Here’s wishing you all a happy, healthy, safe and successful 2021. Each new year is an opportunity to reflect on what we’ve done and what we could do differently. It’s an opportunity to ponder on our new goals while being thankful, all the more so for 2021.
Our January edition is about unconventional project management. Unconventional times call for unconventional measures. We have seen enough examples from last year alone how we went the unconventional route to find solutions to our problems and managed things despite being locked down for months.
It’s a VUCA world after all. There’s bound to be disruption and being agile is only one solution. Organizations tuned into a virtual mode and perfected the approach as we moved on. Meetings, reviews, workshops … everything became virtual. Without agility such quick moves wouldn’t have been possible. At PMI Bangalore Chapter, post March 2020, almost all events were virtual, including annual events. There was a lot of enthusiasm as we successfully conducted all the events online. There was constant connect with industry experts, chapter members, suppliers and vendors. Using virtual platforms, all activities were conducted in a timely manner. All of this wouldn’t have been possible without our constant effort to find solutions to overcome the challenging situation. We did many unconventional things, but in the end came out successful.
As we all welcome 2021, in this edition, we have focused on the spirit of embracing the ‘unconventional’. You will read articles on an unconventional project manager as well as HR related topics.
For an unconventional year, we can also say that 2020 wasn’t boring. A radical transformation has happened in the last year in many of our ways of life. It will not be wrong to say that last year brought about so many changes that would otherwise have taken several years. Even though we had an eye on the virus, there were several innovations at different levels that we will remember forever. 2020 will go down in history not just as a ‘masked’ year but also one in which we re-learnt to be resilient and creative, despite all odds. 2020 has also changed many things forever and we may not get back to the same way of life, at least not in a long time. What is most important is that it has taught us several lessons that we must remember and adhere to. Being prepared for unique situations is just one such lesson. What lessons did you learn in 2020 that will have a life-long impact on you? Do share your thoughts with us.
Henry Ward Beecher wrote, “Every man should be born again on the first of January.” As we welcome 2021 with a renewed hope and vigor, let us look forward to a brighter and safer future.
Thanks and Best Wishes
Raju Dhole, , PMP
Editorial Content Credit : Anirban Banerjee, PMP