Being able to contribute to the Galaxy programme, which involves the removal of Huawei equipment from the UK’s 5G Mobile network has been one of my favourite projects I’ve worked on so far. As part of this project, myself and another colleague created a community for all the teams within the wider project, with the purpose of supporting their journey in adopting agile practices into their ways of working. We planned regular sessions with guest speakers, (internal and external), book reviews, question sessions with agile coaches etc. We hope that by introducing a variety of types of sessions, there will be something of benefit to every person, no matter their learning style.
From the offset, the attendance was far higher than we ever imagined and knowing that I played a significant part in creating something that provides value by guiding my colleagues through a big change, is such a rewarding feeling. Being given free rein on such a large project was a great experience and I learnt a lot from it. Even though I have since rotated into a new team, the community sessions are still going strong and knowing that I did the groundwork to build it up to what it is now, is such a nice feeling.