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Project Management Institute

Pune Deccan-India Chapter

Making project management indispensable for business results. ®

 Invitation for the 110th 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 Registration

10:15 to 11:25 First Topic name: “Uncovering Career Drivers”

   Theme: Career Development

                           Format: Workshop

                           Speakers: Mr. Vishwanath Joshi assisted by Priyanka Khosla 

11:25 to 11:40 Felicitation of new PMP certified professionals and announcements.

11:40 to 12:00 Networking with Tea/Coffee & Refreshments

12:00 to 1:00 Second Topic Name: “Re-Imagining Project Management for Gen Y, Z…”

                        Theme: Soft Skills 

Format: Interactive session

Speaker: Prof. Max William D'Costa

Topic abstract for “Uncovering Career Drivers”

Career is an experience all of us go through. It has a variety of facets – jobs, roles, organizations, education and the like. It also has elements connected with growth and development and has a significant impact on the quality of our lives. However, this phenomenon of career has some key drivers which we often don’t pay attention to. We assume that career emerges as a result of our skills developed and opportunities available. While this may be true, it does not sufficiently explain the experiences of most.

So what else drives careers and career related decisions?

Research has highlighted consistently that career is also a result of a set of intrinsic attitudes, beliefs, values and motives.

This workshop enables us to understand the concept of career anchors and how they influence our career decisions. This workshop will also include exercise(s) which help uncover our own career anchors and appreciate their role in our own career journey. Your active participation in this session will also help us produce a ground breaking research for the upcoming national conference of PMI.

Profile of the speaker – “Vishwanath Joshi”


Vishwanath Joshi, 36 years, is a Post Graduate in Human Resource Management from Pune University. Spanning his career of more than 12 years, he has worked with IT consulting organizations like Mahindra Consulting, Patni, KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd and Brainvisa Technologies, Pune. He was also an Advisor – Training and HR with Decos Software Development, Pune for more than 4 years.

He has also consulted with Infosys Technologies Ltd, one of the largest and reputed IT consulting organization in India, as a Certified Trainer on behavioral skills for their software professionals.

Overall, in the role of a facilitator, he has more than 9 years experience in designing and delivering value based programs like High Impact Communication skills, Customer Orientation and Management, Negotiation skills, Telephone communication, Managing Relationships, Mentoring and Coaching, Creating High Performance Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching, Performance Management etc.

He is also a Fellow student (equivalent to PhD) at Academy of HRD, Ahmadabad. (, India. He has also published and presented papers on areas of Innovation, Customer Centricity, Strategic Leadership and Creating High Performance Organizations in national and international journals.

Mr. Vishwanath will be assisted during the  workshop by Priyanka Khosla

Priyanka is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Management in Human Resources from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. Prior to this, she has completed her graduation in B.A. (Hons.) Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University.

She also worked at Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd. in the Advisory Services for more than 2 years before joining the MBA program.

As an advisor at EY, she worked on a variety of projects, across a diverse set of industries including manufacturing, food service, automobile, dairy and banking in the areas of Human Resources, Payroll, Production and Procurement. Project Management was an integral part of her role there.

She was awarded the EY Excellarator award for performance at EY.

Topic abstract for “Re-Imagining Project Management for Gen Y, Z…”

The future workforce of organizations will comprise Gen Y and Gen Z. Most Baby Boomers are retiring or have already retired. Gen X-ers are probably now in senior management positions or a few may even have retired. So are we poised to deal with and get the most out of this work horse Gen Y — the age group that roughly consists of 20- to 35-year-olds.

Global economics, Customer-centricity and market responsiveness has brought in new challenges to deliver more complex projects in lesser time frames. Older workers are staying on track by completing their PMI certifications to compete, but somewhere lack people management skills to understand, and win over their junior counterparts who simply are averse to hierarchy and traditional project management practices.

With changes in the behaviors, aspirations and the needs of these new generations, it will become imperative for project managers to re-think and re-imagine the human element in project management especially to accommodate the changing workforce and keep their teams strong and motivated.

My brief interaction will touch up on the following aspects, namely:

max_ux.jpgChallenges to Project Management today

Introducing the new age workforce (Gen Y, Gen Z)

How will this generation impact project management

How will the new age Project Manager look like


Profile of the speaker – “Prof. Max William D'Costa

Prof. Max William D’Costa helps companies listen to their customers. He leads product and service design teams to be more customer – focused through their multi-channel and multi device platform offerings & by making them more enjoyable, easier to use and more engaging. He helps close the gap between the customers, the front-line teams and the top leadership in the organization to create and deliver consistent and relevant wow customer experiences.

With 16 years of experience and having worked across geographies and business verticals like banking, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, defence etc., his business exposure and the insight he has gathered working with end users has helped him lead and deliver user centric solutions to his customers over web, voice and mobile platforms as well as for digital kiosk experiences (ATMs and In-Store Kiosks at retail outlets).

Max currently heads the Customer Experience practice at Quinnox Consultancy Services Ltd. He is also a Professor at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, MET Mumbai, SIMSREE and Bhujbal Knowledge City, Nashik, where he teaches Information Technology to management students and is also on the Academic Advisory board of some of these management institutes. As an academic advisor, he has also designed web based Learning Management and Faculty Performance Systems for many B-Schools in Mumbai and for some schools in the US and UK as a part of Quinnox Philanthropic Initiatives.


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Phone: +91-9922909060


Pune Shramik Patrakar Sangh
Cummins Auditorium, 193 Navi Peth, Ganjwe Chowk
Near Alka Talkies, Garware bridge & S. M. Joshi hall
Pune, Maharashtra