Efficient Project Management A critical social Need for India Presentation By Girish Kelkar President PMI Pune Deccan India Chapter OnTarget 2012
Projects mark Human progress
Projects have been part of the development & progress of the human race & this activity will exist as long as human race exists
Today it is impossible to carry out any new activity without proper concepts & methods of handling project activity.
Large sums are involved in Projects & Profits / ROI are directly dependent on the quality of the project work (a third of world GDP)
Efficient Projects are essential for advancement of the society
What is Better Tomorrow?
Are we all heading for better tomorrow??
India certainly has potential to become superpower, but are we going to make it?
It is up to all of us to make it happen. If we unite and decide it certainly is possible!
We have done it when meant to do it!!! Let us look at few key issues
What is Today in India? Vital few statistics after 65 years of independence
300 million Indians today below poverty line
Only 65% literacy in India – Long way to go as yet
25 Million diabetes patients today and expected to grow by 57 million by
2025. Is this healthy? Think
Nearly 62% population is in rural India – But there is a huge divide
between rural and urban areas and the GAP is increasing
Only 15%-20% students coming out of Academic institutions are getting
There are many great things happening in India today, but we have a long way to go!! Only way to improve is to be diligent at all levels of activities.
India has certainly contributed for the development of mankind in the past “ We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count without which no worth while scientific discovery could have been made” --Albert Einstein How long can we bank on these historical achievements?
Invention of Number system & Zero
The world’s first University in 700 BC
Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus came from India
In 1001, 33% of the world’s trade was from India
Invention of Chess
Sushruta is the father of surgery (2600 years ago).
Richest Country in the world till early 17 th Century.
Contribution for concept of 365 days in a year
Leaders with foresight and Right Projects are the catalysts to change India or any organization to build ‘ A Better Tomorrow ’
Let look at some of the great projects executed by committed leaders in India that has helped India change
Can we all Change India?
A Better Tomorrow Independent India
One of the most successful projects in the world is “Freedom Fight in India through Satyagraha”
Leader: Mahatma Gandhi (Father of the Nation) Slogan “Chale Jao”
Mahatma Gandhi executed this project for more than 25 years by inspiring millions of Indians
The result is that we are living in Independent India today
A Better Tomorrow Space Technology in the service of human kind
Projects to best leverage the advanced technologies to solve real problems of man and society
Leader: Dr Vikram Sarabhai (father of Indian Space Program)
ISRO- Tele-communications, television broadcasting, weather forecasting and societal application services such as tele-medicine, tele-education etc
India has established itself as one of the leading Space Technology oriented nations
Chandrayaan –We have done this! We have done this in spite of hurdles and set backs Chandrayaan Lands on the Moon
Konkan railway–We have done this! Leader Mr. Sridharan-MD This project has transformed many lives!
A Better Tomorrow- Leader Ratan Tata
Unique Automotive Project
$ 3000 USD car, the cheapest car in the world to bring safety to family
A common person in India can afford to purchase this car
A Better Tomorrow-Leader Dr. Kiran Bedi
Projects in the field of prison reforms
Better tomorrow for Infants, who are punished for the mistakes of their parents
Reduce Women abuse in Prisons
Change in Prisoners attitude
This project has given hope to many souls and have transformed them!!
The size of the challenge!!
Our Dream: A Better Tomorrow! For Billion Hearts & Billion Minds
Billion hearts and billion minds want to live in A Peaceful, Green, Healthy, Prosperous & Happy India
A Better Tomorrow India Mission 2020 Project Managers have a role to play
A Better Tomorrow - India 2020 NEW INDIA - 2020- Expectations from Indians at large 1 Total Employment 2 Enhanced Purchasing Power of People 3 Self reliance for Power, Fuel, Water and Food 4 Global Workforce & Businesses with international quality 5 Healthy & Delighted Citizens 6 Secured & peaceful India with no terror attacks 7 Gender Equal India providing a place of pride for women 8 Thin divide between Rural and Urban Areas 9 Equal education opportunities for all 10 Corruption free Governments & Good Corporate Governance
Projects act as Catalysts & Change Agents and play a vital role in National movement to build ‘A Better Tomorrow’ But, we have many challenges to address – What are they? Are we willing to take up these challenges? A Better Tomorrow - India 2020
Reality then is
Not Many Projects are Successful !!
Unless we have successful projects it is difficult to build
‘ A Better Tomorrow’
This is a challenge indeed!!
Who will bail the cat??
A Better Tomorrow?? What goes wrong then??
