Day Conference-"Visual Project Management: Soft Skills in Movies"
It was a great networking event for all Project Managers and
Project Management Professionals and a fantastic opportunity to
learn “Project Management Soft Skills in Movies”.
This one day conference was held on 7th February’ 10 at the
Convention Centre, Hotel Quality Inn Sabari, T.Nagar. It was a
movie-songs based program. During the program Audio-Visuals of
Tamil movie songs were displayed and the Moderator and the
Panelists brilliantly analyzed and commented on Soft Skill topics
like, Motivation, Delegation, Perception, Self Esteem, Body
Language, Emotional Intelligence, Perseverance, Professional &
Social Responsibility etc..,
The event commenced with the opening address by Mr.O.Arivazhagan,
wherein he spoke about the deep link between Project
Management and Movie Making, and also between the project
management soft skills and the relevant messages delivered by
movie songs. He brought to light the fact that the old
Tamil songs were made with all these messages inbuilt in them.
He found a way to synergize the strength of two great
industries the soft-skill learning a fun.
Mrs. Kutty Padmini, the famous producer, actress and
award-winning artist was invited as the Special Guest to the
program. She Participated in the panel discussion for a
couple of songs and found the concept very interesting. She also
said that, she had never viewed these songs the way it has
been made to view in this conference. And all these days she has
been wasting her time searching for ways to teach good lessons to
her children whereas all these are there already in our old Tamil
songs itself. While participating in the panel discussion
of ‘Emotional Intelligence’ and ‘Perseverance’ she
explained to all how 25 to 30 minutes of meditation helps a
person in attain these qualities. She thanked Mr. Ari for have
brought out this perspective and making use of film songs in a
Mr.Jaya Prakash, the Director of “Kaadhal FM” & “Saadhisanam”,
was invited as a special invitee to this conference. He also
participated as a panelist for a couple of panel discussions.
While addressing the public, he said that “Each and every
cine person should be given an opportunity to attend such events
so that they can know how movies can be managed as projects”.
This point was addressed by him when he saw how all the project
managers present there, viewed the songs from different
prospective then how the cine persons do. He also felt that more
such events should be conducted.
There were six Panel Discussions held on the various soft skills
topics. The songs were very specially handpicked by Mr. O.
Arivazhagan himself for all topics. MGR songs like, ‘yen
endra kelvi…’ from ‘Aayirathil Ooruvan’ and
‘Naan ungal veettu pillai….’ from ‘Pudhiya
Bhoomi’ were played for the topic of motivation. The
choices were very much appreciated for these topics, as the
screen presence and onscreen energy of MGR itself is highly
The songs ‘Yean endra kelvi…’, ‘Annamitta kai….’
and ‘Uzhaikum Kaigale….’ were chosen for
‘Delegation’. These songs passed on a positive message as
to how a PM should delegate works to the right persons at the
right time and fill the gap where required. Whereas, the songs
like, ‘Neeyum naanuma kanna….’ and ‘Paalutti
vallatha killi…’ from the film ‘Gauravam’ showed how a PM
should not have too much Ego. Self Esteem, if extended to its
height becomes egoistic is what was conveyed through this song
and well explained by the Moderator Mr. Ari. This song captured
the minds of complete audience present and enumerated a lot of
interesting discussions amongst the participants and panelists.
The song ‘Oruvan manadhil onbadhada adhil olindhu kidapadhu
enbadhada….’ was rightly chosen for ‘Emotional
Intelligence’ as this song passes on the message that
there are many things hidden behind a single human face and
emotional intelligence is all about understanding the things
hidden behind the face by putting oneself in the other’s shoes.
To show difference in opinion (Point of views) under the topic of
'Perception', songs like ‘Kaasi ku poogum
sanyasi….’ and ‘Punnagai Mannan….’ were
played. Under this topic they spoke about how important it is for
a Project manager to appreciate the different point of views of
his team members and encourage them to share their perceptions at
the project relevant discussions.
As one rightly says that eyes never lie, the best way to
understand exactly what the other person is trying to communicate
is by maintaining proper eye contact and by studying the body
The song ‘Nalam Thana….’ from the film
‘Thilana Mohanambal’ was showcased as a great example of
communicating while remaining silent.
The song ‘Sollathe yaarum kettal….’ was played for
the topic of ‘Initiative’. The importance of
initiative was put forward by having a general discussion as to
what each and every one does in their free time. The intention of
this discussion was to highlight to all that free time is the
time when one can take initiatives and do worthwhile activities.
The songs ‘Idho endan dheivam Munnale….’ and
‘Naan yean Pirandhen….’ were selected for ‘Professional
and Social Responsibility’ discussion. In regards to this,
Mrs. Kutty Padmini the special guest quoted that
she normally spends a part of what she gets for a social cause
i.e. if she gets three diamonds she utilizes one of them for a
The event was a great infotainment for all wherein they gathered
worthwhile information with entertainment. Everyone went back
home with a new way of looking at movie songs than just mere
entertainment. With the grand success of this event, the audience
hoped that more such infotainment conferences would be conducted
Day Conference-"Visual Project Management: Soft Skills in Movies"
First of all,
thank you for making me go through a different learning experience.
The choice of songs for the 'Visual Project Management' programme was
just excellent, which only a person with good analysis skills and who
can see the inner meaning in anything can make. I tried to call you
after couple of days of the programme to share with you the happiness
and knowledge that the programme has brought in us and the
reverberation it is making even after 4 days of the completion of the
Special thanks to you for inviting me as a panel member, which is a
pride to me, to sit before the august audience and share my thoughts
Mr. Balasubramaniam, B.Tech, PMP, Project
Leader, Fedelity Information Services.
