Chasing Rainbows?

My life feels a little circular these days. Two job changes in four months.

During both searches, I asked myself the same questions.

  1. Limit my search to [agile] shops?
    • Yes.
  2. What do I mean by [agile]?
    • Scrum project management with the XP discipline.
    • Empowered, accountable product owners.
    • Collaboration and reflection.
    • User-centered product development.

Why such a narrow search?

  • I want to accomplish something.
  • I want to be inspired by my work and my co-workers.
  • I want to be part of a real team
  • I want to have fun.
  • I want to balance my work and my personal life.

I don’t claim my criteria are the only way to achieve these ends but they are my path to them.

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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.