Typing “Agile Development” into Google search brings up 123,000,000 results. Sift through the first 5 pages, spend 3.5 hours reading through webpages that all seem to be the exact same copy of each other with cosmetic edits, or worse, websites that say the exact opposite, and be nowhere nearer to understanding what an agile transformation is. Been there done that.
We have tried, and we have failed, and this is what we have learnt – to save you all that computer eye strain, mouse fatigue etc. 🙂
Speaking to Titaners across teams, we bring you the differences in work practices after our Agile transformation, broken down into the main areas of:
This article is about what I have submitted to Scrum Alliance while applying for my CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) certificate, and I would like to use this opportunity to share about my Agile learning journey during my years in Titansoft. This has been a very different journey in my life for the past 3 years as it required lots of guts and commitment.
I joined Titansoft in October 2014 as an Accounts Specialist. After doing accounting tasks for more than a year and familiarising myself with the job scope here, it started to become routine with not much challenge. As is our Titansoft’s motto to “Never Stop Improving”, we are encouraged to keep learning and to improve ourselves, be it on professional or personal level. For my accounting function alone, there were very limited areas that I can learn and improve further. Continue reading “My First Project Management Experience”→
Project management isn’t exactly something new to even one who has just entered the workforce. However, there is quite a difference between managing a school project and managing a work project. While that should seem obvious, the practical experience tends to differ from the theory behind how a project should run, simply because of imperfect information; there is simply too much uncertainty to prepare for, sometimes.
One project that I was given the opportunity to work on was the video project ‘This is Titansoft’, which is a short video highlighting the culture of Titansoft that I briefly mentioned in an earlier post. Although I have completed video projects before and even worked on independent films, working on this particular project has taught me that project management, be it a video project or others, in the corporate world is not as simple as it seems…
Several months ago, I was offered to take up a project to produce a 10th Anniversary video (TS10) for the company. Without much consideration, I said “YES” to the offer and kick-off my first video project. You may ask me “WHY did you take up such project without any prior knowledge?”, “You must be an idler or a trouble lover!”
I do not totally agree with it because, Agile Manifesto said we value Individuals and Interactions over process and tools. It did not say Individuals and Interactions ONLY, TO HELL WITH process and tools right?