PMI meet – “IPR” and “Project Portfolio Management” – 9 August

What: Project Management Institute, Pune Chapter’s monthly meeting, consisting of three sessions – 1. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) – Copyright, Patent & Software and 2. Linking business strategy with product development by using Project & Portfolio management (PPM) solutions, and 3. OnTarget 2009 National Conference kickoff

When: Saturday, August 9th, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Where: 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) 24534190

Registration: This event is free for all, and no registration is required


Topic 1: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) – Copyright, Patent & Software

Since last decade IPRs are in limelight. The industrial and service sectors need to handle various aspects related to IPRs and as such the project managers need to know the basic concepts and working of IPRs. Especially due to increasing use of computes in every field, patents and copyright related to software has assumed importance.

This seminar would provide an insight related to national and international legal scenario in these fields.

About the Speaker – Avinash S. Ganu, Advocate

  • Leads a law-firm `Avinash Ganu & Associates’, which deals with Corporate Law, national and international contracts, Intellectual Property issues, Property Law, Litigation etc.
  • Handles legal work in countries including U.S., U. K., Thailand, Singapore, China etc.
  • Has deposed in American Court as an expert witness on Indian Law.
  • Has done LL.M. from the University of Pune specializing in Corporate & Contract Law.
  • Has done LL.M. in `International Economic Law’ from the University of Warwick, U. K., with distinction, specializing in Corporate Laws, International Trade & Contracts, Computer & Internet Law and IPRs.
  • Teaches `Economic Analysis of Law’ to M. A. students at `Gokhale Institute’, Pune
  • Teaches `Intellectual Property Law‘ to fashion technology students at S. O. F. T.
  • Was interviewed on E.T.V. as an expert in IPRs and Computer Law.

Topic 2: Linking business strategy with product development by using Project & Portfolio management (PPM) solutions

To address the challenges in New Product Development, NPD companies started to link their business strategy with product development by using Project & Portfolio management (PPM) solutions. Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) is a term used by project managers and project management (PM) organizations to describe methods for analyzing and collectively managing a group of current or proposed projects based on numerous key characteristics. The fundamental objective of the PPM process is to determine the optimal mix and sequencing of proposed projects to best achieve the organization’s overall goals.

For instance, at any point of time a project manager can identify the gap in demand and supply of resources in relation to the requirements of the project. For the higher management, PPM enables to identify mid and long tem viability of the projects and also helps in calculating ROI regarding investments. This seminar will provide more details about PPM market scenario and how “PPM Studio” product provides the required capabilities.

About the Speaker – SemanticSpace Technologies Limited

Founded in 1997, SemanticSpace is a leading software services company that caters to diverse verticals. Since its inception, SemanticSpace has carved a niche for itself in the space of Project and Portfolio solutions, based on its extensive product development expertise and committed focus. SemanticSpace started working on product development in the late 90’s, since then it has refined and matured its processes and systems in line with the specific requirements of Project and Portfolio Management Solutions market. SemanticSpace’s “PPM Studio” is a collaborative, end-to-end, scalable, enterprise solution that helps organizations in managing projects from inception to delivery. More details &

Topic 3: On-Target (Academic track – 11th Jan 2009) & On-Target (Professional track – 18th Jan 2009)

PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter is organizing “OnTarget 2009” National Conference on Project Management on 11th & 18th January 2009. Eminent speakers from various industries would present their views in this full day conference with the theme of “Infrastructure development”. The primary objective of this conference is to bring project managers in different industry, academia, NGO and government segments at one platform and share the best practices and lessons learned with each other. Project Management is a critical competency for all organizations, be it Government, Corporate, Academic or NGO – and indeed in all of life’s endeavors. This august gathering provides a unique platform for learning about the craft, knowledge sharing and networking with industry leaders, top executives and practicing project managers from all over the country. PMI Pune chapter’s National Congress Director Ashutosh Gulanikar will present the overall theme and program of the conference and the next plan of action. All the associates who are interested in supporting this mega conference are request to attend this orientation and the kickoff meeting following it.

For more information about PMI Pune, see it’s PuneTech wiki profile

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