The Project

Designing, building, and racing a hydrogen race car. A boys dream come true! But also the start of a different path than expected. In my second year at Forze I oversaw the progress and well-being of the team, and learned that I love to work on things that make people thrive .

  • year2015-2017
  • clientForze Hydrogen Racing Team
  • natureTeam effort
  • what I didPlanning, KanBan, Standups, Retrospectives, Team Improvements

Problem Scenario

Racing has always made the most of human capability and technology. The creation of stories, sometimes even legends. However, racing is also a means of promoting technology. Hydrogen seems to be a promising alternative to fossil fuels. Can a hydrogen race car get people excited for hydrogen?

My work as "Team Daddy"

I was a part-time exterior designer and producer for Forze in the year before. My second year saw me as Technical Manager, facilitator to the team's performance. Being akin to a Scrum Master, I hosted daily standups and kept track of the team's progress and well being. I established a GitHub based backlog for design development, created tools to organise planning and progress, and hosted retrospectives together with an external consultant. Also, I experimented with improvements for communication.

VISION AS TECHNICAL MANAGER   Being the catalyst to a team that functions efficiently, effectively, and warmly.

MY TEAM ABOUT ME   "A little bit of Oscar is all you need to get back on track"

KEY INSIGHT   I thought I should motivate people, but only much later I understood that it is about creating conditions that trust and support their motivation.

During these two years, I learned alot about what I like and don't like, what I'm good at and where I need to improve. But most importantly? I made ten friends for life.

Three things I've learned

  1. Engineers and designers think, talk, and care about different things.
  2. I thought I should motivate people, but only much later I understood that it is about creating conditions that trust and support their motivation.
  3. I love thinking about and working towards solutions that make people thrive

MORE WORK

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