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 Mr. O. Arivazhagan , PMP

(Speaker, Author, Consultant, Trainer)


Mr. O. Arivazhagan,

 PMP, SSBB is a Honors graduate in Civil Eng. with 23 years of Professional experience in various fields of Project Management / Project Procurement / Contract Management / Out-Sourcing / Tender Management (ICBs) / Software Development etc.

He has prepared, submitted and negotiated tenders worth more than US $ 100 Million for Tenders in various countries like Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, Nepal and Yemen.

He has written many Project Management articles / papers and also technical papers on Competitive Tendering in the Middle East. He recently completed a USD 10 Million, Fast-Track Construction Project in Riyadh in a record time of 25 days ahead of Schedule and within Budget to the complete customer satisfaction. The project was clinched among stiff competition of 14 International / Local bidders.

He has been exposed to Project Management concepts and PM Software in the US during May’ 98 in Boston University Conference, Massachusetts, USA.

His correspondences / reviews on Project Management aspects have been published in the Project Management Journal of the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. He has presented many Lectures in India and abroad on Project Management.

He is a longtime and an active Member of Project Management Institute – PMI, USA and is a Certified PMP. He has been recently elected as Vice-Chair / Director: Marketing & PR for PMI’s DPC-SIG for its worldwide operations.

He is conversant with Project Management Software MS Project 2000 and working knowledge in Primavera P3 .

He is at present the CEO of International Institute of Project Management (IIPM) and is a well-known Speaker, Author, Consultant and Trainer in Project Management, PM Maturity Assessment, PM Software Selection, PM Software Training, PM Consulting, Tender Management, Training in PM Knowledge areas Project Risk Assessment. He can be reached at 98840 15136/ 00 91 44 4207 1124 / 2435 9078 / 4264 1401 or at iipmchennai@eth.net

Trainings/Lectures delivered and Conference Conducted

1. Mr. O. Arivazhagan, was invited as a Chief Guest to deliver lecture on “Six Sigma & Value Engineering” by PMI® Chennai Chapter, on 7th May, 2011.

2. Was interviewed on a live show, in ‘Raj News 24x7’ on “Education Consultancy” on 16th May, 2011.

3.    Was interviewed on a live show, in ‘Raj TV’ on “Small Business Management” on 26th April, 2011.

4.    Mr. O. Arivazhagan, was invited to deliver lecture on “How to increase profit without increasing sales using Lean Six Sigma, Value Engineering & Project Management” by SRM University, on 28th April, 2011.

5.    Successfully conceived and conducted a conference on “All-India Conference on Risk Management in IT & Infrastructure Projects” at 10th April 2011 at Hotel Quality Inn Sabari, Chennai.

6.    Mr. O. Arivazhagan, was invited to deliver lecture on “How to increase profit without increasing sales using Lean Six Sigma & Value Engineering” by Industrial Engineering dept. of Anna University, a leading Engineering college in Chennai on 30th March, 2011.

7.    Mr. O. Arivazhagan, was invited as Chief Guest by St. Francis Xavier’s School for the “Republic Day” celebration which was held on 26th Jan 2011.

8.    Was interviewed in the “Sanditha Velai” program on Kalaignar TV, towards his contribution in the Project Management field on 4th February 2011.

9.    Was interviewed on a live show, in ‘Jaya TV’ under the discussion “Project Management-How to increase employability” on 31st December 2011.

10.    Was interviewed by ‘The Business Line’ under the “Food for Thought” section for his views on various topics, like Project Management, Movie making etc. on 9th July 2010.

11.    Was invited as the Speaker for the Workshop on “Capacity Building on Project Management”, organized by PMI - CII at Madurai on 28th December 2010.

12. Successfully conceived and conducted a Conference on "Visual Project Management: Soft Skills in Movies" on 7th February 2010 at Hotel Quality Inn Sabari.

13. Was interviewed by ICFAI University’s Projects & Profits” on Jan'10.

14. Was invited as Chief Guest by Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College for the prize distribution ceremony of "Asthra'10" event held on 2nd February 2010.

15. Was invited to be the "Guest of Honor" for the Sports day celebration of Avvai Home & Associated Schools on 9th January 2010.

