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Jul2013 chapnews PM FOOT PRINTS FOR MAY 2013
On 09th May 2013 Mr. Piyush Kumar Chowhan the Lead Program Delivery Manager from Tesco Hindustan Service Centre gave a talk on Coaching and Mentoring skills for Project Managers. Nearly 60 Chapter members were present. The talk focussed on the importance of coaching skills for project managers and the various ways of coaching. The talk also gave good insights into the subject with some real life examples.  
On 23rd May 2013 Mr.Avinash Rao spoke on the Impact of Organization Culture and Stakeholders on a project in an NGO.The talk was very well received by the audience.

The Chapter held its Annual Members Meet on 01 June 2013 at Hotel Wood Lands. Nearly 80 members were present. The members were briefed by the President of the Chapter on the administration and various activities of the Chapter. The Financial Report for the Year 2012-13, as well as Reports on the various programs, regular as well as new initiatives – were presented. The Program concluded with a lively Question and Answer session.

Ms.Valli was presented a special award in recognition of her contribution to the Management of Chapter volunteer activities. On the same The Annual volunteer awards were also presented on the occasion. This year Seven Gold and Three Silver star awards were presented. The names of the award winners are as follows:

(a) Mr. Vittal Vijay Kumar
(b) Mr. Vijayaraghavan Seshadri
(c) Mr. Venkatraman L.
(d) Mr. Sreenivasulu R. Chittamuru
(e) Mr. Ravi Murthy
(f) Ms. Rama K.
(g) Ms. Padmaja Raghavendra
(h) Mr Binod Malial
(i) Mr. Manish Chandra
(j) Mr. Vilas Kadival

jul2013 chapnews PM FOOT PRINTS
On 06 June 2013, Mr. K Venkatachaliah Babu spoke on “Effective Collaboration for Large and Complex Project Success” at the PM Foot Prints. The talk focussed on understanding complex environments from a human network perspective, collaboration, and a few solution options to address the barriers. The talk was attended by nearly 50 Members. On 20th June 2013 Mr.Pradeep C. Senior Manager IT Projects Global PMO from the Harman International India Pvt Ltd. spoke on ‘ PMO – delivering success globally’ The talk focussed on best practices on building a lean PMO and Governance in the context of emerging and growing markets.
The second PM Enrich Program was held on 22 June 2013 at Hotel Royal Orchid, Manipal Centre. The topic for the Program was “INNOVATION FOR INNOVATORS AND PROJECT MANAGERS’. Mr.Sudeendra Kaushik. conducted the one day workshop. The program was well attended and nearly 22 Project Managers participated in the program. jul2013 chapnews

TCS, in collaboration with PMI, organized a Project Mangement Confluence at TCS on 24 Jun 2013. The primary objective of the conference was to share the best practices in industry and try to get them institutionalized. This forum provided an opportunity for the Project Management practitioners in TCS to learn the best-in-class solutions from the industry, develop their expertise and to showcase the success stories and case studies from TCS and other companies. On behalf of the PMI Bangalore India Chapter, Mr Vijay Paul gave a presentation on the Chapter activities and highlighted the advantages of enrolling as Chapter members. Nearly 60 members from the Chapter and 110 from TCS Participated. The TCS team gave a presentation on “A LARGE INSURANCE PROGRAM CASE STUDY”. In addition, a presentation on’ PROJECT MANAGER’S ROLE IN A MATRIX ORGANISATION AND CHALLENGES FACED” was made by Ms. Nandita Rao of CISCO.