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No Chords Without Strings

No Chords Without Strings

Let me narrate three observations from my life, to share something that I have learnt. The first is about my love and hate for the Tamil language. Till I finished high school, I learnt Tamil language formally. I loved Tamil poetry and the great literary works....
Delegate – for betterment

Delegate – for betterment

Managing  a business or leading a team requires effective delegation of responsibilities. However, we often see this not happening effectively and as a result, progress gets hampered in many fronts.  Delegation is something we are exposed to a lot in our...
CHOW #273 – Perfectionist manager

CHOW #273 – Perfectionist manager

CleanEnv Corp, was building an eco system that will protect people from harmful pollution, by providing warning over personal devices like mobile phones, smart watches etc. One of the cofounders, Roger was an ace developer and was entrusted with the development of a...
CHOW #257 – Have some empathy

CHOW #257 – Have some empathy

Patrick was asked to join a new project for a healthcare company. He found out that the project is in a platform that he has good familiarity and also understands the domain very well. He was also preparing a paper as a part of his online certification course in...
CHOW #242 Impact of management style while WFH

CHOW #242 Impact of management style while WFH

Hema was the delivery head for a healthcare client with JCN incorporated. Rahim, Radha and Rachel, reported to Hema. Rahim was responsible for Software delivery, Radha for medical transcription and Rachel first-line IT support to the client.The three of them had their...
WFH – 1 year retrospective

WFH – 1 year retrospective

It is slightly over a year since we closed our office premises and started working from home. I had shared some initial observations in my earlier blog in July 2020. We have formed some methods to manage WFH and still learning to improve the way we do things. Some of...
CHOW# 225 – Leave your baggage behind

CHOW# 225 – Leave your baggage behind

Samson worked for five years and proved to be a good developer and a tech lead before being chosen to lead a project, with a lot of technical unknowns and challenges. Samson was very excited to lead the project and rolled his sleeves up and executed the specification...
Let someone else help you

Let someone else help you

One of the key lessons I have learnt over my working life is that solutions for many issues come from unexpected sources. When you are challenged by a major issue and you are struggling to solve, someone from outside, who is not involved in the same way as you, can...