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Dr. Waffa Adam

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Dr. Waffa Adam, PhD, MIT, PMP, ACP, CMP, with over two decades of expertise in Information Technology (IT) and Project Management, is a distinguished figure in the field. Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Adam has been instrumental in driving organizational excellence across Fortune 100, midsize, and small-sized enterprises, revolutionizing project management practices and establishing Project Management Offices (PMOs) through the implementation of scalable standards and innovative solutions, significantly enhancing project delivery processes. Having navigated through diverse roles from large corporations to fledgling startups, Dr. Adam has demonstrated her prowess in managing IT strategy and operations. Her professional trajectory has seen her ascend to leadership positions within PMOs, with titles spanning from director to VP, overseeing portfolios ranging from $50 million to $1 billion in Enterprise assets for global and international entities.

Renowned as a strategist and catalyst for change, Dr. Adam has spearheaded numerous organizational transformations, fostering agile cultures and establishing Centers of Excellence (CoEs) within IT organizations. Complementing her professional endeavors, she imparts knowledge as an educator, teaching both foundational and advanced project management and IT courses at esteemed Ontario colleges and universities. Additionally, she plays a pivotal role as a curriculum lead developer, aligning educational certificates with contemporary industry demands and trends.

Dr. Adam's academic journey includes a BSc in Information Systems from DePaul University, an MIT from Northwestern University, and a PhD from SKEMA School of Business. She holds certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Professional (ACP), Change Management Practitioner (CMP), and Lean Portfolio Management Professional (LPM), showcasing her unwavering commitment to enhancing project management standards, particularly emphasizing the value proposition of strategy execution through Portfolio Management and PMOs

Actively engaged within the Project Management Institute (PMI) community, Dr. Adam has held various leadership roles, serving as Director of Communication for the PMO Community of Practice (PMOCoP) and Regional Communication Coordinator for the PMO Local Interest Group (PMOLIG). Notably, she contributed to shaping standards for PMI-OPM3 and continues to contribute as a volunteer and Academic Reviewer for PMI's academic paper proposals selection process. Furthermore, Dr. Adam is a prolific contributor to project management publications and a sought-after speaker at project management chapters and forums, sharing her wealth of knowledge and insights with the broader professional community.

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