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Goparaju Purna Sudhakar

Hyderabad, India
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Dr Goparaju Purna Sudhakar, M.Tech, Executive MBA, PMP, MIMA, ADM, PhD, with over a decade of experience in IT industry is currently working as Faculty Member at The ICFAI University Group, Hyderabad, India. Earlier he worked as Sr. Faculty and Head (In-Charge), IT Division at Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad and Consulting Editor at ICFAI Research Center, The ICFAI University, Hyderabad, India. He worked in USA, UK, Ireland, Finland and India as Software Professional. He has B.Sc., MCA, M.Tech and Executive MBA. He is Project Management Professional (PMP®) certified from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA. He was awarded PhD in Business Administration from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India. He is member of All India Management Association (AIMA).
He worked as employee or consultant to companies such as IBM, Siemens, Interwoven, Wipro Technologies, Citicorp, Nokia, Salomon Smith Barney, SIAC, DSET Corporation, IONA Technologies, Birla-Horizons International, and PCL Mindware. He held both managerial and technical roles in IT industry. He worked as Project Manager at Citicorp Overseas Software Ltd (COSL), Hyderabad during 2001-03. He worked as Systems Manager at Wipro Technologies during 1999-01. The reuse domain software product he managed, Scorpus was identified as one among the top 100 IT innovations by NASSCOM (2007). He worked in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Telecom, E-Commerce, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Software Asset Management (ESAM), Health Care and HR domains. He has extensive experience in project management, program management, general management, quality management, business process re-engineering, HRM, Organizational Behavior and human aspects of project management. He has wide experience in management consulting. He has over 60 published papers. His papers were published in International Journal of Project Management Research (IPMA, Netherlands), Team Performance Management (Emerald, UK), Acta Universitatis Danubius. Economica, Scientific Annals of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Univesity of Iasi: Economic Sciences, The annals of the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (Romania), The Serbian Journal of Management, Journal of Enterprise Information Management (Emerald, UK), Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems (Netherlands), CSI Communications (Computer Society of India), HRM Review (ICFAI University Press), Indian Management, The Global Educator, Express Computer, Projects and Profits (ICFAI University Press),, Computers Today, and The Hindu, Businessgyan, and Business & Management Chronicle. He has authored or edited 16 books. He authored Global Organizational Behavior (Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012), Project Management FAQ (Galgotia, 2012), Elements of Software Project Management (Prentice-Hall, 2010), Project Management: Training Manual (Akansha Publishing House, 2010), Business Essentials for Software Professionals (Excel Books, 2008), and edited 10 other books. He has written about Project Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Aspects of Project Management, General Management and IT industry. He is on the Editorial Board of International Journal Acta Universitatis Danubius. Economica (Romania) and International Journal Revista de Gestão & Projetos – GEP, a Brazilian Journal in Management and Projects. He is also an article reviewer for peer reviewed International Journal Team Performance Management (Emerald, UK, 2011). He worked as Executive Vice President and President of VSPGS alumni association. He is recipient of Scholarship from Ministry of HRD, Government of India for 18 months during his M.Tech (Computer Science) at Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India. He has done an academic project at National Informatics Center (NIC), Hyderabad during 1993-94. In his spare time, He spends with his family. He is married and has two children. His hobbies include photography, gardening, reading, writing and seeing places. He can be reached at

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