Category Archives: Product Management

Topics on Business plan, marketing plan, VOC, customer connect, product launch, product roadmap, business management, marketing requirements, product owner

Startup India: Modi should Dissolve the Govt Fund of $1.5Billion and Do This Instead

Everyone asked Modi govt to support startups. Modi delivered. Along with many good initiatives, a fund is also born. Before it is too late, I suggest the opposite. Dissolve the fund. Use it for something else. Before I explain further, let me take you back to 1980s. Indian govt had the noble intention of encouraging… Read More »

How a CTO Could Help India

As everyone knows India is in interesting times. Workaholic Prime Minister. High energy of the masses. Good number of social problems to solve. And good amount of money in hand to spend. If played well carefully, India could have good living standard, not just from the economic figures, but also from the eyes of common… Read More »

Shiva – Shakthi and Product Design

Every Feb/March, comes Shiva Rathri celebration in Indian sub-continent and world over. The enigma of Lord Shiva and Shakthi has many different explanations and yet there is no universal answer. On one extreme, Hollywood uses erotic man-female interpretation since it fits commercial needs. On the other end, meta physics sees this more like energy and its manifestation. Yoga has very… Read More »

Indian Innovation: Time to Promote ISRO from Heart to Head

In India everybody loves ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization). While many issues pull down the spirits of the country, one of the the entities that bring cheer is ISRO. A true worldclass technology organization. Whenever a satellite launcher or spaceship is successfully launched, euphoria surges. On all cases – satellites & launchers, MARS orbiter, GPS-like system etc.,… Read More »

11 Types of Architect Jobs (Only 3 Are Actual Architect Roles) Which You May Not Have Known

In technology companies, there is role of architect(s). There is a huge demand for competent architects.  Some are groomed within the organization. Some others are hired from outside. All the time there is huge demand with big pay packet. Surprisingly(or not so surprisingly), I have seen lot of frustration for the architect herself and also… Read More »

6 Reasons Why I do not like IoT(Internet of Things) Hype

IoT is the buzzword today. Everyone is jumping into this ocean. Few words of caution if you are among those. #1 IoT existed for over 15 years at least There was functional IoT system in year 2000 (at least in Honeywell where I worked at that time). Whatever I contributed falls within today’s IoT definition scope.… Read More »

Indian R&D Management- Bringing Together Universities and Industry: 4 *Urgently* Needed Steps

It was an innovation project outside the regular product development. We needed advanced Image processing expertise. And, we did not have the right specialist who could do the research. “Why don’t we use this premier govt research institute? ” A good suggestion from somebody. I immediately swung into action. Reached out to the coordinator from our… Read More »

Career Paths Do Not Exist. If They Do, They Are More like Bangalore Traffic Lanes.

Presentation time for my group. Human Resources manager presents the career paths that exist in the organization as I look on. “Good morning everyone. Let me walk you through the exciting career paths for you here!”. She went on to show the three clear distinct paths: Technical path: If you are technically sound, take this… Read More »

DARPA Urban Challenge to Mahindra Rise Prize: Driving the Self Driving Car

Google Driver-less Car. Unless you lived in cave with no connectivity, you heard about self driving cars. Around the world there is quite a bit of excitement about this. Lot of innovation is going on across the technology and industry spectrum. While everyone is cheering the innovation of Google, appears like not many know how it is… Read More »

Indian Entrepreneurs, Be Ready for Jail

Here is one woman entrepreneur… She worked as tech professional earlier and now aiming to be a business owner.  She has an idea about creating animated content and making it big. May 2014. Bangalore. It was a meeting with between three parties. A chartered accountant, company secretary and her. While pursuing the core tasks of… Read More »

Requirement Gathering Blunder: 3 Expensive Problems due to Over-Enthusiasm (and the Fix)

I thought it was my strength. In my product manager / Business Analyst avatar, I have written market requirements and functional requirements for products & solutions. Here I want to share a habit which I thought was my edge. Looking back, I guess it was a weakness. Read on and make sure you are not… Read More »