Newsletter – January 2020

PM Quiz Jan 2020

Newsletter - January 2020
Compiled by Himadri Sekhar Chowdhury Questions: What is the major difference between EEFs and OPAs? Which 3 skills are demonstrated by the top 2% project managers as per research? Once a project management plan is baselined, how can it be changed? ____ describes the series of phases a project passes through from its inception to the end. What would you call a quantitative assessment of the likely resource costs to complete an activity? Answers: EEFs generally originate from outside the organization while OPAs are internal to the organization. Superior Relationship, Communication Skills, Positive Attitude. Through the Perform Integrated Change Control Process. Project Lifecycle. A cost estimate.

PM Member’s Corner Jan 2020

Newsletter - January 2020
We welcome all new members and thank members who have renewed their membership in December 2019. Members completing their Anniversaries in December 2019 A total number of 218 chapter members completed their anniversaries in the month of December 2019. 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.  14 Years (Since December 2005) Mr. Ravi Krishnaswamy Mr. Vidya Shankar M   13 Years (Since December 2006) Mr. S S V Raghavan Mr. Prashant Kamath   11 Years (Since  December 2008) Mr. Girish Joshi Mr. Giby James   10 Years (Since  December 2009) Lt. Col L Shri Harsha (Retd) Mr. Kiran Joseph ...

PM Article Jan 2020

Newsletter - January 2020
The Featured Project: Statue of Unity Raju D Dhole, PMP The featured project is a new addition to Essence from Jan 2020 edition. Objective of this article is to bring out excellence from mega projects across the world. A tributary endeavor to the Iron Man of India, the Statue of Unity is an iconic 182-metre-tall statue situated on the isle of Sadhu-Bet. Located between the Mountain Ranges of Vindhyachal and Satpuda. The Statue of Unity is located 90 kms from Vadodara, 150 kms from Surat and 200 kms from Ahmedabad. This project is hailed as an engineering marvel. Highlights: The Statue of Unity is the world's tallest statue at 182 meters (597 ft). It rises 54 meters (177 ft) higher than the previous record holder, the Spring Temple Buddha in China's Henan province. The previous tallest stat...

PM Symposium Jan 2020

Newsletter - January 2020
4th Edition of PM Industry Symposium for Engineering & Construction By the Editorial Board, PM Essence The 4th Edition of the PM Industry Engineering and Construction (E&C) Symposium, organized by the PMI Bangalore India Chapter, was held on 14-Dec-19. It was attended by over 100 delegates and speakers; the symposium was a resounding success. Welcome Address Mr. Nagesh Ramamurthy, conference PMO and VP, Corporate Relations, PMI Bangalore Chapter, opened the proceedings. He welcomed the representatives from 34 different organizations in different fields of Project Management and spoke about the genesis of the E&C Symposium. Highlighting the values of Project Management specially for engineering and construction audience, he related the theme for this year – Project Management –

Chapter News Jan 2020

Newsletter - January 2020
Arun Malavalli E&C PM Footprints: E&C PM Footprints was held on 21st December 2019.  Dr. L.R. Manjunatha spoke on "Alternate Building Materials for Sustainability" and Mr. A. Madhukar spoke on " Bridging Gap between Design and Services". PM Footprints: The monthly networking and knowledge sharing event of PMI Bangalore Chapter ended 2019 with a bang.  On the mornings of 28th December the event saw a full house enthusiastic gathering of PM Practitioners from across Bangalore. 1st Speaker Mr. Mukundan Sundarrajan, Leader – Technology and Innovation, IBM Executive Project Manager challenged the audience as how to take the Project Delivery to a notch higher in his topic  “Use of AI for Early Risk Detection and Estimation Optimization”. 2nd Speaker Mr. Ananad Lokhande, Research Scho

Editor’s Note January 2020

Newsletter - January 2020
Editor's Note Dear Readers, Wish you a Happy New Year! When we look back at 2019, the value that we have added to the Eco system gives us a sense of satisfaction. We conducted various events, enabled NGOs to deliver projects more efficiently by skilling their teams with an awareness of the fundamentals of project management, conducted training in educational institutions apart from professional courses like ACP, PMP, Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Business, Block chain in BFSI, Foot prints etc., to enable our project management fraternity. In recognition of our efforts, we were awarded the coveted Best Chapter award in 2019 among the large chapter category. The accolades continued with our chapter president Lt Col L Shri Harsha, Retd being honored with the prestigious PMI Eric J...