|PM Posters Speakers|
|Theme for Day 1: Innovative Products|
The biggest concern bugging all of us today is how to survive professionally and retain our jobs with relevant skills and value addition. Considering the current state of affairs, things are not expected to turn around anytime soon.The IT services market has reached saturation point, and growth in this field is going to be hard to come by. The Indian IT sector needs to transform itself radically or it will perish.
Growth comes with one prerequisite - up skilling. Professionals need to be willing to up skill themselves, irrespective of the stage of their career. The silver bullet seems to be a trifecta of innovation, integration and intrapreneurship. Day One’s poster sessions theme is on INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS.
We believe the Biggest Challenge is How to create GROWTH.
To grow you need to differentiate. To differentiate you need to innovate.
We are happy to present of how people at four different organizations - HPE R&D India, ABB Ability Innovation Centre, Ericsson India Global Services and Integra Microsoftware Solutions have come up with innovative products/services, one presentation from an SME from an organization involved in training, coaching and consultancy -Bumblebee Leadership Academy and we also bring the work from one professional body – AACE International, South India Section and see what we can learn from them.
Happy learning from our peers at these four organizations, one SME and one professional body.Let us all nurture innovation
Scaled Agile Dashboards for Project, Program and Portfolio Managers
Mr.Utpal Gandhi,Project Manager,ABB Ability Innovation Center
With transformation of business unit into independent factories having multiple scrum teams, need was to monitor and track external commitment at program and system level. Dashboards provide online view of ongoing progress of multiple scrum teams at increment level (bundle of 5-8 sprint, 3-4 month duration) and specific target date. Dashboards gives KPI perspective of team commitment, velocity, backlog readiness and inbuilt quality status (Definition of Done) online. Dashboards are designed to get full perspective of completed work and remaining work for specific market opportunity or system requirements. Prediction in terms of additional sprints required for product/system to be released are monitored online. Portfolio dashboards focus more on type of requirements (life cycle, technology, business) that is being planned/delivered over a period of time and also time to market in terms of average delivery time for specific market opportunity/feature/requirement. This measurements helps set goals for scrum teams to improve time to market (measured in terms of days). Consolidation of market opportunity, development, quality and cost data at single place helps efficiently monitor and track progress, remain focus on development, handling incremental changes, manage ongoing challenges and external customer commitments.
Interesting? Visit Kiosk 1A on 20th July.
Lean-ing into Devops
Mr.Ashwin Yadav,Director, Bumblebee Leadership
DevOps needs no introduction - but get a bunch of IT people together and ask them to explain what DevOps means to them, and you are likely to get as many different opinions as people. As hard as it is to agree on a definition of DevOps, it's harder still to find agreement on how does "one do DevOps?" Is it only for startups? Is it only applicable to open source software on the LAMP stack? Does it mean I can do away with my struggling operations team? Beyond definitions, DevOps is an inflection point in the IT industry - a coming of age where customers, development, QA, IT Ops, vendors all work towards a common goal - of timely availability of stable, reliable, secure and scalable software to business. In Lean-ing into Devops, we aim to give you a bird's eye view of DevOps, its objectives, key tenets, benefits and the emerging themes.
Curious to find out? Visit Kiosk 1B on 20th July.
Risk Analysis and Contingency Determination Using Expected Value
Ms. Bhagya S Nair ,Project Lead, AACE International South India
Risk is any uncertain condition or event which could affect the project objective or business goal. Risk management process helps in identifying the project risks, evaluating them, and forming an action plan to avert the threats on any project. Every project has its inherent set of risks and while estimating the project budget, contingencies are kept to manage these uncertainties. Very often, the contingency cost is defined as a percentage of project cost and is irrelevant to the type of project.
AACEI recommends various methods of contingency determination for a project, based on the risk associated with the project like range estimating, expected value and parametric modelling.
The range estimating method follows the Pareto's rule and hence only key critical items (items which can cause changes to the bottom line by a magnitude greater than the critical cost variances). Post identification of key critical issues, each cost item / activity duration is replaced by a range and distribution that is assigned by the team based on the understanding of the risks.
Parametric model is generally an algorithm that is derived from multi-variable regression analysis of quantified risk drivers vs. cost growth or schedule slip outcomes. However, the complexity of developing parametric models requires statistical skills and historical data with a range of risks and outcomes.
