Friday, February 12, 2010

Good Progress

What has happened to me in the last 4 months?

Well, the job is going well. Amongst other things, I now manage a team in India, where the amount we pay them is so much less than what we'd pay people in the UK to do the same thing that I wonder why more people don't do the same.

Then I realise that quantity over quality isn't quite what you'd look for in a strong team, and don't get me wrong, they are not a bad team, they just aren't completely good...

My team love their processes and hate deviating from them. Whenever they fall behind in a project, they show an amazing work ethic to work long hours, weekends and holidays to catch up, but don't realise that if they had done things right the first time around, this extra work wouldn't have been necessary.

Plus, don't get me started about national holidays in India. They've had 4 already this year. I'm not sure how they compete against their neighbours like China if they spend so many days a year simply not working!

Anyway, regardless, I've managed to launch an iPhone app for my company which was really exciting along with countless other projects. The role is so varied that the days just fly by. I get a real buzz out of it.

What else, can I say....Hmmmmm...One small piece of news I guess. We're having a baby.......



OMG! We're living in a one bedroom flat that I can't sell and we can barely fit our own things in and now we're having a baby....a baby!......A BABY!

*breaths deeply*

Yes, it was planned and yes we are very excited and petrified at the same time. The due date is in early June so we have a bit of time to sort ourselves out. A lot of my stuff will go into storage to make room for the cot etc and I hope that post-birth, we can then find somewhere bigger and affordable to move to.

Hmmm, it's going to be quite a year!