I joined HP Enterprise Services (formerly EDS) out of college working as a project analyst for one of our largest clients. In 2009, I transitioned to HPís Consulting Services organization in the leveraged services group Project Management Delivery (PMD) team. Leveraged teams provide certain services / resources to different clientís / accounts in HP wherever their particular skills are needed. When client accounts need PMís to manage a new project, a PM will lead a project & work with that client until the project has been completed and then begin working on a new project with, perhaps, a different client that requires their services.
Since then, I have been a PM assigned to projects on a Life Sciences (Healthcare) account and oversee the accountís Project Management Office (PMO). The PMO monitors, oversees, and provides tools / support for all of the 30 or so projects that are occurring for our client on the account at any given time.
I was drawn to a career with project management because of my Organizational Studies major in college. I particularly enjoy projects in the life sciences industry because of its complexity, breadth, and growth. Every day is different and each project I manage provides a different set of challenges to overcome and many new learning opportunities. With every project I manage, I also work day-to-day with a new group of people, often located across the globe. It is very satisfying running the PMO for the account; I work with other PMís to determine what tools, systems, and process improvements the account can create and implement provide better service to our client and support our projects being completed successfully and effectively. Because of HPís size & global presence, I am able to work from the comfort of my home while interacting with coworkers and clients all over the world.