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Today with the flood of Engineering and MBA colleges getting an IT job or campus placements have become the craze and trend across each cities and countries across the world. The passed out Graduates and Post graduates are very eager and excited in their first year of joining the company which is short-lived for most of them. Post completion of 1-2 years or 3-5 years and as they move towards 7-9 years or even 10-15 years, 95 percent of these Professionals feel the lack of direction and roadmap how to move forward. The question in most of the professionals mind is how to grow beyond these Technical & Coding roles to pure Consulting and Strategic roles. They start to question themselves are they going to do this kind of Technical work like coding or de-bugging and bug-fixing or support activities all their life till their age of retirement? May be there is change of position from Software Engineer to Team Lead or even Project Management roles but still the whole work revolves around the same Technical role. A role to carry out the same mechanical and monotonous activities day in and day out.
Among all these above professionals, again 90% of them desire to go for onsite opportunities to do the same coding or support work all through their life. They get into a comfort zone where money takes precedent over ambitions and dreams of life. Slowly they get used to this stereotype and mechanical life. In a way they compromise their career aspiration and dreams to be someday Future Leaders in form of Principal Consultant or Business Specialist or even Practice Leader of the company in their lifetime. There are few others who would have crossed 15 to 20 years or more than that, start thinking of Retirement from these transactional and repeated activities. They lack the interest of doing such monotonous activity in the company which was one day a joy and excitement for them when they had joined post getting their degrees. So with no clear Guidance and Roadmap in life for moving forward towards Transformational roles, they give up their dreams to “Be the Change” in making a real difference at the company level and over a period of time for the Society and Country.
Many of them who don’t get onsite opportunity start enrolling for some Part time programs in MBA or certifications to do value additions. They dream of getting a Business Analyst role or Presales Consultant as a starter in small companies by these small value additions. Even if some of them succeed in small form, they again find difficulty to stretch their career beyond a point. They live in the false impression as time pass by, this would enable them towards the Leadership roles. But not many have the risk taking ability to take the plunge to do a full time MBA. Even if, few of them get into Management Trainee roles, they lack the holistic way of connecting the dots which would bring the understanding of the end to end flow of IT Business model both at Strategic and Tactical level. There is also another section of crowd who don’t show much desire towards onsite and always willing to take the risk to do something in life, but then due to family commitments and obligations, they are unable to go ahead to accomplish their dreams and aspirations. And what happens they finally give up, continue doing the same mechanical activity day in and day out and wait for some onsite opportunity to happen. They start thinking this would give them the financial advantage, but unfortunately they get in an onsite trap cycle and never being able to pursue their dreams and aspirations.
Adding to that, the whole book market is crowded by all Technical books of the likes of C, C++, Java, .Net, Oracle or Microsoft or other Technical field books. There is a complete shortage of any Blueprint Starter guide for Functional, Consulting or Strategic roles. A book which can show the Roadmap towards accomplishing the dream to do a role transition & move towards Transformational roles. Yes you may find lot of Theoretical book but not any Practical guide or book with clear process flow and templates to accomplish the pure Functional, Strategic or Leadership roles in IT world. In short, there is an immediate need of a Single consolidated Templatized Blueprint book with a step by step approach how to do each Transformational activity. These activities range from Thought Leadership for running a Practice or Center of Excellence (CoE) or Pure Consulting roles in charting out the Business Consulting and Road-mapping for a Customer with a domain or product agnostic approach. These activities also extend towards driving Presales Consulting or Bid Management in winning new businesses or Client facing roles in form of Business Analyst or Lead Consultant or even Delivery Engagement involving Strategic, Consulting and Functional roles.
‘Today’s Engineer & MBA to Tomorrow’s Future Leader’ book will address all the above gaps in terms of distribution of knowledge to people who wish to be Leaders with or without much investment and help them to realize their dreams and aspirations to be next generation Future Leaders. This book will Transform a Software developer or an Engineer or Graduates or even Management Trainee to move towards higher roles in the Organization in terms of Business Analyst, Business Consulting, Business Specialist or even Presales or Practice Leader roles. So what are the career opportunities to be Future Leaders?
In last 10 years, the world has bit badly hit by multiple recessions and slowdowns. This had a clear direct impact on the Countries and Industries across the globe with the revenue and margin taking a beating. Jobs suddenly have started to dried up across Continents and India cannot be isolated from that. This has started to get reflected in Campus placements in both Engineering and MBA colleges. Then most basic question is, are we willing to Change & up-grade our Skill-sets beyond our Comfort zone ? Time has come to re-innovate and go up the value chain cycle than plain Technical or Administrative jobs.
