April 2019

PM Member’s Corner

April 2019
PM Member’s Corner We welcome all new members and thank you to all members who have renewed their membership in March 2019. Did you know? PMI is moving to Pearson VUE to provide a better overall exam experience. Online proctoring for PMI ACP & CAPM: Candidates can now take the tests from comfort of their home/office.  Other PMI exams can be scheduled at Pearson VUE from 01-Apr-19.  There will be a period of overlap where scheduling and testing will be available with both Prometric and Pearson VUE. Imp Dates: 01-Apr-19: PMI-ACP testing begins at Pearson VUE centers & online proctoring. & Scheduling available for PMP , PgMP , PfMP , PMI-PBA, PMISP & PMI-RMP.  30-Jun-19: Last date for testing at Prometric centers. 01-Jul-19: Testing begins at Pearson VUE cent

PM Quiz

April 2019
PM Quiz : Compiled by Himadri Sekhar Chowdhury Questions: How is Analogous Cost Estimation performed?  For Benchmarking, do you need to consider projects from the same application area?  How are external resources obtained for a project?  What is the benefit of the Sequence Activities process?  What are the three scenarios considered in Three-Point Estimation? Answers: Analogous Cost Estimation is Performed using values, or attributes. of a preious project that are similar to the current project. No, Benchmarked projects may exist within the same or other application area. External resources are acquired through procurement processes. It defines the logical sequence of work to obtain the greatest efficiency given all project constraints. Most likely, Optimis...
PM Tips

PM Tips

April 2019
PM Tips  1. Use AI To Tackle Menial Tasks The champions of the IT department have been struggling through some less-than-ideal work environments. It's long been the fate of IT pros to handle mundane tasks that "keep the lights on." Yet with the dawn of AI ops, noise reduction and alert clustering can be automated, granting IT pros the time and opportunity to focus on initiatives that drive the business forward. - Chad Steelberg, Veritone (Reference https://www.forbes.com ) 2. Create Squad-Based Teams What helps our teams manage tasks is breaking down team silos with squad-based development to reduce miscommunication among team members. Squads are small, flexible teams that are responsible for the end-to-end delivery of each product. Each member is involved in sprint planning so that e...
PMI Bangalore India Chapter

PMI Bangalore India Chapter

April 2019
PMI Bangalore India Chapter – Exciting Journey of 20 years ontributed by Raju Dhole, PMP   In 1997, three individuals, Sheel Thakur, Amar Bhaskar and Purnajit Chatterjee deliberated on the benefits of associating with PMI and opening a Chapter in Bangalore. As a pre-requisite, they got themselves PMPcertified and started the journey of the chapter formation. They interacted with many prominent personalities from the industry and requested them to offer their services as Directors on the Board of the newly proposed chapter.       Sheel Thakur      Amar Bhaskar    Purnajit Chartterjee   In 1999, the chapter was registered. The chapter leaders started marketing the benefits of associating with PMI through memberships and certif
PM Leadership Connect

PM Leadership Connect

April 2019
PM Leadership Connect Insights from a Seasoned PMI Bangalore Chapter Veteran M.R. Sriprasad M.R. Sriprasad, PMP is a trusted name in the sphere of Project Management consulting and training in India. An alumnus of BITS Pilani, he has worked on several landmark projects across the country and abroad. Addressing the need to train project managers for higher efficiency and effectiveness, he founded SABCONS in 1995. He has conducted more than 700 programs. Q1. What still excites you about being a PMI Bangalore Chapter member? At a professional, I am always updated on the latest global project management trends and practices. At a personal level, the membership has widened my horizon. e.g. as Project Practitioners we face similar problems and we identify a solution based on our experience...
Chapter News April 2019

Chapter News April 2019

April 2019
Chapter News Arun Malavalli and Tanish Mathur Details of various activities held by the Chapter during the month of March 2019 are as follows: PM Open Space: PM Open Space program which is in its third year of journey celebrated first quarter edition at thHPE, Mahadevapura on 13 March, 2019. PM Open Space is an initiative and brain child of PM Practitioners started in 2016 by PMI Bangalore Chapter with collaboration, sponsorship and active involvement from likeminded corporates – ABB, HPE, Huawei Technologies India and SAP Labs India. Ms. Prabha Parthasarathy Founder, Director and Partner, Erehwon Innovation Consulting spoke on the topic - "Orbit Shifting from a managerial mindset to an entrepreneurial mindset". Session was very well received by the participants and inspired participant
Editor’s Note April 2019

Editor’s Note April 2019

April 2019
Editor's Note Dear Readers, With a reach of 2.9 million professionals, 500,000 members in almost all the countries of the world with an objective of advancement of project management profession; PMI was established in 1969 as a global non-profit organization. As PMI celebrates its 50th anniversary it's a moment of great pride for PMI Bangalore India Chapter as we have also been serving the community for 20 years now. While we are proud to be the largest chapter in India and second largest in Asia; the journey started with a modest beginning in the year 1999. Three like-minded professionals took a visionary approach and laid the foundation stone of chapter. Since then there was no looking back and Bangalore chapter flourished on the aegis of healthy industry connect, strong commit...