Yesterday I started a new chapter in my career. For the last two and a half years I worked on some of the largest Dept. of Defense software projects ever. I helped design, test, and deploy complex procurement solutions. During that time I met some of the best people you could ever meet and had an incredibly rewarding experience. There were certainly significant challenges and times where I wanted to give up along the way, but the people around me helped me to stick to it. I can’t imagine a better place to have spent the last 2+ years.
Today was my first full day at my new job. I will be working at a company called Hobsons. They build software for education. From their website:
Hobsons is dedicated to helping students progress successfully through each stage of the learning lifecycle. We develop software for education that allows students to create personalized academic and career plans based on their goals, interests, abilities, and individual learning styles. Our education solutions enable institutions to reach and connect with students that are the right fit and help them stay on track to achieve their goals.
I will be working as a ScrumMaster — which is sort of like a project manager. If you are interested in learning about what I will be doing, this video gives a great introduction to Scrum and introduces the role of ScrumMaster as well.
I’m very excited to be working in an Agile environment again. The business I’m working for is growing at a very rapid pace and there will be a lot of opportunities to learn and grow in this role.
I am very grateful for the opportunities that Accenture gave me. I will always remember these last couple of years as some of the best times in my life — professionally AND personally.
This should mark the beginning of a significant uptick in blogging for me, so stay tuned!