As many of you know from Twitter and other events, I’ve recently joined Rally as an agile coach, allowing me to engage with a much broader range of teams and contexts as I help guide people towards more effective and satisfying ways of providing meaning and value to their organizations. In the early years of my career, I was lucky in that I was exposed to a great many contexts that often were wildly different from engagement to engagement. As I progressed in my understanding, I began to recognize the value of the perspectives I gained from exploring these different environments. This knowledge allowed me to change my approach to my career, letting me seek out roles and situations that would accelerate this exposure, leading to my explorations of the product development environment as an employee of CSI and later Inkubook. Recognition that Indianapolis was not able to provide the wide exposure I desired led me to take on my role at EMC Consulting, allowing me visibility into many very large organizations over the last eighteen months.
Rally is the next natural step on my path. Coaching with Rally will offer me the continued opportunity to engage with larger companies at the right level to see entire systems and how they work. I’m excited, and I look forward to the stories I will be able to tell, and the ones I won’t…
To those who read this, thank you for your support and guidance over the last 167 posts! This is the new home for Rediscovering the Obvious, and it’s probably very obvious that it’s very much a work in progress. First step is a reasonable theme, then the various plugins and useful things for both myself and visitors. Only then will I start taking the time to try and clean up the older posts, with the expectation that the code blocks will take the most time; I’m hoping styles will take care of the rest of the mess in a reasonable way. Comments are lost, as are my previous view counts (a handful of posts are pushing 1800 views with most posts getting around 500). Thus ends the tale of my conversion from Community Server to WordPress.
Finally, I’d like to offer a very special appreciation to two people.
Michael Ruminer, owner and host of manicprogrammer.com, I appreciate you for making blogging very easy over the last few years.
Bernardo Heynemann, friend and fellow architect over the years, I appreciate you for getting me off my lazy ass 167 posts ago and getting me to put my thoughts on the web. I have gained far more than I ever would have expected, and I owe you.