Job Digital Lab with ING Italia: Federica Miggiano explains why she chose a “job that didn’t exist”
“A study published a few years ago stated that 80% of the jobs that there will be in 2030 still do not exist. And it happened to me, too. My job did not exist in its present form when I went to university, ten years ago.”
Federica Miggiano, an agile coach at ING Italia, tells us about her professional adventure at the Milan event.
With the help of Nicoletta Vulpetti, who loves identity stories, we have enriched the third edition of the educational programme developed with ING Italia with the stories of the protagonists of personal and community changes.
The payoff of Job Digital Lab is “training to get back in action.”
In my life, there was a precise moment in which I decided to face a challenge.
I remember it well.
I worked in a multinational telecommunications agency and found out about agile coaches. I was struck.
I wondered whether it was the right road to undertake and whether I should abandon everything I had done until then. Ok, not exactly abandon. It was more like baggage I could keep, but I had to decide to set aside the technical product development part and dedicate myself to methods and processes.
An agile coach, in fact, is like a coach for individuals, teams, and organisations who helps them apply agile methods. These are an infinite set of methods, practices and tools to help groups develop products and services of value with maximum quality.
And so, I had to decide what to do with my future.
Three figures inspired me. The first was my boss. Then, my mentor, another agile coach, who guided me on this new adventure. And the third was me. I accepted the challenge and found the courage to grasp this opportunity without fear or thinking about what might come next.
Some people told me to beware, that I might fail. My answer was always the same: there is no turning back. Nobody can oblige us to take a road we don’t like. Now, many years have passed. I’m an agile coach. It’s my profession. I evolve every day. I learn every day. And I know I have taken the right road.
Digital tools are fundamental in this profession. Not just the tools themselves, but the attitude to change that digital evolution brings with it.
A study published a few years ago stated that 80% of the jobs that there will be in 2030 still do not exist. And it happened to me, too. My job did not exist in its present form when I went to university, ten years ago.
More than technical notions per se, we must develop what is referred to as a digital mindset. We must become flexible and malleable to be able to grasp the opportunities provided by the future.
And change direction if a road no longer satisfies us.