Friday, 29 March 2013

Session at Aurora

Conducted a session at Aurora's Technological and Research Institute, as part of my Computer Society of India activities. The main speaker was Gangadhar who previously reported to me in the role of product development General Manager at Four Soft Limited. He is currently Vice President at Polaris Financial Technologies.

The session came out of a chat I had with him late last year. There was a particular position he had to fill at Polaris and as his team was struggling to get the right person, he jumped in. Even the the task did not proceed smooth and quick.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

MECE for Performance Tuning

One of my favourite lines is a Denny Cranism from Boston Legal : “Pull a rabbit out of your hat. That's the secret of both trial law and life.” This happens in the season one episode Head Cases. Alan Shore is fighting a case about racial discrimination. Heeding the sage counsel of the senior partner, he pulls a rabbit out of his hat -- in the form of Reverend Al Sharpton, who plays himself and shows up for the defendant.

I recently happened to face a situation which we had to overcome so as to not lose our client to a competitor product. And I know of no politician or parliamentarian. But I did pull out a rabbit -- in the form of an Excel sheet.