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- Capt. L. N. Prasad & Soumen De, PMP
Nov2013 chapnews Election of New President: Consequent to the completion of the tenure of Mr. B. G. Jayaram as president of the Chapter, Mr. Murali Santhanam, was elected as the New President of the Chapter. Mr. Murali Santhanam took over as the President w.e.f. 09 Nov 2013. It may be recalled that Mr. Murali was the Secretary and Treasurer of the Chapter for the past two years. We would like to thank Mr. Jayaram for his contributions and congratulate Mr. Murali for his new role.   
Election of New Secretary and Treasurer: Mr. Vijay Paul, who held the portfolio of Director - Volunteering, was elected as the new Secretary and Treasurer of the Chapter. He also took over this position from 09 Nov 2013. We would like to congratulate Mr. Vijay for his new role.

Change of portfolios of Board Members: Consequent to the above changes, the Chapter Board Members have also been given additional portfolio to manage till the board elects candidates for the open position. Details of these changes would be made available on the Chapter website.
PM Footprints Celebrates 7th Anniversary: PM Footprints, one of the flagship events of the Chapter has completed 7 years of uninterrupted service. So far more than 200 PM Footprints sessions have been held. The 7th Anniversary function was held on 09 Nov 2013 at Hotel Atria and was attended by about 180 Chapter members and other enthusiasts from PM community. On this occasion two key note speakers spoke on very interesting topics, details of which are mentioned below:

The first speaker Mr. Sivan Menon, CTO, SW Center, GE Healthcare India spoke on the topic

• Agile development - Cultural nuances.


The second speaker Mr. Siva Vajjhala, CEO and MD, Advanced Business and Healthcare Solutions India Pvt. Ltd spoke on the two topics.

• Common Mistakes in Project Planning by Inexperienced Project Manager.

• Group Dynamics - Key elements in success of a Project.

On this occasion twenty speakers who shared their PM experience during 2012 and 2013 at the fortnightly PM Footprints session were felicitated. The anniversary also gave an opportunity for the members to network during the grand dinner that followed.

Second Agile Foundation Program: The second “Agile” foundation program was held at Dhi Learning centre on 30 Nov 2013. A total of 13 candidates participated in the program.

PM Footprints Session 21 Nov. 2013: Mr. S. Balasubramanian, Program Director, Mindtree spoke on the topic 'Delivery Management- Secrets Unveiled'. The speaker, with the help of a case study, deliberated on how leaders can effectively deal with ambiguity and uncertainty, which are bound to be present in any modern day large projects. One of the key takeaways was how to create positive work environment and culture for improving.