Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Remembering Admiral Rickover !

Business Line ( 05 June ) carries following news report :

“ Reliance , L&T vying for Rs 25,000 cr defence deal “

RDEL and L&T have been asked to submit the bids by June 22

As per the RFP, the first ship will have to be delivered within four years and the remaining in the next seven years from the time the contract is awarded


Decades ago , Admiral Rickover ( US Navy ) introduced the concept of PERT and insisted that all future bids ( for Navy Contracts ) be accompanied by a PERT chart

If Defence Acquisition Council wants to ensure that this procurement does not meet the fate of many of our earlier attempts to develop indigenous technologies , where a 4 year project went on for 24 years , then DAC should seriously consider my following suggestion ( earlier sent as email to all Policy Makers )

Friday, 4 December 2015

Nothing prettier than PERT !

Economic Times ( 12 Oct 2015 ) carries a report titled :

" Panel set up for Innovation in Govt Projects "

As per this report, the Prime Minister has put together a team that will decide,

-  how government projects can be executed using cutting edge technologies and practices

The empowered committee for Innovative Collaborations was set up to incorporate the very latest solutions that science and technology has to offer

My suggestions  :

*    When any Ministry submits any Project Proposal for Cabinet approval , it must be accompanied by a PERT ( Program Evaluation and Review Technique ) chart , clearly showing all the " Activities " lying along the CRITICAL PATH

 ( earlier known as the CRITICAL PATH METHOD )

 That PERT Chart must accompany a tabulation showing , for each " Activity ",

     #    Pessimistic Time

     #    Optimistic  Time , and the

     #    Most likely Time

     Since Admiral Rickover , introduced this mandatory requirement for awarding tender to build the first nuclear submarine, some 50 years ago , all US government departments follow this procedure for all govt contracts

*    Insist that all the government departments / contractors, responsible for execution of any of these "activities", update the PERT chart status online on the web site of the Project Monitoring Group

*   PERT charts for all the projects should be made visible to the general public

*   If there is any " slippage " in any activity lying on the CRITICAL PATH , the name of the department or contractor responsible , must appear in bold RED letters , against that activity

This is the only INNOVATION that we need , to ensure that the projects get completed in time and within budget


05  June  2017