Letter from Managing Director, PMI India   |   Download a PDF version     

Dear Community Members,

We have just delivered an outstanding and memorable Project Management National Conference 2016. Appreciation for organizing such an impressive conference has been outpouring from all corners of the PMI community and ecosystems.

This year, we were fortunate to have got the support from almost 100 volunteers from both PMI Mumbai Chapter and PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter, and students from our academic outreach program. We employed every possible project management best practice such as adopting of kommbox for tracking tasks, establishing various cross functional teams/ tracks, assignment of appropriate people for critical roles, risk management, and communication management. Crossfunctional teams worked cohesively and accomplished all conference deliverables. We emphasized on quality assurance, delegate experience, and sponsor relationship so that the important stakeholders receive adequate attention.

The organizing committee worked for almost a year and met almost every week to plan meticulously and execute the plan to perfection. Volunteers from Pune travelled to Mumbai several times over the weekends for face-to-face discussions and to perform dry runs.

This year our strategy for the conference was to ensure that the overall configuration of the conference deliverables was attractive and engaging for delegates and others in the ecosystem.

The theme of the conference, 'Project Management Indispensable for Vision India' was received very well by our keynote speakers and invited speakers, and their messages and takeaways were aligned with the theme.

The mentoring forum was a success as senior community members interacted one-on-one with delegates.

The PM Forum and Agile Corner were new features that received excellent feedback from the delegates. PM Forum has shown potential to become a huge lever for PMI India and the chapters for their corporate outreach program. At the Agile Corner, delegates stopped by to play games and learn some of the best practices and methods from agile approaches to project management.

Overall, every delegate carried with him/her rich experiences from the conference. For the organizing committee, we got the immense satisfaction of having delivered another successful conference. Another feather in the cap!

We wish all the best to the next Project Management National Conference 2017 hosting team, PMI Chennai Chapter and PMI Trivandrum-Kerala Chapter.

Looking forward to another successful year ahead and hoping to meet you at the next national conference.

Yours sincerely,

The Project Management National Conference 2016 Leadership Team
D.Y. Pathak, chairman
Girish Kadam, co-chairman
Ashfaq Ahmed, director
Rajarama Rao Bannengala, co-director
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