Dear Project Management Practitioners,
The last couple of months have been hectic.
March witnessed a two-day conference on ‘Project Management in the Infrastructure Sector’ in New Delhi. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Ramachandran, secretary, Ministry of Urban Development. Dr. Ramachandran released a study which we had initiated through KPMG in 2009 on the ‘Drivers for Success in Infrastructure Projects.’
Another landmark development in our region has been the availability of the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) in India. Currently this is available to PMI chapters and Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s).
The second R.E.P. meeting was held in Bangalore on 27 April 2010. The theme revolved around collaborative marketing. The PMI India team met with 25 R.E.P.s who attended the conclave. At the opening session Mr. Steve Fahrenkrog, VP, Regional Development, PMI, and Dr. Rastogi, R.E.P. Member Advisory Group (MAG) member, acquainted participants with the R.E.P. program and some of its new initiatives. Mr. Franklin Covey, guest lecturer, spoke on the ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,’ with an emphasis on win–win relationships and the benefits of collaboration.
I am glad that the conference was appreciated by one and all. Feedback from an overwhelming majority of the participants was that the content, relevance, and quality of the various presentations at the meeting were excellent.
I also take this opportunity to let you all know that the PMI Research and Education Conference 2010, will be held from July 11 to 14 at Washington DC in the United States. As registration is limited to 500 attendees, I request you to register as soon as possible.
Also, you might be aware, the PMI National Conference will be held in Mumbai from November 25 to 27. As part of this event, I would like to invite high-quality abstracts, followed later by the fi nal paper (for selected abstracts) for publication in the conference souvenir. Further, PMI India would also like to invite nominations for PMI Awards, in the following three categories: Practitioner of the Year, Best Project of the Year, and Contribution to the Community. Please check progress at www.pmi.org.in
Managing Director, PMI India
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