Meet Merix: Kasia - Project Manager

    I think that it's about time you meet Kasia, who is a member of the Project Managers and Product Owners team. I have to admit that it was quite hard to get interesting (and catchy;)) information about Kasia. I know that scandal and drama are what you are waiting for. But this time you won't probably get diddly squat. She is rather a private person, so my little birds were simply outclassed. You will see it while reading the article - Kasia does not like to talk about herself. As you can see, she's a real sportsgirl. She also has to love travelling because I've heard that she visited such awesome places as Morocco or Norway (probably) where she went fishing with her bro. I also learned that Kasia is a secretive en photographer! We're waiting for your coming out when you will show us your pics, Kasia! I heard only one nasty rumour - apparently, Kasia fell in love with Radek (one of our Project Managers) who dumped her, so she was following him and applied to Merixstudio because of him. Now they are sitting opposite to each other, and from time to time Kasia is watching Radek. But looking at the author of this rumour, I'm sure it was jealous speaking ;) Meet Kasia!
  • Tell us something about yourself.
    Hi, my name is Kasia, and I totally don’t like talking about myself.
  • What are your main responsibilities at Merxistudio?
    I’m a Project Manager, which means that I care about a project given to me by the client. I’m trying to achieve defined objectives as best I can. My goal is to meet the expectations of clients.
  • What is important to you while working?
    I start out every day at work with opening my mailbox and reading all the emails I got. Then I update my to-do list at that date. After that, all I’m left with is a hard work :)
  • Tell us something about your beginnings in the company.
    Well, I remember my first day at Merixstudio. At the same time, Piotrek (PM) and Mateusz (QA) also joined the team. We got the tour through the office and went through a few formal issues as well as an onboarding. We even got the office’s map, what was really helpful! Add a lunch with Team Leader in one of my favourite places and you’ll get a really nice first day at the new job. In fact, I would be happy to do it once again ;)
  • What have you learned while working in Merixstudio?
    I’ve learned that I can enjoy warm and friendly relationships with a client, have the same goal with them and work together to achieve it.
  • What do you like the most about Merixstudio?
    The openness. There is no right way to do something. At Merixstudio, if you have a great idea and you can prove that it’ll work and be valuable, you have a green light. It’s really great because it shows that anyone of Merix folks can share their knowledge and experience and in a result, they help both other employees as well as the company to develop.
  • What was the biggest challenge you faced while working at the Merixstudio?
    I’m half-joking but memorizing all the names was really hard ;)
  • What cool things have you worked on at Merixstudio?
    Hmmm… A redesign we are working on for the client who has a very specialised website. That’s all I can tell you now about the project :)
  • When did you make a decision that you want to work in IT?
    I took my first professional steps in manufacturing industry when I fell in love with Lean Manufacturing. For a second I thought about catching up on the knowledge of management of the production, but I started working in IT branch. Then I discovered Agile and realised that it has a lot in common with Lean Manufacturing. The only difference is that IT is continuously developing. What more, lines of code fascinated me - I think that software development suits me better than production machines.
  • What do you think is most difficult (and most interesting) in your work as a Project Manager?
    The most difficult? How to explain what I’m doing at work to my mom ;) And the most interesting is working with people. I’m thinking here about both clients and teammates - you never quite know what you're going to get.
  • The first thing you do when you arrive at the office.
    I open my MacBook, check out my mailbox and if everything’s OK, I get a fresh coffee :)
  • iOS or Android?
  • What do you do in your free time?
    I like actively spending time, and still, I rest.
  • The best hero from your childhood is…
    One of the Polish horsemen - I can’t say which one because we know each other now and I’ll feel embarrassed if he found out that I dreamt about him when I was little girl ;)
  • Where is your favourite place in Poznań?
    There is not one particular place. I love areas around Poznan’s lakes - the ones where I can play beach volleyball or ride a bike. Besides, parks, where I can go on skating, are great too - I recommend Wartostrada! Every place where delicious food and excellent coffee is served and I can have a good time with my friends is on my favourites list. It’s up to the weather!
  • Beer or vodka?
  • Sports?
    Horseback riding - I’ve spend half of my young life in stables. Besides, the most of board-sports are most welcome delights: snowboard, surfing, wakeboard. I’m rather a sportsgirl than just a watcher. Series are for watching, not sports ;)
  • Dog or cat?
    Definitely dog. However, kittens are just a little bit less cool than doggos.
  • Which website do you visit the most?
    I think it could be Google.
  • Favorite app.
    Pocket currently. Often I find cool things when I can’t take the time to them. Then I quickly save them with one click and go back to them when I have time. The great thing is that I can use the app offline. Although there are not many places where you need to do something offline, it can be helpful for example when you’re travelling by plane, or you’re trapped on the desert island :)
  • The light or dark side?
    The dark one… always!
  • If you could only visit one website for the rest of your life, what site would that be?
    Google? :) Of course, with the assumption that I can go to another site.
  • If you could have your dream job, what it would be?
    The challenging one, definitely. My dream job should be the one thanks to which I can constantly developing myself and required constant changes, optimisations etc. (these are leftovers from the time when I was fascinated by manufacturing). What is more, the job should include working with people and solving business’ problems. This is what I want to do for most of the year. The rest I’d love to spend somewhere in the Alps as a snowboard instructor or surfing coach who can teach people how to surf anywhere in the blue ocean.
  • Four things you would like to bring to a desert island with you…
    ...after all, I would bring four friends.

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