STS Project Management Professionals


What is a Project Management Professional?


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a global standard administered by Project Management Institute (PMI) to unify, standardize and connect the community of professionals who lead a wide variety of projects, manage programs/portfolios and strive for innovation, project excellence, knowledge sharing, best practices, shared learning and common methodology among PMI members.
  • Government, commercial and other organizations employ PMP certified project managers in an attempt to improve the success rate of projects in all areas of knowledge, by applying a standardized and evolving set of project management principles as contained in PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide.


About the PMP certification process:




  • Secondary degree
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education


  • Four-year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • 35 hours of project management education


But it’s not just about the numbers. PMPs demonstrate a mastery of project management skills through classroom and real-world experience in the areas of; Project Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, Procurement, Earned Value and Stakeholder management and commit to using the standards and practices that have proven successful across projects in any field. PMI members also commit to a code of ethics to make the best possible decisions concerning people, resources and the environment. Ethical choices diminish risk, advance positive results, increase trust among our team, influence long term success and build reputations – the basis for leadership and business development at STS.


Honesty, responsibility, respect and fairness are the values that drive ethical conduct for the project management profession. PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct applies those values to the real-life practice of project management, where the best outcome is the most ethical one. When coupled with technical project management skills, PMI ethics and code of conduct bring a gold standard to STS that allow us to address new and existing business with innovative, responsive and committed approaches to our customers.

Meet the PMP’s of Summit Technical Solutions:

Bill Zolp

  • “I have worked as a Project Manager in various Army assignments and with Alion Science and Technology.  I am a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College Advanced Program Managers course. I enrolled in a PMP “boot camp” in October 2014 and took the exam the next week. The certification and membership in the Washington DC Chapter has made a big difference in increasing my management skills.  The chapter events have also helped me to stay current with developments in our profession.  We are working to increase our community’s knowledge of STS and its capabilities at our chapter meetings and events.”

Henry Akin

  • “In order to better support my customer I reviewed both the Six Sigma and PMI offering.  The PMI (PMP) certification provided the best foundation from which to support the customer and my team.  I acquired my PMP certification through self-study and a commercial PMP boot Camp.  I have used the skills and principles within the PMBOK to help correlate customer needs, wants, and expectations with requirements, schedules, and risk assessments.  In my current functional area I help my customer to manage planning for exercises and possible real-world emergency response for each base/event as a project within an overall multiyear program.”