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ssvraghavan         P.S. Ravindranath, PMP

P. S. Ravindranath also popularly known as PSR is presently Director at VM Ware and have been a Chapter volunteer and Project Management community member since 2001. He has been PMP certified professional since 2003, and had been the past Secretary and President of the Bangalore Chapter. He has served as an office bearer for past 9 years and is very passionate about volunteering for the Chapter.

He specializes in product engineering and has been a IT infrastructure management professional for most part of his career. He is a connoisseur of fountain pens, and also very passionate on collecting miniature rail road memorabilia.

Roughly how many hours per week did you spend?
Minimum 4-6 hrs in a Month.

What motivates you to volunteer for PMI ?
I learn, I support community too.

What have been the challenges for volunteering at the Chapter?
Challenges: Sometime Employment priority takes away volunteering quota. Family time overrides volunteering time on exceptions. Just the motivation to be part of the chapter keeps me going.

PMI Volunteering, Professional commitment, Personal commitment - How do you balance the three?

I have been keeping weekend time for Chapter work, week days are really a Push-Pull to find time & priority. I take up offline work with some flexibility.

Name any 1-2 best volunteering experience?
ACP Quest Content development & two pilot programs.

Tell us your hobbies, or things you are passionate about, other than volunteering
at PMI?
I collect fountain pens; miniature Rail road models, Chapter activity has reduced my time
with other Hobbies. PMI is becoming my social circle & hobby too.

What will be your message for your fellow volunteers?

Take Initiative, try it, it is very satisfying…

What is your thought on preferred recognition for volunteering?
Personal appreciation letter

P. S. Ravindranath , PMP