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Mindless Meetings

Picture This :
Friday afternoon - 2pm. You are feeling lazy... just gettin into the mood for the upcoming weekend. Then there's a call, a meeting , you're molested and whammmm!!!

This was a meeting called by our Big Boss in tandem with the DPC (Defect Prevention Council). This is a relatively new group - carrying out Bug analysis and prevention of Defects , and trust me - these guys are really motivated at what they do.

But the meeting got hijacked.
The entire meeting focussed on the lack of ownership of the Project Management & the Skills team. The issues were related to Bug Fixing, triaging , process adherence & compliance.

Vivek raped us -for lack of a better word. And we kept quiet and listened as the Vitriolic speech flowed in the one direction. There was no shortage of reprisals - to my mind, but silence is encouraged. They don't like people willing to take the risk. The apple cart cannot be upset here. I am not debating the rights and wrons of what he said. There is truth in that. But - there are things that can be done and things that are way out of our league.

Again - that was not the agenda of the meeting. The presentation set up by the DPC didn't get past the Intro slide. Vivek is the delivey head - but he fails to comprehend sometimes, that he is a part of the problem too. He cannot - for those few issues - take a helicopter view of things. Things have improved constantly over the last quarter in terms of Processes & compliance to the same. But he wants a quick fix and unfortunately that don't seem like the best thing to do.

Our process maturity is low and the management approach to work focusses on - MS Excel trackers , data sheets (all day long) instead of actual work.

Todays meeting has confirmed to me - what was mulling at the back of my mind.
I'm a misfit here - time to pack me bags and move on!!

Its not for me to say who's the best fit here - but the looks around the table doesn't leave much to the imagination.

Best of Luck Lionbridge!!
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