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Maria Cristina Barbero, PMP, PMI-ACP

Director of Project Management Center of Excellence
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica
Since January 2017 Maria Cristina is in charge of the Project Management Center of Excellence of Engineering, the largest Italian Group of IT Services (www.eng.it). This Center aims to cultivate knowledge in project management, keep together in a single unit Engineering's professionals with the most mature expertise in Project Management, and exchange ideas and practices with clients and other vendors in order to collectively improve Project Management practices in the market. Maria Cristina is often identified as a results driven executive with specific abilities in delivering and taking on responsibilities of both relationships with customers and operations. She has always enjoyed teaching and training – more or less 10% of her time – and she is the creator of the 2006/2015 Engineering Project Management Training Program and the trainer for 400 Engineering PMPs. She lived in Africa (Harare, Zimbabwe) for two years working for the Italian Co-operation Unit inside the Italian Ministry of the Foreign Affairs as a Project Manager in a project of strengthening the local Chamber of Commerce and reshaping the support it offers to local SMEs. In 2000-2004 Maria Cristina had the chance of running her own business for four years. She is actually a member of the PMI Member Advisory Group for Standards where there are six professionals from all over the world who supervise the evolutionary strategy of the PMBOK®, the PMI Standards, and the PMI Practice Guides. Maria Cristina is a professor in Project Management at the University of Padova Engineering Faculty, Master in Project Management and Innovation (http://www.masterinnovazione.org/). She is a recognized examiner for the new Italian Certification in Project Management: ICT Project Manager UNI 11506:2013.