July 2017

Member’s Speak July 2017

July 2017
  Member's Speak • PMI Bangalore Chapter constantly provide opportunities to add PDUs that will help you to keep your credentials active. – Ramachandra Shetty (613149) • PMI Bangalore Chapter is one of the best place to network with the PM community, to learn and share PM Practices – Muralidhar Pabbathi (951487) • This is one of the platform, where I can get connected with Project Management professionals and practitioners. I look forward to being part of the community by sharing my learnings as a speaker or presenter. – Balaji Venkatesh (1517545) • PMI Bangalore chapter provides immense carrier opportunities, hence want to always connected with the Community – Amala S Krishnaveni (2121596) • PMI Bangalore chapter provides us networking opportunities, and more importantly for PEER Le
Did you know? July2017

Did you know? July2017

July 2017
This is a technique to economically identify rare subjects within large, poorly-mapped search spaces.   A. Aggregate Pyramiding is a variant of snowballing used to search the best solution for problem in diverse areas including product development, social and scientific problem. Pyramiding is a search process based upon the idea that people having a strong interest in a given attribute or quality, for example a particular type of expertise, will tend to know of people who know more about and/or have more of that attribute than they themselves do (von Hippel et al 1999). For example, if an individual is an expert heart surgeon, pyramiding assumes that that individual will know of others who are still more expert in that field. Similarly, if a person is an avid collector of jazz CDs, pyram

Member’s Corner July 2017

July 2017
Members Corner   We welcome all new members and thank members who have renewed their membership in June 2017.    Appended is the list of few FREE web-based seminars (webinars) for July 2017, we have shared same list to your registered email; this is a good opportunity to earn PDUs and claim at PMI to maintain your credentials.   1. 05-July-17 10:00 AM EDT Predicting Project Outcomes 2. 06-July-17 12:00 PM EDT Do You Focus Right for Project Monitoring and Control? 3. 11-July-17 11:00 AM EDT Why do projects fail? Murphy's law? 4. 11-July-17 01:00 PM EDT Using the Innovation Management Maturity Model Toolset 5. 12-July-17 10:00 AM EDT Requirements Definition Best Practices for Software RFPs 6. 12-July-17 12:00 PM EDT Agile Service Delivery 7. 13-July-17 11:00 AM EDT Practical Real World Be
PM Article – Definitions Before Solutions

PM Article – Definitions Before Solutions

July 2017
Definitions Before Solutions -Peter de Jager       There's a quote, attributed to Einstein, that states, “If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” It turns out the quote is incorrect, and Einstein never said it. The more accurately stated advice was, “If I had only one hour to solve a problem, I would spend up to two-thirds of that hour in attempting to define what the problem is.”, and to the best of our knowledge, it was said by an unnamed professor in the engineering department at Yale. Regardless of who said it, where and when they said it, and what exactly they said, at the core of this quote is a seed of wisdom. Take time to decide where you're going, before you head off on a journey.
PM in Non-Traditional Area -Grandma The Best Project Manager

PM in Non-Traditional Area -Grandma The Best Project Manager

July 2017
Grandma The Best Project Manager - Vishwanath Thanalapatti Did Grandmas manage projects at all? And if so efficiently? Yes they did to my knowledge and did well at that. As I take a stance at being a devil's advocate, do read through my case study and there will be something for us to speak. Let me start with a story. My grandfather was a man of the world. He lived a life with his heart and doors open. All those who visited our village without fail came to our house exactly at the luncheon gong. A sudden burst of voices and laughter was the first indication for my grandma that there will be additional people for lunch. My grandfather never once communicated the arrival of guests for lunch. He just invited them over. From there on it was my reverent grandma who managed the situation flawl...
PM Article -Multitasking is the New Chain-Smoking

PM Article -Multitasking is the New Chain-Smoking

July 2017
Multitasking is the New Chain-Smoking -Vikas Dhawan Just sitting was the new Smoking.   Sitting and just Multitasking is the new Chain-Smoking! Kids and Millenials multiswitch between texting, TV, social media and video games all the time. Without any apparent ill-effects. Most of us too have experienced an added sense of well-being by listening to music during exercise, or by watching TV while on the treadmill.   In fact researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong concluded that multitasking improves the brain's ability to process and integrate information coming from multiple sources simultaneously. However this research involved the young, and is silent about the long-term effects of media-related or device-related multitasking (DRM).   On the other hand, several...
PMPC-2017 Special

PMPC-2017 Special

July 2017
PMPC2017 Special   Dear Friends,   The 12th edition of PMPC started with 3 pre-conference workshops called PM Enrich Masterclass.   Masterclass 1 : Every Problem is a Step towards the Future Mr. Peter de Jager, Speaker, Writer and Consultant, Technobility started his address in a very innovative way by giving a situation and asking audience to give a problem statement for same. With this exercise, he demonstrated, how different people react to the same “problem” in different way. He then explained that the first thing we all should do to solve problem is to understand what the problem is. He touched upon simple methodology of Givens, Operators & Goals. His example of 500 wine barrels helped audience to understand how to approach the problem solving. His insights on p
Editor’s Note July 2017

Editor’s Note July 2017

July 2017
Editor's Note   Dear Friends, Greetings from PMI Bangalore India Chapter!   I am very happy and pleased to launch this Special Edition of PM Essence, on the final day of the Project Management Practitioners’ Conference (PMPC 2017). On behalf of the entire Essence team, I extend our heartfelt gratitude for encouraging us to publish PM Essence each month for past 6 years. This is arguably one of the largest Conference on Project Management running for 12th consecutive year. The theme for this year's Project Management Practitioners' Conference (PMPC 2017) held at Nimhans Convention Centre Bangalore from 20 – 22nd July 2017 was “Architecting Project Management for a New World Order”. We have had a galaxy of speakers who shared their experience on how to manage the challe