Collaboration Effectiveness: A must for Program Management Execution Excellence


By Chandan Lal Patary

Bangalore, India

In today’s world, how well a company succeeds in developing products and services is closely related to the quality of its market and customer development efforts; pure research and development spend does not drive market growth without attention to distribution, channel, customer service, marketing, and other issues. By collaborating with many different customers, an enterprise can acquire specialized knowledge about aspects of its customers’ business that even they do not possess.

To get people pulling together for collaboration, it is necessary to speak to many people. The target population can involve many different stakeholders. Among them are managers and team leaders, higher-ups, peers, and workers in other parts of the organization, as well as suppliers, government officials, and customers.

I have been working for a technology development department in my current organization where we do software platform development work. We develop technology which is use by the other business units. Most of our work once we are done, next step is to collaborate with the other team members in such a way that they consume our technology efficiently and do the market release on time. We have deployed DevOps practices in latest assignment where we supposed to do intense collaboration to achieve the result.

I have list down few of my observation regarding effective collaboration. What I have observed and learned is not something new or first time, every team members also knows all these points. My attempt is to collect all these points in collaboration umbrella and create awareness and reuse the knowledge in collaborative atmosphere.

  1. Challenges in effective collaboration.
  2. Collaboration? Different opinion and theory
  3. What are the different factors to be consider for collaborative environment?
  4. Collaboration effectiveness improvement dos and don’ts.
  5. Deploying DevOps practices in high complex cultural environment?


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About the Author


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Mr. Chandan Lal Patary currently works as an agile coach and Global Program manager at ABB. He has deep experience in developing Software products across various domains and has successfully executed many Projects. Chandan has worked on domain like Healthcare, Aerospace, Building automation, Power automation, Industrial Automaton under real time mission critical product development to large scale application development. Chandan has 16+ years of industry experience. He is certified PMP from 2008, Green Belt certified holder from 2005. Chandan is an agile practitioner and Certified Scrum Master from 2011. Chandan holds a Bachelor’s degree from the National Institute of Technology (National Institute of Technology – Agartala, Tripura) in Electrical Engineering -1998. He has completed one year of a Executive General Management program from Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore, Karnataka in 2007. He has published several management papers. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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