Friday, January 19, 2007

తెలుగు బ్లాగులు

ఈ రోజు నెను తెలుగు బ్లాగులు ఒకటి రెండు చూసాను. ఛాలా బాగున్నాయి.


స్నెహమా అంటూ ఒక కవితల బ్లాగు.


అందులోంచి కాపి కొట్టిన కవిథ ఒకటి.

తొలి పొద్దులో గరిక పూవుపై
మంచు తాకి మైమరచింది నేనేనా?
ముంగిట ముగ్గుకి రంగులద్ది
మురిసిపోయిన మనిషి నేనేనా?

వాన చినుకుల్లో కలిసి తడిసి
అలిసిపోయిన మనసు నాదేనా?
రేకులు రాలుతున్న పూవును చూసి
చెక్కిలి జారిన కన్నీరు నాదేనా?

ఏది అప్పటి సున్నితత్వం?
ఏది అప్పటి భావుకత్వం?

వయసు పెరిగేకొద్దీ
మనసు చిన్నదయిపోతుందా?
ధనం వచ్చేకొద్దీ
ఆనందం విలువ పెరిగిపోతుందా?

ఈ కవిత తొలి ప్రచురణ "పొద్దు" లో.
http://poddu.net/

పడమటి గొదావరి రాగం అంటూ పలకరించిన శ్రీనివాస్ గారి బ్లాగ్.
ఆకలి విలువ చాలా చక్కగా చెప్పారు.

"ఎదుటి వాడి ఆకలి బాధతెలియాలి అంటే ఒక్కరోజు ఆకలితో గడపాలి.., దూరమైనప్పుడే దేని విలువ అయినా తెలిసేది... అని అప్పుడే తెలుసుకున్నాడు."

And then for those who want to blog in telugu Veeven's lekhini is the one of the best i have ever come across

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Making a happy work place

I am still in bangalore and looking forward towards my trip back hyderabad.

Being member of technical team at REU in Infosys is always a reason to feel proud.

While I am learning many a things now a days(some times certain things are bit too much for me :-), i felt exhausted some times.

It reminds of some email forward. It is about a teacher teaching lesson to his students. If you hold a glass of water in your hand for some time, you start feeling its weight. You know what to do then. just put it down for some time and pick the glass again, it looks lighter now :-).

Leaving the story apart,

what should one do to make the work place a happy one?

We need to be interactive. team members need to support each other. It is most requred when the team is going through tough times. Got Fixed price project, client demands it on time and senior bosses at our own company demand it to get over by the time. Clients are usually relaxed in the initial stages of the work and start spending attention when the delivery is coming closure.

Demanding with support is very important, i remember we were demanding from a team member thinking that the problem is simple. When that person failed to do that and i landed up doing it,i understood the complexity of the problem. It might be simple for someone. But everyone is not same. Team members need our appreciation at the time when they are tired, not able to make things work. They need a sincere apperication from us, to make they enthu going, inorder to solve the problem.

Successful project execution - Steps involved

There are simple steps involved in a successful project execution.
Requirements
Get the requirements right. Quiz the client, make him answer all stupid questions you have.
Golden rule is "Do not hesitate in asking questions". Think from the client perspective and try to understand his needs. Often there may be some confusion in the way he expresses his need.
We need to understand what client needs.

In most of the cases, we capture partial requirements, which causes delivery difficult.

Estimation

While each company has its own templates or frameworks to estimate and bill the client. It might differ from project to project. It might be a new technology team is going to work, or it might be just repeat of similar project what you have done previously. Its good if the estimation is done keeping view of the resource planning (who is going to work in the project)

Resource Planning

Team need to have proper mix. Now its all freshers out of college jumping into coding. we need to have experts too in the team. Its very important to have the right mix of people.

Check points

Have regular calls with client. expose your understanding and the process you are following in the project. It works very well to have check points to the project. Setting the match of expectations of client and deliverables and their status will help mitigating lot of fire-fights at the end.

Limitations & expectations

If something is not possible but you have committed in the beginning. Let the client know the fact as and when you realize it. Client will honor your inputs and you will not have problems at the end.

Making HIM happy
Well, its all about making client happy while delivering him what he needed (not just what he wanted). Its always required to keep him in good homour.


Well, lot about work, There is an interesting blog post i read today. Click From the heart to read if you have time.

Today i am reading a book on AJAX. thinking of writing a technical writeup on my tech blog or on infy KSHOP.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New year vows

"Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you've always wanted to do but couldn't find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you don't think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more." -Ann Landers