Zana is a Software Engineer and started her journey with Softhouse Bosnien last October when she joined the team as first female IT consultant in the office. In parallel, Zana is finishing her master’s degree on Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Sarajevo. Zana says that the love for her job combined with the right amount of responsibility is the key to managing both work and studies. In February, just a few months after she started her journey, she got a new assignment which included: work on two projects in parallel, new technologies and starting off work with a remote group of mentors and colleagues from Sweden. The both projects develop managerial tools for competence development and resource planning.
In order to get the best possible knowledge transfer and coaching, Zana visited Softhouse in Sweden. Traveling between offices and getting direct advice from professionals is one of the advantages of working in Softhouse. The process of introducing Zana to the new projects was split between two offices: Malmö and Karlskrona. Each of them providing her with tools and mentors: Björn Granvik, Rasmus Letterkrantz, Young Fogelström and John Mogensen.
It was a challenge for me to face the amount of responsibility and many new things: technologies, people, environment, and country. Since I just started working, it was a huge step forward for me, one I did not count on getting as a junior. However, the collaboration with Swedish colleges and the whole process of taking over new projects went great. I always wanted to visit Sweden and because of the way I was welcomed I want to visit Sweden again, Zana says about her experience.
After the education in Sweden Zana now works as a part of the distributed development team. Her workdays include the agile essentials such as daily meetings via Skype, demo presentation after two-week sprints and constant guidance from her mentors.
The process of sharing knowledge and experience is keeping up – now Zana introduces new colleges to the project, practicing her leadership skills along the way, Björn Granvik shares during a meeting.
A new colleague, Orhan Ljubunčić, joined the projects recently and is using his outstanding potential to contribute to the projects.
As a student and a newcomer to the professional business and IT world, I didn’t know what to expect from working in Softhouse. What I got is far more than I hoped for – professional and friendly environment, working on interesting and challenging projects and sharing knowledge with ambitious young people. The projects I am currently working on, Kush and Stardust, contain various aspects that are crucial to IT industry such as popular technologies, agile ways of working and constant verbal and spoken communication with other team members. These things give me numerous ways to develop myself both professionally and as a person in an interesting and fun way, Orhan shares his impressions.
The collaboration of these two young professionals brings value to the company’s delivery every day. But their journey doesn’t stop here, Zana and Orhan are constantly looking for new challenges which we will continue to share with you.