Amir Abbas

Thank You very much for visiting. You must be curious to know as who is the man behind pmbody.com and may have landed here. Ok, So you already know my name and what I have done as a brief bio is displayed at the footer of the blog.Amir Abbas

I am Amir Abbas Kaka Khel. I did my masters in computer sciences way back in 2004 and then did an internship for a couple of months in the sole and biggest telecommunication land line operator in Pakistan. After internship I got an interenship cum job in a local IT vendor company which was giving support to the sole and biggest GSM operator at that time and so I worked there for a couple of months.

Then I got a job in a multinational telecommunication vendor company and worked with them till 2009, until I decided to work for myself. So I quit my job, WHY !!! You must be wondering and alot of people ask me this question. (I rather not to answer). Please continue.

In August 2009, I completed my PMP 35 PDU training from a local instructor and so I adopt it as a profession and after completed my PMP Certification, I tried to help and mentor others as well and it is growing as each day I am getting more and more passionate about this subject.

Since I had ample time back then, So I did alot of research on the PMP Certification and read almost every book out there. I also read at least a dozen of Project Management books.

Besides preaching PMP Certification, I am passionate about blogging, designing, presentations, self improvement. I did an extensive research on the Project Management and specially the PMP certification, blogging, SEO, power point presentation and other related things.

So the current projects I am working on and are in pipeline for future are the following:

1: Writing a book on PMP (Almost 60% completed). It took me more than a year to write this 60% and may take more months as well. The reason is that this book is totally different then the one available, I am trying to make it specifically for the PMP exam point of view. Many of the books cover and explain the PMBOK guide in there own words and do not focus on the tips, tricks and technique used by PMI for the PMP exam certification. So the aim is to make it more of a tips, tricks and technique kind of guide while explaining the PMBOK guide as well in detail.

2: I have already laid the foundation of helping via this blog, So this is up already.

3: I have also set up a PMP Certification Forum where individual can interact and help each other and I will be answering to many questions personally as well. (Just an update, I suspended the forum for a while because of spam, Once that is corrected, It will be up).
(Update October 2013, Discussion Forum is live again)

 

21 Responses to Amir Abbas

  1. Santosh February 26, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    Hi Amir,

    Your profile is inspirational. Keep up the good work. 🙂

    Will your book on PMP completed before July this year?

    Santosh.

    • Amir Abbas February 26, 2013 at 11:36 am #

      Thanks Santosh,

      Blush 🙂

      I have been trying hard from the past 2 years to complete it. Due to my current schedule, it’s not possible but I’ll try to plan and get some time spare to complete it till July or no later than this year..

      Thanks.

  2. André AS May 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Hello Amir, this is André AS, a Brazilian… I really liked your posts, I have been visiting them as always as I can. Thanks for sharing your knowlegde.

    • Amir Abbas May 21, 2013 at 10:04 am #

      Thanks andres AS.
      Glad and Thanks, you like my writing.

      Kind regards,

  3. Just Get PMP May 23, 2013 at 5:39 am #

    Your profile is inspiring Amir! Hope I do get the courage to be on my own, sooner than later!

    Regards,
    Manick

  4. Amir Abbas May 23, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    Thanks Manick,

    One day you will. My prayers..

  5. Hitesh Patel August 24, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    Dear Amir

    How about the books you are writing ? Is it about to complete or not ?

    • Amir Abbas August 25, 2013 at 5:08 am #

      Dear Hitesh,

      Books ?? hahah
      I feel tired of taking the challenge to write the first book, no courage to write books 🙂

      Well, In the middle, I start some consultancy for a few months and I had no time to start working over it.

      It’s not about to complete sooner but I am confident to complete it..

  6. Ahmed September 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Hi Amir,

    Just thought of stopping by and tell you that your itto5 is very organized and helpful.

    Thank you!

    • Amir Abbas September 24, 2013 at 8:00 am #

      Hello Ahmed,

      Thanks for stopping by and for the kinds words.

      You made my day (blush)

      Thanks..

  7. Farha October 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    Hello Amir,

    Started preparing for PMP Certification, any advice?

  8. Amir Abbas October 12, 2013 at 6:07 am #

    Hello Farha,

    Lot’s of them 🙂 but will mention a few.

    1: Don’t read every piece of material about PMP.
    2: Don’t follow tons of blogs/bloggers/forums/communities.
    3: Just read PMBOK (current is PMBOK5) a couple times and use a good study guide.

    I am writing a guide on how and what to study in a few days, so follow up.

    Keep me posted about your progress and also join the forum: http://www.pmbody.com/forum/

  9. Raghu Ram Alla November 19, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    Hi Amir,
    Thanks for this splendid blog

    I am keenly looking out for your book, is it completed or not?

    • Amir Abbas November 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

      Hello Raghu,
      Thanks for the kind words.
      My book is almost 60% but I hardly get time to complete the rest.
      Thinking to start sharing it.

      Kind regards,
      Amir

      • Raghu Ram Alla November 22, 2014 at 6:35 am #

        That’s a great news..!!
        Will be waiting for that… 🙂

  10. Faisal January 8, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

    Hello Amir,

    Is there any update on the book.

    Thanks,

    • Amir Abbas January 9, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

      Hello Faisal,
      End of 2015, Insha Allah..

  11. Abbey June 13, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    Hello Amir,
    Thanks for your time. I want to explore a carer in Pm but it looks difficult to understand, please I need your help.

    Abey

    • Amir Abbas June 17, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

      Hello Abbey,
      what kind of help is needed ?

      Kind regards,
      Amir

  12. seema225Seema September 16, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    I am looking for a complete career change. I have a masters in biology and an Bachelors in psychology. Does not see that these are typical career paths for those who get a PMP certification. Would I be able to get the certification with this background and is the earning potential good? What types of jobs are out there for someone like me?

    • Amir Abbas September 17, 2015 at 11:54 am #

      There are Govt, Semi-Govt, Private, NGO’s and other institutions that focus on Biology and Psychology, and they all would require some one to manage their projects or on going/future activities. So I see no difference in a Psychology or a Business organization, both require smart project managers with a PMP under their belt running the projects smoothly, efficiently and effectively.

      Besides Education, PMP requires some 4 years experience in managing/directing projects, have you got that experience ?

      There is no guarantee of earning but you may be paid a little more than your peers.

      I have no idea of what kind of jobs are for you but best place is to check weekend newspaper’s and online job portals and check the requirements for a dozen of posts in your related area and that will give you good insights.

      Hope that helps.

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