Posts Tagged ‘power’


Friday, November 11th, 2011

This morning when I woke up, my daughter reminded me that today was a special day.  I asked her ‘Why?’  wondering if I missed any birthday in the family.  She told me that the day was special because it says 11th November,2011.  And suddenly, it occurred to me that all the 3 elements of dd, mm, yy are 11 i.e. 11.11.11 – truly,  The Power of Three.

In mythology, The Power of Three is referred to as Trinity.

Christianity has defined the Trinity to be the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. It is interesting that the three divine persons are distinct, yet co-exist in Unity

Most of us grew up learning about Hindu Mythology and the Holy Trinity. Brahma as the Creator, Vishnu as the Preserver and Shiva as the destroyer (in the context of re-generation).  The Trinity of the female Goddesses is represented by Saraswati, Goddess of Knowledge, Lakshmi for wealth and Parvati for Power or strength.

Mythology talks about success and satisfaction  coming from the presence of the Trinity – never one without the other and never one above the other. Pragmatically speaking, what is the use of wealth if one does not possess good health or does not have the wisdom to channelize that wealth? Or what is the use of knowledge, if it does not manifest into wealth creation or betterment of our family, society and our eco system?

Now, where is all this leading to? I picked up a very powerful message in this for every IT professional. Are we nurturing the Trinity within us?  But first, how do I define Trinity for an IT professional?

Trinity in our world, would translate into Domain, Technology and Process.

We have spent decades in this industry nurturing domain knowledge, technology and process knowledge… but in individual silos. We seem to be looking at “expertise” individually – as a Domain expert, a Technology expert, or Delivery expert.  Shouldn’t we be calling ourselves “Solution Experts”.  Solution is about solving customer problems and this requires all the 3 expertise, coming together!!!!

If you have the ‘Trinity’ in you, ie the combined lens of domain, process and technology , what would you be doing differently?

You will create Trinity of Goddesses!!!

Design completely ;   Diagnose accurately   and Deliver (D-3 OTIF).

Design is all about being functionally complete and aesthetically beautiful. You can design your calendar for better time planning, design program code for higher performance, design a project plan to use resources efficiently, or design test scripts to reduce efforts and ensure complete coverage, design Analytics which can help it’s user to take better decisions, design effective data models, design data migration, design customer experience etc etc. It’s all about DESIGN that makes an IPhone different from other smart phones. Don’t you agree?

With the Trinity of domain, technology and process, your diagnostics capabilities would move from a General Practitioner to a Specialist. Imagine the difference between a ‘rip apart’ surgery to a precision Laparoscopic surgery ! Understanding of Domain, technology and Process at L3 level gives you the ability of accurately spotting the problem/constraint/defect in a 3-dimension frame.

Delivery within Scope, Time and Cost is an outcome of superior design and sharper diagnostics resulting in delivering 3 days ahead of schedule. D-3 OTIF is ultimate customer satisfaction !

On 11.11.11, let me wish all of you The Power of Three !  My friends, it is time to switch on all the lights within you.


Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Questions are the source of stimulus for the thoughts to activate. In other words questions are internal stimulus similar to external stimulus provided by external mind. Just the way external stimulus sets the mind in motion for actions, the ‘subtle questions’ similarly sets internal thought process in motion.

Question – What is the relation between questions and inspiration?