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Building a Product Engineering Team in India


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Building a Product Engineering Team in India

  1. 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. 2. EVOLUTION OF PRODUCT ENGINEERING IN INDIA <ul><li>Extended work bench </li></ul><ul><li>Specific coding tasks </li></ul><ul><li>No visibility to modules / Product or its functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Limited visibility to product development </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership of individual modules </li></ul><ul><li>Parts of the products getting built in India </li></ul><ul><li>Entire product development </li></ul><ul><li>MRD/[PRD/Design being driven from overseas </li></ul><ul><li>Products for local markets </li></ul><ul><li>MRD/PRD/ Design and development driven locally </li></ul><ul><li>Entire product development right from market / product requirements, design, coding, testing and implementation locally </li></ul><ul><li>Create products for end use based on direct customer input </li></ul>
  3. 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. 4. CHALLENGES FACING LEADERSHIP IN INDIA <ul><li>Most Pressing Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of global markets, customers and business domains </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation and building v1.0 products </li></ul>Preferred Role: Global / Regional role having functional / product ownership <ul><li>Perennial Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Sustain cost advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain productivity curve </li></ul><ul><li>Current challenge – High inflation and Strong rupee </li></ul>
  5. 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. 6. PRODUCT TALENT DEVELOPMENT - ROAD AHEAD <ul><li>Establish a strong industry-academia ecosystem e.g. – Internships, Sponsored research </li></ul><ul><li>Attract domain and product management experts returning to India </li></ul><ul><li>Promote high end technical and product design roles </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture product talent through </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Localization of existing global products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovations targeted for emerging markets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Encourage talent for taking higher risks in developing products </li></ul>
  7. 7. ABOUT CAREERNET <ul><li>BUSINESS SNAPSHOT </li></ul><ul><li>9 year old firm and established leader </li></ul><ul><li>10,000+ placements at various levels </li></ul><ul><li>250+ valued clients </li></ul><ul><li>50,000+ talent assessments across India </li></ul><ul><li>400+ top educational institutions trust CareerNet for Industry partnership </li></ul><ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy formulation and Talent mapping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compensation benchmarking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment branding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budgeting and Planning </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. QUERIES AND CLARIFICATIONS ? <ul><li>Contact – Rishi Das </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: +91 98 45 54 07 63 </li></ul>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.