How professionals work. Ivan Shumovsky, Head of Infrastructure Solutions, CROC

    The column “How Professionals Work” continues to acquaint readers of Megamind with the working habits of various specialists in the IT market.

    Ivan Ishumovsky from Tashkent. The first IT specialty: “computer operator” - received at the end of VPU named after Kh.Z. Kalanova in Tashkent. Later he studied at the Moscow Aviation Institute, specializing in system engineer. In 2013, he attended Mini-MBA courses at the corporate university KROK'OK.

    He joined CROC in 2004 as a systems engineer, in 2005 he became a technical manager, and in 2008 moved to the position of a resource manager (in general terms - the head of a team of specialists). In 2012, this role was supplemented by the duties of the head of infrastructure solutions.

    Current location:
    Moscow, Russian Federation

    Current place of work: I
    have been working at CROC for almost 12 years. For the past few years I have been the head of infrastructure solutions.

    One word that best describes how you work:
    With love

    How many hours a day do you work?
    Usually from 12 to 16 hours.

    Current mobile device:
    Samsung Galaxy S4

    Current computer:
    Dell Latitude XT3, what is called TabletPC

    Without which applications, programs, utilities you can not live?
    From the standard - Microsoft (Excel, Outlook, Word, Visio), Google (Chrome, Keep, Translate, Maps, Music), Yandex (Navigator, Transport and Taxi), I’m also used to working with Evernote - for notes, MindManager - for drawing mindmaps (you can "mental cards"), including for projects. From corporate ones - the Jive intranet social network, in it there are joint work on documents, thematic forums, and access to all the main applications of the company. A very convenient thing.

    What kind of life hack helps you save time?
    It’s very important to switch from work to something else from time to time. It can be tea drinking with colleagues, gymnastics, reading news and Facebook feeds - in recent years I have been using this social network more and more for work contacts and as a source of partner news. Now I’m looking at the theory that it is necessary to divide the day into equal intervals of work and rest, this helps to increase efficiency. It turns out that for this there is even a special application - Pomodroido.

    Which to-do manager do you use?
    Everything is simple - a notebook with colored pens and “flags” in Outlook, I do not use a separate application.

    What do you listen to when you work?
    Music, recordings of professional performances in related areas, plus external or KROK webinars. We hold up to several webinars a month, sometimes it's interesting to listen to colleagues from other departments.

    What are you reading now?
    “Work steers,” author Laszlo Bock talks about how Google works.

    Which book of the last read was the most memorable?
    Recently read Lost, by Lawrence Gonzalez. This is a book about human behavior in emergency situations. It is very interesting to draw a parallel to more realistic situations of project management in our country or business in a crisis.

    Do you use electronic readers or prefer paper books?
    Both the paper version and in electronic form. There is no special “reader”, I read either on a laptop or on a smartphone.

    How much time do you sleep?
    An average of 6-7 hours.

    Are you an owl or an early bird?
    I am definitely an early bird, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to sleep.

    How do you have breakfast?
    “Oatmeal, sir!”, In the sense of breakfast, usually eat porridge, some fruit and tea.

    How do you spend time on the way to / from work?
    If I travel by public transport, I read or just think. If in a car, then I listen to radio, music or information programs.

    What advice have you ever been given you can pass on to others?
    • Do not stop in the development process, because "there is no limit to perfection." If you think that you already “know everything”, i.e. sufficiently mastered his specialization, then, firstly, this is hardly the case, and secondly, it is possible and necessary to master related sciences and specializations. IT in this regard is a very convenient profession.
    • And, of course, in any business, a “positive emotional attitude" is important. Therefore, "keep and increase positive emotions."

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