Last year, I had a vision to simplify savings and make budgeting more visual and flexible. My school coaches endorsed the idea and I was able to find an organization called CEBUD that specialized in budgeting and financial stress. They were excited to work on the project with me and we quickly gained the attention of BIZ Flanders, the organization responsible for creating the Wakosta mobile application.
As the SCRUM master of the project, my main responsibilities were to lead and manage the development team, ensure that the project was running smoothly and efficiently, and to act as a liaison between the team and the stakeholders. One of my key tasks was to lead the daily stand-up meetings, where the team would discuss progress and any issues that needed to be addressed. I also facilitated the sprint planning, review, and retrospective meetings, which helped the team stay on track and make adjustments as needed. I was also responsible for managing the project's backlog, which involved prioritizing tasks and ensuring that the team had a clear understanding of what was expected of them. Another important responsibility was to remove any obstacles that the team may encounter during the development process, to ensure that the project was progressing as planned. I also had to work closely with the stakeholders, such as CEBUD and BIZ Flanders, to ensure that their needs were being met and that they were satisfied with the progress of the project.
However, issues arose with the original developer. The framework and libraries were outdated, and it became impossible to write the expansion due to the workload and legal concerns. Despite the setbacks, I am grateful for the opportunity to work on this project and the skills I was able to gain as the SCRUM master. I am excited to see what the future holds for the Wakosta app and similar projects.
In conclusion, The Wakosta App Expansion project was a great opportunity to work on a financial app and learn the skills of leadership and delegation. Although we faced some challenges, I believe that the potential of the Ionic framework for financial apps is huge, and I hope to see more innovative projects in this field in the future.