23. Feb 2024

In focus: the movers and shakers behind agility

How do you come up with the idea of becoming an agile project manager? We asked Robin and he was happy to answer.

Sabine Goetz Agile Project Manager

Surname:

Robin Fleischer

Position:

Junior Agile Project Manager

Age:

27

Training:

Bachelor Business Informatics

“It’s the perfect mix of innovation, requirements and team spirit that I like here.”

Robin, tell us a bit about yourself. How did you come to SHOPMACHER and what made you decide to join our team?

I found out about SHOPMACHER at a careers day at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen. The professional appearance and the exciting projects immediately appealed to me. After further research and a positive online job interview, I started as a working student and stayed on after completing my degree in business informatics. It’s the perfect mix of innovation and team spirit that keeps me here.

What did your path to becoming an agile project manager look like? Were there any particular experiences or people who inspired you along the way?

I am still a junior project manager, but the journey so far has been rewarding. Initially, I accompanied our Head of Development, Carsten, to workshops and learned an incredible amount about communication and the technical background of e-commerce solutions in the support team. This experience, combined with the subsequent work in the project team, solidified my passion for project management.

Can you give us an insight into your everyday life? What excites you most about your work?

Working from home most of the time, I work closely with the Senior Project Manager, organizing, managing and communicating both internally and with our customers. The development of solutions and the structured preparation of customer requirements inspire me every day.

What challenges do you face in everyday life and how do you deal with them?

The biggest challenges are capacity distribution and checking customer requirements. It is important to me not only to fulfill requirements, but also to critically question their meaning and impact. By asking many questions and clearly structuring our customer communication, we ensure that we always offer the best solutions and ultimately implement them.

How would you describe the teamwork and corporate culture at SHOPMACHER?

Cooperation within the team is characterized by good communication. We are constantly working on optimizing our processes through retros. The freedom I have and the friendly atmosphere in the team make working here special.

How does SHOPMACHER support your personal and professional development?

My development is supported and encouraged through regular roadmap discussions. My aim is to manage projects independently and to further expand my knowledge of project management and technical expertise. A role as a consultant also appeals to me for the future.

Are there any trends that particularly interest you?

I am generally fascinated by automation options that make my work as a project manager easier. I also see the use of AI, for example to support the preparation and optimization of user stories, as extremely useful and enriching.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?

Be organized, communicative and tech-savvy. Here at SHOPMACHER, you learn something new every day, grow with your tasks and can make a big difference.

Besides work, what excites you? Do you have any hobbies or passions that you would like to share with us?

To clear my head, I play soccer four times a week – I love the competition and the team game. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family at the favorite barista in town.

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