at Foundation University Islamabad
  43. Vocational Curricula development at WISSEN Group for various programs vocational, technical and training programs
  44. Member Board of Studies, Department of Civil Engineering, International Islamic University, Islamabad
  45. Member Board of Studies, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information
  46. Member Board of Studies, Lahore School of Management
  47. Member Board of Studies, NUST Business School
  48. Member Board of Studies, Department of Software Engineering, Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 

Academic Audit Experience: 

  • RUBRIC based audit conducted for International Islamic University as part of HEC AIC member.
  • RUBRIC based audit conducted for IQRA National University as Chairman Review Committee from NBEAC.
  • RUBRIC based audit conducted for COMSATS University as part of HEC AIC member.
  • RUBRIC based mentorship conducted for COMSATS VEHARI University.
  • RUBRIC based mentorship conducted for MUST University.
  • RUBRIC based audit conducted for Foundation University as part of Management.
  • HEC’s Institutional Performance Evaluation audit conducted for LUMS, 9th to 11th of October, 2018.
  • RUBRIC based audit conducted for FAST-NU Lahore as part of HEC AIC member. [Available From: http://nbeac.org.pk/index.php/meeting-events/25/event_details#.VVWtDLmeDGc

Expertise in Industrial Standards: 

High level professional expertise and knowledge of PMBOK, BABOK, Prince 2, CMMI, PCMM, Balanced Score Card, PMP, SWEBOK, SDLC, Agile Management, PMI Program Management, ITIL, ISTQB, SCRUM, TQM, OD, LEAN Methods and Project Management Competency Development (PMCD), ISO and other standards 

Expertise in Educational Standards: 

High level professional expertise and knowledge of Washington Accord, OBE, ABET, Blooms Taxonomy, Digital Blooms Taxonomy and Revised Blooms Taxonomy. 

Social Responsibility: 

  • Initiated and leading ZAFAR SHAMIM SCHOLARSHIP Program for needy students. See: http://www.wissengroup.com/ZAFAR-SHAMIM.html
  • Trainer for several universities, organizations and nonprofit institutions.
  • Career counselling services for students worldwide. 

Memberships: 

  • American Society of Engineering Management
  • Historic member of CASE-SEECS corporate advisory committee
  • CMMI, SEI USA
  • IIIS, USA
  • IEEE, USA
  • IIBA
  • PMI

Awards/Certificates (Academic/Non-academic):

  • Several certificates and awards received as senior member of regulatory bodies
  • Several certificates and awards received from various universities and educational institutes
  • Several certificates and awards received for corporate consultancy services

Training and Consultancy Services Conducted:

Over the course of last 15 years, Dr. Ahsan has provided trainings to the following organizations (but not limited to):

  • Mobilink (Orascom Telecom, VEON)
  • Telenor
  • UFone
  • ZTE Corporation
  • Huawei
  • Nokia Siemens
  • Alcatel Lucent
  • Ericson
  • Enercon
  • PTCL
  • Zong (China Mobile)
  • Warid Telecom International
  • SCO
  • Teradata
  • IBM
  • Leadership and Management Development Associates Pvt Ltd
  • NESCOM
  • NDC
  • AWC
  • INSTAPHONE
  • WATEEN
  • Zigron Pvt Ltd
  • IBM
  • Paktel
  • PTA
  • Various Universities
  • Several defense-based organizations, banks, manufacturing, service and trading organizations

The broader areas of training have been (but not limited to):

  • Engineering Management/Management and sub/related disciplines
  • Business and sub/related disciplines
  • Project management and sub/related disciplines
  • ICT management and sub/related disciplines
  • Software Engineering and Information Systems
  • Other purely technical trainings

Workshops/Certifications/Trainings Undertaken:

  • Sponsored by TORRENS University:
    • Our Culture: The Laureate Movement
    • Here for Good: The Laureate Code of Conduct and Ethics
    • Faculty Harassment Prevention and Appropriate Behavior
  • Sponsored by WISSEN Group:
    • Diploma in Agile Project Management
    • Diploma in Supply Chain Management
    • Diploma in Scrum
    • Diploma in Project Management using PMBOK
    • Diploma in Prince 2
    • Business Process Reengineering
    • Diploma in BABOK
    • ITIL
    • ISTQB
    • Diploma in Management of Technical Organization and Practices
    • PMCD
    • Diploma in SWEBOK
    • Software Maintenance and Technology Transfer
    • Understanding Managed Services
    • Soft Skills Workshop
    • Understanding Customers in a Multicultural Environment
    • Advanced Diploma in Total Quality Management
    • Understanding Six Sigma
    • Train the Trainer
    • Software Configuration Management
    • MS Project
    • Primavera
    • Diploma in Contract Management
    • Object Oriented and Classical Software Architecture Methods
    • UML
    • Balanced Score Card
    • Organization Development
  • Sponsored by ZTE:
    • Introduction to CMMI (2.5 Credit Hour), By CMMI Lead Auditor, CMU, SEI U.S.A.
    • Appraisal Team Member Training, by CMMI Lead Auditor, CMU, SEI U.S.A.
    • Appraisal Team Head, CMMI.
  • Sponsored by Torrens University:
    • Our Culture: The Laureate Movement
    • Blackboard
    • Code of Conduct and Ethics
    • Ethics & Compliance Training
    • Embracing Change: Overcoming Challenges in Education
    • Faculty Harassment Prevention and Appropriate Behavior
    • IT Security
    • Academic On Boarding Program
  • Others:
    • Pentaho (Jun 2016 at Stratford university).
    • Student Engagement “Modelling and Multi Model Teaching” (Jun 2016 at Stratford university)
    • Moodle (an Open-source learning platform (Moodle.org) primarily focusing on the concept of student engagement)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

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Research Output

  • 53 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 22 Article
  • 19 Conference contribution
  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Other contribution

Big data and analytics: Case study of good governance and government power

Gul, R. & Ahsan, A., 1 Jan 2019, Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital, ECIIC 2019. Sargiacomo, M. (ed.). Academic Conferences Limited, p. 128-134 7 p. (Proceedings of the European Conference on Intellectual Capital; vol. 2019-May).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Identifying Control Factors for Business Process Improvement in Telecom Sector Using Taguchi Approach

    Ibrahim, M. S., Hanif, A. & Ahsan, A., 2019, In : IEEE Access. 7, p. 129164-129173 10 p., 8824076.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Towards successful business process improvement – An extension of change acceleration process model

    Ibrahim, M. S., Hanif, A., Jamal, F. Q. & Ahsan, A., Nov 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 11, e0225669.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Towards successful business process improvement–An extension of change acceleration process model

    Ibrahim, M. S., Hanif, A., Jamal, F. Q. & Ahsan, A., 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 11

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle