Chennai to be the host city of #PMNC17

The vibrant city of Chennai will host the upcoming Project Management National Conference in 2017. Keep following #PMNC17 for more news and updates

Block you calendar for Project Management National Conference India 2017

The prestigious Project Management National Conference, India 2017 will be hosted by PMI Chennai Chapter and co-hosted by PMI Kerala Chapter from 15th to 17th September 2017. Block your calendar!

  • PMI Chennai Chapter – Efforts for Social Good
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      The PMI Chennai Chapter is passionate about giving back to their members and their community through efforts to leverage project management for social good®. PMI Chennai Chapter maintains a close relationship with the PMI Educational Foundation and encourages you to learn more about the PMI Educational Foundation at www.pmief.org.

      Visukumar Gopal is the PMIEF Liaison, and as such, serves as a vital communications and activities link between the PMI Educational Foundation and the PMI Chennai Chapter. As such, Visukumar Gopal is knowledgeable about PMIEF initiatives and resources. Please reach out to Visukumar Gopal at liaison@pmi-chennai.org with questions about getting volunteering or learning more about the PMIEF.

      PMIEF strives to magnify the power of Non‐profits and Non‐Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in delivering their missions through the application of project management. For more details:

      https://pmief.org/our-purpose/pm-capable-nonprofits-and-ngos

      PMIEF seeks to change the way children learn, live and plan for the future through knowledge and application of project management. For more details:

      https://pmief.org/our-purpose/pm-knowledgeable-youth

      PMIEF is building a better-prepared workforce through academic and professional development scholarships as well as student and professional awards. For more details:

      https://pmief.org/our-purpose/pm-ready-workforce

  • MANAGEIndia showcases PMI Chennai Chapter’s Flood Relief Efforts
    • PMICC Flood Relief Efforts

      In the true spirit of volunteering and community service, PMI India Chennai Chapter (PMICC) identified three schools that had suffered significant damage during the December flood for rehabilitation, of which work has been completed in two schools. The beneficiaries are Ashok Nagar Girls Higher Secondary School and the Chennai High School in Kotturpuram. Work in the third school, the Chennai High School in Teynampet, is currently underway.

      Prasannaa Sampathkumar, secretary, PMICC, said, “Soon after the flood, our members approached schools in the most impacted Chennai and Cuddalore districts in order to evaluate the damage and identify immediate requirements. We finalized on the Ashok Nagar Girls Higher Secondary School as our first project as part of PMICC Chennai Flood Rehabilitation Program.” The other two schools were taken up in the second phase.

      The Ashok Nagar school has 100 classrooms and a total strength of over 3,500 students. Several of its classrooms were under 6-8 feet of water during the flood, leading to damage to the floors, furniture, books, stationary, and electrical fittings.

      Once the school produced its list of requirements, chapter volunteers, led by Sriram Raghavan, vice-president, certification, conducted an independent assessment and verified the requirements on 12 December. The school immediately needed repair or replacement of black boards, light fittings and ceiling fans, painting of classroom furniture, other carpentry work, and a new water filter plant.

      On 18 December, the team finalized the scope of immediate requirements as blackboard painting, painting of classroom furniture, and the fixing of lights and other electrical fittings in five classrooms. The team crashed the project schedule and completed the work during the one-week school holiday during Christmas and New Year. Chapter volunteers Koushik Srinivasan, Syed Razik, and R.M. Pradeepkumar, along with Mr. Raghavan, took care of the coordination among the school, chapter, and vendors identified for the works.

      For Chennai High School, Kotturpuram, the chapter has helped with audio headsets for the computer lab, lights fixtures, steel storage units, and ground restoration. The chapter board is now assessing the requirements for the Teynampet school.

      Funds for the projects have come from collections from chapter members and corporates. The chapter has so far received Rs. 1.75 lakh, following a call for support that the chapter board had made during a special session on 26 December.

      The chapter has also committed to supporting the Ashok Nagar school for some of its long-term requirements such as dustfree boards, tube lights, desks, chairs and notice board.

      Chapter president, P. Ramasubramaniam, said, “We want to create long-term value through education related projects. It aligns best with the chapter’s and PMI’s overall vision. We are now identifying future projects to bring into this scope.”

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