Dec 24

Indian R&D Management- Bringing Together Universities and Industry: 4 *Urgently* Needed Steps

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It was an innovation project outside the regular product development. We needed advanced Image processing expertise. And, we did not have the right specialist who could do the research. “Why don’t we use this premier govt research institute? ” A good … Continue reading

Nov 02

Importing R&D Hardware: How History is Holding Back Global R&D from India

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1717 AD. Calcutta. Fort William. There were encouragements to do export business. Global business is good. There were tax breaks for export oriented units. No wonder the empire was the largest economy on the  planet. East India company, first British … Continue reading

Aug 07

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

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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

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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

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