|My Philosopher's journey continues|
Three years, I left a consumer foods company as a programmer to become an architect. My credentials as a scrum master gave me a leg up from the other candidates. Quickly, I noticed that my new leadership had other plans for me. Soon, I was leading a team of developers as a scrum master. I was certain that change would come quickly and that the team would be kicking butt and taking names. I was wrong.
I had to drop a few authoritarian traits I had picked up over the years. I had to read numerous pieces of literature helping me expand my knowledge about agile and scrum. I spent plenty of late nights working with the developers fixing bugs. Finally, I had to confront the reality that I did not have all the answers. It was humbling and a necessary experience.
Today, I am a few years older and wiser. I am a much better scrum master than I was three years ago. Joining LSC Communications, I will not only be a scrum master but also coach for other teams in the organization. It should be a valuable experience.
The philosopher Heraclitus said we could never set foot in the same river twice. As I am about to cross over into another unexplored territory, I can say that I am not the same scrum master I was three years ago and I am ready for the challenge ahead of me.
Until next time.