Middle Management Insights

Clean India Initiative: Building the Case for Project Management Office

Most intolerable things about India – the filth, lack of civic amenities and civic sense. In spite of rising incomes in terms of currency, it remains among toughest places to live and low on human development factor. Indian leadership has rightly taken up the cause of clean India. It had great kick off. It excited … Read moreClean India Initiative: Building the Case for Project Management Office

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Lord Ganesha & Uncle Sam: Time to Thank the Government. (5 Reasons Why You Should)

Mid-September. Time for Ganesha festival for those associated with Indian traditions. While there are many interpretations of the symbolism of Ganesha, here is what I liked the most: Lord Ganesha Is the Government in Personified Form.  Ganesha is known for the ability to help and the ability to harm. Large ears: Ability to listen. We … Read moreLord Ganesha & Uncle Sam: Time to Thank the Government. (5 Reasons Why You Should)

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5 Rules to Select Consultant for Enterprise Agile Adoption

Everybody says that your organization should either go agile or go out of business. Quite an advice. Huh ? While going agile, you may pilot with well proven team. Ask them to read up and start a pilot project. In case this is not feasible, you may decide to hire an agile coach to help … Read more5 Rules to Select Consultant for Enterprise Agile Adoption

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Agile, SCRUM and COMMUNISM: Must-follow Survival Guide for Your Organization

These days we all love agile. Don’t we? It improves release cycle Cheaper and better And – it is agile Team loves agile Fashionable But, I am afraid  – Agile is increasingly sounding like communism- rather socialism: 1. Discussions, books and trainings talk about destroying existing processesand creating fresh ones from scratch 2. Developers,  after … Read moreAgile, SCRUM and COMMUNISM: Must-follow Survival Guide for Your Organization

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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

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