Launch of Kochi Branch
PMI Trivandrum, Kerala Chapter

Going by the demand of members in central Kerala, PMI Kerala Chapter is opening a new branch in Kochi. The rechartering process has already started by PMI and is expected to complete in the next two-three months.

The chapter board has decided to conduct the upcoming chapter conference in Kochi on 13 February. The conference will be held in Hotel Crowne Plaza, Kochi.

Following the success of the volunteer development program in Trivandrum, the chapter conducted a similar program in Kochi on 1 August in which more than 20 members participated. Raghunandan Menon, chapter vice president-Governance & Policy; Rajeev Panicker, past chair, PMI Kerala Chapter, and Jayakrishnan P.S., vice president-Volunteer Development; spoke on volunteering and the chapter’s roadmap. There was also a discussion on volunteer growth opportunities by a panel consisting of Krishnakumar, vice president-Professional Development, and Rinosh J. Kurian, vice-president -Marketing.

The chapter, in collaboration with PMI India and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), held the “Project Managers’ Confluence” at the TCS premises in Kochi on 30 September. About 50 project practitioners from TCS and about 20 chapter members from different organizations participated in the event themed around agile project management techniques.

S. Chandramouli, associate director, Cognizant, and Ramdhyani R., director, TCS spoke on agile project management methodology. Dr. Vikram Kumar B.T., president, PMI Kerala Chapter, and Shine Sahadevan from PMI India spoke about the PMI value proposition and various avenues for PMI Kerala Chapter and TCS to join hands to work together.

The chapter celebrated Professional Development Day with a workshop on the usage of lean and project management concepts in construction projects. The event in Trivandrum on 31 October 2015 was conducted by Tony Jacob, director, Constask Management Solutions.

International Project Management Day 2015 was celebrated on 5 November in Technopark Campus, Trivandrum. Anilkumar Pandala, managing director, Thiruvananthapuram Road Development Co. Ltd. and associate vice president, IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd., spoke on ways to work towards a sustainable future.

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