At the end of last year I discussed with Tom Mellor (chairman) and Lowell Lindstrom (managing director) the need for a new role in the Scrum Alliance, a role which we began calling Creative Director. I was offered, and accepted this role which began officially on 1st January. I’m very honored to be joining the Scrum Alliance in this capacity, and look forward to working with the rest of the staff team, and the community in general. An official announcement of this, and other important updates about the Scrum Alliance is posted as a news item on the SA website.
Here follows a first-draft, high-level job description that Lowell and I put together. As this is a new role, much of what I’ll be doing is piloting new ideas, so expect the job description to change over time.
Creative Director Job Description
The Creative Director is a new role in the Scrum Alliance. The person filling this role will be responsible for the creative direction of the Scrum Alliance. Creativity does not come from the few, but from the many, so a key part of this job will be to reach out to individuals and groups in the Scrum and wider Agile communities, to collect ideas and synthesize them for the benefit of the members of the Scrum Alliance in the form of gatherings, workshops and other live events, videos and written work. A second, and equally important part of the role will be to coordinate the efforts of the Improvement Communities, to ensure clear goals are set, progress is visible and results are socialized to the community. The Creative Director will also initiate and coordinate special programs within the Scrum Alliance, such as the new Scholarship program for those in financial difficulty and a mentoring program for CST applicants. This role is currently 75% full time.
My heart is in community and in exploring creative directions in which Scrum can be taken towards the SA mission of “transforming the world of work”, so this job is a good fit. In search of creativity and community spirit I will be traveling often to different parts of the world, and available to talk or run workshops at user group meetings or other community-focused gatherings. You can check my calendar at http://bit.ly/wherestobias to see where I’ll be at any given time.
I hope to meet many of you over the next twelve months.