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How Exaggerated Constraints can help bring disruptive innovation?

In building products we often come across constraints. Whether it is technical constraint, a business constraint, a statutory constraint or financial constraint, it impedes our activity. It is often these constraints that leads to innovation. When the vision is sacrosanct, Read more…


One exercise every agile team must do

Back in 2007, one Friday afternoon, my manager called me in to his office, just as I was about to call it a week. He had just returned from a certification course that he was participating for a week. He Read more…


Keep Your Presentation Crisp And Clear

This is the second of a series of my posts on the key take ways from the recently concluded Project Management National Conference 2014 in Hyderabad, India. This post talks about how Alyque Padamsee kept his presentation very simple and made his point effectively.


The one extra degree

This is the first of a series of my posts on the key take ways from the recently concluded Project Management National Conference 2014 in Hyderabad, India. This is my interpretation of the concepts presented in the conference. Every time in Read more…


The Trust Axis

When I bought a new car a couple of years back, I was very possessive about it. I did not like even a speck of dirt or a single scratch on it. The time for the first service came and Read more…


The PHONE Dilemma

The moment you grab the news paper in the morning, you are welcomed with full paged adverts of exciting offers on the latest and the greatest smartphone.  The deals are so enticing that you would just want to login to Read more…


Zig Zigler

Today I learnt a very important lesson. Its actually Sales guru, Zig Zigler’s wisdom. His concept says when you encounter a bad treatment while trying to make a sale, instead of treating it as an experience, treat it as an Read more…


The Power of being “LIVE”

After every project, every big milestone, we learn a lot of best practices that can change the way we work. One of the biggest challenge in adopting these best practices is consistency. Although, these are “best practices”, they often end up Read more…


Vertical feature teams in agile

Very enthusiastically, we embraced the vertical feature team concept. It made real sense to have the developers and testers to be in the same team. After two iterations, we observed some pros ane cons of it. We witnessed an unprecedented Read more…


Deferred Email Send!

I recently added a small piece of code in my Outlook 2010 VBA. This code will essentially delay the email by 1 minute before it is actually sent to the recipient(s). My experience from the last two days have been extremely Read more…