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PMI Team

Leena Gupte
Head - Technical

Suvarna Naik Desai
Champion Program Administrator

Leena Gupte
Head - Technical

CAC Members

Chair - CAC Susweta Mukherjee
Principal Consultant
Tata Consultancy Services

Gobinda Palchowdhury
Technical Director
M.N.Dastur & Company (P) Ltd

Mangesh Khunte
Global Business Partner, Cognizant Talent Supply Chain

Partha Sarathi Ghose
President & Chief of Projects
Kalyani Steels Limited

Prasann Patil
Engineering Program Manager

Rajeev Panicker
Group Project Manager
Infosys Ltd

Sivasailam Rangakrishnan
Alcatel-Lucent India Limited (Nokia corporation company)

Chair - CAC Susweta Mukherjee
Principal Consultant
Tata Consultancy Services
Associate CAC Members

Naval Gupta
Delivery Manager - Cloud & Infrastructure
Infosys Limited

Naval Gupta
Delivery Manager - Cloud & Infrastructure
Infosys Limited
Senior Champions

Abhishek Sharma
Program Manager
Cisco Systems

Ajay Kumar
Delivery Project Executive
IBM India Limited

Anand Lokhande
Application Delivery lead
Shell India Markets Pvt Ld

Ananth HV
Program Manager

Duraideivamani Sankararajan
Program Manager

Gaurav Jain

Gowrishankar Chandrasekaran
Corporate Services, South Asia Director

Jaydeep Chakraborty
Senior Consultant

Kalyan Sathyavada
Oracle India Pvt Ltd

Koti Reddy Bhavanam
Associate Director
Optum (UnitedHealth Group)

Kush Kumar
Head of Project Management CoE
Quintiles Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Manish Pandey
Senior Consultant - Technology Management
MAPIT (Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of Information Technology)

Sowmya Narayan Varadhan
Account Delivery Manager
Hewlett Packard Globalsoft Ltd.

Sumit Mathur
Practice Head
Tech Mahindra

Abhishek Sharma
Program Manager
Cisco Systems

Adil Warsi
Senior Project Manager
Deloitte India Pvt. Ltd.

Amit Sharma
Advisory PM
IBM India

Bhaskar Nagaraja
Info Tech Manager
Intel Technology India Private Limited

Brijesh Shah
Practice Head BI & Analytics
SPEC India

Debangshu Ghose
TIETO India Pvt Ltd.

Gitika Sinha
Project Manager
Cisco Systems

Kalidas Panambor
Senior Project Manager
Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd.

Kamala Sharma
Project Manager
Shell India Markets Private Limited

Kapil Gupta
Sr. Transition Project Manager

Kishore Babu Subramanian
Project Manager

Kuldeep Bhan
Project Lead
Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Private Limited

Kushagra Manawat
Sr. Manager
Schneider Electric

Lincy Sivadas
Director - Projects
Qburst Technologies

Mohit Jain
Project Manager
Ramco Systems

Mohit Singhi
Program Manager

Narasimha Swamy Alavala
Project Manager
Hewlett-Packard Inc

Poovannan C
Sr. PM.
Infor Global Solutions

Prabodh Gupta
First Line Manager
IBM India Pvt. Ltd

Prashant Kumar K.S.
Servion Global Solutions Ltd

Rajakumar Ramakrishnan
Senior Consultant
Wipro Technologies

Rajiv Gandhi C
Vivid Infotech Software Solutions (p) Ltd.

Roopa Desai
Assistant Vice President
Intellect Design Arena Ltd

Delivery Head
GODREJ Infotech Ltd

Sandip Karia
CIMCON Infotech

Sathish Chandrasekaran
Sr. Project Manager

Sreeni Chittamuru
Technical Program Manager

Srikanth Addepalli
Manager - Pre Sales
Tech Mahindra

Srikanth Kumar
Project Manager

Subhajit Ghosh
Project Manager
IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

Sudhakar Mokshagundam
Project Manager
ABB India Limited

Suman Das
Project Manager, Consultant
IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

Sumanth Shampur
Enterprise Project Manager

Swapnil Chaudhari
DataCenter Analyst
Amdocs Development Centre India LLP

Vedamurthy Mallikarjunaswamy
Project Management Leader
Ingersoll Rand

Vidhi Raj
Dy. Project Manager
GSPC LNG Limited (GSPC Group)

Vijaykumar Tarwala
Senior Project Manager

Yogesh Ajansondkar
Program Manager
Adroit Info tech Ltd

Adil Warsi
Senior Project Manager
Deloitte India Pvt. Ltd.
Poovannan C, Sr. PM., Infor Global Solutions
Adil Warsi, Senior Project Manager, Deloitte India Pvt. Ltd.
Vidhi Raj, Dy. Project Manager, GSPC LNG Limited (GSPC Group)

