PM Footprints: During the month of August 2016 two PM Footprints session were held. On 11th August Mr. Vinod Sankaranarayanan, Project Manager from “Thought works”, spoke on the topic ‘Software Ownership Transfer- Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile world’.
On 25th August Mr. M. K. Nagaraj, Manager Operations from Harman International India Pvt. Ltd., spoke on the topic,” Project Management -B2G perspective”. Both the talks were well attended. Saturday PM Footprints for E&C Forum
PMIBC E&C Forum, PMI Bangalore India Chapter was formed in the year 2015 to bring about advancements in the Engineering & Construction industry through advocacy of Project Management standards and best practices. The very first step was to organize an Industry Symposium for Engineering & Construction in April 2016. As a next step, the Chapter extended its flagship knowledge sharing program PM Footprints, specific to E&C Industry as a monthly program to be held every third Saturday of the month. The first program in this regard was held on 20th August 2016 at Hotel Royal Orchid Manipal Centre. This is the place where PM Footprints was launched 10 years back and continues to be held twice every month for the past 10 years.
The program was launched with a small inaug
ural function with lamp lighting by the distinguished guests Mr. A. N. Prakash, Managing Director, Construction Project Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd, Mr. P. S. Somasundaram, Managing Director, Facilities and Building Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Shankar Thayumanavan, Managing Partner, Ash-Hubs Leadership Institute, Mr. Vijay Paul, President, PMI Bangalore India Chapter and V. S. Subramanian, Chapter’s Advisory Council of the Chapter.
First speaker Mr. P. S. Somasundaram presented a case study on Volvo HIT 5000 project titled “Enhancing Productivity through better EHS practices– a case study “. He spoke about the safety approach in construction project, implementation and overcoming the challenges. According to him “Safety is a critical component and safety engineer should be the first one to be employed in any construction project.”
Mr. Shankar T spoke on “Effective Collaboration through Active Listening” and conducted an interesting and engaging session with the participants. Nearly 45 members attended the program.
The E&C Saturday PM Footprints will be held on the 3rd Saturday of every month. The sessions will start at 8:00 AM in the morning with breakfast and will conclude by 11:00 AM. These sessions are aimed at promoting the adoption of PM best practices in the construction industry through sharing of experiences by practicing professionals.
The monthly PMP Quest and Agile foundation training sessions were also held on 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th and 27th August respectively.