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Dr. Shree Nanguneri, Author at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley

I am a business process improvement coach and consultant and have worked with several corporations in different continents over the last two decades. After having a successful 6-year work experience at GE, I started my own consulting company in 2000. I have been fortunate to successfully deliver across a variety of industries that include the fields of manufacturing, transactional as well as service type environments. I have published a few articles, authored patents and releasing a book in mid 2011. Although not an expert, I can converse reasonably well in Dutch, and Spanish, skills I acquired while working there. To date, the total annualized direct customer benefits from my services have accrued to several hundreds of millions of dollars. I enjoy outdoor activity, meeting people on a global level to mutually benefit each other. I am also thankful to my mentor as well as network members without which some of the achievement listed here would have been impossible.

Managing Projects Overseas – Part III – Simplify the Process

Managing Projects Overseas – Part III – Simplify the Process We just spoke of global perspective of managing projects overseas, followed with how PMs can minimize culture gaps in these situations. We now conclude with a value-based sequel relating to simplifying the process as we successfully manage our project (s) overseas. Meeting Your Timeline Objective: […]

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Managing Projects Overseas – Part II – Minimizing the “Culture” Gaps

Managing Overseas Projects – Part II – Minimizing the “Culture” Gaps The “Culture” gaps is not something that one would face when they work projects overseas. We can and are facing culture gaps here in our own nation. So what is this culture gap we refer to all the time? Are we referring to the […]

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Managing Overseas Projects – Part I A Global Perspective

Managing Overseas Projects – Part I – A Global Perspective All of us have had a fair share of success in managing projects either in our own cities and/or across our country. While some of us on a few occasions have had the fortune of also engaging in projects that are overseas (the meaning of […]

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Dealing the Hand – Always Be Closing

Dealing the Hand – Should we always be closing? By Dr. Shree Nanguneri on March 22nd, 2013 “Is it true that we should always be closing?” Should we be so focused on current project execution and revenue or should we leave it to someone else as their deliverable? Yes and No, as I recall the […]

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Delivering Your 4th Dimension – Value Based Reporting

Delivering Your 4th Dimension – Value Based Reporting By Dr. Shree Nanguneri on March 20th, 2013 “Guys, our reports are due this Friday to our client!” This rings a loud bell in our ears as project managers. While you compile those reports, you might find some that are excessively detailed; others that are not written […]

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Delighting Your Customers – Taking Care Of Our 5 Ds a Day!

Delighting Your Customers! By Dr. Shree Nanguneri Ever thought about a time when a salesman, provider or a vendor asked you if you were delighted with their product and/or services?  Probably, much less often than you wished.  By the same token, do you recall your customer or manager complaining about a Defective product or a […]

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Electrical Audit Excellence – An Integration with Business Process Excellence – Project Manager’s Point of Convergence – Part III

Project Manager’s Point of Convergence – Part III Co-Authors: Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Rao, G In this final “Part III” of our series, we close by integrating the electrical audit process with the principles of business process excellence. As project managers, the approach using the principles of business process excellence (BPEx) helps organizations gain credibility […]

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Electrical Audit Excellence – Project Manager’s Gold Mine to Business Opportunity – PART II

Electrical Audit Excellence – Project Manager’s Gold Mine to Business Opportunity – PART II Co-Authors: Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Rao, G This sequel to Part – I deals with solving problems and leveraging opportunities in the field of electrical audits, where project managers working within or outside their project scope in their organizations, can make a […]

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Electrical Audit Compliance for This Millennium – Organizational Approach – Part I

The Electrical Audit Process – PART I Co-Authors: Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Rao. G Electrical Equipment Audit Abstract Organizations throughout the world invest time, energy, and efforts to comply with standards in different areas such as ISO, OSHA, and other areas. One of the critical areas for any infrastructure or business operating unit is being in […]

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Career Transitioning Excellence (CTEx) – Part III – True Stories of Success – Testimonials!

Career Transitioning Excellence (CTEx) Managing this Project for 21st Century Professionals  Part III – True Stories of Success – Testimonials! Believe it when you read it:           In Part II we took our audience to the next level by sharing how the process of CTEx works with today’s professionals.  This generated […]

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Career Transitioning Excellence (CTEx) – Part II – How is Career Transition Excellence Achieved?

