PMI Bangalore Chapter

PM Article 2019

PM Footprints Anniversary Celebrations

Contributed by Smita Joshi and Guru Prasad  – Edited by Raju Dhole

150+ Members attended the event for PM Footprints 13th Anniversary Celebrations on 23rd November 2019.


Krishna, as Meeting Host for the evening, welcomed the audience and kicked off the event.   Col. Harsha took the audience thru the 50 years of PMI and highlights of PMI 50-year anniversary event held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Col.  Harsha also shared the proud moments for everyone when PMI Bangalore India Chapter was announced to have bagged the coveted ‘CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD’ for the year 2019 in Category III-Large Chapter category with members (1501+ members).

A cake was cut to celebrate the Bangalore chapter winning this coveted award.

Ramesh Pathak, VP Special programs took the audience thru the PM Footprints journey for the last several years starting from 2006. He recalled subtle changes that have been made during the course of this journey. He mentioned that over the years 18000 participants have attended PM Footprint sessions. Wide ranging topics covering PMI knowledge areas were covered throughout this journey.

Keynote speaker was Mr. Saravanan R. He spoke on the topic, Project Management Trends – Go Forward Thoughts. He spoke about his journey in industry in the field of quality assurance. He gave insights into how agile methodology has changed over the years and how project manager role has evolved. The speaker stressed on the fact that project managers have a critically important role in project success. He brought subtle differences between traditional and agile project management methodology.

PM Footprint speakers were felicitated for their contribution, passion for volunteering, and presenting and sharing their knowledge during Footprint sessions.

Captain L. N. Prasad was felicitated for his contribution to building the PMI Bangalore Chapter in managing the project office for past several years.

As the evening went on the mood turned lighter with volunteers trying their musical skills and singing songs of their choice. The audience enjoyed each song as it received loud applause.