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Project Management Institute

Pune Deccan-India Chapter

Making project management indispensable for business results. ®

 Invitation for the 97th Monthly Seminar

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

  Venue: Pune Shramik Patrakar Sangh, Cummins Auditorium, 193 Navi Peth, Ganjwe Chowk, Near Alka Talkies, Garware bridge & S. M. Joshi hall, Pune 411030 

v     Mitigating Power development risks through effective project management – Vivek Taneja, Business Development Manager, Thermax Limited (Power Division)

 v     Stress Free Project Management: Umesh Dwivedi, Senior Manager, Cybage and Columnist, Times of India

Speaker 1: Vivek Taneja, Business Development Manager, Therman Limited (Power)

A Mechanical engineering graduate from University of Pune with Masters in Management Sciences majoring in Marketing. Vivek Taneja has over 19 years industry experience in various capacities in functions encompassing Sales, Marketing,  Product Management and Business Development in Conventional as well as Non Conventional Power business, packaged software and Instrumentation solutions.

Presently he is associated with Thermax Limited with their Power division and is responsible for the Business Development. He has worked with Suzlon Energy Ltd. in the Int’l Business Development and was responsible for building the Brand Suzlon in select geographies of India, Australia, China, Europe and the USA, along with pre IPO activities of Suzlon.


Topic 1: Mitigating Power development risks through effective project management 


Thermax Limited is the leading supplier in the field of Environment and Energy solutions with setting up of power plants, manufacturing Boilers, Electro Static Precipitators, water and effluent treatment plants and specialty chemicals as the base businesses. 

The Power Division is the market leader in India for setting up power plants on turnkey basis. Power division’s extensive experience in setting up of mid sized power plants representing over 2200 MW capacity for various clients, with varied fuel options including Natural Gas, Blast furnace, Coke oven Gas, Corex dust, DRI waste heat and Char, Coal, Lignite, Petcoke, Biomass, Waste heat, washery rejects, etc.  

Thermax is currently executing over 1000 MW of power projects including an IPP on turnkey basis. Thermax also has to its credit another 8000 MW worth of equipment supplies including high pressure Boilers, Water treatment plants and environment abatement systems. Recently Thermax has tied up with Babcock & Wilcox of USA for Supercritical Boilers and for BOP systems with SPX Corporation.

Vivek would cover his and Thermax experiences in mitigating power development risks through effective project management.

Speaker 2: Umesh Dwivedi, Senior Manager, Cybage and Columnist, Times Of India

Umesh Dwivedi is working as a Sr. Manager in Cybage Software and prior to that he has worked for Cognizant, USA. He is PMP certified and also acted as ATM (Appraisal Team Member) for SEI-CMMI level 5, version 1.3. He has rich international work experience. He has written project management related articles on various portals.

Umesh is also certified Yoga Teacher and participated in International Yoga Conference. He is actively involved into yoga therapy and has cured many people for various ailments like Thyroid, Back Pain, Asthma, Sinus and others. His Yoga related work is compiled on his own website


Umesh is regular columnist to Times of India for “Times Wellness” columns and “Speaking Tree” supplement.


Topic 2: Stress Free Project Management 

Stressful project manager is always victim of Counterproductive Work Behavior, also known as CWB. CWB has drastic affect on the work performance, health and project management. The topic “Stress Free project Management” talks about different ways to overcome it.

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


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Patrakar Bhawan
Shramik Patrakar Sangh, Cummins Auditorium,
193 Navi Peth, Ganjwe Chowk, Near Alka Talkies, Garware bridge & S. M. Joshi hall
Pune, Maharashtra