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What Makes You The Best Manager?

Are you mentoring or leading or managing a team for a while? If not, you have time to revisit this article later in future. Until then, go over below links:                 Sri Chanakya Niti Shastra Chapter 1                 Sri Chanakya Niti Shastra Chapters 2 & 3                 Sri Chanakya Niti Shastra Chapters 4 & 5                 Sri Chanakya Niti Shastra Chapters 6 & 7                 Sri Chanakya Niti Shastra Chapters 8 & 9                 Sri Chanakya Niti Shastra Chapters 10 & 11                 Sri Chanakya Niti Shastra Chapters 12 & 13                 Sri Chanakya Niti Shastra Chapters 14 & 15                 Sri Chanakya Niti Shastra Chapters 16 & 17 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 g

If Else Condition

if ( you are a student )   { //  Check:                  Books Online                 Is It Attitude Or Qualification That Matters   } else if ( you are searching for a job )   { //  Check:                  Competency Based Interview Questions                 What Makes You Hot Cake In Job Market                 Prototype Future Of Job Hunt   } else if ( you are a fresher in company )   { //  Check:                  From College Campus To Corporate Climate                 Email Etiquette                 Common Phrases To Avoid In Conversation   } else if ( you are leading or managing a team )   { //  Check:                  Secrets Of Positive Feedback                 Guide To Get Things Done                 Time Management Matrix                 Different Types Of Leadership                 How To Lead Team Without Actually Being A Boss   } else if ( you want to show some difference globally )   { //  Check:                  54 Point Per

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 ou

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 Come up with Dev tasks for (already groomed) user stories 7 Come up with QA tasks for (already groomed) user stories 8 To come up with QA and Dev estimates 9 Identify (module/code) dependencies 10 Attend sprint planning meeting 11 Come up with t