PM Essence The 5th Annual PM Primer program is to create an awareness of the project management profession within the student community. As part of 'give back' to the community, the Chapter organizes a complimentary annual PM Primer program every year. Since 2009, more than 1,500 students from over 50 colleges have participated in this program. PM Primer touches upon the ten knowledge areas and five process groups of a project along its life cycle through a single-easy-to understand method. The course uses the case study methodology to explain concepts and definitions. The student receives a handbook on Project Management as a takeaway from the course. Date : September 12, 2013Venue : NIMHANS Convention Centre Near Dairy Circle, Bangalo
PM Essence What does Cloud Computing mean to Project Managers By Deepak Vijayaragavan, PMP As the new buzz in the industry, Cloud Computing is envisioned to revolutionize the way Information Technology will be procured, implemented and managed. How will this impact how we do business? How can a Project Manager prepare for the upcoming big way? Why is managing a cloud computing project any different? What should be the focus when managing a cloud computing project?The answer to the above questions is discussed in the paper in two parts: Firstly, the types of IT projects that businesses will work on are changing. A move to the Cloud requires businesses to rethink how they do business. More focus will be spent on requirements and how these decentralized ap...
PM Essence Impact of organization culture and stakeholders influence on a project in an NGO- Avinash Rao, IT CONSUTLANT Identifying stakeholders and understanding the organization culture is one of the first activities performed before any project kicks-off. As we are aware, stakeholder's impact and influence on the project is much higher in the initial stages and reduces gradually as the project progresses. So, how different are stakeholders and culture in a nonprofit organization when compared to an established corporatecompany? Most companies with an established organization structure have hierarchical arrangement of lines of authority, communications, rights and determines how roles, power and responsibilities are
PM Essence Changing Perception of Value in Outsourcing IT Services By Piyush Jain, PMP “World is Flat” said Thomas Friedman in his book on globalization. On the same topic Mr. N R Narayanamurthy quoted “I define globalization as sourcing material from where it is cheapest, talent from where it is best available, producing where it is most cost-effective and selling where the markets are -- without being constrained by national boundaries”. This is now reality. Walmart is one example of this reality.What has changed with Globalization is the way value is being delivered to customers. Companies who want to reach global markets must design products and services beyond the borders. They must constantly explore new markets with increasing business complexity.
PM Essence Chapter News- L.N. Prasad PM FOOT PRINTS FOR MAY 2013On 09th May 2013 Mr. Piyush Kumar Chowhan the Lead Program Delivery Manager from Tesco Hindustan Service Centre gave a talk on Coaching and Mentoring skills for Project Managers. Nearly 60 Chapter members were present. The talk focussed on the importance of coaching skills for project managers and the various ways of coaching. The talk also gave good insights into the subject with some real life examples. On 23rd May 2013 Mr.Avinash Rao spoke on the Impact of Organization Culture and Stakeholders on a project in an NGO.The talk was very well received by the audience.ACTIVITIES IN JUNE 2013The Chapter held its Annual Members Meet on 01 June 2013 at Hotel Wood Lands. Nearly 80 members were present. The me
PM Essence Q. This is a common scheduling tool used by all project management practitioners. However it was quite a radical concept and an innovation of world-wide importance in the 1920s. What is this tool? A. Henry Laurence Gantt (1861-1919) was a mechanical engineer, management consultant and industry advisor. Gantt charts were invented by him in the second decade of the 20th century to provide a visual aid to show scheduled and actual progress of projects. Accepted as a common-place project management tool today, it was quite a radical concept and an innovation of world-wide importance in the 1920s. Gantt charts were first used on large construction projects like the Hoover Dam, started in 1931 and the interstate highway network which started in 1956. The book “
PM Essence Raghavan S.S.V., PMP S.S.V. Raghavan brings over 50 years of experience in Commercial and Contract Management. He is an Honors Graduate in Physics from University of Calcutta. He has worked with MNCs and also in Government sector - his former employers include Greaves Cotton, Otto India, IBM, Compaq, HP and Aeronautical Development Agency. His project experience encompasses a wide spectrum of industries such as Heavy Industries and Construction - Coke Ovens, Ore Beneficiation plants, Rolling mills and Chemical plants, textile and last but not the least Information Technology in both Government and Private Sector. He retired in 1996 as head of Commercial Wing of ADA, where he was engaged in one of the largest and most prestigious projects ever und
PM Essence Editor’s Note Dear Friends, On behalf of the Editorial Board, I am happy to present the July 2013 edition of PM Essence. I am sure you must have seen the digital (HTML) version of Essence that we had launched last month. Apart from the regular articles in this edition, I am pleased to present the views of one of the most active and senior volunteers of our Chapter, Mr. Raghavan. He demonstrates a deep passion and infectious enthusiasm in whatever he does for our Chapter and I am sure our volunteers will get inspired from hearing him. Read more about him in our spotlight section. We are presently rigorously preparing for the next major event, PMPC 2013 to be held on 12-14 Sep 2013 at NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore. We had sent mailers requestin