Aug 31

Growth Crisis of Indian IT-Part3: 5 Benefits of ‘PASS Intrapreneurship’ for Global R&D Centers (and IT Service Providers)

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

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 – especially in Indian IT context. Also wrote about innovation and new business efforts … Continue reading

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 11

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

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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 … 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

May 17

PMO Practice Head: Driving Delivery Of All Projects

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Tech Company Casestudy

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Tech Company CasestudyProgram Management As the sales grew, the need for integrated solutions increased. This increased the number of projects involving multiple groups. Also for product within the same group, … Continue reading

May 17

Engineering Director: Accountability for R&D Management

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Tech Company Casestudy

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Tech Company CasestudyThe project is funded, thanks to the dynamic product manager. It is about to be started. ¬†Engineering director has to be accountable for the delivery of the solution. … Continue reading