About the struggle to introduce Scrum to an organization where top leadership positions change frequently.
I wrote this article reflecting on my time as Product Manager in AIESEC where I was responsible for product development and the agile development processes.
Continue reading “From 0 to 100%”
The 3-hour Design Sprint or how to conduct Design Sprints with virtual teams.
If you’re familiar with Jake Knapp’s (of Google Venture fame) framework of the Design Sprint (as described in the book of The Sprint), you will know that it’s a highly effective tool to quickly produce solutions to vague problem-sets. Continue reading “Virtual Design Sprint”
AIESEC is a global non-profit run by youth providing leadership opportunities to young people through exchange experiences.
At that time our digital ecosystem consisted of our platform at aiesec.org, which facilitates the sign-up and on-boarding process and allows our customers to find & apply to opportunities and track their applications’ statuses.
Continue reading “Developing AIESEC’s Mobile App in 6 months.”
In my role as VP Information Technology of the German national office of AIESEC, I was leading a team of 4 software developers who were living spread around Germany.
It was common among my predecessors to recruit developers from within AIESEC’s 1500+ local volunteers. For most of the volunteers, this was their opportunity to work on their first real-life projects. As an NGO, we did not have the resources to recruit a professional development agency. Our volunteers work 10–20 hours a week.
Continue reading “Virtual Agile Teams”
I have always considered myself as someone who can get things done. Over the past years, I have refined my methods as my workload increased and the type of work I was doing became more managerial and strategical.
In the past week, I have been working on my Scrum Certification and as I was studying the concepts, I realized that I was practically doing scrum every day of my life; the process I had created for myself was mirroring the events and guidelines from Scrum and other agile methodologies.
Continue reading “Getting things Done — Agile”