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Project Management Institute

Pune Deccan-India Chapter

Making project management indispensable for business results. ®

 Invitation for the 129th Monthly Seminar

PMI Pune Deccan-India Chapter is pleased to invite you for interesting and thought provoking seminar:

High Level Agenda

10:00 am to 10:15 am

Welcome and registration

10:15 am to 10:55 am

Topic name: “Gaps in Project Management system


Speaker:  Mr. Niranjan Karhade, AVP - Customer Service, Sapience Analytics

10:55 am to 11:05 am

Felicitation of new PMPs and announcements

11:05 am to 11:25 am

Networking with Tea/Coffee & Refreshments

11:25 am to 12:25 pm

Topic name: Planet of Apps

Speaker:  Mr. Makarand Hardas, VP Academics - PMI Pune

12:25 am to 12:45 pm

Chapter Announcements

Speaker Bio:-

Niranjan Karhade - AVP Customer Success, Sapience Analytics

Niranjan has over 22 years of IT industry experience in business strategy, business development, product engineering, delivery, and operations, both in India and the USA where he worked for 10 years. His previous roles have been in various senior positions at Ixsight Technologies, Symphony Services and Pepsi Bottling Group NY. His personal interests include developing mobile apps and Cloud computing.

Niranjan has a BE in Computer Engineering from Pune University, and has also completed certification courses in Project Management Professional (PMP).


Makrand Hardas - VP Academics, PMI Pune Chapter

Makarand Hardas is a Senior Manager – Product R&D in a Nuance Communications, Inc and PMI Pune Chapter Board Member, looking after Academic Outreach. He is having 15+ years of diversified experience in IT Product Development in Finance and Healthcare. He has setup the offshore Nuance product development team from scratch and also successfully setup the Agile practice. Currently he is managing the new product R&D portfolio valuing 20 million.

He is the VP Academics for PMI Pune chapter as his volunteer role.


Monthly seminar is FREE FOR ALL / NO Entry FEE; one does not have to be Pune Chapter member to attend this seminar. 

1.  Please share this information with other interested acquaintances / your friends, they need not have to be Pune Deccan Chapter member 

2.   Practicing PMPs can earn 1 to 2 PDUs by attending seminar 

3.   Non paid members may subscribe to On Target Newsletter by paying marginal amount of INR 100/- annually. All payments must be paid in advance. Checks payable to: "PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter", Payable at: Pune, India. You may bring the check on seminar day and handover to Sangeeta Zaparde (Finance Director)Shyam Bhavsar (Marketing & Communications Director) OR Himanshu Warudkar (Programs Director). Please write your Name, email ID & Date of Subscription backside of the check.


To subscribe to PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter yahoo group: 

1.     Visit and click on - Join this group! button.

2.     Send mail to with following information: Name, Personal   Email, Home Phone, Mobile No, Company Name, Work Email, Work Phone, Designation, PMI Member (paid $119)? Pune Chapter Member (paid $10)?

3.     Chapter website: www.pmipunechapter. org


Contact Office -
Phone: +91-9922909060


MCCIA Auditorium
MCCIA Trade Tower - A Wing, ICC Complex
403, Senapati Bapat Marg (Near Crossword)
Pune, Maharashtra