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Monkeys

If you throw peanuts, you will get monkeys

"The Cost of Quality" More than a decade ago, I was working with another Senior Consultant. He  remarked a phrase about the team “If you throw peanuts, you will get monkeys”. The phrase was mainly targeted at the resource experience and output quality. Since he said it out loud so the remarks were not taken...


performance

You cannot improve what you cannot measure

To improve anything, you should be able to compare it with some (external or internal) standards and benchmarks. It helps you to know your strong and weak areas to know where to work more. Continuing on my article “The Number Game”, performance measurement and performance management is a mandatory department for any sophisticated and modern...


Number Game

The Number Game

It is common for companies to have a regular annual evaluation system. As discussed in my other article, The Issue with Typical Performance Measurement, I firmly believe that a company should have a much more detailed evaluation matrix and system. During my career, I have worked with many customers, especially software development companies, to form...


Interviewer

The Effective Interviewer

Being an effective interviewer is the other side of the coin, following up on our discussion from another article “Give Respect to Interviews”. The interviewer has to be prepared for this activity as much as the candidate. There are a few observations regarding the Interviewers during the Interview activity:Part of your Job: The interviews are...


Kanban

Can Kanban be really implemented in Software Engineering?

Kanban is believed to be introduced and first used by Car Manufacturing Industry so it is therefore expected to be more suited for that domain as it was deigned to serve the needs of that particular domain. Software Development companies are adopting various Agile methodologies and Kanban is also becoming a famous tool. There are...


REACH

REACH

REACH is an exclusive copy right concept of OGMC. This is derived through the collective experience, knowledge and research of M. Zeeshan Ali and myself Saqib J. John, this is also the part of our next OGMC Publication titled as “Remote Project Management in Pandemic & Beyond”. The purpose and phenomena behind the R.E.A.C.H is...


Lesson Learned

What if a Project Ends on Time?

Throughout my career, one question I have been asked many times, especially in interviews, that what will you do if an activity is late as per actual plan? To which I often respond that it is rare for projects not to face any delays and the question should be that “What will you do...


Performance Measurement

The issue with typical Performance Measurement

Performance management has traditionally been considered as evaluation of employees by its line manager or senior peer. This evaluation, for me, has few limitations. First one is that the whole evaluation is based on the mindset and perception of the evaluator regarding the candidate and is more affected by the working relation between the...


Agile Practitioner Key Notes

“Agile Practitioner Key Notes” is on sale now

OGMC Publications' new book, “Agile Practitioner Key Notes” is on sale now“This book is the shortest way for the students and professionals who wants to enhance their knowledge, skills and expertise on the Agile transition, Agile culture and Agile handling of projects. This book not only aims to provide quick career boost in a...


Lesson Learned from one of my successful Project

“Journey through a Master Piece”  I have been a lucky enough as a project manager to be involved in over 100 projects during my career and I would like to share few important lesson learnt from one of my most successfully completed project. Project Dimensions This project was a large scale, public sector project having worth of...