The PMI Pearl City Chapter’s annual general body meeting on 25 June, saw the coming together of several long-standing clients and supporting organizations. Loyal supporters of the chapter were recognized and feted at the event.
Mr. Suresh Chandra (president, PMIPCC) updated the over 100 attendees on the activities of the chapter and also announced the new board structure. The upcoming initiatives and focus areas of the coming year were also spelt out. Ongoing and new alliances with companies such as Deloitte, MSIT, and Amazon, as well as NGOs such as FFA, EWB, FAPCCI, and Airline Ambassadors Inc were stated.
According to Mr. Chandra, the PMIPCC Board has been realigned in a more strategic manner to adhere to the mission of the chapter—catering to academia, business and community, and also enabling functions to support these activities.
Mr. Srini Komanduri, office managing director, Deloitte, in his keynote address spoke on ‘Project Management Excellence’. A Q&A session followed, after Mr. Raj Kalady, MD, PMI India, was invited to share his experiences with the members. Among those present were Mr. Vijay Prasad, (PMI USA), Mr.V.S.R. (former president, PMIPCC), Dr. Rammohan Rao (ISB), Dr. V.P. Sharma (MANAGE), Mr. Abhiram (leadership guru), Brig. Hari Kumar (ITsAP), Wing Cmdr. Kamalakar (Vijai Electricals Ltd), etc.
The chapter also presenting mementos to long-standing alliance partners, facilitators, etc. The meeting concluded with Mr. Srinivas Kopparapu proposing a vote of thanks on behalf of the Board, and Mr. Mahesh Samudrala (PMO for the AGM) giving a special note of thanks.
PMI has inked a memorandum of understanding with Computer Society of India (CSI), and the alliance promises a new value proposition to members of both organizations. Here are a few quotes illustrating how the industry and academia sees the new partnership:
“The CSI-PMI relationship could create a new environment of project management education and research in India, so that IT professionals have better access to PMI certification programs through CSI countrywide infrastructure and facilities. CSI and PMI may constitute joint research programs to design industry-focus programs as well. It is win-win situation."
“We have seen the great value of PMI certification at TCS. CSI, of which I am the immediate past-president, will provide the reach as well as the voice of the professionals to PMI. This MoU will be an added benefit to CSI members."
S. Mahalingam Chief Financial Officer Tata Consultancy Services
“The CSI -PMI collaboration will lead to a new value proposition to members of both organizations and the society at large. The confluence of best project management practices of PMI and ICT domain expertise of CSI has a great potential to effectively address India-specific needs and to carry out joint research studies in project management.”
Prof. H.R. Vishwakarma Hon. Secretary, Computer Society of India Senior Professor, VIT University, Vellore
Mr. Shantanu Bhamare, Vice President of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Pune – Deccan India Chapter, has been conferred the Rajshree Shahu Samaj Ratana Puraskar for signifi cant contribution in the fi elds of information technology, education, and social work.The award was conferred at the 17th Akhil Bhartiya Nivedit Marathi Sahitya Sammelan organized by the Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Sahitya Parishad in Ratangiri recently.
Mr. Bhamare, the Founder President of the Giants Group of Pune Metro (a social organization), is a Deputy General Manager with a global software company.
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