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Amaral Feris, Marco Antonio Dr.

Lecturer in Operations

  • Faculty of Business
  • School of Management, Operations and Marketing

Overview


Dr Amaral Féris has a PhD in Project Management, MSc in Computer Science, GCertBus,BCompSc and Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt certifications. His research is focused on program/project management, decision support systems and continuous improvement.

During 28 years, Dr Amaral Féris managed programs and projects in distinct types of industries (defence─AEL/Elbit Systems, education─ANU, R&D─Hewlett-Packard, IT and manufacture─Dell Computers, and industrial automation─Altus). Dr Amaral Féris started his academic career in 2016 at Cranfield University and Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

Currently, he is a Lecturer in Operations at University of Wollongong, Program Director of the MSc in Project Management, Subject Coordinator of OPS 935, OPS 936 and OPS 939, and Undergraduate Academic Advisor in Supply Chain Management. In 2020 he is lecturing OPS 935, OPS 936, OPS 939, OPS 216 (Operations Management at PSB Academy in Singapore) and ECTE350 (Engineering Design and Management 3 as a guest lecturer).

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2017 QPLAN: Decision support for evaluating planning quality in software development projects
    Published in   Decision Support Systems

Research Overview


  • Dr Amaral Féris research interests include program management, decision support systems and process improvement.

    His goal is to help managers in taking better decisions through an interdisciplinary study that involves:

    a) Dual process theory, which aims to explain the decision-making process from the view of decision makers through two distinct systems of thinking: System 1 (intuitive, emotional, fast and unconscious) and System 2 (reasoned, logical, controlled operations, slow and conscious);

    b) Behavioral science, which aims to explain or predict human and organisational behaviour;

    c) Design Science Research (DSR), a complementary approach to behaviour science that aims to extend the boundaries of human and organisational capabilities though the creation of new and innovative artefacts;

    d) Planning-performance theory, which suggests a positive impact of planning formality on financial performance;

    e) One size does not fit all;, because each project should be managed according to its characteristics; and

    f) Knowledge management, which aims to capture, retain and share the knowledge acquired in each project for improving planning quality of subsequent projects.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2017

    Published In
    Decision Support Systems
    Volume
    96
    Pages
    92 - 102
    ISSN
    0167-9236
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2017

    Published In
    Handbook of Research on Strategic Alliances and Value Co-Creation in the Service Industry
    Publisher
    United States: Business Science Reference
    Pages
    259 - 283
    ISBN
    9781522520849
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    33rd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Wicked Solutions to Wicked Problems: The challenges facing management research and practice
    Page
    p. 1229
    2017

    Published In
    Proceedings of the R&D Management Conference
    Pages
    1 - 21
    2012

    Published In
    IX Seminário de Gerenciamento de Projetos do PMI-RS
    Pages
    1 - 8
    2009

    Published In
    HP TechCon
    2008

    Published In
    HP TechCon

Presentations


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Program & Project Management
    • Decision Support Systems
    • Knowledge Management
    • Process Improvement

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Lecturer in Operations, School of Management, Operations and Marketing, University of Wollongong (UOW), 2018
    Lecturer in Programme and Project Management, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, 2016-2018
    Tutor in Project Management and International Business, Research School of Management, Australian National University (ANU), 2010-2011
    Tutor in project Management, Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), 2010

Keywords


  • Decision support tool; Dual process theory; Planning quality; Software projects; Hardware projects; Planning-performance theory; Knowledge management; Innovation.

Full Name


  • Dr. Marco Antonio Amaral Féris

Mailing Address


  • 40.G06a, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong

    Northfields Avenue

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2017 QPLAN: Decision support for evaluating planning quality in software development projects
    Published in   Decision Support Systems

Research Overview


  • Dr Amaral Féris research interests include program management, decision support systems and process improvement.

    His goal is to help managers in taking better decisions through an interdisciplinary study that involves:

    a) Dual process theory, which aims to explain the decision-making process from the view of decision makers through two distinct systems of thinking: System 1 (intuitive, emotional, fast and unconscious) and System 2 (reasoned, logical, controlled operations, slow and conscious);

    b) Behavioral science, which aims to explain or predict human and organisational behaviour;

    c) Design Science Research (DSR), a complementary approach to behaviour science that aims to extend the boundaries of human and organisational capabilities though the creation of new and innovative artefacts;

    d) Planning-performance theory, which suggests a positive impact of planning formality on financial performance;

    e) One size does not fit all;, because each project should be managed according to its characteristics; and

    f) Knowledge management, which aims to capture, retain and share the knowledge acquired in each project for improving planning quality of subsequent projects.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2017

    Published In
    Decision Support Systems
    Volume
    96
    Pages
    92 - 102
    ISSN
    0167-9236
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2017

    Published In
    Handbook of Research on Strategic Alliances and Value Co-Creation in the Service Industry
    Publisher
    United States: Business Science Reference
    Pages
    259 - 283
    ISBN
    9781522520849
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    33rd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Wicked Solutions to Wicked Problems: The challenges facing management research and practice
    Page
    p. 1229
    2017

    Published In
    Proceedings of the R&D Management Conference
    Pages
    1 - 21
    2012

    Published In
    IX Seminário de Gerenciamento de Projetos do PMI-RS
    Pages
    1 - 8
    2009

    Published In
    HP TechCon
    2008

    Published In
    HP TechCon

Presentations


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Program & Project Management
    • Decision Support Systems
    • Knowledge Management
    • Process Improvement

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Lecturer in Operations, School of Management, Operations and Marketing, University of Wollongong (UOW), 2018
    Lecturer in Programme and Project Management, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, 2016-2018
    Tutor in Project Management and International Business, Research School of Management, Australian National University (ANU), 2010-2011
    Tutor in project Management, Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), 2010

Keywords


  • Decision support tool; Dual process theory; Planning quality; Software projects; Hardware projects; Planning-performance theory; Knowledge management; Innovation.

Full Name


  • Dr. Marco Antonio Amaral Féris

Mailing Address


  • 40.G06a, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong

    Northfields Avenue

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

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