Objectives - Provide a platform for delegates to derive value from the knowledge of experts, discuss challenges, get personalized professional advice and guidance on themes such as career development, project management best practices, and agile development practices.
These sessions were open to early bird registrations and ran during breakout sessions. These were sell-out sessions with 15 senior mentors offering their time.
Objective - Platform for organizations to share project management best practices with cross domain experts, get access to support on process improvement, and understand project practices used in other domains with used cases as reference.
Organizations that took part - Wartsila, Burns & McDonnel, and Deloitte
Objectives: Build awareness about agile approaches to project management methodology, provide mentoring and share various tools and techniques, enhance delegate experience, and provide them an opportunity to have fun through games.
It received a steady flow of visitors who took part in games and learned about concepts such as Kanban, retrospection, and agile scaling frameworks.
CHAMPION PROGRAM STALL
Objectives: Spread awareness and visibility of volunteering opportunities with PMI India Champions Program, share the vision and mission of the initiative, and Champion activities.
A steady footfall of delegates in the stall from various industries.
ONGC DELEGATES’ DINNER RECEPTION
Around 75 of its employees had registered for the National Conference this year.As an organization with the highest number of registration, delegates from ONGC received an exclusive reception from PMI.
Objectives - Understand the organization’s concerns, challenges, and advice on the way forward; encourage the organization to maintain their credentials and sensitize other officials to take up PMP certification and PMI’s membership; and introduce PMI India’s Champion program. Over 50 ONGC delegates attended the reception in which Craig Killough, head, PMI Organization Markets, addressed them, followed by an interactive session.
PMI MEMBERSHIP KIOSK
Objective: Spread awareness about PMI membership and its benefits to delegates, and a one-time special offer extended to delegates during the conference days.
Good response from delegates, including a few sign-ups.
Objectives – Create awareness of the work undertaken by the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) and reach out to those interested in volunteering.
Several institutes came forward to take part in PMIEF and promoting project management in their organization.