October 2018

Knowledge Management:  A Game Changer

Knowledge Management: A Game Changer

October 2018
Knowledge Management:  A Game Changer - K. Murugesan Era of Information Businesses today are witnessing global integration in areas of Supply Chains, Financial Markets, Technology and Human resources among others, which make them susceptible to the winds of global forces. Global integration opens up both, challenges and prospects for organizations. Thanks to the revolution in information and communication technologies in the last decade, we are now living in a world of information explosion.  Information is being organized and analyzed in ways like never before in the history of mankind. This organized information is a source of knowledge that helps manage businesses better by introducing efficiencies in the business processes. Knowledge has emerged as the most sought-after asset...
Small is Not Always Easy

Small is Not Always Easy

October 2018
Small is Not Always Easy - Dr. Meghashri Dalvi Project Management varies depending on the project size, which is defined by number, scope, and complexity of deliverables. Team, financial resources, and duration also drive the project size definition. Designing a new MIS report, choosing a new bug-tracking tool, or even personal projects like buying a car - these small projects look easy but they have their own unique challenges. Though their phases are shorter, costly errors can creep in just like big projects. Handling them requires the same methodology, same attention, and same caution. The biggest reason for failure of small projects is not recognizing them as projects. Yes, you read it right. Small projects often get relegated to background activities, or labeled as operational proces...
Women In Project Management (WIPM)

Women In Project Management (WIPM)

October 2018
Women In Project Management (WIPM) - Namita Gupta, PMP, PMI-ACP, WiPM Representative The first event of  "WiPM, Community of practice for Women in Project Management, PMI Bangalore India Chapter held on 22nd September 2018”. Lt. Col. (Retd.) L. Shri Harsha, Secretary and Treasurer, PMI Bangalore India Chapter welcomed the women and informed audience about expected outcomes and roadmap for WiPM. Two experienced women speakers from leading organizations, who have been grooming female talent, delivered keynote address. The first speaker of the day, Ms. Padmaja A.R., Vice President Robert Bosch covered two topics in her address i.e. “Agility” & “WiPM”. Her powerpoint free session was received very nicely. While talking on agility she mentioned about revolutions and the eras which evo
Business Analysis Workshop

Business Analysis Workshop

October 2018
Business Analysis Workshop Suresh Thiagarajan “Business analysis has become a competency of critical importance to project management. Becoming a certified Business Analysis (BA) expert, can move your career in a fresh direction while opportunities for BAs are on the rise.” – PMI-PBA. To nurture the budding BAs and to support them to move up in their value chain, PMI Bangalore India Chapter formed a BA volunteer group to formulate BA curriculum. The objectives of the BA volunteer group were to: Come up with a modularized BA curriculum Focus on learning the techniques and methods Cater to varied domains (apart from a focus on IT). The BA volunteer group considered the founding practices prescribed by International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and PMI’s Practice guide and came up
What Do Opportunities @ Work Mean

What Do Opportunities @ Work Mean

October 2018
What Do Opportunities @ Work Mean - Rama Vasudevan Opportunities at work might mean many things to many people, such as: Extraordinary learning opportunity Professional growth Personal growth Interacting and working with people as a team Becoming a subject-matter-expert in almost all or most of the things that you do Becoming one of the go-to-troubleshooters for your peers and colleagues Being part of the excitement and buzz of a moonshot project A widening circle of friends and well-wishers And many more . . . In this article, let’s see what these opportunities mean to you as a person. If you are asking what they mean professionally, well, you are the best judge – you know where you are, where you want to go, and what you are willing to settle for. In my opinion, the wonderful choices

Member’s Speak

October 2018
PMI Bangalore India Chapter - Member's Speak PMI Bangalore Chapter provides me an ample learning opportunity on PM concepts. Also, as I am planning to complete my PMP exam, I joined PMI, to get required support and direction - Mz. Kapana A, Project Manager, Apotex Research Private Limited Have been working as project manager for few years, however could not plan for my PMP Certification. Learnt that PMI provides a platform to group up with PMP certification aspirants and study together, hence joined PMI - Mr. Lokesh Anandraj, Project and Program Manager, Microfocus Learnt about networking opportunities, also want to complete my PMI Certification, hence joined PMI Bangalore Chapter - Ms. Swathi Bember, Scrum Master, Sandvik Asia Private Limited Presently working as Engineer, however I ...
PM Member’s Corner

PM Member’s Corner

October 2018
PM Member’s Corner Muktesh Murthy We welcome all new members and thank members who have renewed their membership in September 2018. Appended is the list of a few FREE web-based seminars (webinars) for October 2018, we have shared the same list to your registered email; this is a good opportunity to earn PDUs and claim at PMI to maintain your credentials. 1 10-Oct-18  09:30 pm Organizational Change Management (OCM) for Project Managers  2 11-Oct-18  08:30 pm They Is We; Them Is us: Life Lessons from a Career in Project Management 3 11-Oct-18  10:30 am Forecast Scheduling for Innovators 4 12-Oct-18  06:30 pm Can Agility Benefits Be Measured? Benchmarking Agile Projects 5 17-Oct-18 11:30 pm August 2018 Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - Project Risk
Chapter News

Chapter News

October 2018
Chapter News Capt. L. N. Prasad Details of various activities held by the Chapter during the month of September 2018 are as follows:  Contribution to Kerala Flood relief Fund: The Chapter during the month has donated Rs. 25,000/- (Rs. Twenty-five thousand Only) to Kerala Chief Minster's Flood Relief fund. PM Footprints: During the month one PM Footprint session was held. On 27th September 2018, Mr. Yatin Chandrakant Samant, Founder, Powerful Perspectives, spoke on the topic "Win-within-Win."  The talk was well received.   E&C Footprints: The Footprints session of the E&C forum was held on 15th September 2018. Mr. Rambabu Cheruvu, Managing Director - ConMech Auto Consultants (I) Pvt. Ltd., spoke on the topic "Design of Sustainable Mechanisation for Affordabl...
Newsletter

Newsletter

October 2018
Editor's Note Dear Readers, The North American Free Trade Agreement is a treaty between Canada, Mexico and the United States. That makes NAFTA the world’s largest free trade agreement. The gross domestic product of its three members is more than $20 trillion.  On September 30, 2018, the United States, Mexico, and Canada renegotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new deal is known as United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement – USMCA. The re-negotiation deal that just concluded did have its typical ‘Trump’ drama that has characterized President Donald Trump ever since he assumed office.  As again, he has come up trumps deftly putting across the American brawn.    The drama first. Trump