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PM Footprints - Informal Communication Management - Impact of Humor in Project Management.
 Shankar Ramaswamy  
Mr. Shankar Ramaswamy
 Project Manager
SAP India – Solution Delivery Center.

6.30 PM to 8.00 PM 

Royal Orchid Central Hotel, 
47/1, Manipal Center,
Dickenson Road, Bangalore 


Profile of Speaker(s):
Shankar Ramaswamy, a Project Manager with SAP India – Solution Delivery Center has over 13 years’ experience in project management and consulting.  
Throughout his professional career, Mr.Shankar has worked with several organizations, such as L&T Infotech, Tata Consultancy Services, IBM and Bearing Point. He has successfully managed large domestic and international projects in the areas of SAP implementations and is very experienced in onsite –offshore project management.
Mr. Shankar holds an MBA in Marketing Management from Mumbai University.  He is a certified as a PMP by PMI since 2004.    
Topic Description:
As a part of Project Management, PMBOK talks about structured communication management which covers process areas namely Planning, Managing and Controlling Communication.  
As much as formal communication structures are important in Project Management, the importance of Informal Communication structures cannot be ignored.  For any project to be success, informal communication channels must be open which speeds up decision making and prevents escalations.  Humor as a part of Informal communication Management plays an important role.  In this presentation we shall explore at a high level into what role does humor plays in any Project Management and the importance of it. 
Expected Take-away:
Importance of informal communications in execution of projects is the key takeaway in this presentation.  The audience may also be able to correlate the presentation with their past experiences.