14 August 2006

Transitions

A number of months back a posting on the XP Job list caught my eye. It was for an Agile Coach position with one of the companies at the tip of the agile spear, so to speak.

Despite the fact that I have been an independent consultant for over 12 years now, I thought that it was an interesting enough opportunity that I should look into it. So, off went my resume. I heard back from them after a day or two, and we did some interviews over the phone. Next thing I know, I'm on a plane to the Bay Area with a Led Zeppelin song in my head (that would be Goin' to California for the younger readers! ;) ).

After my first real interview since about 1990 or 1991, I was set for a bit of contract work over the summer. During that work, I was officially offered an Agile Coach position, and I accepted it.

So I'm quite pleased to announce that, beginning in September, I will be an employee of Industrial Logic!

It's with mixed emotions that I'll be closing up the store, if you will, for Mayford Technologies. I started the company shortly after I had heard about Extreme Programming, and have ridden the highs and lows of the agile adoption curve here in Ottawa. I have tried (and I hope succeeded) to get Agile on the map here, and will certainly still be involved in the local Agile community.

It has been a good run for the past 6 years with Mayford, but it's time to move on to bigger and better things and this position with Industrial Logic is certainly that.

Many thanks to all who have helped me to get to this point - you're too numerous to mention - and I'm really looking forward to being the local presence for a great company with great products and Agile training services.