PM ACADEMY FOUNDERS

AJAY B. PARASRAMPURIA

ajay-smallHas 15 years of experience in Project Management Education, consulting and implementation. He had in past evangelized and set up a Center for Project Management at S.P. Jain Institute of Management Research, one of the top 10 Business Schools in India. Educated in the best institutes in India and abroad, Ajay brings deep understanding and knowledge of Project Management practices. Over the last decade, Ajay has proven his expertise in Strategy Execution with Portfolio and Program Management, New Product Development Management, Organizing for Mega Projects, Setting up PMO’s across multiple industries including Pharma, IT, BFSI, Telecom, Power, Metals, and Manufacturing.

His key competencies include conceptualizing PM Centers of Excellence and deploying enforceable processes that bring efficiencies and scalable benefits to organizations. Ajay has helped organizations not only set up PM offices, but has successfully mentored and coached several hundred project managers across India and West Asia and brought about radical and lasting changes in the way PM is practiced today.

Over the last 4 years, Ajay and his team have mentored program and project managers in their organizational contexts, empowering them to translate learning to performance on the job. Some of the programs and projects he has mentored professional include among others:

  • Building competitive advantage with a nation-wide Sales and Business Transformation program in Agrochemical industry
  • Scaling up Medical Social Work in 100 villages on Mother & Child Care, a program supported by the National Rural Health Mission, under the Ministry of Health, India
  • Delivering IT enabled Business Transformation across 42 locations world-wide and $15 million in cost
  • Managing a Hydro Power Plant in India costing $500 million
  • Developing and Deploying a new Marketing and Sales Model across 200 branches in India
  • Preparing and launching New Business Initiatives as well as transforming existing businesses achieve the strategic plans and objectives

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MITHIL SHARMA

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Over 20 years of project related experience has endowed Mithil Sharma with invaluable insight into the constraints, delivery issues and strengths that PM professionals in India need to navigate through their daily endeavors.

Well versed in establishing Project Management Offices (PMOs), and deploying / implementing EPM solutions, he has effectively trained over 350 executives on Project Management, Microsoft Project, and has additionally coached and mentored over 175 managers in implementing PM practices during various training sessions (classroom/online), and consulting engagements.

Mithil Sharma combines his engineering skills and multi sectoral industry experience with a passion for coaching and mentoring. A certified PMP®, he has designed and delivered customized interventions for large companies in diverse sectors such as construction, software, ITES, pharmaceutical and several others. He has also participated in the Master’s Certificate in Project Management (MCPM) program offered by S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai, India.

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PRACTICE HEAD

PRASAD KAMATH

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PfMP®, MOP® Practitioner, PgMP®, MSP® Practitioner, Managing Benefits Practitioner, PMP®, CBAP®, CPRE-AL®, PMI-ACP®, CSM®

Prasad has 20 years of industry experience in both the IT and BPO industries with strong competencies in portfolio, program and project management, business analysis, agile practices, usability engineering, software delivery, information security and business continuity. He possesses strong experience in the definition, implementation and institutionalization of project portfolio management processes and was the first in the world to take the PMITM PfMP® exam.

Prasad is among the few professionals globally with credentials in project portfolio management – PMITM PfMP® and APMG MOP® Practitioner.

Over the years, he has assumed roles in the capacity of Portfolio Director, Global Head – Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) & Chief Information Security Officer, Head – Account PMO, Delivery Manager, Project Manager and National Technology Head.

He has a strong corporate training background and has trained hundreds of professionals at organizations like Hewlett Packard, Dell, Deloitte, JP Morgan, HSBC, RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), Societé Générale, Cognizant Technologies, Oracle, Siemens PLM, Convergys, Bank of America Continuum, Fidelity Investments, Reliance Infrastructure, Cairn Energy, Robert Bosch, Ramco Systems, Amdocs, Wipro Technologiesetc.

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