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Stacey Taurah
Senior Agile Delivery Lead
Nimble Approach
WHAT DO YOU DO?

I work with businesses to help them become more effective in delivering to the customer. A big focus is on learning and using this to move forward. A lot of the ‘doing’ is underpinned by culture, and I try and help people understand how to let this thrive.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Coaching
  • Teaching and Mentoring
  • Facilitation
  • Stakeholder management
  • Listening
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

It's hard to choose just one moment as each brings its Moments of ‘Wow’. But I think it's the transition to the role I'm in now with it being a consultancy, the pace at which there are opportunities to learn and teach are vast and it makes each day interesting.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

I have a degree in Forensic science and specialised as a DNA expert for 7 years, I then began testing our systems to aid with movement forwards from a software perspective and came across testing - scrum - Agile …. And now here we are.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

Problem solving - I enjoy helping people reach their goals and what better way than with technology. This field is growing rapidly which means loads of opportunities for reflection, change and improvement. I’ve also had some great female role models too :)

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

Understand what you want to achieve and will the role get you there? Ultimately research the role and try it. You won't know until you dive in. Stereotypes are changing so don’t ever let this stop you. There are plenty of us on hand to help and guide and mentor.


I AM...
PASSIONATE
PERSONABLE
CREATIVE