Jun 15

Project Acquisition Story: Software Services CEOs, Focus on Footsoldiers!

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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 planning and execution. High value engagement from the perspective of both organizations. … Continue reading

Jan 09

Change Management in Organizations – Peacock & Swans: 3 Lessons to Take Home

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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 in a leadership workshop a decade back. Unfortunately I do not remember who spoke. Credit … 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

Sep 07

Lord Ganesha & Uncle Sam: Time to Thank the Government. (5 Reasons Why You Should)

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Mid-September. Time for Ganesha festival for those associated with Indian traditions. While there are many interpretations of the symbolism of Ganesha, here is what I liked the most: Lord Ganesha Is the Government in Personified Form.  Ganesha is known for … Continue reading

Jul 31

5 Rules to Select Consultant for Enterprise Agile Adoption

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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 proven team. Ask them to read up and start a pilot project. In … Continue reading

Jul 30

Agile, SCRUM and COMMUNISM: Must-follow Survival Guide for Your Organization

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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 afraid  – Agile is increasingly sounding like communism- rather socialism: 1. Discussions, books … Continue reading