Newsletter – Jul 2015

 
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Newsletter - Jul 2015
PM Essence The Digital Trinity - Learnings from Indian Mythology                                                                                                                      - Reena Dayal Yadav   We all know that Innovation and Learning are closely tied together. This is intuitive and almost every leader will be able to acknowledge the correlation and the fact that these need to go hand in hand. Very few people can however take the two concepts and create organiza...
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Newsletter - Jul 2015
PM Essence What is an Employee looking for @ work?? What they need most?                                                                                                                      - Vamshadhara G. What exactly your staffs want? Forget about raises and better benefits. They are important -- but will they be really happy with just that?   PAY is Important!! But pay only goes so far. Getting more pay will drastically increase the satisfaction element for employees...
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Newsletter - Jul 2015
PM Essence De-jargoning Agile - The Agile Experts                                                                                                                      - Premalatha Balan   When "Agile" became the buzz word, suddenly it started appearing in CVs. "I have worked in Agile environment", many say. If asked what Agile in specific, the answer may be "Scrum...." with or without a confusion in the eyes, while still thinking whether this is different or the same. Som...
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Newsletter - Jul 2015
PM Essence Q. This is a technique for accommodating the concern of other people and this may not always lead to a win-win situation.?  A. Smoothing is a conflict management technique and recommends accommodating the concerns of other people first of all, rather than one's own concerns. Smoothing is also known as accommodating. Example of smoothing is when it is important to provide a temporary relief from the conflict or buy time until you are in a better position to respond/push back or when the issue is not as important to you as it is to the other person. Advantages of smoothing is in some cases smoothing will help to protect more important interests while giving up on some less important ones. Also smoothing gives an opportunity to reassess...

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Newsletter - Jul 2015
PM Essence PMI-ACP® exam is changing in 2015 – Important note for aspiring PMI-ACP® exam takers this year   PMI-ACP® was introduced in 2011 as the pioneering Agile certification from PMI, USA. As a practice, PMI continues to improvise the content through large-scale survey of certified PMI-ACP® holders and non-certified agile practitioners to help revise the domains, tasks, knowledge and skills, as well as tools and techniques. As an outcome of the Role Delineation Study (RDS) involving over 1,000 agilists from 60 countries, few changes have been introduced in the PMI-ACP® course content. A new domain called Agile Principles and Mindset has been added to the already existing list of domains. Also, 62 tasks have been validated in context of the seven domains of practice.
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Newsletter - Jul 2015
PM Essence As Project Managers, We're All About the Future - J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM (IIL) What future am I talking about? The future of the project we're currently managing. Why? Because everyone is obsessed with the future: you, your team, the boss, and the client. Everyone wants to know: when will the project be done? How will it work? There's a lot of anticipation. Yet, we are oftentimes poorly equipped to tell them, our stakeholders. We hedge our bets all the time, and we do so because we don't regularly employ a good tool kit of techniques to help us do the hard work of predicting the future.   As project managers, we're placed in the position of predicting the future on a daily basis, an activity that people around the world ...
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Newsletter - Jul 2015
PM Essence Chapter NewsCapt. L. N. Prasad, PMI Bangalore India Chapter PM Footprints: During the month of June 2015 two Footprints sessions were held. On 11th June 2015, Mr. S. Chandrasekhar, Program Director and an Independent consultant, spoke on the topic "Building better products with Agile”. It was a nice experience sharing session on Agile transformation in a product development organisation. The talk focused on process transformation, Agile and good product development, how Agile helped build a better product, and impact of Agile Project Management on senior management, product teams and quality. It was a very informative talk and was well received. On 25th June 2015, Mr. S. Ramani, Managing Director GRT Consulting LLP, spoke on the topic " Change
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Newsletter - Jul 2015
PM Essence Editor’s Note   Dear Friends,   Greetings from PMI Bangalore India Chapter!   Last month, our Country was debating one of the greatest potential case of “Conflict of Interest”, involving, Ex Chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Lalit Modi (LaMo- thanks to media for coining this name!!) and two senior politicians. As usual, there was a furore in Parliament with ruling party and opposition party daggers drawn at each other. People expressing their opinion on social media only added fuel to the fire.  The impacted people were trying to get more political support and plead innocence. I am not a political commentator, and do not want to comment on this issue. However this is a good opportunity for us to
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Newsletter - Jul 2015
PM Essence Satisfy your Customers before they get Unsatisfied                                                                                                                      - Ankit Gupta   Customer service has always been an essential part of any organization, be it for retaining existing customers or getting new customers. But with the progression of technology and the advent of social media, keeping a customer happy is more important than ever before. The reach an...