Practical Methods

By Shivkumar Prabhakaran, Director
Most training institutes help people with no work experience gain the necessary skill sets in a particular domain to get a job. However, there are a few training institutes who focus on training employees of companies and giving them a set of new skills that will lead them to become effective managers. With this in mind, Practical Methods was established, which would provide the necessary skills in the IT Service Management, Project Management, and Quality Management, technical training, Soft skills and tools. "Our focus is purely to increase the knowledge base of our candidates who will be able to adapt new technologies; new concepts which help them transform and take up new challenges," says Shivakumar Prabhakaran, MD and CEO, Practical Methods.

The academy primary caters to those candidates that are interested in becoming first-time managers and those who are already managers, helping them fine-tune the skills required to move to the next level in their career.
These courses are modular and are focused on gaining knowledge as well as certification. The IT Service Management course which includes the ITIL Foundation, ITIL intermediate and ITIL expert is the flagship program of the academy. For students who are interested in Project Management the academy offers courses in Prince 2 and PMP. It also provides a course of CPRE which is widely used for hiring people for the post of requirements engineering. For those interested in obtaining the yellow, green, black or master black six sigma belts, the academy provides them with the relevant training.

Their biggest clients are the corporate and their trainers have delivered training to large IT clients both domestic and international like IBM, Dell, Ericson, Tesco etc. "We have employees from many large and medium IT companies pick up the ITIL training courses, at the same time there are quite a number of personnel from these companies and students who sign up for the project management training courses," says Shiv.
Shivakumar Prabhakaran says, "Our focus is purely to increase the knowledge base of our candidates who will be able to adapt new technologies; new concepts which help them transform and take up new challenges."

The core team members at Practical Methods are the subject matter experts from IT Industry with more than 20+ years of experience in managing service delivery globally. "Our unique point is how we deliver the content to our candidates," says Shiv. With this in mind the core objective of the team is to not just share what they know but to understand what is actually needed and then devise methods to genuinely fulfill it. With over 20+ years of industry experience and certification, the trainers consult with various other companies in their field in order to improve the work efficiency at these organizations. "With its in-depth industry knowledge and the ability to provide an exclusive ITIL certification course program along with the rest of the programs and facilitate positive transformation, Practical Methods envisions creation of sustainable intrinsic growth for people and organization at every step," concludes Shiv.