|Raghavan S.S.V., PMP||
S.S.V. Raghavan brings over 50 years of experience in Commercial and Contract Management. He is an Honors Graduate in Physics from University of Calcutta. He has worked with MNCs and also in Government sector – his former employers include Greaves Cotton, Otto India, IBM, Compaq, HP and Aeronautical Development Agency.
His project experience encompasses a wide spectrum of industries such as Heavy Industries and Construction – Coke Ovens, Ore Beneficiation plants, Rolling mills and Chemical plants, textile and last but not the least Information Technology in both Government and Private Sector.
He retired in 1996 as head of Commercial Wing of ADA, where he was engaged in one of the largest and most prestigious projects ever undertaken in the country – viz the development of the Light Combat Air Craft. Post Retirement, he was full time consultant with IBM, Compaq and then with HP. Presently he is a freelance consultant and Honorary Vice President (Education and Certification) at PMI Bangalore India Chapter. He had been instrumental in setting up the Chapter program, PMP Quest, which is the program for training project managers for the PMP certification examination. He is one of the oldest people to appear for the PMP examination at the age of 63 and got certified. He is also a former Honorary Editor of the official journal of IIMM and has to his credit a few published papers on Material Management and Contract Management.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Technical skills or Project Management skills, which is important and why?
What is your description of an effective team work?
PMI Volunteering, Professional commitment, Personal commitment – How do you balance the three?
A good manager has also to be a a good leader – your thoughts
The greatest project management lesson you have learnt
An accomplishment, professional or personal that you cherish and like to share with us
Tell us your hobbies, or things you are passionate about
Sharing whatever little knowledge I have with others, i.e., my training classes.
S.S.V. Raghavan, PMP