Category Archives: Technical Management

Software architect, system engineer, specialist, tech lead, technical lead, tech manager. Technical career path, Job design technical

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

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

Business 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. This is the scenario where the organization does not control the product and its road map. The organization entity gets revenue from billing R&D service efforts. Those customers do have… Read More »

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

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

Crisis 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 is about the crisis they are facing today. In particular – about these organizations in India which started booming in late 1990s.  And how they can re-invent. These R&D organizations fall into… Read More »

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

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. i.e. there are too many niche, but small specialized industries. Let me call these collectively… Read More »

Career Stagnation? 8 Magical Parameters to Prove You Wrong

Most people I have met has one worry on top of their mind. It is – career growth. All the time we see people  tense about career growth. In middle management it is the worst. If you talk to almost anyone, volcano of not having career growth erupts. After enjoyable challenges of early career, the… Read More »

Grooming Technical Specialist to Technical Lead: 5 Critical Factors for Successful Role Transition

As a manager, how do you define the most valuable technical member in your team? He is Quite hardworking Is a specialist in his area of expertise Keen on learning new topics around technology and the domain Very hands on Customers like him You are highly depending upon him So far so good. Within no… Read More »

Innovation: I Believe In World Peace .. And Cloud Computing.

  Ms. Congeniality Year 2000.  Beauty pageant question to Sandra Bullock: “What is the one most important thing worlds needs ? “ Sandra Bullock: “Harsher punishment for parole violators” Total Silence. She adds “..World Peace”.  Now all the cheers and claps.  Like world peace in Ms. World, it is Cloud in technology sector. Today we… Read More »

Software Release Manager: Highly Meticulous Job

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Tech Company Casestudy

The project OVES is expected to have significant code base. It may run into 2 million lines of source code. The code developed fresh for OVES would be a fraction of this. However lot of reuse was expected from existing products. Video Editor and Tools have existed for several years. Several releases have happened in… Read More »

Lead Architect: Clarity of Technical Roles (Or Lack of It)

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Tech Company Casestudy

The Lead Architect in this company is a rather new role. The person who is playing the role had made valuable contributions in the past in some of the products. He is very good in technology and also has deep understanding of the products. He is well networked with technical community. In the past he… Read More »