Hi everyone and welcome to my blog! It has been just over 6 years since I have last used this blog. I have given it a fresh lick of paint by moving to a wordpress setup which should make it easier for me to update. In doing this I have imported all of my old blog posts which should make for interesting reading 🙂
I was commuting to work the other day and overheard 2 young people having a conversation about writing a blog. The first thing that they said was “you need a catchy name and a good URL” before you even get started. This started me off, as I remembered that I had the “thedailyscrum” URL that was currently pointing towards a lot of targeted Scrum links as it had remained untouched for quite some time. I also had the”thedailyscrum” twitter name too that had been sitting gathering dust. So I thought I would put both to good use again. Unfortunately I was too busy thinking about blog themes and what to write about that I didn’t catch what the other areas of good blog writing were, so please forgive me 🙂
A lot has changed since I last wrote a blog post. I have changed industries from Social Networking and Mobile Applications to working in Pensions and Investments. It was a strange transition at first. Even though the industries were polar opposites the technology and the Scrum fundamentals were the same. It did take me a little while to get my head around this but once I was able to break things down and think about how things were done I quickly got my bearings.
The company have also given me time to grow in experience and as a professional, working on a vast array of projects of different sizes involving multiple areas of the business. This has given me the chance to work with different people from all different backgrounds and coach our teams to improve using agile methods. I have also been given the time to gain my Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) to add to my Certified Scrum Master (CSM) credentials.
Alongside this they have given me the chance to work with colocated teams as well as distributed teams using some of the latest technology on the market. So hopefully I should have some interesting topics to write about but for now, my main task is to get my blog theme as pretty as possible.