Our featured Maven of February is Courtney Claussen, a Principal Consultant focused on project management and practicing Agile methodology to facilitate client relationships. Learn more about Courtney as a connoisseur of running and rowing at OrangeTheory Fitness and expert Scrum Master and Product Owner at Maven Wave.
Q: What does a typical day look like for you?
A: Mornings are generally the busiest as we try to capitalize on the overlap that we have with the team in India so there are meetings, demos, conversations around requirements – you name it. In the afternoon it tends to be a little quieter and that is when I start to focus on deliverables, project management activities, product design, and delivery roadmaps. Most days are started and finished the same way though – with conversations on delivery with members of the India team.
Q: Describe one quality you think is important to have in your role.
A: Adaptability. Things can go a million different directions on a project and you have to be able to adapt to the changing environment to remain successful.
Q: What activities or hobbies do you enjoy doing when you leave the office?
A: I’m an OrangeTheory Fitness junkie and you can find me there at least 4 days a week. Outside of that I love traveling and try to visit at least one new state and one new country a year.
Q: Why do you think a Maven stands out in a crowd?
A: Energy. The people at Maven Wave have an energy about them that comes from enjoying the work we do and the people we work with – it can’t be replicated elsewhere and makes MWP a unique place to work or do business.
Q: Share with us what excites you most about the work you do.
A: My team! I could not ask for a better team and their positive attitudes and dedication to the client, the project, and each other makes doing my job incredibly enjoyable.
Q: How do you measure success?
A: I measure success through how a team grows throughout the life of an engagement. Meeting deadlines and delivering on an engagement is necessary, but the success is that much sweeter when you get to watch your team grow both personally and professionally throughout the course of an engagement.
Q: Choose one word to describe yourself.
Hear more about Courtney’s passion for people and the work she does by watching her Maven Monday video below!
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