PMI Bangalore Chapter

May 2017

Newsletter May 2017
Member’s Corner May 2017

Member’s Corner May 2017

May 2017
Members Corner We welcome all new members and Thank members who have renewed their membership in March 2017.    Appended is the list of few FREE web-based seminars (webinars) for April 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. 03-May-17 11:00 AM EDT Tips for Improving PMOs Value 2. 03-May-17 2:00 PM EDT Lead the People Manage the Process! 3. 10-May-17 12:00 PM EDT February Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar-Project and Program Turnaround 4. 11-May-17 12:00 PM EDT How to connect with Organizational Culture and Enhance Meaningfulness 5. 16-May-17 1:00 PM EDT Implementing Innovation Processes: The Basic Implementation Guideline 6. 18-May-17 1:00 PM EDT Lessons Learned: ...
What I learned from Bollywood Songs

What I learned from Bollywood Songs

May 2017
What I learned from Bollywood Songs - Sukumar Mishra A song has the potential to change the mood. A good tune in the morning keeps the mind happy throughout the day. When one returns home tired in the evening, listening to some good music can take away all the tiredness, pain and refresh the mind. In India, Bollywood songs have remained the major source of music. Although Bollywood songs are meant for entertainment, there are many songs which convey a deeper meaning and can teach us many lessons in life in a simple yet effective way. Here are few songs that have deeper meanings and have helped me to learn lessons of life. ‘Main Zindegi ka saath nibhata chala gaya’. This song from the movie "Humdono", composed by Jaidev and beautifully sung by Mohammed Rafi, it is a marvel when it comes
PM Article: Why should I split my stories?

PM Article: Why should I split my stories?

May 2017
Why should I split my stories ? - Rachana Dalmia This article is about WHY you should split your user stories while working in agile projects and also how to split the user stories. The obvious reason to split a user story is when a story is too large to fit in a sprint. But this is not the only time you should think about splitting your stories. Breaking a large story based on all its variations and complexities will allow your Product Owner to prioritize the most valuable variation either based on usage or other business criteria. Some of the variations may never bubble up in priority over other features. Example: I worked on a portal where documents could be shared with different groups of people. One of the requirements was notifications to the users when a document was shared with ...
PM Article: Lessons Learned From Projects – The Essential First Step

PM Article: Lessons Learned From Projects – The Essential First Step

May 2017
Lessons Learned From Projects – The Essential First Step - Vishwanath Thanalapatti In theory, a project closure is logically complete when the Lessons Learned are documented. The rationale underlying 'Lessons Learned' is using the information in other similar projects so that the success criteria is emulated, while the setbacks are tracked for avoidance. To set the contours for compliance, there are two extreme possible positions for 'Lessons Learned'. The first one where each new project 'Kick Off' starts with a session (on the 'Lessons Learned') that is 100%; the other is to ignore all and move on with the new project that is 0%. The reality lies somewhere in between. In this write up I pick up 5 top lessons which are learned but not considered that could have minimized risk, done at l
PM Article: Effective Cross-cultural Communication

PM Article: Effective Cross-cultural Communication

May 2017
Effective Cross-cultural Communication - Prabodh Gupta Effective Cross-Cultural Communication is imperative for all the companies due to the growth of global business & diversified workforce. The world is shrinking and leaders from different cultures are finding that they need to work together. This type of communication involves an understanding of how people from different countries & cultures speak, communicate, and perceive the world around them.   I truly realized the importance of Cross Cultural Communication when I joined IBM. First project which I was leading had DB2 resource from China, Middleware Resource from Brazil, Application Team from Europe, Customer from US & me & few resources from India. It was a tough call for me to make sure that everyone remains...
Did you know? May2017

Did you know? May2017

May 2017
Q. This is used to assess the maturity level of safety culture of any organization   A. The Bradley Curve helps organisations to understand the point they're at in their journey towards an effective safety culture. Once this starting point is known, action can be taken to achieve increased safety levels. With time, the Bradley Curve has become a leading indicator of the maturity of an organisation's safety culture. In a mature safety culture, safety is truly sustainable, with injury rates approaching zero. People feel empowered to take action as needed to work safely. They support and challenge each other. Decisions are made at the appropriate level and people live by those decisions. The organization, as a whole, realizes significant business benefits in higher quality, greater pro...

Member’s Speak May 2017

May 2017
  Member's Speak • “Helps to attend trainings, keep updated formal with methods of training, helps in certification” – Nakul Singh • “Helps to attend trainings, keep updated formal with methods of training, helps in certification” – Nakul Singh • “Excellent learning materials, guidelines and standards readily available” – Srinivasulu Reddy • “Networking, sharing thoughts, Basics of PM concepts being challenged, PMI Bangalore Chapter provides a platform to discuss these”. – Priya Thomas • “Access to materials, being in touch with community, Keep yourself updated” – Radhika Narayanan • “Network connectivity, Attend session” – Priya Prabhu T R
Chapter News May 2017

Chapter News May 2017

May 2017
Chapter News Capt. L. N. Prasad PM Footprints: During the month of April 2017, two PM Footprints sessions were held. On 13th April 2017, Mr. Mark Dorsett, Vice President – Global Business & Strategic Partnerships of Prosci (US), spokeon the topic "Changing the world-One project at a time".   On 27th April 2017, Mr. Jayaraj Narayana, Technical Project Manager, Ensilica India Private Limited, spoke on the topic "7 Habits of an Effective Project Manager". Both the sessions were very well attended and the members benefitted by the subject.   PM E&C Footprints: On Saturday, 15th April, E&C Footprints was also held. The first speaker for the day was Mr. Anand K Basal, Vice President Prestige Estate Project Ltd., spoke on the topic "A case Study of Structural Steel Build