Building a Product Engineering Team in India

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  • 1. Building a Product Engineering Team in India Rishi Das (Founder & CEO – CareerNet Consulting ) NASSCOM Product Conclave & Expo 2008 12 th August 2008 Talent Connectivity CareerNet CONSULTING
  • 2. EVOLUTION OF PRODUCT ENGINEERING IN INDIA
    • Extended work bench
    • Specific coding tasks
    • No visibility to modules / Product or its functionality
    • Limited visibility to product development
    • Ownership of individual modules
    • Parts of the products getting built in India
    • Entire product development
    • MRD/[PRD/Design being driven from overseas
    • Products for local markets
    • MRD/PRD/ Design and development driven locally
    • Entire product development right from market / product requirements, design, coding, testing and implementation locally
    • Create products for end use based on direct customer input
  • 3. OPPORTUNITIES / ROLES IN 2010 What will be the opportunities / roles available to Leadership in India in the Technology Sector by 2010? Clear Winner : Global or Regional role having functional , business or product ownership for an MNC Least Likely Role : Run Delivery Center operations for an MNC in India Has this role matured? Have the challenges inherent to these roles been conquered? Is there adequate leadership already available ? Alternate View : India as a business geography – Driving double digit top line growth did not figure on top. Is it still too early ?
  • 4. CHALLENGES FACING LEADERSHIP IN INDIA
    • Most Pressing Challenges
    • Understanding of global markets, customers and business domains
    • Innovation and building v1.0 products
    Preferred Role: Global / Regional role having functional / product ownership
    • Perennial Challenge
    • Sustain cost advantage
    • Maintain productivity curve
    • Current challenge – High inflation and Strong rupee
  • 5. DO YOU SEE A CAREER SHIFT FOR YOURSELF? Top Three : PE / VC, Education and Telecom; Leaders believe they can leverage their expertise and experience in these verticals Strong preference to move out of IT
  • 6. PRODUCT TALENT DEVELOPMENT - ROAD AHEAD
    • Establish a strong industry-academia ecosystem e.g. – Internships, Sponsored research
    • Attract domain and product management experts returning to India
    • Promote high end technical and product design roles
    • Nurture product talent through
      • Localization of existing global products
      • Innovations targeted for emerging markets
    • Encourage talent for taking higher risks in developing products
  • 7. ABOUT CAREERNET
    • BUSINESS SNAPSHOT
    • 9 year old firm and established leader
    • 10,000+ placements at various levels
    • 250+ valued clients
    • 50,000+ talent assessments across India
    • 400+ top educational institutions trust CareerNet for Industry partnership
    • CareerNet is an integrated HR and recruitment consulting organization offering professional services to Technology, Knowledge Services, Banking, Financial Services and Business Consulting sectors. CareerNet advises companies on:
      • Strategy formulation and Talent mapping
      • Compensation benchmarking
      • Recruitment branding
      • Budgeting and Planning
  • 8. QUERIES AND CLARIFICATIONS ?
    • Contact – Rishi Das
    • Email: rishi@careernet.co.in
    • Phone: +91 98 45 54 07 63
    CareerNet Consulting , Salarpuria Soft Zone, 4th Floor 'A' Block, 'B' Wing, 80/1, 80/2 Outer Ring Road, Bangalore – 560103 ;Tele :- +91 80-66550000 Copyright: This document is the sole property of CareerNet Consulting. Any duplication of this document . without express permission of CareerNet Consulting is strictly forbidden and illegal.