Jul 26

Program Manager Technique: Be “Doorvaasa” for Better Command

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In most structures I have seen, program manager role does not have direct reports. Nor he is expected to be technical/domain person. He ends up passing data back and forth and making status reports. When things go wrong he is … Continue reading

Jul 25

Career Stagnation? 8 Magical Parameters to Prove You Wrong

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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 … Continue reading

Jun 20

Harvard Is Wrong About Performance Appraisal. And, You Don’t Care ?

I stumbled upon an article in Harvard Business Review about appraisal – “Let’s Abolish Self Appraisal”. Totally shocked to read it. The gist is –  Managers know the best. Since they know what rating to give, there is no need for … Continue reading

Jun 09

Growth in Business: How to Reduce Stress? Structure it Better

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Your organization is into few businesses. You already have set of competencies. Now suddenly the organization needs to expand into new paradigms involving very different processes and skills. Data analytics in company which had been only a low end IT … Continue reading

Jun 03

Potential Next Move-Where Do You Fit? 5 Things to Do Even if You Are A Loyal Employee

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Spent 10 years in one company. Had great moments together. Became expert in the domain. Also you have grown to managerial role. What If Your Company Does Not Need You? Floated Resume. But got no responses. what is wrong? For … Continue reading

May 19

Program Manager: Delivery Responsibility of the Program

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Tech Company Casestudy

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Tech Company CasestudyAfter getting assigned as program manager by director, program manager quickly starts his work. His job is complex: Nobody reports to him. He needs to get the delivery done … Continue reading