East RegionFor the benefit of project management aspirants, PMI India Champion
Jaydeep Chakraborty has written two blogs on frequently asked questions
on Project Management Professional (PMP)®, membership,
details about Professional Development Units, re-validation, and
examination preparation tips in collaboration with PMI West Bengal
Chapter. In May, he guided PMP aspirants during an examination
preparation program arranged by the chapter. He made a presentation on
changes in the examination that took effect on 11 January 2016. During
the session in Salt Lake, West Bengal, he guided 15 PMP aspirants from
different organizations on the examination process, starting with filing
the application.West RegionDuring 22-25 April, PMI India Champion B. Koti Reddy from Hyderabad
facilitated a mentoring session on the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner
(PMI-ACP)® at Cybage, Pune. As many as 28 professionals
including managers, senior managers, and delivery managers from various
business verticals and business units, who intend to take up the PMI-ACP® certification, attended the workshop.
Mr. Reddy covered both the basics and advanced discussions on agile
approaches to project management including how to apply an agile
technique for a given situation, and why to choose a particular
technique for a project.
The session included several games, video presentations, and exercises
to engage the participants, and help them apply learnings effectively to
situations.North RegionPMI India Champion Yogesh Sachdeva conducted a one-day event, "PM Day"
at American Express, Gurugram in April that was attended by 25 managers.
The event has helped garner interest among participants about PMI
membership and certification preparations.
PMI India Champion Ajay Kumar conducted a session on "PMP Certification -
Value for Management" on "PM Day" in April for 10 newly inducted
project managers in IBM India, Noida. The two-day awareness session was
focused on "PM Fundamentals" for 12 IBM team members.South RegionPMI India Senior Champion Sunil Telkar, PMP, coordinated the second "PM Pathshala", a four-day workshop on PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
at Praxair, Bangalore in March. Anuj Sharma, managing director, Praxair
India, set the theme of the workshop with his opening address. Jacob
Varghese, head – aerospace & defense, PMI India, provided insights
on the latest trends in project management.
Mr. Telkar started the workshop with a session on "Introduction to PMI & the PMBOK® Guide". Then he and his colleagues moved on to explaining the Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide.
Mr. Telkar took sessions on Project Integration Management, Project
Cost Management, and Project Stakeholder Management. His colleague,
Sathyanarayan V., PMP, delivered sessions on project management
processes and Project Time Management, sharing his vast experience as a
project manager at Praxair. Vekatadas Devishetty, PMP, spoke on Project
Risk Management and Project Scope Management. Madhan B., PMP, took the
participants through Project Communications Management and Project Human
Resource Management, while Gopal K., PMP, delivered sessions on Project
Procurement Management and Project Quality Management. The workshop,
attended by around 30 middle managers, was followed up by a two-hour
examination on the PMBOK® Guide on 31 May.
On 28 April, Mr. Telkar was invited to "Renaissance," the annual
festival of the mechatronics engineering department of Acharya Institute
of Engineering, Bangalore, as the chief guest. He addressed over 200
engineering students on the basics of project management, and introduced
them to PMI and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification.On 21 April, PMI India Champion Ravindra Kulkarni conducted a one-hour
session on the "Introduction to PMP Certification" for module leads and
above roles for the employees of GlobalEdge Software, Bangalore wherein
he took the 25 participants through PMI offerings and the way to proceed
for the PMP certification. In the same company, a four-day PMP
awareness session was conducted for PMP aspirants on May 13-14 and May
20-21. There were over 20 participants and the sessions were conducted
by PMI India Champions – Ananth H.V., Preethi Sankaranarayanan, Ravindra
Kulkarni, Kush Kumar, and Hari Prasad. It was coordinated by
Raghavendra Guruprasad, Champion Designate from GlobalEdge Software.
The sessions included video presentations, mock tests, practical
questions, and case studies. The session, Introduction to Project Scope
Management, was conducted by Mr. Ananth; Project Communications
Management by Mr. Kulkarni; Project Time Management and Project Cost
Management by Preethi Sankaranarayanan; Project Quality Management,
Project Procurement Management, and Project Risk Management by Mr.
Prasad; and Project Stakeholder Management, Project Integration
Management and Project Human Resource Management by Mr. Kumar.
Mr. Ananth also conducted a full-day awareness session at Hindustan
Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore, on "Trends in Project Management" on 5
May, which was attended by middle and senior managers.
During March-April, PMI India Champion Manikandan M. spoke on Lean Six
Sigma and Project Management Knowledge Sharing at Sathyabama University,
Chennai, for MBA first year students on 9 March; on "Map Your Destiny -
Project Management" at PGP Agriculture College, Namakkal, for MBA final
year students on 7 April; and on the "Latest Trends in Operations -
Project Management" for first year MBA students in SRM University,
Chennai, on 15 April.
PMI India Champion Sowmya Narayanan guided 31 project managers through a
PMP certification preparation workshop in Hewlett Packard Enterprise,
Bangalore during the first week of March.
PMI India Champion Sathish Chandrasekaran conducted a four-hour risk
management practitioner session for over 30 professionals from Cognizant
on 28 March. The next day he delivered a six-hour workshop on project
management with case studies from PMI to over 50 associates from
Cognizant. He utilized resources from the Champion portal to provide
participants an overview of PMI certifications.
On 29 March, there was a full-day PMP helping hand session at Bosch
India, Bangalore. Delivered by PMI India Champions Raghavendra Muliya,
Anand Lokhande, Duraideivamani Sankararajan, and Kush Kumar, the
sessions attracted close to 100 participants. Most of them expressed
interest in achieving the PMP certification in the next few months.
PMI India Champion Koti Reddy conducted a lunch and learn session at the United Health Group's NCR campus on PMIACP®
for about 350 nominated employees and scaling agile for 100 employees
on 11 March. He followed up these sessions with an in-depth two-day
workshop on "scaling agile" and a three-day PMI-ACP® workshop starting 28 March. As an immediate impact, five employees took up PMI membership and 10 employees enrolled for PMI-ACP®.
(Contributed by PMI India Champions Ajay Kumar, PMP; Kush Kumar, PMP;
Sathish C., PMP; and Senior Champion Sunil Telkar, PMP, MIMA.)
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