Letter from the editorial desk, PMI India
PMI Editorial Team

Dear Reader,

We organized our fifth regional conference in Thiruvananthapuram on 27 April. It was a showcase of project management capabilities of the country and a platform that brought the community together to examine the changing role of the project manager. Several keynote addresses focused on skill development to prepare project managers for the future, tying the discussion to the theme of the conference – Transformation Made Possible by a Project Manager. There were seven keynotes by experts from different industries, besides workshops on agile project management and skill development, and an inspirational talk by a social activist. Over 300 delegates from across the country attended the full-day conference. Look out for a special issue on the conference in a few weeks.

The biennial PMI Research and Academic Conference also had its fifth edition this time. The three-day conference was hosted by the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode and co-hosted by the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala, Trivandrum. The theme of the conference was “Project Management in the Emerging World of Disruption.”

Preparations are underway in full swing for the Project Management National Conference 2019 in Hyderabad to be held from 20-21 September. The theme for the annual conference is Adapt. Transform. Accelerate. Made Possible by a Project Manager. We have exciting promotions and contests leading up to the conference in which you can take part. This year we have received the highest number of nominations so far for the annual PMI India Awards that will be presented at the conference.

As you know, we are marking 50 years of PMI this year. Throughout the year, we are celebrating this milestone by putting the spotlight back on the project manager. This is a time for PMI members, credential holders, volunteers, and everyone associated with the profession to reflect on the accomplishments and think of ways to take the good work forward. Get in touch with your chapter to find out how you can take part in it.

We are excited to bring to you PM Edge, a content repository to help young project professionals gain a foundational understanding of project management. If you are just starting out a career in project management, make PM Edge your destination for all things project management – build your knowledge through articles, videos, and podcasts, use flash cards to understand key concepts, or take short quizzes.

In this issue of Manage India, we bring to you insights from our latest Pulse of the profession® report. The 2019 report recommends that project leaders bolster their Project Management Technology Quotient (PMTQ), a capability that is critical for their future readiness. Read our cover story to understand PMTQ and what project leaders from India recommend for organizations and project managers.

Enjoy reading.

Kind regards,
PMI Editorial Team