Category Archives: Software Projects

Health

Do you want to have better health for the long-term? Here is a short list of things I have found that can help Consistent exercise is important and crucial for your long-term health Sleep is the best supplement available Fasting … Continue reading

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Better Consultant

What makes a good consultant? I brainstormed a list of behaviors and skills from personal experience. I wanted to keep the list to seven key points. The goal was to use the constraint to sharpen my own thinking on what … Continue reading

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Long-term thinking

Thinking long-term coupled with daily actions can be a strategic advantage and a superpower. Jeff Bezos likes to say that the revenue and profits in this quarter was decided about five years back. In a way, he is saying that … Continue reading

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Happiness lessons from a 92-year old woman

As a Consultant, I have noticed that my happiness is dictated by my Client’s actions (what they do or do not do). A Client signing a deal is a cause for celebration and losing a deal is equally painful. Happiness … Continue reading

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How to be a Remarkable Project Manager

Here are notes from my talk at Spark Conference 2015. Enjoy! I broke my talk down to the following four areas. Self-Improvement One of the best investments we can make is to understand ourselves. Focus on figuring out your Top 3 … Continue reading

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Tips for better decision making

As I wrote my last post about the psychology of decision making, I started thinking about some tips that I could share about decision making. As I formulated some of the tips, I realized that Scott Berkun’s checklist captures the essentials quite well. … Continue reading

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Psychology of decision making

One key aspect of software projects is the ability to make good decisions. At the project management level, there is a healthy tension between what can be delivered, by whom, and when (with budgets looming in the background!). Even architects, … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Goal Setting .. Stories from Success

In my previous blog post, I looked at my failures around goal setting and discussed behavioral patterns I felt were the root causes for my failures. In this post, I will write about behavioral patterns that led to my success … Continue reading

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Root cause of software project failure

While reading Glen Alleman’s blog, I came across an article in CrossTalk – The Journal of Defense Software Engineering – that discusses the core problem of project failure. The article was titled, Knowledge: The Core Problem of Project Failure. I … Continue reading

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You get what you ask for!

I had a discussion with an acquaintance recently and the discussion reinforced some of the lessons that I have learned in my own professional career. The acquaintance mentioned an application that they had developed in the past year. The application … Continue reading

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