New Achievement, Knowledge Sessions
PMI North India Chapter

PMI North India Chapter became the first chapter in India to enter PMI's 500 Club. The chapter entered this coveted club in 2015 after having achieved the goal of adding new chapter members, under the PMI Guest Pass program, up to a value of US$500 within a calendar year.

The chapter held its 2015 annual general meeting on 19 December in which members from not just Delhi-NCR and the national capital region participated but also from other states in the chapter's territory. It was an occasion to highlight the chapter's achievements among members and plans for the upcoming year. The chapter also recognized chapter ambassadors and long standing members (those who have been with the chapter for over seven years) at the event.

A day-long program on the measurement of productivity in public sector projects was organized on 21 January by the project management office of the Asian Development Bank and PMI North India Chapter, in co-ordination with the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, and the Uttarakhand Productivity Council. The event was conceived and delivered by North India Chapter, regional connect ambassador, and director, Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL), B.C.K. Mishra, along with the chapter board. Around 100 project engineers from several public sector organizations attended the event.

There were presentations at the event from Mr. Mishra; S.N. Verma, managing director, UJVNL; Paramita Mukerji, PMI North India Chapter, company connect ambassador for Wipro in Delhi; Rajiv Anand, vice president, Uttarakhand Productivity Council; Prof. V.J. Byra Reddy, head - public policy, College of Management & Economics Studies, UPES; and Prof. Shrihari Honwad, vice chancellor, UPES. The chapter organized a workshop on project management for social projects on 30 January, with support from Vistara, to advocate the adoption of project management methodologies for social projects. Aimed primarily at non-government organizations (NGOs), the workshop brought together PMI North India Chapter members and NGO representatives in an interactive forum where practical project management techniques were discussed and applied in a simulated workshop mode. The workshop was conceptualized by Vanita Ahuja, chapter secretary, and delivered by Ajay Bhattacharya, chapter vice president - membership, supported by other chapter board members and volunteers.

The chapter organized an "evening with project management professionals" that was hosted by Hughes Systique on 13 February. It included presentations on agile project management techniques by experts on the subject –Vaibhav Sharma, Lakshmi Kant Shukla, and Anil Pathak.

The event was conceptualized by vice president, programs, Shivender Vats, and delivered by Arun Vats, principal engineer, Hughes Systique, Gurgaon.

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