PMI Bangalore Chapter

PM Essence 2016

PM Essence 2016 Newsletter
Why should you care about employee engagement? Does it even matter?

Why should you care about employee engagement? Does it even matter?

PM Essence 2016
Why should you care about employee engagement? Does it even matter? by Vandana Sharma   Employee engagement is the emotional connect an employee has with his organisation. A higher engagement signifies a direct connect with organisational goals and collective synergies of the entire organisation to achieve them.   Since the era of Industrial revolution, the idea of going to jobs was to earn a livelihood, run your household, pay for utilities, send kids to a good school and manage a decent living. This was also the understanding of the capitalist world which continued to pay the required, mandated wages to ensure workers stick to jobs, supervisors manage them well and corporations grow profitable. With the evolution of industries, times and people practices, work place happines...
An Inspiration and A Living Legend of the Chapter

An Inspiration and A Living Legend of the Chapter

PM Essence 2016
An Inspiration and A Living Legend of the Chapter   Winston Churchill said - "You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give". The most important component to make PMI Bangalore India Chapter for what it stands for is "its pool of devoted volunteers" who put incalculable hours of dedication and relentless hard work to achieve the goals of the Chapter and keep its vision and mission alive. Mr. V.S. Subramanian fondly called VSS, got associated with the PMI Bangalore Chapter in 2000 when it had just started taking off after its formation in 1998. Later he joined the Chapter Board in 2005. He is graduated from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani and pursued his Masters in Engineering from Brown University, USA. He brought along his 38 long years of Project Manage...
Become a World Class Negotiator

Become a World Class Negotiator

PM Essence 2016
Become a World Class Negotiator by Victoria Pynchon   It's not rocket science and it's not a secondary sexual characteristic. You don't "negotiate like a man" or "like a woman." You read, you practice, you fail, you succeed, you learn. We've recommended our favorite negotiation books over at the She Negotiates site, but if you'd like a weekly executive summary instead of a mile long reading list, sign up for Harvard Professor Robert Mnookin's Sunday Minute, a super-smart and super-quick way to remind yourself of what you already know or learn what you don't.   Fight or Fellowship? One of the great topics of contention among negotiators is whether to be soft or hard, understanding or hostile, welcoming or threatening. As in everything, we atShe Negotiates and the brainiacs over...
A Recipe for Career Re-Invention

A Recipe for Career Re-Invention

PM Essence 2016
A Recipe for Career Re-Invention! by Dilip Saraf   Since I have done four career re-inventions in my own career (through four industries) I promote myself as a re-invention coach. In this, my fifth career, I have helped many clients go in new directions by showing them how to re-invent themselves leveraging their previous stellar accomplishments, packaging them in a new "language," and developing a plan that steers their career in a new direction. Although in most cases such plans are successful, in others they require pivoting and taking additional steps to get to the destination the client is seeking.   With the many published reports of impending lay-offs, especially in the tech sector (Intel, IBM, Yahoo!, HP, and many others) many are anxious about how to market themselves ...
How fast you can change

How fast you can change

PM Essence 2016
How fast can you change? by Tathagat Varma In my talks, I often ask a trick question - what is the most important part in a bicycle and a formula one racing car?   I get all kinds of answers - wheels, engine, chasis, tyres, steering, even the driver.... No doubt, they are all right answers.   However, my favorite right answer is the brakes! Why? Because they make us go faster!     Let me explain. Imagine you are riding a bicycle without brakes. You won't be able to go faster because you have an in-built fear in your mind that if you pick up pace beyond some 'reasonable limit', you won't be able to control it lest it becomes important for some reason. Now imagine riding the same bicycle with the best brakes that your money can buy (or, even better, that you can build!)...
Chapter News

Chapter News

PM Essence 2016
Chapter News PM Footprints: During the month of August 2016 two PM Footprints session were held. On 11th August Mr. Vinod Sankaranarayanan, Project Manager from "Thought works", spoke on the topic 'Software Ownership Transfer- Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile world'.   On 25th August Mr. M. K. Nagaraj, Manager Operations from Harman International India Pvt. Ltd., spoke on the topic," Project Management -B2G perspective". Both the talks were well attended. Saturday PM Footprints for E&C Forum     PMIBC E&C Forum, PMI Bangalore India Chapter was formed in the year 2015 to bring about advancements in the Engineering & Construction industry through advocacy of Project Management standards and best practices. The very first step was to organize an Indust...
Editor’s Note September 2016

Editor’s Note September 2016

Newsletter - September 2016, PM Essence 2016
Editor's Note Dear Friends, Greetings from PMI Bangalore India Chapter! "They say you don't win silver but you lost gold. Becoming first still has its great sense of satisfaction" When I looked at Usain Bolt's achievement during the just concluded Olympics games at Rio, I thought he imbibed this spirit like no one other. Jamaican, Usain Bolt is now called "the fastest man alive" for winning 9 gold in the 100 m, 200 m and 4 x 100 m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games, the last one being at the Rio Olympics which concluded last month. Bolt's personal best of 9.58 seconds in the 100 metres is the fastest ever run. Bolt also holds the second fastest time of 9.63 seconds the current Olympic record, and set two previous world records in the event. Bolt's personal best of 19.19 s in the 2...