What Idea in 2018 changed your perspective?

I’d like to list some I felt this year and pick one.

  1. Alpha teams deliver more operational advantage at lower risk
  2. Loyalty to the user of the product you design ahead of the loyalty to customer or commerce
  3. Being smaller than your means opens the way to becoming bigger or another way of saying this — longitivtiy is a strategy by itself
  4. Strategy-Structure-Culture
  5. Ignoring is a proper response to a threat when means to neutralise it are available
  6. Children love big burly man playing with them
  7. Producing joy is important in every context for everyone
  8. 10X — looking ahead for the source of it in your life
  9. What to not do often decides greater progress than what you do
  10. There are non capital based sources of leverage — reputation, wisdom, network. Next big opportunities will walk in from these doors.

Though there is tough to choose for me which one impacted me most between 1, 8 & 10, but it is the 10th that has changed my way of going about in the world, the most.

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Contours Of An Alpha Team

Had a difficult conversation to make with an employee, about not offering him the customary level jump to L3 inspite of 15 months.

As is my practice, i took him for a walk in pleasant winter evening in our sprawling industrial compound. And, as we took circuitous route, so did I take a long winding explanation. One on which i’ve been mulling for 3 months. But one which is based on First Principle I’ve formed now on this.

Our 2019 to 2020 end is transition into two areas of business- service & SaaS product portfolio.

Service, because it earns bread and butter at steady growth and allows us to develop tech stack, process and infrastructure but above all people.

And products, because that is where multiple revenue streams, annuities & J curves are. And fun too.

On service side we have been evolving on 3 fronts – productivity, development stack & processes.

Since essentially service business is fixed margin business that needs constant sales pipeline and no/low delays and failures and as much leverage of quickly reusable code libraries – we’re talking of a well chosen engineering stack and processes.

So what is well chosen about it?

The stack that allows relatively inexperienced devs to be highly effective in development. And agile processes combined with DevOps that take away release and infrastructure away from day to day developer. This should let them focus on delivery on application layer.

This is what I call delivery platform.

But no matter how great the delivery platform is , it is finally the people that have to deliver. And so what kind of people we have and how we sync them with our delivery platform matters a lot.

There are two groups here – the trainees and the pros. L1 to L3 are trainees. L4 to L6 are pros. L7 are commercial people.

What do you need in the trainee group – clarity & agency. Technical skills will take care of themselves as will our delivery platform.

What do we need in pros- potential to be a 10X dev.

That means nobody who doesn’t have the 10X potential steps into L4.

Does that mean we fire the people from L3 onwards- No, instead we offer fixed growth every year with job security. But how does that give one a chance to grow. We handle that with that every person based on project pipeline and requirement gets his personal challenge or sometimes 2–3 a year. Success or failure in that is a binary. And level specific. So an L2 gets his level challenge and L3 too. If you succeed you jump level . If you fail you get normal growth but surely get your challenges whenever chance presents. Untill you succeed or of course keep failing.

But success in challenges apart – agency & clarity is a must.

Because, that is the foundation of 10X potential.

This, coupled with rigidly sticking to a norm – each new hire should be better than last hired at that level or same level guy currently in office. And all freshers must give 6 months to product team before beginning as Devs , should get us into good shape.

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Now Redefine Your HR Management Processes With NEOHRM

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  • Time Sheet Management – User can prepare their timesheets without a calculator and keep record of all the work completed . Organizations can have total visibility of their workforce, their activities, and their efficiency.
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  • Employee Recognition and Engagement – Employee recognition is directly tied to employee engagement. An employee can accumulate recognition points that he./she can apply toward merchandise, gift cards, and even trips. Employees can recognize others’ contributions in real time.
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CE Zoom tracks, store, and remind you of your continuing education requirements. It allows participants to find courses, register for a course, verify course completion, complete required course testing and evaluation, digital CE Certificate distribution including cloud base storing, and submit proof of attendance directly to the regulatory body.

The app notifies user about current state requirements and regulations, as well as all requirement deadlines and upcoming events.

It also allows user to search for courses by conference, or individually, and added to the clinician’s history. Once the attendee has completed the CE course, they will receive a code to validate the course. The detailed course information is stored under the patient’s personal account, which allows the clinician to have access to any resources the presenter shared during the course.

