Project Management Update from Istanbul


By İpek Sahra Özgüler

International Correspondent

Istanbul, Turkey

This report is a contact point between Turkey and the world. As everyone knows, project management is an efficient tool to ensure that the projects are completed on time, within budget and meeting customer quality expectations. The organizations have to manage the projects efficiently in order achieve organizational strategy and objectives through project management.

In this first report, I want to share brief information of nonprofit organizations and their structure. Which nonprofit organizations are existing in Turkey? What did they achieve in the previous year? What will they plan to do in the next year? Then, I want to share the real experiences in project management through interviews.

My first guest is Ahmet Taspinar, who has over 40 years of experience in petrochemical and energy projects, and in management information systems development.

My second guest is Ismail Mehmet Yeyinmen. He has worked as an industrial entrepreneur involved either as consultant, advisor and/or founder CEO of many industrial establishments in Turkey.

My last guest is Sertug Yılmaz, a young professional. He works as project manager in the aviation sector.


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About the Author

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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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