Inauguration and Welcome Address
Mr. Tanish Mathur, VP Special Programs, PMI Bangalore India Chapter, welcomed the delegates in 14th edition of PMPC. He quoted ‘Project Management’ as the common thread uniting all of us from different sectors, domains and industries. An auspicious start of conference took place with religious song and light lamping ceremony.
Lt Col (Retd) L Shri Harsha, President, PMI Bangalore India Chapter, did the formal welcome address to all the delegates. He provided background for the theme of the conference i.e., “Architecting Project Management for Embracing Disruptions”. Col. Harsha also emphasized the need of being relevant in this disruptive market and promised audience a power conference.
Address by Chief Guest
Leadership in a Disruptive World
Mr. V Laxmikanth, Managing Director, Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. started his address saying that the only person he was afraid of was his Project M a n a g e r. G r e a t organisations, as per Mr. Laxmikanth, provide more than average returns to shareholders, have great client retention and motivated employees. They also participate in CSR activities. He touched upon exponential change and how it’s impacting today’s world. Human beings have limited ability to think exponentially. That is the biggest challenge companies have. In today’s world, customers want Free, Perfect and Now.
Leading Projects in an Era of Disruption – PMI’s Talent Triangle®
Mr. Thomas Walenta, Member of Board of Directors, Project Management Institute, shared in his address that the first time he heard about Disruption was in 1992. His philosophy is, even if you are 60 years old or more, you can still learn something new. Mr. Walenta believes that Project Managers need to be open to learning. According to a survey he shared, around 85% of the Jobs to be available by 2030 haven’t been invented yet. He brought up an interesting concept that PMI is championing – the Project Management Technology Quotient (PMTQ). PMTQ
involves Always-on Curiosity , All-inclusive Leadership and a Future-proof Talent Pool. Mr. Walenta stated that “Empowering People to make ideas a Reality” is the new Mantra of PMI.
Meeting Strategic Requirements of Defence – A Case Study
Mr. BS Ravi, General Manager (Military Radar), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) talked about the nature of wars that are being fought nowdays. Most wars are hybrid in nature. BEL supplies large number of systems to defence forces. In his case study, Mr. Ravi covered Weapon Locating Radar “SWATHI”. This project had 85% components manufactured in India and was a showcase for “Make in India”
Based on the success of the WLR, BEL was requested to create a similar radar for mountainous regions on a no cost and no commitment (NCNC) basis. The team took this project as a challenge. The project was fraught with risks, some were weather-related like landslides and some major ones like supply chain management and scheduling of trials.
Ultimately, the project met its objectives, and the indigenously-built nimble Radar reached the designated area and conducted successful firing trials. Video of the BEL radar vehicles negotiating steep and treacherous mountains in extreme weather conditions wowed the audience.
Staying relevant in the Disruptive World thru creative skilling
Ms. Guna Sundari Sridhar, General Manager – Global Functions, IT – Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd. covered simple ways of staying relevant in the disruptive world through creative skilling. She mentioned, disruption is everywhere, be it any industry e.g. food, entertainment, automotive, etc. We are seeing change in relevant and needed skills. Most effective PMs have emotional intelligence, Customer Centricity and Network performance. Also ability to build and leverage wide professional network to advance personal enrichment and business outcomes. Decision making is key to managing the project. We need adaptive scheduling, Horizontal leadership, embrace change, actively mitigate risks and be responsible for outcomes. Her 5 step process to mitigate the skill gaps existing in market was very well taken.
Workshop on Digital Transformation
Mr. Sukumar Rajagopal, Founder & CEO, TINY MAGIQ Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Kumaran Anandan, CoFounder & CTO, TINY MAGIQ Pvt. Ltd. started the session with video of S t e v e J o b s commencement speech at college. Curiosity and intuition are two key items that you take with you. They discussed how ATM started and grown as part of digital transformation. What stops us from transforming? Fear of failure, laziness, lack of knowledge. Responsibility mode vs fault mode mindset. Their demonstration of anything is customer journey starting from going to office was very relevant. Concepts of performance undersupply XRay (PUX) and how to create Minimum Viable Product (MVP) connected with audience. Videos on problems like Shark detections, HIPPA and restaurants were very engaging. They added that possibilities are endless, the secret of agility is the ability to fail happily. To increase productivity in meetings, you need to spend 60% of time with green who have acceptability to idea rather than red who are against.
