Emile van den Ende
As a tech enthusiast, I have always been up close and personal with the latest developments regarding gadgets, internet and just about everything which is cool :)
My (former) job as a technical project manager became a lot more interesting and easier to do, when I was introduced to Scrum. It's flexible (for both client and deliverer), transparent and most of all very fun to run projects using Scrum. All the team members I worked with were very happy with the Scrum approach. Business owners loved the visibility of work being done (almost physical delivery). Lots of situations happened in my career that required to make major changes in the vision and/or mission of the project, Scrum gave me the tools to say "yes, we can" to the Business owner. And the coolest part...? We had working software, not a useless fully completed database model.
Project management is all about getting and giving overview and being on top of things. Scrum enables you to do this (especially as a Product owner) in a very efficient, transparent and flexible way.
Now, running my own business delivering a full service, I need Scrum. For the efficiency of my own process but even more to be able to say YES to changes in a project with a smile!
EVDE, Owner/ Scrum Master/ Scrum Product Owner
October 2012 - Present, Amsterdam, Netherlands
EVDE - new media projects.
We build apps, websites, complex back-ends, virtual- and augmented reality, on a great number of platforms. The projects we run (unless specifically desired otherwise) are ran using Scrum.
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