Positively Planful is our way of inviting you inside our company to learn who we really are, especially if you’re considering a career at Planful. We interview members of our team and share a glimpse into their lives. It also lets you meet the individuals whose name or face you might not regularly see on our website or at our events, but who equally contribute to our overall success.
Our people are spread around the world, and together we’re working around-the-clock to get more organizations started on their Continuous Planning journey. So while our North American teams are unplugging, our team in Hyderabad is just getting revved up for their day. And half-a-day later, it happens in reverse.
“Teams” is one of the five Planful values, and we love having a large, globally-dispersed team. We stay well connected thanks to our digital collaboration tools, and we also stay well connected on a personal level, as our teams work together seamlessly no matter how much distance is between them.
This week, we’re profiling Vishnu Vivekanand, a manager of software development in our Hyderabad office who focuses on our Consolidations product. Vishnu was interviewed by Sai Ramya Bhanu Tumuluru, a SCRUM master in the same office. Vishnu has been working with Planful for over 2 years, but—and we’re all shocked by this—a career as a software developer wasn’t what he dreamed about as a child!
Let’s learn a bit more about Vishnu.
Sai: You’ve grown quickly in your role at Planful. To what do you attribute your success?
Vishnu: It’s been a very nice journey for the past two and a half years. I brought in a lot of curiosity. I was asking questions, and I had no qualms asking even the silliest of questions. That sense of curiosity helped me get through a steep initial learning curve. Without the leadership’s backing and support, and without all of my questions, I wouldn’t have grown as quickly as I did.
Sai: When you were a child, what were your career aspirations?
Vishnu: I always aspired to enlist in the Indian Defense Forces, particularly in the Indian Army. I wouldn’t call it luck, but whatever happened, I landed in software engineering. I guess you can say it was my destiny.
Sai: What advice would you give to others?
Vishnu: Be relentless in your pursuits. Never back down. Never say die. And just be passionately curious about things.
Sai: If you were told that life ends at 40 years old, how would you live differently?
Vishnu: Oh, that’s a tough question. I want to live longer! But, I guess if that news was just disclosed to me now, I would just have to accept it and move on and enjoy life. But if I could do my life again, I would work even harder and maybe enter the Defense Forces.
Now you know a bit more about Vishnu Vivekanand, a member of our fantastic development team in Hyderabad. We’re grateful to have Vishnu on our team, and we’re very lucky he didn’t enlist in the Indian Defense Forces!
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