Newsletter – February 2020

PM Member’s Corner Feb 2020

Newsletter - February 2020
We welcome all new members and thank members who have renewed their membership in January 2020. Members completing their Anniversaries in January 2020 A total number of 355 chapter members completed their anniversaries in the month of January 2020. We from the chapter would like to thank them all for being with us through thick and thin and support us for these long years. Some of the notable long terms (10 years and above) are given below. 22 Years (Since January 1998) Mr. Sriprasad M Ramamoorthy   16 Years (Since January 2004) Mr. Chandrashekhar Satyanarayan   15 Years (Since January 2005) Mrs. Roopa Rao   14 Years (Since January 2006) Mr. Amit Acharya Mr. Soumen De   13 Years (Since January 2007) Mr. M.T.Sarvanan Mr. Joydeep Ghosh Mr. Rangarajan T Madabhushi Mr. Jibu Kumar Mr.

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Newsletter - February 2020
Block your dates & register for the 6th Project Management Regional Conference, India – 18th April 2020|Kolkata. Theme of the conference - Project Management in Entrepreneurial Innovation. To know more and register visit: https://www.pmi.org.in/pmrc20/index.html   Free PMP Practice Exam: Limited period opportunity Prepare for PMP Exam Success. Now when you pay your PMP exam fee, you will have unlimited access to 200 practice questions taken from recent PMP exams. See what areas need improvement to pass the exam because you'll get feedback if you answer a question incorrectly. For more details visit : https://www.pmi.org/pmppracticeexam   PMI Salary Survey Reveals Project Management Practitioners with the PMP Certification Earn 22% More. To know more visit https://www.pmi

PM Article Feb 2020

Newsletter - February 2020
The Featured Project: World's Largest Solar Plant Raju D Dhole, PMP Raju D Dhole has over 20+ years of experience in project management. He has keen interest in managing projects using Agile methods. He has rich experience in managing large muti geography projects. The Featured Project is a new addition to Essence from Jan 2020 edition. This section aims to introduce and celebrate the excellence in project management from mega projects across the world. Features: Where is world's largest Solar plant located?  It's in India, that too in Karnataka. Pavagada Solar Park is a project covering an area of 53 square kilometers (13,000 acres) in Pavagada Taluk, Tumkur district, Karnataka. Completed in 2019, the park has a capacity of 2,050 MW and is the World's largest solar plant. It was construct

PM Article Guest Feb 2020

Newsletter - February 2020
Variance Analysis in Projects Sireesha Nallagatla, PMP & Jayaraj Narayana PMP During the project approval stage, the management reviews relevant plans, considers customer requirements, evaluates project scope, schedule, cost, quality metrics, resources, and risks. As the project starts, there is a need to compare the initial plan with the actual progress at different stages. This is Variance analysis; it is a quantitative investigation of the difference between actual and planned behavior. It is an efficient tool for planning, monitoring, and controlling a project. This article helps you understand the benefits of using variance analysis as a tool in project management. You will also learn how to evaluate the different parameters to be included in variance analysis and the related orga...

Chapter News Feb 2020

Newsletter - February 2020
Arun Malavalli E&C PM Footprints: E&C PM Footprints was held on 11th January 2020. Dr. D Vasudeva Naidu spoke on "Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence and Spiritual Intelligence” and Mr. Ajit Garve spoke on "NFPA 72 2019 Updates". PM Footprints: PM Footprints was held on 11th January 2020. Mr. Nagaraja Gundappa spoke on Adapting PMBoK for Digital Platform Project Management and Dr. Randhir Reghunath Pushpa spoke on Application of Knowledge Management for successfully managing projects. E&C Symposium: E&C Industry Symposium was held on 14th December 2019 at The Taj, MG Road and was well attended by over 150 professionals. PMP QUEST: 4 Days PMP QUEST Training was held on 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th January 2020. ACP Training Program : ACP training program was held on 18t

Editor’s Note February 2020

Newsletter - February 2020
Editor's Note Dear Readers, How many of us take a look back at the projects we implemented to see the impact it has made in the lives of those who use the result? Do your users love what you did? Or are they waiting for you to enter a dark alley? I recently used an IVR of a leading banking service. All I wanted to do was to generate an ATM pin for a new credit card. It took me more than half an hour and several calls to achieve a simple task! Not to mention a significant rise in blood pressure. First, I was calling from my registered mobile number. But it kept asking me which language I preferred to speak in. I've used the IVR to this bank at more than 100 times. I've never selected any other language. Is there a role that ML and AI can play here? Or is it something for a more tra...