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

Dear Practitioner,

In today’s fast-pivoting world of project management, it is no longer acceptable or satisfactory to just deliver projects on time and within budget. Project managers need to inculcate attributes, such as collaboration, resilience, business agility skills, and mission-critical knowledge, to see and achieve beyond the obvious.

To help steer an organization in an uncertain future, leaders need a perpetual transformation mindset. The pressing need of the moment is to focus on new ways of business thinking, cultural change and cross-functionality.

We explored the theme, “Project Management— Hybrid and Beyond,” at the 14th Project Management South Asia Conference 2022 on 9 and 10 December in Mumbai. This year, we were delighted to be able to return to the physical setting—the warmth and camaraderie of face-to-face meetings were palpable. I’m sure delegates made use of the opportunity to build business relationships and connections at a deeper level.

I want to express my sincere gratitude to the industry leaders and project practitioners who shared their knowledge and insights with our delegates. Special thanks to the all-women crew of Project Navika Sagar Parikrama, who have defied all gender stereotypes and are an inspiration to the nation.

I deeply appreciate PMI Mumbai Chapter’s relentless effort and dedication to make the conference a huge success. Congratulations!

In this special edition of Manage South Asia, besides conference coverage, you will find a report on our recently released Pulse of the Profession® 2023 report. Learn about the power skills that help professionals redefine success.

Also look out for a feature on the “Top 10 Most Influential Projects” in South Asia. I hope you gain valuable insights from these breakthrough projects that are shaping the world for the better.

My sincere thanks to all the speakers, sponsors, delegates, chapter leaders, volunteers and practitioners for your support. I look forward to seeing you at the Project Management South Asia Conference 2023 in Chennai.

I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Kind regards,

Dr. Srini Srinivasan
Managing Director,
PMI South Asia