Project Management.
The key to building a better india

The urgent need for governments to build a project management culture

To help India achieve her growth goals, it is imperative that governments across the country embrace the culture of project management and acknowledge it as a learnable capability that must be institutionalized in order to start getting better results from the public investment in infrastructure. Project Management Institute (PMI) aims to work with the governments to help build this culture and thereby achieve the nation's growth vision.

Initiatives with Government

MoUs with Government

  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
    The Project Management Institute (PMI) India and Indian Academy of Highway Engineers (IAHE) signed a MoU in the presence of Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon'ble Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, with an objective to enhance knowledge and project management skills of engineers and project managers which would be critical in the successful delivery of the road transport and highways related infrastructure projects.

    Under this initiative 5-day training programs aligned to A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition for Government officials from different states viz. Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Assam, Bihar, etc. are being conducted at the Academy.
  • Government of Madhya Pradesh
    Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, under the aegis of Chief Secretary signed a MoU with PMI India in order to promote the discipline of project management across all state projects and also to accomplish expected results within budget, on-time & quality - aligned with the Central government goals and objectives.

    Key Components/ Activities of the Framework include:
    • Establishment of a Central Project Monitoring Group (PMG) and Project Management Offices at various levels of Project Monitoring.
    • Develop Project Management Tools and Processes (Project Implementation Manuals).
    • Awareness and Capacity Building (Include Training and Case Studies) in the sector of Project Management
  • Around 1630 MP Govt. officials are currently being trained which include Chief Engineers, Project Managers, Engineers, etc.
  • PMI is working with the State Governments of Gujarat, Telangana, Rajasthan, Kerala etc. with a view to institutionalize Project Management practice and discipline across all the state projects. Take for instance, the example of Gujarat Informatics Limited (GIL) which has built project management capability of its professionals on PMI Global Standards.

Successful programs

  • Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India (GOI)
    Recently, PMI in association with STQC, developed Project Management Frameworks for e-Governance Projects under Digital India Program. The Standard has already been exposed for public review and will soon be released by MeitY. This Standard will be recommended by the Ministry for use in all e-Governance projects pan India, including projects under both Central and State Govt. Departments.
  • Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT)
    DoPT acknowledged the value and importance of project management. Accordingly, they have advised the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) to take up this important subject with the PSUs both at the Central and State level. The objective is to incorporate project management training during the induction and in-service training programs imparted to the officials.
  • Department of Public Enterprises (DPE)
    DPE has made training on project management a part of performance indicator for the PSEs in the MoUs that they sign with them every year.
  • Working with National Institute for Smart Government (NISG)
    In order to promote the culture of Project Management in e-Governance projects in India, PMI joined hands with National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) to execute the National e-Governance Programme (NeGP). Under this initiative, PMI partnered with NISG to design and develop a customised training content / courseware for project officials working on e-Governance projects in various Central and State / UT departments across the country.
    NISG is presently a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)
  • Working with Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Govt. of India
    PMI and MoSPI successfully organized a delegation of senior PSU practitioners to China and USA with an objective to provide them first hand exposure to the best project management practices adopted by leading State Owned Enterprises of respective countries. A Study was also conducted to highlight the major reasons for the time and cost overruns across major sectors in infrastructure projects. PMI is also currently working with MoSPI on a Study on "Revamping Project Management- Preventable Causes and Corrective Recommendations". The overall objective would be to gauge the progress of projects, do the gap analysis and also bring out the successful practices and core issues in implementing large infrastructure initiatives of the Government.
  • Working with Key Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs)
    PMI has been working closely with key PSEs including Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), among others, to inculcate project management culture within the functioning of these key organisations.
  • PMBOK® Guide in Hindi
    In order to expand its reach and build project management capacities at grassroots level of implementation, PMI translated its Global Standard for project management - A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) into Hindi.

Certified Success

Get your Project & Program Managers Certified and See Successful Results

  • Government agencies are increasingly acknowledging the role of a project and program manager in their daily functioning. The most successful programs today are doing away with the accidental project/program managers and are instead focusing on having experienced, well trained and certified project/ program

    PMI offers a comprehensive certification program for project practitioners of all education and skill including the benchmark Project Management Professional (PMP)® which is accredited by the American National Standards (ANSI) against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024. The certifications offered by PMI are as follows:
    • Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.
    • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® is a valuable entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with little or no project experience, the CAPM® demonstrates your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management.
    • Program Management Professional (PgMP)® is a credential that recognizes the advanced experience and skill of program managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PgMP® demonstrates your proven competency to oversee multiple, related projects and their resources to achieve strategic business goals.
    • Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® is a credential that recognizes the advanced experience and skill of portfolio managers. The PfMP® demonstrates your proven ability in the coordinated management of one or more portfolios to achieve organizational objectives.
    • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® has been created for those who believe in and apply agile principles and practices on projects. It's the only agile certification that requires a combination of training, experience and an exam. It also bridges agile approaches such as SCRUM, XP, LEAN and Kanban.
    • PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMISM PBA) is a certification that highlights a persons expertise in business analysis. It spotlights a persons ability to work effectively with stakeholders to define their business requirements, shape the output of projects and drive successful business outcomes.
    • PMI Risk Management Professional (PMIRMP)® is a solution to project management's increasing growth, complexity and diversity. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMI-RMP® fills the need for a specialist role in project risk management.
    • PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® is a solution to project management's increasing growth, complexity and diversity. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMI-SP® fills the need for a specialist role in project scheduling.

PMI Standards

Project & Program Management for Government Success

  • Accountability and transparency have become increasingly important to the Indian Government, and executing bodies are being asked to bring down cost and complete projects on time while making projects more efficient. Standardizing your project and program management practices is the key to completing them on time and within budget, and the Project Management Institute (PMI) library of standards gives the knowledge and frameworks to accomplish this.

    PMI's standards create the framework for developing successful program management methodologies that support specific agency, department, legislative or program requirements. PMI has the most widely recognized standards in the profession with more than 4 million copies of its landmark standard, A Guide to the Pr oject Managemen t Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)®.

For more details on how we can connect and work together, please get in touch with us.

PMI India
Government Relations,
Suite Hibiscus, Level-5, Paharpur Business Centre, 21, Nehru Place, New Delhi-110019, India
011 - 2620 7525 | rohan.sarin@pmi.org