PMI India Conference 2011 will be held at The LaLiT Ashok, Bangalore from 8-10 Sep 2011.
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PMI Awards

Honoring Exceptional Achievements

A highlight of the three-day event was the awards ceremony held on 14 November. PMI India honored the achievements of three organizations in project management. The newly instituted PMI India Project Management Awards Program will annually recognize individuals, groups and organizations for the effective application of project management principles and techniques.

The Best Project of the Year - 2009 award went to Reliance Industries Limited for the KG D6 Deepwater (D1/D3) Gas Field Development Project. This first deepwater development project in India successfully implemented high technology, which is on par with the highest benchmarks in the world. Senior Vice President (Development Projects), Petroleum E&P Naresh Narang, and Vice President (Projects & Development), Petroleum E&P K. Sudarsana Rao jointly received the award.

Best Project of the Year Award - 2009 runner-up went to the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) for its Nationwide Network (N cubed - N3) project. As an endeavor to enhance trading experience and to provide value-added services to members, NSE embarked upon a project to deploy a robust and secure private IP network. Senior Manager-PMO Sudhir Sawant and Project Manager, N-Cubed Nitin Gupte received the award.

Jury Award for the Contribution to Community - 2009 went to the Indo-German Watershed Development Programme (IGWDP), Rajasthan Regional Office, NABARD. IGWDP received this honor for sustained performance by applying project management principles to the pro bono service that has improved the livelihood of the rural poor. Chief General Manager, Rajasthan Regional Office, NABARD, K. Muralidhar Rao and Assistant General Manager, Program Development Unit, IGWDP, NABARD, B. K. Singhal received the award.

Vice Chairman & CEO, Zensar Technologies Ganesh Natrajan presented the awards. Managing Director, PMI India Raj Kalady said, "The PMI India Project Management Awards Program recognizes excellence in project management across a broad array of categories for organizations, individuals and community advancement. PMI's commitment to honoring exceptional achievement is demonstrated through these awards, which recognize those who set the highest standards of performance in the field of project management. Winning this award is a testament to the value the profession brings to the industry and to the growing Indian economy."

PMI Distinguished Project Award (L&T) was presented to Larsen & Toubro Limited for the Booster Compressor Platform Project (BCP-B2) located off the coast of Mumbai commissioned by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). This award recognizes and honors successful projects that have promoted project management concepts, techniques, practices or theories through the effective application of project management principles.

The BCP-B2 project is an offshore natural gas compression platform located in the Bassein Gas field with contract value of US$283 million and an aggressive schedule of 26 months. It is the seventh in a series of gas treatment and compression facilities delivered by L&T, providing oil companies worldwide with the capability for gas-flaring reduction, energy conservation and gas-reinjection projects. L&T demonstrated excellent project management skills by completing the project three days ahead of schedule with a 20 percent savings on budgeted cost. This project was designated as a model project for its excellence in teamwork, planning and effective project management skills deployed by L&T.

Project Management Institute Honors PMI Mumbai Chapter with Component of the Year Award
The Mumbai Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) was recognized with the PMI Component Award for Component of the Year, Category II, for contributions to its community, project management and PMI.

The PMI Mumbai Chapter, chartered in March 2001, has over 800 members. The chapter received this prestigious award for their carefully drawn election program, exhibiting the high standards they expect and receive from all of their elected officials and members. The chapter developed brochures and an informative Web site, helping them to achieve major improvements in member services. Their variety of local outreach meetings and comprehensive PMP calendar of events helps this Chapter to enrich the lives of everyone interested in project management.

"The PMI Awards Program recognizes excellence in project management across a broad array of categories for organizations, individuals, community advancement and our chapters and their volunteers," said Gregory Balestrero, president and CEO of PMI. "Winning this award is a testament to the value project management brings to our varied stakeholders."

The Component Award for Component of the Year Award was presented on 13 November at the Project Management Conference in Hyderabad, India.

PMI Honors Upendra Giri with the Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award
First Indian to be honored with the award.
New Delhi, 15th October, 09: Mr. Upendra Giri, Founder | CEO, AstroWix Corporation has been awarded with the Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award from the Project Management Institute, USA. This award is in recognition for his outstanding contributions to the practice of the project management profession and his demonstration of leadership and his initiatives to advance project management concepts, techniques, practice and theories.

This award comes as an inspiration to all the young professionals in the country and a standing ovation to Mr Giri's dedication and commitment towards the discipline of project management. Mr. Giri has been a role model for many professionals around the world and this award establishes him as an icon with relentless and dauntless passion for the project management profession.

On receipt of the award Mr. Giri said "It is indeed an honor to be awarded the Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award. I am very happy to be the first Indian and the youngest professional till date to be honored with this award."

The PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award was presented on 10 October during the PMI Awards Ceremony at PMI® Global Congress 2009-North America in Orlando, Fla.

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