th of May 2006 was a big day for Maneesh Vijaya; he took the brave step to quit his job and decided to pursue an entrepreneurial journey. Perceiving the “pulse” of the Indian Project Management consulting industry and leveraging his 20+ years of experience, he paved the inception of PM – Pulse. “Initially the whole idea of establishing PM-Pulse was to bring to the Indian Project Management world an alternate to the US and Europe based consulting outfits which charge an arm and a leg for project and portfolio related quality consulting,” says Maneesh, Founder, Chief Mentor, PM –Pulse. Established in the year 2006, the firm focuses on providing training, consulting and mentoring in the project management sector, across all domain, industry and practices in over 12 countries is now a Global REP of PMI, USA..
The Indian Project Management consulting arena was plagued with various challenges at the time when PM-Pulse started its work. Lack of maturity in project work coupled with lack of access to quality consulting plagued the project industry. Falling back upon the experience and expertise, PM-Pulse managed to build a name in the market. As Maneesh says, “We took on board only the top consultants with immense practically relevant experience and track record of success.
Secondly, we created a direct link between our training, consulting and mentoring with productivity and even educated the organizations on what to measure when it comes to project consulting,” he further adds, “We deliberately adopted a gradual pace and never compromised on quality.”
Today PM-Pulse offers innovative solutions which include virtual consulting on project management, strategy building to management dashboard creation, establishing project management office & enterprise project management office to educating clients about latest project trends, PM- Pulse offers it all and that too with the most justifiable fees structure which is affordable even for a midsized organization.When it comes to consulting, the PM-Pulse stitches its own approach, “Our marketing people are themselves the consultants. From the very first day of interaction, the prospective client is in touch with the industry expert and not a person who may be excellent in marketing but not proficient with project management,” he says.
Today, the firm provides 120+ engagements in 12 countries, making them one of the most varied service providers in the project management consulting arena in entire Asia Pac region. Right from Automobiles to Aviation from IT to Telecom and from Banking to Armed forces, PM-Pulse provides its set of services to almost all the vertices and vectors in the industry. “From the run of the mill PMP® certification to a customized productivity measurements and laying down the project complexity metrics in an organization that spans almost every country on the globe; PM-Pulse provides it all in the sphere of project management,” proudly expounds Maneesh.
PM-pulse was born to be a game changer. Headquartered in Delhi, today the firm serves a series of satisfied customers around the globe. Orange (South Africa), Alcatel-Lucent, GKN Drive Line, Maruti Suzuki, Philips, Whirlpool (pan India), are a few names that constitute the prestigious clientele that the firm backs up. Looking ahead, PM-Pulse is poised to offer more in the project management sector by embracing technology to provide free informative and authentic videos related to project and portfolio management topics. “We’ll also be launching a paid website for organizations to conduct self-productivity assessments and gap analysis, which is one of 7 other exciting and ambitious offerings in the near future. Furthermore, we are planning to expand our services to Australia, Norway and UK along with multilingual consulting tie-ups for Japan and China,” Maneesh signs off.