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Seven questions to our Team Lead Digital Strategy, Judith
Get to know Judith Erb (Team Lead Digital Strategy, Cologne office), written by Bea Kowol.
Judith Erb joined the team in our Cologne Office in September 2019 and has a four-day week. This also allows her to live her second passion: She is an expert for vintage wedding dresses! Time for a short interview – time for seven questions to our Avenga colleague.
Judith, you have just joined the Avenga team – how have you settled in so far and how was your onboarding?
Intensive! Right at the beginning, I could get to know my project manager colleagues at a team event and prove myself at a round of table tennis. From a technical point of view, I jumped right into the project at the deep end, and thanks to the great support from the colleagues, I didn’t have to swim alone.
What went through your mind when you first began at Avenga?
An office with a view of the cathedral! Awesome. As an immigrant in Cologne, I’ve always been fascinated by this building. But most of all, the different people I met during the informal interviews made an impression. In fact, this was one of the main reasons for choosing Avenga.
What are you working on right now?
I’ve just been allowed to start a new project and accompany one to GoLive. It’s a great challenge and I’m getting to experience many facets of project management. At the same time, I am supporting the team with methods from Design Thinking and Agile Working in workshops and trainings and, establishing myself as a real pain in the neck when it comes to user centricity?
What does agility mean to you?
Agility for me means having a goal in mind, which is achievable in a variety of ways and whose environment I don’t completely know. At the same time, on this journey to the goal, I may need to react to new circumstances or even take new paths. It’s crucial we have a clear goal and that the framework conditions have been firmly established. If this is the case then agile work is feasible and a lot of fun.
Which professional event, barcamp or similar event did you visit last?
I was recently at the Freischwimmer (“free swimmers”) Meetup on the topic “New Work, Agility and Co. – “free swimming” from the Buzzword flood”. A nice exchange with exciting people from the corporate and agency world.
And in private – what do you like to do most in your free time?
Ah well, I am a person with two jobs and fortunately, I enjoy doing both. I like being out in nature with my husband or on adventurous trips, but a a day on the sofa watching a series can also be very relaxing. Apart from this, I enjoy every hour spent with friends, family or my wonderful godchildren.
Marriage or just living together?
Haha. We only recently entered the port of marriage. I think both are good ?
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