Please tell us a bit more about yourself and your background before joining Metergram.
I started my journey into IT almost 6 years ago, during my fourth year at university, when I worked as QA engineer.
I worked as a QA engineer for one year. At that time, we needed someone to facilitate and lead the team as a Scrum Master so I gladly took that opportunity. I was lucky enough to learn about Scrum from a few Agile coaches and mentors. Both worked internally at the same company I worked for, but were also external and specialized Agile coaches. They taught me everything there was to know about the Agile world and gave me a lot of direction going forward in my career.
In the almost 4 years that I worked in that first company, I was the Scrum Master on a variety of smaller projects, but I worked on huge enterprise projects as well.
I moved to another company and continued my career as a Scrum Master. I gained a world of knowledge and new experience here, as this company was developing its own product.
I joined Metergram in January 2021, and really enjoy being part of this team :)
Why IT? What drew you to the industry?
I always had a passion for the more logical subjects at school, like math, physics, and computer science. That is why I went to the Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering. This is how I started my career in the IT industry.
You are a Scrum Master at Metergram - what does this job entail?
Scrum Master as a role entails supporting the team, providing all requirements/details in order for the team to know what to work on, removing dependencies and blockers, encouraging the team to work towards the sprint goal, and presenting the deliverables to the stakeholders.
It is very important for me, as a Scrum Master to guide my team when it comes to scrum value, principles, and best practices.
Why do you enjoy working at Metergram?
We get to tackle really interesting projects. Our clients are really cool, and I have friendly, helpful colleagues. All of this combined makes it a joy to work in Metergram. :)
Every project has its own story, and provides so many opportunities to learn new things about not only the project itself, but also the business domain and different ways of working.
What, would you say, are the Metergram team's greatest strengths?
A strong company culture, excellent efficiency, and productivity.
We take care of the people in the company, and always take the team's feedback into account because we want our team members to be happy and satisfied as part of Metergram.
The clients are very happy with our delivery and productivity which also motivates us to be a better version of ourselves every day.
Which tools and technologies are you most fond of using?
We use various management tools, based on client needs. I love working with all of them, because the most important part for me is to set up the Scrum framework. I use any and all tools that support and help me to implement that.
For the bigger projects, I like to use Jira and Confluence, and for smaller projects, Linear is a great and simple tool that I enjoy using.
Which Metergram project are you personally the most proud of?
When I came to Metergram there was no Scrum or process in place on the various projects. Retrospectively, it is really great to see that every team and project now has a process in place and follows the Scrum best practices. I can say this is the "project" I am most proud of.
What is your favorite motivational quote?
Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen. :)