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Chow # 137: Is spending slack time on self development good?

Saugandhika came to me with one of those tricky questions. Shiv, she asked – what should I tell my team member, who, for this discussion, shall remain unnamed, was spotted binge watching tech videos, pretty much all day, yesterday. My first reaction was, Wow!...
CHOW #135: Weigh in on some weighty Agile questions!

CHOW #135: Weigh in on some weighty Agile questions!

In PM Power’s Enterprise Agile Transformation practice, customers – either starting on Agile adoption or reviewing their current state – often ask us questions like the ones below. What would be your answers for them? You can answer as many as you...
CHOW #128: Back to the Drawing Board

CHOW #128: Back to the Drawing Board

Peter is a project manager, who has delivered many software projects in Airlines ticketing and reservations successfully, on-time and within budget. He just signed up to deliver an analytics platform for revenue enhancement, which involved storing and analyzing...
CHOW #120 – Workacholic Manager

CHOW #120 – Workacholic Manager

You joined this team couple of months back. You notice that your manager generally works very long hours  on week-days and comes to work on certain week-ends too. You are concerned that you would not get good appraisal if you do not work similar hours. Exercise:...
CHOW #90- Critical conversation

CHOW #90- Critical conversation

Nipun Sehgal was the designated QnC (IT Service Provider) Program Manager for the engagement with Spot-On Power Solutions (SOPS) to develop their next generation Analytics solution. A key assumption in the QnC proposal was the re-use of artefacts from the earlier...