Vijay Verma is a Group Leader of the Planning Department at TRIUMF and is responsible for providing project management services for several projects varying in size, complexity, and resources. He has over twenty years of practical experience at TRIUMF (a federally funded research laboratory) situated at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He began his career there as an electrical engineer. Later on, he developed a project management system to effectively manage a program of research facilities and projects in the areas of technology transfer, fundamental, applied and medical research. He has developed and implemented various systems to manage a large number of complex and interrelated projects by using his expertise in project management, team building, interface management, systems integration, and MIS.
Mr. Verma holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering, a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and MBA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Mr. Verma is a professional engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geo-Scientists of British Columbia. He has been a very active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), since 1984 and has served on the PMI West Coast BC Chapter in several capacities from 1986-1989. Mr Verma is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP®)
Mr. Verma is interested in business and management consulting and has developed and taught various courses in Project Management, Leadership Skills, Team Building, Organizational Behaviour, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, and Business Administration.
He has conducted several on Project Management in the U.S., Europe, Canada, South America, South Africa, and in Asia, with participants from a wide variety of industries and various educational institutions and Professional Associations. A sample of the organizations from which professionals have attended these seminars/workshops include:
- In the USA and Canada: AT&T, General Electric, Lucent Technology, Coca-Cola, Bell Atlantic, Westinghouse, Digital, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Dell Computers, INTEL, Compaq, NCR, Ameritech, Olivetti, Boeing, Siemens, Motorola, 3M, American Express, Bank One, FedEx, MCI World-Com, Kodak, Towers Perrin, People Soft, Safeco Insurance, US West, Texas Utilities, Department of Defence, Department of Energy, Seattle Water Department, Columbia University, SLAC, BNL, Weyerhareuser, World Bank, Du Pont, Dow Chemical, MacMillan Bloedel, Department of Science & Technology, BC Tel, BC Hydro, BC Systems Corporation, ISMBC, Deptt. Of Highways, City of Vancouver and Surrey, Bell Sigma, and Univ. of BC.
- Overseas: British Gas, Tetra Pak, Computacenter (UK); Hydro Data Porsgrunn (Norway); Carson Mills Project Management (New Zealand); TELKOM, Old Mutual, Atomic Energy, and First National Bank (South Africa); Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (India).
Mr. Verma has presented several papers at the Project Management Institute(PMI) seminars/symposia, INTERNET and engineering conferences. He is an author of a three volume series on the , published by PMI and included in the PMBOK review package. The first volume "Organizing Projects for Success" was published in 1995, the second volume "Human Resource Skills for the Project Managers" in 1996, and the third volume "Managing the Project Team". in 1998.