When you code for automation, it eliminates manual tasks. When you code for code that automates and teach it to become smarter over time, you industrialize an entire talent group.
An artist creates her work as an aggregate of her creativity applied across many layers of perception for an immersive experience for the audience, no matter if you are reading a poem, enjoying a book, or staring at a painting. In that sense, engineers may not be too different. What does an engineer do? To deliver... Continue Reading →
The popular character forged by movies and TV series for a successful consultant often involves a pompous extrovert, mostly male, sweeping the clients off their feet with his pretentious know-it-all jargon. In reality, successful women and men leaders in consulting from whom I have learned the most have been introverts. They are great at direct... Continue Reading →
When Mike Tyson was asked by a reporter whether he was worried about Evander Holyfield and his fight plan he answered, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Most work communities establish values to guide the culture in their organizations. It is relatively easy to define a set of values to... Continue Reading →
Perfection in evaluating careers spanning across years during one round of discussion is a myth. Your role as an interviewer is to minimize subjectivity in the process.
We all appreciate what it takes for someone to run a marathon, even if not many of us have attempted it. At some point in our lives, we all have given a shot for a quick sprint or a long jog and know how hard it is to sustain it for 26.2 miles. However, it... Continue Reading →
Agile has become the rug underneath which transformation programs hide the delayed decisions that are critical for the business and technology scaffolding needed to support the implementation.
Life lessons emerge from a deep-rooted underlying shortcoming. Such situations often require extended experiential learning from mentors that lasts years. If done right, life lessons create such a paradigm shift that the learnings become an integral part of your identity. As we get close to turning the page on this decade, sharing a personal retrospective... Continue Reading →
The early years of computer programming had a singular focus on the underlying data and processes being automated with a naive disregard for the human working with the application. As the audience for the computer applications outgrew the back-office personnel to include everyday users, the discipline of human-centered design has become critical to elevate the... Continue Reading →
It is far too common to see strong candidates barely being able to keep it together in the final stretch of the interview when presented with the opportunity to ask questions. I have heard everything from “I have no questions” to a barrage of follow-up queries on a narrow topic. Candidates who fare well on... Continue Reading →