Leadership for Strategic execution – noteworthy points

December 9, 2014 Leave a comment

• Personal Exceptionalism
• Cost cutting is not about where to cut cost but where to make the spending.
• Successful scaling is about spreading and sustaining a shared belief about which actions are sacred and which are profane, and not just a footprint.
• Matured value for handling conflict is by depersonalizing the conflict, personalize the implications.

Executing complex programs – noteworthy points

November 10, 2014 Leave a comment

• It is not the product itself which matters as an example of outcome but what it enables to happen.
• Fuzzy front end occurs partly because of lack of leadership as leadership doesn’t get involved in the beginning but towards the end perhaps because of the overspending.
• One of the facets of leadership is about making others go beyond the comfort zone as it is outside the comfort zone where you get to know more about yourself and in turn about others.

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Converting strategy into action – noteworthy points

November 10, 2014 Leave a comment
  • The world of Project Management has changed from project execution to strategy execution i.e. from getting it done to getting the right results. The chief implementer officer (people working on the projects i.e. implementers of the strategy responsible for converting strategy into execution) has to make sure that we are managing the integration that we have with project, program, portfolio supported by culture, structure and strategy all within people, process, tools that makes it work.
  • As a Manager you do not have to tell a worker what to do, but you have to teach them culture i.e. you have to help them decide what to do in a given situation, teaching people how to surface problems and resolve problems, modeling how to solve problems.
  • Management is the art and science of getting things done, you get things done by understanding why things work the way they do, figuring out the rules and then acting upon the rules. Understanding the culture is one way of explaining what happens, but that’s not enough, the other elements understand the structure, politics, people. It’s analogous to scientific evidence that at times light is a particle and other times light is a wave.
  • Personal ideation i.e. who you are in the strategic execution framework and where you are going is the key to loyality, commitment and drives the strategic execution.
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MongoDb based Blog Site

August 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Here is the Git repository for a blog site backed by MongoDb – MongoDb_Git_Repository as part of MongoDb_For_Java_Developers course

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NotesApp Android

December 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Since it’s the Christmas time & folks are having a hard time keeping a tab on the gifts inventory and the associated notes around the same, thought of venturing into the Android world by creating a NotesApp which does the following:

  • The NotesApp stores the notes in the Android Internal storage as well as SQLLite database.
  • Once the app loads, it loads the saved notes in the textView as well as the list of notes previously saved in the SQLLite database.
  • There are three buttons for saving, deleting (earliest one) the notes in the database, saving the notes in the internal storage.

Github: NotesApp

If anyone would like to collaborate on taking this to a level where it could be released on Google Play, have few ideas around the same.


Categories: Android, Java

Graceful Apache Server reboot from shell

November 28, 2013 1 comment

The command to gracefully restart apache2 web server under Red Hat | CentOS | RHEL | Fedora Linux as a root user is:

apachectl -k graceful

In order to view logs command under CentOS | RHEL:
tail -f /var/log/httpd/error_log
For Debian | Ubuntu Linux:
tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log


[Sun Nov 24 04:02:02 2013] [notice] Digest: done
[Sun Nov 24 04:02:02 2013] [notice] Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) configured — resuming normal operations
[Wed Nov 27 18:44:48 2013] [notice] Graceful restart requested, doing restart
[Wed Nov 27 18:44:48 2013] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication …
[Wed Nov 27 18:44:48 2013] [notice] Digest: done
[Wed Nov 27 18:44:48 2013] [notice] Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) configured — resuming normal operations
[Wed Nov 27 18:52:57 2013] [notice] Graceful restart requested, doing restart
[Wed Nov 27 18:52:57 2013] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication …
[Wed Nov 27 18:52:57 2013] [notice] Digest: done
[Wed Nov 27 18:52:57 2013] [notice] Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) configured — resuming normal operations

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Booting Solaris from System Console

November 17, 2013 Leave a comment

System Controller displays the results of boot diagnostics and initialization.
System Console, one per computer, is a means to interact with the lower-level of the system that affect the firmware and alter the system behavior.
From System Controller, one can reach the System console by the ALOM system controller break and command pair.
From the System Console ok prompt, one can issue the boot command to boot the operating system. One can also pick a disk to boot from by issuing show-disks at the ok prompt followed by appending the target to the disk path.

ok show-disks
a) /pci@0/pci@0/pci@2/scsi@0/disk0
b) /pci@0/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/pci@1/pci@0/usb@0,2/storage@2/disk
q) NO SELECTION Enter Selection, q to quit: q

ok boot disk0
ok boot disk0

Boot device: /pci@0/pci@0/pci@2/scsi@0/disk@0 File and args:
SunOS Release 5.10 Version Generic_127127-03 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Hostname: hostname
NIS domain name is x.x.x.x

hostname console login:


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