Letter from the Managing Director, PMI India
Raj Kalady | Managing Director, PMI India

Dear Practitioners,

Heartiest wishes to you for 2019. Let us hope that in the New Year new opportunities bring us closer to our goals and new experiences enrich our lives.

Stepping into another year means getting ready for another journey around the sun, and this is the right time to define that journey for yourself. Will it be just another calendar year or do you want to add some sparkle to the plot? Many of you would have heard about my experience during a deep-sea diving trip to Hurghada, Egypt, last year and how that has reaffirmed my belief in the interdependence of human beings. If you have not, you can watch it here. I’d urge all of you to challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone this year. Try out new experiences, develop new interests, and discover new skills and talents.

For PMI, this is going to be a grand year since we will be completing 50 years in October 2019. The theme for the golden jubilee celebrations is “Made Possible.” We have planned a series of events to commemorate it and will keep you informed of upcoming celebrations.

At PMI India, we are looking forward to the fifth Research and Academic Conference, which is taking place from 28 February to 2 March 2019. It is being hosted by the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, and co-hosted by the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. Our theme for the conference is “Project Management in the Emerging World of Disruption.” Click here to register.

We have launched a new section in Manage India, called “Star Volunteer Spotlight.” This is a platform to recognize star volunteers from across PMI India chapters. Look out for familiar faces and names in each issue of Manage India.

In a couple of months, the country will start gearing up for general elections. For practitioners of this country, elections are not only a democratic exercise to choose our leaders for the next five years but also a fascinating study in project management. The previous general elections in 2014 were the largest such exercise in the world with 814.5 million eligible voters. With millions of first-time voters being added this year, this election is going to be an even bigger project management test for the country.

Happy New Year, once again.

Warm regards,

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India