Project Management: Talking Strategy with Adnaan

Adnaan is a PMO Portfolio Manager, Advisor, and Procurement & Project Manager with over 16 years of diversified experience across the Middle East. A former PMO portfolio manager at one of the Big Four, he brings  rich experience in Mega Projects, detailed design, procurement, construction and consultancy. 

1. When you’re at a networking event, how do you describe your independent career status, and where you focus your work?
I have been completing freelance work for a long time through the Talmix platform - the success I've achieved in these projects have helped me set up my own independent business after receiving so many extra requests from individual clients/institutions to help in future contract developments, strategy and project management.

2. What are the specific benefits that you, as an independent, offer your clients? How do you explain the value your expertise brings?
The benefits of independent work are unlimited, including financial savings for clients and shortening time and increasing efficiencies by moving away from static internal procedures that often hinder businesses. The value I bring depends on a number of factors but often my value lies in my ability to take ownership of key decisions and strategic judgments. 

3. Why do you think there is increasing demand for independent expertise? 
Taking advantage of knowledge and skills missing within enterprises, independents can provide time savings, flexibility in dealings, and cost reductions in comparison to the inflexibility of the permanent workforce.

4. Describe a recent or successful assignment in terms of scope, duration and any particular milestones in the results.
I work with some government agencies here in Saudi Arabia to build stakeholder strategies, developing key policies and procedures for clients.
In managing project management offices, I am successful in preparing financial models, working close with Finance Departments & MOF teams to define budget requirements and to help streamline processes.

5. What's your favourite thing to do when you're not on the clock?
I love to keep up-to-date on everything that is new in the world of modern technology, often enrolling in development courses to keep learning, and make sure I'm always in the best position to provide quality and reliable services to customers.

Talmix has outstanding project management talent like Adnaan on its global network.  If you'd like to find talent like Adaan, to oversee business projects and ensure that are completed on time and within budget, then post a project today, or talk to us about building a ready to go talent pool to address all of your requirements.

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