As we march towards 2020, we need to build our Expertise & Capabilities based on the need of time and Demand-Supply equation. Suddenly there is lot of pent up demand from the Ever-Green areas of Consulting in terms of Business Consulting, Product Consulting & IT Consulting. But then there is no clear guide or Roadmap how can we learn, enable ourselves and accomplish these roles. For any new person who has the Dream and Aspiration to get into those roles there is no practical guide or Book available in the market. For experienced people they look for guidance as they are unable to chart out a Roadmap how to move beyond the Technical or Marketing line on a holistic note. The good part is now this will remain no more a challenge.
“4 Evergreen Career Roadmap in CONSULTING”Book is a small Gift from the Author to guide all the People to accomplish their dream to get into Pure Consulting beyond just Technology & Marketing roles. This guide will be based on Practical and Proven Techniques from Basics to Essentials in Consulting. This Book will Transform the life's of millions of professionals from the stereotypes Technical roles to high profile Consulting and Management roles and finally towards the Leadership positions. This special book will make your career Recession proof with almost zero impact of any slowdown and start the journey of a Rewarding career in coming days. I have written with my real time experiences and any form of incompleteness in this book will be filled by the readers.
Last week, while speaking to few of my relatives, a series of beautiful questions came out during our interaction revolving around Digital. They asked what's the entire hype around Digital - our PM keeps on talking every single day on TV programs around Digital India, followed by his ministers and then every government initiatives their is a mandate we need to be in Digital Platform from pension to healthcare to income tax - what is this all about? Also she asked me what's all this amazon, snapdeal and flipkart publishing big ads all about Digital? For a minute, I was pleasantly surprised how Digital Technologies are changing our daily life's and was enlightened by their awareness how media is creating an impact by Digital means. I started by giving them a storyline with an example As most of them were beyond 60- 70 years, wanted to get the dots connected, 30-40 years back when we did not had the word Technology forget Digital and now in 2015 when all world is gungo about Digital.
I started with....30 years back take Indian Railways (the lifeline for entire India); Every time, we need to book a ticket we need to go to Railway station, stand in queue, finally with all sweat and push may get a ticket. 10-15 years back we moved to a website - that's was the first journey towards Digital 1.0 and bringing in Digital e-commerce or Digital Portal in simple way in changing people life. There we can login and buy the ticket without any further going and standing in a queue. In last 2 years, India Railways moved one step forward launching Mobile app to book an cancel tickets and there is where we are talking on Mobility. The entire infrastructure initially was managed by their own and now they want to get it hosted and there is where Cloud will play a much big role. Now Indian Railways needs to move to Digital 2.0 where they can bring Analytics which will help them predict, visualize and handle the passenger's explosion and improve business operations towards better business decisions and outcomes. All these Portal to Cloud to Mobility to Analytics are all Digital paradigm shift where all Organizations/Companies needs to move in next 5-10 years and there is where Digital Transformation Programs are key to get the enabled for these companies be it Indian Railways to Income Tax website to State Bank of the World and other E-Governance Initiatives.
Also the second part of their question how the Flipkart, Snap deal and Amazon of the world are really leveraging Social Media Data and other larger Profile Information ( which combiningly we say Big Data) along with Data and Analytics to enable growth and change in business model both in terms to scale up, decision making and increasing operational efficiency to drive towards better business outcomes. Now Customer are able to book Orders in mobile or any other multichannel like the website - there is where Digital Enterprise Portal or Digital Mobility is again coming to play and if they are hosted on Cloud, now all 4 components named as Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are leading the path of these Companies towards Digital movement which we call as Digital Transformations. Same also goes for all the Ola's, Meru's and Uber of the world. As we move to 21st India, all Government Initiatives will soon be using all 4 components of Digital and move beyond and help in transforming the life's of common people every single day!
All these are changing common man life's and this Digital Transformation is bringing a New Customer Experience where you can do anything and everything sitting across any part of the world be in Seattle/Zurich/Germany or India and same holds for companies where they can position their product and services on fingertips to Government Initiatives where Digital Technologies will lead towards a paperless society -this the hype to now real actions from the PM to all Media channels to all Leaders are envisaging to move towards a Digitalized World where social media + mobile + cloud + analytics with rich customer experience will create a world class Digital Society!. ....Contd in next series.
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purchased the book last year .This book is very very essential to all IT
employees as a reference to be successful in their career . I suggest to buy
Engineer and MBA to Tomorrows Future Leader by AbilashPandey-I am a Professor
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Engineer and MBA to Tomorrows Future Leader by Banibanerjee-I am a Senior
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book.This book is very good for all IT students for their career
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Engineer and MBA to Tomorrows Future Leader by AamirSingh- Marvellous Book-I am a Lead
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book for all IT Professionals and Engineering students also.Author wrote the
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