Monday, April 18, 2016

Druva University 2.0 Launched!



On Tuesday, April 12 we launched Druva University 2.0.

A quiet email went out to the customers announcing general availability of the new Druva University, a single destination for all Druva education and training. Druva University provides a continuous learning with access to training videos, instructor-led classes, technical webinars, and other learning resources.

Some customers ignored this quiet mail, others viewed it, some others enrolled for a course, and still others completed the course. BEAUTIFUL! The beauty of the customer trip to University site was appreciable only to my eyes. I guarantee!

So much went into that quiet mail - drawing up a vision, debating the nay-sayers and calling out the callous mess they create, making skimpy budgets work, plugging gaping holes with own labor and being reminded over and over again that your network of friends/ambassadors at work are key to making things happen...successfully! 
Here is a short video we created on how customers can register for a training.
Our overall approach towards technology learning.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Successive Approximation Model (SAM)

SAM is a new learning development model proposed by Michael Allen. Being a believer of moving fast, failing quickly and rapid path correcting, I like the agile process of this model. However, I have found it challenging to get stakeholders to understand agile process and keeping their expectations aligned to the rapid prototyping method. Stakeholders from companies already aligned to agile processes get it. Not just that, they actively support and encourage rapid prototyping. In comparison, managers coming from traditional set ups, organizations still seeped in 1990s processes or key stakeholders unable to unlearn processes they grew up with, are quick to judge, impatient with the processes and start influencing others to push the process towards a mode traditional ADDIE. Associated video

Friday, June 21, 2013

Demystifying Hadoop

Love this video in terms of its simplicity and being able to explain basics of Hadoop:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Door painting

I live in a condominium. Last week, I was notified that front doors of all apartments will be repainted. Our complex has about 300 apartments. I wondered how the office would ensure that the contractors painted all the doors. Would someone check every single door? That can't be a fun thing to do. Expecting renters to reliably provide this information can't be an option either.   

Yesterday when I returned home, the ridiculously simple solution warmed my heart and made me smile. 


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