Project Management Professional (PMP)® Student Profiles:

Student Profile: Shehzad Anwar Khan, PMP

Shehzad Anwar Khan PMPA medical graduate, I am a public health specialist working in the humanitarian sector. My association with UN Organizations and with my current employer, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) spans over a decade. I always felt that I needed to accomplish the prestigious PMP certification. I achieved the milestone in September this year. The journey does not end here. I intend to excel in the field of Project Management through continued efforts in academics as well as learning from my peers. To me the experience in the field, is essential to my success.

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Student Profile: Onke Dilizo, PMP

Onke Dilizo PMPMy name is Onke Dilizo, I am an Industrial Engineer by qualification. I reside in South Africa. I am an Installation Project Manager at Varian Medical Systems Africa. I was previously employed at GE Healthcare, also as an Installations Project Manager. I have also managed projects in various industries including food & beverage manufacturing. I have 10 years experience in project management. I am 1 of 5 kids. I have a twin, he is a lawyer. I love my family. I do not have kids as yet. I love soccer/football.

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Student Profile: Pooja Manduskar, PMP

meI'm a Scrum Master and Project Manager working in the software industry for over 15 years now. I'm also volunteering as a peer instructor for PMP exam preparation course in my organization. Over the course of my development career, I have worked on diverse technologies and that tremendously helped me as I moved to a Project Manager role in the past few years.I feel it’s important for new students to read the official PMP Handbook from PMI, they will get a good overview of what PMP is about.

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Student Profile: Khulisani Sibindi, PMP

coolMy name is Khulisani Sibindi, I am an entrepreneur driven qualified Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer, PMP certified Project Management Professional who is highly motivated with high ambitions and plans for my career advancement. I have been in the ICT field for over 7 years and in that time have had opportunities to visit several countries appreciating their telecommunications infrastructure, and to attend training programs in technology-driven China institutes of learning.

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Student Profile: Jared Dixon, PMP

jaredMy name is Jared Dixon, and I have been a project manager for a little over 3 years now in a federal contracting company. I started pursuing my PMP certification last year with the University of California, Irvine's Introduction to Project Management Essentials course series. Through this course series, I earned my required 35 PDUs required to sit for the exam.

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Student Profile: Carlos Peña, PMI-ACP

Carlos RamirezMy name is Carlos Peña. I come from El Salvador and I currently work at Applaudo Studios as a Project Manager. I enjoy simple things like a cup of coffee, reading a book, eating a good teak in a sunny day and meeting new people. I'm very passionate about music, technology and software development.

In fact, my career started as a software developer and then moved to software testing after earning the ISTQB CFTL. After a few years, I was given the responsibility to start leading projects which I've been doing since 5 years ago. I felt it was about time to get the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®  certification in order to add more value to the people I work with.

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Student Profile: Augusto James Lawrence, PMP

aj2My name is Augusto James, I am from San Jose Costa Rica, I am an Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer, and also hold a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Project Management. I also have a passion for aviation, I am a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor. I have also done some teaching in several universities and computer centers. Have been working in the IT / Technology field for over 20 years locally and internationally. Been involved in projects ranging from implementation, research and development, as well as project management.

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Student Profile: Subrata Guha, PMP

subrata picI'm an engineering professional working for a major EPCIC company, providing services to the oil and gas industry. How important it is for new students to read the official Project Management Professional (PMP)® Handbook from Project Management Institute (PMI)®? PMP® Handbook is indeed a good source of learning. But it might seem quite intimidating to start with. For me, I followed Cornelius' instructions along with referring to the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). It helped that way. OSP material has been quite a help really!

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Student Profile: Mohammed Sleem, PMI-ACP

Mohammed Ahmed SleemMy name is Mohammed Ahmed Sleem. I am working in the IT field for about 15 years starting from a developer using Visual Basic till mobile applications. I started my Project Management journey of 6 years. I managed projects of different sizes. couple of them for 3 years and others are only for one year. I work and lime in Oman. I am from Egypt.

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Student Profile: Gyasi Ambrose, PMI-ACP

Ambrose copyI am a Software Developer by profession with over 8 years experience developing and customizing various types of software systems. I have also worked on Government projects ranging from social program development projects to construction projects. My training is in Electrical Engineering at the undergraduate level and Project Management at the graduate level.  My work experience has mainly been within projects and I have seen first hand how easily projects can go off course eventually leading to failure. This experience and my passion for continual improvement are what drives me to learn about various project management philosophies such as AGILE. I really did enjoy the Agile PrepCast and I look forward to more offerings as I advance to Program, Portfolio and Risk Management.

