Break New Boundaries – Peanut or Kale Smoothie?

Would you like to start your morning with a peanut and banana smoothie? I would. Most of us take up a new year resolution. The most popular resolutions are around dieting, weight loss, reading and in my case writing :-). Around the winter break, I heard friends debating various dieting regimes. I have tried variousContinue reading “Break New Boundaries – Peanut or Kale Smoothie?”

An empathetic robot: Android Kunjappan ver 5.25 and Mabu

Sometime back I watched “Android Kunjappan ver 5.25” – a Malayalam movie. It’s about an aging father and a son who wants to go overseas to pursue his career. The father has his own set ways. He makes his own food. He will have his chutney, only if it is ground in an ammikallu (aContinue reading “An empathetic robot: Android Kunjappan ver 5.25 and Mabu”

Sous-chef and Vaccine

The long winter break has introduced a role reversal at home. When my better half takes a break from cooking, I step in. As I was sharing this experience with few families, most ladies complained that the men expect them to play a sous-chef role. They ask them to fetch ingredients, cut, and organize veggies.Continue reading “Sous-chef and Vaccine”

SpaceX and UX

The NASA-SpaceX Dragon crew launch on 30th May kept the space enthusiast and others excited across the US and a large part of the world. One image that captured my attention was the SpaceX vs. Space Shuttle image in a tweet. The difference is staggering & phenomenal. If we assume for a moment that theContinue reading “SpaceX and UX”

Project to Product – Part 2 – How Flow Framework can help?

In Part 1 of this blog, we have seen the need for a framework that business can use to understand IT throughput and prioritization in a transparent and intuitive manner. The concept of value stream can help us here.  Value stream is defined as the end to end set of activities performed to deliver valueContinue reading “Project to Product – Part 2 – How Flow Framework can help?”

Book Review:Project to Product-Part 1

Book Review:Project to Product-Part 1 Recently I read the book “Project To Product” by Mik Kersten. It helped me to connect how Agile and DevOps practices can be integrated with value stream mapping and measurement framework. Typically the Agile practices are adopted within IT. The value stream mapping within Business operations. They generally stay separateContinue reading “Book Review:Project to Product-Part 1”