Thursday, May 29, 2008

An Online Project Management Framework

Had a chance to visit this Online PM ; An Online Project Management Framework by Department of Information Services (DIS), the Customer Advisory Board, and several contributing state agencies.

Gives you the guidelines and best practices for the complete Project Management Cycle Phases.

Checkout the -Project Management Framework-

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Few good one liners...!!!


Whenever I find the key to success, someone changes the lock.

To Err is human, to forgive is not a COMPANY policy.

The road to success??.. Is always under construction.

Alcohol doesn't solve any problems, but if you think again, neither does Milk.

In order to get a Loan, you first need to prove that you don't need it.

All the desirable things in life are either illegal, expensive or fattening.

Since Light travels faster than Sound, people appear brighter before you hear them speak..

Everyone has a scheme of getting rich?.. Which never works.

If at first you don't succeed?. Destroy all evidence that you ever tried.

You can never determine which side of the bread to butter. If it falls down, it will always land on the buttered side.

Anything dropped on the floor will roll over to the most inaccessible corner.

As soon as you mention something?? if it is good, it is taken?. If it is bad, it happens.

He who has the gold, makes the rules ---- Murphy's golden rule.

If you come early, the bus is late. If you come late?? the bus is still late..

Once you have bought something, you will find the same item being sold somewhere else at a cheaper rate.

When in a queue, the other line always moves faster and the person in front of you will always have the most complex of transactions.

Monday, May 26, 2008

What's Management ?

Too silly ???. But I feel it's very tough to give a definition to this question.

Out of Millions of definitions,I admire is " Management is all about GTD (Getting things done....)"

David Allen has a great website for people wanting to "Get Things Done". The figure posted below is from David's website as well as lots of other useful information too.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Google Search Tips

Most of us don't,how the Goolge Search Engine takes-in when we search something... Here are a few samples...

Google Search Keyword Format ---> Google Search Engine takes it this way

1) intel release ----- The words "intel" and "release"
2) sailing OR boating ----- Either the word sailing or the word boating
3) "love me tender" ----- The exact phrase love me tender
4) printer -cartridge ----- The word printer but NOT the word cartridge
5) Toy Story +2 ----- Movie title including the number 2
6) ~auto looks up ----- The word auto and synonyms
7) define:serendipity ----- Definitions of the word serendipity
8) how now * cow ----- The words how now cow separated by one or more words
9) + addition; ----- 978+456
10) - subtraction; ----- 978-456
11) * multiplication; ----- 978*456
12) / division; ----- 978/456
13) % of percentage; ----- 50% of 100
14) ^ raise to a power; ----- 4^18 (4 to the eighteenth power)
15) old in new (conversion) ----- 45 celsius in Fahrenheit
16) site:(search only one website) ----- “invisible web”
17) link:(find linked pages) -----
18) #...#(search within a number range) ----- nokia phone $200...$300
19) daterange:(search within specific date range) ----- bosnia daterange:200508-200510
20) safesearch: (exclude adult content) ----- safesearch:breast cancer
21) info: (find info about a page) -----
22) related: (related pages) -----
23) cache: (view cached page) -----
24) filetype:(restrict search to specific filetype)----- zoology filetype:ppt
25) allintitle: (search for keywords in page title) ----- allintitle:"nike" running
26) inurl:(restrict search to page URLs) ----- inurl:chewbacca
27) (specific domain search) -----,,, etc.
28) site:country code (restrict search to country) ----- “rio de Janeiro”
29) intext:(search for keyword in body text) ----- intext:parlor
30) allintext: (return pages with all words specified in body text) ----- allintext:north pole
31) book(search book text) ----- book The Lord of the Rings
32) phonebook:(find a phone number) ----- phonebook:Google CA
33) bphonebook: (find business phone numbers) ----- bphonebook:Intel OR
34) rphonebook:(find residential phone numbers) ----- rphonebook:Joe Smith Seattle WA
35) movie:(search for showtimes) ----- movie:wallace and gromit 97110
36) stocks:(get a stock quote) ----- stocks:ncesa
37) weather:(get local weather) ----- weather:97132

Hope this will be useful !

Thursday, May 15, 2008

MBA - Project Management - First Post

Dear All,

With the qualification that me too a budding project manager, I have decided to post my experiences and perspectives in the field of Project Management.

Yes.... I'm too young to blog on Project Management. Here,I'm not trying to explain/ review the concepts. I'm just attempting to relate my work experiences/perspectives with PM concepts; and scribing them in the coming posts.

If you disagree with any of my words,Please correct me. I'm always eager to hear from you.

Pon Ganesh

Monday, May 5, 2008

DFT Audit

DFT (Design for Testability) techniques have been used at least since the early days of electric/electronic data processing equipment. Early examples from the 1940s/50s are the switches and instruments that allowed an engineer to “scan” (i.e., selectively probe) the voltage/current at some internal nodes in an analog computer [analog scan].

Over the years the industry has developed and used large variety formal guidelines for desired and/or mandatory DFT circuit modifications. As well large variety of commercial DFT software tools also developed. Many PCB Layout tools provide the feature in the name of “DFT Audit”.

This embedded tool allows us to perform analysis and verification as well as Test point coverage and reporting before we release a board for fabrication. DFT Audit enables the design-for-test criteria earlier in the product design cycle by performing testability analysis during PCB and advanced package design.

By incorporating DFT Audit into your design process, one can dramatically decrease time-to-volume production, reduce costs, and improve product quality.

Some of the common features provided by this DFT Audit are,
•Analysis of complex testpoint-keepout areas
•Batch and interactive DRC checks
•Generates test point coverage reports for design review
•Interactive DFT Check Algorithms

One challenge for the industry is keeping up with the rapid advances in chip technology (I/O count- Speed-Size and Power) without being forced to continually upgrade the test equipment. Modern DFT techniques, hence, have to offer options that allow next generation chips and assemblies to be tested on existing test equipment and/or reduce the requirements/cost for new test equipment.

Saturday, May 3, 2008