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Interactive Session in Gurgaon
Representatives of PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) in Gurgaon and Noida had an opportunity to meet a PMI India representative who visited the Ericsson Gwal Pahari office on 12 April.

Mr. Sahadevan talking to R.E.P. representatives in Gurgaon
Mr. Shine Sahadevan, head - organizational market, PMI India, addressed the audience. Mr. Sahadevan is responsible for advocating the project management profession within the organizational market with a focus on IT/ITES and telecom companies. He helps conduct activities to support organizational project management certification drives and share best practices in project management.

The session saw free-flowing discussions on various topics, such as the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) program, PMI India chapters, and current project management trends. There was special emphasis on the telecom sector with deliberations on competencies needed for success in this sector, current skill gaps, and the high level objectives articulated in the National Telecom Policy 2012.

Internal R.E.P Talk on Quality Improvement

Mr. Karthick Rajapandiyan, senior project manager, Alcatel-Lucent
The Internal Registered Education Providers (I.R.E.P.), which is a part of the PMI India community, setup a platform for project managers to collaborate and share ideas. This platform serves as an information bridge for different participating organizations in Internal R.E.P. to share new best practices in the areas of research and development, global customer delivery, and third party management.

As a part of this initiative, Internal R.E.P. organized its third talk on 5 April 2013. It was a virtual talking, which practitioners from Alcatel-Lucent, Sasken, and Datamatics Technology attended. The speaker, Mr. Karthick Rajapandiyan, senior project manager, Alcatel-Lucent, presented on "Quality Improvement Practice for Third Party." The session started with an introduction of the speaker by Mr. Vineet Chandra, engineering manager- quality, Alcatel- Lucent. Mr. Rajapandiyan elaborated on common pain points and ways to solve them by following certain quality improvement practices.

North Region R.E.P Meeting

North India R.E.P. representatives at the meeting
The first regional R.E.P. meeting for North India for 2013 was held on the 14 March in New Delhi. As many as 14 R.E.P.s participated in this meeting to share their accomplishments and seek updates of PMI India.The meeting provided them an opportunity to exchange ideas, network, and share thoughts among community members.

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