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Project Management Institute

Pune Deccan-India Chapter

Making project management indispensable for business results. ®

 Invitation for the 117th Monthly Seminar

PMI Pune Deccan-India Chapter is pleased to invite you for interesting and thought provoking seminar:

High Level Agenda

10:00 to 10:15


10:15 to 11:15

Topic name: Agile Project Management - The new paradigm


Speaker: Rahul Sudame, Director of Engineering & Agile Practice Head at Faichi Solutions Pvt Ltd.



11:15 to 11:20

Felicitation of new PMP certified professionals and announcements

11:20 to 11:45

Networking with Tea/Coffee & Refreshments

11:45 to 12:45

Topic name: What it takes to be a Program Manager and importance of PgMP


Speaker: Srinivas Reddy, MBA MTech PgMP PMP ITILv3 MSP CSSGB

Topic abstract: Agile Project Management- The new paradigm
‘Agile Project Management’ is now being discussed and practiced in multiple organizations and many customers are also requesting their projects to be executed in Agile manner. This requires the Project Managers to be aware about Agile Project Management and its unique aspects, while implementing the projects.

This session would cover Agile manifesto and core principals of Agile Project Management. It would cover evolution of Agile and why Agile is used in multiple organizations now-a-days and the adoption pattern. The webinar would help the attendees to understand the Agile Process and the guidelines to implement projects successfully with Agile Project Management methodology.

The webinar will also cover different ways to build and strengthen the knowledge about Agile through global Community of Practices, Certification, PMI chapters and other forums.


  • Understanding of Agile Manifesto and Principals
  • Advantage of Agile/Iterative Project Development
  • Agile Adoption Patterns
  • Guidelines for successful Agile Adoption
  • Resources (like Community of Practices, Certification, PMI chapters etc) to gain further knowledge on Agile

Profile of the speaker: Mr. Rahul Sudame
Mr. Rahul Sudame is Director of Engineering & Agile Practice Head at Faichi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Rahul is Senior Management Professional and Agile expert. He is a proven leader and Project/Program manager in the IT industry. He has more than 13 years of experience and is Director of Engineering & Agile Practice Head at Faichi Solutions. He was Vice President (Corporate) and Director (Programs) at PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter. Rahul is PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Project Management Professional (PMP) and ITIL Foundation certified.

He is also certified by PMI as Leadership Institute Masters Class (LIMC). He is also involved in developing Agile awareness as Chapter Engagement Representative for PMI Agile Community of Practice. He is on the editorial committee of “OnTarget” magazine of PMI Pune Chapter. He has participated and contributed in many Project Management/ Agile conferences in India and globally. Rahul has been involved in successfully establishing Project Management/Agile/Scrum practices in multiple organizations from scratch since 2006. It involves assessment of current process maturity, developing and executing plan for process adoption and periodic reviews of successful implementation and deliveries.

He has conducted PMP, PMBOK and Project Management framework awareness sessions for various organizations such as Syntel, Zensar, Autodesk, Uniken, FinIQ, Calsoft, Accept Software, Faichi Solutions, Paranjape builders, RBI etc.

Webinars conducted by Mr. Rahul Sudame:

Topic abstractWhat it takes to be a Program Manager and Importance of PgMP

Program management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to any strategic initiative of a series of related projects to achieve organizational goals. Program management is at a more strategic level in an organization than Project Management. This session brings the live experience of Program Manager who thinks like a strategist and acts like a Leader with good strategic vision and planning skills. These are needed to align program goals and benefits with the long-term strategic goals of the organization. They're also critical because they ensure all program components align and will contribute to the success of a program.They must ensure that project managers organize and execute projects within the program in a consistent way and according to established standards. To succeed, program managers must have a blend of technical program management skills, time management abilities and people skills.

Program Management Professional [PgMP®] certification brings you the comprehensive knowledge on global standard for Program Management and best practices. PMI-PgMP is the most elite and valued certifications of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and will soon become the de-facto benchmark in Program Management.


  • Bird's-eye view of Program Management
  • Role of a Program Manager
  • Typical Program Management Scenarios
  • Understand What it takes to be a Program Manager
  • Career Path of a Program Manager
  • Opportunities, Challenges and Skills required to be an effective Program Manager
  • Importance of PgMP in becoming a successful Program Manager
  • Roadmap to acquire PgMP Credential


Profile of the speaker : Srinivas Reddy

Srinivas is a distinguished Project & Program Management consultant & Coach with global credentials of PMI –PMP, PgMP, ASQ’s CSSGB, Microsoft’s MS Project, APMG’s ITILv3-F and A Post Graduate in Engineering and Management.

18+ years of experience in diverse fields across the global regions and over a decade in various Management roles successfully managing international projects and programs delivery of IT Infrastructure Transitions and Transformations, ERP Implementations, Application Development and transitions to operational support.

Sound experience in Aerospace / Defense, MRO / Avionic systems implementation, Engineering Consulting Services, Production Planning & Control, and supply chain management


Proficient with PMBOK / SPM methodology in project/program management. Adept in Coach, mentor and lead project managers, Team management, engage and manage stakeholders, influence cross functional teams and corporate training in Project / Program management. 


Monthly seminar is FREE FOR ALL / NO Entry FEE; one does not have to be Pune Chapter member to attend this seminar. 

1.  Please share this information with other interested acquaintances / your friends, they need not have to be Pune Deccan Chapter member 

2.   Practicing PMPs can earn 1 to 2 PDUs by attending seminar 

3.   Non paid members may subscribe to On Target Newsletter by paying marginal amount of INR 100/- annually. All payments must be paid in advance. Checks payable to: "PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter", Payable at: Pune, India. You may bring the check on seminar day and handover to Sangeeta Zaparde (Finance Director)Shyam Bhavsar (Marketing & Communications Director) OR Himanshu Warudkar (Programs Director). Please write your Name, email ID & Date of Subscription backside of the check.


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