Creating Distributed Services Startups                                  Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Running successful services startupsAssuming you have projects, clients... Lots of customer interaction, communication, c...
How do you attract good leadership?Assuming “you wish to work with people better than you”... how do you findand work with...
An opportunity comes calling                                            ●                                                B...
Srijan Dharamshala Srijan is a web services consulting company based in Gurgaon (Delhi region),  and Dharamshala, Himacha...
Srijan Dharamshala First mainstream technology company to be present in the city 20+ people; 18 developers, managers Pe...
Evolving Ecosystem                                     Srijan ONE                                    Sales & Marketing Sri...
What has it done to Srijan (co-operative ofbusinesses)? People when they get disgusted with Gurgaon, go over to Dharamsha...
Development Methodology and Tools Agile SCRUM practices Typical Project Team consists of :: Developers, CSS  themers, QA...
GeographicallydistributedSCRUM team                 Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Steps for success Investment in video conferencing between Gurgaon and Dharamshala for “daily  stand-up meetings” Commit...
Thank you!Rahul Dewan; rahul@srijan.in@rahuldewan                               Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
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For any organisation to "grow" and become "great", it must find "great" people to induct within its ecosystem. Such people are often entrepreneurial, and wish to bring their personal touch, a deep passion for technology / geographic location / business practice to the table.

Providing an opportunity of self-expression of their passion - a platform for leap-frogging - that aligns with our goals at Srijan as well, we realised is one of the easiest way for us to grow, get to work with great people, and become a brand that is highly respected and loved globally. Ownership often is a key element in enabling such a platform.

This has led to forming the "Srijan Co-operative of Businesses". This talk will cover how Srijan has managed this, how this aligns with its partnership/ownership culture and distributed team structure.

Srijan is in transition to becoming an Agile company. The speaker will cover what practices they are adopting from the SCRUM-XP methodologies, the reasons for it, and how Agile fits into the "larger culture" of ownership

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Creating Distributed Startups - Srijan's Case Study

  1. 1. Creating Distributed Services Startups Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. GeographicallydistributedSCRUM team Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Thank you!Rahul Dewan; rahul@srijan.in@rahuldewan Srijan Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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