Letters from the Organizers
As chairman and on behalf of the organizing committee, I thank all the speakers, delegates, and volunteers who made the third Project Management Research & Academic Conference 2015 a resounding success.
We brought together a truly unique program that addressed the broad international coverage of subjects relating to the theory and practice of project management. A series of state-of-the-art plenary presentations and technical paper presentations were presented by internationally renowned practitioners and academicians.
The conference gave us an opportunity to explore a broad range of topics and methodologies applied in project management research and provided a platform to disseminate state-of-the-art research in this field.
I hope you enjoy reading this special conference issue.
Prof. Ashok K. Pundir
Professor & Dean, Student Affairs & Placement, NITIE, Mumbai
It is my pleasure to present to you a special edition of Manage India on our highly successful Project Management Research & Academic Conference 2015.
National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) has always been a preferred destination for techno-managerial expertise and over the last 50 years, it has established a niche place in academia and industry. Leveraging on its strengths, NITIE has started two-year, full-time post graduate programs in project management and manufacturing management. These programs are aligned with the needs of our nation.
This conference provided excellent opportunities to all participants to understand the critical challenges and enable them to focus and develop a plan of action to achieve project management excellence.
I hope you enjoy reading about the exciting and enriching experiences at the conference in this issue.
Prof. Karuna Jain
Chair - Academic Advisory Group, PMI India
We are delighted to have hosted the prestigious PMI Research and Academic Conference at NITIE Mumbai. Project management has been a key focus area in the NITIE curriculum and we have also launched a full time post graduate program in Project Management (PGDPM). This conference provided us an opportunity to share and deepen our knowledge of various concepts and practices of project management with faculty from across India and abroad.
I'm also privileged to have been the coordinator of the exclusive Faculty Development Program (FDP) on project management conducted at NITIE, along with the conference. FDP was led by Prof (Ms) Karuna Jain, director, NITIE. I look forward to many more such interactive platforms to bridge the gaps between the academic and corporate worlds.
Prof. Vivekanand B. Khanapuri
Conference Co-chair & Associate Professor, NITIE, Mumbai