IntroductionProject management is as much about scientific management practices and
hard data as it is about the art of managing relationships and
communication. The art of project management revolves around
inspiration, communication, team building, leadership, and empathy. A
project manager needs to employ a variety of skills to navigate a
project through its lifecycle and take it to its logical end.
A project is a success, if it combines the art and science of project management with a supporting ecosystem.
India has a mixed record in terms of project success with a large number
of projects going into cost and time overruns. With the launch of the
Make in India initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there is an
urgent need for organizations to improve their project management
capabilities and ensure higher repeatability and predictability of
success.RecommendationsPMI India and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
(FICCI) have come out with a set of recommendations to improve India’s
project track record.
PMI and FICCI have identified the top three critical areas to reduce the
gap between the as-is and to-be states to create a conducive project
environment in the country. The three areas are:
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