The chapter collaborated with Capgemini to organize an event on project management for the financial sector on 18 February. Vikas Kumar, vice president, Capgemini Invent, and Vikas Madaan, senior director, Capgemini, kicked off the event in the company’s office in Gurugram. Manoj Gupta, president, PMI North India Chapter, and Vaibhav Sharma, senior product manager and agile coach, Benefit Wellness, spoke about the chapter’s activities and provided updates on the upcoming changes in PMI.

Sameer Grover from P Pariyojana Consulting Services spoke about changes expected due to Disciplined Agile (DA) becoming a part of PMI. Suchitra Chaudhary, chapter volunteer and platform manager at Saxo Bank Securities Limited, spoke on communication styles and culture. Vandana Sinha, enterprise transformation consultant at Enterprise Agility Consulting, spoke about the pitfalls of conventional performance management in the agile environment and factors to keep in mind while creating performance parameters.

The day ended with a panel discussion in which Vinita Pandey, IT manager at NCR Corporation; Rohit Chauhan, deputy director, Government of India; and Taruna Garg, senior project manager at Fidelity International, shared their experiences of dealing with stakeholders in financial projects and how agile project management is changing the way IT and business work together.