This is the free e-book I have drafted. This book will provide inside into the world of organization issues while developing software products. This book, Delivery Excellence in software Product Development by Chandan Lal Patary is having all these chapters. ==================================================
Productivity Improvement through Right Governance
Organizational Survival know-how in Transforming Era
Challenges in Smart Grid Project Execution, View from a Manager
Challenges with quality assurance for distributed agile team and research based product development
Lean software testing for increasing customer value and reduce execution cycle time
Process for software product development effort estimation and benchmarking of industrial applications
Rapid Product Delivery through Collaborative Release Management
Cultural Transformation: Transitioning from Plan Driven to Value Driven Delivery
Operational excellence through Agile Practices
Large Scale Software Project Execution
Bringing Success through Agility in SoftwareDevelopment
Innovation for Survival: An inside look into the World of Innovation Know-How
Gamifying Agile projects to Drive Employee Engagement and Increase Performance
Contribution from an agile coach for Organizational Transformation Journey
Collaboration Effectiveness: A must for Program Management Execution Excellence ==================================================== Who Am I ?
I am doing Research on Organization Development and Sustenance. I am a Practitioner and I am capturing my analysis and sharing my observation through my Writing. My focus areas are Operation Excellence, Innovation, Strategy, Execution excellence and correlation with People Leadership and impact of all these into Organizational growth.
I am currently working as agile coach and Global Program manager at ABB. I have nearly two decades of deep experience in developing software products across various domains and has successfully executed many Projects. I have worked on product development for domain like Healthcare, Aerospace, Building automation, Power automation, Industrial Automaton under real time mission critical product development to large scale application development. I am having near to two decade of industry experience. I am a certified PMP from 2008, Green Belt certified holder from 2005.
I am an agile practioner and Certified Scrum Master from 2011. I completed Bachelor’s from National Institute of Technology (National Institute of Technology –Agartala, Tripura) in Electrical Engineering-1998. I have completed one year Executive General Management program from Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore, Karnataka in 2007.
I was the Speaker at PMPC -2013 conference PMI-Bangalore, on “Organizational Survival know-how in Transforming Era”
I was the Speaker at Agile in Business – Conference-2013, Bangalore, on “Effective usages of Metrics for Agile project”, Received Star speaker recognition.
I was the Speaker at ICSE conference-2013, Bangalore, on “Software Effort Estimation -Industrial Product development”
I was the Speaker at India Testing week -2013 Bangalore, on “Challenges with Agile testing process and How to debug and troubleshoot these Challenges”
I was the speaker for 14th Annual International Software Testing Conference 2014 (STC 2014) scheduled for December 4th - 5th, 2014 in Bangalore.
I am sharing all my learning and know-hows through these book.
We were three family , total head count 10 , started early in the morning ....starting was on time but delayed at petrol shop ! shop owner was still sleeping ..awaken him up , took the petrol .. and started going towards the Mysore...
On the way meet with Elephant, they were busy , not bothered to welcome us !
very soon we reached the destination , completed our Lunch and jumped into the private beach at our hotel
One of the temple in Yercuad, full with peace and surrounded by hills.There were not much people when i have been there, might be best place for meditation.
could not identify which God or Goddess this idol is!! but looks like many idols are there.There whole area might be several acres of land where the temple is built.
people should spent time to get the mental peace, i could not spent much time as i had checklist where number of items to be completed before certain timeline! recommendation is people should spend some time here to realize the natural beauty.
There used be a waterfall now completely dried up, at rainy days no body dared to reach this far !!
where ever i see view is silent, peace, tranquility and green with fresh smell of air !! we can echo our sound against these mountain walls !!
eniter are completed surrounded by rocky mountain, we had to get down several ft at the base of the mountain, it took 30 mins for us with all these energetic children to reach the base.
Can i become baby again?
come let us forget everything and lost with nature ! we tried to do so during our tour in mountain !!
can i become like this tree and provide shadow to millions with my wisdom and knowledge in future !!
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is
done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”
a) Agile leaders should commit themselves to helping and serving others,
not to make them follow.
b) Agile leaders renounce the hierarchical view of the organization and,
a sense of community and shared management.
c) Agile leader quit the command-and-control behaviors and impose their own
criteria and values through
the use of coercive power.
d) Agile leaders will listen and demonstrate empathy with those working
with them – not for them
e) Agile leaders will constantly communicate a vision and a purpose that
will be created by everyone in the company, not just the management board, and
they will constantly show a full commitment to the improvement and development
of individuals, the company, and the community.
f) Agile leaders will inspire everyone in the darkest hours and remain as
the last standing man when it comes to defending an Agile view of the
g) Agile leaders will make sure that Agile implementation process goes on
and constantly strengthen the common vision by continuous follow-up
h) Agile leaders will foster an agile culture Practices such as high
customer involvement, testing early, and collaborative decision making promote
an agile mentality throughout the company.
These are my favorite time pass. I sketch hours together when no body is around.Most of the time i think about the subject.I visualize the matter , look from multiple dimensions and then sketch.All my sketches are carrying double meaning.The way viewer looks at the picture he/she will derive his / her own interpretation.
We have just landed from Kovalam and Kanyakumari after 4 days in Beach . I have spent 4 days with full focus to invoke Goddess Durga during our most celebrating Durga Puja.The power of Shakti.I have visited more than 12 pandals to pray Goddess and satisfy my stomach with varities of foods!
Meet several people who are praying Goddess Durga and asking left and right ! to fulfill their wish for this year 2012.
In different format , in different color, in different appearance, in different parking places i met her, pray her and ask my wish!
q Targets are agreed on and committed to before the tactical and financial planning processes commence.
q Tactical planning includes the development and approval of
contingency plans to meet targets under a range of future scenarios.
q Tactical plans clearly state the tasks to be completed, by whom, when, how, and with what resources.
q Tactical plans address the actions to be taken to sustain
current operations, make improvements to current operations, and embark
on new ventures.
q Benchmarks are utilized in setting goals to ensure that
performance compares favorably with that of competitors or peers.
q Projects and initiatives are evaluated based on both strategic fit and economic value.
q Criteria for abandoning a plan or project are clearly stated and followed.
q Politics and influence are minimized throughout the process.
q Risk factors are clearly identified in all aspects of the plan.
q Trade-offs made in developing contingency plans are explicitly stated and agreed.
q Interim decision points are clearly identified together with the course of action under each likely outcome.
q The process for making decisions that impact the plan is clearly defined.
q Rewards for success and the penalties for failure are defined and communicated.
q Financial plans/budgets provide a financial representation of the tactical plan.
q Agreement on the overall summary-level budget is reached prior to preparing detailed budgets.
q Baseline budgets are generated automatically based on actual
trend data; managers can then focus on the ‘‘net change’’ that will
result from new or changed tactics.
q Financial plans integrate capital budgets with operating budgets.
q The financial planning process is fully integrated with the forecast process.
q The level of detail (number of line items) is greater for
earlier periods and less for later periods, based on the organization’s
q Financial plans are fully linked to strategic plans through tactical targets derived from strategic objectives.
q Current-year budgets are seeded using inputs from multiple
sources (the latest forecast, variances from prior year, competitor
assessments, internal/external information, etc.).
q Budget reiterations are focused on identifying actions to achieve tactical targets.
q Each level of the organization budgets a limited number of line items that are relevant to its area.
q Line item detail is derived from the key performance drivers and is based on materiality and volatility.
q Measures defined in the tactical and financial plans directly feed into the management reporting process.
q Tactical and financial planning is a collab