May 2018 Update from Istanbul

After 2018 UPMK National Project Management Conference



By İpek Sahra Özgüler

International Correspondent

PM World Journal

Istanbul, Turkey


After National Project Manager’s Conference 2018




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Opening speech in a professionally organized event looks quite challenging. If it is “9. Ulusal Proje Meslek Konferansı” by “Türk Proje Yönetim Meslek Enstitüsü (TYPME)”, this opening is way beyond. Top level professionals from various fields gathered to listen to my humble suggestions on project management. Going a few weeks back off March 21st 2018, I have met the lead team of TYPME. They explained the main theme of the event; “Butterfly Effect”.

At the very moment, I could not stop thinking about my 25 years of project management background and attribute it to the “dark side of the butterfly”, meaning all difficulties that had been overcome. So, I tried to present the audiences, not how to be successful, but rather how to avoid. Every individual that you meet on this event has own deep experience and very open to share the view point about issues in project lifecycle. Most of them are the mentors of project management in related companies.

One afternoon may seem to be short having well-prepared presentations and an impressive panel discussion, it was undoubtedly long enough to get an essence of latest topics.


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About the Author

İpek Sahra Özgüler

Istanbul, Turkey


İpek Sahra Özgüler
graduated from the Istanbul University with the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and from Middle East Technical University with an MSc degree in Software Management. She became a certified PMP in January, 2012 and a certified SCRUM Master in 2014. She works as international correspondent at PMWJ. Before joining PMWJ, she worked for global multinational companies and leading local companies such as Coca Cola, Deloitte, Turkcell Superonline,Havelsan and TAV IT.  Over the years, she has gained extensive experience in managing various medium and large scale projects, programs and portfolios.

Her article named “When I Decided to Develop Multi Processing Project Manager’s System” was published in the book “A Day in the Life of a Project Manager”.  She has published several articles in the PM World Journal and one in PMI’s PM Network magazine. Ipek is actively involved in sailing, writing and discovering new cultures.  She can be contacted at [email protected].

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