Find Dental Doctors and Clinics Seamlessly, Using Kinekt App

At Prodio, we developed a dental specific doctor search platform “Kinekt”. On the client side, it offers  a search platform for the patients to search for doctors nearby, while on the other hand it makes doctors job easy by managing appointments, patients details, updating patients record.

User/Patient can book appointment, check for consultation fees, pictures of clinic and reminder of appoiintments, feedback from people who have already been there. Doctors can publicise themselves with the help of photos, review and ratings given by their patients and can share or upload selfie with patients, reviews on social sites.

The app also keeps proper medical records of patients, which makes doctor’s job easier.

Dental News Aggregator Platform, SWYP

SWYP is a community that lives and breathes within a mobile app and desktop website. It aggregates the latest in dental healthcare industry news and delivers in beautiful format that helps healthcare professionals stay on top on the latest in their space, create custom magazines which can be shared with other professionals or can be followed.

User can earn points and gain status when you download the app, ask/answer a question on the forum, share content on social media, like an article and invite colleagues. When a user joins SWYP, he/she needs to pick  the categories of most interest to them. They are Practice Management, Cosmetic Dentistry, Digital Dentistry (CAD/CAM), Internet & Practice Marketing, Inspiration/Motivation, Entrepreneurs, Technology in Dentistry.

User can easily add categories from 50+ choices, and must select a minimum of 10 total categories to get started.

Verify People Instantly, With VerifyMe App

VerifyMe is an identity & reputation management platform providing verification, and access management services to individuals and organizations, impacting decisions relating to transactions, employment, access & security.

With the help of Facial Recognition and Aadhaar, it helps user to find the KNOWN in the UNKNOWN. It conducts real time identity verification checks, letting you know that the person you are engaging with is indeed who he says he is. Their network of accredited verification partners carry out deeper background checks.

Apart from Aadhaar linked services, it has social network, allowing users to crowdsource references, recommendations, reviews and testimonials about other people.

The idea behind building this app, is to provide individuals & organizations with a trusted platform where they can have requisite tools to screen another identity at various levels including ID check, community references and deeper background verification checks.

Click Selfies & Get Rewarded, Using JustOutdoor (JO)

At Prodio, we have developed and designed JustOutdoor (JO) an app allowing users to earn discount coupons, gift cards and digital cash.

JO is an OOH Media company offering diverse portfolio that includes digital and static displays options, which are primarily located in the most iconic and high-traffic locations across India, reaching millions of commuters daily.

Everyday while you commute from one place to another, you come across brand advertising on billboards, bus shelters, unipoles, drop downs, on roads, malls, airports, railway stations, bus stops etc. Click photos of these advertisements and submit through the JO App while on the go. All eligible submissions will entitle you for discount coupons which you can accumulate over a period and redeem as you like for your shopping, entertainments, taxies and more.

Send Your Prayers To Franciscans, Using Friars App

This project is good example of real-time activity from both user and admin end. News feed with push notification was the most attractive part from admin side, and live prayer updated from user end. We figure out how to shape it. We designed and developed the apps and the CMS that allows admin to manage them.

Friars is an IOS and android app allows you to post your prayer intention so that Franciscan friars across the country and others pray for your intention. You can also indicate that you are praying for the intentions of other people. The app also allows you to have a candle lit for your intention, or someone else’s intention, in an actual Franciscan church.

Any user can light candle for other user, he just need to pay the amount for candle and admin will get notify that some has requested to light candle. Users can also get all the detailed news of Franciscan church, as admin keep updating with the latest news.

Searching For Locations Now Become Easier With, Recce The World

Recce The World, plays a direct communication between producer/filmmaker and location manager. Producer can request for one or more locations including image and description, it will provide the list of matched location by matching the requested image and description with data base using awesome technology or the location manager can directly bid for the request with his available location.

The process of sign-up is quite simple and Production House admin can also add his team by following some easier steps. There is a User Profile which lets you know all the required information like with whom he has worked with or his recent work etc.

When we started doing this project with sharp aim of delivering it on platform with unique and distinct presence by reducing the user efforts of searching the required location into seconds. Matching the requested images with the database was the most challenging part which we achieved after many sleepless nights.