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Dear Practitioners,

We are almost at the end of an exciting and eventful year—a year that brought the leadership of the world’s two largest economies into focus, besides many other major geo-political developments around the world. While the U.S. sees a continuity of its leadership for the next four years and China has gone in for its once-ina-decade leadership change, the challenges for both are mounting. These leaders will have to wear their project manager’s hat and steer their country out of the present economic crisis. U.S. president, Mr. Barack Obama, and newly appointed Chinese leader, Mr. Xi Jinping, will be heading the world’s most challenging projects of reviving the economy and maintaining high growth, respectively.

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
In keeping with our belief that a successful project manager needs to appreciate global trends and apply them to practice, PMI India conducted a first-of-its-kind study tour to China in November. The study tour for senior executives from Indian public sector organizations was organized in association with the Infrastructure and Project Monitoring Division of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India. During the weeklong tour, delegates visited several top energy companies in China and gleaned insights on their project management practices.

Last month, PMI India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) jointly organized the third annual conference on project management. The conference on, “Project Management: Doing More with Less,” attracted large participation from CII members from across industries.

We had two highly successful annual chapter conferences in November and December. The PMI West Bengal Chapter conference, Aviskar 2012, in November-end showcased the growing awareness of project management in east India. The region is poised for rapid progress with several large government projects coming up in these states. The conference gave an opportunity for practitioners across industries, government, academia, and social sectors to connect, collaborate, and integrate on the emerging trends in project management.

PM Conclave, the PMI Mumbai Chapter conference, this month was on “Delivery Business Results through Agility” and was a big success. We launched a new feature this time. We felicitated for the first time six members who have completed more than 10 years as chapter members. This will now become a regular feature in all annual chapter conferences.

Registration is now open for the Research & Academic Conference 2013 in Chennai. You will get more details about the conference on http://www.pmi.org.in/rac2013/

I thank you for your continued support and involvement in our various programs through the year. Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead. Happy New Year!

Warm regards,

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
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