“Explorer” said Amish
“Woh to use ho chukka hai, by NASA” said Kurian
“Re-explorer?” said Amish
“Naah! Let’s be original. Like ‘Abhyuday’” said Kriti
“It means beginning of…..something. Meaning ka kya achar daalna hai?”
“How about ‘Modified’? Aaj kal yahi chal rha hai”
An hour into the discussion.
“Looks guys! We are not getting anywhere. Our meeting time is over. Let’s block another time and start this afresh.”
“So, should we move ahead with presentation to board without a Project Name. We have to get sanction from board quickly to start work and we are already behind schedule.”
“No. Going to board without Project name is like living without purpose. Let’s block next meeting in a weeks’ time to close the project name.”
“This will mean that we are cutting down 1 more week from the already stretched 26 weeks timeline.”
“I am sure the project team can squeeze 1 week in. What’s important to have a meaning name to this project; which truly reflects its purpose and vision.”
“Okay I will talk to the project team and have this timeline aligned”
24 weeks later.
“Guys we need to focus better. We are very close to launch and we still don’t have a project name. The whole generation is looking up to us and we need to ensure we live upto their expectation. Let these 60 minutes be itched in the history of mankind as the most momentous 60 minutes where 8 ordinary managers rose above the rest to come up with a project name that changed the trajectory of human evolution.”
“Ahooo, Ahooo, Ahoooo…”
59 minutes into the meeting.
“I think I have the Eureka moment. Are you all ready? I think we should call this project Man to Venus.”
“That’s brilliant. But this is sexiest. Let’s call it Woman to Venus.”
“And what makes you think, this is not sexiest.”
“Okay okay. Let’s call it Human to Venus.”
“Let’s celebrate. Let’s have a party tonight for the success of the project- Human to Venus.”
“And, I will convey to the project team that they can now start work on Human to Venus and complete it as per original schedule. Which means by end of next week.”
“Yeah, please go ahead. Let’s not ignore they are also important.”