PMI Chennai Chapter

On 21 January, the PMI Chennai Chapter launched its first knowledge-sharing session of 2023. Bhanu M. Viswanadha, president of the PMI Silicon Valley Chapter and PMI Authorized Training Partner (ATP) instructor, spoke about “Kanban for Predictive Value Delivery.” The session provided an opportunity for the audience to understand Kanban at a basic level and learn the steps in implementing a successful Kanban framework. Viswanadha emphasized that the framework must not be introduced as a new tool to the team, but as a part of the existing process.

The chapter conducted a knowledge-sharing session on 11 February at Anna Centenary Library in Chennai. Chandrasekar Pandyan, a knowledge management and design thinking expert, spoke on the topic, “Design Thinking for Business and Customer-Centric Innovation.” He discussed the main elements of the design thinking framework ─ empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test.

D.C. Mathangi, a wellness and lifestyle coach, explained the importance of the well-being of working professionals, considering the long working hours and high stress levels of today’s work life.

Additionally, the chapter, in partnership with Aura Holistic Wellness Centre, hosted a health camp for its members. More than 45 members participated in the holistic health drive.

On 17 December 2022, the chapter conducted an insightful session on the theme, “Business Storytelling for Project Managers.” Sundararaman Chintamani, a distinguished toastmaster, explained the various elements of business storytelling and how it differs from personal storytelling.