AFTER 2017

International Project Management Institute (UPYE) in 2017; Turkish Professional Project Managers Institute (TPYME) (Project Management Update from Istanbul)


By İpek Sahra Özgüler

International Correspondent

Istanbul, Turkey



At the end of 2016, International Project Management Institute (UPYE) organized 6th Project Management Summit together with Bogazici University. Project management processes, ERP in construction, BIM implementation, the effects of Industry 4.0 revolution on construction industry and the contractual issues were discussed by professionals and academicians in the Summit.

UPYE elected its new Chairman and Board in 2017, and Dr. Levent Sumer became the new Chairman of UPYE. Dr.Levent Sumer attended to Real Estate in Emerging Markets: Turkey Case panel at Oxford University Said Business School together with Dr. Andrew Baum, the Chair of Oxford University Real Estate Program and Dr. Emre Camlibel, the Chairman of Re-Pie Real Estate Portfolio Management Company in March 2017. Dr. Levent Sumer was also one of the speakers at Bogazici University 2nd Construction Economy Summit organized by Bogazici University Center for Applied Research in Finance in October 2017. Dr. Sumer also made a presentation about the new investment and financing model he developed at Bogazici University in Global Participation Finance Summit in November 2017. UPYE is planning to extend its organizations in 2018, mostly focusing on universities and professional affiliates.


TPYME (www.tpyme.com) was founded in 2010 as occupational solidarity platform. It is also a program running under NORM, Association for Training and Consultancy (www.norm.org.tr).


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About the Author

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/.

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