Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Venue: Microsoft Malaysia, Level 26 Menara 3 Petronas Kuala Lumpur
PDUs: 2 (Technical)
1st Presenter: Mr. Shaun Lim
2nd Presenter: Mr. Arul C
Topic #1: Project Actual Cost considerations
Cost management is defined as the process of estimating, allocating and controlling the costs in a project. It allows a business to predict coming expenses in order to reduce the chances of it going over budget. In order to achieve this , an important part is to be able to track the actual cost in a timely and accurate manner. This session looks into the various considerations in handling project actual cost with examples from Microsoft solutions.
Topic #2: Project Finance Feasibility
Shaun Lim is Senior Solution Specialist and champion of the Microsoft PPM (Project Server and Project Online) solution at Microsoft for South East Asia.
He has more than 25 years’ project management experience with wide industry knowledge in both the IT and non-IT sectors.
In his current role, he is responsible for growing the PPM business in South East Asia and is the subject matter expert and go-to person for Sales and partners.
Prior to joining Microsoft, he has headed PMO offices in Engineering and Construction companies and as well as various senior leadership roles in IT Professional Services and Sales organizations.
With his many years’ experience either in the capacity as Services Lead or Sales advocate, Shaun has been influential in helping many customers explore and continuously improve their usage to realize the full benefit of implementing PPM.
Arul has been working in the Self-Service industry for the last 35 years.
For those who are unfamiliar with Self-Service Banking, it is about ATMs, Cash Deposit Machines, Cash Recyclers, Solutions around these Machines, Self-Service networks and not mentioning the Sales and Service of these devices.
Just for your knowledge, the money dispensed by the devices in Malaysia/year exceeds the reserves in Bank Negara (in excess of US$100 Billion)…… thus making it a very serious business. He has been with NCR who is the leading player in this space for 28 years and now is an independent consultant. His assignments at NCR saw in work in the Philippines, India and around the Asia-Pacific region for over 20 years. His last position at NCR was the Country Head and Director, NCR Malaysia. Today, his organization – ARULC CONSULT is a recently enrolled R.E.P.. He himself is a PMP, PMI-RMP and certified in Microsoft Project. Additionally he is a NCR , Microsoft and HRDF certified Trainer. He is also probably the only PMI Malaysian Chapter retiree member.
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2 PDUs (Technical)