PMI India Champions Advocacy & Collaboration
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South Region Updates
On 20 March 2015, PMI India Champion M Manikandan, PMP, conducted a two-hour session on project management and PMI certifications for 51 graduate engineer trainees as a part of their management development program at Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Paper Limited (TNPL), Pugalur. It was organized by the Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli. Mr. Manikandan conducted a session on Lean Six Sigma Project Management at NIT Jaipur on 1 April and at NIT Tiruchirapalli on 19 & 29 April.

On 14 March, PMI India Champions Mr. Kalyan Satyavada, PMP and Mr. Jayavel Bharathi organized a PMP® overview session for project managers and project leaders at Oracle India, Hyderabad. The session focused on giving an overview of the key project management knowledge areas and process groups.

PMI India Champion, Sunil Telkar, PMP, organized two two-hour mock tests on 30 March and 28 April at Praxair's corporate office in Bangalore. The tests were based on PMI A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Fifth Edition and was attended by 10 PMP® aspirants. A two-hour follow-up session was held on 29 April to discuss the answers and related concepts of project management.

North Region Updates
PMI India Senior Champion, Vinay Kumar Agarwal, PMP, provided his support as a speaker at a four-day PMP mandatory training held at Ericsson India Global Services Pvt Ltd, Noida with the help of the company's learning and development team. The training was conducted by an REP. He took this opportunity to talk to the group and shared his experience/tips for completing the PMP® certification. Mr. Agarwal suggested a milestone-based approach and run the preparation like any other project with all the phases like initiation, planning, executing, monitoring, and control, and closure. He stressed on avoiding procrastination and shared how a common study group could support each other. Personal experiences of managing study at home and tips on how to commit to one’s schedule were shared.

International Updates
Dr. Sanjay Kumar, member, Chapter Advisory Committee (CAC), authored an article on “Increasing Competitiveness of India Central Public Sector Enterprises,” that was translated in Chinese and has been published in the PM Network® in China in the March Issue. The printed version of that issue was delivered to about 3,000 PMP® certificate holders and others across China. His other article on Change@PSUs has also been translated into Chinese and is expected to be published in the June issue.

Champion Program
Champions Provide Exam Guidance to PMP Certification Aspirants
By PMI India

On 12 August, there was a two-hour interactive session at the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)...Read More

Awareness Building Sessions
By PMI India

PMI India Senior Champion Kiran Rajeshirke was a speaker and panel member at a symposium organized by PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter on 25 March....Read More

New Champions Join the Program
By PMI India

Eighteen of the thirty-four Champion Designates, who were in line to move up to Champions, have now formally joined the program. The selection process had start...Read More