As the New Year unfolds, I feel so blessed to be living out my dream of becoming an Improvement Coach as part of the Pyxis family.
Less than a month into this amazing journey, I am astounded by my wonderful teammates. Their Agile skills are wonderfully advanced and they are already teaching me so much. The Pyxissians I have had the pleasure of meeting so far are brilliant and highly certified; capable of leading Agile software development and providing certification courses to others. They are truly leaders in this field! I feel privileged to be a part of this network built on supporting one another.
At first I was intimidated and anxious to become more like them, to leverage my passion for people and continuous improvement, to match them certification for certification. I am rising to that challenge; I am already ramped up to deliver approved courses and will add the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification to my years of experience in February. I am ready to stand among them.
But I am starting to ask myself if my larger mission may be different from theirs:
- What if my mission is simpler?
- What if my mission is less academic?
- What if my mission is to demystify Lean and Agile?
- What if my mission is to excite people and start them on the same journey I have been following for years?
I am beginning to feel that my mission is complementary to that of my brilliant Pyxis colleagues. While they are the professors and purveyors of higher knowledge, I want to be more like the favourite grade school teacher that introduces the fascinating subjects of human nature; the teachings of a variety of schools of change management and continuous improvement and the feeling of pure joy one feels from moving a team forward.
Maybe a simpler mission or an invitation to everyone to start the journey!!
I believe that we subconsciously apply Agile principles every day of our lives. Imagine where we could go if we learned to apply it intentionally. I believe in imPROVEment for everyone. I want to be the “Everyday Agilist”.
I hope you will come back to read to my future blog posts and join me on my journey as the “Everyday Agilist”!