PM Open Space

PM Open Space

M. Vidhya

PM Open Space has been a huge success since its inception. This is an initiative started in 2016 by PMI Bangalore India Chapter in collaboration with like-minded corporates ABB, HPE, Huawei Technologies and SAP Labs India. The session is hosted every quarter in one of the sponsoring organizations where Project Managers across companies form the Whitefield area pour in to participate.

On the 28th of August 2019, the event was hosted at SAP Labs India, Bangalore.

With the entire industry moving towards innovation and entrepreneurship, the Open Space this time also targeted a similar subject “Corporate to Startup”.

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Mr. Hariprakash Agrawal, Founder and CEO, Rideally and OpCord, was the power speaker of the day sharing his good and not so good experiences with entrepreneurship. He spoke very openly about the realities faced by startups.

It was an extremely engaging session with a lot of humor woven within. The speaker emphasized that each Project Manager ultimately is the CEO of his/her project team and should think of their project as a startup. The information and take away was of immense value.

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The session was attended by 80+ participants including Project Managers from various companies across Whitefield area. The event experienced leadership presence from the different organizations such as Ms. Malini M from ABB, Mr. Rajesh Chandrashekar from Cisco and Rajnish Prasad from SAP Labs.

The session ended with a Q&A session followed by high tea where the participants networked with each other and the speaker.

The event experienced a lot of familiar faces coming together, making networking very effective. Our repeated audience has clearly shown us that this session has been creating great impact in the Project Management Community. This is an encouragement for us to organize many more such events

We now look forward to attending the next session at another sponsoring organization in Q4-2019.