April 2024 PM Update from PMO Global Alliance India Hub



By Sri Sudharshan M

Director – Communications
PMO Global Alliance India Hub

Bengaluru, India

 News Snippets

  • PMO Insights – March 2024

Topic: Integrating Operations & Project Management for improved business outcome.

In an enlightening PMO Insights session hosted by PMO Global Alliance India Hub, esteemed speakers Dr. Gunjan R Malhotra, an Associate Professor at the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, and Shalini Sankarshana, Managing Director and Country Manager at Planview, delved into the critical integration of Operations and Project Management. The event, aimed at enhancing business outcomes through strategic alignment, was held live on LinkedIn on 16th March from 4 PM to 5 PM IST.


The event featured distinguished personalities, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise.

Dr. Malhotra, with her extensive academic and practical experience in Operations Management, and Shalini Sankarshana, a seasoned leader known for her strategic insights in managing business operations, provided a comprehensive overview of the synergies between operations and project management. Their discussion highlighted the importance of this integration in achieving operational excellence and driving sustainable business growth.

The session covered a range of vital topics, including the pitfalls of siloed operations and project management, the gap between project execution and operational stability, the impact of technology in streamlining processes, and strategies for fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Ms. Sankarshana covered about the Change, Evolution of Work, Moving from Output to the outcome-based approach and AI for Project Managers. She left an intriguing thought with all the audience on “What is the AI for Project managers in reality”.

The speakers shared real-world examples and best practices, offering valuable guidance to Project management, PMO professionals and business leaders alike.

The interactive Q&A segment allowed participants to engage directly with the speakers, addressing specific challenges and exploring innovative solutions. The insights shared during this session underscored the significance of adopting an integrated approach to operations and project management, emphasizing its role in enhancing efficiency, agility, and competitive advantage.


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How to cite this report: Sudharshan, S. (2024). Project Management Update from PMOGA India Hub; report, PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue IV, April. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/pmwj140-Apr2024-Sudharshan-PMOGA-India-Hub-report.pdf

About the Author

Sri Sudharshan.M

Chennai, India


Sri is a Project Management professional with CSM, SaFe Agilist 5.0, CBE, ITIL and SSGB certifications. He has more than sixteen years of experience in project management, PMO and has been responsible to deliver digital transformation projects. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public Administration, Master’s degree in Business Administration and an Executive Management Development Program in Project Management & Industry revolution 4.0 from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

On a voluntary basis, he has been working for the PMO Global Alliance India Hub since July 2021 and he was elevated as Director of Communications from February 2023. His responsibilities include communication, public relations, and collaborations.

Sri can be contacted at indiahub@community.pmoga.world or via LinkedIn