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  • Creating Distributed Services Startups Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Running successful services startupsAssuming you have projects, clients... Lots of customer interaction, communication, commitment Writing good code Sprint-end Reviews, Holding people accountable A great culture of “critique”, “responsibility” and “feedback” Lots of good developers, lots of “mature” and “experienced” leadership Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • How do you attract good leadership?Assuming “you wish to work with people better than you”... how do you findand work with such people? They are often in different cities in India (and internationally) Remote working? In India, feasible? Pay them high salaries? Small startups cannot afford industry salaries They often have an “entrepreneurial” spark They have a context – region they wish to belong to, technology they choose, entrepreneurial aspirationsSo how do you align goals? Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd. View slide
  • An opportunity comes calling ● Bangalorean; Mountaineer, Rock Climber● Born, brought-up in Dharamshala; MBA; worked in Delhi, Mumbai, Shimla in ● 22 years in software development; Embedded corporates systems, Quality Assurance, Product development, Moodle, PHP, Linux-geek● Tried running a software company in Shimla ● Tag-along sell-out of shares in company; moved to Dharamshala in 2010● Moved back to Dharamshala and “be on his own” (goal: generate employment opportunities locally) Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd. View slide
  • Srijan Dharamshala Srijan is a web services consulting company based in Gurgaon (Delhi region), and Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh Design and build business applications, intranets, portals, and corporate websites using Drupal Support/maintain applications built using Drupal View from our Dharamshala office Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Srijan Dharamshala First mainstream technology company to be present in the city 20+ people; 18 developers, managers People have moved from Mumbai, Chandigarh, Delhi; lots of locals International consultants (spiritual seekers; practicing buddhists; tibet-lovers) come over and teach Linux Sys Ad skills, HR trainings, etc A beautiful large office; clean air, office cricket team; basketball, badminton; travel time to office – 45 sec walk to 15 mins by bike; a good life Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Evolving Ecosystem Srijan ONE Sales & Marketing Srijan Technologies, Gurgaon Srijan Dhauladhar Technologies, Dharamshala• Drupal Consulting; Architecture • Drupal Support and Maintenance;• Development large projects • Drupal Development (small-mid size); • Quality Assurance Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • What has it done to Srijan (co-operative ofbusinesses)? People when they get disgusted with Gurgaon, go over to Dharamshala for 2 weeks; come back rejuvenated; employee retention has gone up Weve got “partners” in the system That means so many more smart minds – aligned towards the success of the enterprise Differential costs of operation; ability to cater to differently budgeted projects; different regions with different PPP are being catered to Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Development Methodology and Tools Agile SCRUM practices Typical Project Team consists of :: Developers, CSS themers, QA engineers, SCRUM Manager, Tech Architect JIRA Studio (with Greenhopper) : For defining Sprints, Tasks, and Releases; Bug Reporting; Code Reviews; SVN Hosting, Time logging Story Walls are commonplace at both offices Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • GeographicallydistributedSCRUM team Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Steps for success Investment in video conferencing between Gurgaon and Dharamshala for “daily stand-up meetings” Commitment to remote QA Enable specialisation across business units Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Thank you!Rahul Dewan; rahul@srijan.in@rahuldewan Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.