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Hi, I need help to write a graduate school admission essay to secure admission into MS in Project Management program. Here is the statement of purpose for admission: ″Write a 500 – 1,000 word Statement of Purpose that identifies your educational goals and expectations from the program.″ You should be able to create a story based on my detailed professional resume. It should reflect where I am lacking in professional project management and then show how Ms in Project Management from Northeastern University would help bridge that gap. You should have the ability to add a personal and emotional touch to the essay in terms of my agriculture background. Especially, my experience is from Agriculture and Retail Management perspective. The essay should weave a story from doing internships in retails, daughter of Farmer, growing with nature, education in agriculture to every professional project management experiences. You should show how all these life events and professional experiences have contributed to my decision to apply for Ms in Project Management from Northeastern University. Also, the story should bring in how today's agriculture, project management and technology go hand in hand using some of my agri-portal and apps creation projects mentioned in my resume and then connect the dots how this program will address that aspect. Moreover, the Northeastern program has project management courses in managing a COMPLEX projects, Troubled Projects, Global Project Management. All these should also be touched upon in story using relevant professional experience from my resume and then connect dots that how this program will help enhance my skills in solving the problems I encountered while managing troubled, global and complex projects during my professional career and why I need now formal education to address these skills and why northeastern is right program and university for that. I will provide you following documents to build essay. 1. I have articulated resume which will highlights in details my work experience, actual project (with proper names) I completed (3 pages of detailed information) 2. I have also collected the syllabus of program I am applying so that you will know at high level what they are teaching in program 3. I have written my random, illogical babbling. I will add that document as well but it′s not much. 

Northeastern University – Ms in Project Management

https://cps.northeastern.edu/academics/program/master-science-project-management-boston

Program Introduction

The Master of Science in Project Management is designed to provide you with the practical skills and theoretical concepts you need to lead complex projects.

Companies succeed or fail based on their ability to bring quality products and services to market in a timely manner. Without skilled project managers in place, companies are challenged to deliver projects on time, on budget, and according to specifications. From inception to completion, project managers are responsible for every step in the process: project definition, cost and risk estimation, schedule planning and monitoring, budget management, negotiation and conflict resolution, project leadership, and project presentation and evaluation. Rapid technological and digital transformation, with never-ending disruption, require project managers to be true innovators within their organizations.   Featuring real-world case studies, this project management degree presents techniques and tools for managing long- and short-term projects, successfully and cost-effectively. Augmenting the core project management courses are concentrations that provide you with content-specific expertise—enabling you to deepen your knowledge in your field of interest.   Mission Statement   The mission of The Master of Science in Project Management in the College of Professional Studies is to prepare learners as project management practitioners capable of applying project management processes and the technical, professional, and strategic expertise necessary for managing projects successfully. With emphasis on experiential learning, the program provides dynamic opportunities for learners with varying degrees of work experience to practice their knowledge both globally and collaboratively while implementing traditional and innovative project management concepts to real-life and complex projects.

PJM 5900 – Foundations of Project Management

4.00

Examines the differences between general and project management responsibilities. Introduces the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), which provides a structured approach to understanding project process groups and knowledge areas needed to manage any size project through a complete project life cycle. Explains high-level distinctions between project, program, and portfolio management. Includes an introduction to Microsoft Project, which is one of the most widely utilized project management software tools. Strongly recommended for students with little or no formal project management experience.

PJM 6000 – Project Management Practices

3.00

Provides an overview of the project management process. Emphasizes project definition, identification of project scope, project life cycle, and project planning. Uses case studies to examine best practices and common project management pitfalls.

PJM 6005 – Project Scope Management

3.00

Offers insight into how projects are defined, evaluated, and ultimately translated into manageable project requirements and concrete deliverables. By learning how to identify stakeholder needs and convert those needs into viable, measurable project scope documentation, a project manager can successfully manage not only a project’s scope but also make informed recommendations when trade-offs between project scope, cost, and schedule become necessary.

