Project Management Professional (PMP)® Student Profiles:

Student Profile: Reginald K. Smith, PMP

Screen Shot 2017 05 02 at 10.00.50 PMAfter retiring from the U.S. Army, I was hired as a Field Artillery SME in support of government contracts. The projects I have led were geared towards military training, logistics and operations. I currently am employed by the Engility Corporation supporting military operations in SW Asia. 

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Student Profile: Mark J. Brindle, PMP

Mark J. Brindle PMPI started in the telecommunications industry right out of high school, through attending the trade school ITT. My early work was involved with the defense department contracts involving "SDI" or more famously known as "Star Wars." From there, I moved into the institutions of Higher Education.

My first education project was involved with a large communications (voice/ data switching systems) refit at Stanford University, in California. From there, I moved into a FTE position at the University of California at Berkeley (GO BEARS).

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Student Profile: Neelosh Selvaraj, PMP

Neelosh Selvaraj PMPMy background is masters in Electrical Engineering, and I have been in the Automotive industry for over 12 years, and work for a multinational company, and in Project Management role for over 4 years. I have managed projects for OEMs such as Ford Motor Company, and General Motors.

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Student Profile: James McManners, PMP

JamesI was raised in rural Arkansas, and after high school, entered the United States Air Force and was trained as an Air Conditioning Technician. Once completing my military service, I worked for GE Aerospace division as a Plant Operations mechanic. At the age of 32, I decided to move back to Arkansas and start my formal education. I received a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Arkansas State University and an MBA from Webster University. 

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Student Profile: Lucia Lawson, PMP

LuciaProject Management is something that many of us do instinctually—we manage our lives, our families, our homes and our careers.  Doing it efficiently and properly is another thing all together.  I have a legal background and worked my entire career in the financial services industry when I was approached by a was a project manager for a construction company.

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Student Profile: Jan Pamp, PMP

Jan Pamp PMPI’m a Master of Science in Physical Engineering and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® from Sweden. Currently @Sony Mobile, I am passionate about software, hardware testing, automation, production and IS/IT. Studied Business Knowledge at Executive Foundation (EFL) in Lund, so I am very suitable for commercial parts. Want to take roles such as Director, Senior Manager, Program Manager, Main Project Leader, Account Manager. Global profile, lived in China for three years, and made business trips to US and Japan.

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Student Profile: Dennis Domino, PMP

Dennis DominoI started working for Philippine National Oil Company-Energy Development Corporation (PNOC-EDC); a power industry player in the Philippines, in 1991. It has been my sole employment for the past 25 years until I applied for early retirement on June 30, 2016 to pursue other interests in Civil Engineering like high rise building construction, ports and harbors, airports, rails and the likes here and abroad. This would then fulfill my goal of becoming a well-rounded civil engineer. 

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Student Profile: Annette Hackenberg, PMP

Annette HackenbergAs someone who has spent the last 14 years as a manager in the aerospace industry, I value continuing education and professional credentials as an important element of professional success. Because much of my experience involves managing large military training projects, I decided to pursue the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

Reading the official PMP® Handbook is essential to understanding all of the key requirements and project management principles and terminology.

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Student Profile: Jerry Tarley, PMP

Jerry TarleyI'm the father of three small girls at home, ages 5, 2, and 1, with more than 22 years in the Construction Industry; beginning as a laborer in my early twenties, and presently working as a consultant with a concentration in Federal and Military projects.

I have performed successfully as a Project Manager across the world; including the middle-east, Africa, the Caribbean, South Pacific, etc. One of the keys to my success has been applying the principles of the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which is not yet as predominate a requisite in the Construction industry as it should be. 

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Student Profile: Chris Love, PMP

Chris LoveI have over 20 years in IT, technical support and management of global support teams.  I have managed a number of small projects along the way from construction to software and hardware rollouts.  

I am currently a consultant working with clients who need to revamp, revitalise or implement technical/customer support departments as well as website design and instructing on various topics from defensive tactics to use of force.  I had considered taking the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam for quite awhile before I actually took the class and got it done.

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Student Profile: Bruno Bergallo, PMP

Bruno Bergallo PMPI live with my wife and my two daughters in Bahia Blanca city in the south of Buenos Aires province in Argentina. I am a professional engineer with a huge background in gas pipelines, petrochemical industry and power generation.

