With an undergraduate degree in Science and a master’s degree in Business, and many years of experience in project management, Mark Edwards is well suited to work in IST’s Project Management Office. As a senior project manager, Mark has “a number of projects going”, some of which are near completion, including the security and privacy project and the large-format printing project. He is also involved in a number of smaller projects. Although it is “always nice to complete [projects] if they go well, working on them one at a time is not usually a luxury” that he has; however, Mark excels in his position as he “enjoys managing projects, getting things done and solving problems”.
Regardless of the size of a project, Mark says “every project is different which makes it interesting”. But, while there are “always new things to learn”, the most important part of project work is putting together the right team that can deliver “a good solution in the end [and] within a timeframe and budget”.