PMI India and the project management community at Thomson Reuters collaborated again for the sixth annual Project Management Unconference event which took place in Bangalore in June 2018. Around 135 delegates attended this event, and the participant profile included Thomson Reuters employees – both project management practitioners and those from other streams – nominees from PMI, Thomson Reuters customers, and partners.
The theme for the UnConference was: "Achieving Business Transformation in a Globally Disruptive Market by Re-inventing Project Management." It covered the need for disruption in the workplace to create and innovate; using failures to foster a culture of innovation; and leveraging design thinking and agile practices to thrive in chaos.
All the keynote speeches were delivered by external speakers.
Ian Faria, leadership coach and corporate trainer - Talk Temple, spoke about how to effectively handle shifting paradigms.
Sunil Arunodaya, managing director - PFS Web, took the audience through the intricacies of the role a project manager plays in disruptive and emerging markets.
Pavan Soni, innovation evangelist - Inflexion Point Consulting, brought home the power of innovation for organizations and individuals to deliver great results.
There were also 'break-up sessions' forwhich experts – both external and internal – were brought in to conduct deep-dive sessions on four highly relevant and contemporary topics: