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Overview

Project Management is an interdisciplinary skill and has great potential for study and research.

The PMI India Research and Academic conference is a biennial project management research and education event that brings together scholars, professors and students of project management and allied disciplines. The conference provides an opportunity to present and discuss new project management research findings and teaching methods.

This year's theme for the conference is 'Accelerating Development: Harnessing the power of Project Management'. 

The upcoming conference will be hosted at IIT Delhi from 2 Mar - 4 Mar, 2017.

Why Attend This Event

Plenary sessions

Technical Paper presentations

Pre-conference tutorial

Awards and commemoration of noted academicians

Discussion & networking opportunities

Poster Presentation


Agenda

09:00 – 10:00 Registration

Delegate Kit & Badge pickup only for Tutorial registrants

10:00 – 13:00 Customizing the PM Curriculum for Teaching in India

(OPEN ONLY FOR FACULTY WHO HAVE REGISTERED FOR TUTORIALS)

Project Management education has become important in India with the UGC, National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and related accreditation bodies requiring that students demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of project engineering and management principles and practices.

Geared to faculty teaching project management, this workshop will focus on recent additions to and applications of the Project Management Curriculum and ways in which it can be adapted for use by academics in India. The session will include a mix of lecture, individual exercises, interactive small group activities, and discussion. Session objectives are to:

  • to inform participants of the learning outcomes and assessment practices as it pertains to PM in both the technical and behavioral knowledge areas.
  • to collect input from academics on how the full set of PM curriculum guidelines can be adjusted and/or adapted to better address the needs of teaching faculty in India. 
  • to customize the recently released foundational course on behavioral competencies for the Indian higher educational system. Participants will identify the most salient topics for their student bodies, matching topics to appropriate credit/semester hours, and teaching disciplines (e.g. IS, engineering, management). Small groups will work on defined sections of the course, which will be assembled into a final course outline. 
  • to introduce and practice using a “play and plan” course development tool that allows faculty to “try out” different versions of a course: adding or deleting knowledge modules and specific topics, increasing or decreasing the hours of coverage, etc., 
  • to identify the essential teaching resources and to explore how these materials can be assembled, developed, and distributed to serve the Indian academic market. Participants will work in small groups, using a series of questions to guide their work.


Dr. Carla M. Messikomer
Manager, Academic Resources, PMI, Project Management Institute, USA

Dr. Vijay Kanabar
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Administrative Sciences; Director of Project Management Programs, Metropolitan College (MET), Boston University

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Tutorial Workshop on Project Analytics

(OPEN FOR FACULTY & STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR TUTORIALS)

The tutorial on Project Analytics provides an in depth understanding on the need, relevance, current practices, challenges and research issues involved in effectively integrating Data analytics in project environment. During various stages of Project planning and implementation, volumes of data gets generated, which if effectively used could lead to superior project performance. However, in a complex project often such data remains local with managers dealing with sub projects and attempts to mine the integrated data for predictive analysis is more of an exception than the rule. Such analysis using modern data analytic tools and practices can provide valuable insights and throws open new vistas in project management practice and research. This tutorial provides a deeper understanding how consolidated data can be analysed to give strategic advantages to project manager.

The key learning objectives are:

  • To familiarize the participants with the scope and application of prescriptive, predictive, and statistical data analytic tools and techniques in the context of project management
  • To appraise the emerging trends and research issues in the field of Project Analytics
  • To provide an introduction to application of Big Data Management in the context of project management


Dr. Saji Gopinath
Professor, Quantitative Methods and Operations Management, IIM Kozhikode


Dr. Arpan Kar
Asst. Professor, School of Management IIT Delhi

15:30 – 15:45 Tea Break
15:45 – 17:00 Project Management Simulation Tutorial

The objective of the tutorial is to expose the participants in the use of gaming tool for teaching project management to students. Created on the “WEGAS” authoring tool, the simulation framework lets the participant go through the project management framework to enable the learner to understand and reinforce the process of project management. Wegas is an authoring system designed to democratize access to serious games and to facilitate the customization of scenarios by non-computer programmers. The tool provides a simulated environment to confront the learner with concrete and practical situations. Playful situations increase learning motivation and use Multi-use pedagogy facilitate group learning.
In the PM Game learner takes the role of a project manager and manages an entire virtual project. The educational concept includes computer-based simulation, teamwork (solution searching, production of documentation) and real-world role-playing. The emphasis in the tutorial will be the use of this tool for teaching and research for educators and researchers.
The key learning objectives are:

  • Identify stakeholders
  • Define the problem
  • Define goals and objectives
  • Risk management
  • Writing a project proposition
  • Selling the project to the client
  • Project planning (PBS, WBS, PERT, Gantt)
  • Project monitoring and control
  • Conducting meetings with the steering committee
  • Sharing and transmission of acquired knowledge
  • Decision making based on incomplete information


