I started my career in 2000, working for organizations who use software to help their customers become successful. I discovered that the profession of developing Software is extremely complex and requires a lot of creativity.
What I also discovered is that a lot of my colleagues were smart and creative individuals, but they got stuck in bureaucracy, slow decision making and extensive long-term planning.
Then in 2004, this changed when I first discovered Scrum & XP!
Not only did I see teams having fun while being creative, but what was even greater is that customers and end users were happy too!
From that moment on I decided to embrace this new way of working. First as a developer, Scrum Master & Product Owner and later as a consultant, trainer & coach.
In these roles I learned how Leaders can:
- Create a working environment that is suitable for Scrum to be effective
- Help Scrum team members to get the best out of their role
- Create different HR practices to facilitate a Scrum team in doing this