What is something people usually don’t know about you but has influenced you in who you are?
Pierluigi -“I worked for 10 years as a manager in a small organisation that was part of a biiiiiiiig organisation: in there I lived, sometimes enjoying and sometimes suffering, the various aspects of a DIY agile transition, and I believe that helps me to better understand the dynamics of introducing agility.”
If you would not have been in your current industry / role, what would have become of you?
Pierluigi -“Maybe a photographer, maybe a musician, maybe a software developer. I started as a software developer and I loved it, but I understood that I could have helped my colleagues and my company better by engaging at the management/leadership level.”
What is your biggest challenge and why is it a good thing for you?
Pierluigi -“I don’t have time to think about it: there are high and low priority challenges. Let’s just work on them… :-)”
What drives you?
Pierluigi -“Passion for what I do and the hope to leave the world a bit better than I found it.”
What is your biggest achievement?
Pierluigi -“Not bragging about my achievements! Get in touch with me, let’s share ideas and knowledge and make up your mind. Any self-promotion here might be good for my ego, but it would not help you knowing me better!”
What is the last book you have read?
Pierluigi -“Books? I read a lot, but I rather go to the source and talk directly to the authors. While books are great, they are no replacement for experiencing a subject with the experts of the field!”
What question do you think we should also ask and what is the answer?
Pierluigi -“Q: What should be the direction of agility? A: While I love the way agilists try to connect with and link to as many other disciplines as we can, there are several disturbing tendencies to import ideas and concepts that have no scientific evidence. So I hope each of us in the community asks him/herself how we can validate the work we do and act as scientists: it’s about the reputation of the work we do.”
Who do you think we should ask next?
Pierluigi -“Antonio Carpentieri and Marco Calzolari: they are great examples of how an agilist should be! (there are a few more, but they are already on this site)”