As a Project Manager in the IT industry, owning a cohesive team is very important for getting the work done within the schedule and cost. The first important step to gel together the team is to know each other better.
In the CSP (Communication Service Provider) business unit at Infosys Thiruvananthapuram (where I belong to), the cultural committee has recently started a periodic email series to introduce each person to the team. The committee sent a questionnaire to me and I have posted a copy of the questions and answers below.
In my earlier projects, I have introduced a similar initiative Know Your TEam (KYTE) as a weekly email series and published in the project website too.
A Malayali by birth, culture and spirit. Born and brought up in Thiruvananthapuram district. Pre-degree from Mar Ivanios College and B Tech (Comp Sci) from CET (College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram). Youngest to 7 sisters and 1 brother! Living near Swamiyar Mutt, 6 kilometers from Technopark. Joined Infosys on Jan-98 and ever since I have been a loyal Infoscion!
What Do I Do?
I am working with the Data Services track of Agora
Live and let others live
The Person I Admire the Most
Gandhiji – for his leadership and motivation driven by simplicity
If I Were Not in the IT Industry, I Would Have Been
Teacher/Lecturer, or a Researcher, and a part time farmer
A Skill I have always Wanted to Possess
Singing! (Luckily my wife accomplishes this dream of mine!)
Cherished Moments at the Workplace
Discussing about value system over a cup of tea with Narayana Murthy at his residence
The Way I Unwind
Be in a circle of common non-IT friends and discuss anything except IT!
For Me Weekend Means
My Unaccomplished Adventure Trip
An India trip from Kanyakumari to Kailasam
- Book – Malayalam Short stories by Basheer
- Restaurant – Local thattukada
- Travel Destination – India
- Food – Kerala vegetarian sadya
- Hobbies – Driving, hiking and blogging
- Dance – 🙂 Oops!
- Music – Listen to old Malayalam melodies
- TV Show – 🙁 Do not watch
- Work Timings – 9 to 6
One Thing I Can’t Part With at My Workplace, Other Than System, Coffee and Chair?
My Reason For Joining Infy
I got into Infosys through campus selection process. I selected to join Infosys as it is “Powered by Intellect and Driven by Values” and lead by Narayana Murthy.
Where I would Like to See Myself 5 Years from Now
A successful social man, having a clear vision for himself, family and the society, and enjoying a cool & meaningful life
How I Define My Work
My work is to manage myself to come out without major damage from the Padmavyuha made of Infosys management, clients, team members, source code, defects, issues, deadlines, milestones, etc..!