Every year PMI Mumbai Chapter organizes PM Conclave to provide the
community a forum to connect, share, and enrich themselves. The theme
for PM Conclave 2015, held on 8-9 January, was 'Stakeholder Management -
Key to Project Success'.
Stakeholder management has been introduced as a new knowledge area in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition.
The chapter through its PMO, Mr. Sreegith Nair, vice president,
professional development, PMI Mumbai Chapter, took the lead to spread
best practices around stakeholder management through this two-day event.
There were three keynote sessions each on both the days. The speakers
were Ms. Nidhi Chaitanya, Chinmaya Mission; Mr. Deepak Chhibba, Mahindra
Institute of Quality; Mr. L. Subramanian, project consultant on cloud
computing; Mr. Radhakrishna Pillai, writer, Corporate Chanakya; Mr. A.
Ravi, ONGC; and Mr. Ramanand Garimella, Tata Consultancy Services.
Eighteen experts spoke on various aspects of stakeholder management
across three separate tracks. These were followed by a panel discussion
comprising Mr. Rakesh Gupta, advisor, PMI Mumbai Chapter; Mr. Partha
Ghosh, Kalyani Group of Industries; Professor V. Seshadri, Mukesh Patel
School of Technology Management and Engineering, Mumbai; and Professor
Vilas Chaudhary, Head - Operations, SIES College of Management Studies;
and moderated by Mr. D. Y. Pathak, Vice President - Governance, PMI
Finalists of Ideate 5.0, a student managed national level competition on
project management, also got an opportunity to showcase their
Mr. Tejas Sura, former regional mentor, was felicitated jointly by PMI
Pune Chapter, PMI North India Chapter, and PMI Mumbai Chapter for his
contributions to the community.
In all, over 250 delegates participated in the event. The master of ceremony was Mr. Jacob Zachariah.
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