The Future of Project Management

What could be the future of Project Management? If there was to be a revolution in the Project Management space, what would it possibly be / look like? This is what I would predict: All managers would become extinct, just like Dinosaurs – in the near future. So should we trick evolution and ensure survival…

5 Golden Rules for making killer presentations

Rule #1 – Follow the 80/20 rule Presentations are meant to hook attention and garner interest, not lull people to sleep. Anything that can be depicted in text, can also be structured using relationships and diagrams. Instead of just bullets and text, bring out the structure visually, this will help drive home the message more…

Festina Lente!

Welcome to the world of oxymorons and more. I wanted to dedicate a post to this literary invention of man, without which it sometimes becomes difficult to accentuate scenes, situations and context and also add some good old humor while we are at it. The dictionary meaning for oxymoron indicates “sharp/pointed” and “dullness / foolishness”…

It’s a bird, It’s a Plane, Its Superman… No wait…its Innovation!

Look anywhere and everywhere – you will find someone talking about innovation(me), someone listening to someone talk about innovation (you), someone innovating or someone googling on how to innovate and someone simply planning to innovate 🙂 What gives? Is Innovation a much touted hype? Unfortunately yes. Innovation is now, simply put, a more convenient and…

Have we lost the Human (touch) in Human Resources?

Who / What is this “Human” in Human Resources? You, me, all of us? So, obviously I would want to dedicate this thought and my subsequent rants to all my fellow “human” resources. A common definition for Resource would probably read – A resource would be a source / reserve / supply of something that…

For my kids, I am always some Khan and Mommy is a Padukone

Don’t you agree? Your kids would see you as the world’s best dad and the world’s best mom, and if you equate that to their favorite actors, you will naturally be the Salmans / Shah Rukhs and the Deepika Padukones of this world, for them. I am simply amazed at how easy our kids live…

Policy, Process, Standards & Guidelines

Do you have difficulty understanding the difference between Policy, Process, Standards and Guidelines? Why did we need all these and could we not do with just one set of “Poliprostalines”? 🙂 Well, let’s try using a simple context to understand the same:- Business Case: You sell (or want to sell) oranges in the market, in…

To bell curve or not to?

Curves could be in but I prefer being straight.† Want to stay ahead of the curve…Easy….Eliminate the Curve itself! Think bell, think rank and yank! Not many would have grasped the context and significance of these lines above. I am one of them, for starters. 🙂 I am talking about the infamous bell curve –…

Anti-post: Battle of the Mind versus Brain?

If anti-matter exists, then anti-post most certainly does. But what is an anti-post? A post is generally an article written around a specific topic / subject and with a theme. In the same way, can we then create an anti-post which does not talk about anything AT ALL? If there were to be guidelines for…