Unwritten Ground Rules

Recently I watched documentary on unwritten ground rules(www.ugrs.net) and it was pretty impressive.

As an employee, we are bound for our duties and such duties have been pass it on without challenging it and it became an unwritten ground rule. It was until now at least for me.

Now, after watched that 2 minutes movie, I realized that the key reason was missing from it and that is,  what do I value most at my workplace, is it because ….

  1. Its commutable.
  2. Good wages.
  3. Great work culture.
  4. Potential for growth.
  5. Long history of success.
  6. Positive feedback.
  7. Friendly.
  8. Flexible

List goes on, but may be none of those implies that how can I make my company a better workplace?

However I always wondered, suppose if I have my own corporate company then how can I make that company an awesome place to work for and people absolutely adore it and value it, make it more successful and yet fun to work for?

I must admit here I need to define my own company’s purpose and core values first and then envision it. Every business is driven by 4Ps – People, Product, Places and Promotion.  

Purpose:

To give the best products with great promotion and value to the people at their own places.

What do I  value most?

  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Openness
  • Teamwork

What is it that drives it?

I always see employees as an assets. They are intellectual assets who can nurture the culture. I should hire those who are passionate about their job, love what exactly they do. And have a same vision and values for the company.

I should always ask myself  – do my business (corporate) really care for them? As a company do I really able to accept those changes?

It is true that company can always hire anyone they want and fire them at the same time. But by doing that don’t you think it violates integrity. 

As an employee we must know about company’s core values and we must share it and respect it to live. Being passionate, enthusiastic about company and its products, take pride and be part of it. Absolutely vital that they took a proud for working.

Company shouldn’t choose them, they should choose the company and with a great reason.

Recognition and rewards always leads retention. Loyalty comes with a great trust and faith.

Success of the company lies where its employees welfare and continuous growth with a significant challenges.

I learn one thing from unwritten ground rules and I would like to share it.

If a corporate seeking a changes then employees must be treated as a loyal customers because they are the reason for the existence of corporate success.

Saturday Afternoon–Best Use of time

Yeah People you’ve heard it. What is the best use of the time at Saturday afternoon?

And…. answer is solving the Rubik cube. Ta… Da…I spend bit time on reading the God’s Number to solve rubik cube and realized it was doable so I thought let me try it.

rubikcube-solved

It was fun and challenging, I was wondering woh… woh… wohhh….

What The… , why I can’t finish it in 20 steps? I tried but ….

Doah.  No Good. But here its interesting stuff I found. How you can solve this puzzle in 20 step.

http://cube.rcombs.me/

Just brilliant. I like the solution given.

I tried it and Voila…. Great stuff. So people use your time wisely.  Enjoy the rubik. Have fun at afternoon.

God’s Number

 

BETTER TO BE A LION, THAN A MONKEY ELSEWHERE.

Once upon a time in a poor zoo of Africa, an African Lion was frustrated as he was offered not more than 1 kg of meat per day for many years.

One day when London Zoo Manager visited the zoo and requested the African Zoo management to shift the lion to the London Zoo, Lion thought its prayers were answered finally.

The Lion was so happy and started to wondering about the London Zoo and centrally Air conditioned environments and a goat or two every day. Humm… Happy days……

On its very first day after arrival to the London Zoo, the lion was offered a big bag, sealed very nicely for the breakfast. The Lion opened it quickly but he was shocked to see that it contained few bananas.

The lion thought that may be they cared too much for him and they were worried about his stomach as he had recently shifted from India. 

But to his surprise, the next day the same thing happened. 

On the third day again the same food bag of bananas was delivered.

The lion was so furious; it stopped the delivery boy and blasted at him “Don’t you know I am the LION… King Of The Jungle… What is wrong with your management?

What nonsense is this? Why are you delivering bananas to me?”

The delivery boy politely said, ‘Sir, I know you are the king of the jungle.

But… sir, you have been brought here on a monkey’s visa!!! ‘

Moral of the Story….

 

BETTER TO BE A LION IN YOUR OWN PLACE, THAN A MONKEY ELSEWHERE.

My Personal Kanban Board

After few quick attempts and experiments with Kanban board, I am going to start using this Kanban implementation, 

So what is 4D matrix of Things to do.

  1. DO
  2. DECIDE
  3. DELEGATE 
  4. DELETE

The idea behind 4D is simple – keep clutter out and gain more focus on get things done. 

I have started putting my to do a list in the matrix but it is just for every fortnight  or 2 weeks. So that I can start doing more rather just scared myself away from long list of To do. Every week I have 3 main priorities to carry out and everyday just three things to do, thus my list items are limited in numbers, each DO part can only has maximum of 6 tasks (which is  3 tasks (priority) per week),  and rest of grids are either DELEGATE or DELETE and DECIDE(DIFFER). DECIDE is a column which you can think as important but not so urgent or less priority. 

After that Next is a column holds tasks I am going to tackle in the current  week, and if I was interrupted by any variables then it will be put ON HOLD, may be later either I can DECIDE, DELEGATE or DELETE. And when it needs to be done then just start DOING it and upon done it’s DONE. Here is the magic doing cell has only one  and one task at any given time.

