Call for Papers: Pune Project Management Association Annual Event

Project Management Institute’s Pune Chapter (PMI Pune) is organizing a National level conference on Project Management, and they’re inviting paper submissions from professionals in the industry to be presented at this conference. Suggested topics are:

  • Effective Project Management – A Critical Social Need.
  • Fostering progress through smarter Project Management.
  • How effective project management would help the society at large.
  • Smart & professional ways for NGO’s to manage Projects and Operations.
  • Improving effectiveness of Social organizations using PM methods.
  • Critical Success Factors for Socially Relevant Projects.
  • Case Studies in Social Project Management.

The selected papers will be published in the OnTarget 2012 Conference Souvenir.

Papers (in English) should be submitted as a PDF file or Word attachment by email to by 7th Jan 2012. Include “PMI Paper Competition-” followed by the Topic on the subject line of the email. The paper should include the following:

  • The Title of the Paper
  • Name & Organizational Affiliation of the author(s) on title page
  • Along with one page abstract
  • 50-80 words write-up about the author along with 1 photograph (150×150 pixels).
  • Article (Text font – Tahoma-9) should not be less than 5000 and should not exceed 8000 words.
  • Submissions should represent original work.

The chapter will acknowledge receipt of article submission by email. Notification of selected papers will be done by 31st Jan 2012. The chapter will evaluate the submitted papers based on the following criteria:

  1. Quality of hypothesis.
  2. Data presentation.
  3. Practical Implacability.
  4. Use of figures/ statistics.
  5. Aesthetics.

OnTarget 2012 is a mega-conference of business leaders, practicing project managers, and senior leaders in government and professional organizations. The theme of this conference is “Effective project management – A Critical social need”. Seminars, discussions and interviews will focus on impact of project management on social development of the country and its business/academia.

Last date for paper submission is 7th Jan. The conference itself is from 3-5 Feb 2012.

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