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Interview with Süleyman Çavuşoğlu

President, PMI Turkey Chapter

Interviewed by İpek Sahra Özgüler

Istanbul, Turkey

Süleyman Çavuşoğlu has been born in Konya, 1973. After primary school he went to Konya Meram Anatolian High School. He finished university education at Yildiz Technical University Computer Sciences and Engineering department. During his university years he started to work as software developer. After the years he worked as software developer, he started to work for Turkcell in 2000. Until 2013 May, he worked as respectively, System Support Expert/Developer, Business Analyst/Project Manager, Project Manager, Project/Program Manager for Turkcell. Between 2013 and 2014 he worked as Project/Program Management Consultant at Turk Telekom, Between June 2014 and March 2016 he worked as Senior Project/Program Manager for Mirsis Information Technologies. Since March 2016, he is working as Expert Project Manager for Turk Telekom.

Süleyman Çavuşoğlu has been certified as PMP since 2005. In 2012, he joined PMI TR Chapter. He was volunteer Project Manager of PMBOK5 Turkish Translation Translation Project. Within PM TR Chapter, he served as Assistant Director of Governance&Finance in 2013. He was elected as director in the elections held in December 2013. Between 01 January 2014 and 31 December 2015, he served as Istanbul Professional Development Activities Director for PMI TR Chapter. He was elected for PMI TR Board in December 2015. Between 01 January 2016 and 31 December 2017, he served as Professional Development, Education, Certification Vice President for PMI TR Chapter. In 2017 he was elected as Presindent Elect, successor president of PMI Turkey. Since 1 January 2018 he is the President of PMI Turkey Chapter.

Süleyman Çavuşoğlu is married, and has two sons at the ages of 15 and 8.

 



Ipek Sahra Özgüler (Özgüler):
  Dear Süleyman, first of all thank you very much for the interview. Please introduce yourself for PM World Journal readers.

Süleyman Çavuşoğlu (Çavuşoğlu):      Thank you İpek. I have a B.S. degree in computer engineering. After working for nine years as a software engineer, I switched my career to project management. Since then I have been working as a Project/Program manager in one of leading telecommunication companies in Turkey. My project teams have been ranged from 10 to 250 people and budget up to 10M$. In September 2005 I got my PMP certification and since 2012 I have been a volunteer of PMI Turkey Chapter.

Özgüler:       How did you get involved with PMI Turkey Chapter?

ÇavuşoğluThank you İpek. I have a B.S. degree in computer engineering. After working for nine years as a software engineer, I switched my career to project management. Since then I have been working as a Project/Program manager in one of leading telecommunication companies in Turkey. My project teams have been ranged from 10 to 250 people and budget up to 10M$. In September 2005 I got my PMP certification and since 2012 I have been a volunteer of PMI Turkey Chapter.

I attended PMI EMEA Global Congress for the first time in 2012, in Marseille. I saw there how immense PMI was. I met with Mr. Tolga Özel, 2012 President of PMI Turkey Chapter, there and he invited me to join PMI Turkey Chapter. The immensity of PMI and the invitation that I got, inspired me to be part of PMI. When I returned back to Turkey, I started to attend PMI Turkey Chapter’s monthly events. A few months later, President Tolga Özel and President-Elect Ms. Gamze Karayaz offered me a volunteer project management position in PMI Turkey Chapter. The project was translation of PMBOK5 into Turkish. When I accepted the offer, my PMI Turkey journey has started.

Özgüler:       You are President of PMI Turkey Chapter. Could you give detail information about your role?

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About the Interviewer


İpek Sahra Özgüler

Istanbul, Turkey

 



İpek Sahra Özgüler
graduated from the Istanbul University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and from Middle East Technical University with an MSc degree in Software Management. As a project manager, she has more than 10 years’ experience in various areas such as portfolio management, program management, project management, software management, business analysis. She became a certified PMP in January, 2012 and a certified SCRUM Master in 2014.

She has managed a variety of projects across manufacturing, defence, FMCG (Cola Cola), insurance (Euler Hermes), audit (Deloitte), telecommunication, ICT and aviation sectors and gained broader insights. In addition, she has worked as international correspondent for the PM World Journal since 2014.

İpek is based in Isanbul and can be contacted at [email protected]. Her portfolio is published at the http://ipeksahra.strikingly.com/.

To view other works by Ms. Özgüler, visit her author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/ipek-sahra-ozguler/