Industry-academia Interactions
PMI North India Chapter

Industry-academia Interactions

PMI North India Chapter re-introduced its newsletter, Synergy, in March with a new look. It had articles on talent management, scope creep in construction management, keeping small team motivated by simplifying processes, and test driven development.

The chapter hosted two industry-academia interactions. The first session, “Assessing Organizational and Portfolio Management Best Practices using OPM3 – A Practice Approach”, was a half-day event that was organized along with the International Management Institute. The interaction with students and professors gave insights on new ideas and the research work taking place in colleges and universities.

Mr. Raju Rao, PMP, SCPM and OPM3 professional, conducted an interactive workshop for members and students. This was followed by a session by Mr. Hemant, director – Riskpro India, in which he spoke about the nature of risks and how to deal with them effectively. There were close to 150 participants. The second session was an interaction with infrastructure project management veterans on 7 March. The half-day event was organized along with ERA Business School. Mr. Harish Chawla, who has more than 50 years of industry experience and over 30 years in project and contract management, spoke at the event. Mr. Tanmoy Prasad, consultant in the IT advisory group, Government of Haryana, presented as how the Ministry of Corporate Affairs is transforming itself to meet the ever-changing needs of the competitive world.

The chapter celebrated 26 April as Agility Day. Agile project management methodology is a topic of growing importance today. This full-day event started with a presentation on the “Agile Manifesto”, followed by a session on scrum. There was a post-lunch session on “Pull Planning, Lean and Kanban”. Before closing out, there was an open discussion on the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification during which the speakers and the chapter guided participants on how to prepare for the certification.

(Chapter news was contributed by Mr. Ravi Vurakaranam, PMP, Mr. Prashant Malhotra, PMP, Mr. Rinoo Rajesh, PMP, Ms. Rekha Unni, PMP, Capt. L. N. Prasad and Mr. Bhavesh Thakkar, PMP)

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