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Binu Julius

Binu Julius

Dy. Manager - IT

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Job Profile:
Currently working as Dy. Manager - IT at Bajaj Electricals Ltd, Mumbai.
Joined Bajaj in April 2012 only. Prior to that I was working with IMT India Pvt Ltd as Head Projects.
Roles:-
Client Interaction, Requirements Gathering, Solution Architect, Coding 881984 Testing, Project Management, Team Management
The Journey So Far:
Started as a programmer cum technical instructor in a small computer institute in my native place.
Then moved to Advait Systems - Cochin, Amrita Research Labs - Kollam.
Shifted to Mumbai in 2005 and joined YUV Infotech, Saffron Media ,IMT (2007-2012), and finally here at Bajaj Family.
Working Life Management:
Plan my tasks and make my calendar in advance.

Document everything and gets sign off from the stakeholders to avoid rework and thus affecting the schedule.

Finish things in time and find time for family for outing and occasional dinner outside with family and friends.
Plays with kids before bed.
Plans For The Future:
Sr. Manager - IT / Chief Manager - IT at Bajaj Electricals.

Also there is a proposal for a new software development initiative from Bajaj group. In that case, I find myself as Senior Project Manager / Chief Architect here.
Advice For New Professionals:
Never underestimate a requirement.
Never over commit on time.
Estimate the task properly with the help of domain experts.
Make realistic commitments and stick to it.
Be a good listener.
Do smile at work -don't laugh at anybody.
Appreciate other's effort, even if it is of the least relevance.
Required Reading:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/
http://www.asp.net/
http://www.vijaymukhi.com/
http://www.w3schools.com/
http://www.codeproject.com/
http://www.planet-source-code.com/
http://www.wikipedia.org/
http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/
http://www.sqlservercentral.com/
http://beyondrelational.com/
Career Profile:
Current role expects my direct involvement in coding and testing activity also in addition to analysis, design, testing and deployment.
Earlier profile was more into client interaction, estimation of time and resources, scheduling, coordinating with development, testing and designing teams.
Role Model:
I learn something or the other from each and every one of my colleagues, superiors and subordinates.
I don't have a role model as such. I go with my instincts and understandings, take advice and opinion from experts, but takes decision by myself.
The Decisions That Matter
Leaving IMT India Pvt Ltd as Head Projects, the second most senior designation in the technical hierarchy. But it was inevitable because of the financial crisis encountered by the organization.
Changes In The Professional Environment:
Productivity of engineers is multiplied.
Performance of web-based application is improved tremendously.
Software development has become relatively easy.
Change and Risk management became more complicated.
Other Thoughts:
Achievements:
Appreciation from the CTO, Amrita Research Labs for Konkan Railway Project
3 times best employee award from IMT India Pvt Ltd.
Participated in State Power Lifting Championship in 1998, Kerala.
Growth Strategy:
Continuous learning.
Always strive for the best.
Deliver more than expected from me.
Always offer something for nothing.
Appreciate others effort.
Criticize in private.
Read motivational and personality development literature.
Keep body fit & healthy.
Keep smiling.
Done Differently:
Training and Development of Embedded Systems/ Mobile based applications.
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