That was the first half of the headline Tuesday. There was more to it.
Mark Levison is looking for “lesser known” agile voices. More obscure bloggers, authors, etc. Not the ones you’ll already find on someone else’s “Top 100” list. As Mark headlined it,
…voices we should hear more from
Hmmm… Sounds a bit like that new NBC TV show, The Voice, doesn’t it?
Mark wants your nominations. Maybe you can help…
Dateline April 24, 2012. Mark Levison (Agile Pain Relief) wrote:
“In the past few years a number of Agile people I respect have published top 100 or even top 200 lists. While I like many others appreciate the attention they’ve brought the whole idea seems very anti-agile. Agile promotes a democratic meritocracy. These lists do the opposite…”
There’s a great suggestion tucked into the middle of the post:
“Instead I think we should be widely read in the Agile community often reaching outside our immediate realm.”
But then, I had to scratch my head at the next point:
“To that end I’m asking for your help creating a list of voices we should hear more from. My goal is find ~100…“
Wait, won’t that new list just add another 100 names to hero or guru status? Maybe. On the other hand, a “democratic meritocracy” would seem to welcome nominations and electorates. So, let’s hear from you…
Go read Mark’s full article and see if you can help with the nominations. Or comment. Or put your blog in there… and then get it rejected…
I think it’s a great idea to recognize others who have influenced us. What do you think?