Project Management Update from Istanbul


By İpek Sahra Özgüler

International Correspondent

Istanbul, Turkey


DYNAMICS 2015 – 16-17 APRIL 2015


Dynamics 2015, the 16th International Project Management Congress, was successfully held on April 16-17, 2015 at the İstanbul Kozyatağı Hilton with more than 200 attendees.

“Dynamics” is the first international project management congress in Turkey that is organized annually by the İstanbul Project Management Association. This congress, which has been held every year for 16 years, brings together respected speakers, both local and foreign, with project management professionals.

The purpose of this congress, that appeals to a large audience, is to embrace the methodologies, techniques and standards that have achieved global acceptance in project management, to enable career advancement within the framework of ethical rules and a foundation of professionalism and quality, and to bring together all professionals who are interested in working with these standards. The topics that are presented at the congress are carefully selected by the “Dynamics” project team, all of whom are volunteer members of the İstanbul Project Management Association ((İPYD) and prepared with the hope that these topics will pique the interest of the attendees and advance their professional, technical, social and personal skills. The topics are in the application of project management and include:

  • Explaining new techniques
  • Sharing project success stories from different sectors
  • Demonstrating examples of completed projects that give inspiration
  • Introducing research and development activities in the subject of project management
  • Describing examples of how project management is used as a tool within our country’s leading corporations and institutions


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About the Author

pmwj34-May2015-Ozguler-IMAGE2İpek 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. Ipek works as project portfolio manager at TAV IT Project Management Office. TAV IT is a core technology provider and systems integration company specialising in aviation. It delivers turn-key airport systems and infrastructure solutions for various parties at airports, including airport authorities, airlines and ground handling companies. Her main responsibility is to move the organization to the future by executing the organization’s strategy through portfolio management. Before joining TAV IT, she worked for global multinational companies and leading local companies such as Coca Cola, Deloitte, Turkcell Superonline and Havelsan. 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” 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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