Champion Advisory Committee - Overview
The Champion Program shall be governed by the Champion Advisory Committee. The committee shall be responsible for carrying out the purposes and objectives of the program. The Committee will comprise of nominated members to serve in the following positions:

Committee Chair

The Committee shall consist of members nominated by the Managing Director, PMI India and shall be members in good standing of PMI. Terms of office for the Members shall be Two years.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, launch, guide, monitor, control and suitably modify the initiative in selected region/sector/industry/company.
  • Provide updates to PMI India Lead and the Chairman of the Champions Program on a predetermined time frame.
  • To Recruit, Select and Induct Champions.
  • Work in close relation with PMI India, the Chairman and other members of the Champions Program.
  • Guide the Champions to deliver results for the program by coordinating with the champions, PMI India and CAC.
  • Provide Leadership oversight to the Champions.
  • Identify and qualify any potential opportunities or risks and work towards appropriate execution.
  • Adhere to all policies of PMI, PMI India and CAC.

Committee Chair
  • The Chair shall be the Team Lead for the Committee, and shall perform such duties as are customary for presiding officers, including making all required appointments with the approval of the CAC.
  • The Chair will be responsible for the overall functioning of the Committee, assuring that the Committee works together as a team, dedicated to achieving the Program vision, mission and objectives as detailed in the Charter.
  • Act as Chair of the Committee and direct the Committee's strategic goals.
  • Schedule, provide agendas and preside over all CAC meetings.
  • Direct the activities of other members toward Programs goals and objectives.
  • Appoint sub-committee and sub-committee's chairperson representatives to task teams as required and subject to the Committee's approval.
  • Invite key influencers from industry to participate in Program events.
The Committee shall meet at the call of the Committee Chair or PMI India Managing Director. Each member shall be entitled to one (1) vote and may take part and vote in person only. In case of a tie, the Committee Chair shall have the right to exercise a casting vote to break the tie. At its discretion, the Committee may conduct its business by teleconference, facsimile or other acceptable means. Meetings shall be conducted in accordance with parliamentary procedures determined by the Committee.

The Committee may grant leave of absence to a Member who is unable to attend the meeting due to exceptional circumstances on receipt of prior intimation of the same.

The Committee shall declare a Member position to be vacant where a Member ceases to be a member in good standing of PMI, or where the Member fails to attend two (2) consecutive Committee meetings.

A Member may resign by submitting written notice to the Chair or PMI India Managing Director. Unless another time is specified in the notice, the resignation shall be effective upon receipt of the written notice.

A Member may be removed from office for just cause in connection with the affairs of the Committee by PMI India Managing Director.

If any Member position becomes vacant, PMI India Managing Director may appoint a successor to fill the office for the unexpired portion of the term for the vacant position.

Lessons Learnt from Pilot Program:
Pilot program was launched in the month of August 2010. The objective of pilot program was to run the concept in a small group and see how the results were, study the challenges and validate the feasibility of this program's success if launched across India. Bengaluru was selected as a pilot location. IT sector was selected as a candidate for Pilot.

List of learning's from Pilot program:
  • CAC was constituted from set of passionate Sr. Practitioners who were already volunteering for PMI in several ways.
  • The Chairman of CAC was elected as against nominated by PMI India
  • Champions were also from known groups, through the local Chapters.
  • Governance of the Program was well thought through, documented and reviewed by CAC before it was implemented.
  • CAC Member was assigned one (1) or more champions and them meeting the objective was the responsibility of the respective CAC Member.
  • However, Governance of the CAC was found to be falling apart, as members got busy on their regular work schedules.
  • Where ever there was good connect and communication (per governance guide) between the CAC member and the respective champions, there was momentum.
  • Constant communication motivated the champions to work towards the objective - a phone/conference call once in a month is absolutely mandatory to keep the ball rolling.
  • Connect between the CAC Member and PMI India also proved to be a very effective way to keep the momentum going.
  • The responsibility of the CAC Member to keep the triangle of Champion-CAC Member-PMI India is the key to get results.
  • Champions should have passion in what they are doing.
  • Lack of passion or drive with the Champions or the CAC member is an early warning sign for treading the wrong route.
  • It is essential for the CAC Chairman to keep the CAC intact, keep them in communication and let the passion ignite passion strategy work.
  • The Leadership ability of the Chairman of CAC as well as CAC Members is a must and this program will provide a good platform to present/train such a skill.
  • Constant appreciation of the efforts by the CAC Member to the Champions is also a key motivator.
  • Emails can be handy, but does not translate emotions. Phone calls and in person meetings were found to be very powerful communication medium.
  • Calling out if one is busy on the other part of life and this could help for others to plan accordingly.
  • Working together as a team irrespective of hierarchy in their day jobs has proven to be the best way to collaborate and get results - this is part of the leadership ability to pull all together.
  • Attending the conference calls and meetings help to be a motivator as well as helps keep the team focused on what needs to be done.
  • After all, this is a voluntary program, hence keep smiling and have fun - real secret to success