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Hamid Faridani

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PhD, PMP, ITIL Foundation, Cert.APM

Hamid Faridani is a Senior Training and Consulting Associate with Procept Associates Ltd. His experience is in managing information technology projects, spending 23 years managing projects for IBM Canada. He led the development of IBM products at the IBM Toronto Lab. As part of IBM Global Services, Hamid delivered projects across insurance, banking, retail and government sectors. He specialized in consulting on troubled engagements, ensuring success of large, high risk projects, establishing trusted customer relationships and ensuring high client satisfaction. As Service Delivery Manager he was responsible for all aspects of software testing engagement including pricing and contract negotiations, project staffing, delivery management and engagement completion. Hamid provided project management leadership to the IBM PM community and was dedicated to helping develop the profession and mentoring other project managers in their career and professional goals.

As an IBM Risk Manager, he was responsible for ensuring that a large portfolio of IT engagements were following documented solution delivery process steps. Hamid ensured that any potential exposures to successful proposal and delivery were identified and addressed. He identified risk areas and recommended workable containment plans, reviewed project plans and recommended changes in plans and resourcing to cover any omissions. He ensured that the scope and responsibilities were well-defined and documented. Hamid mentored other project managers in managing complex, high risk engagements. He also performed PM reviews as part of consulting engagement for external customers.

Hamid holds a PhD in electrical engineering from University of California. Prior to joining IBM, he spent over 10 years as an academic, teaching and conducting research at electrical engineering departments at universities in US, Iran and Canada. His last academic position was Associate Professor at University of Windsor.

Hamid is one of the founders of the first Systems Engineering departments in Iran. As department head, he led the establishment of the department, development of the curriculum and the hiring of faculty members. 

Hamid started teaching project management (PM) courses as part of IBM Global Campus and later he joined PM certificate programs at University of Toronto and Ryerson University. After retiring from IBM, Hamid expanded his work at U of T and Ryerson, developing a number of new courses and conducting workshops for corporate customers. Hamid has been a frequent presenter at Project Management Institute chapter meetings. He has published over thirty papers in international journals and has refereed conferences on systems engineering, risk management, estimation and control theory.

PMP  ITIL  Cert.APM  Humber Certificate in Virtual Instructor-Led Training





Information Technology


IT Service Management, Project Management, Project Management Training, Risk Management, Service Delivery Management, Software Testing


Procept - Gaining Control of a Troubled Project

I had worked very hard to prepare for the PMP exam but wanted validation of my understanding of the PMBoK Guide before the big day. The Procept team helped me complete my goals. I especially want to thank Hamid Faridani for his expertise during the training.  Hamid shows a great mix of explicit and tacit knowledge that helped me crush  the exam.  You will get clear explanations to your questions that will help you fill the gap in your training.

Christian Bruneau - Hamid: PMP

I just want to comment about the instructor, Hamid Faridani. He was EXCELLENT. He not only demonstrated a vast knowledge of the topic but he also displayed passion and dedication as a facilitator. Fantastic facilitator, great material and more than expected.

Anonymous - Hamid: City of Toronto

Mr Hamed Faridani is one of the most knowledgable and skilled trainers I have had at the City. He is energetic, experienced, confident and has a great control over the class. I like to thank him for showing passion and dedication in what he does.

Anonymous - Hamid: City of Toronto

The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and used methods that made the material easy to understand and follow.  Way to go!

Fatima Swaleh: Senior Analyst, Cancer Care Ontario

Very knowledgeable and helpful!  I learned a lot.

Carina Simniceanu: Specialist, Cancer Care Ontario

Hamid was very helpful and approachable.

Rikab Rajudeen: Senior Analyst, Data Quality, Cancer Care Ontario

I wanted to let you know that our York Region Property Services staff were quite pleased with the PMP Prep Course delivered by Hamid and Darya.  The staff felt both instructors assisted with their learning of the PMBOK material. Thank you again for accommodating our group.  With such a large group there are so many learning styles; however, we felt the mix of both instructors provided a perfect blend to suit everyone’s needs.    

Jennifer Strong, Program Manager, Strategy and Initiatives, Property Services Branch, The Regional Municipality of York:

Very knowledgeable.  Well spoken.

Yegor Shestakov, Security Project Coordinator, Regional Municipality of York:

Mr. Faridani has a lot of energy and explains things well.

Daryl Arnette, AACI, Senior Real Estate Appraiser/Negotiator, York Region:

He was great!  Took his time & made himself avilable for questions.

Shauna Josephs, CLO, FRI(E), Senior Appraiser/Negotiator, York Region: