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Project Management
Conference 2010



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PMI North India Chapter, in coordination with Dell perotsystems presented ‘An evening with project management veterans’. The theme for the event held on 5 February in NOIDA was ‘Women in project management’.

Several senior project managers spoke on this occasion. Ms. Shalini Kumar, Senior Manager, Dell perotsystems, spoke on ‘Project management in healthcare domain’. The second session was on ‘Communication in project management’ by Ms. Sonu Rathore, PMP, who was in her last assignment Vice President of Business Excellence at Birlasoft. The last session was on ‘Success in project management’ by Ms. Sangeeta Sinha, Design Manager, Set Top Box Team, ST Microelectronics.

The chapter has been organizing monthly knowledge-sharing and networking events. In January, Mr. Dinesh Ganesan, who has over 19 years of experience in the IT industry, spoke on ‘Business excellence models and their role in improving organization efficiency.’

Providing an overview of business excellence, Mr. Ganesan explained how the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) model helps in achieving this within stipulated timelines.

In February, Mr. Lakshman Pillai, founder and CEO, LPCube Systems spoke on ‘The role of knowledge management in smart project management.’
Student Leadership Competency Building (SLCB) is an award-winning initiative started by Hyderabad Chapter in 2006. In 2007, the chapter began celebrating International Student Leadership Day (ISLD).

As a part of the ISLD celebrations 2010, the chapter mobilized close to 14,000 students to take the Leadership Pledge, which acquaints students with the core qualities of a leader. There was excellent response from academic institutes across Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and other parts of India. As a part of this initiative, PMIPCC board members, along with other volunteers, spoke to the heads of the institutes on the power of project management. Some schools conducted debate competitions on that day. Significantly, some government schools from rural areas of Andhra Pradesh also participated.

PMIPCC Board Elections

PMIPCC conducted open elections to the executive committee board. The existing board members-Srinivas Chowta, Arun Kiran Ponnekanti, Mahesh Gaddi, Venkatesh Polepalle, Sudhindra Neela, Phalguna Ramaraju, and Udaya Bharati-are due to retire in March 2010. Except for Udaya Bharati, who did not file nomination, all the existing members were re-elected for the next tenure. Three new board members are joining-Venkateshwar Oruganti, Madhav Reddy and Arun Mishra.

(Contributed by Arunkiran Ponnekanti, PMP, Executive Committee Board member in charge of communication and branding)
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