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Setting the Limits : Span of Control is NOT About Headcount
What is span of control? You have heard this. Span of control is the number of people you could effectively manage. Essentially it is about how much one [...]
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Clean India Initiative: Building the Case for Project Management Office
Most intolerable things about India – the filth, lack of civic amenities and civic sense. In spite of rising incomes in terms of currency, it remains [...]
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Indian IT Service: Want to survive? Downgrade to CMM Level 3 from Level 5
There is spurt of doomsday predictions for Indian IT service. There are many bloggers emerging. All are stating one reality. The  outsourcing party is [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Indian Standard (Meeting) Time May Not Be about Culture
04:06 PM. An important meeting. Six minutes past the start time, conf room is full of empty chairs with few exceptions. One of them is a German. After 15 [...]
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Project Acquisition Story: Software Services CEOs, Focus on Footsoldiers!
It was celebration time ! The team had won a new client which is a global energy major from Europe. It was a multi-year project of software product [...]
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Change Management in Organizations – Peacock & Swans: 3 Lessons to Take Home
Post 2008, world is not the same. There are business scenarios changing. Too many organizations want to change, for right reasons. Here is a story I learnt [...]
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Vendor Management: Fixed Price Contract for Risk Transfer? 4 Risks You Still Own in R&D Projects
We have heard this thousand times… Outsourcing greatly helps in managing better. There are variety of ways to design the project contract between [...]
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Lord Ganesha & Uncle Sam: Time to Thank the Government. (5 Reasons Why You Should)
Mid-September. Time for Ganesha festival for those associated with Indian traditions. While there are many interpretations of the symbolism of Ganesha, [...]
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5 Rules to Select Consultant for Enterprise Agile Adoption
Everybody says that your organization should either go agile or go out of business. Quite an advice. Huh ? While going agile, you may pilot with well [...]
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Agile, SCRUM and COMMUNISM: Must-follow Survival Guide for Your Organization
These days we all love agile. Don’t we? It improves release cycle Cheaper and better And – it is agile Team loves agile Fashionable But, I am [...]