Sunday, June 15, 2008

Good SHoW-15

ex Blue Chip Garu Andhurukkum Namaskaramandi...

As the announcement has already been done yesterday itself, there is no point in trying to build the suspense now.

Let's congratulate our SHoW (Super Hero of the Week) Sateesh and wish him the best of everything on his birthday (sorry, I started typing this mail yesterday itself, but got busy later).

Sateesh joined the CCM team in the beginning of 2000, the year I joined Blue Chip. CCM was one of the critical projects for Blue Chip at that time, because that was the first ever overseas project executed in India after Blue Chip started its overseas strides in the US by placing Shyam as Director - International Business. We were all building a lot of hope, thinking that BC was going to get many more of such projects. He was one of the team members when he joined and went on to become the project leader by the time the project got over. In BC, changing the project leader is as simple as changing the chief minister in our country.

I still remember Girish used to work with him in the first floor South-East corner. When I joined I was also cornered to the same corner, to work on my sample project in the nights. In the nights, I used to use the same systems which Sateesh and Girish used to use in the day. There are times when they also would stay in night, which was when my life would get miserable. I think the nightmares during the CCM days are more memorable than the CCM nights (Am I right Sateesh?!). Becoming a PL overnight is as simple as becoming a CM overnight. Likewise, overnight PLs have a life as tough as an overnight CM's, which most of us would have gone through.

There is a Telugu movie called "Okke Okkadu", which was a remake of "Mudhalvan" in Tamil and "Nayak" in Hindi. If you want to experience this overnight PL/CM phenomenon, please re-join BC or watch that movie. Hence, we give "Okke Okkadu" as Sateesh's SHoW name.

There is something called "peak team size" in project management. Needless to say, each project's peak time size becomes as big as the company's size, just few weeks before the release. Every one except Annamalai would start contributing in some way to the project. At that point of time, the project leader is more powerful than the branch manager himself (like - the speaker becomes more powerful than the prime minister when the parliamentary sessions start!). The guy who joined as a programmer was suddenly made the project leader. From then there was no looking back. He was part of the first ever ASP team that was formed in BC (might be - joined little later). Then when he left he was handling the Recruitment module of HumaNET product, which is being used by hundreds of users today. Before the recruitment module went to the market, he went to the recruitment market.

Next to Mfg/pro companies and i-flex, I think SRIT is the place, which has most number of ex BCians. There are 3 ex BCians as of now. I don't know how many more to go. :)

The one who first joined them was Simgy Sebastian, who is not in our group. Then he pulled Satyu (Mr. Simple), our last week's SHoW. Then followed by our this week's SHoW (Sateesh). He is not crowned just for sharing the first three letters of his name with Satyu and joining SRIT after him. There is much more.

If I am not wrong, he is married for almost 3 years now. He still looks like a college student. Remaining young even at 60 is not a miracle if you are a bachelor. Having been married and staying young is certainly a miracle. I mean - people mature after marriage. BTW: I didn't mean - Sateesh doesn't. :) That compliment was to say that he is still very active.

Cumulative Summary:

1. Raghuraman Kadambi (Mr. Heartthrob)
2. Padmanaban VP (Mr. Padhu Jackson)
3. Sri Gopal De Lalgudi (Mr. Business Magnet)
4. Arun Kumar Mishra (Mr. Great Wall of Microsoft)
5. Radhakrishna Da Magane (Mr. Mannina Maga)
6. Kinshuk Banerjee (Mr. Dada Boy)
7. Iqbal (Mr. Manjunath)
8. Bimalendu de De (Mr. Dumeel)
9. Vinod DB (Mr. RDBMS)
10. Rabijit (Mr. Cool)
11. Suresh Lakshmanan (Mr. Dance Dance)
12. Umashankar (Mr. Umma)
13. Suresh Ramaswamy (Mr. Noble)
14. Satyajit Kunjur (Mr. Simple)
15. Sateesh Kumar Ayyapu Setty (Mr. Okke Okkadu)

Those who have no clue about what this SHoW business is all about, please refer www.ex-BCians.itgo.com for the history and geography of it...

Thanks & Regards,
e-BOG (ex BCians Oscar Group)

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