I’m somewhere between Anne the Architect, and Gerald the Generalist. A David of a couple of decades’ experience, Ivanning out on occasion, now mostly sitting among Ivans and working on their interactions with Elliots. But I still love hanging out with Daves - they’re my homies.
Frequently, some Elliot will ask me to “go make X happen” - when X is something the org doesn’t really know how to do, and needs to learn about PDQ. Other times, it’s “Go fix Y”. Y is usually hairy, misbehaved, and has horrid table manners. Other times still, I just find my own trouble. I’m good at that. I’m a knowledge door-kicker, a silo saboteur, an agent of change and mischief.
After dealing with quite a few agile dysfunctions, and benefiting from a few winning agile plays (mostly of the very unorthodox - nay, iconoclastic - variety), I figured that most of what I do is promote business agility up and down the organisation.
I hope to get a few of my “am I crazy, or…” answers here, to avail myself to the wheels people have come up with before me, so as to not have to reinvent them, and to provide comedic relief, iconoclasm on demand, and whatever experience I can contribute to my fellow insurgents.