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

Dear Practitioners,

What standards work best in measuring project excellence in uncertain times? It is a question that faced our awards selection committee while judging the PMI South Asia Awards 2022. The projects executed during the COVID-19 pandemic faced added complexity and ambiguity. There was a greater need for project teams to think ‘out of the box’ and go beyond traditional practices to tackle unprecedented issues.

It gives me great pleasure to feature two of our award-winning projects in this edition. These two outstanding projects were honored for their creative approaches to project management at the Project Management South Asia Conference in December 2022 in Mumbai.

The Project of the Year (medium) winner, Medical Oxygen Plant by Tata Advanced Systems Ltd., illustrates how new approaches were needed to procure resources, manage stakeholders, communicate effectively and monitor and deliver the project during pandemic-related movement restrictions.

The Project of the Year (small) winner, Engine Management System Development by Bosch Global Software Technologies, exemplifies how effective coordination helped teams operating from Germany, Korea, India and Vietnam to unify goals and optimize project deliveries during the pandemic.

Also, read about our recently released reports: “Global Project Management Job Trends 2023” and “The State of Women in Project Management 2023.” Among the key takeaways to note from the first report is that India’s IT sector is expected to drive project activity and create an estimated 300,000 new jobs in 2023. The latter reinforces the need to bring more women into project. Only 15% of project managers are women in South Asia, while 84% are men.

The wait is finally over! The eagerly awaited Project Management Regional Conference 2023 will take place on 3 June in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Register now.

Kind regards,

Dr. Srini Srinivasan
Managing Director,
PMI South Asia