Newsletter – Feb 2014

 
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Newsletter - Feb 2014
PM Essence Chapter News- Capt. L. N. Prasad PM Footprints session: During the month of January two PM Footprints sessions were held. On 2nd January, Mr.Anand Murthy Raj, Project Manager/Scrum Master, HP, Bangalore spoke on the topic of “Common Mistakes by Agile teams”. He shared his experience in adopting 'Agile' techniques and some 'lessons learnt' during project implementation in his organization.    On 16th January, Mr. Niladri Choudhury, Expert Consultant and Trainer in Portfolio, Program and Project Management spoke on the topic of “Key Insights into Project Portfolio Management (PPM)”. The talk gave a nice overview of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and how some of the key concepts of PPM can be used to analyse and collectively manage a group of curren
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PM Essence Nagesh Ramamurthy, M.Engg, M.Sc, PMP, CSQA In October 2013, Nagesh became the first member of Bangalore India Chapter to graduate from the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class. The PMI Leadership Institute Master Class, focuses on developing a sharper strategic vision and collaborative project for continuous self-evaluation and development. He is presently the Senior Director, PMO & Help Desk Services at Cegedim Software India Private Limited. He served as the Chair of the 2013 PMI Board Volunteer Advisory Committee, and is currently a member of the PMI Professional Awards Program Member Advisory Group. Graduates of the PMI Leadership Institute Masters Class are active volunteer leaders who work worldwide to advance project management standards which deliver p...
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PM Essence Q. In project management, this is a formal study of "the space between where we are and where we want to be." What is it? A. In information technology, gap analysis is an assessment tool to help identify differences between information systems or applications. A gap is sometimes called "the space between where we are and where we want to be." A gap analysis helps bridge that space by highlighting which requirements are being met and which are not. The tool provides a foundation for measuring the investment of time, money and human resources that's required to achieve a particular outcome. In software development, for instance, a gap analysis can be used to document which services and/or functions have been accidentally left out, which ones have been delibe...
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PM Essence           Raghunatha K., PMP With more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, he has been actively involved in development and Implementation of process frame work based on PMBOK, ISO, CMMI Development and Service Models. He has also been instrumental in designing and implementation of work flow based tools for managing the project management activities by using HP PPM at his workplace. His expertise also lies in designing, developing and implementing measurement framework by including process performance models, governance and health checkRoughly how many hours per week or per month you spend on volunteering for PMI activities?Around 4 to 6 hour per month and these will increase during major initiatives.What motivates you to volunteer for PMI ?P
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PM Essence Editor’s Note Dear Friends, Greetings from PMI Bangalore India Chapter! One of the thing that really caught my attention was the news of Satya Nadella, the Indian born from Anatapur in Andhra Pradesh becoming the CEO of one of the world's largest IT Company, Microsoft on first week of February. He defined himself as someone with a sense of curiosity and thirst for learning. In his message to his employees he told this thing which appeared very inspirational “The best work happens when you know that it's not just work, but something that will improve other people's lives” While this definitely applies to us in our professional work, but I would imagine it also applies to all our volunteers who spend hours together to improve other people's lives. Th
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PM Essence Climbing Up the Corporate Ladder- Author Preferred to remain anonymous The author is aware that there are books and articles galore on the subject, each one professing to give useful tips and a series of lists of DOs and DON'Ts, life histories of successful people and the factors which enabled them to achieve their success. For instance Stephen Covey's “7 habits” (or “7 mantras” as Madhavan Rao, Independent PM Consultant and author of 'Steering Projects to Success' would have put it!), and success stories of academic drop-outs such as Larry Ellison or Sir Richard Bronson are all inspirational reading material. This is not an attempt to add to this list, for it would the most preposterous thing to do, particularly by a person who never made it to the top
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PM Essence Would you like to become the best Investor of “TIME”?- Soumen De, PMP We must have heard about the popular classification of resources known as the four M's (Man, Money, Material and Machinery) that transform inputs to desired outputs in a lean manufacturing system. Project Managers like us would love to add a few more Ms- Methods (or processes), Management and Measurements to help us get desired results from our projects. But I would argue that one of the most important resources that we all utilize is “TIME”. From simple school project work we do to help our kids complete it in time (Mostly it is the parents who have to do it, right?) to complex business transformation projects at our work, all needs investment of our “TIME”. .  We need
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PM Essence PMBOK® 5 – What is new guide all about?- Namita Gupta, PMP, UIDAI PMBOK® 5th Edition is applicable and everyone is trying to achieve PMP® credentials with the new approach. Before talking about the changes and refinements PMI® did in PMBOK® 5th edition, it's very important to understand for everyone that project management body of knowledge is “One” and holds the same purpose. For example, we plan to build a house, the objective is a House, how we build it can vary with today's circumstances and exposure and what was known and experimented yesterday. We may use hollow blocks today in place of bricks we used in past for good of course. Updates to PMBOK® has been made to achieve greater degree of consistency, clarity by refining processes, standardizing
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PM Essence Cultural Intelligence of a Project Manager - India Perspective- Anup Kumar Gupta, PMP, ITIL, IBM India Pvt. Ltd. In any global project management assignment it is important to consider and be aware of the potential problems arising from cultural diversity that exists among project managers, project team members and other stakeholders. This cultural divide may cause many cross-border projects to fail or succeed depending on how effectively the Project Manager has been able to put in practice his cultural intelligence. Cultural intelligence has been established as a core capability essential for the success of any business transformational initiative in 21stcentury and beyond. Any Business transformation begins with collaboration between various global te...