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Career Paths Do Not Exist. If They Do, They Are More like Bangalore Traffic Lanes.
Presentation time for my group. Human Resources manager presents the career paths that exist in the organization as I look on. “Good morning [...]
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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 [...]
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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 – [...]
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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 [...]
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Agile, SCRUM and COMMUNISM: Must-follow Survival Guide for Your Organization
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 [...]
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Program Manager Technique: Be “Doorvaasa” for Better Command
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 [...]
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Grooming Technical Specialist to Technical Lead: 5 Critical Factors for Successful Role Transition
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 [...]
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. [...]
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4 Golden Rules of Organization Design: Do not Ruin Your Company By Creating Unnecessary Roles
As company grows, people grow in titles, salary etc. At some point, the growth slows. You will be tempted to create opportunities to keep people happy. Is [...]
Program Manager: Delivery Responsibility of the Program
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 [...]
Engineering Manager: The Job of Line Management
This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Tech Company CasestudyAfter Engineering Director tasked them, the engineering managers swing into action. [...]
Engineering Director: Accountability for R&D Management
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. [...]