We’re happy to introduce Ted Gaydos as he joins AgileScout as an Executive Contributor.
My goal is to help people become better at what they do at work and who they are as individuals. I think agile is a form of personal transformation. The greatest asset a company has is its people. You can have all the structure, process and controls in place. Without people to challenge the status quo a company will never reach its full potential.
I started my working career in environmental science. The day-to-day activity of a service based laboratory led me to my first taste of agile using lean manufacturing techniques and short, fast feedback loops. I now focus on IT with a side of agile and have served from entry-level programmer to CIO. I have been writing software for about 10 years and enjoy every moment of it. I currently serve as a team lead and software developer of web applications.
“There is nothing like breaking down complex problem into nice simple solutions that work. I believe in sharing knowledge that helps people become more satisfied with their work and themselves.”
I classify myself as a technologist with empathy. I understand the intricacies in the cold logic of computers. I also try to understand the inner workings and flaws within all of us that write simple yet complex systems and the dichotomy of those two things.
I have a Bachelors in Computer Science and starting work towards a Masters in Applied Psychology. I also hold a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) designation. I believe an agilest is a blended set of technology and humanities experience.
For fun, I like to study my craft by learning new technologies and techniques, applying those ideas to everyday life. I try attending as many conferences in my budget. If I am broke, I will take my dog for a walk or fly an airplane three states over to get a sandwich.