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Student Profile: Mike Iseman, PMI-ACP

Mike IsemanI was born and raised in Toronto Canada and lived here most of my life- except for attending undergrad and Business School. I've worked in Software since my first job as a developer. I've been in project management ever since I completed my MBA-usually working as a Software PM, mainly working in the digital industry. I passed my Project Management Professional (PMP)® first try in 2013 and the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® on the first try in 2018. I used The Agile PrepCast to prepare for the PMI-ACP® exam.

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Student Profile: Andrei Publico, PMP

AndreiPublicoI am an IT Project Manager with expertise in BPO (Business Process Outsourcing). Fourteen years of employment, combining Operations Management and Project Management in BPO, have earned me sizable experience leading diverse and global projects. These vary from IT enablement, CRM software migration, data center migrations, client ramp projects requiring 1,000+ hires, mobilization of new accounts, facility fit-out, and facility transfers. In my prior assignment as an enterprise PMO Manager, I've been privileged to lead a team of seven project managers. As a volunteer within and outside the workplace, I facilitated multiple training sessions of Project Management Fundamentals courses, and I've trained over 150 learners thus far.

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Student Profile: Rami Kaibni, PMP

RAMIRami is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Scheduling & Risk Management Professional and certified Green Project Manager besides holding other prestigious certifications in project management and having several published articles. He has a bachelor degree in Civil/Structural Engineering and over 14 years of professional working experience in Project Management, Construction Management and Real Estate Development. Rami is results-oriented with strong analytical, conceptual, technical, and leadership skills. Over the course of his career, he worked with highly reputable companies and clients internationally and has been deployed on high profile projects across Asia including the Gulf Region, Middle East, Shanghai/China and currently resides and works in Canada.

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Student Profile: Fedir 'Theo' Ruzhynskyi, PMP, CSM, CSPO

FADIRI am an IT Project Manager with over 10 years of experience in IT and 8 years of project management experience. I work in IT consulting business where I help customers all over the world reaching their business goals. I currently work for Sigma Software, a leading Swedish IT Service Provider. I live and work in Kharkiv, Ukraine. In my work, I am convinced that people, their relations, their teamwork abilities together with their synergy are something that drives businesses and crafts the perfection.

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Student Profile: João Beltrão, PMP

Joao BeltraoI’m João Beltrão and I’m an IT Project Manager. I work and live in Lisbon, Portugal, and I’ve also lived in Oporto and Marinha Grande, also in Portugal. I started my career in the middle of the dot-com boom back in 1997 to 2001, by creating my own dot-com company with some friends. We won the entrepreneur of the year award in 1999 and we got a sizable investment from the biggest company in Portugal at the time. That was one of the most rewarding and exhilarating times of my life, and it built a solid foundation of the project and team management for what was to come ahead in my work life.

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Student Profile: Chakarin (Keith) Yoswattana, PMP

ProfileI have been working in the Aerospace and Defense industry for about 8 years now as an Account Manager.  Though my official title up till now was not Project Manager, the work I did definitely was.  I have always believed in the Three P's when it comes to working: People, Process, and Product in that exact order and it has served me well.  Working with cross-functional teams is something I enjoy and being able to work towards a common goal is always a great experience.  I spent a good portion of my life traveling and have lived in Thailand and Japan prior to coming back to the states to start my professional career 10 years ago. The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification has been the best investment so far in my professional career and I look forward to the new doors and challenges it will open up.

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Student Profile: Swapnil Khole PMP, PSM, ITIL, ISTQB

Swapnil Khole PMPMany people come to me saying that certifications are useless and they don't add a value other than looking nice on the resume or a promotion or a pay hike. My Name is Swapnil Khole. I am a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PSM, ITIL and ISTQB certified. For the past 7 years, I am managing projects. I am in the software profession. To top on the benefits about certifications I mentioned above, I can debate endlessly how to use these certifications in your daily life. These exams have been put forward by highly individual people and they have thought what would make your life simpler as a manager, developer, tester, builder et all if you do "these certain things".

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Student Profile: Abdallah Bachir, PMP, EIT

GcSkxvMAI am a Civil Engineer with a Masters' degree and three years of construction experience in Dubai. I started developing interest in Project Management while working and decided that this is the field I see myself at long-term. I recently moved from Dubai to Toronto and I was thinking that there would be nothing better than having a reputable international certificate such as the Project Management Professional (PMP)® to show to potential employers to highlight my skills and that's why I pursued the certificate.

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Student Profile: Vinusha Vasudevan, PMP

Vinusha Vasudevan PMPI have around 12 years of experience in the IT sector spanning various domains like banking, HR and pharmaceuticals. I have been managing teams and projects for around 4+years. I have been on a break for some time now and I am planning to get back into the workforce. I found Project Management Professional (PMP)® to be a very good start to get back to work and hence took the test. I love challenges and love the satisfaction that I get when a tough job is completed with success. So clearing PMP was one such challenge which has helped me gather confidence and helped me learn many new things which can be imbibed in our daily work.

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