Meet our Leadership! Nooshin Yazhari, VP of eBusiness and Technologies


    Meet our Leadership! - Nooshin Yazhari, Vice President of eBusiness and Technologies


    How long have you been working in Project Management and what's you're current professional position?

    I started doing project management in the early stages of my career and took several project management courses in grad school; however my first "official" job title as a project manager was in 2009. Currently, I'm the President of my small consulting firm, Optimum. However I use project management tools, techniques, and best practices in almost every aspect of my career regardless of my responsibilities and position within an organization.  

    How long have you been involved with the Houston PMI Chapter and in what capacities?

    I started volunteering with the PMIH Chapter in mid-2016, initially as an advisor to the Marketing and PR team. Later, I was appointed and then elected as the VP of eBusiness & Technologies.

    Describe the most interesting/challenging/exciting project you've ever been involved with.

    I can name many as each project has its own set of unique challenges and successes. The biggest enjoyment I get from project delivery and management is seeing the "project team" overcoming the project challenges together and leading the project to a successful completion! 

    Which part(s) of the Chapters Strategic Plan really resonate with you and why?

    The technology advancement and improvement part of it (not only because I lead the Technology committee for the chapter!). The PMI Houston Chapter has many amazing and dedicated volunteers and leaders who are doing so many innovative and amazing things for the Houston PMI membership and community. I believe having the right technology platform and digital channels to truly support our members, volunteers, sponsors, and the chapter's goals and objectives is a vital part of the strategic plan to ensure success. 

    If you could change something about the Project Management field, what would it be and why?

    Making it more fun, innovative, and interactive for non-project managers who are working on projects led by project managers. Mostly PMs believe that project management is indeed THE most fun and interactive job on the face of the earth; I'd like to see other professional careers and peers feeling the same about us as well.