Project Management

How a PMIEF Scholarship Boosted My Confidence, Opened New Doors and Took My Career to Another Level

PMI Mumbai Chapter

Jitendra is a Senior Manager, PMO in Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Jitendra Shinde, PMP® is a successful project management practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the field. While Jitendra developed in his career as a project management practitioner, he was also constantly searching for additional professional development opportunities—which led him to pursue a Professional Development Scholarship through the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF). Jitendra sat down with us to share about some of his experiences.

1. Please tell us little bit about yourself (particularly your background in project management, education, work and experience).
By profession, I am a project management practitioner, having more than a decade of experience in IT and EPC projects. I started my career as GET in project planning and have throughout my career progressed in project management. At present, I am looking after a geographic information system-based IT program for Reliance Jio, a 4G telecom giant in India. Earlier, I worked on residential construction project Antilia (one of the costliest houses in the world) and on an EPC program to build India’s largest retail store chain for Reliance Retail.

I am basically a production engineering graduate from North Maharashtra University, India and hold the PMP® certification from the Project Management Institute. In 2016, I took the Project, Program and Portfolio Management program (P3M…

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