About Sai

B Sai Prasad, PMP®, PMI-SP®, MVP Office Apps & Services (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

  • Most Valuable Professional award, Microsoft (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)
  • Champion of the Quarter, PMI India (2012)
  • Delivery Excellence Award, PMI India (2012, 2013)
  • Global Trainer of Year Award, Cognizant
  • Alpha Excellence Award, Cognizant (2016)

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

Talks

  • 3/16/2019 Synergy School Of Business Skills: Project management is no more optional. Why is it so? How will it impact you?
  • 2/16/2019 MPUG Chennai: Connect to data sources in Power BI Desktop – Part 2
  • 2/16/2019 MPUG Chennai: Where Is Your Project Right Now? – Part 2
  • 1/12/2019 MPUG Chennai: Where Is Your Project Right Now? – Part 1
  • 1/12/2019 MPUG Chennai: Connect to Data Sources in Power BI Desktop – Part 1
  • 12/29/2018 MPUG Chennai: Let’s Explore and Report using Power BI – Part 3
  • 11/24/2018 MPUG Chennai: Let’s Explore and Report using Power BI – Part 2
  • 9/29/2018 MPUG Chennai: Integrated Collaboration in Project Online – Part 3
  • 8/25/2018 MPUG Chennai: Integrated Collaboration in Project Online – Part 2
  • 7/28/2018 MPUG Chennai: Integrated Collaboration in Project Online – Part 1
  • 7/6/2018 S.A. Engineering College: Software Quality Management using Microsoft Project
  • 6/30/2018 MPUG Chennai: Manage Resources in Project Online – Part 3
  • 6/7/2018 Hinduja Tech: Best Practices in Microsoft Project
  • 5/26/2018 MPUG Chennai: Manage Resources in Project Online – Part 2
  • 4/28/2018 MPUG Chennai: Manage Resources in Project Online – Part 1
  • 3/31/2018 MPUG Chennai: Automate your Governance Process Using Project Online Workflow – Part 3
  • 2/24/2018 MPUG Chennai: Automate your Governance Process Using Project Online Workflow – Part 2
  • 1/27/2018 MPUG Chennai: Automate your Governance Process Using Project Online Workflow – Part 1
  • 12/23/2017 MPUG Chennai: What story does your project tell
  • 11/12/2017 Synergy : Project Management through Microsoft Online
  • 9/24/2017 Synergy: Introduction to Microsoft Project Online
  • 8/26/2017 MPUG India Chennai: Automating Microsoft Project : Power of Macros
  • 8/26/2017 MPUG India Chennai: Automating Microsoft Project : Power of Macros
  • 7/29/2017 MPUG India Chennai: Analyzing financial progress and tracking progress with Sharepoint and PowerApps
  • 7/21/2017 S.A. Engineering College: Scheduling using Project, Project Online, SharePoint and PowerApp
  • 5/13/2017 Microsoft Project 2016 In-person Instructor-Led Training (VILT) workshop | May 2017
  • 4/29/2017 MPUG India Chennai: Manage users, groups, and categories in Project Online MPUG
  • 4/22/2017 GAB 2017: Scheduling Agile Projects with Microsoft Project
  • 3/25/2017 MPUG India Chennai: Explore and Monitor your Project Online data in Power BI
  • 2/25/2017 MPUG India Chennai: Empower and Engage Stakeholders with Compelling Reports
  • 1/7/2017 Synergy : Microsoft Project Expert Talk
  • 12/10/2016 MPUG India Chennai: Microsoft Project Essentials Training
  • 11/26/2016 MPUG India Chennai: Don’t Kill Your Schedule By Setting Dates
  • 9/30/2016 Integrating Project Lifecycle Methodology with Microsoft Project Online in Core Industries
  • 7/30/2016 MPUG India Chennai: Deliver Exceptional Customer Service by Managing Projects Better
  • 5/21/2016 MPUG India Chennai: The art of thinking clearly and rationally
  • 4/16/2016 Global Azure boot camp 2016: Kick off your project for success!
  • 3/20/2016 MVP Openness Day MVP-to-MVP Sessions: Manage Everyday Projects like a Pro!

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