Project management is about achieving all the agreed upon goals within the set time and budget, as per scope and quality standards and realizing the benefits which the project had set out to achieve. It’s the ability to meet the project specifications while managing work processes, handling potential risks and leading people.
In this section, we bring to you two mega projects - Konkan Railway and Delhi Metro Project. The project management strategies used by Dr. E Sreedharan on these projects is truly inspiring. These successful project management examples help you understand the various challenges faced by project managers, and how the right project management strategies contributed to project’s success with desirable results.
This video enlightens on how India’s first ever modern metro, created world records by using unique techniques and project management approaches.
How could one project impact the lives of lakhs of people? How could one project make commute unproblematic for them? Hear it all from the ‘Metro Man’ himself: Dr E. Sreedharan.
As this government mega project was one of the most complex projects, tight timelines and correct delegation of work were pivotal points. Here, Dr. E. Sreedharan speaks about the ‘reverse clock’ method and how it helped in meeting tight deadlines of the project.
Project managers need not only be sharp, intelligent, and precise but also require integrity. Being transparent will help in building trust and improve the overall functionality of the project.
The effective management of such a complex project compelled all the other states of the country to set up a research and study of the Delhi Metro project. And now eight cities in the country have Metro projects under construction.
Keeping all aspects of project management in mind, the most important element in public infrastructure projects is social responsibility. Since it was a government infrastructure project, any kind of inconvenience to the citizens was to be avoided at all costs.
Project teams and contractors sail in the same boat. Maintaining good relations with them and making sure they are paid on time will always be beneficial for meeting the project management deadlines and milestones.
Want to learn more about a complex rail project that tested the limits of engineering and financial expertise? Watch this video by Dr. E. Sreedharan the leader who orchestrated the landmark Konkan Railway project.
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