Thank you for closure

I have to admit, that interaction the other day was impactful. It forced me to not just ‘think’ about the job, but work through the emotions that were attached to the thing.
It was painful.
Not the work. The disrespect.
It wasn’t something that happened overnight, it took years. But the seeds were sown early on.
It was a good thing to run into my former team member.
It is nice to be moving forward with something new and exciting with an entirely clean slate.

No planning for you…

Good news is, I need not worry about the challenges around planning as I was informed yesterday that my last day will be next Friday.

Bad news is, now I MUST find a new job and quickly, if at all possible. My husband has a job, but he doesn’t get paid very well. I have stuck around, longer than I should have because the pay was fair. I am not over-paid by any means, but the commute wasn’t awful and I really did care for the team I had been instrumental in building over the last 6 years. We were finally doing things and I was enjoying my role, for the most part again, but all good things must come to an end.

Callout to anyone who might know of any positions for a Scrum Master in the greater Seattle area – preferably on the east side.

I failed!

Agile checklist item number one – I failed. Not for lack of trying.

The way I read Agile – it is bottom up assistance.  ‘Hey Scrum master I need ‘blah’.’ The servant-leader scrum master takes care of it.

Here’s where I failed. I didn’t have support from up the foodchain. Kind of sad really that I can’t have the same space, every week, every day, so we can build predictability into our processes.

Quite frankly, without that next level of support, I am doomed to fail!  <sigh>