Sep 29

4 Critical Lessons in Handling Technology Rumors – from Microsoft Silverlight & Digia Qt Case Studies

In most of day to day decisions and choices, we know that the emotions play a strong role. But the technology and engineering should be quite rooted in facts, right? The answer is – not always. While there is good … Continue reading

Sep 15

Vendor Management: Fixed Price Contract for Risk Transfer? 4 Risks You Still Own in R&D Projects

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We have heard this thousand times… Outsourcing greatly helps in managing better. There are variety of ways to design the project contract between client and vendor organizations. Out of the contract types spectrum, two contract types stand out – T&M … Continue reading

Aug 31

Growth Crisis of Indian IT-Part3: 5 Benefits of ‘PASS Intrapreneurship’ for Global R&D Centers (and IT Service Providers)

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Indian IT: Growth & Innovation Crisis

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Indian IT: Growth & Innovation CrisisI spoke about the crisis of service organizations in R&D space – especially in Indian IT context. Also wrote about innovation and new business efforts … Continue reading

Aug 28

Growth Crisis of Indian IT-Part2: 8 Reasons Why New Product & Business Innovation Fails In R&D and Technology Service Organizations

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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Indian IT: Growth & Innovation Crisis

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Indian IT: Growth & Innovation CrisisBusiness Crisis and Innovation Dilemma I discussed the problem of R&D centers around the globe ‘here’. The case for keeping senior employees is decreasing rapidly. … Continue reading

Aug 24

Growth Crisis of Indian IT-Part1: How Product Management Function Can Save Careers and Business

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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Indian IT: Growth & Innovation Crisis

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Indian IT: Growth & Innovation CrisisCrisis of R&D Service: You probably know this already. There is a set of organizations which provide services in IT, Engineering and R&D.  This article … Continue reading

Aug 20

Internet of Things – Things from MARS and Internet from VENUS: 5 Hidden Challenges for Internet-of-things

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The Context: Your company is a maker of a particular type of control device. It could be washing machine, building air-condition  or even a mission critical or life critical device. There are many diverse types of such ‘things’. Each is niche. … Continue reading