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

Dear Practitioner,

In the past two and a half years, we had grown used to communicating, learning, and even networking, through a screen. Connecting in person seemed like a far-fetched dream until recently. But the Project Management Regional Conference (PMRC) 2022, held in Thiruvananthapuram on 21 May, brought us back to what we had missed all this while –rubbing shoulders with colleagues and friends, literally.

We pivoted to a hybrid format with the eighth edition of PMRC, under the theme, ‘Beyond the Finish Line: Towards Sustainability.’ It was an exhilarating experience for the attendees to meet one another and build new rapport and connections. Congratulations to PMI Kerala Chapter for organizing the successful event.

I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Jennifer Tharp, chair of PMI Board of Directors, and sustainability expert, who shared actionable insights into sustainability in project management.

In this edition of Manage South Asia, we are featuring Project Puthri by Avtar Human Capital Trust that won the PMI South Asia Award in 2021 for efforts toward securing sustainable careers for underprivileged young girls through skills training. How to create sustainable impact through projects and programs has been a key focus for PMI, as you have seen in the agenda for PMRC.

In the column, By Invitation, two PMI South Asia Champions have shared their perspectives on how program management can help deliver strategic value for an organization and directly support strategy execution in global organizations.

Do not miss our excerpt of an insightful study conducted by PMI in association with IMA India. The report highlights the best practices that companies must follow to reinvent their business models.

You may have seen the video testimonials on PMI certifications by project leaders that we have been posting on social media. In this edition, we have consolidated the video playlist for your convenience. I encourage you to listen to the leaders and senior practitioners as they talk about the impact that PMI certifications have had in their careers and their organizations. You can also go here for the playlist.

We are introducing a new segment, What’s New at PMI?, that captures new launches such as courses, micro-credentials, and global initiatives and other updates related to the South Asia region. I am sure you will find it useful.

Full-fledged preparations are now under way for the upcoming Project Management South Asia Conference 2022, which will be held on 9 and 10 December in Mumbai. The conference theme is ‘Project Management-Hybrid and Beyond,’ which is highly relevant in today’s context. I am certain you are as eager as I am to reconnect with leaders, peers, and friends from the project management community. Let us bring back the magic of the pre-pandemic days. To register, click here.

Kind regards,

Dr. Srini Srinivasan
Managing Director,
PMI South Asia