Expected value in the simplest form is expressed as:
Expected Value = Probability of risk occurring * Impact if it occurs
Expected value method is widely been in use for risk analysis from a long time especially because it is quantitative, simple to use and calculate, and it explicitly links the risk drivers with its impact. Unlike other CPM based method, it does not need a "high quality CPM" schedule. The Expected value method recommended by AACE integrates cost and schedule by using explicit assessment of combined cost-schedule impacts of a risk in consideration of potential risk responses.
The risk management process starts with risk identification and distinguishing the "systemic risks" from the "project specific risks". The expected value method is recommended to be used on "project specific risks" since project specific risks and its cost impact is deterministic in nature. The risk identification stage will result in a list of significant risks for which probability of occurrence and impact need to be estimated, usually done with team members in a workshop mode. The probability of risk occurrence can be a direct estimate from 0 to 100 percent, usually categorised as very high, high etc. with pre-set values. The impact of the risk is then assessed by the cost estimator. The overall outcome can then be assessed using Monte Carlo with cost risk model that includes the base estimate plus product of distribution of probability times the distribution of cost impacts for all project specific risks. Monte Carlo output is a distribution of possible cost outcomes at different levels of confidence in underrun. The contingency is then the difference between the base estimate cost and the cost at the particular level of confidence of underrun. Because the expected value method provides an estimate of the full cost impact of each risk if it occurs, users can also further assess the adequacy of the contingency funds.
Interested? Visit Kiosk 2A on 20th July.
Workload Aware Security
Mr. Mandar Chitale,Master Program Manager,Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Workload aware Security for SAP HANA is first purpose built security solution for SAP HANA. It is based on open architecture supplemented by years of Security expertise and HPE IP (Intellectual Property).
Workload aware Security enables:
Interesting? Visit Kiosk 2B on 20th July.
LoanBot - Financial Inclusion of Rural Population through Technology
Mr. Narendran K ,Management Board Member, Integra Micro Systems Pvt Ltd
Government of India and RBI has given directives to the various communities of Public and Private Sector Banks to provide banking facilities for the rural population. Integra is helping its customer Banks to achieve these objectives through an innovative hand held device called the iMFAST terminal (and its variants) and also through establishing infrastructure of trained Business Correspondent Agents in the rural localities who are skilled in usage of the iMFAST terminal
Integra is a premier player in the financial inclusion activities of India. With over 22 banks, nationalised and private, and other financial institutions in India and abroad. The financial inclusion activities have several key challenges (listed below), which Integra resolves through use of technology-
Interested to know more? Visit Kiosk 3A on 20th July.
Network Topology for Mobile Service Provider
Mr. Sanjay Verma,Program and Service Delivery Manager,Ericsson
Ericsson is delivering a project for leading mobile services provider offering our capability towards IAAS (Inventory as A Service) model.The solution spans across a multitier architecture, Adapter development, Data migration and Loading.This project deals with consolidation of the entire logical and physical inventory (in hundreds/thousands) data from the entire network topology and present in single dashboard view.
Interested? Visit Kiosk 3B on 20th July.
|Theme for Day 2: Startups|
15% of businesses in India think they may become obsolete within three to five years, and 80% feel threatened by digital start-ups.Venture Capitalists and Universities are always behind the Change. Their business is to disrupt the status quo and they work through start-ups or research scholars.With the global start-up ecosystem now driving the dynamics of world business, corporate jobs are neither the sole beehive to swarm nor the most happening place to be.
Startups at various maturity stages are always looking for people with corporate experience due to the dearth of qualified talent in novel technologies like data science, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc. Discounting the startup employment options due to the risk of business continuity and job stability is not something career experts would recommend.
We are happy to present how five startups at various maturing stages and working in diverse fields are showcasing their ideas and monetize it by building a business model, run it, scale it up and transforming the user experience. We also have today one doctoral research scholar from the Dept of Civil Engineering,IIT, Madras sharing his emphircal research on a topic which haunts all PM Practitioners – how to better project time performance.
We thank Mr Venkatesh from Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association and Mr Rajeev from Brigade Real Estate Accelerator Program who are incubating the start-ups for helping us to bring three of today's presenters and Prof Koshy Varghese, Head Dept of Civil Engineering, IIT, Madras for sparing his doctoral research scholar. We also thank the NSRCEL from IIM, Bangalore, SAP Labs India Start Up, NetApp Excellerator Program, Cisco who are all involved in nurturing start-ups for the interest they have shown in our poster sessions but could not participate as they had prior commitments.
