Pmp Lecture Series At Robert Bosch
PMI India

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions hosted a series of lectures as part of a program to prepare the company’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification aspirants for their upcoming examination. This four-day program was kicked off on 11 April at the company’s Bengaluru center and was conducted by project management practitioners from various disciplines and industries. The lectures were scheduled over four days from 18 April to 9 May.

As many as 180 project managers took part in it, including those who joined in through Skype from another Bengaluru location and Coimbatore.

In his keynote address, Vadiraj Krishnamurthy, vice president at Robert Bosch, said the business environment in the company is changing as it moves into the space of Internet of Things. It has ushered in changes in business models due to trends in the mobility sector, the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) world, and significant increase in complexity in both technical and social systems. He also explained the changes the company is going through with respect to agile transformation and practices, an agile mindset, technical and product knowledge, and stressed on the necessity of collaboration between project managers, and the need for business clarity from senior managers.

Vijay K Paul, past president, PMI Bangalore India Chapter was invited to share his views on the need for project management for business success. He spoke about the evolution of project management methodologies, opportunities in project management, and the skills and competencies required. He also gave an introduction to PMI and PMI Bangalore India Chapter, chapter initiatives, and contributions.

Dr. Kamala Sharma, project manager, Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd., provided an introduction to PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), explaining the project management framework and processes in a simple and effective way.

The other PMI representatives who attended the kickoff were Shine Sahadevan, head of organization markets, PMI India; Praveen Jangira, vice president - technology, PMI Bangalore India Chapter; and Ranganatham G V, program manager, PMI Bangalore India Chapter.

The volunteers who lent their support for the kickoff were Vanishree T J, Chandra Sekaran Narayanan, Srikantaswamy Bisilavaadi, Smitha Srinivas, and Manjunatha B V. The lecture series was handled by volunteers from Robert Bosch – Padmaja Yedida, Raghavendra Muliya, Heddoori Manjunath Ishwar, Sreekala Sunder Rajan, Maheshwari Panka, Reena John, and Sathish Kumar C. The PMI Champion volunteers were Ananth HV, Magna Infotech; Anand Lokhande, Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd.; Raghudeep Madineni, Cyient; and Prasann Patil, Dell EMC.