PMI APAC LIM
– Balakrishna Kasibatla, PMP
PMI, as per its strategy conducts annual Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) for every region. APAC consists of Regions 9, 10, 11 and 15. PMI Bangalore India Chapter is part to Region 11 within APAC.
This year’s APAC LIM was held during 3rd to 5th March 2017. Most of the leaders from all regions & chapters attended this meeting to present the chapter statistics, understand PMI strategies and network with fellow leaders. Mr. Basu Dutta (President), Shilpa Gnaneshwar (Secretary & Treasurer) and Balakrishna Kasibatla (Vice President – Membership Services) represented Bangalore India Chapter at the AP LIM at Hong Kong.
LIM had three full days of power packed sessions. First day has been dedicated to Chapter Leader Meetings for each of the Regions. Mr. B.G. Jayaram (Regional Mentor) kick started R11 Meetings with welcome note followed by updates from Ms. SoHyun Kang (Manager, Chapter Development – APAC). Mr. Balakrishna has presented updates and statistics on behalf of Bangalore India Chapter. Sessions from various PMI groups such as CMAG, Volunteering and Technology were conducted, followed by workshop on Membership and R11 specific meetings. The conference was closed with a session from regional mentor B.G. Jayaram.
Second day sessions started with introduction to PMI’s New Strategic Approach from Mark Dickson (Chair, 2017 PMI Board of Directors) and Mark A. Langley (President & CEO). They spoke about “PMI is transforming what it means to be a professional association that represents and advocates for people who practice project, program and portfolio management”. PMI currently offer at least 115 different products and programs to the market! Chapter development Manager Sohyun spoke about PMI Talent Triangle alignment to member segments START, BUILD and ADVANCE.
Third Day had full of interactive sessions across the Regions 9, 10, 11 and 15 followed by motivational sessions from Michael McQueen and Jonathan Combs. Leaders from various regions displayed lot of enthusiasm, networked and showcased chapter’s specific activities and best practices.