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Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Project Management |

How can organizations benefit from ISO Certifications?

How can organizations benefit from ISO Certifications?

A uniformed approach to executing or working on a project results in an improved outcome for any organization. A process based approach helps organizations to have a uniform way of working and provides a common platform to exchange ideas. ISO standards allow organizations to establish a common platform termed as a Management System. A management system consists of documentation ranging from Policies, Manuals, and Processes which defines the working methodologies of an organization. There are various well known management standards available in the marketplace today. Out of all the ISO standards, few common and popular standards are ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment), ISO/IEC 27001 (Information Security), ISO/IEC 20000 (IT Services). Sasken as an organization is certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO/IEC 27001. ISO certification assures businesses greater benefits. Businesses focused on a short term strategy (one time payoff) go for ISO 9001 certifications whenever they get a customer who requires ISO certified vendors. Such organizations end up losing majority of their business in the competitive and...

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Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Project Management |

Industrie 4.0: Will Manufacturing move from East to West?

Industrie 4.0: Will Manufacturing move from East to West?

China has been at the forefront of the manufacturing race for the past three decades due to its infrastructure, strong supply base and low-wage skilled labor. On the flipside, the rapid rise to dominance has seen compromises being made on environment, sustainability and working conditions. Today, China is facing an economic slowdown, wage rise, complex value chains, while consumers are getting increasingly picky and sophisticated. For how long will China continue to be the world’s factory? Will it continue to have an edge over its Western counterparts? What are the drivers for manufacturing to move towards the West? Welcome to Industrie 4.0, an initiative that forms a part of the high tech 2020 strategy of the German government to digitize manufacturing. Perhaps shying away from calling it Internet of things (IoT) or Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), it’s safe to say that Industrie 4.0 is the German manufacturing industry’s take on IoT. A critical element of this initiative is the Autonomics for Industrie 4.0 programme which focuses on the...

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Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Project Management, Wireless |

System Engineering: Software Triaging

System Engineering: Software Triaging

The primary goal of a software project team would be to meet the strict delivery schedules within the resource and budgetary constraints without compromising on the quality of deliverables. Thus the defects reported by Quality Control and other teams become vital. On one side, it is important that Quality control and other teams identify as many defects as possible, fixing those defects within a timeline suitable for product launch timelines is crucial on other side. Fixing the defects becomes more and more complex as variants of products & versions of software increase. This blog explains some ways of handling this situation in such complex system. In projects that involve several teams (which may be globally distributed) the team reporting defects may not be in a position to identify owners for all the issues. In such projects, project management constitutes team which is generally called system engineering or triaging team. The primary goal of this team is to tackle the defects reported in the project with the overall objective to...

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Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Project Management, Telecom, Wireless |

Innovation Management- Transforming a Creative Idea into Successful Innovation

Innovation Management- Transforming a Creative Idea into Successful Innovation

If you know exactly what you are doing- What is the point of doing it? -Pablo Picasso The good-to-great companies at their best followed a simple Mantra: Anything that does not fit with our organizing principle we will not do. If it does n’t fit, we don’t do it. Period’ -Jim Collins, Good to Great ——————————————————————————————————————– The ability to innovate is a key competency that one as a leader, manager or entrepreneur must possess for building a growing, profitable organization and to make a company go from “Good to Great”.  At the same time managing the innovation is in itself a challenging task which organizations need to cultivate and nurture. Organizations in general go through the dilemma between Pablo and Jim Collin’s philosophies with the need to continuously innovate VS the need to have a focus and disciplined approach and therefore have to strike a careful balance to make the two qualities co-exist and complement one another. Innovation is the process of conversion of a creative idea into a...

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