PJM 6015 – Project Risk Management

3.00

Examines quantitative techniques for risk assessment and decision making, as well as the steps and elements of a risk management plan, including the ongoing monitoring of risk factors. The accurate identification of risks, and understanding of how to account for the potential impact of risks, can greatly impact the likelihood of project success.

PJM 6025 – Project Scheduling and Cost Planning

3.00

Builds on the project schedule to explore cost estimation methods, break-even analysis, and earned value management. Studies effective tools and techniques that can allow project managers to translate specifications to realistic project plans that lead to a resource-loaded schedule and baseline budget. These tools and techniques can be used to minimize bottlenecks and downtime, identify and plan for resource needs, develop contingencies, and manage risk and scope creep. Topics include schedule development, cost estimating, and cost and schedule management through earned value management. A well-thought-out and well-managed schedule is critical to successful project management and is integral to the efficient management of project costs. Offers students an opportunity to learn to manage the project budget, revise cost estimates, and develop confidence levels.

PJM 6135 – Project Quality Management

3.00

Designed to provide detailed instruction in Project Quality Management (PQM) processes, one of the nine knowledge areas outlined in the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. Discusses how to integrate PQM processes into the overall project plan and how to prepare a PQM plan. Encourages students to work together in a team environment to complete a PQM plan for a project.

PJM 6910 – Capstone

3.00

Offers students an opportunity to utilize all of the project management skills they have acquired in this master’s certificate program to evaluate project processes and outcomes of a single project throughout the entire project life cycle. Examines both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, with an emphasis on tactical approaches and earned value management. Also examines stakeholder analysis and practical techniques for reporting performance results. Intended to be the final course in the project management curriculum after successful completion of all other courses.

PJM 6125 – Project Evaluation and Assessment

3.00

Offers students an opportunity to learn to develop metrics for determining and reporting project performance. Examines both quantitative and qualitative approaches of evaluation, with an emphasis on earned value management. Examines stakeholder analysis and techniques for reporting performance results.

PJM 6140 – Managing Troubled Projects

3.00

Examines how to prevent failed and troubled projects, how to perform a project assessment/audit, how to develop a troubled project recovery plan, and how to develop a failed project shutdown plan. Includes team presentations of case study assignments to gain experience in managing and avoiding failed and troubled projects, one of the most significant assignments for a project manager.

PJM 6145 – Global Project Management

3.00

Expands the detailed treatment of project management into the global areas of environmental factors, national differences, cultural differences, outsourcing, and virtual project management. The state of the art in project management has advanced to heavy use of global project management. Addresses the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge practices as applied in the organization and the future of project management.

PJM 6710 – Introduction to Program and Portfolio Management

3.00

Examines project, program, and portfolio management with a primary focus on the similarities and distinctions between program management and portfolio management. Offers students an opportunity to develop and evidence a foundational understanding of program and portfolio management and the critical role these play within today’s global environment.

PJM 6075 – Project Finance

3.00

Explores real-world cases of project finance across industry sectors (e.g., energy, resource recovery, and mining) to examine how organizations structure their capital to mitigate various project risks and to secure scarce resources in the business environment. Topics include capital structure, discounted cash flow, financial instruments, capital budgeting, cost of capital, risk and return, project agreements, project cost accumulation, project cost allocation, and project investment ranking.Offers students an opportunity to develop a profound understanding of the principles of project finance.

PJM 6205 – Leading and Managing Technical Projects

3.00

Offers students an opportunity to learn about leadership and management skills and strategies needed to succeed in a demanding technical project environment. Many project managers understand the technical aspects of a particular project environment but lack these critical management and leadership skills. Topics covered include understanding the technical environment, managing and motivating team members, understanding organizational culture, interpersonal strategies, and developing a personal leadership approach.

PJM 6180 – Project Stakeholder Management

3.00

Offers students an opportunity to learn the mechanisms necessary to effectively identify all stakeholders, including the people, groups, or organizations that are impacted or may have an impact on the project. Examines how to analyze stakeholder expectations and how to develop management strategies for effective stakeholder engagement throughout the project.

