Project Management Insights from Bhagavad Gita

PM World Journal, USA, Vol. III, Issue VII, July 2014, pp. 1-14

14 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2014

Date Written: July 1, 2014


In the current day changing global business scenarios, employee confidence, assertiveness, job satisfaction and work-life balance are very much important for global organizations. There is evidence of current day organizations using Bhagavad Gita to achieve these objectives. These are not the only applications of Bhagavad Gita. It can also give insights on project management. In this article, project management insights such as project management framework, project stakeholders, task characteristics, project execution, project leader characteristics and project team member characteristics and behavior are derived. It is applicable to project human resources management knowledge area. The concepts derived indicate the reliance of ancient scripts even in current day global business scenario.

Keywords: Project Management History, Project Management, Bhagavad Gita, Project Management Framework, Project Human Resource Management, Team Member Characteristics, Project Leader Characteristics

Suggested Citation

Sudhakar, Goparaju, Project Management Insights from Bhagavad Gita (July 1, 2014). PM World Journal, USA, Vol. III, Issue VII, July 2014, pp. 1-14, Available at SSRN:

Goparaju Sudhakar (Contact Author)

Icfai University, Hyderabad ( email )

52, Nagarjuna Hills
Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500082

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