PM Open Space The PM Open Space on 13th October 2017 was organized at SAP Labs, Whitefield. The session started with a welcome speech by Mr. Rajnish Prasad. He started with an example of ideal Project Management in construction of the new building where the session was taking place and set the context for the speech from Mr. Girish Kumar. It was completed 6 months ahead and put operational 3 months ahead of the schedule. Next he discussed about a very common question which everyone has –“Can I do it?” Some PMs say while talking to the client – let me check with my managers and come back. He advised the young Project Managers to show some leadership skills and use authority to make decisions in such cases. Leadership is not about title but about the action he takes. Mr. Girish K
PMPC 2017 Volunteer Celebration - Selva Vijay, Volunteer & Organizing Committee Member After months of hard work to deliver an event of such a magnitude with more than 600+ delegates, next up without any question was celebrating the success. An escape into a faraway place. A just reward to one's family that was supportive and sacrificed a great deal while we spent time organizing the PMPC event. The outcome – a grand PMI Family Day event! Meticulous planning was the key to the much-awaited celebration. A day out with an extended PMI family at Mango Mist Resort on 2nd September. The resort was chosen with care to give the families a feeling of home away home where one can enjoy a weekend in the lap of nature with all modern amenities. A wonderful opportunity to know, u
Definition of VOLUNTEER A person who voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a service - Sachin Sood,VP – Volunteering Volunteering gives you an opportunity to change people's lives, including your own. It gives you the satisfaction of playing a role in someone else's life, helping people/ organizations. Volunteering is a way of giving back to your community while developing important social skills, and gaining valuable work experience all at the same time. If you're looking for work, volunteering is a good way to gain experience and references for your course of life. Many people work unpaid in order to gain experience in very competitive fields. You're bound to get more out of it than you put in. The More you Give, the More you get. There are so m
GO, take that RISK! -Srinivasan Radhakrishnan Once a king organized a competition for his people. There was a big pond in front of his palace. The pond was filled with crocodiles and poisonous snakes. He announced that whoever swims across the water can claim any one of the following three rewards – 1000 sovereigns of gold, – 100 villages from his kingdom – His daughter's hand in marriage! Every day, people used to gather to see who could muster enough courage to swim across. However, no one was daring enough to take up the challenge. One fine morning, the crowd saw a young man jumping in to the pond. People started shouting in excitement. Amidst the applause and encouragement, he swam rigorously and made it to the other end of the pond. The king was overjoyed! He couldn'
Why Talent should be Calibrated and not just Managed -Madhu Karunakaran Talent and talent-related challenges keep changing along with the changing business opportunities. When managing projects, the right talent is of utmost importance; especially when people across geographies, cultures are part of the larger project team. Every decade, the talent landscape makes a tectonic shift and poses a new set of challenges for the business. Organizations have been effective in tackling these challenges and with every such experience, we grew wiser and more mature. Each and every time there had been a problem, the solution has been made available through an insightful change in perspective while approaching the challenge. The Asian crises in the late 1990s had a global effect on mu...
Five Things Project Managers Wish Everyone Understood -Suyog Ketkar The future is like a dark room, and it is better to enter it with your eyes wide open. Project Management is one way of making sure that your eyes remain open with certainty – if not confidence. This wisdom dawned on me recently. And, while one part of me continued with the documentation efforts, the other took this opportunity to understand the basics of Project Management – yes, from a technical communicator's perspective. Based on what I observed, here's what Project Managers wish we understood: Scheduling and Estimation Almost every day, we stumble upon something that takes us longer than expected to fix. That's a usual thing in IT. More often than not, such delays extends the project deadline. A dela
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Q. This framework can help us in managing our time better by differentiating task that needs our immediate attention versus tasks that can wait? A. The Eisenhower Decision Matrix, popularized by Steven Covey in his highly acclaimed book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” helps individuals make the distinction between what's important and not important and what's urgent and not urgent. The matrix consists of a square divided into four boxes, or quadrants, labeled: 1) Urgent/Important, 2) Not Urgent/Important, 3) Urgent/Not Important, and 4) Not Urgent/Not Important: Urgent means that a task requires immediate attention. These are the to-do's that shout “Now!” Urgent tasks put us in a reactive mode, one marked by a defensive, negative, hurried, and narrowly-focused mind
Members Corner We welcome all new members and thank members who have renewed their membership in November 2017. Appended is the list of a few FREE web-based seminars (webinars) for December 2017, we have shared same list to your registered email; this is a good opportunity to earn PDUs to maintain your credentials. 1. 05-Dec-17 10:30-11:30 The Team Charter 2. 05-Dec-17 11:30-12:30 Combining Agile and Traditional Approaches to Project Management 3. 06-Dec-17 9:30-10:30 Santa Inc and Project Strategy Impacts when Technology & Customer Needs are Changing 4. 06-Dec-17 10:30-11:30 Know Your Audience: How Understanding Employees Through Data Will Strengthen Your Employee Value Proposition 5. 07-Dec-17 12:30-1:30 7 Change Management Trends PMs Need to be Aw...