Projects have always been an exciting professional field due to the unique factor of novelty and variableness which has aptly led to the discipline of “Project Management”.
From time immemorial, Projects have been undertaken, and human civilization has emerged with great creativity, precision, and finesse. The world’s wonders like the Eiffel Tower, Pyramids of Egypt, Taj Mahal & GT Road are some of the historical testimonies of Projects. But these projects were devoid of time & cost, which in the present context are the significant aspect of any project.
High-performing organizations show a high level of alignment between Organizational Strategy and Projects. In the Indian context, around 50% of infrastructure projects have time and cost overruns. Most organizations are deaf to timely resolution of issues & contractual disputes, which lead to arbitration and legal suits, causing cash outflow. During his long project execution career, author coined the slogan “Constraint first, Progress Later”, with an understanding of the barriers on the way or mitigation of the anticipated risks to clear the projects path.
The author with his vast experience of more than 40 years in Hydrocarbon & Renewable projects and expertise, developed a practical model based on “Krishna Consciousness”, i.e., Unconscious, Semi-Conscious, Conscious & Super-Conscious on project management practices to control the projects for their completion within time and cost.
Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak is a multifaceted personality - Engineer by Profession, Author, Speaker, Philanthropist and Mentor. With his 40+ years of rich experience in the hydrocarbon sector ascended from an Engineer to Chairman of the National Gas Transmission Company to the Technical Member (P&G) at Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), contributed in developing the National Gas Grid in India with his varied involvement at different levels.
He is an alumnus of HBTU Kanpur and IIT Delhi and Post Doctorate in Management. He is Level-A Certified “Projects Director” by IPMA, Switzerland and a trained “Negotiator” from Harvard University USA.
A core Project professional who headed the Projects Directorate of GAIL (India) Ltd for 6 years and spearheaded many large projects of national importance, facilitating development of Gas based Economy.
A visionary thought-leader promoting Positivity, Growth, and Sustainable progress for the youth by following the MESH concept (Make Everyone Successful and Happy).
He has authored many books, technical as well as self-development; His notable technical books are “Project Management of Hydrocarbon Pipeline” and “Asian Gas Grid – An critical Analysis”. He has developed more than 21 thought provoking disruptive innovative management theories viz.
• Shiva+ (4eye model), Arjuna – (MC4E2) of Project Management
• Abhimanyu+ BeDoPe Model for Competence
• Quarterly Project Closure: A proactive model of reducing disputes
• “Samadhan” Model of Decision Making to identifying and mitigate Risk & Barriers