PMI Bangalore India Chapter Organizes its Second Project Management Symposium for Engineering

Bengaluru, March 10, 2017: PMI Bangalore India Chapter, largest chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) in India, organized its second Project Management Symposium for Engineering and Construction industry. PMI is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession.

The conference highlighted the pressing need for advancing the knowledge, skills and competency among the project management professionals in the construction industry as the government is banking on infrastructure sector as one of the key pillars of India’s growth story. The symposium also emphasized that the core issues affecting successful completion of projects need to be identified and actionable initiatives undertaken in improving project management effectiveness in short as well as long term. 

Chief Guest for the Symposium, Mr Raj Kalady Managing Director, PMI India, in his Inaugural Speech stated that -

“All change in an organization happens through projects and programs. When a project and program management mindset is embedded in an organization’s DNA, performance improves and competitive advantage accelerates. We need to strengthen the conversation around the importance of project management and the issues essential to improving project and business results—the right skill set, the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), and executive sponsors. Project management processes are truly critical to bridge the chasm between high level strategic vision and successful outcomes. However, it would be startling to know that in India, organizations waste an average of 7.3% (INR 7.3 lakhs for every INR 1 crore spent on projects or programs) due to poor project performance as per PMI’s Pulse of the Profession report 2017. Hence, I strongly think that this symposium organized by PMI Bangalore India Chapter could not have come at a better time than now.” 

Highlighting the objectives of the Symposium, President of PMI Bangalore India Chapter, Mr. Vijay Paul, said -  “E&C Industry is going through significant changes & evolution with path breaking changes in the legal framework and industry status recognition.  These changes are likely to have a phenomenal impact on how programs and projects would be conceived and executed. End customers shall expect greater transparency.  In all, global competition would drive survival of the best organizations. Keeping that perspective the theme of the symposium for the current year is “Building a Better Tomorrow – Leveraging Project Management.”   

Someimportant key points discussed during the conference – 

Preparingfor the Emerging Environment – PM for Tomorrow

AddressingIssues of Coordination in Design & Construction Work

Design& Execution of the World’s FIRST Sub Surface Automation in Cricket Outfield– Case Study

TransformationalInitiatives for Project Management Excellence

HumanResource Issues in Indian Construction Projects 

Theconference showcased renowned speakers from engineering and constructiondomains sharing their insights and experiences on emerging trends and howproject management is indispensable for E&C projects. Some of the keynotespeakers of the conference included Dr. K N Satyanarayana, Director, IITTirupati; Mr.  A N Prakash, Director A N Prakash Construction PMConsultants; Mr. Ajith Alexander, MD Xisys Technologies; MR. Anil Kumar, MDGreat Sports Infra; Mr. Arunjot Singh Bhalla, MD – India, RSP DesignConsultants; Mr. Prabhakar Jadhav, Advisor, Ashoka Foundation for Housing forAll, Mr. Alcide Coelho, Senior VP TATA Housing. 

Mr. T V SeshaSai Chair of E&C and Vice President on the Board of Chapter earlierwelcomed the delegates & guests and briefed them about the activitiesorganized by the Forum for advocacy of Project Management knowledge in thiscritical sector.

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