Project Management: "A Cornerstone to Nation Building"

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Mumbai Meeting Gathers Business and PMI Leaders

India is a fast-growing and fast-changing nation, with an increasing need for project management. PMI is growing fast in India as well, with seven very active, maturing chapters.

In September, PMI Chair Linda Vella, PMP, CEO Gregory Balestrero and other PMI staff met with government and association officials in New Delhi to introduce PMI. Following that meeting, Mr. Balestrero attended a meeting of Team India, the informal coalition of PMI chapter leaders in the country, in Mumbai. This included a get-together with business executives. The purpose of that meeting was to discuss how PMI can help these executives with their project management challenges, and for PMI to learn the challenges faced by businesses in India.

Attending the meeting were representatives of Satyam Computer Services, Infosys Technologies Ltd., Reliance, ABN Amro, Affinity, i2M, KPIT Cummins, Indian Institute of Technology and Welingkar Institute of Management. Most of the participants were from the information technology sector.

Mr. Balestrero presented an overview of project management and current global organizational challenges, and explained how project management is addressing those challenges.

Valerie Carter, PMTs manager of government relations, who also attended the meeting, said that there was excellent open dialogue. …