Leaders ask the hard questions, the ones others don’t; and they push to get constructive results. And they do this will elevating others to be at their best, making not just a difference, but a continuous difference, by coalescing people around a vision. This motivates others to do what they didn’t even know they could do.” This is some of what you will hear on this episode that talks to the intersection of PMs and leadership. PMs have the motivation, skills and training to bring people together and so make for a great leadership pool—and the PMIWDC chapter is driven to enable more than better PMs, but rather, leaders. Listen in to the PMIWDC chapter’s journey in defining its values and its approach to engaging members in making “High Impact Community Leaders” real. Including many Board and membership voices, discover 2016 VP of Programs, Uma Hiremagalur, design of Values Workshop and Volunteer Fair to initiate the journey to leadership with hundreds of chapter participants, while engaging chapter board members, executive leadership, volunteers, and local nonprofit organizations. Listen, learn, and get a free PDU! PM Point of View® (PM-POV) is a podcast series produced by Final Milestone Productions and PMIWDC. PM-POV allows our membership and the public at large to listen to brief and informative conversations with beltway area practioners and executives as they discuss various perspectives on project management -- its uses, its shortcomings, its changes, and its future. Listeners can send comments and suggestions for topics and guests to email@example.com. PM Point of View® is a registered trademark of M Powered Strategies, Inc.
About the Speakers
Uma Hiremagalur, PMP
Has 15+ years in IT Management and Service Delivery; and over 10+ years in program management. As the Global Program Manager at IBM, she created the Global Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (DR/BC) Program for Applications on Demand. Managed, built and consolidated Data Centers for Catholic Health Initiatives. Led the Storage practice for all of Northern Region at IBM India. Uma managed Sheltering and Family Reunification programs within Disaster Cycle Services at the American Red Cross.
Enjoys technology, innovation, process streamlining change management and total quality management engagements. Uma volunteers for various organizations and is passionate about giving back to the community through diverse programs.
Uma has a Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Computer Information Systems and Bachelors in Finance and Commerce.