Since the start of the year I have been working as a Senior Scrum Master helping to lead our agile transformation programme within Technology Services. As such I've been doing more of a coaching role for Scrum Masters and Project Managers to direct us towards more agile ways of working. My role really exposes me to a wide range of projects within our Personal Lines business; (motor, home, pet & travel products). I have the opportunity to work with a wide range of people as well as provide value by driving change within DLG.
The type of projects I have been involved with over the last 6 months range from small system changes to large projects and programmes delivering.
Thanks Jen, really insightful stuff and interesting to hear the range of projects you work on! Also exciting about the new product offerings. What type of project do you find is the most challenging?
All projects I've worked on have had their own challenges for different reasons. For instance, it may be that we have tight deadlines to achieve due to regulatory dates or partnership requirements, or we may be managing multiple dependencies across inflight projects, or it could be that we have some interesting technical challenges to overcome. The key for me here is that the way we work together typically allows us to resolve these types of challenges in a collaborative and efficient way.
Hi Jen, recently applied for PM role at DLG. Interested to heat how the transition to Agile Methodology is going? Is this adopted only in tech teams for project management or is the entire business transitioning away from traditional waterfall ( prince2) methods towards a more Agile approach?
There is a real drive across DLG to move to more agile ways of working and establish cross functional teams. Our Agile Centre of Excellence within Technology Services has recently run a number of Agile 101 training sessions various Business teams and we continue to support some of these functions to help them adopt agile techniques.
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