On November 24, 2020, I turned 31. Next year, my age will no longer be found in the calendar. That's a big deal for most people I know. But I am not most people I know. Sheets of paper often defiled by my father for all sorts of reasons have no influence over how I … Continue reading Hats off to my 30th year in this planet. It was good in unexpected ways.
So you've been doing product management for quite a while, considering a career shift, or just found out that there's actually a name for your role in your startup where job scopes are often blurry. And naturally, you are looking for a means to be methodical in what you do so you can effectively monitor … Continue reading 4 Useful Product Management Frameworks and Models for Starters
In 2012 when I was learning Python and wanted something enjoyable to work on, I played around with Pygame. Pygame as what can be inferred from its name, is a game development framework for the Python programming language. It is not as sophisticated as Unity, Unreal, or Game Maker but a good starting point for … Continue reading Cat Chase, a Snake Game Variant Using Python 3.8 and Pygame 1.9.6
I woke up at 7 AM on a Saturday. Six hours of sleep as usual. It doesn't matter how exhausting the previous day was, I always wake up after six hours of sleep. I only set alarms out of habit; I have been beating every single one of them in the past years. I checked … Continue reading Being Adult and Having Fun
So you've heard from your boss that your company is finally adopting an agile approach in managing software projects. As a manager of a software team, a team lead, or even as a developer, you are undeniably excited. You have your eyes on agile project management for quite some time and even took a refresher … Continue reading 5 Common Challenges When Transitioning to Agile Project Management
As an INFJ, what change have you made that has benefited you most? It was early morning and this was literally the first thing I read. Serves me right having this habit of checking out notifications on my phone, as soon as I open my eyes. Questions early in the morning are not uncommon though. … Continue reading Changes I Have Made as an INFJ That Benefited Me Most
Depending on your role and circumstances in your organisation, you might find yourself in that tricky situation of having to interview people for more senior positions. You might find this intimidating or just plain awkward. But you would, of course, like to be effective and be able to get the right talent. What I found … Continue reading Surviving Interviews with Candidates Several Years Your Senior
“Work WITH your boss,” that is by far the best career advice I can give to anyone wanting to enjoy and make the most out of their jobs. I’ve seen brilliant individuals quit their jobs and jeopardise their careers because of huge and unnecessary self-induced stress because they’ve been working FOR their bosses. Do not … Continue reading Work WITH Your Boss
On the 21st of June 2020, I will be celebrating my 10th year in the IT industry. If you just met me and that happened outside the workplace, there’s a chance that you would find that mind-blowing. Not a lot of people can really identify me as a tech guy until I start talking about technology. People don’t normally get that vibe and I have a myriad of other interests I can talk about. But yes, I am a tech guy. And now that you know that, the next thing you might want to know is what I actually do.
For the most part of my career, I told people I was a software developer and, unless they did not understand the title, that was usually enough for them to imagine what I do. But the truth is software development had always been just one of the things I do…
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Not too long ago, I created a business plan for a new software product development company. It took me a couple of days to finish and I was to a certain level proud of it although I felt it was a bit rushed. I then set a meeting with top management and brought with me … Continue reading A Board Room Story