It all started with a career switch
In July 2023, I took a break and started thinking of taking a big move into my career. Giving a thorough look over the last decade of my career, I realized that the majority of my skills & knowledge were already aligning with the traits of a Project Manager, an ascension nowadays. Having worked majorly on client relationship building, business acumen, team coordination and customer service delivery, I inferred that Project management was the string connecting these dots.
After lots of delving and exploration, I decided to do the hard yards. In August 2023, I completed my Scrum Master certification to get myself acquainted with agile lifecycle & methodologies, and parallelly completed Project Management Foundation courses from LinkedIn.
My Internship experience
In this era of remotely working from home, they have implemented a unique process of 'Virtual Office' which gives a real-time office environment experience allowing teams to collaborate & work together while sitting at home.
As a project management executive, I got a chance to track & manage projects which were aimed at Digital transformation of workforce through skill delivery and talent management. With an existing kitty of skill-sets from my previous experience, I was able to gain hands-on experience with some key tools successfully.
Zoho Projects - Planned and managed the project board by creating projects, milestones, task-lists for project planning. Tracking the resource utilization through charts & reports.
- Zoho Writer - Prepared & maintained a collection of project documentation, that consisted of Design document, Process document, Use case definition, Use case diagrams.
- Zoho Show - Prepared presentations using professional templates for daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly project reporting which was later made as an official process for Project reporting throughout the organization.
- Zoho Meet - Conducted seamless & hassle-free video meetings & webinars for project reporting and communication purposes.
Canva - Designed and developed brochures, whitepapers, website design illustrations by using Canva as marketing assets.
GitHub - With the help of Github I was able to report & showcase the sprint-wise tasks progress, issues/bugs tracking, Sprint backlogs associated with the sprint planning & goals. It has proved to be an invaluable asset.
View of Perception
I consider myself as a professional who works with a coalesce of building inter-personal relations, team cohesiveness & co-working, continuous improvement. With my customer-centric mindset, one can see me as someone who is well-versed in engaging into relationship & trust building when it comes to customer needs, service & satisfaction, parallelly curating project plans and schedules, managing the scope of work, cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and resources. With effective communication, leadership, and conflict resolution abilities, I am profound at enabling successful project outcomes.
A Shiny Scope
As I bid adieu to my internship, I leave with a spectrum of knowledge and skills that will foster my commitment to roll deep down in the landscape of project management.