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Madhavan S. Rao, PMP - Management Consultant , Corporate Learning Facilitator and Author on Project Management
CEO - Assurance Consulting
Past Board Member - Project Management Institute - Bangalore Chapter and Hyderabad Chapter
Author of Book - Steering Project Success, published by McGraw Hill
(Earlier) AVP Mahindra Satyam ( Position held till March 2010)
Contact : +919845276434

PMP, Project Manager with over 2 decades of Industry experience in providing Leadership for Delivery , Business Performance Management, Project Management Competencies and Innovation Enablers businesses

  • 15 + years at Mahindra Satyam out of 25+ years industry experience
  • IT services experience across Industries – Manufacturing, Automotive, Healthcare , Insurance, Education, Process , Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery Assurance
  • PMP certified
  • Established the 1st PMCE (Project Management Center of Excellence for a large Global IT Organization)
  • Was Sr Project Manager for several multi-million$ IT Projects for Fortune 500 Customers
  • Have Led Programs/Accounts for State Farm Insurance, Caterpillar , Blue Cross Blue Shield,  Volkswagen etc.
  • Have led Strategic Corporate Initiatives including - Fixed Bid Projects Profitability . Innovation, Idea Junction, Best Practices etc
  • Have provided Mentorship and Guidance to several Project Managers/Program managers across Global Accounts, as part of Delivery Assurance. 1000+ Project Professionals trained in ‘Steering Profitability in Fixed Bid Projects’ across geographies / Customer Accounts / Verticals.
  • Have authored book on Project Management titled - Steering Project Success ; published by McGraw Hill, 2007. The 2nd book titled - Steering Project Success - What More is Possible? was published in 2011 by Assurance Consulting
  • Industry Contributor as Director/Board Member of Project Management Institute , Bangalore Chapter
  • Created an IP called 'Assurance Management' to steer Fixed Bid Projects to success inspite of Challenges and Uncertainities.
  • Have received Organization Star Academy award for Professional Excellence in Feb 2008
  • Have received EIA, USA awards ( Silver and Bronze)  for Ideas , Branding & Communication ( at Nashville and Florida)
  • Papers related to new Project Management trends ( based on practitioner's experience) presented via Conference papers at Hong Kong, Sydney , Atlanta, Houston, Canberra etc.

Industry Contribution

  • Hon Director/ Past Board member – Project Management Institute , Bangalore Chapter (5 years)
  • Founder Vice President – PMI PearlCity Chapter
  • Author – of book titled : Steering Project Success – Simple Innovations in Execution, published McGraw Hill , 2007.
  • Editor – PMEssence Monthly Newsletter of PMI Bangalore Chapter (for over 3 years till date)
  • Thought Leadership Contribution via Global Conferences Papers.
  • Over 5000+ Project Professionals have benefited from the Program and Book Titled –Steering Project Success.
  • Book Reviews appeared in leading magazines like – PCQuest, VAR India, Network Computing , Express Pharma etc.
  • Session on Assurance Management got presented  at Australian Computer Society at Sydney.

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