Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Beyond the Hype: How Digital Transformation Impacts Enterprises

Every business across every industry is a technology business now. This has accelerated the pace of business transformation and technology innovation regardless of the products or services it offers. How to remain relevant with such pace of change. Read on.

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Organization Development, Software Development

Service mindset

Thought it will be worthwhile revisiting it based on several discussions earlier this week. Cloud/SaaS focus is more about the second 'S' in SaaS that stand for 'Service' over first 'S' - Software. It is the 'Service' aspect that differentiate SaaS with traditional Software product approaches - particularly in the enterprise space. There are various… Continue reading Service mindset

Agile, Organization Development, Software Development

Why Agile

Product organizations are going through significant transformation. Business/commercial expectations of the Product organizations are changing; customer (buyer) behaviors are changing; how software gets priced; distributed and implemented is changing; People/employee expectation within an organization is changing; etc. All of this has led to the Product organizations transforming their inner-working and organizing things differently. As someone… Continue reading Why Agile

Enterpreneurship, Personal

Employees, Customers and Shareholders – who comes first?

Key stakeholders of a company are its shareholders, customers and its employees. Businesses are organized for the benefit of its shareholders. Nevertheless, the question of corporate priorities and which one should come first, second, or last – is a never ending debate. From a company board and business order of priority perspective the answer would… Continue reading Employees, Customers and Shareholders – who comes first?

Organization Development, Personal, Software Development

Wanna play? Can you commit?

"It was my tongue that swore; my heart is unsworn" - Euripides We all have personally experienced, heard or seen examples where an individual or team accomplish goals that otherwise was seen hard to accomplish. It is the kind of stories that surprise people involved. You know about it when you experience it. And I am sure… Continue reading Wanna play? Can you commit?

Blogging, Enterpreneurship, Globalization, Organization Development, Personal

Paradox in business life

Life is full of paradoxes. All of us experience it on daily basis. Business life is no exception either. Few examples: Seek consensus or seek difference of opinion: Looking for consensus? But difference of opinion is what bring individuality and makes a place aspiring. However, you need a level of consensus to build buy-in for successful… Continue reading Paradox in business life

Agile, Blogging, Enterpreneurship, Globalization, Kaizen, Organization Development, Personal

In our lifetime…

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. - Charles Darwin In our life time - we saw: Computers came to life. And shrank in size as fast as they came while becoming extremely powerful Computers… Continue reading In our lifetime…

Blogging, Globalization, Organization Development, Personal

Teamwork and Collaboration

Earlier today, I stumbled on this video clip of John Chambers speaking to Harvard Business on few of the things changing on the organization front. It is vital in the current day and age where increasingly changing landscape and global competition that continue to shape things faster than ever before. The need to scale our… Continue reading Teamwork and Collaboration

Agile, Organization Development, Personal, Software Development

Leadership by Influence – Part Deux

This is in continuation to the earlier post...Here are few things I do more consciously than ever before in my own leadership journey: 1. Hire bright people and get out-of-the-way. It has been my rule #1 forever. Leaders are responsible for bringing in the bright talent and establish right organization processes/structure necessary that encourages desirable… Continue reading Leadership by Influence – Part Deux

Agile, Organization Development, Personal, Software Development

Collaborative Leadership – Leadership by Influence

Command and Control style leadership is outdated. Gone are the days when an organization look up to the leader and expect all the answers - or have leaders that expect to answer everything.  It limits what an organization can accomplish. Leaders who expect to have their fingers in every hole and micro manage stops much… Continue reading Collaborative Leadership – Leadership by Influence

Blogging, Personal, Software Development, Startups

Ideas that spread – wins!

Although it is an hour long video - but captures well why in today's world it is vital for everyone to remain connected with their customers and help spread ideas. Also, Seth has great delivery and captures this topic so eloquently. It is fun to hear some of his usual examples around slice bread or purple cow.… Continue reading Ideas that spread – wins!

Agile, Blogging, community sourcing, Enterpreneurship, Innovation, Internet, Organization Development, Startups

Market-ing: Make it personal

We live in a time where communicating to broad audience alone one way has limited reach and stickiness. To make a message sticky and gain viral spread - you want to communicate through your audience. You want to foster a community of influencers who can help spread your message and communicate for you. Ask someone… Continue reading Market-ing: Make it personal

Blogging, Enterpreneurship, Internet, Organization Development, Personal

Share your ideas – Social Media 101

I find myself in more situations lately educating others or asking others to embrace social media as part of professional life. It has become a norm for start up companies where social media is part of life. However, in established companies it is a journey: some leap forward and others need hand holding to get… Continue reading Share your ideas – Social Media 101

Blogging, Enterpreneurship, Internet, Software Development, Startups

Business of software

While talking to few acquaintances who are in the business of building different kind of software (Attention based; consumer product; SaaS; or others) than on-premise enterprise software products - it is interesting to observe similar discussion. This is probably the core nature of software business. At the end of the day it comes down to… Continue reading Business of software

enterprise, ERP, Kaizen, Software Development, Usability

Serving customer experience

Last few days I went through two separate incidents reminding me of poor business applications resulting into bad customer experience that can easily be avoided - should customer view point is considered while automating any business process.  1. My elder daughter who is now 17+ was in the process of buying a car. I decided… Continue reading Serving customer experience

Blogging, Personal

Bookworm

I love reading books. Books have been helpful and insightful in guiding me all along. Beside several great mentors  who supported, coached and guided me along - I credit few good business books in shaping my thought process thus far. My younger daughter, Mansi, is another bookworm. Over the last 2 years or so -… Continue reading Bookworm