Yearly Archives: 2016

31 12, 2016

The best way to end any year is with an appreciation from the customer

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: App Startup Journeys, Testing Concepts|0 Comments

We precisely did it that way. As a CEO, I know the road map and I know the release schedules and I know what is coming up in January. It looks fantastic. For now - take a look at what our customer said. If you have not tried App Achhi you should.

29 12, 2016

Life of a Product Owner

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: App Startup Journeys, Testing Concepts|0 Comments

I am not a Product Owner. I have had the opportunity to work closely with several Product Owners by now. Their life is best described as "sandwich". Between Business and Engineering. They are stuck. Both sides using them as a rope in tug of war. This job requires some serious calmness. This job requires some serious patience. This job requires a multitude of skills. A Product Owner's most important skill set is - People Skills.  If a Product Owner fails [...]

26 12, 2016

What happens when your CTO is missing for a month?

By | December 26th, 2016|Categories: App Startup Journeys|0 Comments

I haven't read a single line of my product code. That tells I am not the guy to look at it and I have my co-founder who perhaps knows every line of it. My co-founder and techzy CTO is in Australia visiting his brother and enjoying a bit of Australia as an entire family with his parents and his brother's family. Such a nice thing to do. I am glad he is doing it. It would definitely be a very [...]

4 12, 2016

Do something awesome – everyday

By | December 4th, 2016|Categories: App Startup Journeys, Testing Concepts|0 Comments

My co-founder gave me a challenge. To do something awesome everyday. He thinks I have done something awesome in the past and I am capable to do it plus all I need to do is to keep doing something awesome everyday. I have been thinking and working on it. It is so incredibly hard even for an Einstein to find a new e=mc^2 every day. I think my co-founder didn't talk about the result. Do something awesome everyday - is about [...]

21 11, 2016

A morning in the life of an entrepreneur

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: App Startup Journeys|0 Comments

I woke up at about 630 AM on a beautiful Monday morning in Bengaluru. Morning and coffee has become synonymous. My exercising is either in the morning or evening and I alternate. I love catching up with work on Monday morning and get the exercise towards evening. I have a lot of things to accomplish this week. That is how every week has been but how different is this week? I see a list of pending things I have to push [...]

20 11, 2016

The IT Testing Services Companies and their Blindspot

By | November 20th, 2016|Categories: App Startup Journeys, Testing Concepts|0 Comments

Most IT services company professionals that I have interacted with are all having a tough time to bring in a product - because they don't understand product - although they build and test a product for their customers. It was tough for me to sell the concept of App Achhi to my own company Moolya - a testing services company I founded in 2010 that does fundoo testing for most of the top mobile apps in India, be it Flipkart, [...]

19 11, 2016

VP Product Versus VP Engineering

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: App Startup Journeys, Testing Concepts|0 Comments

In 2 of India's large organizations - read as - start-ups that have become big - we found that there was some tension between VP Product and VP Engineering. The VP Engineering said, "Pradeep, we liked App Achhi but this needs the VP Products approval" and then we rush to the VP Products to sell the value of App Achhi and then he talks about the challenges he has with engineering team and asked us to build a product that will solve [...]

6 11, 2016

The P word in the app testing world

By | November 6th, 2016|Categories: App Startup Journeys, Testing Concepts|0 Comments

Performance. Nothing to hide. People who graduated from web testing era to mobile app testing - think of performance testing of an app still as a web testing problem. Web testing remains web testing. However, I have not seen a lot of people do deep analysis of client side performance. It is assumed that the delay is because of the server side issues. I know you could call it cultural but we began working with a very successful start-up. I [...]

5 11, 2016

How I found my tech co-founder

By | November 5th, 2016|Categories: App Startup Journeys|0 Comments

I have read plenty of posts on Quora and other forums related to start-up where finding a tech co-founder is discussed a zillion times. Most people say it is hard to find one. Hard to find a good one. Yes, indeed. I found without knowing I was finding one. Avinash Nishant, co-founder and CTO came in as a Consultant to Moolya. He was advising us on how to build a product and the tech aspects of it. He had built [...]

5 11, 2016

Testing disturbs a system

By | November 5th, 2016|Categories: Testing Concepts|0 Comments

People who have been diagnosed for hypertension or diabetes are most of the times nervous to get on the machine that would test them and give a new reading. This causes elevated readings. So, doing a test disturbs a system. Be it human body or software. 2006 I was the proud tester of the famous Moto Razr V3.  This phone was a dream phone to many in their past lives. The era before iOS and Android. It was a Flip [...]