Day2 from Microsoft Dynamics CRM Incubation Week…
All five teams started their day with architecting/designing solutions with their advisors.
As the scope got clearer, teams were able to define the work to be passed to Proteans, a Bangalore, India based offshore development company. Nilesh Patel, President, Proteans, volunteered to offer some of their CRM resources for a week. Thanks Nilesh. We have defined communication and collaboration processes including two scrum calls per day (9am ET and 9pm ET) and one SharePoint portal site per team. Offshore development model is very delicate and has higher probability of failure, if not done right. I have done offshore work from both the ends, in my prior lives. Amazing to see within such a short span (less than a week), teams are able to use this offshore development model productively.
As part of entrepreneur coaching, during lunch, we had our 1st guest speaker, Asher Epstein, Managing Director, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland. Asher gave us a great insight on challenges/opportunities and how to prepare to pitch to VC community. He shared lots of real-life experience and could engage the audience in Q & A.
The entrepreneur fever is growing; we all can feel in the air. I was at the MTC with colleague of mine Girish Raja until 1am and some of the team members stayed even later than that.
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