Having been previously immersed in a well-established company framework were everyone was already well aware of the roles and processes, Michael felt ready for new challenges. Being chosen as RTE of the Year gave him the final push he needed to take the risk, and figure out the next step in his career. Michael now finds himself in a company whose Agile transformation is growing at a rapid pace, aided by a great growth mindset. While not all individuals or teams are on the same stage in their transformations, this only creates more exciting challenges and opportunities for our RTE of the Year.
For Michael, transitioning to a new company and business sector, meant that “everything was new, totally new”. Adapting to a different landscape, making new contacts with relevant people around his ART, and understanding the many nuanced differences led to some initial hurdles. While certain things may not be done the same way, Michael feels it important to understand why they are done that way: “It doesn't have to be wrong, you may have just not seen the reason yet.” But reflecting on his journey, the universality of Agile principles became clear for our RTE of the year. Despite working in vastly different industries, the approach and core principles remained intact across both contexts.