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What Makes You The Best Manager?

Are you mentoring or leading or managing a team for a while?

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If yes, you are on the right page. As an individual contributor you might have done miracles in project or team. But, your past (experience and contributions) alone doesn't help you if you want to reach the next level in your profession. What got you here won’t get you there. Now, go over below points carefully and see which better explains your leadership style as a manager.
Characteristics of Best Manager:  Sets a good example.Explains t…

If Else Condition


Would you like to look good or bad?

Are you good or bad? It doesn't matter if you live in isolation! Well .... if you are a social animal it depends on the way you project yourself before others.
I've seen many people who are good by heart & nature but they doesn't like to exhibit the same through actions. They seem to be more comfortable being the way they act/react rather than the way they are supposed to be. This result in people around them misunderstand for their wrong actions.
Let's assume person's appearance as a cake and his/her nature as cake's flavor or taste (i.e. Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, etc.). Below are some pictures which shows a few variants of cakes. All cakes taste good, there is no doubt about it. Now, answer below questions.
1) Which cake do you prefer to be?
2) Which cake do you prefer to eat?
For both questions, 99.99% will opt for 'first' or 'second' or .... till 'sixth'. But, none prefer 'seventh' cake. Check out ...... why?

Sprint Checklist

Article written by Sreenivas Mothukuru

After working for many years on projects developed using Agile (Scrum) I came up with below sprint checklist (3 week sprint). Please go over below items and help me fine tune the checklist. Thank you!

Before Sprint Starts 1 Book conference room for backlog grooming meeting 2 Review prioritized user stories in product backlog before attending backlog grooming meeting 3 Attend backlog grooming meeting 4 Book conference room for sprint planning meeting
Day 1 5 Review user stories in sprint backlog before planning meeting 6