Inevitably Agile

somethings are just inevitable …

Who am I?

I started my career as a developer. Attention to detail, finding and fixing bugs, and also communicating well to managers and customers quickly saw me promoted to Team Lead and then to Development manager. It was in this position, on a death march project, that I realized there had to be another way and recalled a pleasant project I worked on as a developer – a scrum project.After much reading, and applying some changes, I realized that I wanted to be a scrum master and started my new agile career.

Now, a few years later I find myself guiding and mentoring others with a passion for agile. I strongly believe that everyone should enjoy and love what they do, which is why my day job at Growing Agile is all about my passion of growing agile people. I strive to make the entire process from business vision to development less frustrating and more rewarding for everyone involved. I have spoken at some large Agile conferences and met some amazing people worldwide.

My personal motto is ‘be brave’, and I embody this by taking on challenges one small step at a time. On weekends you can find me trail running on a mountain or being lazy on the couch with my family :)

Follow me on twitter: @samlaing


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3 responses to “Who am I?

  1. Kenley Jones August 11, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I look forward to reading more about what you do and what you are all about here. I have recently decided to go back to college for Information Sciences and Technology. I am sure that I will find your information very useful in my journey. Thanks for the site.

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  3. Roland Giesler June 17, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Samantha,

    Had a quick chat on twitter with you, Helen Zille & JC re facts vs skills…

    Just wanted to say, in a medium that’s not as limited as twitter, that I agree very much with your direction and approach (judging by your blog here).

    By the way, I attended a session with Sam at the Bandwidth Barn a while ago, was suitably impressed! 🙂

    I have put down my thoughts here, http://lifeboysays.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/on-basic-facts-vs-skills/, so please give me your thoughts on the matter if you don’t mind?

    regards

    Roland

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