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Source: QAI
Friday, June 21, 2013 10:36 AM IST (05:06 AM GMT)
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QAI Announces The Best of the Best Awards at 8th Project Management Leadership Conference Awards 2013
Cognizant Technology Solutions, Atos India & Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd. win top honors

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Friday, June 21, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — QAI (, the world’s leading consulting and workforce development firm addressing Operational Excellence announced the Awards for excellence and innovation in Project Management at the 8th Project Management Leadership Conference (PML) 2013. Krishnadas Sankara Iyer, & Sudha Yegna Narayanan from Cognizant Technology Solutions emerged as the winners for their paper titled “Enabling Business Transformation through Impactful Delivery Assurance”. The 1st Runner Up position was duly awarded to Anjali Mogre, & Sujata Salunke from Atos India for their paper on “Successful Agile Implementation with fresh and distributed teams for finance product”. P. Narendra Kumar from Siemens Technology and Services Private Limited secured the third spot with his paper titled “Project and People Management in Agile Environment”. The awards were given away at a glittering ceremony at the Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, Mumbai.

PML 2013 received author intent submissions by professionals from 60+ global companies across industries and sectors to compete for the awards at the conference. After detailed paper evaluation rounds by internal technical review committee, a subset of these submissions was shortlisted for presentation at the conference.

The jury members were quoted as saying “The concepts presented were completely unique, original and well-articulated. The frameworks presented were unique and have a high relevance to business, and converges the elements of business and technology very well.”

Commenting on the success of the eighth edition of PML, Mr. Navyug Mohnot, CEO, QAI said, “To acquire a leadership position, it necessitates a strong leadership commitment at the project as well as the organizational level, in addition to knowledge of tools, techniques and approaches which are transformational. How projects need to be aligned to organizational strategies and how best they need to be resourced and balanced is the main objective of all Project Management initiatives. PML 2013 ardently seeks to propagate the message that Project management as a discipline is not restricted to IT projects, as generally perceived over the years. The horizon has and is being continuously widened to include all sectors, from Automotive, Pharmaceuticals and Construction to Banking and Financial services.”

For over 15 years, QAI has brought together international representatives and recognized thought-leaders to share information, learn new software quality processes, and discuss software practices through a number of prestigious events like Project Management Leadership Conference (PML), IT Service Management Conference (ITSM), Program and Portfolio Management Conference (PPM), High Maturity Best Practices Conference (HMBP) and the International Software Testing Conference (STC).

About QAI

QAI is a leading global consulting and workforce development organization addressing ‘Operational Excellence’ in knowledge intensive service organizations.

QAI Global Services (QGS) provides advisory and consulting services, leading to operational excellence in organizations. QGS engages with client organizations for deployment of best practices and process improvement engagements in areas including Quality, Innovation,Project and Programme Management , IT Service Management, Testing and Service Excellence to name a few.

QAI Global Institute (QGI) is the workforce development division of QAI and engages with individuals inside organizations and with professional communities. The Institute, through learning design, training delivery, competency assessments, development and certifications enables career growth and equips individuals to help realize organizational goals.

QAI has trained over 1,60,000 professionals and certified over 40,000 professionals across the globe and is currently servicing over 300 clients in over 35 countries. Our offices are located in USA, India, China, and Singapore.

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