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PMI India
Project Management
Conference 2010



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pune chapter

PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter organized OnTarget 2010, a three-day international conference on project management. The conference, on ‘Collaboration and Communication-Critical Success Factors for Projects in the Flat World,’ received overwhelming response from various PMI chapters and members across the globe. It focused on understanding projects and how project management contributes to everyday life, and solving real business problems through effective communications and collaborations. The conference had three tracks-Neuro-Lingusitic Programming (NLP), academic and professional.

The sessions were well attended and highly interactive. The event was web-cast live across the globe. 

The chapter has instituted a series of excellence awards to felicitate people from different walks of life for their contribution to project management. Mr. Mohan Dharia, a Padma Vibhushan awardee, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Vanarai, an NGO working towards safeguarding and improving the ecology.

 (Contributed by Col (Retd.) Narendra Kumar Verma, PMP, Director International Convention, PMI Pune)

The Capgemini Bangalore PMI REP chapter members with guests. (Left to right) top row: Farzana Rajudheen, Sreenivasan Sivaramakrishnan, Jacob Varghese, Mark Skilton, Prof. T. Sivanandam, P. S. Ravindranath, Anandan Raja, Pranesh Rao. Bottom row: Leena Samant, Himanshu Mishra, Tarun Roy, Maheshwar Nynaru, Vishal Garud, Ruchika Mittal, Shridhar Patole, Sameer Mohammed, and Ritu Arora.
The PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) chapter at Capgemini Bangalore has successfully worked on a variety of initiatives to enrich the project management practice at Capgemini.  The focus of the chapter that was launched in the last quarter of 2008, has been to create awareness about PMI, PMP certification, and encourage networking among project managers.

The Capgemini Bangalore office organized PMP Symposium 2009 on 2 December 2009 to bring together and strengthen the community of practicing project managers within the organization. Over 50 associates utilized this opportunity to enhance their knowledge and learn about project management best practices. The symposium provided a platform for experienced, emerging, and aspiring project managers to interact.

Mr. Sreenivasan Sivaramakrishnan, vice president, Capgemini India inaugurated the conference.  Mr. Tarun Roy, president, Capgemini Bangalore R.E.P. chapter took the audience through the journey of the chapter, with memorable anecdotes. Keynote speaker Prof. T. Sivanandam whose lecture topic was ‘Creative ways to project management’, cited examples of challenges in the manufacturing of electronic voting machines and shared his experiences as a project manager in an Indian PSU. Mr. Jacob Varghese and Ms. Leena Samant from PMI India threw light on PMI India operations. The symposium included a panel discussion on ‘IT industry and global economic recession’.

 (Contributed by Tarun Roy, PMP)
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