An Inspiration and A Living Legend of the Chapter
The most important component to make PMI Bangalore India Chapter for what it stands for is “its pool of devoted volunteers” who put incalculable hours of dedication and relentless hard work to achieve the goals of the Chapter and keep its vision and mission alive. Mr. V.S. Subramanian fondly called VSS, got associated with the PMI Bangalore Chapter in 2000 when it had just started taking off after its formation in 1998. Later he joined the Chapter Board in 2005. He is graduated from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani and pursued his Masters in Engineering from Brown University, USA. He brought along his 38 long years of Project Management experience of Managing Projects in Union Carbide Thailand Limited where he got retired as a Project Director.
Ever since the day he joined the Chapter, he has been very active and helped lay a strong foundation for it. Starting from organizing one day Project Management Seminar for Rotary, he continued his involvement in designing and implementing other programs of the Chapter. He was instrumental in developing the training material for PMP course and spearheaded in rolling this to put as a regular program from t
he Chapter. Currently the program is widely known as PMP Quest under which thousands of Project Managers have been trained which paved the path for them to become certified Project Management Professional. He loved teaching and also involved himself in mentoring several faculty members in conducting programs. He has introduced Run Charts for organising events which has become DNA of the team at Chapter for conferences. A man with sound principles, he is extremely disciplined and is known for his punctuality. He is known as master planner of the Chapter. He inculcated the practice of conducting any program or event meticulously on time and within budget. All the programs of the Chapter that have been completed successfully so far, can be attributed to him.
Mr. Amar Bhaskar, from Chapter advisory board, talks about Mr. VSS and his 3 Ps, Practice, Perseverance and Passion – “His dedication and passion for the Chapter activities, applying them in practice and his perseverance towards a
chieving perfection were natural and in-built, and you will see him applying these 3 P’s in everything he does leading it to perfection”.
Mr. Hiremath, Ex-EC board mem
ber also shared his experience with VSS. He mentioned “Mr. VSS is founding figure of PMP Quest Program. He is a person who follows the system and procedures meticulously. He is committed to teaching Project Management professionally and he is very passionate about it”.
This year, Chapter celebrated Mr. Subramanian’s 80th birthday. He has also completed his 13th year with the Chapter. The grand man, widely known as “Bheeshma Peetamah of the Chapter”, is still strongly involved till date in various Chapter activities. He makes sure he visits the Chapter every Saturday to contribute in ongoing programs. He never forgets to call other volunteers on every Friday night to decide the agenda for the next day.
The senior most volunteer, an inspiration to other volunteers of the Bangalore Chapter, Mr. V. S. Subramanian’s contribution to the Chapter can’t be written in one article but we can only thank him and wish his involvement with Chapter continues with the same energy level and passion for the coming years!!