Categories: Dave Prior, drunken pm radio, drunkenpm, Kid Cedek, Merchi Reyes, Product Owner, project manager, Reluctant Agilist, Scrum, Scrum Master, ScrumMaster
Q: How do I get a job as a Project Manager, Product Owner, or ScrumMaster if I have no experience?
This is a question I get asked almost weekly. People are looking for their first gig or trying to figure out what to say in an interview, or just convince themselves they are qualified to do the job. One of the biggest elements of getting your first gig is understanding how the work you have done can be reframed or reevaluated to demonstrate to yourself and others that you actually do have the experience.
This episode of the podcast is an interview with Merchi Reyes. Merchi is outgoing and engaging and he comes from a background that, at first glance, may seem like it has nothing to do with leading teams and project work. And yet, as you’ll hear in the interview, his experience hurling gum into the crowds at Lollapalooza, spinning records as a DJay in Las Vegas, and leading crews who would clean up fallen trees after massive storms, all helped him get a job as a ScrumMaster and Product Owner.
Merchi is a fascinating, engaging guy. I hope you are as inspired but this interview as I am.