From bench to boardroom - how to be a change maker
What does it take to have an entrepreneurial mindset? Are there payoffs in taking calculated risks? How has skilling transformed over the last decade?
The third episode of Common Ground Season 3 features Dr. Srini Srinivasan, Regional Managing Director, PMI South Asia, in conversation with Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO, Simplilearn. They delved into some tough questions on key entrepreneurial skills and the right attitude needed for managing project challenges.
Future trends in Project Management
What is the future of project management as a profession? How can project professionals stay relevant despite technological disruptions? What is the secret sauce that can help project professionals learn and adapt quickly to change?
The second episode of Common Ground Season 3 features three industry veterans who share their views on the way forward and the exciting times ahead for the project management community.
What if there was a way to empower your non IT teams to develop fit for purpose, safe and secure IT solutions? That’s what Citizen Development is all about! It’s a low-code, no-code citizen revolution that empowers teams to develop ideas into applications. It means that you can work smarter, faster and at reduced costs.
oin Low Code No Code veteran Shubhro Pal in an engaging session and learn ways on how you can leverage the power of Citizen Development.
The Rise of Design
What is common between Airbnb, YouTube, Flickr and Instagram?
They were all founded by designers!
The importance of design is greater than ever before. While product companies looked at usability and aesthetics of design, the services industry is now catching up. The role of design is not just limited to products and services; it is now being applied to business, organizational models, and entire ecosystems.
Revisiting The Road Ahead for Product Design in the Era Of Cloud and Digital, Mr. Ashish Khushu | Season 2, Episode 5
As Industry 4.0 adoption accelerates and Cloud becomes an increasingly important component of the overall architecture, their impact on how products are designed and architected is going to undergo a change. Join us as we look at what is driving this change and the path ahead, particularly in context to the ever-evolving role of a project manager.
Fuel your creativity through divergent thinking, Neel and Charusmitha | Season 2, Episode 4
Pick any article that talks about Skills or The Future of Work and you will find Creativity listed among them. Creativity is a skill that is so commonly spoken about and yet seems to be "difficult to imbibe”. In this session you will learn the fundamentals of divergent thinking and its connection to creativity. You will learn to apply it real time, using a divergent thinking tool and take back a few hacks on how you can tap into it on a regular basis. Everyone is creative.
Leadership in the Post-Digital Era, Mr. Srikanth N. R. | Season 2, Episode 3
It continues to remain a VUCA world, and to thrive in this world, it is necessary to stay relevant and adaptable. Technology comes from real life experiences that later support scientific theories, therefore it is essential to befriend technology and mobilize the might of the human mind. So,
• How do we define the leadership skills in the post digital world?
• What will success look like?
• What are the tools that will help us succeed?
We deep dive into this very relevant topic and explore answers to these questions and more with Srikanth.
Reinventing on the go, Mr. Jacob Peter Kindangath | Season 2, Episode 2
The road ahead for the automotive industry is paved with disruptions. Technology, customer expectations and market behaviour are all in a transformative phase. The industry must embrace change, create opportunities and reinvent itself for the future. Quickly. Experience and insightful session as Mr. Kindagath traverses on a journey covering the micro and macro phenomenon of the automobile industry in the Indian context.
Bringing Ideas to Life, Vidhya Abhijith and Abhiith H. K. | Season 2, Episode 1
Each one of us has a super power. A passion. Something that we truly believe in. How can we pursue that passion? Join us for the first episode of Common Ground Season 2, as we converse with two very dynamic young achievers about their entrepreneurial journey and their unique approach to building a futuristic organization.
Vidhya is part of PMI’s Future 50 leaders, for more information on this please visit: www.pmi.org/future-50
PMI India Common Ground Webinar Series – Season 1, Episode 12
Episode 12 of #Commonground was the last episode for Season 1. This episode featured the adventurous and highly inspirational Anja Blacha – A multi-record holding mountaineer, explorer and the Vice President for Youth at PMI. Anja, through her vast exploits in the great outdoors shared her learnings from numerous expeditions, invoking important life questions such as: What does it really take to make ambitions a reality? How do you succeed in the face of adversity and uncertainty? Come and experience how Anja, weaved in her experiences right from her expedition to the South pole to scaling the 7 highest summits in the world and
PMI India Common Ground Webinar Series – Season 1, Episode 11
Episode 11 of #Commonground featured 2 veterans of the Project Management profession. Session 1: IPL 2020 & Beyond Inspirational People-Centred Leadership for the New Normal by Karthik Ramamurthy, Founder and Chief Consultant – KeyResultz. In this this session Karthik will shares seven innovative, proven leadership techniques featuring real-life stories which will help you survive, excel, and deliver success in 2020 and beyond. Session 2: Resolves for Crisis Situations by Vivek Sonar, General Manager (Product Development) – Mahindra Truck and Bus Division When dealing with unprecedented challenges do you listen to your head or your heart? What should you be listening to? The answer is, both. You need to think
PMI India Common Ground Webinar Series – Season 1, Episode 10
"Artificial Intelligence in Project Management - An Impending Risk or an Opportunity? With its versatility of applications, Artificial Intelligence opens out tremendous possibilities. As organizations embrace AI, there are rising concerns about jobs getting displaced. A recent McKinsey report reveals that by 2030, about 30% of the current labour could get replaced by AI and robots. Consequently, could AI make certain aspects of project management redundant? Or will it become a catalyst for AI led transformation?
