PM Essence
Editor’s Note
SoumenDe Dear Friends,

Greetings from PMI Bangalore India Chapter!
It gives us a great sense of fulfilment to launch this special edition of PM Essence, where the entire Essence team got their act together to roll it out during the final day of the Conference. On behalf of the entire Essence team, I extend our heartfelt gratitude for encouraging us to publish PM Essence each month for last 42 months.

The theme for this year's Project Management Practitioners’ Conference (PMPC 2016) held at Nimhans Convention Centre Bangalore from 14th – 16th July 2016 is “Architecting Project Management for Enterprise Agility”. The theme, selected by intense deliberation by the organizing committee team could not have been more apt in today's time.

The business context in which any organization is working today has undergone a dramatic change with VUCA factors (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) becoming the order of the day. In this context, running an organization with a strategy which is supposed to be valid for a very long term may look irrelevant or out of place. Organization needs to continuously sense changes in the environment and respond accordingly. Organization needs to balance the customer as well as business needs of both present and future, winning in the future through innovation and technology break through and remain competitive in present (using Operational Excellence). Customer focused to the hilt is the challenge for today's organization, especially for any big organization who have a large workforce across the globe, correctly linking strategy to execution within the right environment is key to true enterprise agility. Companies must be able to respond to rapid changes both strategically and operationally. In today's fast-paced world, the business strategy cannot be static. Rather, it must be flexible enough to respond and change in the face of new pressures. Developing agile business processes with product portfolios, operations, information technology, and organizational structure has to be strongly intersected with softer corporate qualities like Leadership, Change Management, Customer Centricity manifested as flexible or agile, highly motivated, highly engaged and diverse workforce. I am sure the delegates who attended either in person or through our webcast must have got a good flavor on these areas during the Conference.

 

Happy Reading.

Thanks and Best Wishes,
Soumen De, PMP
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Technology Support : : Ramesh Chandra Pathak, PMP
Editorial Assistance : : Smita Joshi Pant, PMP
Editorial Assistance : : Anand Lokhande, PMP
Editorial Board
Murali Santhanam, PMP
Namita Gupta, PMP, PMI-ACP
Rama K, PMP, PMI-ACP
Shikha Vaidh, PMP, PMI-ACP
Soumen De, PMP
Sujata Sahu, PMP