`FICCI-PMI recommendations for leveraging the science and art of

‘FICCI-PMI recommendations for leveraging the science and art of project
management to realize Make in India’
With launch of the Make in India initiative by the Prime Minster it is more
critical than ever to build project management capabilities, especially at an
organizational level. FICCI and PMI have identified the top three critical areas
which need attention in order to create a conducive environment for the
success of Make in India:
Quality of stakeholder engagement and risk management in large
Nodal agency role in monitoring and supporting project execution
Training and tools for enhancing organizational project management
capabilities, especially in government
New Delhi, 11 March 2015: While inaugurating the ‘FICCI-PMI Symposium on Project
Management Practices 2015’ Mr Shailendra Singh, Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial
Policy and Promotion highlighted two important projects of Govt of India handled by his
department namely ‘E biz’ and ‘Ease of doing Business’. He said that in most of the government
projects, engaging with multiple stakeholders, handling sponsors resistance, inadequate
planning, anticipation of risks in advance, taping warning signals, post implementation are
biggest challenges before the project managers. Govt project managers are not trained in
identifying these signals proactively and there is a hesitation to learn from others experience.
‘FICCI-PMI Symposium on Project Management Practices 2015’ was jointly organized by FICCI
and Project Management Institute (PMI) to submit recommendations towards leveraging the
science and art of project management for Make in India combined with a supporting ecosystem.
Opening the inaugural session, Mr Raj Kalady, Managing Director, PMI India, said, “Everyone
agrees that Make in India is an important initiative for the country, at the same time we need to
be aware that initiatives that one has and the results that one needs to have, Project
Management is the bridge connecting these two sides. While it is very important to improve
the business regulatory environment with speeding up of clearances for goods to be
manufactured in India, but at the same time what happens with the goods that are
manufactured in India? How do they reach the end consumer or the ports in case they are to be
exported and how fast they reach there? So for Make in India to be truly successful there needs
to be all around development of Infrastructure as well. This needs to be looked at from a very
comprehensive perspective.
Dr A Didar Singh, Secretary General FICCI during his closing remarks said that “Everything we
do is a project and everyone is an expert in Project Management but does not realize it.
Combination of education, common sense and a third element ‘Process’ that is what Project
Management is all about, as process links education and common sense which determines
success of your project. FICCI aims at building capacity and through forums like these to discuss
correct process from unsuccessful to successful stage. In Government it is presumed that
Project Management knowledge is inherent with experience of working in government but
certification of that knowledge is required.
Mr Neeraj Gill, General Manager, Public Sector, Microsoft India during his address
congratulated government for setting a very clear vision and ambitious charter. Initiatives like
Make in India, Digital India, and Smart Cities have set direction for economic growth as well as
for inclusiveness and development as well. These require harnessing of information technology
as a backbone and industry looks forward to participate in these initiatives. For realization of
objectives of these initiatives it is essential to apply Project Management aspects of planning,
monitoring and taking corrective action during execution by laying down transformational
leading indicators than taking corrective action at the end of the project or after project failure.
Dr Sanjeevan Bajaj, CEO, FICCI Quality Forum unveiled FICCI-PMI recommendations on building
Project Management capabilities for Make in India. The way we developed these
recommendations was through launch of an open call for papers, in depth discussions with
authors of these contributions to develop ideas, scanning PMI studies like Pulse of the
Profession and many global research reports, consulted with project management professionals
from government and small industry members. All these discussions, research and ideas were
distilled to put them into a recommendatory framework for presenting to the government.
Web Link: http://ficci.com/SEDocument/20324/FICCI-PMI-Recommendations.pdf