Tuesday, December 06, 2022

What do you do after certification? w Jeff Howey


Jeff Howey joins me to talk about what to do after you get CSM or CSPO Certification? How do you get started using what you learned? This can be especially challenging when you don't have an opportunity at work to test out the things covered in your Scrum Training class. 

During this interview, we cover that and more!

You can find the interview here.



Monday, November 28, 2022

Agile Practices in the Org and Home with Lee Lis


Despite the fact that Agile practices have been applied to just about every type of work you can imagine, there is still a pervasive assumption that it is just for software. In the CSM and CSPO classes I teach, people often ask for “real life examples” of how people not working directly on software teams are able to use agile and to what end.

In this episode Lee Lis, Chief of Staff at OnPay, joins me to discuss ways she has applied agile practices in her role at OnPay to create an environment that fosters an agile mindset and self-managing teams that are empowered to take ownership of their work and how she has applied in at home parenting small humans who may not fully grok the idea of self-managing yet.

You can find the podcast here.



Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Growth Mindset: Success of Others w/ Mary Kaufmann


Mary Kaufmann joins me for the fifth podcast in our series on the Carol Dweck book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. This is the fifth episode in this series on the stages defined in Mindset. (There are links to the other four episodes in the podcast show notes.)

You can find the podcast here.

Friday, November 04, 2022

Personal Kanban - Beyond the To Do (Workshop)

Register Here-> https://bit.ly/PKBTD_11-14-22

Do you need help getting more of the right things done? Are you struggling to decide which things you should drop so you can prioritize the work that is truly valuable?

If you have more to do than you can manage, if you can't figure out what is the next most important thing

for you to do, or if you are just plain overwhelmed with all that you have on your plate, this 1 hour workshop on Personal Kanban can help.

Personal Kanban is a framework that leverages practices from Kanban so that you can apply them in your own life, managing the work you do day to day.

If Kanban is all about optimizing the flow of work through a system. Personal Kanban is all about optimizing the system that is you AND your work.

Monday, November 14, 2022 at 5 PM Eastern

Register Here-> https://bit.ly/PKBTD_11-14-22 




Thursday, October 20, 2022

Leading Teams In Crisis with Zach Stone


What’s it like to be a remote Scrum Master for a team in Ukraine whose town is being attacked by Russia? Zach Stone shares stories about serving as a Scrum Master for teams in crisis as well as stories about how the pandemic led him to completely rethink his approach to how to best serve his team as a Scrum Master. 

You can find the interview here.



Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Rise of the Technical Program Manager

 Jeff Howey joins me to discuss why there has been a recent increase in demand for Technical Program Manager, the common requirements for this job, whether they can actually be met, and how you can remain competitive in this volatile job market.

You can find the podcast interview here: https://bit.ly/3VoRH1J

Monday, September 26, 2022

Obeyas and Agile in Film Making with Dan Eberle


Dan Eberle is back! This time in the podcast Dan is here to talk about his work as a filmmaker. The interview focuses on the Obeya he and his team use during production and how his work as an agile coach influences his work making films. 

If the term "Obeya" seems unfamiliar...
"Conceptually akin to traditional “war rooms,” an Obeya will contain visually engaging charts and graphs depicting such information as program timing, milestones and progress-to-date and countermeasures to existing technical or scheduling issues."
(Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obeya)

The podcast was recorded in video because Dan shows examples of his work. You can find the podcast here: https://bit.ly/3SeTmEY

If you'd prefer an audio-only version, that lives here: https://bit.ly/3dGoZIJ

And if you'd like to check out a slide show with pictures of his Obeya and some of the other ways he and his crew visualize their work, you can find that here: https://bit.ly/InsurgentObeya

Saturday, September 17, 2022

An Abundance of Opportunity with Chris Li


A student wrote in asking about how to deal with: 

PO can’t or won’t prioritize the backlog

Team members are always taking on special side projects in the company

The team is 35 people spread across several time zones - both on and off-shore

Everyone is working on new products and also supporting up to 30 applications

Everyone is expected to be at 100% utilization at all times.

The Sprints are 4-5 weeks long (the size varies depending on the work to be done)

One hour is allocated for Sprint Planning

This is a lot to address here so I asked my good friend (and fellow CST) Chris Li to join me to talk through these challenges.

 The video version of the interview can be found here: https://bit.ly/3SgK2jL

An audio version of the podcast can be found here: https://bit.ly/3xwfWkg

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Using Agile to Develop Hardware with Michael Grill


This interview with Michael Grill is all about how to use agile to develop hardware. Michael is the Product Owner for the Agile Practice at Knorr-Bremse and he is also the Product Owner for the Development of brake magnets. During our conversation he shares what led his team to want to try agile, some of the experiences they have had, and things they learned in adopting agile practices for their work developing brake magnets. 

If you are trying to find your way with implementing Scrum on a team that focuses on hardware, this is an episode you’ll definitely want to check out

You can find the interview here.

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Remote Pairing On The Path To Certified Scrum Trainer

Malene Jacobsen and Mario Melo both became Certified Scrum Trainers during the 2022 Scrum Gathering in Denver this past spring. The story of how they became Certified Scrum Trainers is the focus of our conversation. During the interview, you’ll hear how they worked together and supported one another while preparing for their in-person TAC panels. They were also part of a larger team of people who committed to work together until each of them had become a Certified Scrum Trainer. Their teamwork demonstrates how being separated by multiple time zones does not have to be a hindrance. 

The original video version is here: https://bit.ly/3p8YDB8

An audio-only version is here: https://bit.ly/3BQtZnH