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A Project Manager balancing knowledge, skills and humor with a darn good smile :-)

I am a Yemeni civil engineer with total experience that exceed 15 years, and for the last 10 years I worked as a project manager, and as a Projects Management Office manager. I handle many projects and programs throughout my professional life.

Principal, Risk and Delivery Management, Sierra Systems. PMI volunteer since 1999. Eight years as a chapter leader for PMI Nova Scotia. 3+ years chairing the Technology Member Advisory Group. Currently a leader on the PMI Requirements Management Community of Practice council.

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With a degree in Civil Engineering, I'm actually working with Agsm Group, an important Italian utilities in generation, distribution and supply of electricity. I'm recognized teacher at University of Liverpool where I teach in project management MSc and I've been involved with PMI for the internal review of PMBOK Fifth Edition. I'm co-author of the papers "Beyond the iron triangle: year zero", "Beyond the iron triangle: year one", "How to shape your stakeholders".

PMP®, PRINCE2®, MSP® and Six Sigma Black Belt certified Programme/Project Management Professional, CMMI-DEV V1.3 (Staged) Level 3 appraisal participant. 13+ years overall & 9+ years hands-on progressive experience in IT, spanning programme, project & team management leading full SDLC life cycle for complex, cross-functional, multi-site projects. Diverse background in technical and managerial areas in creating and implementing Vision, Strategies, Portals, Business Management, Software Development


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Patti Gilchrist, PMP, is a Sr. Technical Manager with 25 years of project delivery expertise combined with technology skills and business acumen. Visit Patti Gilchrist’s websites: Free PM Study - The Entrepreneurial PM blog - The Project Manager's Guide to Big Data -


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