Author - Manjiri Ranade

What makes a startup successful? Is it the team, or is it The funding??

I was looking at the factors that make or break the startup. Did you know that the study shows that 60% of new ventures fail due to problems with the team? The team is the secret sauce that makes or breaks the startup. What makes a successful startup team? The common answer would be a motivated team that has top-class industry...

New manager? here’s what you need to know

We have traveled a long period of time with Mandira in our story.  Just recently she got promoted to the executive position. She is leading a whole division now. She went to meet her mentor with this good news. Her mentor was very pleased to hear the news. “Congratulations Mandira! You are doing well” she said. “I am very excited and scared...

The mid level management blues

  “How is it going Mandira?” Viraj asked. It has been some years since we last met Mandira, on the day she started learning about leadership and management. She manages multiple projects now. She is selected to undergo a leadership coaching program run by the company for the promising leadership candidates. “It’s going good Viraj. I am handling new challenges now and...

Coordinating the project team

  We need not emphasise why coordinating your team is THE important thing for success of your project, but the question is HOW? Here are some quick steps that will ensure the leadership that the team is well orchestrated to achieve grand success. Build Trust: Trust is the key to open communication. Once the trust is established, the members communicate about what is working...

Continuity in Long term projects

Feature-rich, scalable, secure products are built over a long time period. They are built as a number of progressive versions. They also go thru technology changes and user interface upgrades to keep up with the business requirements. It is a challenge to engineer these products. The key to managing these long-term software projects is planning for the continuity from start. Architecture...

How to build an enterprise software application: Our insights

No matter how fast or radically the world changes, few things stand the test of time. And Enterprise Application development is no exception to it. From completely in-house developed and housed applications to completely running the enterprise using managed applications on the cloud. Throughout all these transitions, some of the principles have proven their indispensability again and again. Requirements management – Enterprise software...