Concentration in Agile Project Management

Students in this concentration are only required to complete one project management required elective.

PJM 6810 – Principles of Agile Project Management

3.00

PJM 6815 – Advanced Agile Project Management

3.00

PJM 6820 – Agile Implementation and Governance

3.00

PJM 6825 – Agile Lean Product Development

3.00

PJM 6205 – Leading and Managing Technical Projects

PJM 6825 – Agile Lean Product Development

3.00

Offers a practical overview of modern lean/agile product exposure based on contemporary industry practice. To win in today’s competitive market requires giving your business the ability to deliver highly profitable products faster than the competition. Covers the complete life cycle of product management, from identifying customers and users through to sales, marketing, and managing teams. Covers how to minimize investment and output while maximizing the information discovered in order to support effective decision making.

General Requirements

Master of Science in Project Management General Requirements

Based on your experience, complete one of the options below (PJM 5900 is for students with less than three years experience directing or leading project tasks and is recommended for students who do not have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Project software):

Fewer than 3 years experience

PJM 5900 – Foundations of Project Management

4.00

PJM 6000 – Project Management Practices

3.00

3+ years of project management experience

PJM 6000 – Project Management Practices

3.00

 

Complete the following:

PJM 6005 – Project Scope Management

3.00

PJM 6015 – Project Risk Management

3.00

PJM 6025 – Project Scheduling and Cost Planning

3.00

PJM 6135 – Project Quality Management

3.00

The following course should be taken last:

PJM 6910 – Capstone

3.00

Project Management Required Electives

Complete two of the following. Note: Students who take PJM 5900 are required to take only one course in this section:

PJM 6125 – Project Evaluation and Assessment

3.00

PJM 6140 – Managing Troubled Projects

3.00

PJM 6145 – Global Project Management

3.00

PJM 6710 – Introduction to Program and Portfolio Management

3.00

PJM 6075 – Project Finance

3.00

Electives

Complete two of the following:

CMN 6000 – Introduction to Organizational Communication

2.00

CMN 6005 – Foundations of Professional Communication

4.00

CMN 6060 – Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation

3.00

CMN 6090 – Organizational Culture, Climate, and Communication

3.00

CMN 6095 – Foundations of Developing Cultural Awareness

3.00

CMN 6110 – Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Conflict: Meeting Management

3.00

COP 6940 – Personal and Career Development

3.00 – 4.00

INT 6943 – Integrative Experiential Learning

3.00

INT 6940 – Experiential Learning Projects for Professionals

1.00 – 4.00

PJM 6205 – Leading and Managing Technical Projects

3.00

PJM 6210 – Communication Skills for Project Managers

3.00

PJM 6215 – Leading Remote Project Teams

3.00

PJM 6175 – Project Resource Management

3.00

PJM 6180 – Project Stakeholder Management

3.00

EDU 6184 – Interdisciplinary Foundations

2.00

Concentrations

Concentration in Agile Project Management

Concentration in Clinical Trial Design

Concentration in Construction Management

Concentration in Geographic Information Systems

Concentration in Information Security Management

Concentration in Leadership

Concentration in Leading and Managing Technical Projects

Concentration in Organizational Communication

Concentration in Program and Portfolio Management

Concentration in Project Business Analysis

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KEY SKILLS

Customer-first mindset, Leadership in Customer Service and Relationship, Product Marketing and Management, Agri-input Sales and Marketing Project Management, Crop Agronomics Knowledge, Business Development, Technology in Agriculture, clear communication.

EDUCATION

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, PUNE

Masters in Business Administration (Agriculture) (CGPA: 8.56) 2012

· Anchor, Agro Industry Interface 2012

· Lead Campaigner, VNR Seeds, Kisan Agro Exhibition 2011

· Student council committee (arts and culture section) and industrial visit committee member

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, DAPOLI

Bachelor of Science, Agriculture (CGPA: 7.83) 2010 National Service Scheme – Agriculture Projects (240 hrs.)

 Agro-livestock: Cattle-rearing to produce milk, egg and meat; Emu farming for small enterprises.

