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While addressing the Project Management India Conference 2009, V Srinivas Rao,
chairman, said, "Project Management is not only for achieving business results
but also for transforming the nation." Addressing the delegates of Project
Management Conference on the theme, ‘Unleash the Power of Project Management for
a Better Tomorrow’ he said India requires one million qualified project managers
to build next-generation community that takes India to the zenith.

Giving examples of eminent personalities in India, Rao said the most
successful project in the world is the ‘fight for freedom in India through
satyagraha’ which was done by the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and
resulted in independence. Our aspiration is to use project management as a great
tool to build a better India and the conference urged the delegates to build
next generation community to build India, which will take us to the next level.
Welcoming the delegates of the conference, Raj Kalady, managing director, PMI
India said project management should be part of every organization and the
conference aims to address the needs of project management in an organization
and also enables individuals to network with more than 700 delegates to learn,
to network and have fun. Delivering his inaugural keynote on transformation of
auto sector and leadership lessons, Jagadish Khatter, former managing director,
Maruti Udyog Limited, and founder of Carnation Auto said, project management
should be the DNA of each and every organization, which enables you to execute
and process the work flow in an easier manner. He added that project management
is not taught in colleges and emphasized the need to make it compulsory as part
of curriculum.

Delivering the keynote address on project management as a strategic
competency, Peter Monkhouse, Director at Large, PMI said project management is a
unique discipline and strategic planning of project management is required to
execute the projects in simpler way. According to a recent PMI study, 20 million
people worldwide work on project teams, full-time or part-time. Steven Fahenkrog,
vice president, regional development, PMI, USA, said India has a huge talent and
we need to effectively use the talent in the field of project management. PMI
membership in India 20 years ago was 20, whereas today it has over 12,000
members with seven chapters spread around India.

PMI distinguished project award
Laser & Turbo Limited (L&T) was awarded the Project Management Institute
Distinguished award for booster compressor platform project located off the
coast of Mumbai, commissioned by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. This award
recognizes and honors successful projects that have promoted management
concepts, techniques, practices or theories through the effective application of
project management.

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