Frank, our Business Analyst in our
Sofia office, has always known how to seek great travels in his life. One of
them even brought him to our family, more than 2000 kilometres away from
Amsterdam, the starting point. Ever since he walked through the doors of our
office, Frank continuously contributed immensely to the growth of the Business
Analysis discipline. Now, without a doubt, he is part of our story and of the
people who have written the very first lines of our Bulgarian chapter. If you’d like to understand
who Frank is, what inspires him and what makes him a great person to work it,
read his story till the end.
How did you start working at Endava and what was your professional path within the company?
After having worked in the Netherlands as a consultant for 15 years, developing and implementing back-office software for private banks, I got the opportunity to continue doing this in the opposite corner of Europe, in Endava’s delivery unit from Sofia. Although I’ve been here for eight years now, ever since the moment I’ve stepped into the office I have been mainly in charge of 2 challenging projects. I see myself as the bridge between the business (stakeholders) and the development team. In previous projects, I had roles like Product Owner, Proxy Product Owner and Business Analyst. This means getting the information from the stakeholders, managing them and bringing the information to the development team. Nonetheless, it is not a one-way street, because the team also comes up with ideas that we then discuss with the stakeholders.
During all this time, Endava has helped me to grow professionally by letting teams operate independently and responsibly. That has also had a direct impact on my own responsibility and my overall role within the team. To this, I can add further career growth opportunities like being a Career Coach which really helped me broaden my soft skills and understand people better.
What drives you at Endava?
"Teamwork" is the most important for me. I believe I encounter it on a daily basis in the work we are doing here, at Endava, but also in broader aspects, stretching from the Business Analysts team to the entire Sofia team and then reaching other Delivery and account group units. People are open and professional, which makes the start of a new project exciting instead of scary. That says everything about our culture. More so, the work we did as a team on the last project brought me pride because the customer recognised our professionalism and entrusted us with many important modules and decisions. The most important lesson I’ve learnt here is that working as a team implies helping each other and acknowledging every success.
How would your colleagues describe you in one sentence?
Most probably my colleagues would say that I am a team player, a knowledgeable person and someone who finds ways to make both the customer and the team proud. I also hope they will say I am funny as well :-)
How would you rate your experience with Endava so far?
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