What led me to pursue a management programme with SPJIMR’s PGPM
Principal Product Manager / Director, Zebra Technologies
After working for over 5 years in the technology industry, it was a tough decision to take a break and pursue a full-time management programme. What were the factors that helped me take this decision? Was it worth it? What were my takeaways? If you come from a similar background read on to know how you can take this forward too.
Motivation towards an MBA after spending considerable time in the industry
Prior to my MBA – I had spent a little over 5 years in the tech industry in different roles of Systems/ Software engineer to Technical QA Lead. But, the exposure technical projects provided me left me wanting for more. The teams in the Technology industry work in silos and often there is no understanding of the big picture or opportunity to involve yourself at the strategic level or have an influence in the organizations’ key drivers or activities . This is because the scope of the technical role is constrained to certain areas of work or client project. Often the work turns mundane and repetitive after a few years in the industry; but for a few cycles of promotions or move to a different client project and the cycle repeats.