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26Jun2015

Wanted – Dead or Alive (Alive Preferred) – QA Lead/Engineer

We are desperate! We need you. In Chennai. You have to do the following for us. Please.

Your main job will be to make our development team’s life hell by burying them in bug reports. It is mandatory that you hate and despise developers and that your life’s mission is to demonstrate how incompetent and careless they are.

This gentleman has some good tips:

More mundanely, you will:

  • 26 Jun, 2015
  • Ravi M
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  • jobs, QA,
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02Jun2015

Revisiting Cantonments

Living in Secunderabad area, I enjoyed driving through the cantonment thanks to its greenery and fresh air. Over the last decade, the explosion of traffic in the twin cities during rush hour has not left any major section void.

In between late 2013 and early 2014, the effects of increased traffic came onto to be felt especially in certain parts of Secunderabad cantonment as the stationed defence authorities imposed curbs on public passing through their zone.

Unable to access one of…

  • 2 Jun, 2015
  • Venu Madhav
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18Feb2015

Deactivate to Reactivate

Hi…how many hours do you work? 10-12 hours? With one break for lunch?

Does your work involve mental tension? Do you get tired easily?

What do you get at the end of all this?

Do you think you’re productive?

I will bet your productivity goes down for sure. Mmm… Hmmm…? Really!

We’ve already talked about the benefits of napping, here’s another productivity tip that will hopefully keep you fresh. You should be going…

  • 18 Feb, 2015
  • srikanths
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  • Productivity, Time Management,
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05Feb2015

A Bridge Too High

Chenab-Bridge-2 While we knew that we would reach for new heights, we didn’t think it would be quite this literally! Over the last few months, we’ve been engaged on a project which is something for the record books.

The Chenab Bridge is being constructed between Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), India. When completed, the bridge will span 1,315m and the deck…

  • 5 Feb, 2015
  • Venu Madhav
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  • BoQ, Data integration, EPC, nPulse, Primavera, Railway Bridge, SAP, Schedule,
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20Jan2015

Country Roads

The MiliariumAureum or “golden milestone” is supposed to have been a monument erected over 2000 years ago in the central Forum of ancient Rome. It may have served as the “kilometer zero” point of the Roman Empire from which all distances were measured, and the fact that all roads “emanated” from here probably led to the tired “all roads lead to Rome” aphorism.


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  • 20 Jan, 2015
  • Venu Madhav
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  • Client, Contractor, Cost overruns, History of Roads, India-Roads, Project, Project Delays, Project Management, Roads, Schedule overruns,
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02Jun2014

Despatch from the Benches V – BIM is not 3D CAD

Building Informaton Modelling or BIM is a rising trend in the construction technology space now. A lot of companies are looking to BIM as a way to improve their operations as promised by the vendors of BIM authoring tools. In a lot of cases, these companies likely already have ERP systems. ERP systems also were put in place to improve operational efficiency as promised by ERP vendors, but now atleast provides central control over finance and procurement if…

  • 2 Jun, 2014
  • Kalyan
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  • News,
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23May2014

From Chaos to Clarity – Bringing Order Out of Chaos in a Construction Supply Chain

Edward Lorenz, a Mathematician and a Meteorologist (!), developed a system of equations, which when given different values produces different shapes of graphs. The signifance of these equations is that even for a small change in the input parameters, the output, when plotted in a graph, changes enormously. Among these chaotic graphs, one stands out, and it looks like this:

Does this image ring a bell? Yes. This graph resembles a butterfly. And I think, this…

  • 23 May, 2014
  • hariharanv
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16May2014

Despatch from the Trenches XV – A Gemba walk a week might save you in millions

“Definition: A Gemba (and sometimes Genba) walk is the term used to describe personal observation of work – where the work is happening. The original Japanese term comes from gembutsu, which means “real thing.” It also sometimes refers to the “real place.”

Lean experts will tell you that the best way to learn about what to improve by way of methods and processes in the construction site is by actually observing it at the real place. That’s what a Gemba…

  • 16 May, 2014
  • srikanths
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08May2014

One for the geeks : Enhanced DualListField of GXT – Usability mortar

Most of our blog posts thus far have been about construction, lean thinking, and project management. Lest we forget that the reason why we have the opportunity to go to all these places and learn about this industry is our flagship solution nPulse, I think it’s time someone from the development team got a voice on the blog :)

As a part of Nadhi’s development team, I have a great…

  • 8 May, 2014
  • santhoshc
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28Apr2014

All I needed to know about how to run a meeting, I learnt from shopping

I did some shopping last week. I forgot the shopping list and went to the supermarket, and the result was:

  • I bought stuff that I still had
  • I forgot stuff that I really needed
  • And the shopping took twice as long

If I had taken a few minutes at home and planned for my shopping, it would have been faster, and more effective, not to mention that I…

  • 28 Apr, 2014
  • safir
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