Aug 07

Team Conflicts: How to Clear Mental Blocks, Stop Fights and Bring Back Good Times? Host a Listening Session

Conflict-Resolution

Imagine this. You have a critical project. The people with right expertise have been brought together.The project is in critical stage. All stakeholders know the members who are dedicated, hard working and have acquired very good skills. Suddenly you realize … Continue reading

Jul 30

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

SCRUM-Communism

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

Jul 26

Program Manager Technique: Be “Doorvaasa” for Better Command

ProgramManager-Durvasa-wikicmns

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

Career-Stagnation

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

Jul 11

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

Technical Specialist

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 30

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

Miss Congeniality (2000)--William Shatner & Sandra Bullock

  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 … Continue reading