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Project Management in Cloud Computing
PMI India organized a curtain-raiser to the PMI Pearl City Chapter (PMIPCC) conference to commemorate the chapter’s 10th anniversary in April 2012. The special event on “Convergence of Cloud Computing and Project Management” was held on 13 April.

The event focused on global trends in cloud computing, and its effect and outcome in the future. Delegates got insights into cloud computing from a project manager’s perspective. It provided a platform to examine the emergence of new projects due to cloud computing and their impact on the global delivery model. Experts provided their insights on what is required to deliver projects of a diverse nature and India’s potential to become a global leader in cloud computing.

Industry leaders taking part in a panel discussion during
the curtain-raiser to the Hyderabad conference
The eminent speakers were Mr. David C. D’Lima, AIS service line leader, IBM GBS Globally Integrated Delivery; Mr. Subramaniyan Venkataraman, vice president, software engineering, CA Technologies; Mr. Amar Naresh, delivery head - IT infrastructure solutions, TCS; Mr. Virender Kaushik, senior consultant - technology & program management, National e-Governance Division, Department of IT, Government of India; Prof. Janakiram, professor, department of computer science, IIT Madras; Mr. Sebastian Joseph, president - technology & FM, DDB Mudra Group; Mr. Vimal Wakhlu, chairman & managing director, TCIL India; and Mr. V. Srinivasa Rao, senior vice president, Mahindra Satyam.

Mastek Organizes PM Month

Mastek Ltd. organized a project management focused learning event in which PMI India was the knowledge partner. Mastek runs a quarterly theme-based learning program called GLOW (Gain Learn Outperform Win). The fifth GLOW event on project management was held across Mastek offices in India. The event focused on how managers could enhance their capabilities with project management training. PMI India collaborated with the Mastek learning and development team and project managers to plan and execute the session.

Mr. Suyash Apte won the PMI award
for best technical paper
The program included presentations, webinars, and competitions such as crossword puzzles and technical paper presentations. There were sessions by industry leaders on project management techniques, leadership qualities, and project quality.

Workshop for Auto Industry

CII and PMI India jointly organized a workshop on project management principles for new product introduction in the automobile industry. The workshop was held on 25-26 April at the CII Naoroji Godrej Centre of Excellence in Mumbai.

New product development is often executed in a dynamic environment that involves several departments, divisions, and component suppliers. Project management best practices can help manage the dynamics better and enable product innovation. The workshop gave participants an understanding of the basic framework of project management with nine knowledge areas and five processes.

PMI and Thomson Reuters Event

PMI India and Thomson Reuters, along with International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL), organized an event on project management in the Thomas Reuters office in Bangalore on 22 February. It drew over 100 attendees.

Ms. Ritu Singh, head, Cross Content Projects, welcomed the audience and Ms. Adele Craze, council member, PMO, presented an introductory video. Three presentations were on the agenda: Mr. Ravi Vanukuru, corporate trainer & subject matter expert on project management, IIL on “The Current Context, Challenges & Diversity of Global Project Management;” Ms. Valerie Gray, intercultural professional, Behavioural Architect, BNI, on “Why Should Project Managers Network?”; and Mr. Hiren Doshi, trainer, Practice Agile, on “Building a Culture for Agile Delivery.”
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