Continuing Education Program
PMI Pearl City, Hyderabad Chapter

PMI Pearl City Chapter (PMIPCC) conducted a network meeting on 19 December. The meeting started with chapter updates, followed by a talk on change management by Mr. Sumit Goyal from Oracle. He spoke about the way organizations are accepting change and the need to form teams that are good in building innovative products and services. This was followed by a presentation from Mr. Sriram Santhana Gopalan, Director - Membership, PMIPCC, on 'PM Day celebrations in CSC'. The chapter also felicitated new credential holders.

The National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) and PMIPCC jointly hosted a seminar on 'Project Tracking for Increased Predictability'. The seminar, hosted in the NICMAR campus, had speakers from industry - Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, president, engineering projects consultancy, GVK, and Mr. Kuldeep Singh, director, ARKA Integrated Project Management Consultancy. The seminar was directed to generate interest in the student community ahead of the chapter's plans to start a cluster in NICMAR. Mr. Tony Jacob, director outreach, PMIPCC, spearheaded the initiative.

Mr. Srinivas Kopparapu, president, PMIPCC, kick-started the Student Leadership Competency Building (SLCB) program at the Zilla Parishad High School, Katuru (near Vuyyuru close to Vijayawada) in Andhra Pradesh on 26 January along with Republic Day celebrations. More than 350 students attended the session. They took the International Student Leadership Day oath to practice leadership qualities. The SLCB monthly sessions at the school will train students in the age group of 12 to 17 years on leadership qualities.

(Chapter news contributors are Mr. Rajiv Roy, Ms. Rekha Unni, PMP, Mr. Nilanjan Chanda, PMP, Mr. Soumen De, PMP, Capt. L. N. Prasad, Mr. Srinivas Kopparapu, PMP, Mr. Ravi Vurakaranam, PMP, and Mr. Bhavesh Thakkar)

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