Monthly Archives: October 2009

SEO Blogroll

I don’t usually do this, but with my recent trip to India, it might be a good idea to do a SEO blogroll post. I have found a number of interesting articles lately, and thought that I would share them with my team, particularly the developers in India. So, without further ado, here is an SEO blogroll from the last 3 months:

Whew! That was a lot of links! But the articles are really interesting, and pertain to my day-to-day job, and I thought some folks I work with would be really interested to read them too.
Let me know if I should do this more often, or if this is annoying and a waste of time. Leave me a message and let me know what you think of these articles!

Accenture India Visit – Wrap Up

There are a lot of takeaways that I have brought back to the US with me after such a great trip to see Accenture in Bangalore, India:

  • Accenture is a people-oriented culture. They have an enormous program to identify, train and retain the best talent in India.
  • The team members are young, energetic, and ambitious. The average age of the folks on the team is 25. Our job is to harness that energy and focus it.
  • A great idea might be to implement a grass-roots continuous improvement program. This will give team members a feeling of ownership and pride.
  • There are over 50 different Centers of Excellence (CoEs) that are available along 3 dimensions: technology, industry, and type of work. This is how Accenture manages knowledge. We need to take advantage of these more. This is particularly true for the Application Outsourcing, Quality, and Usability CoE.
  • The Technology Lab is exploring tools that will streamline Accenture’s process. What tools do they have that we can take advantage of?
  • Take your team lead with you to India. They need to meet the team too, and it is great for team-building. The whole trip I wished my team lead was with me.
  • One week was not long enough. The first week we got to experience Bangalore, and Accenture, and its organizational structure, but I did not get to spend enough time with my team leads and all the team members.

Overall, I had a fabulous time in India. My hosts were extremely gracious, the food was great, the traffic was always entertaining, and I learned a lot about Accenture and my team. I can’t wait to go back. I hope I get an opportunity to go back soon.