Project management practices come to the fore as organizations rush to implement new, widespread measures to safeguard people against the deadly virus
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has impacted the world of business in ways that it has not experienced before. To counter the threat, organizations have put new strategies and plans in place within days, thereby testing their own capacity to effectively manage large scale disruption and mitigate risks.
In the past, disruptions have largely been of a local or regional nature, such as a natural disaster or civil unrest. Previous pandemics or public health emergencies, such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003 and the Ebola virus outbreak in 2013, were also not as threatening as the current COVID-19 outbreak.
In this special feature, Manage India reaches out to senior practitioners to find out how organizations are leveraging project and program management for an effective plan to tide over the crisis, and what lessons must practitioners draw from this experience.