PMI Monthly Meet: “Work life balance” & “Best practices for MS Project” – 13 June

PMI Pune LogoWhat: Monthly meeting of PMI Pune, featuring two talks: one on the importance of security in global delivery projects, and another an introduction to Banking and Financial Domain
When: Saturday, 13 June, 10am to 12:30pm
Where: Pune Shramik Patrakar Sangh, Cummins Auditorium, 193 Navi Peth, Ganjwe Chowk, Near Alka Talkies, Garware bridge
Registration and Fees: This talk is free for all to attend. No registration required

Session 1: Work Life Balance – How to enjoy life and keep your job by Shivakumar C S – PMP®

Work-life balance is a broad concept including proper prioritizing between career and ambition on one hand, compared with pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development on the other. As the separation between work and home life has diminished, this concept has become more relevant today than ever before. The interactive session aims at understanding between what is “work life balance” and what “work life balance is not” and tips to lead a healthy “Work Life Balance”

Session 1: About the Speaker Shivakumar C S

Shivakumar is a training professional with 19 years of hardcore training experience in setting up corporate universities. He has a Masters in Public Administration, a PGDPM&IR and an MBA with specialization in Personnel Management and Additional Specialization in Marketing Management. He is a Certified Project Management Professional and a Certified Cross Culture Trainer.

Shivakumar is currently the Global Head – Training at Syntel. Prior to Syntel Shivakumar worked as the head of Training at Persistent Systems Limited, (Pune).Prior to that he had a long stint of 14 years at WIPRO Technologies (Bangalore) and has worked across the spectrum of the Training function, He is an active member of the PMI-Pune Chapter and an inspirational speaker at various forums and colleges. He is an outbound team building expert and a renowned PMI-PMP Trainer.

Session 2: Best Practice Guidelines on Using Microsoft® Project by Ashish Dhoke – PMP®

Best Practice Guidelines on Using Microsoft® Project

  • The Scheduling Process [Key Steps]
  • Tracking & Monitoring
  • Best Practices for Dynamic Project Scheduling
  • Do’s and Don’ts [Checklist]

Session 2: About the Speaker Ashish Dhoke

Ashish Dhoke has over thirteen years of IT experience. Ashish has successfully delivered solutions to UK customers including Norwich Union, Experian, RAC plc, LEX, Surfcontrol and Barbour ABI amongst others.Ashish is a certified PMP® and a registered PRINCE2™ Practitioner. He is a Microsoft certified MS Project 2007 Technology Specialist and has extensively used Microsoft Project and Enterprise Project Server for project management and project scheduling. Ashish has participated in process improvement projects as a SEPG member in ISO 9001:2000 and CMMI implementation program. He was involved as a Six Sigma Green Belt in process improvement projects for RAC plc call center.

Ashish has delivered project management training programs on PMP Preparation, Microsoft Project, Software Project Management, Planning and Scheduling, Communication and Leadership and Risk Management. He has conducted various workshops on Cultural Familiarization in UK and India. Ashish has developed courseware on Microsoft Project 2007 for Microsoft.

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4 thoughts on “PMI Monthly Meet: “Work life balance” & “Best practices for MS Project” – 13 June

  1. It is great opportunity to learn the things with experience people. but what is the procedure of regristration, or it does not need any regristration.please let me know.

  2. Oh! I missed the seminar: “Work Life Balance – How to enjoy life and keep your job by Shivakumar C S”.

    Is there anyway I can access the details of the talk? Do u keep audio/video/textual recording/details of such seminars.

    Please update me.


    1. Sandeep, I’m not aware of any recording that the PMI does. But in any case, best to check with PMI Pune (

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