Strategy is executed through projects. So, it is necessary to increase the amount of high-caliber project management practitioners – especially ones who can fill leadership positions on mega-projects in the public sector, said Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources.
He stressed designing the thinking skills of project managers at the closing session of the 2020 Bangladesh Project Management Symposium recently.
Nasrul Hamid was the chief guest at the final session of the two-day virtual program.
Hosted by the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Bangladesh chapter, he said this was the age of leveraging technology.
Therefore, project managers and project leaders must keep themselves informed about current technological skills, be it artificial intelligence, machine learning or something like that, he added.
"Every project can benefit from a more robust governance framework, and it will take deep expertise in process analysis and design to be able to improve how we manage our initiatives," he added.
Nasrul Hamid announced the first ever project management excellence award of PMI's Bangladesh chapter at the event.
Kaymonto & Partners won the Champion PMO of the Year award and BRAC Bank Limited was the runner-up.
The Champion Project of the Year award in Business or Service in the large sub-category went to Confidence Infrastructure Limited.
Meanwhile, Kaymonto & Partners bagged the Champion Project of the Year award in Business or Service in the medium and small sub-category.
The Champion Project of the Year award in the social impact category of the large sub-category went to BRAC.
Experts praised Bangladeshi project management for getting attention by delivering good results through exemplary applications of project management principles and practices.