Lunch n Learn: Demystifying Project Management with Ahmed Zouhair
Demystifying Project Management with Ahmed Zouhair
Most of entrepreneurs and new small business owners wear many hats. As a result, the majority get stuck and end up closing their businesses within 2 years because of poor strategy, planning, and prioritization.
Ahmed will provide a practical and pragmatic guide to real-world project management for your business—presented in plain English. He will share why most companies use buzzwords, catch phrases, and acronyms that every industry employs. This can be intimidating, overwhelming, and discouraging to those using project management for their own small business.
Ahmed will help you understand how to avoid letting the process hinder the progress of your business. Instead, you can make the process transparent and operate a successful business.
- The ability to unlock your hidden project management skills
- Real business challenges and desired outcomes
- The three Ps: Prepare, Plan, and Perform
About the speaker: Ahmed Zouhair, DBA, PMP. ITIL Expert, Founder & CEO of PMTC, Author, and Consultant
Fluent in three languages (English, French, and Arabic) and with three degrees—including a doctorate in Business Administration—serial entrepreneur and seasoned project, product, and program management consultant Ahmed Zouhair knows the value of hard work. He also understands what it takes to build an enterprise from scratch. While today his international roster of clients includes companies and individuals from the education, IT, telecommunications, digital security, oil and gas, finance/ banking, and non-profit sectors, Ahmed’s career didn’t start out that way.
His first job after college involved collecting mud samples during 12-hour shifts on an oil and gas rig. Such tedious work in a harsh environment taught him patience and how to think on his feet when things go wrong. He likewise learned to interact with many different types of people, skills he would later refine as a volunteer business coach and workshop presenter for SCORE.
Ahmed is seasoned project management expert and consultant who can take your organization through what it takes to experience success. His prescriptive processes, planning, and implementation strategies employ industry best practices and leverage his 30+ years of experience. These best practices have been captured in his recent book entitled Demystifying Project Management: Project Management in Plain English for Startups. His overall life mission is to inspire and help people reach their full potential, in whatever capacity.