Find out more in Episode 10 of PMI India’s #Commonground webinar series."
PMI India Common Ground Webinar Series - Season 1, Episode 9
Change is inevitable, such as we are all experiencing in these times. In Episode 9 of the #Commonground series Mr. Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce India & South Asia touched upon the very pertinent topic of change and being outcomes focused. Companies sometimes mistake actions for results, but in truth, actions are only the means to results.
PMI India Common Ground Webinar Series - Season 1, Episode 8
"Episode 8 of the #Commonground web-series features Ms. Grace Najjar, Managing Director (MENA) at PMI. Grace shared insights on how digital transformation is disrupting businesses, and the role of project managers in driving successful results for organisations during this transformation. She dwelled upon the capabilities needed, the importance of re-skilling and leveraging agile transformation.
Leadership, Strategy, Technical
PMI India Common Ground Webinar Series – Season 1, Episode 7
Episode 7 of the #Commonground series featured Sunil Prashara, President & CEO of PMI. Sunil shared his unique insights on the projects leading the path to recovery, highlighting macro trends that are driving The Project Economy and profoundly transforming the future of work, from shifting demographics and trade dynamics around the globe to revolutions in how we use technology and energy. He touched upon the interesting 3P concept of People Projects and Planet. Sunil shares engaging stories and actionable lessons on how organizations and individuals alike can prepare to succeed in The Project Economy.
Leadership, Strategy, Technical
PMI India Common Ground Webinar Series - Season 1, Episode 6
"Episode 6 of the #CommonGround webinar series was a doubleheader consisting of 2 back-to-back insightful sessions.
Session 1 by Lee R. Lambert (CEO Lambert Consulting Group). In his vibrant presentation style, Lee illustrated how one can increase productivity by capitalizing on the power of a well-developed project portfolio management (PPM).
In Session 2, Tejas Sura (Board of Directors PMI and Founder & MD of Cubic Turnkey Pvt. Ltd.) talked about how construction companies need to adapt to the ‘new
normal’ by making fundamental shifts in their workflow to meet societal
requirements and deliver concrete value."
PMI India Common Ground Webinar Series – Season 1, Episode 5
Episode 5 of the #CommonGround webinar series was presented by Radhika Vachani - Founder, The Institute of Inner Wellbeing & Excellence. Challenge to Opportunity - The Mental Wellbeing Journey, a pertinent topic in today’s times. In this webinar, Radhika shares how every one of us faces challenges and tough times, but what defines us is how we respond to them. Our mental well-being is critical therefore to be able to respond in the right manner. Just like we spend time to keep our home space clean and free of clutter, we need to spend some time to do that for our mind as well.
PMI India Common Ground Webinar Series – Season 1, Episode 4
Episode 4 of PMI India’s Common Ground Webinar Series features a doubleheader of two very relevant and insightful back-to-back sessions. Session 1 by Suman Ghose (Co-founder, Inroads Leadership Development) explore reasons for high levels of anxiety and poor focus from a neurological perspective. He also elaborates on why leaders need to be more empathetic with their teams. Session 2 by the very experienced Lt. Col. L. Shri Harsha (Retd.) PgMP®, PMP® (Techno Legal Consultant & Technical Arbitrator) stresses on how project managers need to control divisive politics among various stakeholders, by converting conflicts into collaboration, without hurting egos. A craft that can be cultivated
PMI India Common Ground Webinar Series – Season 1, Episode 3
Episode 3 of PMI India’s Common Ground Webinar Series features a conversation between Dr. Deepa Bhide, MBBS, DCH, PMP® and Dr. Srini Srinivasan, Managing Director PMI India where she touched upon the Relevance of project management framework in dealing with COVID-19
PMI India Common Ground Webinar Series – Season 1, Episode 2
Episode 2 of PMI India’s Common Ground Webinar Series features a delightful and insightful session delivered by Sujan Roy - Head of International Business for Passenger Vehicles, Tata Motors. Sujan uses 13 nuggets of wisdom (plus the bonus nugget) and explains this through enthralling stories. In today’s times, these lessons are extremely relevant in daily life. We are confident that using, these knowledge nuggets, our time will surely come soon!
PMI India Common Ground Webinar Series – Season 1, Episode 1
"Session 1 is a chat with Pankaj Rai - Senior Vice President (Strategic Planning), Wells Fargo and Dr. Srini Srinivasan – Managing Director, PMI India
An engaging discussion where you will learn about the 5 C’s framework to help you stay relevant & successful
In session 2 Scott Ambler - Vice President and Chief Scientist for Disciplined Agile, PMI introduces us to the concept of creating our own WoW (Way of Working) and how Disciplined Agile can help people, teams, and organizations streamline their processes in a context-sensitive manner, providing a solid foundation for business agility, irrespective of the framework they follow."