Foraying into the project management field was a random choice for me, but one that now I feel glad about to become a part of. While project management can be considered a very wide area and field, it is all about assessing what your skill set is, where your inclination is, and which specific domain in this field you find yourself most suited for. Although the above mentioned aspects hold true for the subjective process, in practical how you learn and grow your skill is what matters most. In this aspect I feel glad that I was able to work and learn under Ishwarya.
I had an opportunity to be a team member for a specific project plan, under the mentorship of Ishwarya Cheruvu. That project was based on the Scrum Master, and I was assigned the task of managing release planning, spring planning in Excel, as well as help in setting up the priorities. What I loved about Ishwarya was that she was very diligent in what she was doing and has a canny mind to assess what works best for each step or work-flow of the project. Even though it was a short meeting the first time with him before the commencement of the project plan, she was able to identify what my core interest lies in and assigned me the tasks that I preferred.
Right through the entire project process, which went for about 4 months, I was able to take a lot from her experienced and skilled mind. She was very supportive throughout the process. Of course, the morning brainstorming sessions, a review analysis at the end of the day for the proceedings helped not only me but other team members to be on the toes throughout. I would definitely say that with him on the side, managing the requirements and working through agenda and minutes was a breeze.
From her technical skills to project plan process, taking a calculative risk approach, along with team mentoring and ensuring that the things go sturdy as well as ahead of the timelines, it was a great professional working experience with him that is definitely going to help me scale the ladder in the field. If it wasn’t for him, I myself wouldn’t be in the role of handling my own project management team at the moment, about over a year down the line.