Let us welcome the three entrepreneurs, two persons working at start-ups and one doctoral research scholar who will showcase their ideas at today's PM Poster sessions.
Let us all nurture start-up ecosystem by looking at what Israel the original start-up nation does - they do not penalise failure per se. they look at the entrepreneurs, who created their companies that failed, as people who have gained from their experience.
Creating Respectful & Inclusive Workplaces
Strategic Planning & Client Interface Manager, Interweave Consulting Pvt Ltd
A respectful workplace is a non-negotiable element of an inclusive workplace. The presenter while touching upon some of the basics of respect at the workplace, will also explore how biases/prejudices impact as possible barriers to respect and inclusiveness. This is designed to help the attendees:
Curious? Visit Kiosk 1A on 21st July.
AYOGA: A Cloud based collaboration platform that helps Real Estate companies get RERA Ready
Managing Director,DesignSense Software Technologies
The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 is an Act of the Parliament of India which seeks to protect home-buyers as well as help boost investments in the real estate industry. An Act that aims to establish the Real Estate Regulatory Authority for regulation and promotion of the real estate sector and to ensure sale of plot, apartment of building, or sale of real estate project, in an efficient and transparent manner. With the need for all ongoing and future projects in India to be RERA complaint, it is now the onus of builders and realtors to ensure that their systems are in accordance with the RERA framework. AYOGA from DesignSense is a cloud based collaboration platform that brings in the necessary accountability and transparency in the business processes of a Real Estate Company to get it RERA Ready. A host of tools in AYOGA streamline project planning, documentation, site execution, engineering modifications and project communication in Real Time. As a stakeholder inclusive platform, AYOGA enables decision makers, builders and buyers to collaborate on web or mobile platforms. AYOGA helps deliver on the two core essence of RERA – Accountability and Transparency.
Sounds interesting? Visit Kiosk 1B on 21st July.
Integrating Crowd Sourced Application Security Testing with SDLC
Mr. Shasanka Sahu, Product Manager InstaSafe
Crowdsourced application testing offers various potential benefits for functional, usability and most importantly security testing for Web-based and mobile-based application. It provides speedy on-demand access to highly skilled resources across geographies with considerably lower cost than traditional testing. Adopting and integrating Crowdsourced application testing into existing SDLC can be a big challenge. At what stage of their SDLC an organization should integrate crowdsourced testing? How to effectively manage the crowdsourced testing program? How much to allocate budget? How to manage payments to so many testers? Safehats has been addressing all these concerns through its bug bounty platform which helps the organization to manage their crowdsourced application security testing.
Visit Kiosk 2A on 21st July.
Snaptrude: Intelligent 3D CAD
Mr. Altaf Ganihar, Founder and CEO,Snaptrude
Snaptrude makes the real estate design process natural by accepting hand drawn sketches of floor plans and converts them into 2D drawings and intelligent 3D models in a matter of seconds. The intelligence in the 3D model comes from the BIM (Building Information Modeling) approach adapted for the 3D modelling architecture, which makes it easier to judge the reliability of the structure and perform compliance (Vastu) and constraint mapping for the 3D design. Moreover using the intelligent 3D model approach we are able to demonstrate the development of automated space planning to provide interior designing all within a matter of a few seconds. Snaptrude helps design teams of developers and architects to save 80-90% of time and cost at the concept-schematic designing stage which can roughly amount to 0.5-1% of the structure cost. Moreover, with the intelligent BIM solution design teams can save 40-60% of time and cost at the design development stage which can amount to an additional saving of 0.8-1.2% of the cost of the structure (Assuming 5% as Design Cost). Also since Snaptrude adapts a cloud based approach the design teams will have dynamic access to data, version controlling and real time collaboration between the stakeholders like Architects, Developers, Contractors etc for efficient workflow during the design phase.
Visit Kiosk 2B on 21st July.
PAY HIND - Building Cardless, Cashless Transactions through IoT
Mr. B. N Pal, Founder and CEO Srishti ESDM
How Srishti ESDM uses technology to overcome last minute connectivity challenges and make the financial transactions secure, accessible, and simpler and on demand to the convenience of users in remote, rural areas and thereby make it a more inclusive society. Understand how the entrepreneur has been able to design using technology to bring in features like:
Interesting? Visit Kiosk 3A on 21st July.
