Project Management in Multicultural Environment
PMI West Bengal Chapter

Project Management in Multicultural Environment

As part of its Learn & Earn series of events, the chapter organized an extensive and interactive session on project management in a multicultural environment. It was hosted at IBM Millennium City in Kolkata on 31 May. Despite of a heavy shower with strong winds in the early morning, enthusiastic participants turned up to join the experience sharing session and network.

Ms. Asima Bhattacharya, delivery head, MARA ISON Connectiva Limited, the speaker for the event, articulated her experience of working with multiple geographies. She explained how to manage project teams in multicultural environments, how she built a project management framework, and the seven guiding principles/ground rules which can help project managers in managing multicultural project teams.

The event concluded with a networking session over tea.

PMI Bangalore Chapter organized a two-day advanced program on agile project management techniques on 3-4 May at DHI Leadership Centre. This program enabled those who want to pursue the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMIACP) ® certification and fulfil the mandatory 21 contact-hour requirement.

On 7 May, the chapter participated in PMI 2014 Conference of Central Illinois Chapter, USA and shared its vision and experiences with conference participants through a live Skype session.

This month, two Footprints session were held. On 8 May, Mr. Rudresha T. Shetty, director of engineering (professional BU), Harman International India Private Limited, spoke on ?Leaping from Water Fall to Agility?. On 22 May, Mr. Lokesh Venkataswamy, managing director, Innomantra Consulting Private Limited, spoke on "Functional Innovation Methodology - a Systematic Approach to Accelerate Patentable and Profitable Ideas".

The chapter, along with PMI India, held an advocacy session on project management, the various activities of Bangalore Chapter, and PMI certifications at L&T Infotech. Nearly 50 members participated in the event.

On 24 May, the chapter conducted a one-day foundation program on agile project management techniques at the DHI Leadership Centre.

On 31 May, Mr. Frank Saladis, an internationally known thought leader and speaker on project management, conducted a workshop under the chapter?s PM Enrich program in Bangalore. Nearly 25 members attended the workshop that highlighted the importance of project management in a globalized environment that is imperative in today?s competitive business dynamics for both growth and sustenance of organizations.

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