How to Survive in a Country of the Blind (Startup!)

How to Survive in a Country of the Blind (Startup!)

Remember if there is no business, all those best practices and the processes will have no meaning. A fundamental point to keep in mind that you joined a “startup” that is not a Fortune 500 company, yet. However, you have a chance to make it one – so do your best, they need your leadership, make it count.

A Way to Fast-Track Promotion

A Way to Fast-Track Promotion

The senior management, human resources department, and other authorities in companies are hungry for under the hood information. Believe it or not, they want you to be successful (which includes your promotion). After all, your success defines their success.

Seven Steps for the IT Work Commoditization – Factory Mode Development

Seven Steps for the IT Work Commoditization – Factory Mode Development

While assigning a budget to any IT program, the senior leadership assumes that their managers will implement creative and innovative solutions. After all, the top dollars are used to fund the so-called “experts” and “consultants” to help the IT teams. One of the solutions could be in the commoditization of the IT work that teams would do in an assembly line factory mode.

Does Approved Budget Mean No Cost Control

Does Approved Budget Mean No Cost Control

The approval boards and committees should applaud the forthright open and honest behavior of cost savings and funding adjustments; rather than punishing it by making a red mark on the virtual credit rating of the team for future funding and budget approval

Focus More on People Process, Less on IT Tools

Focus More on People Process, Less on IT Tools

IT Tools are as good as the people-process using them. Pay attention to the people and their processes more than the tool. After all, the people define the processes, and tools are there to serve, not the other way round.

Why Every Corporate Division should Run like a Business

Why Every Corporate Division should Run like a Business

The business thinking fosters the design thinking, agility, innovation, and creativity at its core encapsulated under the cross-division people collaboration. The Brad Pitt’s movie “Moneyball” was an awesome example of how one can do great things with teamwork using everyone’s strengths, even if everyone is not an “A-grade” player.

Corporate Entrepreneurs are Leaders of Agile and MVP

Corporate Entrepreneurs are Leaders of Agile and MVP

Corporate entrepreneurs do things like Matt Damon did in the movie, The Martian (2015), where he grew potatoes at an uninhabited planet with almost no resources and millions of obstacles, only with his sheer will, wit, hard-work, and instincts to survive in the uncooperative environment.

Dare to ask, Why?

Dare to ask, Why?

Handle IT customers and PMs with kids gloves. The opinions disguised or construed as the requirements may act as initial cracks in the foundation of the product for which the development has not even begun yet. Ask why? why not? what if?