In between birth and death

Struggling to achieve unwanted goals, and walking to reach undecided destination

Managing RMG Pool May 19, 2006

Filed under: Discussion,googler,IT Industry,Management,Technology — rammanohar @ 3:45 pm

From the day, a fresher joins Software Company, he starts cursing RMG. Probably this is the first place after HR dept in software industry, which decides one’s faith.

I have some of the interesting experience with RMG. and I am sure everyone has their own share of experience to share. And I also remember an incident in Chennai, when whole of the 2 trainee batches (Around 50 freshers) were transferred to their home location due to one of my friend had some hot issues with RMG. Oh.. Unlucky previous two batches…

Yes, thinking .. What is RMG?? Great, Resource Management Group. People in software very well know this dept. Company name this dept to their choice, but the basic work is same. A dept to manage pool of unutilized people.

Every company in India today is facing problem of bench. Again, a word quite famous in software industry, but not written any where in documented. When a person is not allocated to any project (or say dept), he remains with RMG pool. Doing nothing, just moving around, asking friends in proj, what they have done today; trying to get hold of some friend so that he/she can check mail on his/her computer; hanging around cafeteria and library at best. And worst, spoiling fresher career.

Every company will have their own story, projecting minimized figure of RMG pool. But what ever they speak, all knows the size of it. India, I think 30 % of the people are on bench.

Now my question is, can we utilize these resources (fresher) to benefit organization? Answer is, yes, it can be done.

We can have a PL(Project leader), TL(Team Lead), TL (Tech lead), PM(Project Manager) and the team members from the resources. Let them decide what they want to do, what they want to experiment, what they want to design, what they want to develop, and what they want to learn.

Have the look at the assumptions behind the idea

1. Every company wants to do R&D, but they have not succeeded so far. Because once they are allocated inside a project, they code the same piece of code once again. The monotonous work of any project is not suitable for innovation.

2. The fresh idea, in the fresher out of college is full, and they have energy, enthusiasm, boundary less idea, eager to do some thing, and determination to prove them shelf.

3. The resource in RMG pool is not productive. They seats ideal. Company just need to give them a PC, which is equivalent to their one month salary(approx).

4. People on bench got demotivated as the time pass. The energy level goes down seeing the friends and people on projects. Smart people manage them self and find place in B’schools. And some prefer browsing

If we could properly manage these resources, they could be a new source of talented pool, creating value for the organization. But it needs some determination and some thinking on the side of top management.

And it will not be far that, these “Resource pool” will change to “Talent pool”. Creating new channel of profit to the organization through their innovative ideas and outcome. The outcome can be as

1. White papers for organization
2. New system design
3. New innovative software products
4. R&D practice
5. Creating learning organization.

Puzzling, and thinking…, this sounds good…hmmm.. But how it can be implemented. Well the implementation model looks like this,

1. Make compulsory provision for the entire fresher in RMG pool, that they have to publish an industry study paper in a week, a suggested improvement in that particular industry. Finding problems areas in the industry, possible solution for the problems. Key issues in the industry.
The time frame for each piece of expected outcome is predetermined and als the standard for all resources is outlined.
2. There should be a pool of management, which will monitor and manage these resources, and the outcome is deliverables to the top managements from time to time. These management people can be from RMG pool as well as from some other projects (voluntarily part time) or a dedicated team of people.
3. RMG pool will be divided into a number of teams, same as the real projects, each team consisting a dedicated number of resources for entire cycle of the project. Each team having its own PL, PM, TL and etc.
4. When RMG need resources from the pool to be allocated to the client projects, they can do that at any point of time. But keeping in mind that there is optimum loss to over all work being carried by RMG pool.

And what is the outcome,
1.People will get vertical specific knowledge; introduction, problem, best in class solution, improvement ideas, and etc; even before joining any particular client project.
2. And at best condition, organization can expect useful tools, software products, innovative ideas and many more results coming out of these talented bunches of peoples.

Hope thing idea makes sense.
If any one else has more innovative idea than this, please share it.


I think of you

Filed under: Poem — rammanohar @ 1:58 pm

When I open my eyes
to see the sun rise
I think of you.

When I hear a robin sing
on the first day of spring
I think of you.

When I see a red rose
on the bush where it grows
I think of you.

When I feel the summer heat
on the sand beneath my feet
I think of you.

When I sit on a beach
another world just out of reach
I think of you.

When I see the colored leaves
fall to the ground from a light breeze
I think of you.

When I look to the night sky
and see the sparkle like in your eyes
I think of you.

When the snow is coming down
to softly blanket the ground
I think of you.

When I go to bed at night
as I turn out the light
I think of you.

When I’m old and near death
and I draw my last breath
I’ll think of you.

