Tuesday, 18 March, 2008

Requesting your contribution in my research work

I am working on a research project with my friend who is a PhD Student at IIT Bombay. This research project aims to evolve a methodology for selection of web services during development of composite applications. As part of this research work, we are conducting a survey to seek opinions from software architect community for identifying the most important parameters in selection of semantic web services. This survey consists of 29 multiple-choice questions grouped into eight categories. Our initial respondents reported that it took them less than 15 minutes to complete this survey.

I have two requests to you:

1. If you work as a software architect then please respond to the survey at http://www.ikenstudio.com/Demoapplications/WebServices/Questionnaire.htm

2. Please pass on this request to your friends, who are also software architects.

By spending at most 15 minutes of your time, you will help us collect the quantitative input required for our research work. We will be more than happy to share the findings of this survey with you, if you wish.


Monday, 10 March, 2008

Book Review: The Case of the Bonsai Manager

This book written by R Gopalakrishnan is a must-read for any middle-level manager. What I liked the most about this book is that it made me think whether I am slowly becoming a stunted manager! The advise given by the book is quite valuable and convincing.