Letter from the Managing Director, PMI India
Raj Kalady

Dear Practitioners,

PMI India has been working tirelessly to ensure we have enough project management talent to deliver the ambitious growth plans drawn by the government. One of the approaches is to make project management a part of college-level course curriculum and provide teachers and scholars the right resources to advance project management education in the country.

As a part of this endevour, to highlight the importance of project management, and recognize and encourage its adoption, PMI India has been holding the PMI India Research and Academic conference over the years. The fourth and the latest edition of the conference that was held in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi showed the growing interest in the subject. The conference held from 2-4 March and hosted by IIT Delhi and the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, had over 250 delegates from academia, students, and industry. The conference theme was ‘Accelerating Development: Harnessing the Power of Project Management.’

We presented the PMI India Academic Awards during the conference to honor and recognize academicians for their outstanding contributions in project management education, research, training, consultancy, and advocacy. My heartiest congratulations go to the five award winners. In the years to come, I’m hoping to see more contributions from academia in this field.

To bring industry and academia closer, we organized a workshop on managing mega projects in New Delhi on 1 March. Over 50 members from the academic community and industry leaders discussed some of the common complexities and execution challenges mega projects face in India and across the globe, shared industry practices, and explored potential areas of research.

We have had an overwhelming response for the PMI Regional Conference in Kolkata on 22 April, and registrations closed well in time. This is a demonstration of the acceptance of the importance of the profession across the country, specifically in east India. The conference had great speakers from across industry, the social sector, and the government.

Preparations are on in full swing for the PMI India National Conference in Chennai 15-17 September. We have just closed nominations for the PMI India Awards. Going by the response, it’s clear that this is a highly coveted awards program in India today. The response for technical papers from the PMI community resulted in nearly 350 abstracts being submitted.

You can win passes to the national conference by taking part in our Earth Day contest. Put on your thinking hat, and tell us about one project that you think is earth-friendly and why. Turn to page 11 for details about the contest.

In this issue of Manage India, we’re featuring the new terminal at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai that won the PMI India Project of the Year Award in the large category in 2016. It’s a project that shows us how the possibilities are infinite if we put the right project practices and our determination to it.

Warm regards,

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India

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