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BGJayaram B.G. Jayaram, PMP
Associate Vice President & Head Project Management Centre of Excellence , Infosys Ltd. Jayaram has over 35 years of work experience in varied fields that includes Defence Forces, Product Development company and IT consulting and services. Jayaram served over two decades in Indian Navy, and over 15 years in IT industry. Currently he leads the Project Management Centre of excellence. He has been associated with PMI Team India and other PMI forums for advancement of Project Management. He is presently the President, PMI Bangalore India Chapter.

Where do you get your inspiration from ?
I believe energy is god’s gift and I don’t know where I get inspired. I am happy to be in that state of mind and be positive always.

Technical skills or project management skills. Which is important and why ?
Eyes or ears, which is important? I suppose both are important and a right mix to meet the context is most appropriate. One without the other is not the best.

What is your description of an effective team work ?
Outcome is achieved with or without leader present, no supervision required but clarity on plan finalized is great.

PMI Volunteering, Professional commitment, Personal commitment - How do you balance the three?
I have the time divided and based on the situation one of the three will be in the forefront. All stakeholders gets a chance to be delighted.

A good manager has to be a also a good leader - your thoughts?
A good leader has to be a good manager and other way may not be true.

The greatest project management lesson you have learnt ?
What you plan need to be accomplished and it will not happen on its own.

An accomplishment, professional or personal that you cherish and like to share with us ?
Too many to share. Having got individual respect of colleagues in Navy. Qualifying PMP at age of 50 with minimal effort, Seeing PMCOE grow to meet the objectives, Team India effort seeing accomplished.

Tell us your hobbies, or things you are passionate about?
Lawn Tennis Player – Love to continue regularly. Long walks/ Pranayam and now attempting to learn veda.

B.G. Jayaram, PMP