Friday, December 28, 2007

"Took me longer than what I expected"

Yeah.., I worked on a project and I consider it to be the best project in my organization. Though we missed the deadlines thrice and now we are shipping it mid next year it doesn't matter. What matters is what we learn and how we are going to come up with a better fool proof plan... but how?
Answer is Postmortem.

Waaat... Yeah Postmortem. Clarification of what was unclear and blame ones own self is the key to move ahead.
Start from the features never worked on but still alive in the documentation. These are the features that are like walking dead bodies... they are the pain in the butt and can't be punted forever. All I can coin them as neither dead nor alive yet existing. Catch your stakeholders from their collar and ask them "Do you want it or not?" but be prepared to provide the idealistic estimates of the timeline. Weekly status broadcasts and e-mails, reports meeting notes will help you track where you are going.

hahahhaha I know we are aware of this and follow this in every organization but, do we follow it for the whole project life cycle. Why is it that during the sunset we all have the same statement "it took me longer than what I expected". Dude, always consider yourself as a vendor/contractor and think will anyone give you a project ever if you say: "it took me longer than what I expected"

Lets ship it...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

...Learning from Bollywood....

Lover Boy Govinda

Angana mein Baba , dwarey pe Maa

Kaise aau gori , main tohre ghar maa

Lover Gal Shilpa

Khet gaye baba , bajaar gayi maa

Akeli hu ghar ma , tu aaja saajna...

This song starts with ChiChi (Govinda) who cant wait to enter Shilpa Shirodkar’s house, and he also fears that her folks might be at home and Govinda might end up with a sore ass.

Shilpa finally relives the lover boy telling him that her pop is workin in the fields and her mom is out shoppin… and invites him home.

What happened next is hahahahah even I dnt knw… never watched the video nor I am interested in. But the moral of the above two lines is hook up with a gal whose father is a farmer and her mom loves shoppin ;-) you might have a chance to sneak in.

Long way to go Bollywood...

Lover boy Govinda

Your pop is in the courtyard and your mom is door watching

Ohh tell me how do I enter your home darling

Lover Gal Shilpa

Dad’s in the fields and mom’s out shopping

walk in through the door Ooo dear darling...

Friday, December 14, 2007

"He who rides the tiger can never dismount..."

“When a man kills a tiger, he calls it sport; when the tiger kills a man, he calls it ferocity. The distinction between crime and justice is no greater.”

Tiger a graceful built, royal yellow coat, beautiful black stripes… damn they are so fascinating and graceful I can never take my eyes off them. I think God made cats so that man can experience to some extent how it feels caressing a Tiger. I wish I can caress a Tiger.
Indian tigers, the Royal Bengal tigers they are the most graceful species on this planet.

… may they never be a story like mammoths or dinosaurs. A tribute to Tigers...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

It's not the years in your life... It's the life in your years... Live it

I heard someone complaining: “Ah I wish life was simple…”

FUCK YOU… Life's simple.

To many of us it might sound alluring, impossible or just a wish… but I strongly believe that Life is Simple. But what is difficult is, to state what a simple life is. Actually a simple life’s definition may vary from tongue to tongue. For many of us a house, rewards at work, no challenge, no competition, ten hours of sound sleep and a hot sexy not demanding life partner makes a simple a life… for others it may be rest all day, fairy land, beautiful sunny day, a lot of money.

Grow up this place is not a fairy land… you gotta do something to live a simple life. All I want to say here is to live a simple life one need to….

"Live with Intention… Know exactly what you want… work towards it… things can’t be achieved with a wink of a magic spell… give it some time… Re-evaluate yourself sometimes with a question “Do I really want this”

I think life is simple