Project Schedule Quality assessment and Evaluation – Best practices, Metrics and Case Studies
Mr. S.Purushothaman Srinath,Doctoral Research Scholar Dept of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras
Project schedules are one of the most crucial driver of project progress. Majority of projects use network based techniques (or otherwise called Critical path method) as schedules for planning and control. Organizations find that despite investing money and resources in scheduling (eg: procuring software – primavera/ MS project) they are not being effective to guide practitioners on project progress. However, anecdotal evidence show that schedules that are mechanically correct and consistently updated can greatly improve project’s time performance. First objective of the poster is to present the best practices, analysis metrics available to check the quality of CPM schedules. These checks help a schedule meet their intended purpose of tracking and measuring progress by ensuring that the schedules are built with - logical correctness, valid assumptions etc. Recommendations from industry experts of project based industries such as Defense, Aerospace and Construction will be discussed. The next objective will be to present the assessment results of schedules of ten Indian construction projects. The case study is expected to open up discussions on various factors impeding a CPM schedule and ways to improve it. This poster will enlighten the existing best practices and assessment metrics followed by international organizations such as US army, NASA etc.
Interesting? Visit Kiosk 3B on 21st July.
|Theme for Day 3: BEST PRACTICES and PM PROCESSES.|
Day Three's poster sessions theme is on BEST PRACTICES and PM PROCESSES.
As part of PM processes, we have enlarged the space to cover all the three facets of PMI's Talent Triangle – Technical PM, Leadership skills as well as Business and Strategic Management skills.
We now operate in a dynamic world where the pace of technology-driven change is rapid, unprecedented and unforgiving. And this pace is only increasing. The ability to transform organisational structure, technology, capabilities and processes is therefore seen as vital to success in an exceptionally volatile market. Transformation is necessary to both survive the changes wrought by digital technologies and capitalise on the opportunities they present. We are at a point where there is no longer time, or even visibility, to implement a multi-year transformation programme. Transformation must instead be viewed as a continuous process.
Implementing such a shift, though daunting, is possible. While exactly what this involves will be specific to particular industries and different for each company, there are five core competencies that will have to be built out within any company if it is to operate in a state of constant evolution
89% Or The eighty nine percent
Mr. Nibu Thomas, Information Development Manager,GT Nexus
We've all heard the statement - For want of a nail, the battle was lost. Was it because the nail wasn't available? No! Could better communication have saved the battle? All PMs will agree that good communication is of paramount importance in any project. But how many understand that poor communication often results in a missing nail, or if you manage to find one, it’s the last nail - in the coffin?
All PMs work with documentation teams. A writer is one of the first users of a product or service. One of the core skills of a writer is information gathering.Are PMs using writers optimally? It's not enough if you complete a project; what you’ve learned needs to be passed on. Doing so ensures that when operations enter, they don’t trouble you ever so often with questions that could have been avoided if sufficient documentation existed.And these learnings could be particularly painful if you've missed something that is necessary.
Enter the technical writer.
Your learning may help you manage a stakeholder who is critical to the success of your project. A stakeholder who you may not even be aware of.
STC is a volunteer run organization that encourages, enables and facilitates learning sessions on technical communication. Come and become aware of how STC India enables better documentation. We have learning sessions every month in different parts of India. Inform your writers about us.Join us in our events if you believe innovation happens at the cross hairs. You are anyway spending almost 90% of your time in communications.
Interesting? Visit Kiosk 1A on 22nd July.
Self-Coaching using PMI Techniques
Mr. Selvakumar B, Freelance Consultant
In Modern times, we cannot find the right coach, even if we do find one, we cannot afford. Sometimes we are not comfortable sharing our setbacks to a third person called Coach. Even if we do come out of that inhibition, the Coach may not always be able to get into our world to provide the right solution. To face impediments every day is a given thing. We need to be equipped with the right tools to resolve with ease. In an era of driverless car and automation, “HOW TO COACH SELF?” is the New World Order to bounce back with agility.
What are those GOLDEN RULES?……………
Visit Kiosk 1B on 22nd July.
