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Sameer Shaikh
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Mahabharat - The Epic Tale
I had first read Mahabharata a few years ago (Not to mention I have seen the TV show that used to run on Doordarshan). The Epic story never stopped fascinating me. Each time I read, it intrigued me to look at a different perspective of life... My reading of...

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Brainstorming is not Q&A, Don't make it one
Crowd sourcing ideas is an effective way to innovate, but do brainstorming really create the required effect? This has always been a question to me, the brainstorming sessions I am required to attend for the product feature work we do, at times just sound l...

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Know your tools
A colleague a few days ago passionately spoke to me on how we don't have access to new tools that are storming market and provide some amazing features. I could not disagree for the world of internet always fascinates me with its offerings. Our discussion h...

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Scrum : Who is for what?
Scrum very clearly defines a simple rule for the attendees and the participants. No unwanted noise. When the scrum guide states " The Scrum Master enforces the rule that only Development Team members participate in the Daily Scrum. The Daily Scrum is not a ...

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What is non-negotiable?
This performs a bit slow, I left it there. I think we can address it for future. Well it has been like this forever, I know its trivial work, but I dont know if I should touch it. I had found the issue, but thought it was too trivial to stop the release. It...

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Its not Them, its US
 I usually put a negative rating, when a candidate uses "They" to refer to their existing companies. I have this issue even when the project teams across refer to each other as "They". It can be Dev is working on it, or QA is testing it but it never needs t...

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Lets do it forever
I have to deliver a product that will change the way of the worlds, problem is I am taking forever to deliver it. You lose the value of what you are doing, if you don't do it in time. For a few times in last few months I experienced how most valuable thing ...

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Prioritize or Die
I was late for office, I had time given to a banker guy to meet me at work. I had to pick some stationary for my son, I had to go to the bank and deposit some money which I was carrying in cash, I had to make a call to a potential customer on the way, I had...

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Prioritize or Die
I was late for office, I had time given to a banker guy to meet me at work. I had to pick some stationary for my son, I had to go to the bank and deposit some money which I was carrying in cash, I had to make a call to a potential customer on the way, I had...

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Why am I not on that email
A few days ago, someone from my team IM me, in despair wanting to have a chat. I agreed. We went to a meeting room, where he raised his disappointment on why he is not on the emails shared between one of the project teams. Since I myself was not on the emai...
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