The Project Management Institute (PMI), GOC successfully organized another edition of the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting and PMI Global Congress 2010—Asia Pacific in the final week of February 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. The Leadership Institute Meetings, held four times a year, offer a platform for face-to-face interactions of global leaders with other volunteer leaders. The event also aims at skill advancement and inspiring and supporting leaders. Curriculum-based educational sessions are conducted by collaborations among global leaders.
Mr. Shantanu Bhamare, vice president of Pune-Deccan India Chapter gave a presentation on ‘Managing Volunteers Effectively’ at the Leadership Institute Meeting. He also gave a presentation on ‘Managing Multi-Locations/Virtual Teams’ dealing with the issues of multiple teams at different locations that might be necessary in the case of large scale projects, issues regarding infrastructure at present location, lack of skill-sets at present location, lack of personnel at current location, outsourcing a part of the project to third party or the presence of more than a single vendor in a project.
(Contributed by: Shantanu Bhamare, vice president, PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter)
A session on was conducted on 31 January 2010, at PMI Mumbai Chapter. The session was conducted by Mr. Jitendra Agarwal, national head - shared services, Debt Management Group, ICICI Bank.
In today’s competitive environment for many organizations, “survival” has taken priority over making a significant difference. There are projects all around which help make this difference and positively contribute towards performing in line with the desired future. Hence the success of the organization is heavily dependent on successful project management, he said.
Mr. Agarwal began the session by explaining project management basics, and giving examples from the industry to emphasize his point. He then moved on to gap analysis in the service industry, explaining why gaps exist between project expectation and delivery.
He explained at length some of the effective techniques he had used in order to involve and manage stakeholders. He talked about the CEDAC (Cause-Effect Diagram with the Addition of Cards) technique, a combination of brainstorming and the fi shbone diagram, which is extremely effective in solving problems.
Finally, he gave an overview of the banking value chain and the major activities that a bank engages in. The interactive session was extremely insightful, and the audience benefited a lot from the experience of the speaker.
(Contribution by Gautam Gangoli, PMP, executive member – Communications Committee, PMI Mumbai Chapter)
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