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CHOW #222 – Connect & Learn

CHOW #222 – Connect & Learn

Nilanjana is a data  engineering architect for an analytics platform at a large IT company whose main business is to serve FMCG companies’ marketing teams. She comes with strong foundation in databases and data engineering. With her guidance and technical prowess...
Silver Linings

Silver Linings

The motivation for this blog is a recent realization that since the end of March 2020 when a lockdown began in India in response to the virus outbreak, until now which is almost mid-November, I have met more people and established more connections than I have in the...
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...