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Not just planning, presentation too… and beyond

Not just planning, presentation too… and beyond

In the late eighties we were working on an enhanced version of the InstaPlan, a project management software for IBM PC Compatibles. Those were the days before the advent of email, the Product Manager was located in the US and the development team in India. We used to...
CHOW # 105 – Uncertainty to Certainty

CHOW # 105 – Uncertainty to Certainty

You are a program manager with an IT Service Provider handling a project for a U.S. based client. The client uses three different telecom service providers and pays large bills every month – for a few hundred thousand calls that cost them millions of dollars....
Facing uncertainty

Facing uncertainty

In one of my earlier blogs, I had written about some of the thoughts that plague a manager’s mind (refer http://pm-powerconsulting.com/blog/thoughts-plague-managers-mind/). Top of the list was about the ability to make commitments and deliver on them in the face...
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...
Thoughts that plague a manager’s mind

Thoughts that plague a manager’s mind

As a consultant, I come across many project and program managers in the IT world. I always wondered why most of their faces looked to be in pain. I was then enlightened by a long-time family friend who happens to be a homemaker. She mockingly said, “Hadn’t...