It was an
innovative thought of using movie songs for analyzing and
understanding the soft skills. Soft skills play a vital role in the
success of a project. Not only a project, it is applicable for any
individual to traverse through a successful path in career.
Ari, the anchor of the program can't be
substituted by anyone for that role. He kindled the discussion points
in all facets (covering multiple industries like IT, Media &
Entertainment etc) Feel honored for having got an opportunity to be a
panelist. Thanks to Ari and IIPM team. Looking forward for such great
Vijayalakshmi Ramachandran AIG Solutions Pvt Ltd, Chennai, India.
Great Program which transformed all the participants from good
project managers to great project managers and
above all a good human being.
Leadership in project management could be considered as another full
Shivkumar, PMP, Sr. Manager, IBM
Soft skills have been explained and portrayed in a simple visual way.
Need one more Session like this, very nice time and a worth conference.
PMP, Project Manager, Cihisys.
It was a great session on soft skills and visual project management.
I carry back with me a lot of points that will certainly improve my
Namagiri Lakshmi, PMP, Project Manager, CMS Info Systems Ltd.
Well conducted and organized. Innovative idea. Enjoyed every minute
V. Balaji Sankara Saravanan,PMP, Project Lead, Siemens.
Different workshop and lateral thinking in many of the analysis. Very
K.S.Prashant Kumar, PMP, CSSGB, Project Manager, Servion Global Solutions Ltd.
A different program to learn management, through popular media. More
programs like this can be organized.
PMP, Project Leader, Fidelity Information Services.
It is a new topic. Really enjoyed it. Realized how the film industry
can help us.
PMP, Project Manager, HCL Technologies.
Thought provoking and well presented. Excellent.
M.Z. Mohamed Madar Mohideen, Project Manager,
Infinite Computer Solutions, Chennai.
It was an excellent session. I really enjoyed the session. I
lot. Thanks to IIPM.
S. Vidhya, Software Engineer, IIPM Infotech.
Good program. Unique and different perspective on listening to movie
R. Rajasekar , B.E, MBA,PMP, Sr. Project Manager, OSI Consulting,
The Program was well drafted and well communicated.
R. Rajesh Raja, PMP, Project Manager.
Great way of presenting soft skills training in an audio-visual
Sangeeta , Customer Care Executive, IIPM, Chennai.
A nice insight, on how to learn things from the film industry. The
session has brought in a new perspective in viewing even simple
things of life.
Jai sri Raman,
PMP, Assistant Manager.
It was a very great session. It was very useful to me. I enjoyed the
session a lot.
Surya.K, Software Development, IIPM Infotech.
Looking the Tamil songs in project management perspective really
helped to improve the soft skills.
PMP, Project Manager, Hexaware Technologies Ltd.
Excellent session. Very interesting.
M. Divya, IIPM, Chennai.
Good approach to teach how soft skills is important to project
management and society.
B. Sai Prasad, M.Phil, PMP, CSSGB,Trainer, Cognizant Technologies.
Good subject and good choice of songs selection for project
J.V. Mani, Lead Consultant, MPHASIS AN HP company.
Learned many Soft skills through valuable lines in songs in movies.
S.K. Sridevi, Software Trainee, IIPM Infotech.
The program was totally a new and great experience.
PMP, IT Consultant.
Got a better understanding of the soft skills. Visual learning
creates more impact on the mind. Overall it was a good learning
S.D. Janardhanan ,PMP, Senior Software Engineer, Curam Software.
It's simply superb. I enjoyed the conversations. Very good event.
Looking forward to more from IIPM.
Kiran Agura, PMP, Sr. Consultant, Cognizant
It was totally a new experience. The idea was well conceived and we
could learn many things from the songs which we have been hearing for
such a long time.
PMP, Functional Analyst, Thirdware Solutions Ltd.
Good. Thanks for the program.
D. Sudhakar, PMP, Director , SPK Projects, and services Private Ltd.
CSSGB, Marketing Manager, IIPM, Chennai.
It is a great opportunity to learn something useful related to
project management with cinema songs.
R. Arul Selva Raja, Software Development, IIPM Infotech.
Excellent. Very useful.
Kalaivani, BA, Customer care Executive, IIPM.
Interesting and had a nice time.
K. Kala, PMP, Project Leader, SRM Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nice session and well organized. Keep up the good work.
Gaja Lakshmi, Management Trainee, IIPM, Chennai.
Keep it up.
K. Ravichandran, CEO, Indus Cyber Tech.Pvt. Ltd.
Excellent session. Many old songs are related to project management.
Ramesh.D, Software Developer, IIPM Infotech.
Program is superb. I learnt lot of things to enhance my knowledge.
M. Kalai Selvi, Accounts and Admin Executive, IIPM, Chennai.
It was a great experience of visualizing soft skills in movie songs.
I really enjoyed this session. All the aspects of human beings in
life are covered in this session.
K. Amjeth Begum, Trainee, IIPM Infotech.
Good communication and creativity. Thanks to IIPM and IDM.
This conference is very entertaining and useful to me. Good.
K. Singaravadivel, TRE, IIPM, Chennai.
It was a good event. This conference is very different and useful to
M. Senthil kumar, IIPM, Chennai.
This conference is very interesting and knowledgeable to me.
K. Prabakaran, IIPM, Chennai.
One Day Conference-"Visual Project Management: Soft Skills in Movies"