Bengaluru, India (PressExposure) September 30, 2011 -- Dr. APJ Kalam today officially inaugurated the Project Management National Conference 2011, hosted by Project Management Institute (PMI) in Bengaluru. The conference, held from 8th-10th September, seeks to provide a common networking platform for thousands of professionals across all industries to participate actively in nation building and saw the launch of the first ever Hindi version of PMI's largest publication A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Held under the theme, "Architecting Project Management for nation building", the conference focuses on the role of Project Management within an organization and also demonstrates how to drive innovation, improve bottom-line performance and develop competitive advantage. The launch of the new Hindi guide showcases PMI's commitment to the Indian Project Management community and endeavors to cater to the growing needs and demands of the Public Sector and other agencies. The PMBOK® Guide has become the foremost global standard for the practice of project management guidelines, and enables practitioners and organizations to achieve professional excellence.
The three-day event has an illustrious panel of speakers in attendance. Mr. Sam Pitroda, advisor to the prime minister on public information, infrastructure and innovations, Mr. Radhakrishnan Pillai, Author of Corporate Chanakya, will add depth to the discussions on how project management can lead the country on this growth path and Mr. Narayana Murthy, former Chairman of the Board and Chief Mentor, Infosys will deliver the valedictory address. Mr. Mark Langley, President and CEO, PMI Worldwide, Mr. Ricardo Triana, Director, PMI Board Member 2011 and Mr. Sanjay Manchanda, Director & Group Head, Information Worker Division, Microsoft India, comprise the keynote panel.
Running in tandem with this year's conference is the additional track on, 'Project Management in e-Governance'. A white paper highlighting the role of e-governance projects and detailing the way forward will be releases at the conference by National Institute for Smart Governance (NISG) in conjunction with PMI. If India has to achieve the steep growth curve envisioned in the current Five-Year-Plan, the investment into projects has to bear better returns.
Commenting on the event, Mr. Langley said: "This conference endeavors to showcase various facets of project management through the experience of leading professionals in the Indian industry alongside a thorough understanding of the profession. This three-day professional development event is intended to highlight the role of project management in transforming business, academia and society. The conference is as the perfect forum to link project management practitioners in the corporate sector, academia and government, enabling all to come together and share and increase knowledge and renew acquaintances."
There is tremendous scope in how the project management community can contribute toward the country's development. Bangalore, the host for this year's conference, is truly the home for project management in India. India's technology capital with its highly successful home-grown companies and multinationals has led the adoption of project management in India. The early project management success stories of these companies have inspired others, thereby helping to build the momentum today.
The discussions, knowledge-sharing, and networking at the conference will offer insights and the way forward towards building a stronger nation in terms of infrastructure and also highlight the importance of project management in nation building.