Letter from Managing Director, PMI India   |   Download a PDF version     

Dear Practitioners,

It's that time of the year again when we wind down, reflect on the year passing by, and plan for the one ahead. As I look back at 2014, I get a sense of pride and fulfilment in the way we as a team have set the bar constantly high, overcome numerous hurdles, and achieved all that we had set out for. I'm looking forward to crossing new milestones in 2015 as we grow the PMI community in India, and use our collectiveskills and knowledge to contribute to the country's progress.

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
We're starting the next year with a bang as we host our third PMI India Research & Academic Conference (RAC) and the first regional conference in February. The PMI India RAC 2015 is being hosted by the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) in Mumbai on 13-15 February. Click here for registration details.

The PMI India Project Management Regional Conference 2015 is being hosted by Pune-Deccan India Chapter and cohosted by PMI Mumbai Chapter on 28 February on the theme, Project Management for Nation Building. Thought leaders from industry and the public sector will expound on the need for innovative and creative adaptations of project management techniques to take India to the next level. Click here to know more.

The group paper based testing for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination will take place on 21 February. Candidates now have the option of taking the exam from a city closer to their home. Click here for more details.

We have had a range of events in the past couple of months.

In November, we felicitated 11 long-standing chapter members from Bangalore at the Project Management Practitioners?Conference 2014 that is hosted and organized by PMI Bangalore India Chapter.

I took part in a panel discussion at the India-US Technology Summit and Knowledge Expo in November held at India Trade Expo in Greater Noida. The topic was "Make in India - Infrastructure Opportunities and Challenges". The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, partnered with the Department of State, USA, for this event.

We have been running a highly successful series of webinars with CII on the latest trends and practices in project management. Twelve webinars have been presented under the series by experienced project practitioners from diverse industries. These webinars will be hosted soon on www.pmi.org.in so that practitioners can view them and earn PDUs.

We celebrated the International Project Management Day at the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) in Mumbai on 6 November. This event was jointly hosted by PMI India and NITIE, which saw the participation of over 100 post-graduate students from three premier colleges in Mumbai - NITIE, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, and Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.

I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.

Warm regards,

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
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