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PMI India Research & Academic Conference 2015, Mumbai
PMI India Project Management Regional Conference 2015, Pune

Dear Readers,

PMI India organized its third Project Management Research & Academic Conference (RAC) in Mumbai and the first PMI India Regional Conference in Pune in February. The events brought together advocates and practitioners of project management to deliberate on ways to improve the adoption of project management in our lives.

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
During RAC, academicians, researchers, students, and practitioners together provided depth to discussions on the growing need for skilled project professionals in the country and how best we all can contribute to fill that gap. The theme for the conference this year was, "Project Management Excellence: Education, Research, and Practice". We utilized this occasion to promote the PMI Curriculum & Resources which are available at PMITeach.org, and were developed with input from university faculty from around the world to help institutions prepare the future workforce for one of the most in-demand and financially lucrative profession. The curriculum offers 30 knowledge modules that can be combined in different ways to design up to eight courses in project management. PMI India also launched a whitepaper during the conference on "The urgent need to establish a project management program".

A key feature of the conference was the presentation of research papers by researchers and students, and exemplary case studies from the real world of projects.

The PMI India Regional Conference in Pune focused on ?Project Management for Nation Building? that brought to the fore innovative and creative adaptations of project management techniques that will help India achieve its goals of sustainable and inclusive growth. The theme was in line with Government of India?s vision and ambitious programs such as ?Make in India? and others on the anvil.

The one-day event was jointly organized by PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter and PMI Mumbai Chapter. We had a rich exchange of ideas from practitioners, industry leaders, and trainers. The delegates also got an exciting opportunity to learn about Neuro-Linguistic Programming the following day. Three trainers provided them a hands-on experience of specialized, behavioral techniques that can be adapted at work.

I thank academicians, chapter volunteers and participants who made both these events a great success.

Warm regards,

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
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