Team Lead and Managing Consultant
Communication, empathy and an agile mindset. Agility without communication doesn’t work, and communication without empathy would be one-sided.
I completed a fast-track course in IT at TU Wien in the early 1990s. Since then, I’ve been working in IT as a trainer, programmer, business analyst, project manager and in the agile area as an agile coach, product owner and scrum master.
I’ve been working for adesso for five years now.
Because we’re still students at heart: young, curious and eager to help.
My greatest challenge was spending 18 months forming a team that wasn’t optimally put together. But tenacity and perseverance ultimately brought all of us to where we needed to be and made us a dream team. My learning curve was painful yet steep, and I’m glad to have gone through it!
My highlight moment was a surprise party for a colleague for a milestone birthday. I decided to go musical and creative and did a live performance. It was a huge step outside my comfort zone – including the risk of making a laughing stock of myself who can’t be taken seriously any more. But all of my fears leading up to it were unjustified: my colleague was touched and my supervisors loved it. I would never have done it in a normal business context. The culture at adesso is simply one-of-a-kind!
That I always have a sympathetic ear.
Apart from music (piano, guitar, flute, singing) and dancesport (ballroom), I knit and sew the majority of my clothes myself. I especially like making traditional garments and dirndls.
When I work from home: eating with my family. When I’m in the office: eating with colleagues. I also often attend brown-bag sessions or industry association meetings.
Besides classical music, I love jazz and Elton John.