Letter from the Managing Director, PMI India
Raj Kalady

Dear Practitioners,

I’m delighted to present to you Manage India in its new avatar. Change is always exciting; it is about embracing new ideas and experiences, shaking off inertia, and moving in a different direction. I hope you enjoy the new, enhanced features in Manage India. It is now handheld-compatible and social-media-integrated. I urge you to read, share, and comment on Manage India articles. Look out for new columns in the next few issues.

PMI India’s ninth Project Management National Conference to be held on 16-17 September 2017 in Chennai is a few weeks away and we are all prepared for two days of learning, sharing, and networking. Chapter volunteers have worked hard to put together a program schedule that aims to not only enhance the knowledge of our delegates but also provide them life-enriching moments. If you have not registered yet, click here to be part of the biggest professional development event for the project management community in the region.

We kicked off this year’s edition of the PMI India and The Economic Times CEO Round Table series on 8 August in Mumbai. It was the first in the three-part, multi-city series of discussions around the theme – India@75: Opportunities and Challenges.

It was a highly engaging discussion with CEOs from a wide range of industries – infrastructure, telecom, real estate, finance, manufacturing, and consumer packaged goods. The entire event coverage will be published in The Economic Times and aired on ET Now in the month of August. It will also be available on the PMI India YouTube channel later for viewing.

The seventh edition of the Champion-designate ceremony took place in Kochi on 17-18 June. I’m extremely proud to see the way this home-grown program has expanded over the past few years. The new Champions represent industries such as IT, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, and media and information. We now have 122 Champions advocating project management in their organizations.

PMI has made the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® examination more accessible and convenient. You can now schedule an online proctored exam at a time and place of your convenience. Click here to know more.

We will be launching the sixth edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of= Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) in September. You can pre-order your copy at the PMI® Store.

We will be releasing its Hindi version during the national conference. Members will be able to download their free copy from the PMI® Store on our website.

The other resource available for pre-order is The Agile Practice Guide. A joint effort by PMI and the Agile Alliance, the guide provides practitioners a deep understanding of the applications of agile project management. Click here to know more about it.

Our cover story this time is on the theme of the Project Management National Conference 2017, Project Management — Powering India's Global Leadership. We are presenting to you a quick roundup of India’s strengths across industries and insights from our very own PMI India community leaders.

We would also like to hear your thoughts on India’s global leadership. Join the PMI India social media community and tell us what you think. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to meet and discuss with fellow practitioners at the conference in September.