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War and Warriors: Part 1- Rapid Teaming

War and Warriors: Part 1- Rapid Teaming

I volunteered as a Corona Warrior during the lockdown period from 23rd March until 17th May and continue to volunteer towards covid-19 efforts. The blog came into being through several questions posed by friends, well-wishers and colleagues. This is only the start of...
Chow # 179 – Finding a Balance

Chow # 179 – Finding a Balance

Kiran is a technical excellence leader and Priya a program manager for a marketing analytics platform of a large multinational marketing and brand awareness company. 4 engineering teams are building software and analytical models to deliver insights via this platform....
Rise, fall and rise again

Rise, fall and rise again

Our choir in school was a group of about 55 girls at any time, organized so singers of similar voices were grouped together to create blended harmonious music. The music conductor was our music teacher who also played the piano, our guiding instrument. We regularly...
CHOW# 160 – Stepping into new shoes

CHOW# 160 – Stepping into new shoes

Akhil is a seasoned engineering senior manager at a technology company. He has led and guided many successful projects including ones that have complex architectures to scale and deliver high availability platforms. His organization has recently decided to adopt agile...
Doing little things makes big things happen

Doing little things makes big things happen

I love the game of basketball. I had the opportunity to play it for a long time and competitively. It taught me a lot about practice amongst other things, some of which I use today as an agile coach. What are little things? It starts with paying attention to details...
CHOW #141 – A Road Less Travelled

CHOW #141 – A Road Less Travelled

Seema is a new entrant into the role of a Product Manager. She had been a developer for about 3 years prior to taking on this new role. Several folks she spoke to encouraged her to take on the new challenge and experiment. The company she is working for is an...
A Key Skill for Product Managers

A Key Skill for Product Managers

Product Managers are constantly engaging and interacting with several functions and diverse stakeholder personas to design, develop, deliver and support a product. They are gathering information, weighing options, trying to make the best decisions and carrying...
CHOW #123 – Help Kamal’s mission be successful

CHOW #123 – Help Kamal’s mission be successful

Kamal is a product manager in a IoT based energy analytics company called SafeHomes. The company hit a jackpot when they launched their first product suite for intelligently managing home security systems. SafeHomes has a client base of over 1000 home owners. They...