Management tips: Learning from diving sports/projects by Mr. Michael Waldbrenner
Infrastructure Project Management: Case Study – Pune Public Transport System by Mr. Shirish Kanitkar
Venue: Cummins Auditorium, Pune Shramik Patrakar Sangh, 193 Navi Peth, Ganjwe Chowk, Near Alka Talkies, Garware bridge & S. M. Joshi hall, Pune 411030. Reception (Tel) – +91(20) 24334190
Topic 1: Management: Learning from diving sports/projects
Michael is going to talk about how the experiences from sports can be applied in management as well. He would present examples in context of scuba diving about how the principals applied in sports can be equally applied for Project management. Michael’s hobbies are sailing and scuba diving, especially scuba diving in water filled caves. This hobby might be considered dangerous but if planned and executed properly it would be equally interesting. There are a lot of similarities to current IT projects. Both are “mission critical”, you can plan them well but you can not cope with all risks attached. Michael will talk about how can we compare the planning and execution of international extreme cave diving projects with international software projects and what can we learn from that?
Speaker: Mr. Michael Waldbrenner
Mr. Michael Waldbrenner – Director, Global Sourcing Healthcare & Welfare India, TietoEnator Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
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Topic 2: Infrastructure Project Management: Case Study – Pune Public Transport System
Increasing traffic in a city leads to problems of congestion, pollution, and road safety and in general a decreasing quality of life through decreasing open spaces etc. However, just building more infrastructures such as roads, flyovers and tunnels to accommodate the increasing number of vehicles cannot solve this problem. In fact, this only makes the problem worse as even more vehicles try to occupy the same space making increasing congestion, pollution and accident rates. The only sustainable solution to addressing the problem – something recognized the world over now – is to have a strong public transport system that is attractive to all sections of society and to provide support for non-motorized transport such as walking and cycling. For Pune, this translates into drastically improving the services provided by PMT, planning and implementing city-wide footpath and cycle networks, planning and implementing a city-wide Bus Rapid Transit system, and undertaking a techno-economic feasibility study of options such as a metro.
Speakers: Mr. Shirish Kanitkar, Mr. Sujit Patwardhan & Mr. Ashok Sreenivas
Mr. Shirish Kanitkar, Mr. Sujit Patwardhan & Mr. Ashok Sreenivas are active members of PTTF (Pune Traffic & Transportation Forum http://www.pttf.net/). PTTF is a cross-platform NGO for sustainable transportation policy whose vision is “Sustainable, affordable, safe and eco-friendly mobility for all”. This group is working on Pune city’s alarmingly deteriorating traffic situation and the activists are trying to address this issue for about 4-5 years now. The group has spent a lot of time and energy in PTTF activities in trying to further the cause of sustainable traffic and transportation in Pune and made significant impact on local bodies.
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