Vanina Mangano

Vanina Mangano

Vanina Mangano, ALM, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMP

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Vanina Mangano is a highly experienced project, program and portfolio management practitioner, with nearly two decades of experience leading project management offices (PMOs) across multiple industries and companies, such as NBCUniversal, Microsoft and Google. Her experience spans startups to multibillion-dollar portfolios. Currently, she leads a team of program managers within YouTube’s Trust and Safety organization.

Ms. Mangano has been actively involved in furthering the project management profession for the past 15 years through her volunteer work with PMI. Most recently, she completed a five-year term as a member of the PMI Standards Insight Team, where she and other global members provided marketplace knowledge, expert observations and input to help guide the planning of the PMI standards program. She also served as chair for The Standard for Program Management – Fourth Edition, core committee member for A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition and committee member for Navigating Complexity: A Practice Guide – First Edition.

Ms. Mangano holds a master’s degree from Harvard University, where she graduated with honors; a dual bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside; and holds the following credentials: Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management from Harvard University, Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®, PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®, CompTIA Project+ and Professional Scrum Master. She is the author of PMP® Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide, PMP® Project Management Professional Practice Tests and several other project-management-related books and articles.

Born in Argentina, Ms. Mangano immigrated to the United States more than 35 years ago. Her upbringing in a multicultural environment has been instrumental in shaping her perspective and passion for recognizing and leveraging multiple cultural viewpoints. She is a firm believer in the power of positivity, kindness and collaboration to achieve greater success.