Puneet Kuthiala provides valuable insight into contemporary business practices through a comparison of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” with the recognized global standard for project management, PMBOK®.
Zurich, Switzerland (PRWEB) April 11, 2013
In tough economic times, the modern global marketplace has become a battlefield where decisions can lift or destroy a company in a matter of weeks. As commanders, the project managers marshal teams through strategy execution to gain market share and win the war.
In his thoughtful new book, “The Project Management Battlefield: Sun Tzu’s Wisdom on Project Management,” author Puneet Kuthiala takes an extraordinary and innovative approach to explain how today’s project manager can adapt Sun Tzu’s lesson to win the battle for dynamic project results.
Throughout “The Project Management Battlefield,” Puneet draws parallels between the ancient Chinese military philosophy of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” with the Project Management Institute’s standards for processes, guidelines and terminologies used while managing projects, “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge®,” or PMBOK®.
“The similarities between ‘The Art of War’ and the philosophy of PMBOK® are striking,” said Puneet. “By applying the wisdom hidden in ‘The Art of War,’ the project manager stands to improve his strategic skills as well as his business’s bottom line.”
In the first portion of the book, Puneet, a veteran quality management and project management professional, analyzes key facets of PMBOK®, such as Cost Management and Risk Management, through the lens of “The Art of War.” Puneet notes the similarities while thoroughly discussing how the applications of “The Art of War” can benefit project managers.
As an example, Puneet explains that just as a military strategist needs to watch for signs of discouragement, lack of resources and weakness in the enemy, a project manager must watch for the similar risks. Puneet shows the project manager how to think like a warrior by developing a strategy of perpetual vigilance. By identifying risks, implementing and monitoring response plans and scanning for changing, new and outdated risks, the project manager can achieve victory over his rivals while minimizing conflict.
Readers will be able to see the parallels for themselves because Puneet includes, at no extra cost, a complete copy of Sun Tzu’s work in the “The Project Management Battlefield.” Puneet, who is currently developing a framework for the project manager based on the “The Art of War,” says that after absorbing and applying the lessons in “The Project Management Battlefield,” the reader will be able to decipher Sun Tzu’s teachings in two more books in the series that will complete the trilogy he is working on.
“A warrior’s strategic thinking is crucial to project managers, yet it has not been discussed in other books,” said Puneet. “With my book and those to come, project managers now have the strategic insight to handle the pressure related to profits, market share and competition that increasingly affect us.”
“The Project Management Battlefield: Sun Tzu’s Wisdom on Project Management” is available worldwide at Amazon at http://www.puneetkuthiala.com/books. A paperback copy on Amazon sells for less than $30 and is available for a special price in India on country’s premier book stores.
About Puneet Kuthiala
Puneet Kuthiala has been a student of quality and project management for decades. He holds IT and management certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI®), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA®) as well as the American Society of Quality (ASQ®). Puneet contributes to PMI® publications and volunteers with the ASQ®. Puneet was born in Yamuna Nagar, a town in Haryana province in Northern India, and graduated from Pune University, in Western India. After working on four continents and in five countries, he currently resides in Uetikon am See, a village in Zurich canton in Switzerland.
Learn more at http://www.puneetkuthiala.com