Newsletter – Aug 2013

 

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Newsletter - Aug 2013
PM Essence In pursuit of excellence to provide value added service to our members, Chapter is pleased to organize two special sessions for the participants of PMPC 2013. Special Programs are available only for Early Bird Registrations. At the time of registration, the participant can select the program to attend, provided seats are available. Please note that PMPC early bird registration offer will be valid till August 9, 2013. The programs are: (i) The "Deeper Issues" that Hurt Leadership, Collaboration and Project Management and (ii) Enterprise Project Portfolio Management: Driving business transformation success. These programs are scheduled on 12th Sept 2013 from 11.00 AM to 4.00 PM. Interested delegates may register for either of the programs without any additional cost...
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PM Essence Gandhiji's Management Principles behind Project Independence By Shikha Vaidh, PMP, Capgemini Being born after India's Independence, the 'freedom' was unconditionally doled out to me and I consider this as the greatest privileged I enjoy today. On the eve of our Independence day, I got into a pensive mood and tried to reflect how Mahatma Gandhi, aptly regarded as the Father of Nation, could unite the Countrymen and other luminary leaders during his time to the common vision of getting Freedom of our country from British rule, then mobilize them to 'execute' the vision by exemplary leadership, strong communication and execution plan. Being a project management professional I myself was naturally inclined to imagine that 'Independence' can also be considered...

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PM Essence Rediscover your 'Agile Quotient'!! By Madhavan S Rao, PMP, Assurance Consulting There is no doubt that Agile Project Management Methodologies are getting increasingly adopted by many organizations and Project teams. However, not having the immediate opportunity, to apply formal Agile Methodologies, need not inhibit any of us from being basically 'agile'... If you have heard yourself or your peers reflecting on the below questions; this article would interest you. “I have done my ACP (Agile Certification). However my Organization is yet to adopt Agile methodologies in their Projects. What do I do? “My team proposed using Agile for this outsourced Project. However Client is not willing!”. Am I struck? “I am using Agile Methodologies in my Projects. However

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PM Essence Disruptive Project Management Balasubramaniam Vedagiri, PMP, Mphasis The word disruptive means something that rudely shakes the current beliefs or practices and makes people think. When Copernicus declared that the Earth revolves around the Sun and not the other way, it shook the very basis of knowledge of the earth that we possessed. The word “Disruptive innovation” became famous when inventors started looking for groundbreaking innovations in products and services. Following the same line of thought, what can be “Disruptive” in Project Management? Like everything termed “Disruptive”, the Disruptive Project Management emerges from the need to adapt differently, bring in newer thoughts & ideas in managing the projects, pack more autonomy within team and rais
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PM Essence Statistical approach in the Agile Framework- Priyanka Dutta, R.T. Sundari, CDAC Business in current scenario is different from what it used to be a few years ago. Here we will see practicing Agile Framework in a project Pre-Examination Process Automation System (PEPAS) to design, develop, maintain and host the application to perform the task easily at client end. We will also discuss, how the probability of project success increased by applying proven principal and practices of statistical approach such as Quantitative Project Management (QPM), Causal Analysis and Resolution (CAR) and Individual Moving Range (XMR) to mitigate the challenges. Agile methodology was adopted to execute the project due to constraints of time in developing, testing and...
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Newsletter - Aug 2013
PM Essence Chapter News- Capt. L. N. Prasad,   PMI Bangalore India Chapter ACP Quest: The First Agile certification 21 hrs. contact program was held by the Chapter at Dhi Learning Centre Bangalore from 12th July 2013 for three days. A total of 12 participants actively participated in the three day contact program. ACP Quest, the second new program launched by the Chapter in this year. To recap, another very popular program PM Enrich, was launched by the Chapter in March of this year. The feed back from the ACP participants indicate that the training was highly focused and interesting with various games and activities which formed part of the training. PM Footprints: This month the PM Footprints session was held on 4th and 18th July at Hotel Royal Orchid Manipal
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PM Essence Q. Mahatma Gandhi used this conflict management technique as his leadership style during Independence Movement? A. The essential principles of Gandhi's philosophy are quite simple to understand (if not implement).He assumed that behind any struggle lays another clash, a deeper one: a confrontation between two views that are each in some measure true. Every fight, to Gandhiji, was on somelevel a fight between differing “angles of vision” illuminating the same truth. Gandhi's way of fighting has two dimensions:• One is to imagine a solution that includes the best features of both sides. He pioneered what is now called the "win-win" approach to conflict resolution.• The second is even more innovative: to incorporate the solution into the struggle itself. In G
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Newsletter - Aug 2013
PM Essence Editor’s Note Dear Friends, On behalf of the Chapter, please accept our warm greetings and best wishes for the forthcoming 66th Independence Day anniversary. It is a day when people in India pay homage to their leaders and those who fought for India's freedom in the past. The struggle for India's Independence is replete with outstanding contributions from various luminary nationalist leaders. But if one were asked to name a leader who undisputedly contributed the most, the name of Mahatma Gandhi would undoubtedly be at the apex. In this edition we have looked into how Gandhiji contributed to the Independence through a project management lens. Refer to page 2 for details. On the eve of Independence Day, It is also a good time for the Project Managem
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Newsletter - Aug 2013
PM Essence Lt. Col. (Retd.) L. Shri Harsha, PgMP, PMP A versatile project management professional, who has successfully managed projects in challenging environment, his passion is turning around troubled and stalled projects. Post retirement, he juggles his time on driving projects, enhancing his knowledge, sharing knowledge with real time experiences with aspiring project management professionals and volunteering activities. His papers, contemporary thoughts on people and project management, have been presented at national forums and also published in reputed professional journals. Strongly believes that while the past make good stories, the capability to leverage learning and experiences of the past to meet future challenges is the hallmark of a successful professional. ...