Professional Skills

Office Hours

Importance of Punctuality and Core Hours

Discipline is a mandatory part of professional growth in stature, especially in Project Management. As a Project Manager, it is part of my job not only to adopt discipline in my professional life but also to translate the same into my team as well.  In order to follow your team, there should be clearly defined...


Line Managers

The Multi-Manager

“Experience of working with multiple managers simultaneously” During the early part of my career, I believe that I was very lucky to have a chance to work in a large PMO. The employer also had very well-defined processes in place and because of that, there were always a lot of things to learn. But despite...


SpeakUp

Speak Up your Thoughts

As a professional, it is always good to hear from others and get a chance to discuss and explore different aspects. Learning from other’s experiences is also an art as it requires patience to listen and understand other people before you can share your feedback. Over the years, I learned that you have to...


Overtime

Overtime

It is now very common, especially for IT related professionals, to work during odd hours or extra hours. It is not just the managers but the resources themselves have got used to this habit and this has become a “Industry Norm” for professionals to work beyond office hours and during weekends.  Continuing my discussion from...


After Hours

After Hours

With advancement in technology and ever growing increase in the use of mobile devices, professionals are quite used to checking and responding to the emails on-the-go. Everything has its price and so does the advancements in technology. As the mobile devices provide flexibility of access 24x7 to the users, it means that they will...


No

Learn to say “No”

It is always very pleasing to have a “Yes Man” around you especially if you are leading a team with a reasonable number of team members. I always believe that a “Yes Man” is like slow poison. It slowly, but surely, destroys the whole system sometimes without even letting the host realize it. The Agile...