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Xiaojin Wang, PhD

Kunming, Yunnan Province, China
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Xiaojin Wang, Ph.D, PMP
, is a professor of project management at Yunnan University in Southwestern China; he is also a project management trainer and consultant. He started his project management career at a large civil project in 1983. After 13 years of practicing project management, he went to RMIT University in Australia to study the Master course of project management in 1996. From 1998 to 2001, he completed a Ph.D., researching the topic “Project Management Culture”. In November 2001, his research paper “Dimensions and Current Status of the Project Management Culture” won the PMI Educational Foundation International Student Paper of the Year Award.

In 2002, he joined Yunnan University to teach project management. It is the year of 2002 when Yunnan University launched the post-graduate (Master’s Degree) program in project management. Yunnan University was founded in 1922. It is one of the earliest comprehensive universities in Southwest China. He is the author of 20 project management books (In Chinese), for example, “Project Management Methodology”, “Dr. Wang’s Guide to PMP® Exam”, and “Creating Original Values through Projects". He is also the author of many project management papers/articles, for example, “Project Management: From Traditional to Agile Approach”. Five of his academic papers were published in the Project Management Journal and International Journal of Project Management.

For Prof Wang, project management is not merely a career, but a way of life. His bond with project management has lasted so long that it seems to have penetrated every corner of his life. Project management way of thinking enabled him to form the habit of running and helps him deal with almost everything. He started outdoor running at the age of 53 in 2015. By doing projects to develop and maintain his capabilities, he has extended his single running distance from 5 kilometers to 10 kilometers to 20 kilometers and to 30 kilometers. He now performs a 30-kilometer run every week. The running exercise is very good for his health.

Prof Xiaojin Wang can be contacted at xjwa

Profile created 7 July 2020

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