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Up and down the scope management ladder

Up and down the scope management ladder

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Many of us as rookie Project Managers have got this thing dinned into our heads early in our careers. Manage Scope or perish – especially, if you have bid fixed price to a customer for software development. But the practice of...
A Tale of Two Books

A Tale of Two Books

Photo by Torsten Dederichs on Unsplash As I write this post, I am reminded of a classic novel – A Tale of Two Cities, with the story happening in Paris and London around the time of the French revolution. The story events reflect the prevalent culture –...
CHOW #275: Agile HR!

CHOW #275: Agile HR!

This Challenge of the Week (CHOW) is related to the blog on “Doing Agile Right – Balance”. Kishore is a friend of mine and head of the people function in a young software organization based in Mumbai. He got inspired by the book Doing Agile Right...
Doing Agile Right – Balance!

Doing Agile Right – Balance!

From the book cover: Agile has the power to transform work – but only if it is implemented the right way. The book dispels the myths and misconceptions that have accompanied agile’s rise to prominence – that it can reshape an organization all at once; or that it...
CHOW#268 : Grandma’s TV remote

CHOW#268 : Grandma’s TV remote

While attempting this CHOW, you could also take a look at a related blog “Digital Divide – By zero?!”. My grandma is in her 80’s and lives by herself in Chennai. She is quite sharp and also strong-willed; loves Chennai and her circle of friends in Mylapore. I am...
Digital Divide – By Zero?!

Digital Divide – By Zero?!

Divide by zero? No, not allowed, indeterminate etc., our math teachers told us. At that time, most of us did not ask “But, why?” As students, ours was not to question teachers – at least back then. Recently, I came across a nice simple answer. Here goes. Apparently,...
CHOW #234 – Psycho safety: in two minds?

CHOW #234 – Psycho safety: in two minds?

Phiroze Batliwala is the leader of a team enhancing a software product with advanced features for forecasting consumer behaviour. His team consisted of three senior members and six relatively fresh people. The three seniors generally led discussions on technical...