Whilst on the hunt for his next project Steven stumbled across Design Industries. Having completed a Bachelor in Commerce and Administration and majoring in Marketing and International Business Steven has always immersed himself within the business sector work environment. With experience as a Business Adviser in New Zealand to a Marketing & Business Manager in the UK and a National Account Manager Steven then found himself at Design Industries.
“Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while,
you could miss it!”…Ferris Beuller
According to Steven these are words to live by.
Communication is Key
With an inquisitive thirst for IT knowledge and development Steven maintains his daily routine by checking his Personal Action Plan in Confluence followed by a Resource Meeting (Confluence / JIRA) and then the daily Team Stand-up meeting. Having constant internal and external communication plays a vital part in the rest of Steven’s day as he works through various Project Action Plans and depending on priorities actions various issues ensuring the velocity for each client. As his role as Digital Account Manager at Design Industries for just under a year, Steven’s tenaciousness and problem solving skills sees him always accessible to his clients whether it be over the phone or Atlassian’s HipChat.
When Steven isn’t working away at ensuring his clients are up to speed on their progress, budgets and various sprints you could find him enjoying a cold beer or two watching the Cricket, Rugby and Motorsport. If you can’t find him enjoying these variety of sports you could also catch him attending rock concerts and music festivals whenever possible – generally the heavier the better when it comes to rock/metal (sorry to the Beliebers and the Directioners).
Go the All Blacks!
Engaging agile methodologies, Steven believes that his scrum planning can be influenced by his National Rugby side. Maybe it’s being a middle child that makes Steven such a dependable and courteous individual or his experiences living and working abroad but one thing’s for sure he is very proud to be a New Zealander!
Choosing the ability to fly would be Steven’s super hero power if he had the option as he loves to travel but can’t stand long haul flights!