What the Organizers Have to Say
The PMI National Conference 2011 was a picture-perfect, well-planned project. It started and concluded on time. The content for the theme of the conference, Architecting Project Management for National-Building, was aptly structured. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s opening remarks, Mr. Sam Pitroda’s insights on the current level of expertise, and Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy’s interactive session were well-participated.
Our team of volunteers organized and delivered a memorable conference. An early, over-subscribed closeout audience of 1,160 is a sign of achievement for the event. The success largely goes to the executive committee of Bangalore Chapter and PMI India team that worked closely and coordinated the entire planning and execution.
President, PMI Bangalore Chapter
This national conference had the allure of having Dr. Abdul Kalam, the technical challenge of videoconferencing with Mr. Sam Pitroda, and the smooth summation from Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy. The challenge was to satisfy the expectations of over 1,000 practitioners. We met the challenge more than creditably. It took teamwork from all the volunteers and executive committee members and extraordinary leadership.
Venkataraman S. Subramanian
Head, Project Management Office, PMI India National Conference 2011
Mr. S.S.V. Raghavan
: The credit for the success of the entire conference goes to the voluntary work by a group of committed people. Inspiring addresses by thought leaders like Dr. Abdul Kalam, Mr. Narayana Murthy, and Mr. Sam Pitroda, and the huge attendance for every session added to its success.
Mr. M.S. Hiremath
: The conference was fantastic in terms of the participants’ takeaways. Each program was planned in great detail, and the entire event proceeded on time. The role and responsibility of all the volunteers were clearly defined. The synergy of the team helped in making the conference successful.
Mr. Murali Santhanam
: The conference demonstrated two aspects: we were able to plan and prepare for the conference with teams distributed across locations, and a conference as complex and large as this one could be managed almost entirely by volunteering professionals. As far as content is concerned, we were fortunate to have had excellent speakers who made the conference a grand success.
Mr. Vijay Paul
: PMI National Conference was a confluence of project management professionals from India, SAARC countries, and other parts of the world. Delegates could listen to thought leaders. The conference enabled mutual learning and provided practitioners networking opportunities. Everyone had a great time enjoying the hospitality in the garden city of Bengaluru.