intive_People: 5 Questions to Michał Kordas

intive is us. We come from different backgrounds, specialize in multiple fields and use various tools and languages. In this series of short interviews we introduce intive’s professionals by revealing how they work, what they do in their free time, and what drives them in life.

  • Name: Michał Kordas 

  • Location: Wrocław 

  • Role: Scrum Master, Principal Business Designer  

  • Expert at: Agile, organizing project environment and team building   

  • Favorite app: Don’t have one. I like productivity apps like Trello or Miro    

  • Currently watching: Football, always football   

  • Currently reading: A lurking genius – 21 stories about Janusz Gajos, stories about a legendary Polish actor 

What do you enjoy the most about being a Scrum Master? 

I definitely enjoy working directly with people, building and developing a team, and improving workflows to make the collaboration more effective and pleasant. When I see that something cool is being created, I get a burst of positive energy, which is a very important part of this quite demanding and challenging work. 

What makes a good team? 

It all seems obvious, but it’s not easy: open and effective communication, focus on goals and priorities, engagement, mutual support, diversity of views, maturity of behavior, reasonable leadership, and, of course, lots of fun together. I am lucky to work with a team that has it all - greetings to the whole xarvio project! 

Do you use agile techniques in your personal life? 

Sure! Sometimes even automatically, without much thought, as a natural course of action. All in all, agile - in its essence - is simply a common-sense approach to life. 

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? 

I reset the alarm and continue to sleep! During the week, my hungry son wakes me up, so the first thing I make is breakfast. On the weekends, I allow myself to just lie in bed for a while and think about all the different things I can do with my day off, enjoying the fact that I don't actually have to do anything. 

If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be? 

Normally I would say somewhere in French Polynesia. But now, in the time of covid, when the whole family stays at home 24/7, I am longing for wilderness and peace, anywhere on the planet. Though, I would not last a whole year in a place like this. To be honest, [laugh] probably not even a month!

How can we help you?
Let’s talk.

Get in touch

Do you see yourself
among us? Great!

Join us