“It’s a catch-22” situation. This is a typical response we hear when we are discussing technical career path in the IT industry in India. “You don’t get good work unless you have talent with deep domain / product experience. And you don’t build such talent unless engineers get opportunity to work on such projects.” Is there a way out of this catch-22 situation?
My friend Dr. S. Yegneshwar and I believe that the answer is “Yes, we can develop meaningful technical career paths aligned to business requirements”. The keyword here is “meaningful”. We certainly need to look at technical ladder as something beyond just a motivational tool. And it needs to be developed as a strategic asset. You might say, “This talk of strategy is alright. What does it mean in terms of actions?”
This is exactly the reason why we are organizing a half-day workshop where we will share our insights and more importantly you can share your insights too. We plan to address the following questions: