GYAN LAHARI 2018
PMI PEARL CITY, HYDERABAD CHAPTER

The chapter hosted its flagship annual event, Gyan Lahari Project Management Conference, on 14 July 2018 at the Park Hyatt Hotel. Over 350 delegates from public and private enterprises attended this event themed, “Project Management: What’s Next? Vision for the Future.”

Twelve eminent speakers from across the industry and academia spoke on emerging trends in project management. The delegates found multiple avenues to forge new relationships among peers in the community and update themselves about the latest tools and solutions from exhibitors.

V. Laxmikanth, managing director, Broadridge Financial Solutions, inaugurated the conference by lighting a traditional lamp. He also delivered a keynote address on “Agile Transformation — Challenges and Next Steps.”

Also present at the inauguration was Ramam Atmakuri, PMP, founder and past president of PMI Pearl City, Hyderabad Chapter.

The keynote speakers delved into the role of project management at a time of rapid technology changes. They explored emerging trends in project management and the key challenges, solutions, success stories, and learnings for project management in today’s disruptive era. Some of the topics covered were agile project management, data sciences driving the industry, and the need to adapt to change

B. Janardhan Reddy, IAS, commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, spoke about the importance and relevance of project management in public administration projects. He also stressed upon the need for the involvement of citizens in the success of these projects.

Pradip Kumar Pandey, director - engineering, Global Engineering Center (India), UTC Aerospace Systems, spoke on “Paradigm Shifts in the Aerospace Industry.”

Ramesh Loganathan, professor, co-innovation, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, and chief innovation officer, Telangana State Innovation Cell, spoke about entrepreneurship and innovation in the digital era.

The conference was also an occasion to felicitate members who have been part of the chapter for 10 years or more. These long-standing members received mementos from Ramam Atmakuri, PMP, founder and past president of the chapter, who spoke about the chapter’s journey and highlighted its key achievements.

Academy Events

In continuation of its Student Leadership Competency Building initiative, the chapter collaborated with Woxsen School for Business to deliver a project management program aligned to PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition.

Mohit Raj Mathur, PMP, senior facilitator from the chapter, conducted the course from 28 June to 11 July 2018 for 100 students of the institute. The key intent of the course is to build project management competency in students who are pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.

(Chapter news contributors: Harikuttan K, Jayakishore S R, PMP, Komal Mathur, PMP and Akhila Gowri Shankar, PMP)