Knowledge Sessions
PMI North India Chapter

PMI North India Chapter organized a practitioners' workshop, “Steering Project Success – What more is possible?” in Gurgaon on 18 July. The workshop was designed to go beyond the conventional project management methodologies and processes, and bring in entrepreneurial thinking to steer projects towards success. It was conducted by Madhavan S. Rao, PMP, who has over two decades of experience in providing leadership for delivery, business performance management, project management competencies, and innovation enablers businesses.

The chapter organized a series of presentations, in partnership with Ericsson in the company’s premises in Noida on 7 August. There were presentations by V. Krishnan, cofounder, Just Dial, on Just Dial’s journey and entrepreneurship today; Iqbal Singh, head of delivery for SDE TAS – Nokia, on challenges in transition projects; Sanjay Bharti, group general manager, TCIL, on complexities in executing telecom projects; and Anand Prakash, vice president quality, HCL Info systems, Noida, on the ecosystem needed to plan it right.

The Uttarakhand Energy Department hosted a seminar on 18 September in Dehradun that focused on challenges in project execution in government and public sector. The speakers were Lt. Col. Ajay Bhattacharya, who spoke about “backend loading” in government projects as against “frontend loading” as prescribed by PMI; A.K. Singh, who provided insights on the attributes that makes a successful project manager; and B.C.K. Mishra, PMP, who shared his experiences on the successful execution of a hydro electric power station.

Iris Software Inc. hosted a series of talks on “Empowering Self and Teams to drive Project Success” in Noida on . It included a presentation on capacity building in project teams by Ajay Malik, PMP, delivery head, DC Delhi, IBM India; the principles of mind mapping by Maneesh Dutt, former head, Business Excellence and Innovation, STMicro electronics; and low level design in software development by Bibhuti Das, certified Six Sigma Black Belt from ASQ and Certified Scrum Master.

The chapter held its first meeting in the Lucknow region on 7 November. There were participants from different industry domains and organizations. It provided an occasion for practitioners to network and learn about PMI membership.

Training Program, Meeting with Chapter
By PMI India

On the first day of training, participants learned ways to adapt project management best practices from PMI’s A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (P...Read More

Focus on Project Implementation
By PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter

Makarand Hardas, vice president, academics, PMI Pune Chapter discussed scope management. He started with an activity in which he illustrated how perceptions can...Read More

Sessions on Innovation, Lean Project Management, New Technologies
By PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter

PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter conducted its 140th monthly seminar on August 20 at Patrakar Bhavan, Pune. There was a session on "Innovation and Project manageme...Read More