About Sai

B Sai Prasad, PMP®, PMI-SP®, MVP Business Solutions (Project) has been associated with MPUG since 2012. He got introduced to Microsoft Project “accidentally” at work. Through exploration and research, he learned how to and how not to use Project. To help those who might have similar challenges, he started contributing by answering questions in MPUG forums, followed by writing articles to benefit the larger community. With the support of Melanie Cosklo, President of MPUG, he founded MPUG Chennai Chapter (http://chennai.mpug.com) in India. He and his volunteers mobilize speakers, sponsors, and audiences to make every chapter event successful.

Apart from Microsoft Project, he is the past Champion of Project Management from PMI India and also Champion Advisory Committee, PMI India. He is awarded the Champion of the Quarter (Q4 – 2012) and Delivery Excellence Award (2011-2012, 2012-2013) from PMI India. He’s also the editor of the project management book, Forecast Scheduling with Project 2010 and Forecast Scheduling with Project 2013. Microsoft recognized his effort and was awarded the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award four times in a row since the year 2014.

Awards

Certifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP®), PMI Institute
  • PMI-Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), PMI Institute
  • Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA)
  • Six Sigma Certified, Cognizant
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist on Project, Microsoft

Volunteering Experience

  • Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG) Chennai Chapter, President
  • Past Champion of Project Management, PMI India
  • Champion Advisory Committee, PMI India
  • Forecast Scheduling with Project 2010, Editor
  • Forecast Scheduling with Project 2013, Editor

Publications

  • Forecasting Programs – Editor (January 2018)
  • Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2013 – Editor (December 2014)
  • Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010 – Editor (December 2010)

Workshops

  • Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Online
  • Project Management Professional courses
  • Basics of Scrum
  • Adopting an Agile Approach to Project Management
  • Anti-patterns in Agile Projects
  • Managing projects in Agile with Agile simulation
  • Writing Effective User Stories
  • User Role Modelling
  • Estimating Stories and Release Planning
  • Design Thinking
  • Requirements Gathering / Prioritization
  • Business Analysis
  • Power BI
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Drive For Results
  • Getting Things Done through Influencing
  • Risk Management
  • Questioning and Listening skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Engagement
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Consulting Skills
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