Project Management Professional (PMP)® Student Profiles:

Student Profile: Elina Zlotchenko, PMP

Student Profile: Elina Zlotchenko, PMPMy name is Elina Zlotchenko. For the past 7 years I've been working as MPO/RPO (Metropolitan & Rural Planning Organizations) Program Manager with the NC DOT.

My husband took a PMP prep course several years ago and encouraged me to start studying to obtain my PMP certification.  Last year I started reading on internet about PMI and decided that it would really help me in my career as well as help me to learn best practices, "sort all the stuff out" and get you on the same page with other project management proffesionals.

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Student Profile: Michael Beyers, PMP

Student Profile: Michael Beyers, PMPI work in the medical device industry where I’m an district operations manager and Six Sigma Black Belt. I cover the northwest US and I’m based in the Seattle area. I’ve been in this field for the past twelve years. My organization has a weak matrix structure, so I fulfill many of the duties that a PM would handle in a more matrixed environment. Projects that I manage will range from leading Kaizen events, to software/process deployments (beta and validation tests) to moving entire facilities- start to finish. Before working in this industry, I spent two years with the federal government working in field operations- mainly on projects, and before that I worked in film and multi-media production working primarily on...yes, projects.

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Student Profile: Daniel Mayorga Gomez, PMP

Student Profile: Daniel Mayorga Gomez, PMPI have a Master degree in Management Information Systems, with 10+ years of professional experience in the IT industry. Originally from Colombia, but living in Bratislava, Slovakia since 2009. Happily married and with two children. I have been working at Hewlett-Packard for the last 3 years as IT Project Manager, on-boarding and implementing Asset Management solutions for EMEA customers.

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Student Profile: Nimesh Karia, PMP

Student Profile: Nimesh Karia, PMPI am Nimesh Karia and I am graduate in Production engineering with 14+ years of industrial experience in various domains. Currently associated with Larsen &Toubro Technology Services and we are into business of providing engineering service to various clients across the globe.

Project Management has been part of my life for quite some time now & PMP certification was always on radar for the reason that it not only clearly differentiates you from the crowd but also it changes the way you start managing project.

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Student Profile: Nupur Jain, PMP

Student Profile: Nupur Jain, PMPI am an IT professional, working as a Project manager/ Business Analyst for the last 4 years. I have worked in varied industries like Banking, Financial Services, Legal and IT. My foundation stems from my degree in Business Administration.

I considered having PMP Certification because I believe in learning and collecting knowledge from everywhere I can. As I got to know about the PMP certification from my friend, I searched it online and went ahead with it as it serves my personal goal as well as help me in with career too.

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Student Profile: Chandra Akkala, PMP

Student Profile: Chandra Akkala, PMPMy name is Chandra Akkala and I’ve graduated in Mechanical Engineering from India. I started my career as a Production engineer in a Telecom Manufacturing Industry in India. I was lucky to move up the ladder within the same company, where I started as a Production Engineer and grew up to be a Product Manager. During the same time, I completed number of IT courses to broaden my Professional borders as I love challenges and swim through them.

In 2008, I moved to Poland and joined in an IT company. Currently, I’m working as a Project Manager in Warsaw.

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Student Profile: Jeremy Jay Lim, PMP

Student Profile: Jeremy Jay Lim, PMPI am a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and I am currently working as a Six Sigma Program Manager in a bank in the Philippines. A large part of what I do is to train and coach the Six Sigma Belt Candidates on the methodology and problem solving techniques while they are working on their respective projects which aim to improve service quality, process efficiency or enhance customer satisfaction on the bank services.

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Student Profile: Beakal Teshome Woldemariam, PMP

Student Profile: Beakal Teshome Woldemariam, PMPMy name is Beakal Teshome Woldemariam. I have a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering and MSc in Systems Engineering. I currently work at Utilities Telecom Council as an IT Manager in Washington DC, United States of America. I always wanted to have a career that matters to the organization I work for. I have a big dream and I am sure I will succeed if I continue aiming high.

I always wanted to lead and build a great team at some point in my career. After I started executing my career path, Program and Project Management became one of the gateway certifications and knowledge to becoming a successful professional. That is when I considered the PMP certification.

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Student Profile: Cathy Schloeder, PMP

Student Profile: Cathy Schloeder, PMPI am a registered nurse by background with a master’s in organizational management.  My current role is process improvement and a liaison between clinical and informatics to ensure the electronic health record adequately supports the needs of the organization.

I considered to having PMP Certification because I have led and/or participated on numerous projects over the past several years including working in a Six Sigma department on an assignment. 

