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Editor's Note

Dear Readers,

Editor 2018

Dear Readers,

It gives me great pleasure to share with you this special edition of PM Essence which provides exclusive coverage of the Project Management Practitioners’ Conference – PMPC 2018 along with our regular features.

In its 13th edition, this year's conference theme is “Architecting Project Management: For Value Creation”. Every year PMPC aims to bring thought leadership represented by industry leaders on a single platform to jointly discuss and collaborate on transformational, technological and leadership strategies that creates blended value proposition for businesses, organizations, individuals, and in turn for the complete eco system.

Foot Ball

Capability Enhancement, Digital Transformation, Global Reach and Smart Practices are some of the themes which will be taken up by leaders for discussion during the conference.

As the Football World cup kicks in Russia, the World seems to be united by Football; tracking moves of their favourite players....countries......progression to the next stage and painful exits. It's a huge challenge to host a tournament of such a stature and Russia has done fairly well both in terms of planning and execution. It needs a lot of courage and more than planning, a self-belief and a “We can do it” kind of attitude is needed to make such endeavours successful. As part of Project Management community, we have always lots of lessons to learn from such a mega 'Project'.

So what's in store for India? As far as the game of football is concerned, India qualified once in 1950 FIFA World Cup by default but except this exception there is no respite for Indian fans. Well my objective is not to highlight this aspect of the game but the other one – manufacturing and supplies of official match ball – Telstar 18 from India. India is behind Pakistan, China and Vietnam in supplying footballs to FIFA for the purpose of World Cup and for associated purposes. Indian orders are reduced to 20% compared to earlier orders during World Cup and manufacturers cited different reasons ranging from dearth of skilled labour, infrastructure challenges, GST and Rupee exchange rate, to name few. We hope that as the game becomes popular in India; our manufacturers too can get more avenues to sell their stock.

On that hope, I welcome you all and thank you for your participation in PMPC 2018. I hope you have enjoyed your share of learning and networking during the conference. We will always cherish your association with PMI Bangalore India Chapter and via various means would love to foster this relationship. I also invite you to contribute to PM Essence the monthly journal/newsletter from PMI Bangalore India Chapter where you can continue your learning while becoming aware about various other chapter activities that are tailored for professionals like you. Come and share your experience with us and we will ensure that your insights benefit the larger PM community.

As the saying goes – “United by Football”........let's practice “United by Project Management”.

Thanks and Best Wishes

Tanish Mathur, PMP, PMI-ACP

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