Today is significant to me.
12 years ago, today, I started working full-time. I tested medical devices, mostly manually, working my way up a ladder to get “Senior” in my title. Towards the end, I dabbled in Agility as a part-time Scrum Master for my team.
6 years ago, today, I changed careers. I was a full-time Scrum Master for a couple of distributed teams, working my way through much learning and self-discovery to get “Agile Coach” as my title. Lately, I’ve dabbled in performance as a podcaster.
Today, I want to mark a new career episode.
In the spirit of vulnerability, I invite you to watch my version 1 of a concept I’m calling “Scrum in 7”. Oh, it’s definitely not smooth – I’ve only run it through once before to a wonderful recruiter who said she found it useful.
From here, though, I iterate. I’m putting it out there and seeing what I can learn – it’s my MVP – it’s my Minimum Viable Performance.
I’m curious as to how it would feel, and how effective it would be, if I broke it up into 1 video per stickie, then created a video that stitched ’em all together using fun bumpers.
I’m curious as to how much Scrum has made a connection with people such that they would be willing to share their story about Scrum’s significance to them in a set of 7, not necessarily 7 stickies, thus growing a hashtag.
I’m curious if this could be refined to start my portfolio of my take on Agile training, demonstrating my ability to deliver content, how I think about Agility, and my personality.
Following my gut, as I like to phrase it (related to Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Pursuit of Curiosity”), has served me very well lately: it’s helped me decide on employment opportunities I should jump on, employment opportunities I should promptly ignore, networking events I should this time go out of my way to do, work projects with timely effects, personal projects with timely fulfillment, and generally the next best steps.