What does a typical day at work look like for you?
I go over the backlog in Jira and check the status of all of the sprints. Then at 9 we have our daily stand up, which for me is the moment to take stock of where everyone is on their projects and what problems they run into. Those problems we discuss and then I go and solve them. After that, it’s sprint reviews and sprint refinement, planning next steps with product owners, and ensuring people can focus on their tasks.
What do you love most about your job?
When we can fulfil the wish of the product owners.
What do you look forward to each day?
Getting everyone motivated to tackle a problem. The energy of the team when you walk out of a meeting and each one of them is ready to get it done.
What is your biggest achievement?
That we as a team are strong and organised. There is clear planning. That was really something the team craved. The lack of planning was a shock to me when I joined the company. The status of projects was unclear, delivery dates were unclear… Now, everyone knows what they’re going to do and when it needs to be done, and we’re delivering.
What is your definition of success?
When you deliver your deliverables. Get done what you said you were going to get done when you said it would be done.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
I really like to fish. Squash is quickly becoming a passion of mine, but sports in general really. I thrive on competition. I will never play just to play. I play to win. If I lose every game, I quit and go do something else. And I like board games, especially co-op games, because it’s social and requires you to work together, but there is also competition.
If you could go anywhere, where would you go and why?
Norway. I go there once every two years. It’s so serene. There’s just absolute quiet, away from people, alone in a boat in the middle of a completely calm fjord. That’s where I find rest.
If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would you want to see?
The last days of the earth. We all know our resources are finite; we all know the core of the earth is finite. What will mankind do? Where will we go? I’m curious. That’s what I’d want to see: the big boom.