Benjamin Anyacho, PMP
Senior Project Manager, Operational Excellence Coordinator, Strategic Planning Division, Texas Department of Transportation
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Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Title: Senior project manager, operational excellence coordinator, strategic planning division
Organization: Texas Department of Transportation
How has your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification benefited you?
It gave me legitimacy, authenticity and visibility in the project and portfolio management space.
What is most rewarding about your job?
My best days are when a mentee writes to thank me for helping them advance in their career or life pursuits.
What's the biggest challenge you're facing now?
Stakeholder buy-in and continuous engagement on a complex and complicated project.
Describe a typical day for you.
Pants on fire, and still having fun!
If you weren't working in project management, what would your dream role be?
Leadership development. Project management would be a breeze if human beings weren't involved!
What's the best film you've seen recently?
The Hate U Give. Love is greater than hate.
PMI is celebrating its 50th anniversary. What project in the past half-century has inspired you?
Texas Central's US$15 billion high-speed rail project. It will help turn a four-hour drive into a 90-minute trip for the 50,000 people who commute between Dallas and Houston on a weekly basis. PM
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