Journey from Analyst to Product Owner to Scrum Master in less than a year

location_city Washington schedule Sep 23rd 01:15 - 01:25 PM place Ballroom D people 2 Interested

Not many people can say they have performed as an Analyst, Product Owner, and Scrum Master, much less in the same year, and sometimes at the same time.That has been my journey throughout 2018 and into 2019 thus far, as I made intentional decisions in pursuing my next best step, exploring where I really fit, and experiencing quite a few surprises along the way.

As a CSM and CSPO, I navigated each role taking what I learned in the classroom and implementing it as a practitioner. Being very team AND operations oriented, I have always thrived when one of these were included in my job description. 3 companies, 3 roles, and 2 organizational restructures later, I have found a career that involves both. I learned what works and doesn't work for me and my teams, as well as, what I like and dislike compared to my strengths and weaknesses, especially among changes in organizational needs and structure.

This short and sweet talk will be an overview of my journey and leave attendees with characteristics of each role to help them decide where they might fit in this agile world and tips on how to talk to your boss about your next step.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Lightning Talk

00:00-00:02 - Introduction
00:02-00:05 - My Journey from Analyst to Product Owner to Scrum Master in the same year - Three companies and three roles later to find the best job I am ever had!
00:05-00:08 - "You might be a good BA/PO/SM if..."
00:08-00:09 - Tips on how to talk to your boss about your next step
00:09-00:10 - Conclusion

Learning Outcome

  • High-level characteristics of an Analyst, Product Owner, Scrum Master characteristics
  • Tips to talk to your boss about your next step

Target Audience

New Agilists determining where they fit in the agile world or seasoned agilists looking to make a change

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites. This is a session for beginners.

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