Aug 30

Career Paths Do Not Exist. If They Do, They Are More like Bangalore Traffic Lanes.

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Presentation time for my group. Human Resources manager presents the career paths that exist in the organization as I look on. “Good morning everyone. Let me walk you through the exciting career paths for you here!”. She went on to … Continue reading

Nov 17

Over-Qualified for the Job? 5 Factors That Pull You Down

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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 are qualified for? I have been on both sides. Also i have … Continue reading

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

Aug 24

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

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

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 of organizations which provide services in IT, Engineering and R&D.  This article … Continue reading

Jul 30

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

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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

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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