Tell us more about your career path in Endava
I have been a Project Manager in Endava for 3 years and enjoyed every minute of it, from the daily stand-up meetings, the UAT calls to the production releases. It was during this time I have learned that focusing on work rather than personal gains and constantly developing our skills is in fact, the secret.
I have been a Delivery Manager in Endava since 2015, working daily with clients, teams and Head of Disciplines in delivering high-quality services in the Finance and Insurance sectors.
Both as Project Manager and as Delivery Manager, I discovered a lot about myself.
I like things to be done properly and responsibly. I like things to be straightforward and you can always rely on me to find solutions to the problems, as I’d rather take action than complain. I really enjoy working with people, applying the agile methodology and constantly looking to contribute to the Endava’s culture.
Can you describe a situation that had valuable lessons learned?
In the summer of 2015, we did an architectural review for a company that had several well-established development locations across Europe. We had a very steep team ramp up, arriving at 60 people in a few months, working from 2 different locations and in a wide array of technologies and methodologies varying from Ruby to React, from Java backend to testing and agile consultancy… you name it, we did it.
Along the way, we had our ups and downs, but most importantly we learned from each other and how to value each individual as a unique and valuable team member. We have juniors growing next to seniors, but we also have seniors learning each day from the juniors around them. Determination and a never give up attitude could be the words that define us. Two years later, we are still working side by side with our client, delivering on our promises.
What can you tell us about your life outside of work?
Outside of work, there is not a great difference in terms of who I am. At home or at work, my levels of commitment are the same. I am a father of two wonderful children, which I treasure a lot, and the husband of an amazing woman, who is a constant support in all I do.
I’m very passionate about cars, always being aware of what’s new on the market. Sometimes I paint, but if you have two children, you cannot have many drawings done until one of them comes up with a pencil or brush to ‘help you out’.
As an investment in my personal and professional development, a few years ago, I co-founded the Project Management society in Iasi, a forum suitable for sharing ideas, best practices, knowledge and experiences on Project Management and related domains. We held meet-ups and presentations with other members of the community as we are all driven by the same passion.
Right now, I am more of a silent partner, as my personal life is taking more of my attention, but I will still gladly accept invitations to present interesting study cases in the project management community.