Editor’s Note May 2020

Editor’s Note

Dear Readers,

Hope you are safe and healthy in your home environment.

Hasn’t the way of working (WoW) completely changed during this lockdown? Aren’t we dreaming about getting back to 2019 lifestyle, and wish that luxury of spending time with friends, catching up with school mates, attending the lavish weddings with crowds of hundreds of people or simply getting into a vehicle and driving towards nowhere.

While our wish is very simple to live a life that we had lived in past, Lockdown 4.0 will bring numerous challenges and let’s not forget to be more vigilant and protective than lockdown 3.0. As we cherish our previous life style to return as a “wish”, we do have numerous instances where we have got normalcy with continuous and conscious efforts like Project Tiger of the Government of India, aimed at conserving the tiger population of India.

Project Tiger is a classic example published in April Edition, where-in, if we consciously plan and follow, the normalcy can be back. As of today, India has about 3000 tigers, and holds the distinction of maximum number of tigers across the globe

I am attached to this project, as I had the distinct opportunity to access certain technology implementation feasibility studies in tiger preservation from Nagarjuna Tiger Reserve (Andhra Pradesh), Buxa Tiger Reserve, Simlipal Tiger Reserve, Satkosia Tiger reserve and (my favorite) Sundarban Tiger Reserve across the length and breadth from 24 Paraganas, Sajanakali to Maya dweep and Bangladesh borders. If we claim today, being the host for maximum number of tigers, it’s because of the collaborative effort from each individual, with “conscious” effort in collaborating with Government, eco-system, work environment, being self-aware at each instance and consciously moving forward. This has helped increasing the number of tigers in addition to preserving the natural habitat, flora and fauna, boasting of a rich, wildlife heritage in the country for posterity.

Project Tiger required coordination from the grass roots level, building self-help groups, educating people and providing a sustained income without disturbing the natural habitat which required emboldened steps to be taken up by the Government. The count of 3000 is achieved as a result of meticulous planning and adherence to a disciplined, pragmatic approach by all the stakeholders. In case you missed reading April edition, do read today!

From the next edition onwards, we include Chapter leaders perspectives their plans via Leader connect for PMI Bangalore Chapter and our members, Upcoming new programs like Disciplined Agile, and other surprises that are in store for you.

Happy reading!

Thanks and Best Wishes

Subramanyam Krishnamurthy (Mani),  PMP
mani@pmibangalorechapter.org