Scrum Master ● Agile Coach ● Agile and Scrum Champion ● Deep Business and IT Knowledge
I’m Andrea Benton. I love doing what it takes to deliver change using Agile principles. That can be via projects or product-led development. And I love Scrum / Agile because it removes the command-and-control way of doing things, instead respecting the delivery team for their skills and experience, and encourages them to be all they can be. It’s a much more collaborative and positive way of doing things, using a servant leadership style. Where Scrum doesn’t apply to the set of work, Kanban can help get through the work.
In the past, I’ve worked from the gathering the needs of the business, and working with the stakeholders (including the Product Owner), and translating that into language and details needed by delivery teams to meet those needs, and going on to implement those requirements by facilitating development with the delivery teams using Scrum / Kanban / waterfall.
My perspective is global (having lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong and the United States, and spent time in many more countries).
I’m naturally a trainer, helping people understand how things work. I’ve done that one-on-one, and in small groups and workshops. There’s nothing better than having someone say at the end of a session: “Oh that’s easy. I thought it was going to be difficult.”.
I learn rapidly, readily adapting to new work and new experiences, learning whatever is required to get the job done.
It’s fun collaborating with people, where everyone brings their skills to the mix, and each is encouraged to be the best they can be. That synergy does produce more than the sum of the individual parts.
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