April 2018

Did you know?

April 2018
Did you know? Q : This unifies the different HR processes that exist in silos in organizations A : Historically, HR processes have resided in silos. For example, recruitment has been separate from performance management; succession planning has been distinct from career planning; and training and development has remained separate from onboarding. The notion is changing today as we rapidly move to a SAAS environment even for HR processes. Here comes Unified Talent Management (UTM), a term that has been doing the rounds for quite some time, but brought into prominence in a survey conducted in the US by Taleo Research (part of Oracle) and a whitepaper published by Oracle in 2012. In the survey, 51 percent of respondents indicated that talent management is essential for business success, whe...

PMI Bangalore India Chapter – Member’s Speak

April 2018
PMI Bangalore India Chapter - Member's Speak Learnt that PMI Bangalore chapter provides seminars related to Project Management, and educative sessions, hence joined PMI Bangalore - Mrs. Kusuma, HPE To network with my peer project managers and earn PDU, PMI Chapter is the place - Mrs. Sweta Agarwal, Project Manager, Indegene Private Limited As a Freelancer I need to keep up my PMP Credentials, and also keep upgrading my skills. PMI Bangalore chapter is one place where I can learn and volunteer as well -Mz. Anindita Chandra, Free Lancer, Testing and Automation PMI Bangalore Chapter provides learning opportunities in PM. I am also looking forward to completing my PMP certification with Knowledge assistance from Bangalore chapter - Mz. Debasheree Sahoo, Delivery Manager, Robert Bosch ...
PM Member’s Corner

PM Member’s Corner

April 2018
PM Member’s Corner We welcome all new members and thank members who have renewed their membership inMarch 2018. Appended is the list of a few FREE web-based seminars (webinars) for April 2018, 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. S.No.DateTime in ISTDescription 1. 3-Apr-18 09:30 - 10.30 pm How to Manage a Frugal Innovation Project 2. 4-Apr-18 11:30 - 12.30 pm Balancing Planning and Execution in Change Projects 3. 5-Apr-18 10:30 - 11.30 pm Blockchain Overview - Opportunities and Challenges for Project Managers 4. 10-Apr-18 08:30 - 09.30 pm Using LEAN: Aligning Initiatives to Business Strategy 5. 12-Apr-18 09:30 - 10.30 pm Risk Management - Introduction, Awareness, and Best Prac
Project Management Practitioners’ Conference 2018

Project Management Practitioners’ Conference 2018

April 2018
Project Management Practitioners’ Conference 2018 Balakrishna Kasibatla – Conference PMO, PMPC 2018 The Annual Project Management Practitioners’ Conference 2018 will be held on 12th, 13th and 14th July 2018 at NIMHANS Convention Centre. Theme for this year's conference is “Architecting Project Management for Value Creation”. First day of the conference includes Industry Symposiums for Engineering & Construction and DAPSU (Defence Aeronautical Public Sector Unit) sectors along with regular PM Enrich Master Class. This special spread gives delegates various options to choose between the sessions and benefit from various sectors. The registrations will be opened during 1st week of May 2018, Please visit Chapter's website for Pre-Booking for the conference and avail special discounts.
PM Open Space

PM Open Space

April 2018
PM Open Space The first event of PM Open Space 2018 was held in HPE on 28th March. The HPE auditorium was packed with listeners. And Ameen Haque - to everyone's delight, didn't disappoint. Good stories happen to those who can tell them. (It was like what Thomas Jefferson said about hard work and luck! "I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more lucky I get!”). And that's how he started the topic about storytelling in Business. These are not the yarns that most people spun at school. These are stories that influence decision making. Stories that could make or break products. Stories that made legends from otherwise ordinary people. Why stories? Stories make what you say - memorable. Imagine if the Pythagoras theorem was explained as a story. He did ask the audi
Project Management – Rewarding Yet Thankless

Project Management – Rewarding Yet Thankless

April 2018
Project Management - Rewarding Yet Thankless Vinish Garg Project Management is a work-in-progress skill as people continue to learn and master new ways and methodologies to optimize their Project Management processes for effective results. What does a Project Manager do? To me, a Project Manager sits on the intersection of design, technology, and business goals. There is a very classical definition of product management by Martin Eriksson as depicted in the picture below. © 2011 Martin Eriksson A Project Manager understands: What needs to be developed and why (business goals) How (technology) Why and how it delivers the promise (design plus experience) PMs bring people with different skills together where they work to deliver the product that is aligned with the business goals. A PM i
How to stay relevant in a dynamic job market and avoid slipping into comfort zone

How to stay relevant in a dynamic job market and avoid slipping into comfort zone

April 2018
How to stay relevant in a dynamic job market and avoid slipping into comfort zone? Raja Jamalamadaka Last week, as I celebrated my birthday, I spent some time reflecting on the year gone-by. Four unrelated episodes played on my mind: For more than a year, my close relative has been without a full-time job. Well educated and having worked for Fortune 500 companies, he was unable to find a suitable opportunity even with 20 years of work experience under his belt. He felt really helpless. My friend, the CEO of a mid-sized company, was going through a torrid time. Apparently poor market conditions, outside his control, had brought the company down to its knees. The CEO felt helpless. With shakeups in the startup world, several startups CEO's complained to me about reduced funding leading to...
Writing Right: The Corporate Email

Writing Right: The Corporate Email

April 2018
Writing Right: The Corporate Email Himadri Sekhar Chowdhury It's 12:30 AM. You're still at work waiting for an important update from the customer before they go away for the Easter weekend. The mail arrives. However, it does not have a specific  approval to start work. You frantically type a reply but get an out-of-office message! You debate whether or not to call the approver during her vacation, and finally don't! This is such a familiar situation.  What's gone wrong here? A simple communication breakdown. Research shows that, on an average, one project in 5  does not meet their original goals and business intent, related to ineffective communications*. A PMI survey showed that 56% of all project challenges stem from communication snafus. This, interestingly, ties in nea...
Chapter News April 2018

Chapter News April 2018

April 2018
Chapter News Capt. L. N. Prasad PM Footprints:During the month two PM Footprints session were held . On 1st March 2018, Mr. Deepak, CEO   Project Management CoE, spoke on the topic "Organization Transformation Projects & Programs - Challenges and successful Execution". On 15th March 2018,  Mr. Zia Mujawar, an Independent consultant, spoke on the topic "Data Driven Decisions Using Project Management Analytics”. On 29th March 2018, Mr. K. Raghunatha, an Independent consultant, spoke on the topic "Project Manager Alignment to Dev Ops". All the three talks were well attended and received. E&C PM Footprints: The Footprints session of the E&C Forum was held on 17th March 2018. Ms. Jyothi Gupta, Senior Manager - Techno Commercial, of Synergy Property Development se
Editor’s Note April 2018

Editor’s Note April 2018

April 2018
Editor's Note Dear Readers, Social Media is an integral part of our life every day. One feels incomplete without browsing or taking time out for a quick look into the day's updates on different social media forums. However, incidents like Cambridge Analytics, Face-book data leak, or even the Australian Ball Tampering incident are setbacks to us. One common thought that's bound to strike us is this - can there ever be checks and balances that make any process fool-proof? The difference between today and the old days is, the thought process of the individuals earlier was never disruptive. The focus was to make use of technology so that it helps us in day to day life. However, the same focus now is to exploit the technology for the benefit of the situation and individual. No ...