A while back I made kind of a big deal about getting back into the technical arena and putting away my manager hat.
Fortunately, I didn’t toss it too far aside.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in almost 15 years at EMC it’s that change isn’t disruptive to the status quo, it is the status quo.
Everything I said I was doing before, I’m still doing. I’m wearing a lot of hats right now. My small development team has grown as it takes on more responsibility, and I find myself playing the roles of Scrum Master, Technical Lead, and Development Manager. Somewhere in all that I’m trying to individually contribute technically as well, but that is at the bottom of the list.
The other thing that keeps falling off the list is contributing to “the conversation” (both internally at EMC and externally on twitter and in people’s blogs). I’m afraid that is going to be an uncomfortable reality while I try to wrap my arms around all these roles and make sure my own commitments aren’t being missed. Try not to do too much without me :).
It’s a great place to be, in the thick of the action, surrounded by good people. I’m never bored, I’ll say that much!