Prema Nagarajan Celebrating Women in Project Management

Prema Nagarajan Celebrating Women in Project Management

Prema Nagarajan


Location: San Francisco, USA

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TPM & Agile Coach with more than 20 years experience in implementing Information Technology projects across Product, Infrastructure & Applications domains Finance, Risk, Marketing, Sales & Operations. Key strengths are thought leadership, championing strategic alignment, governance & execution excellence, logical thinking, structured approach, self-development and a passion for continuous improvement.

What is your project management super power?

Based on my technology background, I am able to connect with technologists from any domain, be it infrastructure or application or product to better understand the work & contribute to the overall success of my projects.

How can gender diversity be improved in the project management profession?

Having mentors from both genders; it’s powerful to have more women as mentors, to be a role model for aspiring women project managers.

As the profession evolves, what skills do you think will be key for future success?

The ability to connect with people and the domain knowledge will be the key to future success.

How do you recover from difficult situations?

My approach is to state the problem or difficult situation to the team & for us to jointly solve it. I believe project delivery is team work with the project manager being the servant leader.

What are your tips and techniques for conflict resolution?

Conflict resolution depends on good relationships within the team, trust and team culture. It’s important to focus on these from the beginning to ensure the team can at times agree to disagree & focus on the end goal.

Which 3 words best describe why you enjoy being a project manager?

Servant Leadership, Transformation, Value-addition




Hello amazing women of the project management world! My Celebrating Women in Project Management Series highlights your stories to inspire others, raise the profile of women in the project management profession, and to further strengthen our global network.

  1. If you’re a woman working in project management, I want to hear from you! Submit your profile today to make sure to be included in this years event which has already begun.
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