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Stories of what worked and sometimes what did not, in the course of discovering, designing, developing and delivering software based solutions – as shared by practitioners who went through these situations.

Stories of what worked and sometimes what did not, in the course of discovering, designing, developing and delivering software based solutions – as shared by practitioners who went through these situations.
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Stories of what worked and sometimes what did not, in the course of discovering, designing, developing and delivering software based solutions – as shared by practitioners who went through these situations.

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English


Episodes

8: Product Engineering, Personal Values and Teamwork

1/19/2019
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In this conversation, J Veeraraaghavan shares his experience and perspectives with Sivaguru on - * The mindset needed for developers and testers to play as a single team * How use of right words can bring in significant changes * What approaches are needed to build great products * Leveraging personal values and beliefs for career success * Future of software development and software factories

Duration:00:42:32

7: Microproducts & Building to Learn

1/10/2019
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In this episode, we invite you to listen to Dorai Thodla, serial tech entrepreneur, in conversation with Sivaguru from PM Power. Dorai is the founder and CTO of Technology Strategies LLC, based in the United States. He is a mentor at KCG College of Technology Chennai. He is passionate about teaching students and mentors product startups. Dorai also gives talks on emerging technologies and their impact while consulting with companies on how to build tech communities. He believes in the...

Duration:00:50:14

6: Cross Country Cultures

1/7/2019
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In this conversation Paramu Kurumathur, Principal Consultant with PM Power Consulting shares his views and experiences, in conversation with Sivaguru, related to * His experiences with nimble practices to more formal waterfall approaches to agile. * The impact of technology on the way software is developed. * How global architectures evolve. * Contrasting character development in writing and feature development for software. * Future for the CIO role and if it can be a career option And some...

Duration:00:43:47

5: Writing better software by trekking

12/20/2018
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In this episode, Sivaguru and Vishweshwar Hegde from PM Power, are in conversation to discover interesting facets of Vishu’s journey through his career. Vishu shares several interesting nuggets that range across – • How he maps his learnings from his passion for trekking, to work life and big differences one can make by being a pathfinder or a herder. • Yoga, meditation and managing outside by mastering inside • Knowledge era paradigms • How to influence others to achieve outcomes in terms...

Duration:00:21:50

4: World Views and Natural Software Engineering

12/12/2018
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In this episode tune into conversations between Sivaguru from PM Power Consulting & Sandeep Dasgupta, Vice President R&D - Gaming Systems at Scientific Games. In this conversation Sandeep talks about some of his world views that have shaped his work style as well as professional practices. Among other points, they cover * The change in mindset needed when moving from a number crunching oriented language like FORTRAN to object orientation * How Sandeep learnt the differences in perspective...

Duration:00:46:58

3: Power of Conversations

12/5/2018
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In this episode, I would like to share with you two incidents that helped me refine my own understanding of user needs and experience. From two different projects at different times, how I learnt: * That the purpose of a developer is to solve others’ problems [and not just look for the next personal challenge to solve] * Distinguishing user needs and wants * The power of conversations with users * The need and importance of empathy for the user ways of working and work environment, when...

Duration:00:12:34

Managing an Agile Transformation for Success

11/20/2018
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Agile transformations, like any other are challenging for most organizations. This episode engages experts from PM Power Consulting J Veeraraaghavan, Vishveshwar Hegde and Anand Natarajan in dialogue, sharing their agile leadership coaching and consulting insights. The dialogue also explores common challenges and approaches to agile transformations for leaders and geographically distributed teams with diverse view points of the experts. The case study reads as follows : **Trailblazers Inc....

Duration:00:14:15

Culture, Protocol, and Other Stories

11/15/2018
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In this episode, Shiv will be talking to Gopalan, the Managing director of Global Automation, India. Gopal, as he is also called, has been in the international IT products and services industry since 1979. Listen to Gopal sharing some personal stories that touch upon various points including: * Attitude of working for someone * Culture aspects, when working in various cultures * Arrogance of a fresher - or how one can miss out the real user needs * A tough situation he faced, caused by the...

Duration:00:33:52

Episode 0 - The Importance of DevOps and UX

10/5/2018
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My name is Sivaguru. I have been in the IT industry since 1980 - and started my association initially with hardware - building a single board microcomputer - and them switched to software. Over the years, working with multiple technologies to create solutions across various domains - and working in multiple countries, I gained a lot of experience by doing myself as well as learning from others. I share two specific learnings in this episode. 1\. The importance of DevOps for every developer...

Duration:00:07:41