Building a Global Project Management Team

Demetri Paneras, CIO, Velti

Velti has grown from its origins as a startup founded in Athens in 2000 to become the global leader in Mobile Marketing and Advertising, listed on NASDAQ, with 1100 employees, offices in 18 countries across 17 time zones delivering services in over 60 countries. A key to Velti's success has been heavy investment on our human capital around the world and the development of high-performance Project Management teams. We discuss key strategies and learnings from building Project Management teams including: 

  • hiring the right Project Managers
  • developing and optimizing Project Management teams
  • managing and incentivizing Project Managers
  • building teams to deliver value to both customers and investors and finally
  • what makes it possible to run Global IT out of Athens


The benefits of a well-rounded Project Management Practice within your organization

Christos Vassilicos, PMP, Project Director, CGI-Canada

An essential ingredient for successful project delivery is a project manager at the helm who posesses the right level of skills and experience based on the project's complexity level. Having a well-established Project Management practice and Project Management career paths within an organisation can enhance successful project delivery by:

  • systematically assigning qualified project managers to projects of varying complexity
  • improving satisfaction across the various stakeholder groups
  • providing project managers with a logical way to advance along the Project Management career path
  • maximizing organisational utilisation of key resources

We will examine the main elements of the Project Management practice at CGI, Canada's leading and North America's fifth largest IT Services firm with over 30,000 employees across Canada, the US, Europe, India, Australia, and Europe, discuss how these are applied to the mutual benefit of our project managers, our clients, the organisation and its shareholders.

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Ελληνικό Ινστιτούτο Διοίκησης Έργων

Athens PMI Chapter

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