Why “Agile India” will be different from all other Agile conferences?


If you scan through the Program Schedule of Agile 2011, you will be excused if you get the impression that when it comes to agile software development there is nothing called outsourcing or offshoring. There are around 200 sessions and none of them are about the challenges faced while using agile with outsourcing. Only 3 … Continue reading

Which country will have maximum mobile subscribers by 2012 end?


If you have answered China than you are almost certainly wrong! It will be India. In fact, we may not have to wait till the end of 2012. India is likely to surpass China by middle of 2012. May, 2011 statistics say China = 896 million subscribers against India = 840 million subscribers. (see Wikipedia). … Continue reading

Will Best Management Idea come from Emerging Market


Harvard Business Review had published A Tribute to C K Prahalad written by HBR editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius. Here is an interesting quote from the article. “… C.K. also expressed enthusiasm about a book he was co-writing for HBR Press with HBR editor at large Anand Raman, on how some of the best management ideas these … Continue reading

Who can take advantage of Bottom of the Pyramid


The obvious inspiration of this post is late professor C K Prahalad’s (he expired on 16th April at the age of 69) book The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits. However, the real trigger is the very interesting post The Collapse of Complex Business Models by Clay Shirky. The post … Continue reading

China and India – Spider and Starfish


Last week I came across 2 seemingly unrelated essays (one blog post – Understanding the Nature of Self-Organizing Teams by Jim Highsmith and one article – Don’t Underestimate India’s Consumers by John Lee) The blog post provides a snapshot of the book – The Starfish and Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations, by Ori … Continue reading

Off-shoring and Moving from Waterfall to Agile


For quiet some time I have been a proponent of agile methodologies. It has been a fascinating experience trying to persuade people to move from waterfall to agile. Right now the industry is in an overdrive towards adoption of agile methodologies and the doubters are taking a back seat. We seem to be moving towards … Continue reading