16. Was interviewed by "Thozhil Kanavugal" Magazine on “How to increase profit without increasing sales” on Jan’2010.

17. Organized and conducted a Professional Development Day for the PMPs at Hotel Quality Inn on “Brainstorming of PMBOK -3rd Edition: Lessons Learned”   on 6th August 2006 at Chennai and awarded 7 PDUs to all participants. 

18. Was invited to lecture on Unconditional love to about 300 school students and Parents and teachers at the PTA meeting conducted by Kola Perumal Chetty Vaisnav Senior High School at Chennai to spread the message of unconditional love to children to negate the suicidal attempts by students after the exam results. A short film on the same theme, produced by IDM / IIPM , was screened to students to create awareness amongst the students, parents and teachers.

19. Was invited to lecture on ERP/SAP Implementation on Project Management by Seal InfoTech Pvt Ltd, a unit of SAP India and leading IT Company at Hotel Chola Sheraton, Chennai.

20. Participated as one of the panelists at the PMI Research Programme Working Session on the Needs & Challenges of Asia-Pacific Project Mangers - PMI Global Congress, Bangkok, 2006.

21. Presented a lecture on "How to Manage Construction Projects Innovatively" as Chief Guest at the CEA Fest 2006 on 10 Mar'06 for the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras.

22. Delivered a two hour Presentation / Lecture on “Project Management Basic Tools & Techniques” at GRT Grand Days, in SPIC-SMO on 11th April 2005. 

23. Delivered a two hour Presentation / Lecture on “Project Management Basic Tools & Techniques” at Indian Embassy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for IEF Members on 19th May 1999. 

24. Delivered a Presentation on “Tools & Tips for Effective PM using MS Project 98” at PMI-AGC meeting at Holiday Inn, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 24th Sep’ 2000. 

25. Has written review / correspondences to PM Journal (PMJ) of PMI, USA on PM topics. Refer to page 53 of March 1998 PMJ and page 52 of June 1999 PMJ. 

26. Chaired a Session in seminar on “Use of Computers in Civil Engineering Projects” on 23rd February 2002 / 24th February 2002 by Institution of Engineers, Chennai, India. 

27. Was Invited to be the Chief Guest to deliver a Presentation “Fast Track Construction PM” for the members of the Builders Association of India at a Hotel Ashoka on 30th January, 2002. 

28. Published the Paper / Article on “Project Managers : Change Agents of Tomorrow” in the Business Mandate, December 2001 issue of Madras Management Association (MMA). 

29. Successfully conceived and conducted a conference on “Project Management in the India” at 19th January 2002 at Hotel Residency Madras. 

30. Successfully conceived and published the quarterly Newsletter of IIPM, Chennai for its Members and PM Aspirants. 

31. Delivered various One-hour lectures on PM Basis and PMP Training Course Structure for the prospective PMPs and corporate bodies invited by PMI Tamil Nadu (Potential) Chapter during February 2002 and April 2002. 

        32. He was invited to be the Chief Guest of Rotary Club – Central –Meeting in May 2001 held in   
                Taj Coromandel
to deliver a key-note address on Project Management

Specific Corporate /  Individual Training courses delivered:

1. PMP certification training courses for Corporate Clients / Individuals and IT Companies.

2. Fast Track Project Management – The Construction Project Management course Construction Companies

3. Software Project Management for IT Business.

4. Ms Project –2000 for Corporate / Individuals (Basic/ Intermediate/ Advance levels) (Excluding MS Project Central).

P.S : For Course contents and Details and the Course Structure and other credential please visit
   the Website www.iipmchennai.com

Other Voluntary Services:

   Vice Chair of ASQ – LMC, Chennai.

2.   Was on the Board of Directors of DPC-SIG of PMI, USA in the capacity of 2001 to 2004
 Vice Chairman / Director : Marketing & PR

3.   Member, DPC Leaders Group.

4.  Volunteer reviewer of following PMI’s draft standards
PMBOK ® Guide, 4th Ed.
PMI-SP Standards
PMI-RMP Standards
EVM Standards
PgMP Standards
WBS Standards

5.  Founder – Vice President: Programs & PR - Tamil Nadu (Chennai) Chapter of PMI , USA.



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