I am starting a series of blog posts that will cover my experiences as an architect/team lead/dev lead (insert phrase for guy that is in charge of bag of poo) over the last 10 years. I say that not as a badge of honor but as a statement of I’ve been around a few projects.
The series will cover the following areas of observations:
Those who know me, understand my Izzy-isms. Those who don’t, I explain them like this; I am not a smart man so I need to draw correlations to daily life. To do that, I use a TON of analogies to fool myself into thinking that I somehow understand what you’re talking about. I also tell lots of stories to help relate the yesterday to the today and the potential tomorrow.
I see life as a very large home building project and throughout it, you will collect different sets of tools that will help you, hurt you, or when used with other tools, make magic. Some author of a book I read called the tools “golden nuggets”. Hopefully I can become a tool in your life :-).
Men can relate to the tools analogy and women hopefully can relate to the home building. We will have dreams of additions, remodels, new and shiny things, pretty paint and fabric. And men think of places to put their stuff, big TV's and places to sit and enjoy our stuff.
Here is your first nugget;
Sometimes I come in before step 1 (strategy). Sometimes around step 4 or 5 (planning, bidding or RFP). Other times I walk in around step 40 (recovery), when you’ve wondered so far off the path or someone you hired took you off the path or worse yet, when someone else calls me in because they see you off the path and you are so far lost, that you don’t even know you’re off the path (bag of poo).
Here we go. 1st stop, About a buck-fiddy.