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APAC Engineering Programs @Twitter | Ex- Google, Gojek | Program Management💫| Product Enthusiast🎯| Kathak💃🏼| D&I, Edu at scale & Communities🇮🇳🇸🇬
Jul 21, 2021 18 tweets 4 min read
I recently completed a year (of working remotely!) at @gojektech, and thought of doing some reflection. Penning down my learnings as a Program Manager (PgM), at this hyperlocal southeast asian growth company/startup.

#ReflectionThreads are back - here you go 🥳
#Thread 👇 1/n Understanding the SEA super app market, business and competition has been of great value. Especially being able to provide user feedback for the SG app has been the cherry on the cake. It strengthened my 'customer centric mindset' and helped to develop empathy for drivers.
Sep 3, 2020 14 tweets 5 min read
I've been helping few friends/connections finding a new job in past few months and having changed a job myself before 3 months, I thought of jotting down my suggestions on #jobhunting. Here are 10 points that helped me immensely. #ReflectionThreads #Thread 👇 1/ Remember if you apply to 100 roles, you will receive a reply from 15 places, interviews from probably 5 and if you're lucky - then an offer from 2-3 places. So, #DoNotGiveUp - and APPLY at as many places as you can.
Jun 26, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
Sunsetting programs (/products /projects) is quite normal in today's fast growing companies. Here're my #ReflectionThreads on top five things to keep in mind, while sunseting a program (can be applied to 'transitioning a program' as well to an extent).
#Thread👇 Context - Various reasons to sunset a program could be:

- Change in strategy / vision / priority
- Lack of resources / budget
- Streamlining redundancies
- Unsatisfactory results
- Conflict b/w key stakeholders

... and more
Jun 8, 2020 12 tweets 5 min read
1/ Next up in #ReflectionThreads : Throwing some light on ‘Developer Relations’ (DevRel) as a function.

I'll summarize some experiences from
- My work at a product MNC
- My research + prep work for product startup/s interviews

Read below 👇🏻

#DeveloperRelations #Thread 2/ DevRel is useful for any company which has a tech product and is looking for increasing their developer base. Needless to say, the framework mentioned below would be applicable (at a high level) for various other (non-tech) products as well.
Jun 5, 2020 16 tweets 3 min read
First in #ReflectionThreads: What are the dos and don'ts of Program Management?

Sharing some best practices that I learned, while running and leading programs for Google in India & Southeast Asia. Read below.👇
#ProgramManagement #Thread 1/ #Disclaimer: Program Management is a BROAD domain. The definition varies from a company to company, function to function. This thread might help address it from a tech/product company’s pov.