As typical of me, let me start off with a personal story and slowly move to the subject. I come from a family of authentic Indian cuisine experts. One of my favorite dishes that I can relish anytime and every time is “Aviyal”. Aviyal is a super simple dish where all vegetables get cooked in […]
Gayathri Narayanan – SQA Manager
Have a hybrid background of engineering academics, technical writing and software process quality assurance for about 20+ years. Other than work, interested in art, writing, music.
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Building HOPE with Women in Tech in India
Our Women in Technology (WiT) group, though fond of building projects and products, opted to build “Hope” this time. A whole new assignment to our Women in Tech (WIT) team – to provide school kids from two shelters with hope to realize their dreams. Planning: When we checked the needs of the shelters, it surprised […]
To Office or Not to Office?
The Insightful Retrospection The day started earlier than usual. I was about to start working from office from that day. I completed my home chores and ran a quick check on the important things to be attended in the office. It was all set and nice, when I got a call from my close friend. […]
The Cyber Angels and The IT Mission
The IT Mission Considering the increasing cyber threats, our Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) asked our IT manager to elevate the IT security systems of our business unit by a notch above its current state. He had a week to come up with a plan for the same. The IT manager left for the day […]
The Pandemic – Our Agile Coach
The Coaching Program I can see the quizzical look on your face with the question, “Why is she calling this pandemic an Agile coach?” My answer is: “Yes because it taught us agile principles, and imbibed agile mindset in us.” Let me explain in detail: During this pandemic: How many of us responded to change […]
Why Additional Tailoring when we have Ready-made?
A Shopper’s Confession Let me start this blog with a confession: I prefer to shop my clothing from Ready-made stores in person only. I go to the Ready-made stores, check every counter for what’s new first. Secondly, select the cloth material. Considering our climatic conditions, its mostly cotton. Thirdly I go for my comfortable fitting […]
Perficient Makes a December Difference in India – Kindness Campaign 2020
Why do we need a Kindness Campaign now in 2020? 2020 has been a challenging year for all of mankind, with a persistent pandemic coupled with natural calamities, the ride has been really rough. The upside to that is there has been lot of learnings in all fronts. Humanity, Courage, Selflessness, Sacrifice, Kindness, Conscious well-being […]
Track the Triad to Tria(d)ge
As usual of my blog – the following anecdote unfolds the subject of my blog.… Have you met oxymoron characters? I have and I am going to describe an incident in one such character’s life: I know a balding old gentleman who is stung by an oxymoron combination of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and absent […]
A Doze of Agile-Dopamine to Your Team
My first doze of Agile-Dopamine A corporate training session introduced me to an Agile team. Their actions challenged the myths about many traditional corporate practices. Sampling some of their actions: The team was a mixed group of technical and non-technical members including the Business head. I realized they understood the need for cross-functionality, transparency and […]
Delivering Values Over Targets – Not Only in Office, at Home as Well
I recently wrote about Synergizing Agile Projects – the moment I realized the benefits of understanding Values over Targets. To my surprise, I had already applied it in certain home instances as well. It occurred when I had a second baby after my 6-year-old daughter, and she was expecting a sister but it turned out to be […]
Synergizing Agile Projects
The Synergizing Idea This hypothesis started when I was part of the potluck-hosting team in my office. Our lead had set targets on taste, quantity, quality, and timelines. Then he said, “We are presenting this food to our clients; let us make it a unique memorable experience for them. Let us ensure that it does […]
Why Does Agile Call Its Requirements, User Stories?
First, a little bit of a personal story: I grew up in a family of great storytellers: My mom could bring alive comic characters with descriptions and add the sounds of them falling, crying or laughing. My dad could lead you to the moon with his drawn maps and landmarks. He would even add details, […]