Project Risk Management Based on PMBOK 4th Edition Project Risk Management – Do we see this ?? Anything that can go wrong –goes wrong!
Project Success Rate Infrastructure Projects – Govt of India
423 of the 925 infrastructure projects monitored by the central government were behind schedule as of March 2009, which will result in cost overruns of about $8.13 billion.
Can we afford this?? Who is paying the extra cost??
Source: Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation - Jan-Mar,2009
Project Success Rate IT Projects (General)
India Inc-Social Challenges Ahead
Slowing Down of Economic Growth (inflation / Shortages especially for Oil & Gas)
Inadequate Power & infrastructure for development
Low Productivity of assets & installed capacity – low profits- leading to Slow down in Industrial output
Population not yet under control – unemployment??
Lack of accountability in Public Life
Corruption in all the fields of activities (Public & Private)
Lack of/ inadequacy of basic infrastructure for education health / hygiene
High crime rates & atrocities against women
Constant threat of terrorism (External & Internal threats)
Regional rifts and disputes over religion / castes etc.
India Inc-what is the problem
Are we concerned about all this??
Indifferent attitudes of educated Indians
National aspirations Vs “Self interests”
Too much ”red-tape”
Decision making paralysis
Lack of education / knowledge and hence wisdom
Lack of appropriate leadership and team building
Lack of initiative for appropriate R&D (Indian conditions
Too many interest groups with conflicting expectations
Solution to each is new challenge & new project!!
Can we generate new Environment?
Where will all this stop? We need to change our
mind sets for this.
Society & Individual
Emphasis on development of Leadership at all levels
Accepting / Promoting & adopting diversity
Thinking in terms of sustainability at all levels
Generating self-generated accountability
Drive towards excellence in every project and individual activity
And of course proactive mind sets
Can we generate new Environment?
Government & Corporate
Improved infrastructure education, healthcare
Consistency of policies leading to timely actions
Public-Private Partnerships for better Project management
Drive for Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)
Development of rural markets & resources
Generating global markets for niche ‘Indian’ products
The lesson is that we need to change and that too quickly!! Each new initiative will be a project
Execution Excellence from PMs
Culture & Environment
Executive Sponsorship, Next generation policies, Proactive Planning for new Systems and Change Management
Millions of Qualified Project Managers through ‘Applied Project management’
Breaking the Myths
Change in mindset
“ Project Management is Not only for achieving business results but also for transforming the nation”
Can we all pledge that we will do our very best that we are in charge and contribute our efforts for a better tomorrow
Let the dream of 2020 be reality even if it is 2X2X !!
Movement in this direction is welcome!!
Can PM community act as catalyst to bring about this change?
Let me conclude my session with a short film on India 2020
Can PM community act as catalyst to adopt this change?
Can we adopt this mantra in our life and projects ? Become better Project Managers Can PM community act as catalyst to adopt this change?
Thank You! Girish Kelkar [email_address] 9890971541 Jai Hind
Leadership presentation Gyan Lahari 2012 Girish Kelkar President PMI Pune Deccan India Chapter
Leadership Leaders march ahead and accomplish results (in spite of hurdles and problem) with help of others who follow!! Leadership is deciding direction & working towards a goal with confidence, courage and conviction .
“ Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.” General Collin Powel Note on Leadership
Leadership is driving ahead of others. Acting when others are just thinking about it.
Leadership is driving home safe till the destination. There is nothing like “almost reached.”
Leadership is generating rhythm & generating disciplined rigor for all team members
Leadership is taking care of the supporting team. Not involving into their assignments.
Leadership is to strive for reaching the top and staying there..in spite of hardships
Leadership is taking a risk and live by the same
Leadership is targeting the goal. Totally focused .
Leadership is nurturing the team in a new style.
Leadership is breaking all records.
Leadership is reaching the unreachable
Leadership is fun and enjoying work
Leadership is a blend of tradition and modern styles
Leadership is driving the competition away
Leadership is demonstration of courage. Leading by example
Leadership is passing on the knowledge and making leaders.
Leadership is challenging assumptions
Leadership means being in charge & taking control
Leadership is bulldozing “old beliefs and limiting thoughts”
Leadership is caring for the little ones
Leadership is managing the diversity
Leadership is managing & driving the challenges
Leadership is winning. Come what may.
Leadership is comprehending, contemplating conceptualizing & conquering!
Leadership is mentoring, monitoring, motivating & marshalling the team to win .
Leadership is walking alone if the situation so demands – just based on convictions
Leadership is walking along with them & sharing pain with all
Leadership is taking a risk and manage the same with help of your team