DevOps journey of a large enterprise
Ms. Sundarlatha Ammanamanchi, Assistant Vice President, Sonata Software
DevOps adoption isn't straightforward, more so in large enterprises due to organizational complexity. We (Sonata) are involved in the IT transformation journey for one of our long standing client organization, a largest tour operator in Europe. One of the major area of focus was to increase the speed to market. This needed to improve the IT Maturity and bring more agility into the IT delivery. An “Improve IT “initiative was undertaken to implement Devops across all IT platforms enabling the continuous delivery. The objective was to remove silos to get people, process and tools working together to make the product delivery lifecycle faster and more predictive.
The IT landscape consists of multiple platforms across selling systems, systems, Yield management, inventory mgmt and other back office systems. Due to the complexity involved, the adoption of Devops is planned in phased manner, starting with the front office Selling platform. A reusable Devops framework has been implemented with the automated deployment scripts written in Ansible and Continuous integration with tools like Jenkins, Sonar and Nexus and by leveraging AWS Cloud Services.
Some of the key outcomes envisaged are:
Interesting? Visit Kiosk 2A on 22nd July.
Delivery Model for Energy Management Solution
Mr. Surajit Das, Group Project Manager,Ericsson
Ericsson SDA&P unit has been engaged for integration with Energy NOC for creating BI Dashboards using predictive analysis.The business nature of Energy management demanded various flavors of the integration (with changing site information and adapters and vendor specifications) . To facilitate such dynamicity the team conceptualized a cost tool which had a parameterized approach . The main utility of this cost tool was to give a quick effort estimation for the presales engagement.
The team also had created model time plans for various kinds on customer variants . Such delivery model was very useful for presales pitch and ensured modularized projectization. With this modularized approach Ericsson has won 2 deals in 2017 and has got engaged heavily in this area globally.The idea and the dashboards was demoed and appreciated at the Mobile World Congress 2017.
Interesting? Visit Kiosk 2B on 22nd July.
Extended Continuous Integration
Mr. C.N. Sridhar, Project Manager ABB Ability Innovation Centre
In Today's world, Automation plays a very important role in performing monotonous activities that earlier were prone to human errors. There is hardly any software release that happens without a decent Continuous Integration (CI) in place. In most organizations a decent CI includes compilation, build, packaging, deployment and test execution, all done without manual intervention. The DCS system in ABB has an enterprise platform with over 25 different products that are interdependent, with different technologies and having their own CI. The deployment scenarios range from simple single node to multi-node setups. Add to this, the challenge of legacy software architecture, distributed teams, developer skills, infrastructure and legacy code; the CI almost becomes impossible to manage. With all these challenges, we have created a seamless Continuous Integration that delivers and saves us a whole lot of time and effort
Interesting? Visit Kiosk 3A on 22nd July.
Key Account Management (KAM) Using PMI Guidelines
Mr. Ravindra Kulkarni,Practice Head Global Edge Software Limited
In today’s technology world disruption is the key driver of success. Whether it’s a products organization or a services firm, technology adaption & implementation is of utmost importance to gain the competitive advantage. This offers a lot of opportunities and challenges for any organization. For any organization to grow and achieve its growth targets, one of the important factor, among many, is maintaining relationships with the existing customers. Some of the biggest challenges for the mid-sized organizations, such as my own organization, are:
While developing the framework, we considered the following parameters, using the PMI framework:
Some of the salient features of the KAM Framework that was developed included Revenue growth strategy, building and managing the opportunity pipeline, assigning responsibilities for managing account relationships, creating a scalable and sustainable action plan in line with the customer roadmap.
Interesting? Visit Kiosk 3B on 22nd July.
While we would like to acknowledge the efforts of the presenters above, we also thank the NSRCEL from IIM, Bangalore, SAP Labs India Start Up, NetApp Excellerator Program, Cisco who are all involved in nurturing start-ups for the interest they have shown in our poster sessions but could not participate as they had prior commitments. Additionally,we also thank individual PM Practitioners working in organizations like Capgemini, CGI, Deloitte, EY, Harman International, Happiest Minds, IBM, Mphasis, Mercedes Benz R&D India, Robert Bosch, SAP Labs India, Schneider Electric, Trelleborg, Thomson Reuters, and Tech Mahindra for coming forward and showing interest to showcase their best practices and PM Processes at PM Poster sessions@PMPC 2017