Next week, a champion
A project champion. At work. This is a short essay of my feelings right now.
I've just been presented with an opportunity at work to champion an exciting project and because I started feeling a bunch of things right away, I wanted to write them down and share them with you. Enjoy this random essay!
Let's start with some context. I work at Shopify, a company that started in the business of providing online stores for entrepreneurs that has since expanded its offering to 100s of other interesting areas of commerce. The company's mission is lofty: to make commerce better for everyone. I have that as a pennant flag stuck onto my wall:
Checking LinkedIn tells me that I've been working here for a bit over a year now. I'm a software developer. But so far, I've not yet led a project from inception to completion. I've been contributing to projects but never "championing" one. This is all about to change.