 Crop field management: Trained farmer by educating soil testing methods and crop nutrients dosages

 Trained 3 self-help groups to cultivate mushroom, empowering women in rural areas

EXPERIENCE

Mahindra AGRI SOLUTIONS LIMITED (HO)

Deputy Manager – FRM and MAV 2018 – current

· Digitization platform Kisan dost portal project : Collaborated with IT team to architect and design digital platform system to capture database of agricultural business verticals (Cropcare, seeds, EPC, import and export, and Tractor division) under one single access point to ensured efficient usage of data to achieve strategic goals.

· Farmer relationship management project: Ensured efficient call center management and drive cross- selling on the existing database of the customers through Kaizen process and QC tools.

· Drive and support the offline marketing campaigns of different verticals on digital platform by designing android APPs.

· Micro soft dynamic portal: Developed, Implemented and monitored system for call center to capture utmost database of the customers to enhance the business of the verticals through lead generation.

· Heartbeat portal: Coordinate with different business verticals to close the product complaints received in the Mahindra heartbeat complaint portal within stipulated timeline. (here actually my role is to close the complaint on portal and identify and make changes in the user interface for efficient usage)

· Mahanayak Portal and Mahanayak app project :Executed Hi-tech farm prosperity strategies – Mahanayak (FARMER AS A PROMOTOR) to improve farmer relationship and involvement , enhance sales of the products to overall $1million from 518 loyal customers and their referrals through collaboration with IT team and sales team to design inputs for digital platform (MAHANAYAK APP)

· Mahindra Agri village project: Spearheaded the project of the MAV (Mahindra AGRI VILLAGE) through adopting 14 villages till date across India. Identifying and addressing farmers pain areas both Agri & non-Agri sector with the help of baseline survey. (please rephrase this – here I want to say that MAV are adopted villages by Mahindra to enhance the standard of living of the farmers by giving trainings for 3 years)

· Lead the project of integrated farming system to optimse the resources available with MAV farmers,ultimately enchancing the farmer income . IFS – interconnectivity of different components or resources available with farmer such as the output of one farming module becomes the input of other. For eg : the droppings of the poultry birds becomes the fish feed at fish farming. The straws of wheat can become the input media for mushroom cultivation. Digitalization of such projects on social media platform. (my Agri guru app , facebook , youtube)

· PRERNA foundation for women entrepreneurs in Agriculture domain : Networking with government and NGOs for project and training of MAV farmers

· Farm tech prosperity project under FAAS (farming as a service) : Developed, implemented, and monitored the agriculture economies for major crops across India to drive the project of precision farming.

BIOSTADT INDIA LIMITED (HO) 2016-2018

Senior Marketing Executive, Biologicals – Crop Growth Stimulants (India region)

Developed, implemented and monitored sales and marketing strategies to achieve targeted market sale ($1.5m), contributing to 11% market share and pioneering Biostadt brands in the plant growth stimulant category

RISE project : Collaborated with field staff and sales team of 250 members to achieve top line sales of $1.5m by conducting regular training sessions on crop and stimulant information and market intelligence training programs to identify prospective customers and their needs

 Spearheaded the customer loyalty programs, schemes such BSA (Biostadt Star Alliance)-Retailer scheme, BAP( Biostadt Astha Parivar) -Distributor Club and Elite Farmer Club (950) across India to improve customer relationship and involvement, enhancing customer services resulting in 453 distributors that contributed to 61 % of sales

 Forecasted & monitored availability of inventory through SAP to improve usage, timely and safe delivery of Biological products

 Formulated strategy to identify and map 15000 retailers in the ATR (Any time report ) system, resulting in 20% market presence and brand awareness

· Developed a marketing mix for the category including ATL/BTL activities and campaigns, provided promotional (POP) support, and implemented mass media campaigns (TV Ads, Radio jingles), targeting market segments, which contributed 30 % of total sales

· Sativus App : Consolidation of the database structure to design and implement solution to farmers through artificial intelligences ( database captured and structured as input for sativus app for easy identification of pest and diseases and other conditions in crop to provide instant solution to farmers)

· TEA CAMPAIGN: Collaborated with the agronomist and sales team to identify the major problems in tea garden thorough digital database capturing system.

