Life at Springworks: A day in the life of a Project Management Intern

Amrit Animesh works as a Project Management Intern at Springworks. He is from Jamshedpur. He finished his primary education in the same city before relocating to Ranchi. He is currently pursuing his B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering at SRM University of Science and Technology. In addition to his engineering major, he is also obtaining a minor degree in Design & Innovation.

Let’s take a peek into the life of a Project Management Intern!

What do you do as a PM intern at Springworks?

I am a Project Management Intern at Springworks, and I am now handling three projects: SpringVerify India, EngageWith, and Trivia, under the supervision of my manager Nandita and our CEO Kartik. I’m also in charge of Trivia and SVUS’s webflow migration. My daily tasks include reviewing Troopr reports, Jira boards, and marking people on leave. I’m also in charge of writing the MOMs for the SVIN, EW, and Trivia standups. I also update several excel files because documenting everything is essential in project management. Finally, I assist my colleagues with any Jira-related questions and create Jira KT videos on Loom to assist new hires.

What is your favorite part about Springworks?

The work atmosphere at Springworks is my favorite aspect of the company. I had heard a lot about the work culture of big firms from my elder brothers and sisters, and they had told me that it’s quite toxic there, but I found it completely contrary here at Springworks. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. In reality, my coworkers motivate me to take ownership of my tasks and do them successfully. Learning from the CEO and getting his feedback on everything you do is a huge advantage for any intern here. On a daily basis, Nandita and Kartik help me learn a lot of new things. Also, the reimbursement policy is quite beneficial, particularly for students, as it allows us to save a lot of money. Another benefit that I appreciate is the Learning Budget Policy, which has enabled me to complete several online courses. I’ve never got the impression that I’m just an intern here, rather than a full-time employee.

How has your learning curve improved as a part of Springworks?

In this company, I have made significant progress both personally and professionally. It has gotten easier for me to manage tasks in real life because I am managing so many projects here. The main lesson I’ve learned from Springworks is to take things as they are and respond to them properly. Previously, I used to get irritated when things didn’t operate as they should. Meeting deadlines is never easy, but our team makes every attempt to complete each sprint on time, and in the process of doing our best, I have picked up a lot of new knowledge from the experienced professionals here.

Walk us through a day in the life of Amrit!

  1. Since I sleep in late every night, I often get up about 9 am, get ready, and at 10 am, my workday officially begins.
  2. I check the Troopr reports first and mark the people who are on leave. Then, I write MOMs for each of the standups we have for the various projects. 
  3. The design review meeting is the best meeting that I don’t want to miss a single day since I can hear different product and design ideas from my coworkers about our different products.
  4. I typically take an hour off after the design review meeting for lunch, and when I get back, I need to check the boards, update the sheets, and address any QA issues so that the webflow transfer can be completed promptly.
  5. I really enjoy working on Troopr and resolving Jira issues because these tasks allow me to meet new people and strike up a conversation with someone who is sitting across my laptop screen from me thousands of miles away.

Which is your favorite product amongst our two apps, Trivia & EngageWith?

You really can’t pick a favorite between these two products because they are both among the best available, but because I have worked with EngageWith more, it has a special place in my heart.

What made you join Springworks?

I started seeking internship possibilities after receiving my Google Project Management certification in order to gain practical experience in this field. At that time, I discovered Springworks, which still had an opening for a project management intern.

What is the one thing that you would recommend to people to join here?

Work Culture: I have interned at numerous organizations, but this workplace’s culture is in a league of its own. Everyone is incredibly helpful and understanding of one another. Only productivity; no toxicity!

What are your ways to connect with people in the company?

I usually connect with people by playing games and quizzes using Trivia. Also, as a PM, I get a regular chance to interact with people in standups and meets.

Sneak-peek into your life outside Springworks!

I like football a lot. Both playing as well as watching it. My dream is to sit in the stands of the newly constructed Santiago Bernabéu and shout “Hala Madrid!” at the top of my lungs as a Real Madrid striker scores a goal. Apart from football, I also like watching movies and am a huge Tarantino fan. Playing chess is something which I have started recently and I like it a lot. Other than all of this I really like meeting new people and making new friends. I feel that with each new friend you make and each new interaction you do, you learn a lot in your own life about life itself.

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