Workshop on Managing Change & High Impact Communication
Mr. Vasudev Murthy, Managing Partner, Focal Concepts, covered the theme that Organizations don’t change – People within organizations change. How the change should be planned and how to predict that the change will be successful.
Any business change requires Individuals to do their jobs differently.
Costs of poorly managed changes Delays, Missed Milestones, Budget overruns, Rework on Design, Loss of work by project team are results of poor risk management, ADKAR Model was covered in detail. ADKAR – Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, Reinforcement.
ADKAR – describes the required phases for a change to go thru to be successful.
Awareness of need for the change Desire – Desire to participate and support the change Knowledge – Knowledge on how to change Ability – Ability to implement required skills and behaviours Reinforcement – Reinforcement to sustain the change
Tip for effective communication – tailor communication based on the person’s style of reception. Communicate such that receiver understands easily and quickly.
De Stressing Mindfully : Working towards Better Mental Health
Dr. Mahendra P . Sharma, Professor – Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Dr. Paulomi M. Sudhir, Professor – Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Dr. Manjula M., Professor – Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS and Dr. Ajay Kumar, Assistant Professor – Department of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS conducted the workshop on Stress management. They highlighted, stress is an unavoidable outcome of modern day life. We see manifestation of stress in our daily life in terms of absence, material abuse and anxiety. It is, therefore, very important to understand the signs and symptoms of stress.
While small amount of stress is good and helps people perform better, there are adverse effects of higher levels of stress. These effects include health issues such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer and weakened immune system.
There are different strategies to manage stress. These include muscles relaxation, breathing training, exercises, yoga and meditation.
The Making of an IT Ecosystem – Karnataka Police IT Ecosystem
PM Posters Day-1
Mr. Ramesh Pathak, VP, Technology PMI Bangalore Chapter, inaugurated the PM Posters. He mentioned that the PM Posters this year have been based on the themes provided to the people.
Geographical Indication as a means to create millions of Jobs in Karnataka
Dr. Phani Kumar Pullela, Head- CMRIT SC/ST Cell, Faculty of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Cell
GI tag is a community right, given to a community of people in a specified geography for unique textile products, handicrafts, forest produce, faming produce etc, which historically have a brand recall. The examples of granted GI products are Mysore Silk, Alphonso (Ratnagiri) & Banganapalle Mangoes, Chennapatna toys, Thanjavur paintings, Basmati rice etc.
SaaS Adoption Framework
Ms. Gudiya Lucy John, Program Manager, Shell
SAS Adoption framework uses shift left approach. During implementation PM is involved very early in the cycle. Contract formulated for the work needs to have right existing clauses as the work can be of short durations in some cases. While using the framework value comes from repeatability and accelerated delivery.
The 6 Internal Practices of High Achieving Project Leaders
Mr.Binod Maliel, Author, Speaker, Facilitator, Coaching Consultant
Outer Leadership which is visible to us, like leading a team. Inner Leadership which is leading oneself is not that stressed but this helps us succeed or fail in our life. We need to Excel in Inner Leadership before we start being an effective Outer Leadership. How do we do that? By using the 6 Internal practices of highachieving leaders.
Busyness to Business
Mr. Yatin Samant, Founder, Powerful Perspective
How we are in constant struggle between work deadlines and personal priorities and cannot find a way out of our business “Charakravuuh”. We are in reactive mode and constantly chase priorities. This causes physical and psychological issues in our life like missing deadlines, unpreparedness, blaming others, always tired and low esteem. This has severe long-time impact on our lives and careers.
Smart Digital Monitoring Engine
Mr. Ravi Krishna Ivatury, Director, Kenexoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd
The smart application of artificial intelligence (AI) can lead to exciting opportunities and benefits. Kenexoft Techlogies has smart AI applications in the areas of video surveillance for gated communities that can help in quick detection of security-based issues using connected IP-enabled video devices and AI solution. This solution is also enabled for public safety and law enforcement in smart cities.
Disruptions – Disrupting Existing Markets
Ms.Srividya Puppala, CEO, Enscone Business Process Consulting Focus is on the new technologies that are coming through and are impacting business organizations worldwide. Predictive technologies, data analysis, blend of AI and IOT. Increase of employee’s focus is the need of the hour, needs to think like and entrepreneur.