Executive Blog

RSS link

WHAT MAKES A GOOD, NO, A GREAT, RECRUITER?

WHAT MAKES A GOOD, NO, A GREAT, RECRUITER?

There was a day, not long ago, when a call from a recruiter was a welcome one to receive as a candidate. The recruiter knew your name, what you were currently doing, what you would like to do...the recruiter had taken the time "to know" you. For a company needing to hire quality talent, the same held true. You welcomed the assistance of the professional recruiting companies.

Top reasons why CIOs fail

Top reasons why CIOs fail

Background

This article is a manifestation of my actual experience in the Corporate World. I came to this country 8 years ago, found some amazing mentors, worked hard, succeeded in software development consulting (my team does custom software/web/app development for Fortune 500 clients, to mid-size companies, to successful startups) and got to speak at prestigious conferences all over the world about how I made businesses and in turn CXOs successful. In no way do I mean to demean executives in general, or anyone in particular. Instead, I humbly envision this article to become a discussion that benefits the Software Industry as a whole. 

Motivation

It's important to understand that my lust for knowledge and passion to make my clients successful has made me move my actual residence 4 times in 2 years, and I am one of those people who could be considered insanely passionate about things they do. At the same time, I understand that business pays the bills. At times, compromises need to be made, and the best approach might be delayed in favor of an above-average approach to ship a product in time. Next, we need to be able to scale the success of the product shipped with such approach. Fortunately, my biggest strength is being able to speak the language of a CEO, a CTO, a dev manager, a software architect, all the way to a junior developer. While I believe I could write a book on this topic, this is my humble attempt to summarize some important reasons why executives, and in turn, companies fail to deliver software products on time (in the short-term) and are left behind by the competition (in the long-term). 

 

 

15 Apps One API

15 Apps One API

Legacy Systems is a more a rule than an exception. With technology changing so rapidly there are bound to be legacy systems, processes and infrastructure. At the same time the development team can always fall behind as far as technology is concerned. However, with the age-old sound principles and the latest technologies, legacy systems can be transformed towards using an API layer.

Digital Ecommerce

Digital Ecommerce

Architected/Developed a Digital ECommerce Website using CDNs, 3-tier caching and complex search algorithms for one of our clients in the Entertainment Industry.

It was great experience working on implementing the new Digital Ecommerce strategy for a website that gets more than a Million hits/day. The challenge was not only the deadline but also creating an architecture that is scalable without having much flexibility in choosing the stack.

iPad Win8 Dashboard

iPad Win8 Dashboard

Designed and Developed an iPad/Android/Win8 compatible dashboard for a leading product vendor in the world. Short delivery life-cycle involving the UX, Branding and Dev Teams.

Copyright © 2018 Chander Dhall, Inc. • All Rights Reserved • View Sitemap