Hi, I’m Paramu

Expertise Areas – Project / Program Management, Project Health

Education – Aeronautical Engineering from IIT Madras, India and Master’s Degree in Computer Science from IIT Madras, India.

Hi, I’m Paramu

Expertise Areas – Project / Program Management, Project Health

Alumnus – Aeronautical Engineering from IIT Madras, India and Master’s Degree in Computer Science from IIT Madras, India.

Years of experience in IT and software services

Developed and implemented the IT strategy for an international NGO in 50 countries

Large programs/projects managed for various organizations

Perseverance is, I think, the key to success. After the initial inspiration, it is perspiration, perspiration, perspiration. There may be difficulties and delays, but persevere and you will succeed. In the words of the immortal bard, Perseverance, dear my lord, keeps honour bright.”

SOMETHING ABOUT ME

I am a principal consultant and the practice lead for PM Power’s Strategic IT suite of services and Program Management suite of services.

Before joining PM Power, I was working as the CIO of ActionAid International, an International NGO working in 45 countries, for more than eleven years. I was responsible for creating and implementing ActionAid International’s world-wide IT strategy and led many large IT programs for ActionAid.

Before that I founded and served as CEO of a software start-up organisation, set up and served as the General Manager of Digital Equipment Corporation’s (Compaq / HP) India Development Centre and worked in various management and software development roles in Tata Burroughs Limited.

Having built an extensive knowledge base in IT services, software engineering, project and program management, general management I have worked with and managed professionals of diverse cultures and countries.

My professional interests include the art and science of program management, promoting excellence in IT services, CIO mentoring and coaching.

My personal interests include writing novels, studying and interpreting ancient Indian writings, writing limericks, travel (I have travelled to around 40 countries) and promoting humour as a way of life. I like to eat. I believe that “Early to bread, early to fries, make a man healthy, wealthy, but outsize.”

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MY Blogs

The six-fold approach to assess project health

[This is an extract from our book, “A Project Health Assessment Framework”, that is expected to hit the stands this year. Any comments welcome] “With the help of Krishna, I will nail down the factors that make a project healthy, the factors that make a project meet...

The withering away of the CIO

In the recent past, the broadband waves have been flooded with speculations of the possible demise of the CIO as a role. In this blog, we examine this phenomenon. In Part 3, Chapter 2, of Anti-Dühring, Friedrich Engels says, “The interference of the state power in...

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