Long distance solitary travel typically require entertainment – music, books, movies etc. Sometimes, none of these are available – one prefers to sleep.
In one recent journey, I tried to sleep but couldn’t. I ended up making some abstractions about life stages, project team compositions and came up with a chain of thought roughly resembling what is given below! It all started with my mind recalling the details of a recent project… I first started a mental estimation of the effort involved & the team size that would be effective etc. Then it stuck me! Instead of the number, I should look at the kind of roles that the large project will need… Continue reading
One of the areas of my interest has always been statistical characterization of systems. Continue reading
Recently, I participated in NASSCOM Engineering Summit conducted in Pune as one of two panelists for the roundtable discussion on “Telecom: Blending Costs and Innovation”. This post is a continuation of my views expressed during that event. Continue reading
People keep talking about the importance of attitude over aptitude, especially in the context of individual development. Personally, I have encountered many cases where attitude makes up for aptitude. However, one does not associate such statements to be with an organization, in general. And yet, that is exactly what I was left thinking about an incumbent Service Provider’s business approach after a recent meeting with their top management team, dealing with an urgent need to transform their business. Continue reading
My company recently underwent a series of changes at the top level. This was brought about by a recent acquisition and the need to redistribute the Executive Management across the two organizations. So, we now have a new CEO – who also was part of the previous governing structure too. This post is not about corporate dynamics and how a change of CEO affects our life – but more about how the 21st century organization creates what I call “Blogger’s Block” in bloggers! Continue reading