Saturday, January 28, 2017

Carnage by Angels - Y.P. Singh

Police and administration are logically ordained to be angelic. 
But unfortunately, as the years rolled by, they degenerated, as the men and women in power played the cruel game of corruption. 
Alongside, an entire world of intrigue, deceit, sex, love and money started governing the dynamics of governance.

And that is how this novel traverses through the enormous world of glamour, police, bureaucracy, politicians, women, credulous citizens, corporate bodies, underworld, power-brokers, doctors, and media.

This novel endeavors to make a graphic expose of this uncharted ocean of deceit.
[Book Description Source: Back Cover of the book ] 

Goodreads Rating - 2.37 out of 5 (27 Ratings; 7 Reviews - As on January 28 2017)
My Rating 2.0 out of 5
My Comments: The story raises a very important issue of corruption in Police  but the narration is rather mediocre and does not hold your attention.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Agile Portfolio Management - Jochen Krebs

Agile development processes foster better collaboration, innovation, and results. 
So why limit their use to software projects—when you can transform your entire business?
Written by agile-mentoring expert Jochen Krebs, this book illuminates the opportunities—and rewards—of applying agile processes to your overall IT portfolio.
Whether project manager, business analyst, or executive—you’ll understand the business drivers behind agile portfolio management. 
And learn best practices for optimizing results.
Use agile processes to 
  • Align IT and business strategy
  • Adapt and extend core agile processes
  • Orchestrate the collaboration between IT and business vision
  • Eliminate wish-list driven requirements, and manage expectations instead
  • Optimize the balance of projects, resources, and assets in your portfolio
  • Use metrics to communicate project status, quality, even team morale
  • Create a portfolio strategy consistent with the goals of the organization
  • Achieve organizational and process transparency
  • Manage your business with agility—and help maximize the returns!
[Book Description Source: ] 

Goodreads Rating - 3.42 out of 5 (19 Ratings; 3 Reviews - As on January 21 2017)
My Rating 3.0 out of 5
My Comments: Good tips on managing the Agile project portfolios.

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