Meet Manu, our Head of Agile Delivery
The Tech team builds and maintains the Tide app that our members use every day. We’d love for you to meet the people behind the software engineering team – here’s Manu, Agile Delivery Manager at Tide.
👋Hey Manu! Introduce yourself in a sentence.
I’m a geeky guy who is passionate about helping teams deliver amazing products. Maybe using some Lego in between…
What’s your background?
I’m a software engineer, and I graduated from the University of Pisa. I’m a Java and Android developer and I moved to London from Tuscany in 2014. I’ve been an Agile nutcase since 2008 and I started growing a beard as a consequence.
My Italian background prompts me to drink loads of coffee and use hand gestures.
How did you cross paths with Tide? / What made you want to join Tide?
I was contacted by Tide, as they were searching for an Agile Delivery Manager. And I said: “Hey, that’s me!”. From the interview, I knew that Tide had a great culture that I wanted to be part of. Now that I’m here, I can confirm that: we are a great bunch of people!
What’s your typical working day?
I like the smell of stand-ups in the morning. I usually spend some time facilitating, preparing and following up on Scrum meetings, preparing models for organisational change, and from time to time I run interactive workshops for the Tide team. Oh, and Jira. And coffee.
What’s your favourite Tide feature?
The receipt management, I think it really helps members to save time and stay organised.
What’s the most interesting challenge you’ve came across since you joined Tide?
Coming up with a proposal for an organisational design that will allow us to scale and still keep our agility. A difficult, but very interesting challenge.
Favourite desk snack?
Brazil nuts, prosciutto, cheese and protein bars.
What’s your hidden talent?
If it’s hidden, shouldn’t it stay like that? 🙂
Something not many people know is that I am a decent singer and skier.
When you’re not at Tide, what’s your favourite thing to do?
Running and going to the gym, reading, watching sci-fi and horror films, and long walks in the countryside.