Program Manager Technique: Be “Doorvaasa” for Better Command

In most structures I have seen, program manager role does not have direct reports. Nor he is expected to be technical/domain person. He ends up passing data back and forth and making status reports. When things go wrong he is answerable. From the perspective of ‘check list for the job design’, the balance of authority … Read moreProgram Manager Technique: Be “Doorvaasa” for Better Command

Career Stagnation? 8 Magical Parameters to Prove You Wrong

Most people I have met has one worry on top of their mind. It is – career growth. All the time we see people  tense about career growth. In middle management it is the worst. If you talk to almost anyone, volcano of not having career growth erupts. After enjoyable challenges of early career, the … Read moreCareer Stagnation? 8 Magical Parameters to Prove You Wrong

Harvard Is Wrong About Performance Appraisal. And, You Don’t Care ?

I stumbled upon an article in Harvard Business Review about appraisal – “Let’s Abolish Self Appraisal”. Totally shocked to read it. The gist is –  Managers know the best. Since they know what rating to give, there is no need for self appraisal. Just pronounce the rating and close the meeting. In self appraisal, employees make false … Read moreHarvard Is Wrong About Performance Appraisal. And, You Don’t Care ?

Growth in Business: How to Reduce Stress? Structure it Better

Your organization is into few businesses. You already have set of competencies. Now suddenly the organization needs to expand into new paradigms involving very different processes and skills. Data analytics in company which had been only a low end IT service provider. Hardware competency in software company. Software skills in manufacturing SME with no prior … Read moreGrowth in Business: How to Reduce Stress? Structure it Better

Potential Next Move-Where Do You Fit? 5 Things to Do Even if You Are A Loyal Employee

Spent 10 years in one company. Had great moments together. Became expert in the domain. Also you have grown to managerial role. What If Your Company Does Not Need You? Floated Resume. But got no responses. what is wrong? For the open roles outside, you are a wrong fit. Every company’s structure is different and … Read morePotential Next Move-Where Do You Fit? 5 Things to Do Even if You Are A Loyal Employee

Program Manager: Delivery Responsibility of the Program

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Tech Company Casestudy

After getting assigned as program manager by director, program manager quickly starts his work. His job is complex: Nobody reports to him. He needs to get the delivery done from members named by EMs. He may not have the right technical background to fully understand what technical members. But, Has good past experience of successes and … Read moreProgram Manager: Delivery Responsibility of the Program

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