Attendees of the R.E.P. meeting in Bangalore
The third PMI Internal Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) meeting in Bangalore on 12 July was a huge success with 26 participants from 13 organizations attending it. Some of the participant companies were Alcatel Lucent, Cisco, HP, and Cognizant, and the invitee companies were Deloitte, Ericsson, and IBM. It was also an occasion to welcome a new company into the group, Synechron.
The highlights of the agenda were presentations made by R.E.P. member organizations, Alcatel Lucent and Sasken. Speakers shared their experiences and the value derived from this association. The value comes through exposure to volunteering opportunities like speaking at project management events and being part of programs such as Excellence Enablers Forum and Campus Ambassador Steering Team, and PMI Champion Program, networking opportunity with other organizations and sharing of best practices, and conducting practitioner connect sessions.
R.E.P. member organizations had an hour-long group discussion on “Challenges Faced within Competency Development.” The PMI staff took this opportunity to talk to the audience about PMI initiatives and offerings such as Pathpro and Knowledge Assessment. There was also a review of last year’s R.E.P. group initiatives to highlight the achievements and contributions to the organization community.