All posts by Rohit Sharma

Tip-toe through Naukri, India’s No.1 job site #OneDayTale

Glipmse of Hackathon 2016. We love open source and hence we are very open to transparency. The inception to this blog post was an idea to share the walk through of how a user is served in a typical day by your beloved Naukri is a black box which gives you results but under the hood it is way more than what anyone can think. Under the hood [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800"] Under the hood working of a car, GIF image.[/caption] Source Something like below is what we are continuously doing to serve you better. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="549"] Car engine... Read More

How we define our Minimum Viable Product @Naukri, India’s No.1 Job Site?

Source Minimum Viable Product, or if I say Minimum Buy-able product. Sounds good ? If not lets go deeper with what it actually means. Minimum viable product is simply defined as : The minimum product features that can be bought or you can say that minimal which can get the early adopters and help you attain feedback from them to build the finished product. Wikipedia says “In product development, the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to gather validated learning about the product and its continued development.” When we get a... Read More

Hackathon 5.0 @Naukri

Hackathon Sept 2016, We call it Hackathon 5.0 #Build #Learn #Connect Hacking is a mysterious and exciting word, and hackathon is a long stretch full of mysteries and excitement. We @Naukri organise hackathon every 6 months to experience that awesomeness and hack into our existing system. Objective, improve something, make processes hassle free and available to all, or create something from scratch that would be like a new venture for Naukri. Project idea and effort is completely yours, we just provide mentors, snacks and fun games around. 17 Sept, Hackathon 2016 Started with... Read More

Effective meetings @Naukri

Did you know ? Every day 83 million people attend 11.5 million meetings No ? Ok, lets get started Meetings, a fancy word in corporate that everyone come across a lot many times (For some it can be a very effective excuse to avoid other things though :-P) Meetings are integral part of any process oriented organization. It makes sense to meet every while to get the status updates, near future plans, project deadlines, company’s future projection etc. Now why we are writing this post is because something is wrong with meetings that we all should improve and we are... Read More

Agile : Iteration Planning

Epic, Feature, Story. “A goal without a plan is just a wish” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery Agile, It’s all about flexibility in the course of software development phase. But flexibility is not possible without a proper plan in place. Even when we decide the architecture of a software, we often keep in mind that the software stays flexible to any changes in future and therefore design patterns come into picture. There comes Iteration,  a step by step approach. Grab yourself a cup of coffee as we are going to dig deeper into it. Planning plays a vital role in the software development life cycle. It... Read More

Agile : User Stories and Story Points

User stories, something that does not seem relative to software development by name. But in agile if I say you can not proceed without user stories then it is very true. User stories are the heart of agile methodology. Everything revolves around the stories and hence coming up with good balanced stories is battle half won. In agile software development, We have product backlog which is nothing but a list of all possible features required to be built to release the product for mass. A full fledged feature/sub-product is called EPIC and we divide the EPIC into various user... Read More

Agile : Retrospective

Retrospective : (Dictionary meaning) the action of looking back on or reviewing past events or situations, especially those in one's own life.   Let us start with a very simple example. Say someone is trying to lose weight for last 6 months and nothing works out for her. Then her friend suggests that running 3 miles/day for a month will do the trick. So she started running as suggested. Now should she keep on running for months or observe the results for the activity for last one month?   If your answer lies in second half of the question Welcome to agile Retrospective.   In... Read More

Agile – Capacity Planning

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”   – Stephen Hawking   We all are working towards optimal approach in almost all the tasks in our life and getting intelligent enough to cater them efficiently. To attain that intelligence we here at naukri use agile methodology. Agile is nothing but ability to move/change quickly and easily. Agile methodology is very simple and sticked to the basics of its dictionary definition. Every element of the entire methodology (be it iteration planning, capacity planning, story estimation etc) is designed so that anything can be changed... Read More