Creating opportunities for learning, sharing and networking
Meet the Johannesburg Committee (2020) andre.deschodt
have been a scrum master for 2 years and part of the agile community for over 3 years now. I enjoy solving problems and am cool under pressure. I am hardworking and resilient, passionate about knowledge sharing and collaboration and eager to learn and teach. I would love to be part of the SUGSA committee.
I enjoy watching Korean dramas and reading Fiction.
I have been active in the agile space for over 8 years now. I have been a Scrum Master as well as Agile Coach during this time. Currently I am a Scrum Master at Momentum and doing some other Agile stuff wherever I can.
I am intrigued by people and how they work together in teams, what motivates them, what makes them trust each other and what makes or breaks them. I love the concept of how challenges and changes brings opportunity to unlearn existing thinking and learn new ways. Events that create opportunity for change is also one of my favourites things.
Helping people to adopt and go through change drives me. I enjoy it when someone, who comes to work tired and depressed all of a sudden, one day says: “I have never been this happy at work”; and mean it.
I am an issue extinguisher! In my personal life too! I really enjoy people, however enjoy spending time with myself. I love way too hard and have a list of about 3 people that I dislike in my entire existence. Hard working comes naturally for me, however I do have a lot to still learn in this journey.
Born Agile !! 🙂 (kidding).
I am Firm Believer and driver of “As an aspiring Agilist I believe volunteering to be a great opportunity to give back and to further broaden your Agile knowledge, engage with a community which enables you to continuously learn and network with like-minded individuals. Everyday is a learning curve and what better way to learn than to volunteer your time.
Here to make a valuable difference and contribution in people’s lives and the agile community.
I am currently an agile coach at FNB Core Banking Applications. I have been actively following agile practices since being formally trained upon joining FNB in 2014. My coaching journey was accelerated by a two year mentoring programme of intensive learning and practice with agile42. At present we are assisting a department of approximately 1400 people on their learning journey towards agility. Our day job involves coaching teams, leading change, developing skills and coach self-development.