Project of the Year awarded to ONGC and Tata Housing Development Company in the Medium and Small category respectively at 9th PMI India Project Management National Conference 2017

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Chennai, September 18, 2017: Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession, announced ONGC and Tata Housing Development Company as the winners of Project of the Year – Medium and Small category respectively at PMI India Awards 2017.

Project of the Year awarded to ONGC and Tata Housing Development Company in the Medium and Small category respectively at 9th PMI India Project Management National Conference 2017

Project of the Year awarded to ONGC and Tata Housing Development Company in the Medium and Small category respectively at 9th PMI India Project Management National Conference 2017


The awards were presented during PMI’s 9th Project Management National Conference 2017 in Chennai. The conference was organized and hosted by PMI Chennai Chapter and co hosted by PMI Trivandrum Chapter. The conference provides a platform for project management practitioners across industries, government, NGOs, and academia to exchange ideas on the challenges and opportunities in managing projects that will help translate the vision of India into reality.

The Project Management National Conference 2017 is set on the theme ‘Project Management - Powering India's Global Leadership’ to build on the ability of Government and businesses to rise and meet the challenge that Indian economy is currently facing. India is on the threshold of witnessing unprecedented economic changes. With various mega programs in pipeline like Make in India, Smart Cities and Digital India, there has never been a better time to emphasize the importance of project management to achieve India’s grand vision.

Speaking at the awards, Mr. Raj Kalady, Managing Director, PMI India said: “The recipients of this year’s PMI awards exhibit achievements and talents of their respective company and individuals that exemplify project management excellence. The award recognizes the efforts of project managers for successfully completing the project in the agreed time frame, complexity and marked budget and also for realizing the benefits that were intended at the start of the project.’’

Project Management Institute’s (PMI) latest research shows that at the current rate of growth, India requires 7,00,000 more managers every year for the next 10 years  Currently, there is a huge project management skill gap with only around 100,000 certified project managers.

According to PMI’s Talent gap report, the total number of project management oriented employment in India would be 2.18 crore by 2027 as against 1.47 crore in 2017, a growth of 48%.


The growing global shortage of project professionals presents exceptional job opportunities for qualified practitioners.


Source: Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027, Project Management Institute, 2017

Addressing the conference, Mr. Mark Dickson, Chair PMI Board of Directors said, “On an annualized basis, employers across the globe will need to fill nearly 22 lakh project-oriented roles each year through 2027. The analysis finds that project managers contribute to a nation’s productivity, which supports GDP that in turn contributes to the standard of living. Policymakers need to realize the importance of project management skillsets to economic output. Globally, the GDP at risk due to the project management talent shortage is US$208 billion and in India it is USD$23.4 billion”.

The PMI national conference 2017 was graced by the presence of eminent personalities like Nambi Narayanan Former Senior Scientist, ISRO, Vishwanathan Anand Former World Chess Champion, Dilipkumar Khandelwal MD, SAP Labs India & Exec Vice President and Head, Enterprise Cloud Services, SAP SE, T. V. Mohandas Pai Chairperson, Board of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, Anu Vaidyanathan Indian Writer, Entrepreneur, and Triathlete, Commodore G. Prakash Indian Navy, Anshu Gupta Goonj, Founder Director, and Gopalgaur Das International Life Coach.

Commenting on the objectives of the national conference, President of PMI Chennai Chapter, Mr. Prasanna Sampath Kumar, said, “A nation of 1.3 billion, India today has built enough success stories around project management, which is both an art and a science of minimizing costs and maximizing profit using resources like time and budgets effectively, without impacting delivery and resulting in customer delight. We strongly believe that project management is indispensable for realizing the grand vision of India. Hence, there is no better time than now to have a conference on the topic of “Project Management: Powering India’s Global Leadership”.

About Project Management National Conference, India 2017
Project Management National Conference, India 2017 is a two day professional development event, organized and hosted by PMI Chennai Chapter and Co Hosted by PMI Trivandrum, Kerala Chapter from 16th to 17th September 2017.

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. Adhering to project management methods and strategies reduces risks, cut costs and improved success rates—all vital to surviving the economic crisis.

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Rajkalady, MD, PMI India. Craig Killough, Vice President, Organisation Markets, PMI, Mark Dickson, Chair, Board of Directors, PMI. addressing media at PMI national conference 2017 in Chennai.

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Vishwanathan Anand, Former World Chess Champion addressing audience at PMI national conference 2017 in Chennai.





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