I am very fortunate to have done my Master in Project Management guided by the team of this executive master. To all of them thank you for their involvement and commitment in taking part of my success. I will specially like to thank my project tutor Julio Macias to whom I am extremely grateful for his guidance and the opportunities he has afforded me. I become extremely organized and I sort problems with discipline and method. Finding the right motivation is of high importance in moving projects forward. It is not an individual’s task, it is a team achievement.
I would also like to thank our lecturers Mohamed El-Hamed and José Paredes for their contribution in presenting new knowledge. Their patience in dealing with the students and clear explanations were of great help to me in finalizing this project.
Finally, I would like to express my appreciation to my colleagues at this Master Program.
After finishing my graduation as an engineer I undertook different training courses related to Civil Engineering which raised my technical capabilities but I still was missing something. I was lacking tools in how to be more creative and in how to address different stakeholders with confidence. I was always wondering if I was doing the best thing, or if something else could be done.
In this Master´s study, I learned a lot of new knowledge which I can apply now at both, personal and professional level. I become more confident in my work and I feel my contribution is now of higher quality and relevance. This has been possible thanks to the command of project management methodologies. I did not know that so many options were available. Despite my previous training in PMP, I realize soon that there was much more to learn, and that my use of the PMBok was still limited. Starting with self-management and foundations of project management to later on explore the PMBok from the PMI, PRINCE2, IPMA, ITIL, AGILE and BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES IN MANAGEMENT, to finish with the submittal of my master project. This year has been full of challenges but the reward made the effort worthwhile.
In addition to mastering project management methodologies I learned to become more creative and really improve my communication skills in writing and presenting in a more efficient and professional manner.
I can now see project management with a completely different perspective. Many doors have been open and I am confident in my future personal and professional life is benefiting and will benefit of this exceptional experience. My goal for the future is become one of the top management members in my organization.
Rami Asa´d Abu Hamdan