About

Hi. My name is Reiner Gärtner. I am a Scrum Master, a Product Owner, and a "true" digital native since 1988. I live in Jewells in the Greater Newcastle area (read on).


Latest posts

Jun. 13, 2021

Looking For Partners In Crime?

Okay, I might have to make clear that I do not intend to rob a bank. Although, following the Newcastle and Lake Mac overheating housing market, it is tempting. But let’s face it: It takes courage, commitment, agility, and many skills to rob a bank. I might lack the criminal element needed to succeed, but I am really keen to find local “partners in crime“ (rather “partners in business“); people who are aligned and driven by their purpose, who learned and earned to respect and trust blindly, and who truly work as a multi skilled team.

Jun. 3, 2021

Scrum Parent

I have been thinking a lot about the role of a Scrum Master. What I know is that I do not want to fill the role mechanically, as learned from a book. There is much more to it: I want to be a parent of a team. Emphasis is on “parent“ and on “team“. Obviously, each parent has a different parenting style. Young parents have to find themselves in their role, some do what their parents did (and they hate themselves for flipping back to the old style but can’t help), others try several parenting styles in a more or less agile way (they receive lots of feedback from their kids and external stakeholders such as schools).

May. 2, 2021

Just W.A.I.T.

Although I haven’t worked as a journalist for a while, there will be always a strong journalist heart pumping in my body. I love to learn, understand topics, grasp the essence and to find out what makes people tick. In the early days as a journalist I prepared many questions for my interviews. I believed in the power of smart questions. But I wasn’t experienced — or agile — enough to change my interviewing plan.

And there is even more to explore: read on.

Projects

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