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Dear Practitioners,

One round of festivities has just finished in India and we’re gearing up for the next. I hope you had a wonderful Dussehra and Diwali and are looking forward to Christmas and New Year.

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
The year 2011 has been an eventful and satisfying year for us at PMI India. As you are aware, we launched the West Bengal Chapter earlier in the year. That takes the number of chapters in India to eight. I’m glad to see that membership is steadily growing across all our chapters.

As fears of an impending recession grip most economies around the world, India manages to post growth in most sectors. Organizations now realize more than ever before how project success is intrinsically connected to organizational growth. Today we find organizations across industries more forthcoming with deploying project management to achieve their business goals.

We launched our strategic initiative, the PMI India Champion Program, and the response has been very encouraging. After launching the initiative in Bangalore and Chennai chapters, we have not introduced it in North India Chapter. Through this program, we have been able to identify and support practitioners who are passionate about project management and want to increase awareness about the discipline in their respective industries.

This year we strengthened our relationship with other industry bodies. We had several successful programs with the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). These alliances have helped us reach out to organizations and professionals across industries. The next big program on the agenda is the CII-PMI Project Management Conference in December in Bangalore.

After the highly successful national conference in Bangalore in September, we’re now looking forward to our first Research and Academic Conference in Pune on 9–10 December. The conference, under the theme, “Getting India Ready in a Project Driven Economy - Role of Academia,” will bring together scholars, senior practitioners, and students of project management and allied disciplines.

As we present to you the last edition of Manage India for 2011, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Best regards,

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India

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