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Student Profile: Ketan Dani, PMP

Student Profile: Ketan Dani, PMPI am an Indian experienced IT consultant with 10+ years of experience including large scale SAP based business transformation projects/implementations, programs with multiple technology platforms & global implementation and IT Pre-sales. I've an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur: one of India's top management institutes . I am employed with Infosys Limited and have worked on several multi-national SAP engagements for Global companies like Procter&Gamble(USA), Nissan Motors(Europe), Air Liquide (Paris).

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Student Profile: Stefaan Dehertefelt, PMP

Student Profile: Stefaan Dehertefelt, PMPI'm a happily married 40 year young father of two kids. Born and raised in Belgium and currently living there again after a few years as expat in Morocco. Working for 17 years in the Telecommunications industry with major companies like Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens and Nokia Siemens Networks, started out as a Field Engineer and gradually moved up the ladder into managerial positions (technical and project management). Besides spending time with the family I love motorcycling and playing the guitar.

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Student Profile: Christina Meyers, PMP

Student Profile:  Christina Meyers, PMPI have spent the past seven years in the software business working with telcommunication billing software at Advantage 360. I was lucky to grow  within the company and in a short period of time start managing new software product launches. Working with this multimillion dollar software led me to work with many different types of people and businesses around the world, including Gabon, Kiev, Bermuda, and Antigua. After receiving my masters in Software Engineering I had the knowledge and expertise in working with the SDLC, but was encouraged by Advantage 360 to also get my PMP Certification.

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Student Profile: Susan Hughes, PMP

Susan HughesI have been an IT Project Manager in the Banking and Financial services industry since the mid-90’s.  I learned my PM skills on the job but without any formal training. Although I managed a 5 year Program of projects with a combined value of over $3MM,  I realized my knowledge and skills were limited to those organizations I worked for and crossing over industries could be a challenge. A co-worker told me about the PMP certification and its benefits which motivated me to pursue it. I saw the PMP certification as a means to successfully cross over industries and step into companies and projects with confidence in my skills and expertise.

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Student Profile: Jaya Panchavati, PMP

Jaya Panchavati, PMPI am a Project Manager in a Software Company called Sparta Systems.

The first thing I did was to read PMBOK 5 guide from start to end. I then practiced putting all the 47 processes together on a single page and analyzed the relation between these processes, which greatly helped me see the overall picture and the logical connection between the processes.Everything seemed to make sense after that.

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Student Profile: Val Walton, PMP

Val WaltonI began running small IT projects some years ago and moved into larger IT projects over time.  I have successfully delivered both application and infrastructure type projects. I also have experience as an SAP Service Delivery Executive for a Fortune 500 company.   Even though I have been out of school for some time, I decided to enhance my resume and take the PMP Exam.

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Student Profile: Narayan Shanbhag, PMP

Narayan ShanbhagI am a Chemical Engineer and have been working on industrial projects for the Chemical Industry ever since I started my career in Apr 1995. I have always been working in the project team either as a Project Engineer, Project Coordinator, Project Planner and more recently as a Project Manager. I didn't obtain any formal training in Project Management (didn't know about any, when I started my career). As I executed projects year after year I was drawn towards Project Management discipline due to the extensive overview this position offered of a complete project, as compared to other functional / discipline positions; a lot of responsibility and authority also came-in with this position.

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Student Profile: Sameer Yeolekar, PMP

Student Profile: Sameer Yeolekar, PMPMy name is Sameer Yeolekar. I am primarily involved in the Software Engineering and Process Improvement domains.  In December 2013, I helped my organization achieve a Maturity Level 3 rating in the CMMI Development v1.3 Constellation. I live and work in northern Virginia with my wife and son. I enjoy playing cricket and dancing.

My experience as a Technical Lead and Project Management of various initiatives over time was one of the reasons to consider getting a PMP certification. My experience with process improvement, while developing our project management and software/systems development process framework was also a major trigger.

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Student Profile: Jonathan Giannetti, PMP

Student Profile: Jonathan Giannetti, PMPI manage projects but I've never been satisfied being good at one thing so I spend my "off time" building websites, learning Joni Mitchell songs (in alternate tunings!), studying a second language, and playing tennis. I like to think it helps bring some diversity and character to the job, but if nothing else helps keeps me sane. : )

I'm always looking for ways to round or enhance my skills. The PMBOK was a wealth of info to learn and the PMP credential is evidently in high demand so really it was in my best interests, personally and professionally.  Now that I have the PMP credential, I also seem to have more opportunities.

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Student Profile: Eva West, PMP

Student Profile: Eva West, PMPI've Project Manager skills from 18 years of working experience in various industries and I'm a degree holder in Hotel Management. Since May 2012 I'm PMP certified and actually I'm working as Manager Merchant Network Strategy JAPA (Managing global projects) for a global MNC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The PMP Certification was originally suggested by our Chief of Strategy for all people who worked in the PMO in my former company.  I was not previously familiar with PMI. But after I've successfully passed, I realized that this certification helped me to find a better job :-)

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