Internal R.E.P. Meeting
Representatives of internal R.E.P.s in Bangalore
PMI India hosted an annual meet for non-commercial Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.) in Bangalore on 20 July. The theme of the meeting was “A Collaborative Meet – Sharing of Best Practices”. 14 participants from seven leading organizations attended the program.
On the agenda were presentations from Alcatel Lucent and Sasken Technologies on R.E.P best practices, a group discussion on setting expectations from the R.E.P. group and PMI India, and PMI India staff sharing updates of initiatives run by PMI India.
A major achievement of the meeting has been the conceptualization of the vision of the R.E.P. group. The vision is to: “Create a platform to connect, share, and collaborate, going beyond organizational boundaries, achieving the roadmap towards excellence.”
Regional R.E.P. Meeting
The third PMI India regional R.E.P. meeting of 2012 coincided with the internal R.E.P. meeting on 20 July in Bangalore. The objective of the meeting was to bring together R.E.P.s from the region on a single platform, and discuss and share ideas for purposeful collaborations.
Representatives of regional R.E.P.s in Bangalore
As many as 19 representatives of 13 R.E.P.s in south India attended the meeting, besides two officials from PMI India. The meeting began with a brief update by PMI India on various advocacy initiatives, recent achievements, and plans for the rest of the year.
R.E.P. representatives and PMI India staff also held group discussions. There were four break-out groups who discussed and brainstormed on collaborative marketing: additional avenues, exploring new markets: academia, and chapter and R.E.P. collaborative models.
PMI India’s webinar series on leadership in project management on Techgig.com has been growing in popularity. Two leading R.E.P.s took part in Techgig webinars in August.
On 21 August, Mr. Rathinakumar Balasubramanian of Sabcons spoke on “Solving People and Performance Puzzle in Agile Teams”. On 27 August, Ms. Jayashree Krishna, founder director, i-Point Consulting Services, held a webinar on “Frontier Next for Project Management and Leadership”.
Improving Career Prospects of Engineering Students
Mr. O. Arivazhagan, PMP, CEO, The Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), spoke on construction management and project management career opportunities in Velammal Engineering College in Chennai on 2 August. IIPM, a PMI global R.E.P., was invited to speak on, “How to Improve the Career with PMP®/CAPM® Certifications of PMI USA” by the civil engineering department of Velammal Engineering College, a leading educational institute in Chennai.
Mr. Arivazhagan highlighted the importance of project management concepts and the value a CAPM® certification adds to an engineering student’s career prospects. A student ith international certifications by PMI, such as PMP® and CAPM®, is in demand across industries worldwide.
Talk on ‘Distributed Agile Delivery’
Mr. Rathinakumar Balasubramanian, head - Agile Practice, Sabcons Project Management Consultants, India’s first PMIR. E.P., spoke on “‘Distributed Agile Delivery” at the “Agile in Business” conference in Bangalore on 8 August.