Talk to anyone in the senior management including the CEO, CTO, Sales head, Engineering head , & everyone else and they’ll define the problem statement, create the requirements, propose a solution, design and detail out implementation specifics and even create a multi-phase release plan in less than an hour. All of this gets done for a product feature that the customers themselves are not even sure whether they need it or how they are gonna use it ?
Whenever I discuss ideas about education platforms, about ed-tech companies or anything related to education sector in India, the foremost thing that is mentioned by everyone is “Dude !!! Indian education system sucks …” . So, like all other tech guys, a couple of years back, my natural tech instinct poked me to google “Problems with Indian Education System” (Go ahead, you can google it now also.
Alright! First of all, the term Coffee Budget is not a standard term. I coined this term in context of Entrepreneurship and Product Management. In my entrepreneurial journey of 5 years or so, I have met hundreds of people that include other fellow entrepreneurs at similar level as mine, the beginners, founders of successful startups, Angel investors, VCs of almost all shapes, sizes and stages, advisors, mentors, corporate big wigs or senior management officials, govt.
So, you are a tech professional (software engineer or anyone from tech industry). You have written code, managed teams and got promoted as the number of years kept adding up in your professional life. But now, after many years of experience, you believe that you should make a transition to something better.
So, you have been thinking about MBA for quite some time now ? Suddenly you have noticed that so many people around you are pursuing MBA and then, everyone is changing career options or hopping jobs to get a better profile. You have also started thinking that you are getting limited in your current organization and you need to do something like an MBA to grow further.
So, you are a working professional (most probably IT professional), who has a decent salary. But you have realized that you don’t enjoy technical life and may be you should move into management. Also, some of you may be facing mid life crisis. By now, you already have done many trainings in all the organizations you have worked for.
So, you know about SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). And you have studied that boring book on software engineering. You don’t give a damn to the development model whether it is Waterfall model or Spiral model. And if you are new age engineer, you don’t even care about the new term “Agile”.
Every now and then, you’ll see this message on some websites.. > “The URL has been blocked as per the instructions of the Competent Government Authority/ in compliance to the orders of Court of Law.”
And this will make you feel something strange but then, you ignore it because the way it happens, you feel may be you did something wrong.
Hiring is an integral part of any company. Be it a startup or a large MNC, both cannot survive without hiring and the opposite of it, Firing. But the HR managers struggle to get the right candidate to fill in positions. You would have heard it many times that any decent position hiring takes at least 100 people to be interviewed to hire one right person and firing is much more painful.