Going by the demand of members in central Kerala, PMI Kerala Chapter is
opening a new branch in Kochi. The rechartering process has already
started by PMI and is expected to complete in the next two-three months.
The chapter board has decided to conduct the upcoming chapter conference
in Kochi on 13 February. The conference will be held in Hotel Crowne
Following the success of the volunteer development program in
Trivandrum, the chapter conducted a similar program in Kochi on 1 August
in which more than 20 members participated. Raghunandan Menon, chapter
vice president-Governance & Policy; Rajeev Panicker, past chair, PMI
Kerala Chapter, and Jayakrishnan P.S., vice president-Volunteer
Development; spoke on volunteering and the chapter’s roadmap. There was
also a discussion on volunteer growth opportunities by a panel
consisting of Krishnakumar, vice president-Professional Development, and
Rinosh J. Kurian, vice-president -Marketing.
The chapter, in collaboration with PMI India and Tata Consultancy
Services (TCS), held the “Project Managers’ Confluence” at the TCS
premises in Kochi on 30 September. About 50 project practitioners from
TCS and about 20 chapter members from different organizations
participated in the event themed around agile project management
S. Chandramouli, associate director, Cognizant, and Ramdhyani R.,
director, TCS spoke on agile project management methodology. Dr. Vikram
Kumar B.T., president, PMI Kerala Chapter, and Shine Sahadevan from PMI
India spoke about the PMI value proposition and various avenues for PMI
Kerala Chapter and TCS to join hands to work together.
The chapter celebrated Professional Development Day with a workshop on
the usage of lean and project management concepts in construction
projects. The event in Trivandrum on 31 October 2015 was conducted by
Tony Jacob, director, Constask Management Solutions.
International Project Management Day 2015 was celebrated on 5 November
in Technopark Campus, Trivandrum. Anilkumar Pandala, managing director,
Thiruvananthapuram Road Development Co. Ltd. and associate vice
president, IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd., spoke on ways to work
towards a sustainable future.
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