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