Newsletter – Apr 2015

 
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Newsletter - Apr 2015
PM Essence Sandwich or Sauce   By - Shiv M Kumar “Manager is one who manages anger" …someone said…!   Strategists will push from top. Smarties will push from bottom. Are you crushed in between OR adding to the taste? This decides your success. .   On the verge of getting caught in the cross-fire? Watch out, Pal. Understand the 'Strategist' first. Agree on the expectations. Don't assume putting it in record will help. Keep yourself flexible on the expectations...changes are inevitable. Once you are clear about the 'changing expectations', season your 'Smarties'. Converting the ‘ambiguous strategic direction' into 'a meaningful and clear direction' is the key. Not enough, you need to also prime them that these 'clear' directions are till th
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PM Essence Lt. Col. L. Shri Harsha, Retd, PgMP, PMP The professional contributions of Lt. Col. L. Shri Harsha, Retd, PgMP, PMP, VP – Academic Relations of the PMI Bangalore India Chapter has been acknowledged by various professional bodies in the country. In the last six months he has to his credit four publications and two presentations, which are listed below. “Circumventing Arbitrations-Alternatives and Legal Framework” was published in the Journal of the Indian Institution of Technical Arbitrators in November 2014.   “Competent Teams for Challenging Times”, co-authored with Prof. Hema Harsha was published in Parikalpana, KIIT Journal of Management in January 2015.   “Integrated Waste Management in the Construction Industry” published in the Journal of the I
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PM Essence Testing Technique in Agile – Pair Testing   By - Mrs.Rama Komarabathini, PMP, PMI-ACP Introduction Software projects, especially the product development teams, today are fast moving away from the traditional development methodology and adopting Agile for obvious advantages. However, advantages are accompanied by a number of challenges especially to the testing team.   Agile projects introduce time-boxed development – hence clearly time is the most important constraint.    Agile brings in faster pace of development hence squeezing the QA team's ability to develop and maintain test cases. With Agile's principle of “welcome changing requirements even late in development cycle”, the test scripts need
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PM Essence Social Mad-idea Discipline- Namita Gupta, PMP, PMI-ACP We are the so called 'Gen Z' who are witnessing the “Cool” life style. We are the ones who are advanced in so many ways when compared to our yester generations. Technology did wonders and social media is the key. Can we imagine our life without FB, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Tango etc. etc.? List is huge and we know we can't. To be very precise we can't resist, for an hour these days, forget about one full day. Nothing bad in really being connected right? Why are we even discussing it? We are discussing because we are not realising what we are losing in this shining world of social media. Social media is the forum which made us connected to old buddies from childhood whom it was near to
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PM Essence Are Product Managers Future Entrepreneurs? By - Pinkesh Shah   ("This article is reproduced with permission from IEEE Fusion”) Product Management is more of a mindset change.   “Product Management has many definitions but most experts will agree that its essentially the art & science of delivering delighting solutions to real market problems and doing it rather predictably.” So if a Product Manager is supposed to   Get customer insights   Validate a proposed solution   Develop a business/monetization model   Develop specifications/requirements for teams to build a delighting solution   Help launch and figure out the go to market strategy   then, how is it different from what an entrepreneur ends up doing? &
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PM Essence Q. This is the principle which tends people to remember positives more accurately than negatives? A. The Pollyanna principle (also called Pollyannaism or positivity bias) is the tendency for people to remember p l e a s a n t i t ems mo r e accurately than unpleasant ones. Research indicates that, at the subconscious level, the mind has a tendency to focus on the optimistic while, at the conscious level, it has a tendency to focus on the negative. This subconscious bias towards the positive is of ten described as the Pollyanna principle.[Source - Internet] We like to hear what you think!!Please complete the sentence below with your thoughts in 10-15 words and send them to. The best entry will win attractive goodies from PMI Banga...

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Newsletter - Apr 2015
PM Essence Your Opportunity to take Leadership Position in PMI Bangalore India Chapter Board PMI Bangalore India Chapter recognizes the vital role the Nomination Committee (NC) can play in identifying and recommending the best candidates for the vacant post of Vice President to be part of the Chapter Board. It is in this context, the Chapter Board has recently selected 5 seasoned professionals with diverse background to form this year's Nominating Committee. They will be steering the Chapter Board Elections for 2015.   The Chapter needs experienced and passionate professionals like YOU to spread the enthusiasm and help us reach greater levels of adoption and professionalism in Project Management in Karnataka.   We encourage YOU to tap this opportunity and nominate y...
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PM Essence 2 Milli Gram Knowledge or the 2 minute Googlers - Ananth 2 mG; 2 Milli Gram Knowledged people or the 2 minute Googlers is what we get in the industry today, not many seem to be taking interest to study a subject in depth and detail.   There was point in time and not too long ago where in people used to get in to an enterprise and probably serve their life in it. In a good span of time, they were subject matter experts and were excelling in the same. People took pride in their job and they had the same commitment towards the work and work place as that of their family.   There was also a point in time where the people visited the libraries and invested money on books to gain knowledge, people invested time to visit the scholars...
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Newsletter - Apr 2015
PM Essence Chapter NewsCapt. L. N. Prasad, PMI Bangalore India Chapter PM Footprints: During the month of March 2015, two PM Footprints sessions were held. On 5th March 2015, Mr. A Baburajan, PMP, AVP - Bangalore Operations, from Causeway Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd., spoke on the topic “Demystifying Self Organising Agile Teams”. He gave an insight into elements of Self Organised Agile teams and how agile working frameworks embrace these elements. He also highlighted certain practices like 'Scrum' play, and how it plays a very important role in building Self Organising Teams.. On 19th March 2015, Dr. Rekha Jagannath, Honourable Member, Karnataka State Planning Board, spoke on the topic “From Ideas to Enterprise”. It discussed how ideas can be nurtured i
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Newsletter - Apr 2015
PM Essence Editor’s Note   Dear Friends,   Greetings from PMI Bangalore India Chapter!   In the last month, three topics were very noteworthy for Project Managers like us. First, the Project Management National Conference 2015 jointly hosted by Bangalore Chapter was announced. The conference will be held at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore from September 10-12, 2015. The theme of the Conference, after meticulously reviewing the suggestions given by past delegates has been chosen as “ARCHITECTING PROJECT MANAGEMENT for Redefining India…”.   PMI decided to extend the Economic Exception Program till December 2015. More details are available in this edition of PM Essence.   The other topic of relevance was the announcement made by India's mark