It’s not easy being a woman! I fortuitously had a chance to read the book “ The Palace of illusions’’ which turned out to be one of the best books that I have ever read with the fabulous tale of Draupadi from birth to death. As I went through the book, Draupadi’s story was closely relatable even in today’s world (though Draupadi can be a real time or a fictional character).

This article is going to be all the unanswered questions, random thoughts and comparison of women from the time Draupadi’s character was evident till now, maybe tomorrow.

It’s delightful…

Agile software projects are more into setting the right expectations, challenging with key questions, analysing and converting business needs to user stories. The team gets more into grooming the backlog, delivering features and striving towards adding value to the end customer. But what’s the aftermath of adding value to the customer? Is the company in itself going to make profit? What would happen if the features we developed added value to customers but did not counterbalance/increase revenue to the company?

Glimpse through the article to understand the hidden value that should be explored apart from delivering value to the end…

The word “No” as per synonym says “Used for saying that something is not allowed” which is acceptable. But thinking deeper “No” is a two letter magical word which at the minute of utterance can be a problematic cause for the receiver but gives an utmost sense of relief at a later point of time. People who say “no” are always stereotyped to be the most chaotic person to be dealt with. This starts right from childhood where a kid who says “no” to homework, “no” to swimming, or “no” to “tuition” are labeled as the most problematic kids. …

Last year 2020, was a year that mankind would never forget, with difficult situations due to pandemic and a lot of negativity around the world but we were still fighting the struggles to the best. I am glad that I have resumed the habit of reading books during lockdown which was in a quiescent state for years together.

Books are addictive, with books we can live the experience of people who have achieved great, books are treasure mines is what I have heard people say. …

Why Acceptance test driven development?

In the business analyst world, requirement elicitation and narrowing down to the problem statement from clients is an interesting and a challenging task. The transition of transforming the elicited requirements to the development phase directly influences the success of a project. Having pages of documentation is of no help at times as it becomes tedious to convert the paragraphs to code. To make the transition more interesting, what if an iteration or a sprint is complete when all the “Acceptance tests” for a particular feature pass. …

A girl child is always special in everyone’s family. People give a lot of importance for the growth and safety of a girl child and that’s how it should be because of the other external factors in society. But still I wish the world would be a better place than today if it had looked like this where I am definitely thinking beyond nature, logic and science.

  1. “I wish” the menstrual cycle is common for all human beings irrespective of gender. The real fact is that the menstrual cycle for women has never made them unequal to men. …

What is Event storming?

Event storming is a collaborative approach of having all the stakeholders together and modelling the business “Domain” events. It can be the first step to “Domain driven Design” which can be applied for any domain say aviation, finance, retail, insurance and many more invented by Alberto Brandolini. Event storming is a tool to “Challenge the value” we deliver for end customers and here we don’t play with data or requirements but with “Domain events”.

When is it desired to use event storming?

  • The first and foremost step we take when developing software for client partners is…

Transformations happen for human beings throughout the journey of life. Everyone is going through their own piece of hardships becoming stronger day by day. Does the role of a critic play an enormous impact on growth and transformations? If yes, is it positive or negative? Glance through the article to know my views on how a critic role can influence lives.

Who is a critic?

The definition goes “a person who expresses an unfavourable opinion of something”. Acceptable but what is the aftermath of someone who is expressing an unfavourable opinion when a person is pursuing their goals. …

As software teams getting to understand the client’s needs, empathise with their pain points and to come up with a solution that paves way for betterment of the client’s business could be an interesting as well as a challenging task.

The core of requirement elicitation remains the same but in ThoughtWorks there is a unique approach and pattern followed to converge on adding business value to the client partner. Inception is one such program in ThoughtWorks, where we understand more about client partners and try addressing their problem statements with top notch tech solutions, indeed without doubt. …

I am perplexed on how luck is associated with human lives. There goes two broad categories where most of us directly or indirectly relate actions to- The Luckiest and Unluckiest. The former category does not have a greater impact unless it turns into over confidence. But the latter part is a worry to most of us and at times pulls us down.

Can an individual always exhibit serendipity? Or can an individual always be mapped to misfortune?

Luck and bad luck are sensed by every human being at least once in their lifetime. But the point where we feel unlucky…

Sreenidhi Chandar

Aspiring business analyst in IT Industry exploring every dimension. Technical and random thoughts penned down.

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