Thursday, 27 February 2014

Journey of an IT Professional and Willingness to move beyond Comfort Zone

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?


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Sunday, 23 February 2014

10 Benefits and 1300+ Impacted every Single Day-> "Today’s Engineer & MBA to Tomorrow’s Future Leader"

For Fresher’s and New Joiners

     i.      The book will provide the Blueprint Starter guide with templates to ‘Transform a Software Engineer to Functional roles like Business Analyst and move towards Business Manager roles
   ii.      This book will very handy for all Management Trainee post their MBA to lead the ‘Presales group in blueprinting the whole presales lifecycle in an Innovative & Thought Leadership method than plain copy and paste of Presales document
 iii.      This book will transform a Technical person to move to pure Consulting roles and eventually move to Consulting Manager roles
For Laterals and Experienced People
 iv.      This book will facilitate you in ‘Transformation from normal Technical or Project Manager roles to Consulting roles to become a Principal Consultant or Business Architect’ for a given Customer
   v.      This book will be helpful for ‘Managers or higher management team to drive Thought Leadership Initiatives for their own practice and finally positioned them as Practice or CoE Leader
For all Graduates and Newcomers
 vi.      This book will be an eye-opener for all graduates both in engineering for all the non-technical & functional activities in IT industry overall
vii.      This will chart out the Roadmap and Direction where they want to head towards in IT industry post completion of the graduation
For Education Institutions–Professors, Employers & Parents
viii.      This book can be used by all Educational Professors and Teachers for spreading IT knowledge using Tool based blueprint techniques across all Engineering and Management colleges across the world
 ix.      This book can be used as Benchmark reference books in Library for Employees by all Employers or companies to work on Strategic, Functional and Business activities
   x.      This book will be guidance for all Parents to understand the Opportunities in IT sector for their children by gifting them this book which will help their children’s take the right decisions

At each chapter end, would request readers to reflect and draw their own analysis, and conclusions. Look around and read the signals to climb the ladder in this IT world. Who knows, you may be the next Future Leader!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Thought of Writing the BOOK - "Todays Engineer and MBA to Tomorrows Future Leader" - Be the Change You want to See

As, I started my IT work life, with Accenture, post completion of my Engineering, I always felt that I have three duties in my Life's Journey and the need and necessity for giving time for each of them. One  was towards my family and well-wishers, the second one towards my work-life and finally the important one is towards Society or state or towards my country. I say the third duty as important because we are few chosen blessed and fortunate people with such extensive knowledge which we have learnt from different quarters, vast experiences among rest, so it’s our each of duty to give back and do your bit for Society in some form or other to create an equal society for future generations. 
I was always eager to give my learning’s and knowledge for all the people who don’t have the clear mentor-ship and guidance in their early part of their career life to be Future Leaders and lack the direction and focus to have a clear Roadmap and Strategy to move ahead beyond their daily work life. As I continued spending more time with IT companies in first initial years in doing technical activities and part of techno-functional activities, slowly I could feel there are lot of gaps and lack of empowerment how to move from a technical roles to real functional, consulting, strategic and leadership roles until you are from top notch B-schools or have 15-20 years of experience having some skills which is rare in the market. Even changing a job to Oracle in 2006 was all the same story even though managed to get trained in new technical skill-sets. It was like changing one goal post to other but you remain the goalkeeper even though the whole context and roles remain the same.
My first reaction to look around what was available to do the Transformation in me to change from Software Engineer to more prolific Management roles. I decided to look in all bookstores how I move from a technical roles to more domain based roles or strategic based roles and I was still not getting any answer. I was quite surprised to see that not much practical and real-time material or blueprint Templatized guide available on the bookshelves in a Single book. You have the normal & mixed management textbooks and whole bunch of self books to be a Future Leader. Then there is enormous body of literature written in different formats but no standardized and single consolidated book with blueprint guidance with tools and templates how to perform each such activity like the Consulting, Functional, the Business and Strategic roles. Very little was narrated on all these specific areas and that made me feel, this book is much needed
As, I could clearly see the gap in the bookstores there was not a Single Book which can help any reader across the world to really know the nuts and bolts of IT industry from consulting, functional, strategic and leadership levels, I decided to take the plunge to do a full time MBA. Even though I had some financial obligations and commitments there was no other way to follow my passion to make a difference and then I would fail in my third duty of life of giving back to Society and making a difference. I promised myself post completion of my degree, will find some time to write this book. This Single book which will cover up all the above non technical skill-sets to be a Future Leader and be a decision maker and influencer which will arouse the feeling of Entrepreneurship among each of us to make a difference at large for all the unfortunate people who could not become like you and me. This became a passion post my MBA completion in 2009, when the thought of the book again was born.
Again completion of my post graduate degree, I was supposed to execute a big consulting assignments either as a Business Architect or Business Consultant and there was no guidance whatsoever how to go about to do that. I struggled, started all from scratch & build the same. The situation was bit more difficult during an international assignment post MBA was supposed to do the Discovery and Business Analysis and again was struggling to put the dots together to do all such activities. Each time I was reminded the need and necessity of having such Handy BOOK. Time became the biggest constraint with multiple responsibilities coming from the first two duties, but then I always had the passion, responsibility and commitment to pursue my third duty of my life. It took me two to three years to write the book and penned down my thoughts on 'Today's Engineer and MBA to Tomorrow’s Future Leader'. 
As I passed MBA in one of the difficult phase of last decade called as Recession, there was total state of cynicism and skepticism all the place. I was always encouragingly optimistic and sanguine that, this is a temporary phase and this too shall pass, the main point we should not lose our focus, passion and hunger for larger cause of Society. Finally came with the Pioneer BOOK - 'Today's Engineer and MBA to Tomorrow’s Future Leader'.This BOOK will bring back the optimism and positivism in your life by giving you the blueprint guide, tools and techniques to achieve all unfinished dreams and achievements in life towards Leadership positions. The dreams and aspirations of each professionals and youngsters to transform themselves from software engineer to business analyst or team lead to principal consultant or from the normal technical roles to more functional roles or presales roles will be possible by 'Today's Engineer and MBA to Tomorrow’s Future Leader'. I have written with my real time experiences and any form of incompleteness will be filled by the readers of this book.
Yes, I have the dream though in publication of the Book. This book will help millions and millions of engineers, management people and graduates realize their dreams and ambitions to be the next generation Future Leaders. Five or Ten years from now, somewhere a person will say, his or her leadership journey was helped in some small way by reading this book. Hopefully this book in a small way will provide the platform to finally create a spirit of Entrepreneurship among each person having a total single view of all work activities.
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Sunday, 16 February 2014

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Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Monday, 3 February 2014

"99 KITCHEN DELIGHT" - This book reminded me of why I love to cook and my passion and commitment towards cooking

Despite the almost daily release of a new culinary app,despite the thousands of incredible online cooking shows people in India are still enamored of good and simple cookbooks. 
In the end, most of us still want to spread a cookbook out on the kitchen counter, splattering across recipes and we also still want to curl up in bed, turning the pages and feeling the paperstock of a good cookbook. They line our bookshelves and top our refrigerators like art.While I name my book "99 KITCHEN DELIGHT" ,it will reminded me of why I love to cook and my passion and commitment towards cooking which is reflecting in this book.

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