Collection from Orkut


love letter

Filed under: Poem — rammanohar @ 1:52 pm

I’m writing you this poem,
but it’s one you’ll never see.
Because I cannot tell you
just how much you mean to me.
You’re the one who understands
the demons that I fight,
you’re the one who likes to read
the rubbish that I write.
You’re the one who sticks by me
when I have lost my mind,
and helps me very gently
once again the words to find.
You’re the one who never tires
of what I have to say,
you’re the one who makes me think
I’ve brightened up your day.
You’re the one that I can trust
with all my fear and pain,
you who waits so patiently
while I try to explain.
You’re the one I’m trying to keep
from entering my heart,
you’re the one that I so miss
each time that we’re apart.
You’re the one that I would want
to live with and grow old,
you’re the one whose warmed this heart
that once was very cold.
You’re the one who understands
and loves me just the same,
you, who gives unselfishly,
with nothing to be gained.
You’re the one with whom
I am afraid to fall in love,
you’re the one that childhood dreams
are often written of.
You’re the one I want to love
with all my heart and soul,
you, who took my breath away

Collection from Orkut


Love is…

Filed under: Poem,Uncategorized — rammanohar @ 1:41 pm

Love is a feeling that is so sweet
Love is a feeling that u cannot beat
Love is a feeling that u feel deep

Love is a challenge u have to face
Love is an emotion u must embrace
Love is a topic that stays on ur case

Love is an issue that cannot be ignored
Love is around when things get bored
Love is like a bird ready to soar

Love is around when times get bad
Love is there when u get sad
Love is really all u ever had

Love is me and love is u
Love is made not by one but by two
Love is the feeling felt by u

Collection from orkut


The Pain In My Heart

Filed under: Poem — rammanohar @ 1:39 pm

Invading the small oasis of my solitude
There came by your memories,
Still so fresh in my mind!
Caressed and kissed my tears
And pain stabbed my 'heart divine'
Your love is still potent in my mind
And I still remember your smile
The warmth of your hand…
Warms my thoughts.
And my dreams stretch away miles…

Now you are gone and nothing remains
My heart grows colder every second
You have become a blurred
Silhoutte of my love
And your spell has left me
shattered again!

Collection from orkut.. 



usakay ghar tu khusiya bharde !!! उसके घर तु खुशिया भरदे !!! May 10, 2006

Filed under: मेरी कविताए,Hindi,Poem — rammanohar @ 2:52 pm

उसके घर तु खुशिया भरदे

किसमत ने रास्ता काटे से है भरे,
हर मोड पर गहरे गडढे है खोदे,
पैरो मे मोटी जंजीर है बेडे,
बन्जर रेगिस्तान मे हमको है छोडे,
धडकती शोले से हमको है घेरे,
पर दर्द अब हमको होता नहीं है

पर अपनो क दर्द जब देखता हूँ,
दर्द उसका जब मेहशुस कर्ता हूँ,
शिसकिआहट दुरसे भि सुनता हूँ,
बेचैनी उसका जब समझता हूँ,
मन ही मन बहुत रोता हुँ

हे ईश्वर, अल्लाह, गँड जो भि हो तुम,
मेरी झोली और काँटो से भरदे,
जिस्म मेरा तु चल्ली करदे,
खून कि हर एक बून्द लेले,
चाहे जितना दर्द तु देदे,
पर उसके घर तु खुशिया भरदे,
बस उसके घर तु खुशिया भरदे

राम मनोहर
10 May 2006


तुम तो ताश के एक पत्ते हो !! Tum toh taash kay ek pattay ho !! May 3, 2006

Filed under: मेरी कविताए,Hindi — rammanohar @ 2:05 pm

कौन कैह्ता है तुम कुछ करते हो,
तुम तो ताश के एक पत्ते हो,
समय आने पर निकलते हो

समय सब से बलवान है,
बाकी सब बेईमान है,
दुनिया के रङमन्च मे,
हम एक रोल निभाते है

यह् मत सोचो तुम कुछ करोगे,
हाथ पकड के वोह् करायेगा,
हाथ मे जंजीर लगायेगा,
फिर अपनी चाल चलायेगा

सोचो तुम अभी क्या हो,
जबाब तुम्हे यह् मिलेगा,
तुम तो एक सिक्का हो,
हातो हातो घुमते हो,
दुकानो मे सिर्फ चलते हो

दुनिया एक दुकान है,
इन्सान तो एक सामान है,
काम तो एक बहाना है,
मुकाम तो एक दिन उपर जाना है

कौन कैह्ता है तुम कुछ करते हो,
तुम तो ताश के एक पत्ते हो,
समय आने पर निकलते हो

राम मनोहर
03 May 2006