Stephan is Team Lead in Software Development, and along with his team was part of Project LHOTSE. Not only did he have a role in the film ‘E-Commerce at OTTO – Come Join The Team!’ but also played the lead in ‘A Day With Stephan’, in which we were allowed to accompany him through his working day as Scrum Master.
As Team Lead I have personal responsibility for my employees. This means a lot of discussions, and permanently accompanying each team member. Besides my current role I was also ‘Development Lead’ in Project LHOTSE, in which I was responsible for software development methodology within the project – this not only concerns technologies and programming languages but also introducing and applying methodologies such as test-driven development and pair programming. And we shouldn’t forget the more administrative tasks such as budget management, or coordinating the cooperation with external service providers and partners. Besides all this I make time for hobbies – Scala, Play! Framework, blogs and reading the news. I like to stay up to date on what’s currently important and what will be important later on.
“Successful” might be going a little too far. We’ve just launched a blog at dev.otto.de where we aim to report on some aspects of software development, architecture and operations. Most of the topics originate from our work on the new e-commerce platform within Project LHOTSE. We’re learning a lot ourselves by reading what others write. Now it’s time to report on our own insights and to pass on what we’ve learned.