In December 2018, in collaboration with its member-partner Mahindra & Mahindra, the PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter facilitated a session by Suresh Naik, former group director of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). During his 30 years of service at ISRO, Dr. Naik played an important role in more than 18 satellite programs.

Taking the audience through ISRO’s glorious journey of over 50 years, he spoke about the factors that have helped the agency achieve success and global recognition. On ISRO’s Mission to Mars, or Mangalyaan, he said it was the first time that a country had achieved success in its Mars mission in its maiden attempt. He believes Mangalyaan has inspired new thinking on the lines of frugal innovation and management across the country.

Chapter volunteers have been conducting monthly sessions to help those aspiring for the PMP® certification. Since December 2018, the chapter has reached out to over 50 PMP aspirants. It has also conducted three PMP workshops and one for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification workshop for companies. These preparatory sessions were attended by mid- and senior-level managers.

The chapter has started organizing a series of lectures and discussions called the PMI Lounge every Saturday at its office. Through this initiative, the chapter expects to engage members more and make them aware of opportunities that their membership offers. So far, industry experts such as Rahul Sudame, Makarand Hardas, and Rohit Shrivastav have spoken on topics like blockchain, devOps, automation, and robotic process automation.

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