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PMI Bangalore Chapter

PM Footprints

In the month of January 2016, PMI Bangalore Chapter organized two sessions of "PM Footprints." On 14 January, Sanjay Mishra, operations leader – enterprise resource planning, GE Power, spoke on "Delivering a Complex Global Program in an Uncertain World." On 28 January, Muralidhar Deshpande, assistant professor, Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore spoke on "Project Analytics for Better Business Management."

The chapter conducted a foundational course and an advanced training program on agile project management techniques on 23, 30, and 31 January. In all, there were 33 participants.

Corporate Connect

The small but strong project management community at the engine systems business unit of Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt. Ltd. celebrated its first Project Management Day on 6 January. As part of the event, the chapter arranged for a guest lecture by Amar Bhaskar, advisory council member, PMI Bangalore Chapter, on "Driving Project Management Excellence." There were over 30 participants comprising project managers and senior leaders.

Continental Automotive Components is part of Continental AG with a customer base spanning all major original equipment manufacturers in India. As part of the competency development of its project managers working on projects related to new product development, the company has plans to develop project teams with deep knowledge of project management, including preparing them for PMP certification.

(Chapter news contributors are Nikhil Arni, PMP; Makarand Hardas, PMP; Vineet Sardana, PMP; Rekha Unni, PMP; Capt. L.N. Prasad; and Soumen De, PMP.)

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