Project Management Report from Greece


By Theofanis Giotis

International Correspondent 

Athens, Greece


7th Annual Project Management Congress, Athens, Greece, Thursday 29th of November 2012

“Project Management’s critical contribution in times of crisis”

The Greek Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI-GREECE), in partnership with NetWeek magazine organized for the 7th consecutive year, the annual Project Management Congress (www.pmcongress.gr) with 170+ participants. This congress is scheduled to take place on the last Thursday of November for the next 100 years.

This year, the congress analyzed “Project Management’s critical contribution in times of crisis”.  The congress started with Mark Langley’s opening speech that was presented to the congress by Chris Kindermans. Also Theofanis Giotis, President of PMI-GREECE addressed the congress with “Worldwide Evolution in Project Management”. Then, Dr. George Diakonikolaou, the Chairman of the Congress, presented the speakers.

Three international keynote speakers along with a series of Greek Project Managers, experts, and stakeholders presented at the congress. The international keynote speakers were:

Alexander Matthey, PMP®, CEO of 3PM Experts, VP Program Management Office at Abu Dhabi Ports Company

Prof. David Adamson, FICE, Hon. FRIBA, MA, C.Eng, Dip HM,  CambridgeUniversity, UCL, UWE

Chris Kindermans, PMP®, Principal, Proyecta bvba, Member of PMI’s EMAG


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About the Author 

Theofanis-Giotis-bioflag-greeceTHEOFANIS GIOTIS 

Athens, Greece 

Mr. Theofanis Giotis (BA, MSc, MCT, PMP®), is Founder and owner of 12PM Consulting (2009), Co-Founder and CEO of ITEC Training S.A. (1988), and Co-Founder and CEO of ITEC Total Solutions S.A. (1995). He is Co-Founder and President of PMI GREECE Chapter (Greek Chapter of Project Management Institute) since 2005. He is President of IAMCP GREECE (Greek Chapter of International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners). Finally he is the Acting President of IIBA GREECE (Greek Chapter of International Institute of Business Analysis).  Mr. Giotis holds a BA in Economics from Kapodistriakon University of Athens, Greece, an MSc in Management (Operational Degree) from Lancaster University, UK, and a Computer Programming/Systems Analysis degree from ACE College, Athens, Greece. He was certified as a PMP® in 2004, he has graduated from Leadership Institute Masters Class (PMI LIMC 2007) and has passed 80+ professional certifications (PMP®, MCT, MCT, MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA, IT Project+, CTT+, MMI).  Mr. Giotis has 24+ years of experience in Project and Program Management, ICT, Economics, Operational Research (O.R.) and Management. Since 1987, as an entrepreneur, consultant and trainer, Theofanis has envisioned, planned, and managed hundreds of IT/TELCO projects in the EMEA region.  In 1992, Theofanis was part of a team that setup the first PMO in Greece for a €200.000.000 project. Since 1987 he has gained more than 22.000 consulting/training hours experience in the field of ICT and Project Management. Mr. Giotis has given 150+ presentations in ICT and Project Management, has published 110+ articles for Project Management and has taught 90+ Project Management courses with 1200+ attendees certifying 35% of all Greek PMPs. Mr. Giotis is an adjunct professor at University of Piraeus, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and BCA College teaching Management Information Systems (MIS), Project Management, Portfolio Management and Enterprise Project Management at MBA level.  He is a member of PMI Information Systems SIG, PMI Troubled Projects SIG, PMI Education SIG, PMI Training SIG, Washington DC PMI Chapter, PMI-GREECE Chapter and Frankfurt PMI Chapter. Theofanis is a member of ROTARY, PMI, ISACA, AMACON, EEDE and EEEE. Also he is member of the Board of Directors at Rotary Club of Kifissia and member of the PMI R.E.P. Advisory Group.  Theofanis lives in Athens, Greece and can be contacted at [email protected] or [email protected].