There was an old joke said by a customer I worked with. “One day you will have EaaS, where E stands for everything. Platform, hardware, license, developers, oil drilling machines- everything can be rented as a service”. …


Demo Anyone? Image credits: <a href=’https://www.freepik.com/vectors/medical'>Medical vector created by nizovatina — www.freepik.com</a>

Demos have been around ever since the first person who invented the wheel sold it to the first other person. The art and science of orchestrating a demo is its own industry today (late night TV ads anyone?)

Customer demos are also commonplace in IT. In my stint so far…


I am not the great developer mentioned in the title. I have had the good fortune though, to have worked with many great developers throughout my life. This is a little story about what I learnt was a great developer’s secret to delivering excellent quality, consistently.

In one of…


Analysis Zooming In! Image credits: <a href=’https://www.freepik.com/vectors/business'>Business vector created by stories — www.freepik.com</a>

I am not the great analyst that I am going to talk about. Sure, I aspire to be one and I am hopefully somewhere on the way. But I do have had the fortune to have worked with GREAT analysts.

But who is an analyst?

I would like to move…


ThoughtWorks and ThoughtWorkers Against Covid-19

Let me first hope and pray that you, dear reader, are doing well. These are troubled times and hope is one of the tools we have in the fight.

Apart from hope, it is also resources and personnel which many of us have voluntarily deployed…


This should be a bit obvious by now, especially if you have followed any of the other stuff I have written. Information that is written down gives us a false sense of assurance that we have successfully “captured” the requirements. Everyone sits at ease and kicks back, waiting for development…


Learning IT systems! Image credits: <a href=’https://www.freepik.com/vectors/abstract'>Abstract vector created by vectorjuice — www.freepik.com</a>

Often as business analysts or product managers or project managers, we are thrown into projects when things are already running. Or even new projects can need us to understand the client’s existing system. …


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I don’t think I can say that I have been bred and brought up in the waterfall style of things. Hence I will probably not appreciate what the waterfall vs Agile difference feels like…


Incense Sticks Paving the Way to Good Design (image credits: <a href=’https://www.freepik.com/photos/people'>People photo created by freestockcenter — www.freepik.com</a>)

“A thing of beautiful design is a joy forever”

The greatest designs that I have seen are so simply beautiful and elegant and more important than all, useful. It just brings joy to everyone!

This little epiphany comes from a small incident today.

My mother-in-law and I visited a local…

Abhishek Mishra

Product analyst. Agile enthusiast. ThoughtWorker. Wrote a book. Behind 9 products gone live!

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