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Blog It Forward- Himayatullah Mohammed

I would like to thank Susan Keohan for starting this Sequel challenge. As suggested by her, I will not wait for someone to tag me as I missed the train last time when BIF Challenge was introduced :(.

I enjoyed reading these blog posts series as they gave an opportunity for me to understand different aspects of their life.

By the way, this is the first blog of my life 🙂

About Me

I am from Hyderabad and started my career in TCS as an SAP ABAP developer and worked in multiple locations of India like Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Mexico.I liked each of these places as they taught me to understand life from different perspectives and not to take anything for granted. It’s been 12+ years I am in the industry and I am enjoying my journey till date . My ride has further peace of mind/happiness these days as I started working on contract roles as I do not need to worry about appraisal rating haha :). These days I am based in middle East region .

I am actually an old member joined way back in 2009. I usually come to find answers or some times reply to some of the questions. I like to read blogs on varied topics. I always had that inner feeling to post a blog on ABAP/CRM Sales/CRM Middleware areas but was hesitant to do so as I was worried that ‘Its a topic which most of the people know’ and they know more than me for sure. Hence could not take that first foot forward. This #BlogItForward series helped me to fulfil my wish at last 🙂

I started coming back again to learn and understand the latest topics like SAP C4C, Fiori and other areas which I am focusing on these days.

On personal front , I am an avid cricket lover, love playing Table Tennis, reading news related what’s happening in and around the world and watching TedX talks and I can cook very well as well including famous Hyderabadi Biryani :).

My Favorite players are Rahul Dravid ‘The Wall of Indian cricket’ and Virat Kohli.

My Favorite players in table tennis are – Fan zhendong & Ma Long.

If you were 20 again, what would you study?

I would like to do my Masters and also seriously study all the computer science subjects like Computer Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms etc.

How do you think the way you were raised affects your Career?

My parents always taught me to be honest and trustworthy no matter what situation it is. It had a profounding impact on my personal as well as professional life. It’s always best to be honest and crystal clear with all stakeholders like clients, leadership teams upfront rather than giving false hopes on delivery timelines and other things. Set the expectations right.

Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?

Joining SAP company, Own House, Good car, Visiting Machu Pichu, Amazon forests of Equador/Brazil, Seeing Live Cricket Match in ‘LORDS’ stadium.

What do you think are the key elements for a successful project?

Project Scoping, understanding Integrations with all systems, A leader who inspires the team Day in Day Out – who helps push the limits to get better at what we do as consultants.

If you were not in your current position, what/where would you be and why?

I think I would have been doing some business or agriculture for sure. Agriculture farming has always been close to my heart. I would like to surely settle down there in village once done with IT job 🙂


Now comes the main part – Challenging others for BIF if I have the privilege to do so. Below are the people whom I admire and take inspiration from SAP community. They all have helped me understand and learn things very well and grow to a position to where I am now.

DJ Adams Hasan Rafiq Jerry Wang Horst Keller Jothivenkatesh M Julin Xin John Appleby Horst Keller Jamie Cawley Jasmin Gruschke Rohit Khan Sandra Rossi Thomas Jung Thomas Zloch Luís Pérez Grau Stephen Johannes Rich Heilman

I would love them to answer below-mentioned questions in their BIF post.

  1. What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
  2. What do you do apart from SAP in your free time ?
  3. How do you balance your life between work and family/personal time?
  4. How do you keep yourself motivated to learn and do more?


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      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Himayatullah,

      Welcome to the #blogitforward family!  I'm so glad you stepped up for the challenge.  Your blog is very well written, with some beautiful photos too!

      I think it's great to start blogging on ABAP or C4C or *whatever* the topic, as long as you follow the Rules for Blogging. 

      I can't say I follow cricket but that should be no surprise since I'm based in the US.  But I do love listening to Ted Talks as podcasts (and watch them when I can).  I also love some PBS podcasts, such as The Moth and Snap Judgement.  And of course, there is the SAP Coffee Corner!!!

      Do you come into contact with other members of SAP Community at your location?  Have you attended any SAP Community events in real life?

      I look forward to seeing more of you!



      Author's profile photo Himayatullah Mohammed
      Himayatullah Mohammed
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Susan.


      I did attend SAP Teched few years back and it was a great learning experience. I have not attended any community events here in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


      Sure, I will try to be more proactive this time around, thanks for your encouragement on the same.


      Best Regards


      Author's profile photo Mahesh Palavalli
      Mahesh Palavalli

      Nice one Himayatullah Mohammed,

      It's been a long time since I've been to Hyderabad, loved the biryanis there. But all these biryani pics from other BIF posts is just making me crave biryani more and more 🙂 😀

      Author's profile photo Himayatullah Mohammed
      Himayatullah Mohammed
      Blog Post Author

      Its the best fusion of all ingredients 🙂 No dish can match that.

      Author's profile photo Michelle Crapo
      Michelle Crapo

      Loved the pictures.  It's interesting that you always wanted to do a BIF.   I think that waiting would be hard.  If you saw a friend as a BIF, you could let them know that you would write this wonderful blog.

      That said - keep blogging!  This is a wonderful blog.  A first blog? I would have never guessed.

      Author's profile photo Amrish Patel
      Amrish Patel

      Thanks for sharing with us.