Today's Big Picture:

April, 2012


April 29, 2012  2:58 PM

Unwritten Rules

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

Does your company have unwritten rules that no ones tell you about when you start new but everyone knows. I have started creating this list so that I can pass it along to who ever comes new after me. Sometimes its hard to know these rules and you don't know till you have been there a while. These...

April 29, 2012  2:44 PM

Test Strategy: Dynamic Need to change

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
Quality Assurance, Quality Control, software development

I like that most organizations have a template for test plan or strategy document. What i dont like is that the document turns into a chore. When people use it as something they need to get done and they don't use it for the value it provides to get their work done, the whole purpose of the...

April 29, 2012  2:30 PM

Leadership: It takes work

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
Change Leaders, Leadership

One of the biggest challenges that a lot of time new managers or leaders face is that they forget to step back from tasks and work that they are used to doing. If one was used to doing things and now have to lead others to do it one does get tempted to just jump in and do the work. Yes it might...

April 25, 2012  7:16 PM

Getting Work Done in Collaboration

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
Change Leaders, collaboration, Reflection

I saw an interesting title the other day "Teamwork is an individual skill". This really caught my attention as I am trying to work in a collaborative environment where the team sizes are large, stakeholders are really involved and decision makers would like as much information as possible. I...

April 22, 2012  2:17 PM

Earth Day

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

Happy Earth to all. I hope you are looking at ways to save this earth. There are tons of small things we can do on an every day basis that can help. We all don't have to wait till earth day to contribute.

  • Unplugging your wires is a smart move and takes very little time. Even when our...

April 12, 2012  7:44 PM

Back with Some Updates

Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

So I have been gone for a long long time. Yes I agree even a few months in blog world is like decades. Anyways a lot has happened since I wrote last. I was looking for a new job and I wanted to find one that would interest me. Doesn't help that I was in the previous job for almost 6 years. Things...


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