Karolina, Marketing Specialist
What were your first days and weeks working in the Agile methodology like? Did anything surprise you or was anything new?
My first days working in Agile were a bit chaotic, but very quickly I was able to settle into the controls of Agile projects. The rules are very clear and it’s easy to get into a rhythm and find your place in the team. I was initially surprised by the division of the project into sprints, which requires you to focus on many smaller goals instead of one main one. You can see right away how much you’ve accomplished, which motivates you even more.
How do you currently work with this methodology and how do you rate it against your previous experience?
Very good! The Agile methodology is very enjoyable, mainly because of its flexibility and ability to make changes. It kind of puts creativity into a time frame, giving it structure and order, which makes for a great combination. Working on a project has its own rhythm, which is very easy to get into and achieve fluidity. Until now, I felt that in projects, creativity doesn’t go hand in hand with order and it’s almost impossible to achieve that balance. Agile has shown me that it’s possible to combine the two and achieve great results.
Based on your experience, do you see any advantages or disadvantages of Agile?
It’s important for me to divide the project into sprints so that I can focus on the smaller goals and work towards the overall project. Sometimes it’s possible to get caught up in small tasks or to work too closely on unimportant things that don’t contribute much and thus waste a lot of time. Working in the Agile methodology eliminates this risk, which is a very big plus. The downside (which we don’t always have to deal with), for me, is the inadequate selection of roles in the project – it’s important that the right people skilfully take care of the project and discipline the team as necessary.