This course is intended for IT professionals to effectively manage stress in their professional lives. The course takes a step-by-step approach, explaining what is stress and its scientific background, case studies from stressful scenarios of IT environment and effective stress management techniques. It also enables the students with application of stress management techniques in real life case studies for achieving more productivity and performance levels to boost their careers.
This course will approximately takes one and half hour with audio and video material and also provides references and other materials available from internet that can be handy in stress management.
In this lecture, the course outline is provided. It provides a birds eye view of the entire course and key take away from the course.
All IT stressful scenarios are broadly categorized into three types - Work related, Career related and personal causes. This lecture provides typical case studies of stress for each of these categories. Each case study is carefully selected to cover the practically faced stressful scenarios by IT professionals.
This lecture details out what is stress from a scientific perspective. It tries to answer, what is stress? how it is formed? what are different types of stress? etc.,
This lecture discusses the
- Effects of stress on body and mind
- Positive and negative effects of stress
This lecture helps to understand
- how to avoid stress?
- how to prevent stress if avoidance is not possible
- how we can detect stress? and
- how to treat stress if we are subjected to stress.
This lecture focuses on stress threshold and how it varies from person to person. How a matured mind differs from a relatively junior mind in coping up with stress.
This lecture focuses on the foods to control the release of stress hormones for effective stress management.
This lecture focuses on the physical fitness for effective stress management.
This lecture discusses the mental health improvement techniques for effective stress management.
This lecture focuses on various relaxation techniques including progressive relaxation, biofeedback, meditation, aromatherapy etc. to cope up with stress.
This lecture details out the importance of social relationships in effective stress management. It explains different kinds of social groups and what kind of support that can be received to handle stressful situations.
It is highly desirable to increase one's stress threshold to achieve higher performance results. This lecture focuses on the performance and productivity improvements of IT professionals through effective stress management.
This lecture revisits the work related case studies of IT professionals with the acquired knowledge of stress management. Each case is discussed in the light of discussed stress management techniques to achieve a better engagement in stressful situations.
This lecture revisits the career related case studies of IT professionals with the acquired knowledge of stress management. Each case is discussed in the light of discussed stress management techniques to achieve a better engagement in stressful situations.
This lecture revisits the personal stress related case studies of IT professionals with the acquired knowledge of stress management. Each case is discussed in the light of discussed stress management techniques to achieve a better engagement in stressful situations.
This lecture provides standard stress measurement questionnaire from psychological studies.
This lecture provides some relaxation resources available from internet.
This lecture will provide few yoga and meditation resources available from internet.
Srihari Sonti MCA., M.Tech(CS)., MBA., MA (Phil)., M.Sc (Psy)., CSM®., PMP®., PRINCE2® Practitioner
IT Management Consultant and Coach with over 16 years of experience in delivering the value, handling multi-million dollar critical and complex projects in agile environments across financial, banking, retail, mobile, energy, communication, utilities, services, publishing, telecom, avionics and medical electronics domains. Key areas of expertise include
• IT Strategy and Planning
• Budgeting and Forecasting
• IT Governance
• PMO Setup and management
• Risk Management
• Quality Management, Six Sigma
• Project/Program Management
• Vendor Management
• Software Development Life Cycle
• Software Architecture
• Business Analysis
• Enterprise Systems
• Master Data Management
• Change Management
• Business Transformation
• CMMI, ITIL, Scrum, PMBOK, PRINCE2
Master of Computer Applications
Master of Technology in Computer Science
Master of Business Administration
Master of Arts in Philosophy
Master of Science in Psychology
Certified Scrum Master®
Project Management Professional®
Design for Six Sigma Green Belt
STIBO STEP Master Data Management Professional
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 Application portfolio optimizations in mergers, acquisitions and split-off scenarios, with Abhay Joshi and Uthra Rajagopalan, Infosys Opinions Vol 2, 2012
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 Voice Controlled EPIC cockpits, Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab R&D, 2004
 Surveyor Software