• In Technology Projects, technical managers can perform far better! What is your opinion?

    As per me in the current technology world, managers with strong technology background are more equipped to challenge teams to higher productivity levels and lead by example. I have been watching this and trying to gather data for myself from all different clients and offices I have worked in last few years. Everywhere I have seen that managers with strong technology background have more hold on the project and are more clear in their communication as they know what exactly is going in the team. From team’s side they know that there is a place they can go in hour of need hence leading to better relationship with the Manager.…

  • Innovation moving EAST

    After reading an article on “3D Express Coach” (also called a “three-dimensional fast bus”) that will allow cars less than 2 meters high to travel underneath the upper level carrying passengers at Huffington post today I am enough motivated to think and write on this good aspect of the moving East. Few years ago as a kid I always saw my elders (parents, relatives, friends) all running in the race to exist. Majority of the population in India was a part of the survival game only. I belong to the City Beautiful, Chandigarh in India where bicycles and scooters used to rule the road while cars were only reserved for…

  • Journey to be a PMP was 10 days long!

    I have been reading various forums for a long time and finally decided to get PMP done few weeks ago. Here is my schedule of action with exact dates on my journey for the project management certification: August 19 2010:::: Enrolled for the PMStudy class for PMP in Milwaukee, WI, USA August 20 2010:::: Not yet started the online study material for PMP August 21 2010:::: Started with the online study material for PMP exam. The only thing I did that day was to memorize the process chart and the formulas provided by PMStudy. (Excellent chart from PMStudy) August 22, 2010:::: Practiced the process chart only once August 23, 2010:…

  • Managing Effectively, Yourself First!

    Leadership is all by example and that is what I have understood and learnt till now. Starting in childhood at the age of 6 or 7 years, the first time my teacher choose me to be a class monitor and then when the college election parties used to win me over for their campaign so that they can win my block and now while leading multiple teams with vivid roles and responsibilities in the corporate world this is what I have learnt again and again. The biggest chapter in leadership I have learnt comes from my association with the spiritual path I follow (http://knowthyselfassoul.org). While doing social work there I…