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Dear Practitioners,


Managing Director, PMI India

I write to you with overwhelming pride, as the past couple of months have seen a slew of events happening under the aegis of PMI. The first Cloud Computing Project Management Conference in India was organized in Bangalore on 7 August. The Conference, on the theme ‘Journey to Transform India into a Global Leader in Cloud Computing by Leveraging Project Management’, which was the brain child of Mr. V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR), helped bring to the fore the essence of project management and show how it can help deliver better, faster and cheaper cloud computing services.

The PMI Mumbai Chapter, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering (MPSTME) branch had the pleasure of applauding the first batch of students who received the Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) certificate. The function was held on 31 July, and was enriched by the presence of Mr. Saurabh Parikh (VP Branches at PMI Mumbai Chapter), Mr. Rakesh Gupta (VP Volunteer Development at PMI Mumbai Chapter) and Mr. Uday Yedur (Head - Academic Relations & Infrastructure Markets at PMI).

Let me also take this opportunity to let you all know that the Project Management Institute (PMI®) has recently instituted an Endowment Fund for Project Management Promotion at the National Institute of Construction Management & Research (NICMAR), Pune. This provides for a student scholarship to recognize and reward meritorious students in the discipline of Project Management from NICMAR. The corpus and interest generated from it would support the scholarship scheme for a period of five years. Ms. R. Sandhiya bagged the Best Student Award in Project Management, and was given a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, while Ms. Pooja Agarwalla, the first runner-up, was awarded Rs. 25,000.

On 25 August, PMI unveiled a new program, christened ‘PMI India Champions Program’, to be initiated on a pilot basis for a six-month period in Bangalore. The primary objective of the Champions Program will be advocacy of project management in India through eight appointed Champions. These Champions, passionate members of PMI and successful, practicing project management professionals picked from various industries in India, will essentially be ambassadors for PMI.


Let me also invite your attention to the Project Management Learning Exchange Forum held on 14 September in Bangalore. It gives me immense pride to state that PMI was partnered by Intel India in organizing this. The event had an attendance of 400 people from among project management practitioners from Intel and other IT organizations.

Another important aspect of our forthcoming initiatives is the Project Management Conference, India 2010, to be held from 19 to 21 November. To be co-hosted by the Pune and Mumbai Chapters of PMI, I’m sure the event will provide you all with the opportunity to meet professionals across all industries to exchange ideas on today’s project challenges and emerging trends. If you are a certifi ed PMP attending this three-day conference, you will also earn up to 14 PDUs to maintain your certifications from PMI as part of the Continuing Certificate Requirements (CCR). Registration has opened. Go for it early to avoid disappointment later. You also have an opportunity to showcase products and services that are used as tools by practitioners, by way of sponsorship.


Go to conference information for details - http://pmi.org.in/conference2010/.

Look forward to meeting you at the conference.

Warm Regards,
Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India

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