End-2- End Journey


Full life cycle of work, with smaller duration is the key

  • Start with small team
  • Start with small investment or zero investment
  • Start with smallest module or piece work and run through entire journeys
  • Dry test run to see, if it works
  • See and visualize the entire product life cycle .
  • Smaller the piece, better the run through

If you see/gaze above is working, then go with rapid fire

  • Do more investments
  • Do more user story/requirement creation
  • Add or start working on more projects

Does it help?

 

Rapid Fire Agile


Gone with the wind, the life cycle (waterfall) waiting for product for ever :) is long gone . Customers and consumers wants the product fasterPrince-2 ( PRojects IN Controlled Environments),  you needs have a work product or testable product

Adding to above, in terms of people or process, what you deliver is the key.
  • Time spent, money spent, efforts spent should yields results
  • We don’t have infinite time to re-invent the wheel
  • Creating a process, backup, second line to your work
  • Creating a plan-b, plan-c, Plan -d  ==> Will keep you in safer side
Hope this helps

Rapid Agile


In ideal world, seeing end-2-end connectivity is very important.I believe in verifying something, a quick smoke test

  • Smoke test is “testing method”, just see it actually works
  • It would take only few minutes verify if functionality works
  • To check internet connectivity, just do one web site entry
  • If you are going invest time in a person/place
    • You will do a interview
    • Or give him some money say 1000 and see how fast he/she pays or forgets
    • Give him a small piece work and see, if starts doing it

Does it ring-a-bell?

Seven blade razor


What is seven blade razor?In olden days (while I am growing up), if you ask people to donate or pour milk in container and if you check after sometime, you will see container is full of water .

This is classic example of people think, others will do or they expect others to do.

In ideal world, you don’t see people taking the responsible of what-so-ever reason. People take others granted:)

Back to “seven blade razor”, there is classic commercial with monkeys (end of 2003?, American comedy channel “super station”?, sequence is unsure?)

  • Summary is “out of seven blades”, most of blades don’t work/will not functions or do nothing .
  • First blades touches the hair
  • second blade pushes the hair inside
  • third blade pulls the hair
  • fourth/fifth/sixth are dummy
  • Seven blade only cuts-it

In idea world, if you have team of 25 people at work, not many will take a responsibility.

  • Reason may be what-so-ever
  • Some people come to work (for just chit-chatting)
  • Some people for show-put-up
  • Some people pretend working
  • Only few will try to do sincerely

Hope this is good?

Will complete soon …


For some reason or other hitting roadblocks is order of the day :)Every task you take-up every process is you touch, the work stretches and never completes :)

Few things to avoid

  • Trusting people, who will promise heaven ( in two secs). Strangely you will see heaven in-following-up/chasing/shouting/screaming.  Two seconds will start after two decades or fifty years (if you are still alive :))
  • People who can not keep promises. Every time, in ever corner of life you will see this.
  • Having only “one option” for work completion
  • Paying/donations/loans with out any agreements/email communication.
    • Some people vanish, people change phone numbers/houses.
    • People changes houses/towns/country.
    • Even they will go-to Singapore, or construct “five star hotels”.But they will not have money to pay you back
    • They will come up with “n reasons”, why they can not pay now :)
    • They will get into all problems, the moment you ask them to pay :)
  • Thinking that some one will come and help you :)
  • Choosing wrong path/partner/firm/employer/employee.
This is based personal experience (as always) :)
Any experience, you would like to share.

“Go live” in IT


Go-live or release is something, which is workable solution/product customer can use it.
 
How to do we come here?
 
  • A greater team work and great collaboration
  • Great planning by the team and as well “Senior management”
  • Senior Management and team co-ordination is very important. Sr Management steers the direction of team and projects
  • CCB (Change Control Board:)) which blocks “Out-scope requirements” in the release. Project management needs to monitor and acts as a gateway to customer and Team.
  • Effective Test team /Quality team 
  • Eliminating waste
    • Politics , Bias towards certain people in the team
    • Keeping problems and problem elements away
  • Incremental deliveries
  • Customer buy-in at every stage 
  • Approval and required sign-off at various points (mile stones)
  • Adhering to all the polices by client or organization, where they work from 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For some reason or other hitting roadblocks is order of the day :)Every task you take-up every process is you touch, the work stretches and never completes :)

Few things to avoid

  • Trusting people, who will promise heaven ( in two secs). Strangely you will see heaven in-following-up/chasing/shouting/screaming.  Two seconds will start after two decades or fifty years (if you are still alive :))
  • People who can not keep promises. Every time, in ever corner of life you will see this.
  • Having only “one option” for work completion
  • Paying/donations/loans with out any agreements/email communication.
    • Some people vanish, people change phone numbers/houses.
    • People changes houses/towns/country.
    • Even they will go-to Singapore, or construct “five star hotels”.But they will not have money to pay you back
    • They will come up with “n reasons”, why they can not pay now :)
    • They will get into all problems, the moment you ask them to pay :)
  • Thinking that some one will come and help you :)
  • Choosing wrong path/partner/firm/employer/employee.
This is based personal experience (as always) :)
Any experience, you would like to share.