Career Transitioning Excellence (CTEx) Managing this Project for 21st Century Professionals  Part II – How is Career Transition Excellence Achieved? A Process in Itself:   In Part I we introduced our audience to the concept of CTEx and shared its importance as well. We also concluded how at some point in our careers we have […]

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Career Transitioning Excellence (CTEx) for Project Managers – Part I – Understanding and Visualizing a Career Transition

.collapseomatic {color:blue;} Career Transitioning Excellence (CTEx) Managing this Project for 21st Century Professionals Part I – Understanding and Visualizing a Career Transition   Background: In our prior articles published in this forum, our focus was on getting professionals to succeed in their career by gaining a unique set of skills at the place of work […]

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PMP and LSS for Students in Colleges and High Schools – Part III – Predictive Modelling for Collegiate Academic Excellence – An ongoing case study

PMP and LSS for Students in Colleges and High Schools - Part III – Predictive Modelling for Collegiate Academic Excellence – An ongoing case study

Part III – Predictive Modelling for Collegiate Academic Excellence – An Ongoing Case Study! Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Co-Author and Project Lead Contributor, Ms. Reethika S. Iyer*   Background: In Parts I and II, we touched upon the value proposition in understanding the impact of high school on final examination performance.  We concluded with results […]

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PMP and LSS for Students in Colleges and High Schools Part II – Effect of High School on Final Board Examination –The Analytical Treatise

PMP and LSS for Students in Colleges and High Schools  Part II – Effect of High School on Final Board Examination –The Analytical Treatise

Part II – Effect of High School on Final Board Examination –The Analytical Treatise Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Co-Author-Project Lead Contributor, Ms. Reethika S. Iyer*     Background: In Part I, we shared our experience on how parents make decisions to selecting high schools. Once the students graduate they are then again faced with the […]

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PMP and LSS for Students in Colleges and High Schools: Part I – Impact of High School Choice on Student Final Year Performance

PMP and LSS for Students in Colleges and High Schools:  Part I – Impact of High School Choice on Student Final Year Performance

Part I – Impact of High School Choice on Student Final Year Performance Dr. Shree R. Nanguneri and Project Lead Contributor, Ms. Reethika S. Iyer* Background: In an earlier publication on this forum we focused our discussions on the relevance, meaning and value of LSS and PMP professionals in the industry. In Part I of […]

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Enhancing PMP with Business Process Excellence – Part III Viable Lean Six Sigma Solutions

Enhancing PMP with Business Process Excellence - Part III Viable Lean Six Sigma Solutions

Enhancing PMP with Business Process Excellence Part III (Final Part of Series) Viable Lean Six Sigma Solutions to Validate Project Timelines and Increase KPI Linkage for PMP leaders Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Gustav Toppenberg   Meandering in a World Swayed by Certification: In Part I, we addressed the vitality of the linkage of a […]

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Enhancing PMP with Business Process Excellence – Part II Validating Project Timeline Against Changing Customer Requirements

Enhancing PMP with Business Process Excellence - Part II Validating Project Timeline Against Changing Customer Requirements

Enhancing PMP with Business Process Excellence Part II (of an III Part Series) Validating Project Timelines against Expected Changes in Customer Requirements Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Gustav Toppenberg Background for “Changes in Customer Requirement:” In Part I we initiated discussions on how the KPI needs to link with the business goals and objectives.  In […]

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Enhancing PMP with Business Process Excellence – Part I Success with Key Performance Indicators

Enhancing PMP with Business Process Excellence - Part I Success with Key Performance Indicators

Linking PMP Leaders’ KPI with Customers’ Success Dr. Shree Nanguneri and Mr. Gustav Toppenberg click to hear music Brief Introduction of the current PMP and LSS status quo: Whether we refer the PMP or LSS leadership success there is a clear process that is transparent as shown below: With the PMP space we are looking […]

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Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Project Management Skills! Part III (of III series this week) – Startup, Small, and Medium Enterprises!

Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Project Management Skills! Part III (of III series this week) – Startup, Small, and Medium Enterprises!

Entrepreneurial Success       Enterprise and Startup Institutions: In parts I and II, we devoted our thoughts to the industrial and academic environment on the value and benefits of LSS and PM skills for this decade. In part III of this series, our field of focus will be confined to startups, small and medium […]

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Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Project Management Skills! Part II (of III series this week) – Academic Institutions – Students, Faculty and Management!

Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Project Management Skills! Part II (of III series this week) – Academic Institutions – Students, Faculty and Management!

Academic Institutions: In part I, we dwelled on the relevance, meaning and value of LSS and PM professionals in the industry. In part II of this series, our scope relates to how LSS and PM skills are applicable in the academic area for an institution toward their 21st century goals and objectives. Several institutions across […]

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Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Project Management Skills! Part I (of III series this week) – Applicability to Industrial Professionals!

Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Project Management Skills! Part I (of III series this week) – Applicability to Industrial Professionals!

Industry Professionals: In this 3-part series, we will share with our readers on how skills in the process excellence area such as Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and Project Management (PM) can be integrated for a holistic success of professionals in industry, academic institutions as well as small business entrepreneurs. In part 1 I am focusing […]

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