PM Conclave 2015
PMI Mumbai Chapter

Every year PMI Mumbai Chapter organizes PM Conclave to provide the community a forum to connect, share, and enrich themselves. The theme for PM Conclave 2015, held on 8-9 January, was 'Stakeholder Management - Key to Project Success'.

Stakeholder management has been introduced as a new knowledge area in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition. The chapter through its PMO, Mr. Sreegith Nair, vice president, professional development, PMI Mumbai Chapter, took the lead to spread best practices around stakeholder management through this two-day event.

There were three keynote sessions each on both the days. The speakers were Ms. Nidhi Chaitanya, Chinmaya Mission; Mr. Deepak Chhibba, Mahindra Institute of Quality; Mr. L. Subramanian, project consultant on cloud computing; Mr. Radhakrishna Pillai, writer, Corporate Chanakya; Mr. A. Ravi, ONGC; and Mr. Ramanand Garimella, Tata Consultancy Services.

Eighteen experts spoke on various aspects of stakeholder management across three separate tracks. These were followed by a panel discussion comprising Mr. Rakesh Gupta, advisor, PMI Mumbai Chapter; Mr. Partha Ghosh, Kalyani Group of Industries; Professor V. Seshadri, Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Mumbai; and Professor Vilas Chaudhary, Head - Operations, SIES College of Management Studies; and moderated by Mr. D. Y. Pathak, Vice President - Governance, PMI Mumbai Chapter.

Finalists of Ideate 5.0, a student managed national level competition on project management, also got an opportunity to showcase their presentations.

Mr. Tejas Sura, former regional mentor, was felicitated jointly by PMI Pune Chapter, PMI North India Chapter, and PMI Mumbai Chapter for his contributions to the community.

In all, over 250 delegates participated in the event. The master of ceremony was Mr. Jacob Zachariah.

The chapter conducted its 14th Annual General Body Meeting on 20 December.

The chapter recognizes the contributions of the following
chapter volunteers:
Volunteer Name Award Name
Mr. Bhavesh Thakkar Volunteer of the Year 2014
Mr. Manoj Sarasappan Volunteer Excellence for Outreach Program 2014
Mr. Oscar D'Souza Volunteer Excellence for Branch Program 2014
Mr. Akshay Jain Student Volunteer of the Year 2014
Mr. Abhi Desai Student Volunteer Excellence of the Year 2014

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