Introduction: Prof. Krishna Moorthy, Sun Pharma
Prof. Jarle Hulaas, Ph.D. Computer Science (EPFL) and AlbaSim team
(AlbaSim is a research entity of HEIG-VD that designs serious games and educational simulations for academic and professional training).
Facilitator: Mr. J Chandrasekaran, Infocareer

16:00 – 18:00 Registration for conference delegates

Delegate kit & Badge pickup

17:00 – 17:30 Tea Break
18:00 – 19:30 Inaugural Session
19:30 – 21:00 Networking Dinner
08:30 – 09:30 Registration for conference delegates

Delegate kit & Badge pickup for conference registrants

09:30 – 10:45 Technical Sessions (parallel tracks)
10:45 – 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 – 13:00 Plenary Sessions
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Technical Sessions (parallel tracks)
15:15 – 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 17:15 Technical Sessions (parallel tracks)
18:00 – 20:30 PM Academic Awards Ceremony & Cultural Programme
20:30 – 21:30 Networking Dinner
09:30 – 10:45 Technical Sessions (parallel tracks)
11:00 – 13:00 Plenary Sessions
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Technical Sessions (parallel tracks)
15:15 – 15:30 Health Break
15:30 – 16:30 Valedictory Session
16:30 – 17:30 High Tea & Closing
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Organizer's Speak

Raj Kalady

Managing Director | PMI India

Dear Delegates,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the fourth PMI India Project Management Research & Academic....

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Dr. K.C. Iyer

Department of Civil Engineering | IIT Delhi

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Warm welcome to the Fourth PMI India Project Management Research & Academic Conference at IIT Delhi. This....

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Dr. S. G. Deshmukh

IIITM,
Gwalior

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Warm welcome to the Fourth PMI India Project Management Research & Academic Conference at IIT Delhi. This....

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This year's theme for the conference is 'Accelerating Development: Harnessing the power of Project Management'. PMI India invites authors to submit papers on topics related to the theory and practice of Project Management in the areas of: 

  • National Mission Projects - Digital India, Skill India, Make in India (Start Up India, Stand Up India), Smart Cities, AMRUT, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, HRIDAY, Housing for All
  • R&D projects
  • Organizational projects
  • Engineering projects & Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Social and Public systems
  • Development projects
  • Information Communication and Technology
  • Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare 
  • Emerging Issues in Project Management such as Project Complexity, Ambidexterity, Benchmarking, Project Recovery, Agile, Concurrent & Set-based/Process Driven Approach
  • Other areas that use Project Management principles

The papers could relate to the ten knowledge areas and the five process groups of Project Management. The papers can be based on empirical, theoretical or methodological research, case research as well as on educational theory or practice, innovative approaches, strategies, curriculum design or service learning.

All researchers from the academic community (including students), industry and consultancy services are encouraged to submit their papers.

Call for abstracts is now passed the last date of submission. Kindly stay tuned for papers to be published on this section after the conference.

Venue

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi


Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016

Accommodation

Shyama International

C-5/32, Safdarjung Development Area, Opp: I.I.T Main Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Adil Khan: 9899363490
hotelshyamainternational@gmail.com

Single Occupancy: Rs. 3000 / night
Double Occupancy: Rs. 3500 / night
Includes Breakfast, Dinner, Pickup & Drop, Wifi
Distance from venue: 750 mtrs, 10 mins walk

Baljeet Lodge

A-2/13, Africa Avenue, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi
Ravi: 9971734988
Baljeet_lodge@yahoo.com

Single Occupancy: Rs. 3000 / night
Double Occupancy: Rs. 3500 / night
Includes Breakfast, Dinner, Pickup & Drop, Wifi
Distance from venue: 4.1 Kms, 15 mins drive

Accommodations options within 6 kms range

Woodpecker Apartments & Suites Pvt. Ltd.
A-2, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016S
Sunil Agarwal: 9810038171 / 9717991558
info@woodpecker4me.com
info@woodpeckerdelhi.com

Single Occupancy: Rs. 2300 / night
Double Occupancy: Rs. 2700 / night
Includes Breakfast, Dinner, Pickup & Drop, Wifi
Distance from venue: 5.5 Kms, 20 mins drive

 

Shreyans Inn
B-2/5, Africa Avenue, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi
Harsh Gupta: 9971554173
info@shreyansinn.com

To book online and avail of special rates please visit: www.shreyansinn.com; Apply Promo code : 'RAC2017'

Single Occupancy: Rs. 3000 / night
Double Occupancy: Rs. 3500 / night
Includes Breakfast, Dinner, Pickup & Drop, Wifi
Distance from venue: 5.7 Kms, 20 mins drive

 

Qutub Residency
81, Adchini, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi 110017
K. S. Rawat: 9212056749
delhi@qutubresidency.com

Single Occupancy: Rs. 3000 / night
Double Occupancy: Rs. 3500 / night
Includes Breakfast, Dinner, Pickup & Drop, Wifi
Distance from venue: 5.4 Kms, 20 mins drive

PMI Organization Centre Pvt. Ltd.


302-305, 3rd Floor, Balarama, Plot No. C-3, E Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai - 400051, India


Email : rac@pmi-india.org