Project Management performing teams are built by synergising E4

Project Management performing teams are built by synergising E4
Every person in the world has a unique E4 – Education, Experience, Emotions and Expectations which impacts their interactions in society. Once we appreciate that each person has a different E4 we tend to become more humble and start appreciating other people. It minimizes our ego. We must perform what is the best in view of our E4. E4 is like a finger print which is unique for each individual. The challenge is to recognize this fact and then to syner...

Project Management is all about integrating ‘Parts’ into ‘Whole’

Project Management is all about integrating ‘Parts’ into ‘Whole’
Project Leaders take full responsibility and empower the team members to fulfill their own responsibilities. How much responsibility we take carves out our growth and ability to solve problems. In this respect, if we restrict our scope to few activities, it restrains our development. The more responsibilities we are willing to take and the more we confront new situations the more we can harness our full potential. ‘OR’ divides while ‘AND’ integrates.

Decision Making – Why is it Tough?

Decision Making – Why is it Tough?
In the schematic, the vertical line represents Time as on-date. We need to take a decision which will impact our future and we have three possibilities. • 11 The first possibility is when we have no information about the future hence our decision can only be based on past experience, guess work or intuition. • 12 The second possibility is when we have partial information about the future events. • 13 The third possibility is when we have all the i

Art and Science of Project Management

Art and Science of Project Management
The very first International Conference on Project Management held in India was organized by me in December 1992 in New Delhi and was held in association with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on the theme 'New Dimensions in Project Management'. In the opening address at this conference, I presented the following definition of project management:      "Project management is the art and science of converting vision into reality" This un

Managing Uncertainties

Managing Uncertainties
The world is increasingly becoming uncertain. The level of uncertainties is going up. It is our challenge to accelerate the rate of reduction of uncertainties - big task for project and program managers and leadership. Project Management in a way is Uncertainties Management. Adesh Jain,  Principal Consultant & Advisor, CEPM