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Ambika Prasad

Sr. Project Management Specialist

During my early days in NTPC/TTPS Township, located in the Angul district of Odisha, a 17-year-old me was made to think only about two career options - engineering or medical. While growing up, I gradually became interested in motors and electricity, which marked the beginning of my association with technology. This led me to take up engineering, and post that I joined an MNC as a full-stack developer. With the IT industry booming at that time, I considered this a wise career decision, further building the foundation for a successful professional life ahead. Though I loved coding, I always wanted to lead teams as well. This was a realization that dawned upon me, and I saw a career scope in a techno-managerial role, paving my way for a postgraduate degree in management from IIT Delhi. Apart from being an additional feather in my hat, this degree also helped me get a job at HashedIn by Deloitte in May 2020 as a Project Manager. The initial phase was undoubtedly challenging, but my love for communication with stakeholders, ability to handle critical situations, and leadership qualities helped me sail through the initial hurdles.

My typical workday at HashedIn by Deloitte is all about taking on the responsibilities of managing a team efficiently, interspersed with a lot of scrum calls, meetings, and planning. But amidst these hectic schedules, I devote at least an hour to upskilling myself. Certain certifications like Six Sigma Green Belt and ITIL have added a lot of value to my proficiency and instilled confidence in my capabilities.

If I look back at my journey so far, being a Hasher has been a rollercoaster ride for me. From learning new things about project management and delivery to understanding the art of dealing with clients, the past one year has been an enriching experience for me. I have been fortunate enough to manage projects across domains like Retail, FinTech, E-commerce, Healthcare, etc., and have learnt valuable professional lessons from them.

While I have miles to go and a lot more to achieve, some of the noteworthy milestones in my career would be completing Professional Scrum Master Certification and learning the theoretical concepts related to Agile Scrum Principles. I cherish each of my accomplishments, as they motivate me to aim higher in life. Besides the hustle of building a career, my free time is devoted to learning chess theories and implementing the same and writing Odia Poems. In future, I wish to progress in my career by working even harder and staying away from negativity!

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