Newsletter – Jun 2013

 
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Newsletter - Jun 2013
PM Essence PMPC 2013 Project Management Practitioner's Conference 2013ARCHITECTING PROJECT MANAGEMENTfor business transformation...September 12 - 14, Thu-Sat, 2013NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore"The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic". - Peter DruckerWe realize what brought us here will not take us there. We need to embrace change as part of our journey to remain relevant and be successful. History is replete with many examples wherein yesterday's leaders, as a result of resisting change, either went into oblivion or were forced to become followers. Business transformation has enabled organizations to successfully adapt to change. It has also allowed organizations to run their business faste
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Newsletter - Jun 2013
PM Essence Mapping of PM process groups, Knowledge Areas in a Medical Surgery By Shikha Vaidh, PMP Prev. issue - In our last edition (Jan 2013) we covered the initial part of this article which showed how the philosophy of project management can be successfully applied to a nontraditional area such as medical surgery.Quick Recap: Unlike a pilot, there are no check lists during a surgery procedure, it is just the surgeon's experience and intuition that dictates how a procedure is performed.As we understand, everything which has a start and an end and has a specific goal is said to be a project. So a surgery which happens for a specific goal can also be considered as a project. It can be the operations for a Surgeon who is specialized in doing the surgeries ...
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Newsletter - Jun 2013
PM Essence Satisfying the Customer beyond Contractual Obligation :                 The Growing Demand in Project Management - Amaresh Porey, PMP A difficulty often experienced in Project Management is with regard to strict adherence to the stated project scope. Since dependencies , assumptions and even acceptance test plan and the criteria for acceptance are often not defined upfront , customer's expectations (i.e. undefined requirements, as against 'needs' which are defined requirements) go up, resulting in scope creep, erosion into profits, and often loss of goodwill. The customer expects them to be guided at every phase of the project. Usually the solution involves a great deal of stakeholder management, establishment of relationships and a strong control
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Newsletter - Jun 2013
PM Essence Converting Intangibles to tangibles…. to achieve Customer Satisfaction - Kapil Gupta, PMP Projects by definition are meant to produce Products or Services or both as end results. Sometimes they produce products and at some other times services or just results. We should evaluate project requirements and deploy suitable solutions to challenges posed to Projects. Understanding and then applying Product and Service Characteristics can help improve Project deliverables and thereby delivering Customer Satisfaction and Profitability to the Project.. In this article, let us evaluate the topic of Project and Project Management with respect to its requirements, i.e. similarities and differentiation from Products and Services. Key Differentiating factors bet
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Newsletter - Jun 2013
PM Essence Definition of Done - Naveen Nanjundappa, PMP Definition of Done (DoD) paper presents the structure, composition, attributes of good definition of 'DONE' and how to effectively document the same. “The story is all about Done... Done... Done.!” The Definition of Done (DoD) is important for Agile teams to accurately measure their progress. Clear definition and understanding of this term across stakeholders is absolutely necessary in the Agile way of working. When a team claims the story is 'done', it means the team has completed all the work needed to satisfy that story, and it has become potentially shippable. This implies 'Done' has definitive and measurable activities that contribute to evaluate the progress of the project, for the story during iteration and
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Newsletter - Jun 2013
PM Essence Chapter News- Murali Santhanam, PMP Light for Education – Vidya DeepaThe chapter continues to actively engage with Rotary Club Bangalore West in the Light for Education initiative under which final year students in villages with limited electricity supply are provided with re-chargeable LED lamps to help them spend more hours for exam preparation.  On 23 Jan 2013, the Chapter distributed School Bags and note books to the students of Government High School Yelliur in Devanahalli distirict.   This is the same School where solar powered LED lamps were distributed by the Chapter to those students some time back. The Chapter was extremely happy to hear that the students have found LED lamps to be very useful in preparing for their final board examinations. This
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Newsletter - Jun 2013
PM Essence Q. This technique is a systematic approach for analyzing challenging problems and provides a range of strategies and tools for finding inventive solutions to overcome them? v A. TRIZ presents a systematic approach for analysing the kind of challenging problems where inventiveness is needed and provides a range of strategies and tools for finding inventive solutions. This theory is based on research findings  that the vast majority of problems that require inventive solutions typically reflect a need to overcome a dilemma or a trade-off between two contradictory elements. The central purpose of TRIZ-based analysis is to systematically apply the strategies and tools to find superior solutions that overcome the need for a compromise or trade-off between the tw
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Newsletter - Jun 2013
Editor’s Note Dear Friends, We are happy to bring you the fifth edition of PM Essence. You may realize that we took a pause of about four months to get back to you with this edition. During this time, we ran an online poll to hear your opinion. From your feedback, we gathered that there is need for a digital version of PM Essence. Hence, we used this four month period to work on the digital version of the Essence. Now we are happy to bring to you all the previous editions of the revamped Essence on our home page. Our heartfelt thanks to the efforts taken by some volunteers and their can-do attitude in making this happen! I would like to reiterate that publishing your articles here not only allows you to share your experiences with PM pro
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Newsletter - Jun 2013
PM Essence         Krishna Mohan K., PMP Krishna Mohan K., is a PMP credential holder with 12 years of IT experience. Krishna is a process savvy with vast experience in Software Quality Assurance, Process Consulting, Project and Program Management. He worked in Europe, US, China and Asia Pacific in various roles. Currently works with Harman International - The Premium Audio & Infotainment Co. spearheading and executing the Process Improvement strategy for India. He holds Masters Degree in computer applications. His specializations include Automotive SPICE, CMMI, Lean Six Sigma and ISO. Krishna is Automotive SPICE Competent Assessor and certified ISO Auditor. Krishna is a volunteer in PMI Bangalore chapter since 2011 and does strong advocacy for Project Management. He v