Letter from the Managing Director, PMI India
Srini Srinivasan | Managing Director, PMI India

Dear Practitioners,

I’m delighted to connect with you through Manage India. Over the past few months, I’ve interacted with several of you and I’m sure there will be many opportunities to meet more members of the community in the near future.

Starting with the Project Management National Conference in Hyderabad last September, I’ve attended a number of events conducted by PMI India in collaboration with PMI India chapters across the country so far. I’m truly amazed at the level of commitment and passion of PMI members toward project management. Such an engaged community is truly an asset for the organization, and I hope to see that engagement grow in the coming months.

We operate in a project economy where regardless of the industry, nature of business, or scale of operation, organizations are transforming themselves to adapt to the digital way of doing business. As a practitioner, you can be deployed in a project in any function or business unit in your organization based on your skills and capabilities. Hence, developing the right skillset is extremely critical. I believe herein lies a great opportunity for PMI to facilitate learning and career development, and thus enable its members to achieve their career goals.

We have seen how digital technologies have changed our way of life and work. As a project manager, you would have seen how job roles and an organization’s expectations from its people have changed. To win in this environment is to have an agile mindset, or in other words, to be open to change, and thus stay relevant.

We believe that the future of work will increasingly involve having what we call the Project Management Technology Quotient (PMTQ). PMTQ is a person’s ability to adapt, manage, and integrate technology based on the needs of the organization or the project at hand. Going forward, there will be a greater demand for talent with PMTQ.

I invite practitioners to make skill development a part of their career roadmap. It means improving their PMTQ and aligning themselves to PMI’s Talent Triangle, which says the right skillset is a combination of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management expertise.

Make 2020 about learning and growth. Here’s wishing you success and happiness in 2020.

Kind regards,

Srini Srinivasan
Managing Director, PMI India