Symposium on Managing Projects in Today’s VUCA World

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Symposium on Managing Projects in Today’s VUCA World

23rd July, 2022

Report of the Program

KCT Business School organised a one-day Symposium on “Managing Projects in Today’s VUCA World” on July 23, 2022, organized by Dr V.Kannan, Professor, KCT Business School. There were a total of 50 participants who attended the program physically and 700 participants viewed it online additionally. The participants included the final year students of Engineering Colleges, faculty members and corporate professionals. An MOU was signed between Sakthi Excellence Academy and Info Career (P) Limited for offering CAPM and PMI certifications. Dr Mary Cherian, Professor and Head, KCT Business School and Mr Lakshmi Sekhar, Regional Director (South), Info Career exchanged the MoU documents.

The first session on ‘Business Agility through Project Management’ was delivered by Dr B. Shyam Sundar, Director, Global Technology Solutions Inc.

The second session was on ‘Project Management in VUCA World for Academia’, Mr Bhuvana Sundar Soorappaiah, Program Manager (Automotive), Bosch, Coimbatore and VP (Outreach) PMI,

The third session was on ‘Digital Transformation in Managing Projects – Social Aspects’ which was delivered by Dr S.Kalirajan, Deputy Dean, L&T Institute of Project Management, Chennai.

In the final session, ‘Agile Transformation – QA to QE & Collective Ownership to improve Golden Triangle in Project Management’, Mr Ananth Venugopal, Senior Program Manager, UST and Agile Coach, Chennai hosted it.

Dr Mary Cherian announced the launch of the Two-Year MBA Program in Project Management by KCT Business School from the Academic Year 2022-23.

Overview of the Program

Project management is a fast growing, high – paying career that offers the potential to work in almost any field. The competence to manage projects is increasingly in demand and essential in an economic and investment environment that challenges industry in both developing and developed nations. As per PMI’s recent report, it has been estimated that India needs more than 70 lakh project managers in the next ten years.

This symposium aims to introduce participants to the tools and techniques used for comprehensive project management from initiation to closure to deliver projects with a precise focus on time, budget and quality. It further aims to provide participants with the skills and insights needed to manage complex projects in today’s highly interconnected world, characterized by breakneck advances in technology, market and financial turbulence, continual social, economic and political change – both domestically and globally.

Objectives of the Symposium

  • To provide practical insights on the established best practices and the emerging trends from initiation to closure of a project within the time frame at the required cost, quality and managing the risks involved.
  • To provide a considerable learning opportunity for the participants on various aspects of Project Management

Program Schedule

Session               TimeTopicFacilitator
1   10.00am – 11.00amInauguration
2   11.15am – 12.15pmBusiness Agility through Project ManagementDr.B. Shyam Sundar
3   12.15pm– 01.15 pmProject Management in VUCA World for AcademiaMr.Bhuvana Sundar Soorappaiah
402.00 pm – 03.00 pmDigital Transformation in Managing Projects – Social AspectsDr.Kalirajan S
503.00 pm to 04.00 pmAgile Transformation – QA to QE & Collective Ownership to improve Golden Triangle in Project Management’Mr Ananth Venugopal
604.15pm to 05.00 pmValediction

Facilitator’s Profile

Dr.B. Shyam Sundar, Director Global Technology Solutions INC., is a Mechanical Engineer, specialized in Production and Industrial Engineering with a Doctorate in Business Management. He holds International certifications in Project Management, Disciplined Agile and Scrum from PMI – USA. He has 20+ years of experience at leadership roles served across domains such as Operations, R&D, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, Lean, Six Sigma, TQM, Program Management, Portfolio Management and Strategic Management for various industry sectors.

Mr.Bhuvana Sundar Soorappaiah , Program Manager (Automotive) at Bosch, Coimbatore is also the Vice President (Outreach) at PMI Chennai Chapter. A fluent German speaker, he holds multiple PMI certifications like PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA and PMI-CAPMand has Master’s degree in Telecom from Germany. He has over 18 years of experience in R&D, People and Project Management across multiple Industry domains.

Dr.Kalirajan S is a passionate Project Management specialist with 34+ years of experience in handling complex nuclear power projects and is the Deputy Dean at L & T Institute of Project Management, Chennai. He is also the Associate Vice President, PMI Chennai Chapter – Engineering and Construction Forum. He holds a doctoral degree in Engineering and is a certified PMP from PMI,USA. Few areas of his expertise include Strategic Planning, Project and Program Management, Resource Management and Leadership Development.

Outcomes of the Symposium

On successful completion of the program, participants will be able to :

  • Appraise the latest tools and techniques of Project Management to monitor and control projects
  • Discuss future trends and skill sets required to meet project objectives and targets

Participant’s Profile

Senior / Middle level executives responsible for managing a project. Faculty members,  final year and pre-final year Engineering students who aspire to pursue a career in Project Management.

Program Fee & Registration

No program fee is applicable but prior registration is mandatory. Registration is open for a maximum of 200 participants. Certificate of participation will be provided. Last date of Registration: July 21,2022.

No program fee is applicable but prior registration is mandatory. Registration is open for a maximum of 200 participants. Certificate of participation will be provided. Last date of Registration: July 21,2022. Please register through the link : https://forms.office.com/r/L9reKCdGPG

Program Team

Dr.V. Kannan – Professor, KCT Business School, Coimbatore

Mobile: 94430 63339 | Email: [email protected]

Dr.K.R.Senthilvel Kumar Professor, KCT Business School, Coimbatore

Mobile: 98944  41143 | Email: [email protected]

Dr.S.JaisankarAssociate Professor, KCT Business School, Coimbatore

Mobile: 98422 33479 | Email: [email protected]

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