Thursday, June 19, 2008

Forgive me Sachin ..!

I’ve arrived ... my first breath ...
It was my first glimpses of blurred colors...There is a light ahead, but not able to see ...
My first day in earth...Difficult to open my eyes...
Where am I now?
Are you there?
I feel hungry? Am i alone or i have siblings ?
Yes i have ...
I feel the warmth of my siblings ( yet to know whether its my brother or sister as i am yet to open my eyes fully)
hei whoz that ? someone is licking my ears...eyes... limbs...i feel so warmth and good...thats my brother... Hei Bro..Hw u doing dude?
My basic instinct allowed me to crawl and couple of minutes later, i have done my first dine along with my siblings...
Mum ...Can you tell me how earth looks ?
Are we alone on earth or some other creatures are there?
When can i see you Mum?
It seems like i have to wait for couple of days to get a clear vision...
After a week... i have seen the first image of my mum looks so pretty and cute...and now i see 2 more fellows...Are those my sisters and brothers?
They are like me...but my brother is very active...and then i came to know that he is elder to me and my sister is younger to me...
We had a nice time ...My Mum takes care of us a lot and wont let us go out anywhere away from her...
Where is Dad ? Is he gone for getting some food or busy in looking for another lady?
MuM ...
What are you doing?
It’s warm against her body
Feeling safe with the others
Why are we all different?
I’m moving – but not with paws
It’s one of those human beings
The little one is nearing ...
The kid look at us and choosing which one to take ?
What is all this that I’m seeing?
Mum! Why are you staying? plz something...
I’m being taken by the others
We’re moving away and they’re looking at me ..
I saw my mum facing worst day of her life... barking like anything with tears in the eyes...trying to protect the other pups...
Now I’ll never see my Mother...
Ow! A sharp pain in my leg
A hug from the human one ...
He feeds me and plays with me ...
Perhaps this life could be fun
Funny – they touch with their mouths
They talk to a thing by their ears
They wear clothes and eat with sticks
Have they done this for all these years?
They move along in metal things
They watch things in a square
And listen to noises from a box
I’ve got Fur – they have Hair
I’m supposed to be a Human’s Best Friend ... but they never think my best friends are my fellow creatures...
Will i get a another sweet warm lick from my Brother... Will i ever play with my sister ?
I want to play in the streets...i want to roam on the road...
Am living a luxury a golden food and pleasure time with human ones... Is that my life?
Don't i have my own world? my own imagination ?
we never bothered whethr you're abled or disabled or whatever colour your skin...for us , you're just another kin.
we love you for you, just as you are ...And for the love that you give back...
We live for your smiles and your cuddles ...That's all w require, from the leader of ur pack.
We don't care if you are older ...And your joints, may creak and ache ...We never let our old ones live on old age homes...we live together wherever we live ..!

We have such adoration for you ,There's no need to change for us.
When you see 2 dogs barking each other in hidden place...Dont think we talk about you !!! We aren't human beings to do such silly things... 'tis true!

We Never mind your sexuality ... we never have race difference..we dont even knw wht is caste, creed, color... we know only the colors of only categorized us with various breed, caste makes no difference for us...but thats the major difference b/w you and us...

We love you, no matter what, you see ...Without question, or significance...Thats why we are called as Human's Best Friend...But are you like this to us ???

I belong to the family – I do
Some think I’m a dumb animal
From what I’ve seen – so are you Mr Prabhu!
............Whether you thought like this or not..but Forgive me Sachin ... i cant give back ur Mum but i can give you the Love at the Max i can..!

P.S. Sachin is my new PuP :-)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Why Change Management?

Without knowing how things are organized in your environment and how they relate to each other, it’s hard not only to make team decisions but also to deploy business factors.
Every function does some change, like defect, development and enhancement.

Change management and IT asset management are the two practices that can deliver the biggest and quickest potential gains both in terms of reduced cost and improved efficiency.
For e.g.; you go for a meeting to discuss about earlier release and new release. You need to have track of earlier changes and current. Would you take spread sheet and do all manual process to stuff the data inside. Then I would say you are late buddy, your release date would have been gone past already before you step into pre release meeting J

Poor Change Management:
Even though you have CM in process, but a poor management will have no impact on business results.

Loss of employee productivity leads to increased audit fees and production fines which further leads to lost revenue, market share and finally the loss of customer confidence. Are you ready to risk all these factors?

So you agree with me and already analyzed to go for a change management tools. Sounds good, but have a pit stop and think about the factors induce poor management of change control tools before proceeding further.

Here goes… Factors like unauthorized changes, unplanned outages, low change success rate, high number of emergency changes, delayed project implementations.
So remember change management doesn’t mean that just version controlling of code snippets. It broadens to all the factors above and it penetrates to project management too.

Process Definition:
We define process and you follow it.
Here is a simple example,
IT budgeting and strategy will be split in the following way.70% of the budget actually spent just on keeping the light on J (Just maintenance and support- I mean the operations). 10 % for strategy and 20% for application. What happen there is you just fuelling the engine to run and not reinvesting to maximize the profit margin? So what you have to do here is to automate the some of the IT operation piece of change, to be able to shift those cost out of operation and reinvest them to fuel your strategic initiatives and this brings the IT operations as value center align with the business. Here comes the change management to help you. This frees you to focus on your business.

So talking about IT operation, basically your Service or Helpdesk is the starting point of that and occupies 40 to 50 %. Performance and availability covers around 20 % and our guy change management to 40 %. But when we look at where companies are starting to move, really there are focusing on CM and one of hard area and pain in the nose for them.

The Road Map:

Let me put up a question for you, what process or plan you are going to implement on this year?

Is it on service desk, incident or problem management, change configuration and release management, only configuration management, marketing strategy, resource utilization? May be you don’t have any plans at all this time and planning to surviveJ. Let me come to the point you would have rated nearly 70% for change config and release management followed by incident /problem management and service desk. Am I right?

Hmm slowly am getting into your mind. So optimize your business success by managing change and configuration management together. Still you won’t abide with me! Then just give me the solution for this. How do you deploy a software update or critical patches to thousands of devices in a single day? 15 thousands in a month, bunch of defects which almost equal t the entire Hartford population etc etc. This will take you up to 4 to 6 months to do it by manual. Here comes the process and the automation of change management. Got it buddy!

Now you want to know what is change management and the life cycle or the architecture behind this. See you are on the same road and asking about CM. Welcome to the party..!
CM life cycle will be split into Plan, Deliver and operate. Every face of SDLC have change management tools to take control. They vary from specific area expertise like defect, version control, build or end to end CM tool. So you are hitting every part of the SDLC. You are having fun!

You have various CM tools like Rational ClearCase, HP change management, SVN, CVS, StarTeam which are widely used depend upon project structure.

Is it Repeatable process?

And at one point of time, people feel that CM is a repeatable process. I model it, schedule it, get approval, implement, verify and deploy it. The same work i do everyday and where is the fun part. Then i say it’s not the way of doing work. Always ask What, When, Where, How and Why? Everyday you will get different answers and you are back to business. We're riding a bus and the driver is assuring us that he knows where he's going. Game on..!

As mentioned on the beginning, the impact of CM will be better business decisions and successful deployment of business product.

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