I work for Pampa Energy the biggest energy company in Argentina, nowadays I am Site Manager for a new power facility of 101MW located in Bahia Blanca. I always be involved with Engineering, Project Management and Construction Projects. Around ten years ago I found the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) in the Project Management Institute (PMI)® website a powerful tool for my routine work.

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Student Profile: Thomas Okedi, PMP

Thomas Okedi PMPThomas Okedi is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® with over 12 years’ practical experience of managing Development and Humanitarian Programmes in Uganda, Somalia and Cambodia. He has also implemented short term assignments in Kenya, Tanzania and Iraq.

A Candidate for the IFRC-TISS Online Certificate in Disaster Management and a Graduate of MSc. Public Health and Bachelor of Community Psychology; Thomas uses tailored, contextually respectful and capacity enhancing approaches in the management and implementation of development and humanitarian interventions.

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Student Profile: Farhiyo Igal, PMP

RESIZEI am a wife and a mother of four. My family is a huge part of my success and the lead support of my career, I wouldn’t have accomplish this if it wasn’t for their unlimited dedication in my pursuit.

I have been managing projects for ten years for Technology & Telecommunications research and developments and other engineering products. I have come to believe that better project managers are those who can properly execute the PMBOK and make their decision based on what’s better for the project and not their own interest. Thus getting certified was icing on the cake.

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Student Profile: Alissa Jandrain, PMP

Alissa Jandrain PMPI have been working in Project Management for 12yrs in the school software business. Our company was looking to take project management to the next level and asked if I would be willing to accept the challenge.  I gladly did.  This was a certification I thought about for some time and was now at a point in my career where I was ready to go after it.

The most difficult part for me in my PMP studies was seeing the big picture and how everything interrelated to each other. But through my PMP® Exam coaching classes and formal teaching I understood the concepts but didn’t quite grasp how everything interrelated. 

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Student Profile: Brian Fink, PMP

Brian Fink PMPCurrently I work for a communications company called Vocera.  They make devices that are modeled after the Star Trek communicators.  I manage these for the Boston Veterans Hospital system. 

I began working on simple projects approximately 10 years ago and become a part-time project manager for a healthcare software developer about 5 years ago.  It was at that time that I began looking into the PMP® certification.

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Student Profile: Kirby Brafford, PMP

Kirby Brafford PMPI am a management consultant with over 22 years in the industry, having spent the last 10 mainly in project and program management.  I decided since I have been doing the work, I should also get accredited with the PMP® certification.

The first week, I only listened/watched the PrepCast podcasts.  I did a little bit of surfing on the internet as well to see people's experience and strategies with length and approach to the preparation, but I didn't buy any other books as part of my training.

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Student Profile: Rui Konno, PMP

ruiI am an engineering manager at a software company in Silicon Valley to lead product globalization. I have been working for a large scale business performance management product for 8 years that many products get involved and all need to be appropriately managed and successfully internationalized and localized for global market.

Collaboration with program management and portfolio management in organizational project management framework are great fun for me to achieve a big goal for my deliverables.

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Student Profile: Yamuna Nair, PMP

Yamuna NairI have more than 10 years of experience as a technical project manager at Technology Company. I am currently working in a fast-paced and innovative software company, Mopro.  Able to manage stakeholder expectations and willing to take full responsibility for the delivering of project objectives.  Oversee multiple projects across all phases of development, monitor workflow and make adjustment to timeline adjustment as needed.

It is really important to read PMP® handbook start to the end at least once. Afterwards, you can listen to The PMP PrepCast and take the simulator exams as much as you can.

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Student Profile: Ravikant Totade, PMP

Ravikant TotadeI am Contract Manager with 21 years of experience working for Oil and Gas EPC Projects ranging from USD 300 million to USD 3 Billion. As a Contract Manager I have to manage end-to-end Projects from stage of tendering (Business Case) to handover (closing) involving review and analysis of Business case before starting of the Project, drafting / reviewing / modifying various types of precise, clear, specific, and focused Contracts and all Project management activities during the course of the Project. After PMP®, I am pursuing for PMI-PBA certification.

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