Connect before you build and Connect before you lead

Every individual in an organization has a different motivating factor. As a product manager, we deal with engineering, professional services, support, training, documentation, and QA. Thus it is crucial to comprehend common ground to understand motivating factor among people with different attitude, behavior, values, and culture. Product manager’s job is high touchpoint job, and it touches every department in the organization. Thus, I firmly believe key to the success of this role is to connect before you build and to connect before you lead.

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Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam

I have asked myself a question 2 years back, “Is it worth to spend time and money to take a Project Management Professional (PMP) exam?” I believed every project manager and PMP certified professional has asked themselves this question at some point in time in their career. It is important to go through the process of taking a complicated PMP examination and it requires a huge deal of preparation, significant amount of time and financial investment. However, as a project manager we know cost-benefit analysis plays a significant role in project budget management; similarly, cost you will be paying to take a PMP exam will reap long-term benefits and success in your career.

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5 Leadership Lessons I Learned from my Mother

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world” – Mahatma Gandhi demonstrated it while fighting against the British government. Similarly, every woman silently works every day to establish a thought – “In a gentle way, you can build a family” and my mother is no different. I believe the purpose of every action we take at work is to accomplish goals or to achieve rewards in a tangible or in a non-tangible way. However, what is the motivating factor for every woman who develops a successful family or raises kids maintaining a work-life balance?
Does she work for any:

  • Title,
  • Rewards or,
  • profit

I believe each woman who is building and binding a family is a leader who has no title. These are my top five  leadership lessons I have learned from my mom.

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