July 05, 2006

Divine Vision - III

Earlier parts
Divine Vision I
Divine Vision II

Eventually, world was a safer place to live!!!

Sounds like a plot from Hollywood?

Yeah it is a plot, but not from Hollywood. In the most simplistic terms, it is one of the interpretations of "The Mahabharata", a sacred Hindu scripture. Some believe its a mythological story, for some its an account of historical events that took place few thousands years ago when the civilizations of the world possessed great knowledge about nature, space and humankind. For some, it’s a piece of fiction.

According to me, it’s a well-crafted historical epic written with few mythological characters. Whatever it is, every time I read something in it, it gives me insights into several aspects of life. There are some powerful lessons to be learned from this great epic. This combined with another epic; “Bhagvat Gita” is a killing weapon in today’s corporate manager’s life.

The man who destroyed the ‘Clones’ is known as ‘Lord Krishna’, in Hindu mythology. He had the vision to keep earth safe from some destructive forces and he accomplished it, successfully.

Project Management is about converting vision into reality. We need to break down our vision into measurable goals and then plan ahead for it. We should have the ability to ‘see the future’ and act accordingly. Our decision should be powerful enough to influence the outcome and responsible enough not to influence the “stake holder’s interests” to compromise it. We should drive our lives in such a way that our days are pleasant enough to make tough and difficult choices. We should always work towards the established project objectives while keeping abreast with the stakeholders interests. Unless we have a systematic approach, we cannot achieve the results as we envision them to be.

Lord Krishna accomplished what he had envisioned. He systematically kept on eliminating everyone associated with evil forces (Clones and associates) and eventually earth was a safe place to live.

However…, He was powered with divine forces. And we are humans. We need power and elegance of systematic approach to help us in achieving. Systematic Project Management just does that. And it is an Enabler.

With a tribute to the visionaries, I start this blog, in which I will write about the IT Projects, Project Management, share my thoughts about the Indian IT, and if its in my capacity, I will also share my thoughts about the future of IT.

this series ends here
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The plot of The Mahabharata is my interpretation and I do not claim it to be true. Please read the epic itself if you want to know more about it.

Earlier parts
Divine Vision I
Divine Vision II

2 comments:

Dr. Shaloo said...

I MUST SAY UR INTERPRETATION IS GREAT, SCIENTIFICALLY AS WELL AS PHILOSOPHICALLY. THIS MAY STIR SOME MINDS TO THINK AND ENVISION TO BE ACHIEVERS. AND WHO DOESN'T WAHT TO BE AN ACHIEVER? U MIGHT EVEN TRY AND WRITE UR THOUHGTS ON LESSONS FROM "GEETA", ANOTHER PART OF THE SAME EPIC, SPECIALLY CONCENTRATING ON MANAGMENT OF LIFE, WORK AND RELATIONSHIPS. I REALLY FIND THAT IMMENSELY USEFUL. WHY DON'T U TRY AND READ THAT CONNECTION ALSO.
KEEP UP GOOD WRITING. ALL THE BEST AND WISHES FOR GOOD DAYS AHEAD.

Anonymous said...

The thing is really crazy, however I've read some parts of ur epic but never came up with this idea. Sounds pretty cool and comparison is gud. ofcourse a bit of work on the use of correct english will be better.
will look towards more from u.
have a great time, enjoy!!!