Letter from the Managing Director, PMI South Asia
Srini Srinivasan | Managing Director, South Asia

Dear Practitioner,

In the past year and a half, we have come face to face with a reality that we can no longer ignore. And that is the need to embrace change. One important area of change is to realign our professional skills to the changing needs of the market. There is a need for more of us to have holistic ‘changemaker’ skills, in order to be future-ready.

We are partnering with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to create skill enhancement programs for employees of CII member organizations in manufacturing, core engineering, and allied industries. Our cover story this time focuses on the need for a skills reset for professionals in these industries.

We are extending project management skills training to defense personnel through our partnership with the Naval Maritime Academy (NAMAC), a premier maritime training institute in India. NAMAC is now a PMI Authorized Training Partner that will offer project management training to serving and retired defense personnel. Do read our interview and article on how project management opens up new career paths for defense personnel transitioning to the civilian world.

Have you got your copy of A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Seventh Edition yet? If not, you can download or buy the e-book now.

I’m excited about the newly launched Citizen Developer™ Practitioner course and the Citizen Developer™ Partner Program. Professionals can learn the tools and methodologies needed to create effective and scalable applications using low-code and no-code platforms through these courses.

The annual Project Management South Asia Conference 2021 will be held on 10-11 December. Watch out for more details and announcements in the coming weeks.

Kind regards,

Dr. Srini Srinivasan
Managing Director,
PMI South Asia