PMI Pune Seminar: Introduction to the Telecom Software Domain

PMI Pune LogoWhat: Monthly meeting of Project Management Institute’s Deccan Pune Chapter, featuring an introduction to the Telecom Software Domain, and an introduction to Six Sigma
When: Saturday, 11 April, 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: Telecom Domain Overview by Utkarsh Kikani

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The session is based on understanding and knowledge that was developed from a vantage point of a software team member of an IT team of a typical Telco enterprise. It is meant to be an overview and introduction to Telecom as a domain or vertical. Telecom by its very nature can become quite a technological or technical subject. However, the current session is approached more from business angle. There will be a bit of technical Talk but that will be kept minimum and only when absolutely essential. A person who is barely familiar with the world of Telecom would have, at the end of an hour, developed a very high level understanding of the domain with some insights in to its evolution, current status and future trends.

Session 1: About the Speaker Utkarsh Kikani

Utkarsh Kikani MCA from Surat, started his career as a C++ programmer around 16 years ago. After first three years initial stint at a small start up in Gujarat moved to then Mahindra British Telecom which is now TechMahindra as Analyst Programmer. Utkarsh had 13 years long association with TechM with assignments with different Telcos – Singapore Telecom, British Telecom, U S West (now Qwest), Cingular Wireless, Rockwell First Point Contact and AT&T – in different roles of Team lead, Technical architect, Business Analyst, Onsite coordinator and Offshore Project manager and Program manager. Recently left TechM for a planned professional break, and currently teaching a course on Telecom Business Management to business management students as visiting faculty.

Session 2: Introduction to Six Sigma and Impact of Variation with Hemant Urdhwareshe

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Six Sigma Approach is implemented by many reputed world class companies. These companies have been benefited immensely in terms of improving their bottom-line, customer satisfaction and waste reduction. The purpose of this presentation is to create awareness about the approach and opportunities. The presentation also includes a simulation of typical manufacturing processes to appreciate impact of variation in various processes on productivity and waste. The simulation also helps understand a strong linkage between Lean and Six Sigma. The presentation will also attempt to illustrate impact of variation in the context of project management

Session 2: About the Speaker Hemant P. Urdhwareshe

Hemant Urdhwareshe is a mechanical engineer from VNIT, Nagpur with post graduate diploma in business management from IMDR, Pune. Hemant director of Institute of Quality & Reliability, comes with a rich experience of 28+ years in Cummins India Limited (CIL). He worked as Sr. General Manager Product Engineering. Hemant is a Master Black Belt (MBB) and has trained more than 300 Black/Green Belts. He has conducted Six Sigma Black Belt/Green Belt programs for several companies along with implementation support and project reviews as MBB. Hemant has also conducted Design for Six Sigma Green Belt Program for Satyam Computers. He has conducted many other workshops in Reliability Basics, Design FMEA, Quality Function Deployment, and Reliability Growth covering more than 500+ participants. Hemant was one of the eminent panelists for Lean Six Sigma Excellence Awards organized by SCMHRD and Sakal. He has published series of articles on Six sigma & related topics in renowned journals & magazines. Recipient of several awards, Hemant is a member of several institutes like American Society for Quality (ASQ) etc.

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