I'm a long-time IT pro, focusing for the past 6+ years on web-centric collaboration, integrating content and project management, and democratizing project portfolio management.
In the interest of making happier nerds, I (eventually) want the individual infoworker, who always has multiple projects going on with multiple teams, to have a comprehensive, integrated, and communications-enabled view of her complete set of relationships, projects, time commitments, and tasks, spanning the personal, community, and professional domains, with CEO-class tools for balancing and managing her time, energy, and attention, both across the whole, and within any given context. This involves contextual metadata (technologies used, charitable focus, learning-opp, new-ground, net-debt, fun-factors), new ways of thinking about projects and teams, fine-grained roles and permissions, and some wiring (automation and instrumentation). This naturally makes all those same capabilities available to everyone in the ecosystem, in every role, so that managers can manage (serve), and teams can collaborate, and everyone can innovate and learn as a natural part of maintaining balance.
Along the way, I'm working to repair the IT value chain, so that user requests and user stories don't just get reflected in the software, but naturally flow through into reference and training and legendary support frameworks, for a more complete and consistent customer-facing delivery of value, with natural (starting with parallel) back-channels to comprehensively listen for what the customer wants next.
I'm looking for a job working on any or all of that, preferably with Atlassian.
Professionally, I've been working with voice, data, and video processing and networking, customer service, and key relationship management technologies for decades. I cover conceptual models (both information architectures and training/documentation), and process and infrastructure evolution and optimization. I have managed entire IT shops, but prefer to focus on architecture and evolution. I've been learning graphics, animation, and gamification to better illustrate and teach complex, evolving systems and architectures.
Personally, I have a slightly irreverent and off-the-wall sense of humor, a serious t-shirt Jones, and a noted fondness for yeast piss. I'm a second-generation angry nerd, still in recovery, and getting happier every day. I've been committed to addressing the sustainability challenge since I was a little kid, and my early studies were in ecology. I have found it immensely useful to apply general ecosystem lessons and principles to designing robust, self-organizing (and learning) IT solutions. I hope to inspire every individual and organization on the planet to do "a bit of sustainability on the side," as part of my own personal contribution on the side.
Formally tossed my hat in the ring to join the Atlassian team, as a Collaboration Architect or User Productivity Advocate (or whatever).
- Mar 05, 2012
- profile updated Dec 21, 2011
Gearing up to get hands-on with Confluence 4.1, and then attempt the student dragon quest (installing the full stack).
- Dec 11, 2011
Drafting a proposal to do an Atlassian team tools pilot program in the Intro to Game Dev class next semester (Jan '12) at College of Marin.
- Dec 11, 2011
Pitching local community college instructors on the need to put students onto team tools for essential skill-building and experience.
- Dec 11, 2011