PMI Bangalore Chapter


PM Essence
Editor’s Note
SoumenDe Dear Friends,

Greetings from PMI Bangalore India Chapter!

We are very pleased to share the good news with you that our Chapter has been awarded with the “Recognition of Excellence Award” by the esteemed jury members from PMI Headquarters.

The Bangalore Chapter was recognized for this award on 25th Oct 2013, in Category IV, standing shoulder to shoulder among long standing Chapters like Washington, Houston, New York and Japan Chapters that have been existing for much long before our Chapter. Please find more details in the Chapter News section of this newsletter. Over the years, the Chapter has started many initiatives and successfully sustained them. PMPC, PM Footprints, social projects with Rotary Club (e.g. Vidyadeepa project) are just to name a few. Such seemingly complex initiatives are made possible only by our volunteers, who notwithstanding their day’s job, demonstrates great leadership skills and exemplary team work with contagious passion and enthusiasm. This award is truly a standing testimony of this fact. I had shared my views in last edition on how you can nurture your dream of becoming a great leader by volunteering at the Chapter and also nurture the spirit of team work. As we all know, leadership is a core competency of both project managers and leaders. At our Chapter, we are enabling volunteers to unlock their leadership potential. In this newsletter we do have one good article on leadership. Hope you will like this newsletter and share your views with us. I would like to end with this famous quote highlighting the spirit of teamwork and leadership which I think our volunteers have embraced wholeheartedly.

“The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’.
And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I’.
They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’.
They understand their job to be to make the team function.
They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit….
This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.”

                                                                                      –Peter F. Drucker

Happy Reading.

Thanks and Best Wishes,
Soumen De, PMP

Editorial Board
Murali Santhanam, PMP
Raghavan S.S.V., PMP
Shikha Vaidh, PMP
Soumen De, PMP