Hello, it’s me, Jana! The four weeks of Anna-Lena and me in Munich are over. The time was running so fast it’s unbelievable. We were able to gain many new experiences as well at work as in our spare time. Together with the Product Owner Moritz Mahler of the Team 9 of the Business Unit Order Manager, I was able to experience the everyday life within a scrum team. All meetings were held in English, at the beginning this was very unusual for me, but now it is completely normal. However, sometimes it is quite difficult to change from German to English, so that sometimes it happened that you suddenly started talking to your German colleagues in English. Besides writing new user stories for the TecAlliance solution “Warranty & Returns”, I could participate in all meetings, including the Backlog Refinement. In the Backlog Refinement, the user stories are explained by the product owner and afterwards everyone in the team can ask questions about each user story. I had the chance to present the User Stories I wrote myself and answer all questions about them. Furthermore, I was also allowed to participate in a customer meeting for the product “Warranty & Returns” developed by Team 9. This was my first customer meeting. It was very interesting to see how such an appointment works and above all I was surprised how relaxed the conversation was in the end. After the appointment there was a typical Bavarian meal for everyone, namely white sausage with pretzel and sweet mustard.
We also used our weekends to explore Munich. Besides typical tourist activities like visiting the German Museum, the Munich Residence and the Toy Museum, we also spent an afternoon at the Munich Zoo. There we met Timon and Pumba among others.
All in all, it was an exciting and instructive time for us, which we will gladly look back on in the future. The great advantage of a rotation to another location is to get to know other areas and colleagues of the TecAlliance. This makes it much easier to find the right contact person for subsequent tasks.