Now every evening or first thing in the morning I can update board and start doing more, by limiting my to do list and achievements I reward myself a treat or may be if too many things on hold for current week then push a bit and decide or delete quickly without demotivate myself or feeling grief about it.

Next four weeks I am going to monitor how things are going and measure my success by using task points, each task has an effort mark on it. Let’s say if things take less than an hour has 1 point and if more than 1 hour but less than 2 hours then it has 2 points and 4 points, 6 points, 8 points and 10 points maximum. 

I am working 48 hours a week including travel. Achieving 10 points a week will be a good milestone however, I am not going to crazy on that. I would rather progress slowly and steady week by week.

Ciao.

2017-04-17 4:25:30 PM

Video Player Using Angular JS

Recently I have finished my training on angularJS and it has given tasks on how to complete the project. So I have got an opportunity while I was preparing for new role. It took me around 8 hours to complete task on my own. I have to refer some of the topics again but overall I am really happy with it.

 

I have attempted it with following structure

  1. Design as I go, follow up instruction, recall from memories.
  2. Go through some in depth topics such as reading json files using angular js
  3. Concepts of controllers and additional packages such as Animate.
  4. Layout and styling correctly.
  5. Add pagination to the demo list.
  6. Downloaded around 10 videos for just laugh.
  7. It was fun project to do.

Here is the link where you can see it easily.

Click Here

I hope you all have lovely weekend. Have fun.

 

Building Custom HTML5 Video Playback with AngularJS

What kind of entrepreneurs are you?

 

P is for Powerful and P is for Positive, P is also for People. P is for Product. P is for Profit. P is for Politics. P is for Persuasive. P is for Passionate. P is for Polite. P is for Performance. P is for Perfect.  And P is for Promotional. P is for Placement. P is for Portable. P is for Punctuate.

At Last, P is for Pee.

So far, What kind of business are you running?

– People Driven

– Product Driven

– Profit Driven

– Politics Driven

– Passion Driven

– Place Driven

– Performance Driven

These are 7 P’s of the marketing or business who defines value for your business or alternatively it defines business you drive.

AngularJS 2 for .net Developer

AngularJS 2 for .net developer – Not only Course Completed but developed and deploy complete solution to azure.

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https://lnkd.in/gTZYTYK

Happy with the results. Just thinking to add to GitHub and Code Project with Learning articles.

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How do I deliver small projects or tasks?

Recently I have been asked that how do I deliver small projects or tasks? What is my approach to solve a problem/task?

Well I said POC (Proof of Concept) because I think it is a one of cost effective way to tackle small projects and tasks, Also it helps to deliver 80 percent functionality or requirements asked by users. It also backs KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid!) rule. Most often stack holders are not so clear with their ideas or concepts, or not able to put a business cases against the benefits over ROI, which I think its fair on them, POC can rescue it. I see it as a tool that try before you buy in.   I consider this as maximum throughput of Return on Investment. Also it will give a chance to refine complex processes to more normal forms.

Right so let us understand what is POC?

Proof Of Concept

A Proof of concept (POC) is a realization of a certain method or idea to demonstrate its feasibility, whose purpose is to verify that some concept or theory has the potential of being used. A proof of concept is usually small and may or may not be complete.

A proof of concept in software aims to determine the solution to some technical problem or to demonstrate that a given configuration can achieve a certain throughput.

POC APPROACH

The Proof of Concept approach – A Time Travel to a successful Project

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The Proof of Concept approach is practiced for various client requirements to provide the customer with the opportunity to “test drive” core processes in order to validate its needs are met as expected. The value proposition for a customer doesn’t end there-by investing a part of the total project cost up-front customers are able to identify and circumvent complex challenges that could become showstoppers later. In this way, a Proof of Concept would act as the first step of the blueprinting phase – very much like a conduit or bridge to a successful project launch. By leveraging the POC approach, we were able to rapidly prototype core business processes as requested by the customer.

The Proof of Concept approach Benefits

  • Clarity in need/problem formulation;
  • Number/quality of new ideas;
  • New knowledge;
  • Special planning;
  • New ways of thinking;
  • Level of planning;
  • Management of time;
  • Planning capabilities;
  • Efficiency of execution;
  • Strategy formulation;
  • Cost Effective;
  • Low in budget;
  • Low in risk;

Right so we understand the POC and its process but actually can you explain it with an example?

A Successful Client Consulting

Yes sure Let us say for an example, As an admin I want a dashboard which allows me to monitor who has login to the system and reports on their action lists such as assigned,  pending and completed tasks.

I have estimated the work involved in it was around 6 days and budget was around £1500.

So with a POC approach, I have created a web application which has functionality of above and simple report on action lists of the user and user management functions such as CRUD. Now with an exception of no need of prettiness on look and feel wise  but signed off on a condition if approved then they will allocate more fund on further development.

After It was demonstrated successfully and stack holders has given further requirements to enhanced functionality and user experience.  

The technologies I have used was MVC, ASP.NET and SignalR (which gives me real time update on who is logged in).  

Consultant engagements beyond simply purchasing expertise require the development of a relationship between the consultant and the client.

Consultants add value by addressing both content and process issues based on expertise, methodology and general problems solving skills.