The ongoing crisis has made it evident that there is nothing normal about the ‘new normal.’ Uncertainty continues well into 2022. However, we at PMI believe we can turn this uncertainty into an opportunity. Project leaders must seize the moment to learn and build a new work ecosystem to stay agile and resilient.
The much-awaited Project Management South Asia Virtual Conference 2021, held on 10-11 December, offered us a great platform to understand how organizations are navigating uncertainty. Expounding the theme, ‘Embracing the New Normal,’ speakers brought to light ways in which they have addressed business challenges and equipped themselves and their teams with effective response strategies. The talks have left us inspired to embrace change and thrive.
I want to extend my gratitude to all the industry leaders and experts, who have invested their valuable time to share their knowledge and insights with our delegates. I also want to express my sincere appreciation for all the contributions and hard work made by the regional chapters to make this summit a huge success.
Special thanks and congratulations must go to the PMI Bangalore Chapter who produced a great event amidst big challenges. Our sponsors need a special mention here. Without their support, the conference would not have been possible.
In case you have missed the news, PMI South Asia has unveiled Career Connect, a job portal that seeks to bring practitioners in the region in touch with prospective employers. It is a free portal and I would strongly urge you to take advantage of it, whether you are a job seeker or a provider.
As many of you may already know, our Region Mentor Girish Kadam has stepped down from his role at the end of 2021. Girish has been a leading light of our project community, and we at PMI South Asia are in his debt for the inspiration and guidance that he has provided the chapters in the past four years. Please join me in welcoming Prasanna Sampathkumar as the new region mentor; all of us can look forward to working with him.
The past two years have been very challenging for us all, trying to navigate the chaos and complexity posed by the pandemic, at both a professional and personal level. But 2021 has taught us new coping skills and strategies, and brought out the good in many people. Our humanity, fighting spirit, and innovative mindset were on display during this year.
I hope and pray that 2022 brings brighter and happier days, and enables us to bounce back better.I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.
Dr. Srini Srinivasan
PMI South Asia