PMI Bangalore India Chapter Organizes its Second Project Management Symposium for Engineering & Construction (E & C) Industry in Bengaluru

Photo Caption: Vijay K Paul, President PMI Bangalore India Chapter;  Asaithambi Manickam, Managing Director, L&W Construction; Raj Kalady, Managing Director PMI India; Gerald O'Regan, MEP Manager, Modular Division, KEF Infra and Dr. K N  Satyanarayana, Director - IIT Tirupathi at PMI Project Management Symposium for Engineering & Construction (E & C) Industry in Bengaluru today.

PMI Bangalore India Chapter Organizes its Second Project Management Symposium for Engineering & Construction (E & C) Industry in Bengaluru

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.”  

Some important key points discussed during the conference –

Ø  Preparing for the Emerging Environment – PM for Tomorrow
Ø  Addressing Issues of Coordination in Design & Construction Work
Ø  Design & Execution of the World’s FIRST Sub Surface Automation in Cricket Outfield – Case Study
Ø  Transformational Initiatives for Project Management Excellence
Ø  Human Resource Issues in Indian Construction Projects

The conference showcased renowned speakers from engineering and construction domains sharing their insights and experiences on emerging trends and how project management is indispensable for E&C projects. Some of the keynote speakers of the conference included Dr. K N Satyanarayana, Director, IIT Tirupati; Mr.  A N Prakash, Director A N Prakash Construction PM Consultants; Mr. Ajith Alexander, MD Xisys Technologies; MR. Anil Kumar, MD Great Sports Infra; Mr. Arunjot Singh Bhalla, MD – India, RSP Design Consultants; Mr. Prabhakar Jadhav, Advisor, Ashoka Foundation for Housing for All, Mr. Alcide Coelho, Senior VP TATA Housing.

Mr. T V Sesha Sai Chair of E&C and Vice President on the Board of Chapter earlier welcomed the delegates & guests and briefed them about the activities organized by the Forum for advocacy of Project Management knowledge in this critical sector.

About PMI Bangalore India Chapter:

PMI Bangalore India Chapter (PMIBC) is an accredited chapter of PMI established in 1998 to serve the project management community in Karnataka through dynamic advocacy of standards and practices to advance professional development.

PMI Bangalore India Chapter’s Engineering & Construction Forum (PMIBC E&C Forum) is a focused interest group that aims to bring about advancements in the Engineering & Construction industry through advocacy of project management standards and best practices. This forum, one of its kind in India, provides a platform for the professionals to benefit not only from the immense knowledge base that PMI offers, but also by providing opportunities to network, collaborate and share best practices in the E&C industry.
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About PMI:

PMI is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.