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Over-Qualified for the Job? 5 Factors That Pull You Down
As manager, planning to hire overqualified professional for a role? If you are on the other side of the table- thinking of going to lower job than what you [...]
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 [...]
That Little Voice Says.. Action is better than Words. It is Killing.
Action speaks louder than words We have been told – ‘action speaks louder than words’. We all know it is true. But, for some of us [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Growth Crisis of Indian IT-Part3: 5 Benefits of ‘PASS Intrapreneurship’ for Global R&D Centers (and IT Service Providers)
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 – [...]
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 CrisisBusiness Crisis and Innovation Dilemma I discussed the problem of R&D [...]
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 CrisisCrisis of R&D Service: You probably know this already. There is a set [...]
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 [...]
You MUST Mandate this Management Training to New Members on Day-1. Interns Included.
The Issue Recent incident – In the community I live in, we had meeting to discuss crucial issues. Within no time, the meeting turns into name calling [...]
Team Conflicts: How to Clear Mental Blocks, Stop Fights and Bring Back Good Times? Host a Listening Session
Imagine this. You have a critical project. The people with right expertise have been brought together.The project is in critical stage. All stakeholders [...]