· To plan and execute in tea campaign for Biozyme tea and Hexythaizox –Acaricide molecule in Tea plantation (North-eastern states) by designing modules to resolve the problems of tea gardens

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMITED 2013-2016

Senior Solution Executive, Retail Management

· Ensured implementation of promotional inputs, branding materials and availability of special offers and schemes in 3000 stores across Mumbai city by coordinating with IT team, improved store sales by 25%

· Generated leads through regular follow-up and cold calling with help of Customer care team and provided information to corporate clients about new products introduced by the company

· Informed 81 millions customers about new promotional offers and schemes through SMS campaigns, increasing store walk-ins by 40%. Ensured movement of solutions on a weekly basis to maintain attachment ratio of 60% along with the main product

· Participated in hiring and training the newly recruited employees about the new offers and schemes

· Trained sales staff in creativity merchandising and imparted knowledge of latest technology to enhance the customer service and to prospect new customers

· Formulated and executed store merchandising plan for launch of 15 new stores to maintain store assortment and inventory level and provide ATL/BTL activities and campaign.

JIO 4G Launch Project, Jio Mobile and Jio TV

· Developed and implemented the merchandising and space planning in 150 stores across Mumbai to support 4G experiences on customer devices, resulting in increase of sales by 23%

· Collaborated with 1000 sales team to ensure availability of JIO SIMs and JIO devices to digital stores all over 3000 stores Mumbai city

· Awarded STAR performer for excellent training of staff for 4G experiences and effective implementation of schemes and offers in peak season sale

MIDI (MAHARASHTRA INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT INSTITTUTE) 2012-2013

Project Officer, Agro-entrepreneurship and Farming Innovation Development Program

· Mentored 6 agriculture startups to set up cost, schedule and performance components

· Managed development and training program providing entrepreneurial inputs to 4 small and medium enterprises in agriculture and animal husbandry

MAHARASHTRA AGRO INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 2012

Market Researcher Intern, Competitive Analysis – NOGA processed food products

· Measured the brand equity for NOGA processed food products in hotels and military canteens segment with the competitors (5% users from 50 hotels and 150 walk-ins in military canteens)

· Developed manufacturing process report for supply chain and led data validation effort to reduce the demand and supply gap by 2%

CADBURY PVT LTD 2011

Market Researcher Intern, Brand Awareness – OREO Biscuits

· Measured the brand awareness of newly launched OREO biscuits through market survey. Studied the customer perception on packaging and taste parameters, improving overall packaging quality

· Analyzed the customer buying behavior in processed food category, obtaining 15 % sample size preference for the category

RELEVANT PART-TIME EXPERIENCE 2010-2012

KFC: Customer Behavioral and Retail operation management

· Acquired customer service, operation and floor management experience at KFC retail outlets. Conducted quantitative research to understand behavior of the walk- in customers

FUTURE GROUP: Customer Relationship and Retail operation management

· Trained the sales team regarding the offers and schemes for BIG DAYS and converting the walk –in customers and driving sales. Floor management and sales management at BIG DAY

· Designed and set up floor merchandising plan to ensure visibility of assortment of best selling products, products on sale and new launches through efficient space management and creative displays, improving customer prospecting by 25%

PIZZA HUT: Customer Service and Kitchen Management

· Enhanced on-time delivery of orders to customers by analyzing kitchen management system, improvising standard operating processes

· Managed the day-to-day floor and kitchen operation

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

IT Skills: MS office 2010, SAP CRM, SPSS (Statistical package for social science) , QC tools

Languages: English (fluent), Marathi (native), Hindi (native), French (Basic) Interests: Photography

Women Empowerment: Facilitated workshops about hygienic sanitary practices for 80+ high school girls from marginalized section of society

Classical Dance: Completed highest-level certification in professional Kathak dance

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