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Theofanis Giotis

Athens, Greece
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Theofanis Giotis, BA, MSc, PhD c., CSAP has been managing companies, projects, programs, and portfolios in the EMEA region since 1987. He has 36 years of professional experience in Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Economics and General Management. He is a Thought Leader, Chief Storyteller, Agile Coach, Instructor, Consultant, Author, Trainer, Entrepreneur and senior Project/Program Manager. As an entrepreneur, consultant, international speaker and trainer, Theofanis has worked in different cultural environments in the EMEA region.

Theofanis served/serves: CEO of 12PM Consulting (2017-now), President and CEO of ITEC TOTAL SOLUTIONS (1995-2016), CEO of ITEC TRAINING SERVICES (1988-2010), first President of The Greek Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI-GREECE) 2005-2014, Leader Scrum Alliance, Greek User Group since 2014, Vice President at PMI-GREECE 2017-2020 and President at PMI-GREECE 2020-2021.

Since 1987 he has managed hundreds of projects in the EMEA region using plan driven (waterfall) and change driven (agile) approaches. He has envisioned, planned, designed, developed & implemented hundreds of projects with 22.000+ consulting and training hours. Since 1992, he was heavily involved in Project and Program Management as part of a core team to setup the first Program Management Office (PMO) in Greece, and one of the first PMOs worldwide, for managing a €200,000,000 budget program with 16 projects.

He has given 250+ presentations worldwide and has passed more than 80 professional certifications. Since Sept. 2005, he has published 200+ articles related to Project Management. He has used Project Management Information Systems (PMIS) (ex. Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online since 1992).

Theofanis holds a BA in Economics from University of Athens, Greece, a MSc in Management (O.R.) from Lancaster University, UK and he is a PhD candidate in Project Management at University of Piraeus. Also, he holds a Computer Programming/Systems Analysis degree from ACE College, Greece. He was certified as a PMP in 2004 and graduated from PMI Leadership Institute Masters Class (LIMC) (2006-2007).

Theofanis served as an International corresponded of PM Forum and PM Ambassador in Greece. Also, he is a member of PMI, IIBA, AMACON, ISACA and CMAA. Since 1987, Theofanis has run 1,000+ workshops (Information Technology, Management, Project Management, Agile, Scrum, Business Analysis, ITIL, etc.) with 10,000+ attendees. As of July 2010, he has trained over 35% of all Greek PMPs. Theofanis since 1988 has delivered 250+ presentations in the following areas: General Management, Operations/Project Management, Leadership, ICT, Business Analysis, Operational Research, Software Development, RDBMS, etc. Since 1990 has participated in 140+ international events, conferences and congresses about ICT, management and project management. Since 2006 he has delivered 44+ presentations in Global Project Management Congresses, Conferences and Events.

Since 2007, Theofanis has been teaching Agile, Project, Program and Portfolio Management at postgraduate level at four universities as an Adjunct Professor. Theofanis represents Greek Standardization Organization (ELOT/ΕΛΟΤ is an ISO member) at ISO TC 258 for Project, Program and Portfolio Management Standard.

Theofanis has passed 80+ certifications passed since 1990:  



AXELOS/PEOPLECERT (PRINCE2 Foundation, PRINCE2 Practitioner, PRINCE2 Agile, AgileShift, ITIL v3, ITIL v4)

AXELOS/PEOPLECERT Trainer (PRINCE2, ITIL, AgileShift, Scrum)

ScrumAlliance (CSM, CSP), (PSM I), CTT+, IIBA ECBA, SFC, SMAC

Finally Theofanis has partnered with the development of the following standards:  

1  Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), 3rd edition (Core Committee Member)

2  The Standard for Portfolio Management, 4th Edition (Sub Core Committee Member)

3  Navigating Complexity: A Practice Guide (Content Reviewer)

4  PMI Lexicon Translation to Greece (Committee Chair)

5  The Standard for Portfolio Management, 3rd Edition (Content Reviewer)

6  Software Extension to PMBOK® Fifth Edition (Content Reviewer)

7  Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3), 2nd Edition (Content Reviewer)

8  The PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition (Subject Manager Expert (SME))

9  The PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition (Quality Control)

10 The PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition (Core committee member)

11 The PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition (Content Reviewer)

12 Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3), 3rd Edition, (Content Reviewer)

Theofanis served as an International Correspondent for the PM World Journal during 2013 – 2016.  He rejoined the PMWJ’s correspondents team in April 2024.

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Profile updated April 2024

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