After my first full week at beLithe, I feel immersed in the environment. I was able to attend a fast class on Agile, as well as doing the pre-work that went along with it. I cannot say that I am an expert on the subject but I have learned lots.
This week was all about learning agile. I have learned that agile can be applied to many different systems. Although I did not notice at first, I have been working in an agile framework. I work independently, without the constant interruption of a manager, and off a backlog list. This allows me to focus on each objective without pressure or stress of a manager constantly checking up on my progress. I only have to focus on the final product of each objective, which is personally enjoyable. It also doesn’t waste anyone’s time.
I have learned a lot about how I work, personally, throughout the past two weeks. I like to work on something until it is finished, take a break, and then get started on my next objective. This independence in work has forced me to utilize my time wisely. I know that since I don’t have a manager constantly checking up on me, I should be responsible and check in with myself, making sure that I do good work. While this is a system I enjoy, I also have to remember that communication is key. When I don’t understand something or I’m not sure where I am going, to always ask for advice and look for guidance.
Learning about agile and its benefits has been rewarding to my work ethic. I feel more responsible and motivated to get more work done. I want to carry this attitude through the rest of the summer as well as wherever I go.