Archive for the ‘Ashfaq Parvez Kayani’ Tag

War on Terror – Project Management perspective

Everyday we see a number of analysts, politicans, journalists, etc presenting their views on the war on terror and its implication. Here I present my analysis on the subject from an angle that I can very easily relate to:

Client: USA
Contract: Economic aid, military aid, $$$
Development Methodology: Outsourced, iterative development
Project: War on Terror
Business Development Manager: Mr. Asif Zardari
Project Manager: General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani
Analysis Team: Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)
Development Team: Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps
Development Environment: Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Development Tools: Guns, tanks, artillery, etc
Third Party Support: Drone attacks, CIA intelligence, etc
Quality Assurance: Media, NGOs, journalists, etc
Recent Client Meeting: Asif Zardari’s visit to US from May 5 to May 8, 2009
Recent Published Release: Operation in Swat
Recent Milestone: US approval of additional $1.9 billion in aid to Pakistan

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Time – 2008 Top 100

Time magazine has published its fifth annual list of the world’s most influential people: leaders, thinkers, heroes, artists, scientists and more. Interestingly, it features General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani as the only Pakistani in the list. Barack Obama is named as the Person of the Year.

Leaders & Revolutionaries
Dalai Lama
Vladimir Putin
Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton
John McCain
Hu Jintao
George W. Bush
Jacob Zuma
Anwar Ibrahim
Kevin Rudd
Bartholomew I
Ben Bernanke
Muqtada al-Sadr
Robert Gates
Michelle Bachelet
Sonia Gandhi
Baitullah Mehsud
Evo Morales
Ma Ying-jeou
Ashfaq Kayani

Heroes & Pioneers
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Oprah Winfrey
Oscar Pistorius
Mia Farrow
Andre Agassi
Lance Armstrong
Bob and Suzanne Wright
Peter Gabriel
Kaká
Sheik Mohammed al-Maktoum
Yoani Sánchez
Madeeha Hasan Odhaib
Randy Pausch
Lorena Ochoa
Tony Blair
Alexis Sinduhije
Aung San Suu Kyi
George Mitchell

Scientists & Thinkers
Michael Bloomberg
Craig Venter
Jill Bolte Taylor
Larry Brilliant
Jeff Han
Mehmet Oz
Nancy Brinker
Harold McGee
Peter Pronovost
Eric Chivian & Richard Cizik
Mary Lou Jepsen
Paul Allen
Nicholas Schiff
Mark Zuckerberg
Wendy Kopp
Shinya Yamanaka & James Thomson
Michael Griffin
Susan Solomon
Isaac Berzin

Artists & Entertainers
Lorne Michaels
Miley Cyrus
Robert Downey Jr.
Herbie Hancock
Joel & Ethan Coen
Bruce Springsteen
Peter Gelb
Mariah Carey
Khaled Hosseini
Elizabeth Gilbert
Rem Koolhaas
Judd Apatow
Alex Rigopulos & Eran Egozy
George Clooney
Tim Russert
Suze Orman
Stephenie Meyer
Tyler Perry
Tom Stoppard
Chris Rock
Takashi Murakami

Builders & Titans
Indra Nooyi
Ali al-Naimi
Rupert Murdoch
Steve Jobs
Radiohead
John Chambers
Jeff Bezos
Jay Adelson
Steve Ballmer
Jamie Dimon
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
Lou Jiwei
Neelie Kroes
Jeffrey Immelt
Karl Lagerfeld
Lloyd Blankfein
Carlos Slim
Mo Ibrahim
Ratan Tata
Cynthia Carroll
Carine Roitfeld
Michael Arrington

Important Links
Pictures of the Year 2008
People Who Mattered
Fond Farewells