I consider myself an Agile Evangelist, but I understand that the term “Evangelist” comes with some negative connotations. This is what I view as my role with Agile and in the larger project management community.
I have a passion for this project management philosophy called Agile, and to an extent Lean. I actively research what others are doing, discussing, and refining the knowledge base. I take great pains to make sure that I use terms as correct as I understand them. I will talk your ear off about Agile and all of its benefits. I volunteer my time speaking about Agile to different groups to help others understand and dispel some common misconceptions about Agile. I carry the Agile Manifesto in my pocket (https://agilemanifesto.org).
Unlike the traditional connotation of “Evangelist”, I am not a blind zealot. Agile has a place, and does a lot of great things, but it is not a “silver bullet” able to slay your project’s demons. I use Agile where it fits, Lean where it fits, and whichever methodology (Scrum, Kanban, etc.) suits the project’s need.
All-in-all, my goals are to help software development teams and companies become more Agile; embracing the benefits it can provide.