Here’s wishing you health, wealth, and happiness in 2011. A healthy mind needs a healthy body, and this is the time we take a pledge to work towards attaining mind-body harmony. Let us put in our best efforts this New Year to increase our wealth of knowledge and improve our professional abilities.
We are delighted that Mark A. Langley has been promoted to the position of PMI CEO upon the recent retirement of Mr. Gregory Balestrero. Mr. Langley has served as PMI’s chief operating ofﬁcer since 2002. We wish Mr. Balestrero all the best for his future endeavors, and we look forward to serving under Mr. Langley’s global leadership.
We ended 2010 on an exciting note. The PMI India Project Management Conference 2010 in November in Mumbai was a great success. Chapter activities have increased, and so has the scale of volunteering in India.
We have been able to make signiﬁcant progress in creating awareness about project management across industries and academia. We’re beginning this year with the launch of a new chapter in Kolkata. With that, we have now covered east and north-east India that includes the states of West Bengal, Orissa, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura.
PMI India has launched a series of project management workshops in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The workshops are being held in Tier 2 cities. We’ve partnered with CII for the northern region and PHD Chamber for the southern region. I thank the chapters and Registered Education Practitioners (R.E.P.s) for taking forward this initiative.
We’ve started an article writing contest in Manage India. I urge practitioners to participate in the contest that gives them a unique opportunity to share their knowledge with the community, get visibility among practitioners, and earn professional development units (PDUs). The best article among those submitted will be chosen for publication as the ‘Article of the Month’ in Manage India. Please turn to page 9 for the criteria for selection.
Last year Engineers India Limited (EIL) won the Best Project of the Year Award at the PMI India Project Management Conference. In this issue of Manage India, we’re featuring the project that won EIL this honor. EIL overcame major challenges to complete the Bina reﬁnery project with a capacity of six million metric tons per annum with minimal cost over-runs. I’m sure you’ll ﬁnd useful lessons in the way EIL managed the project and achieved success.
Enjoy reading and please write in with your comments and suggestions.
Managing Director, PMI India