March 2018

Did you know?

March 2018
Did you know? Q : This tool helps project managers and project teams to manage multiple concurrent development happening globally A : Businesses are increasingly moving every function to the cloud - from HR to operations, finance to logistics. And, Project management in the cloud is going to be one of the most important trends in 2018, predict theprojectgroup.com and the cio.com. Like most software, project management systems used to live exclusively on premise, limiting the connection between employees who work from home and those who work in the office. While it wasn't a huge obstacle in the 2000s, today on premise software is starting to isolate a greater number of employees. There are potential benefits of the cloud in terms of cost. For Project management, which will fall under the ...

PMI Bangalore India Chapter – Member’s Speak

March 2018
PMI Bangalore India Chapter - Member's Speak I am interested in learning and understanding Project Management concepts, and want to practise them, hence I joined PMI Bangalore Chapter - Mr. Ravindra Anarase, Lead Engineer, General Motors I have been working as Technical manager. Recently I got an opportunity to work as a Business manager in Finance Space. I joined PMI Bangalore to complete my PMP and implement these best practises in my projects - Mz. Sandeepa Behra, Program Manager, Accenture I am interested in networking with other PMs in similar domain. Also, want to share my experiences and lend my hand in any volunteering opportunities. PM Bangalore provides such opportunities hence joined - Mz. Arundati Dey, Program Manager, Akamai Technologies PMI Bangalore chapter provides ...
PM Member’s Corner

PM Member’s Corner

March 2018
PM Member’s Corner We welcome all new members and thank members who have renewed their membership in February 2018. Appended is the list of a few FREE web-based seminars (webinars) for March 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. 6-Mar-18 10:30 - 11.30 pm Shaping your Intercultural Project Leadership: How to Leverage Cross-Cultural Challenges in your Project 2. 8-Mar-18 2:30am - 3.30am Successful Change Management: How to Turn Stakeholders into Advocates 3. 16-Mar-18 12:30am - 1.30am Project HEADWAY: Supporting the Next Generation of PMs 4. 20-Mar-18 10:30 - 11.30 pm Backlogs and Burndowns: An Alternative to Gantt Charts for Planning Produc
It’s Time for Appraisals!

It’s Time for Appraisals!

March 2018
It's Time for Appraisals! - Surbhi Chattkara Jack Welch once said, 'You got to be rigorous in your appraisal system”. And that holds true for organizations as well as individuals. Appraisal is that time of the year when you formally sit with your colleagues (here, I intentionally say colleagues because we get the best out of a team when we see them as colleagues) and discuss the year that was. Whatever be the appraisal process in your organization, appraisal discussion is a must in almost every process. And each person has his/her own way of approaching the same. However, many of us discuss a colleague's contribution in terms of what went well, what didn't go well. The result is that some  of them walk out of that meeting satisfied, some  dissatisfied, while a few  elated,
The Concept of Inbox Zero

The Concept of Inbox Zero

March 2018
The Concept of Inbox Zero - Padma Swaroop Mandapaka Communication is the quintessential aspect of effective leadership and corporate governance. Of all the several forms of communication available, electronic mail or e-mail is the most effective and yet – the most overlooked aspect. When a project is not closed properly, it can lead to incomplete scope, delayed payments, resource waste, as well as legal consequences. It may also impact the future contracts and delivery-driven sales. Communication is the quintessential aspect of effective leadership and corporate governance. Of all the several forms of communication available, electronic mail or e-mail is the most effective and yet – the most overlooked aspect. In our day-to-day professional lives, we receive multiple emails with various
5 Simple Steps to Close a Project Successfully

5 Simple Steps to Close a Project Successfully

March 2018
5 Simple Steps to Close a Project Successfully - Dr. Meghashri Dalvi Project teams tend to focus on delivering projects successfully, but don't pay a similar attention to the process of closing projects. In reality, the Project Closing Process Group is equally (and sometimes critically) important as the rest of the groups – Initiation, Planning, Executing, and Monitoring and Controlling Process Groups. When a project is not closed properly, it can lead to incomplete scope, delayed payments, resource waste, as well as legal consequences. It may also impact the future contracts and delivery-driven sales. The Project Closing Process Group has two processes – Close Procurement and Close Project or Phase. Let's look into both of them in detail. For any vertical, whether you are a buyer or sel
Facing the Sun

Facing the Sun

March 2018
Facing the Sun - Manjunath R. Facing the top management is like facing the sun. One can't keep staring at it without the risk of losing vision. However, with proper tools and techniques viewing the Sun does not cause much harm. The same analogy can be used when dealing with top management. We all face our top management in our day-to-day professional activities. May it be presenting reports, tabling a proposal or drafting a business case. Not all interactions are smooth. It will require lot of convincing for the required outcome. There are several reasons for it. It may be the lack of artifacts, data, analysis of feasibility etc. In reality, it is hard to understand what goes on in their mind. The 'unknown' is one of the major factors for the dismissal of the proposed business case or a ...
PMBOK-6 Training Launch

PMBOK-6 Training Launch

March 2018
PMBOK-6 Training Launch - Balakrishna Kasibatla PMI Bangalore India Chapter is proud to announce that it has successfully launched PMP Prep program with new content from PMBOK 6th Edition. PMI released the 6th edition of PMBOK in September, 2017. One of the major changes being the Agile Practice Guide. PMI has brought in Agile Methodology into Project Management to help the community to align to current industry needs. Following the announcement of PMBOK 6th Edition, Bangalore India Chapter has kick started a project to migrate the PMP Prep training content to align to 6th Edition. The Chapter has formed a Core Team with some of the senior faculties, along with other faculty associated with the Chapter, were requested to provide inputs on the new content. The Chapter has conducted multi...
Transformation of Project Management role in Digital era

Transformation of Project Management role in Digital era

March 2018
Transformation of Project Management role in Digital era - Anil Gupta In this constantly evolving information technology world, we have come a long way. In the last 25 years or so, the industry has seen significant change.  IT Project cycles, which used to be few months to sometimes few years, have come down in the range of few days to few weeks.  If you talk of any project spanning beyond 6 months, you are going to see a lot of raised eyebrows around you.  In this short article we will quickly review how the role of a project manager has changed in this evolving paradigm. Focus on Design Thinking: Journey from the waterfall model, transitioning to agile/scrum methodology, and then to DevOps, the future of Project management is deeply linked to design thinking. The design ...
Chapter News March 2018

Chapter News March 2018

March 2018
Chapter News Capt. L. N. Prasad PM Footprints:During the month two PM Footprints session were held . On 1st February 2018, Mr. K. N. Srikanta, Vice President (Retd.) Sales and Business Development Amruthanjan Health Care Ltd., spoke on the topic "Project Managers positioning as leaders". On 15th February 2018, Mr. M. S. Hiremath, Independent Consultant and Project Management Professional, spoke on the topic "Stake holder analysis-using Salience Model". Both the talks were well attended and received. E&C PM Footprints: The Footprints session of the E&C forum was held on 17th February 2018. Mrs. Rama Chari, Director - DEOC, Spoke on the topic "Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Mandates for Private Sector vis-à-vis Accessibility of Persons with Disabilities, Standards and Univ