Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Decision Sprints with Atif Rafiq

Atif Rafiq joins me for an interview to discuss how Decision Sprints can help you break through the cycle of endless meetings, indecision,  and stalled progress by leveraging his problem-solving technique for upstream work where innovation is driven through the power of collaborative teams.

You can find the podcast here.

Monday, May 01, 2023

Agile and AI with Marty Bradley

 "🚨 Ready to unlock the full potential of #AI? 🤖💥 Listen in as Marty Bradley joins Dave Prior for an eye-opening conversation on how AI is already transforming the way we work and lead! From new job opportunities to game-changing skills, this podcast is a must-listen! 🎧 #FutureOfWork" 
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The podcast can be found here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

When Your Leadership Can't Agree - Featuring Mike Vizdos

Mike Vizdos joins me for this conversation that focuses on what to do when you are competing for resources with other Product Owners in your organization and management will not (or can not) create clarity on what the company's strategic priorities are.

Mike and I also discuss his work coaching senior leadership, how Patrick Lencioni's First Team concept has become such a vital part of his approach, and the work Mike has been doing with ImplementingScrum.ai.

You can find the podcast here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Agile Coaching Skills - Certified Facilitator with Anu Smalley

In this episode, I am joined by Anu Smalley who is here to talk about the new Scrum Alliance certification: Agile Coaching Skills - Certified Facilitator (ACS-CF). During the interview Anu and I discuss who the certification is for, the skills you develop while earning the certification, and what to expect from someone who has this certification. 

Anu also offers a discount on her upcoming classes for anyone who is interested. 

You can find the podcast here.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Building Trust and Connection In Your Team with Cozy Juicy Real

Looking for a great way to help your distributed/remote team members connect on a deeper level? Cozy Juicy Real may be just what you are looking for. This interview is with Jed and Sophia Lazar, creators of the game Cozy Juicy Real. During the interview, you'll see how the game works as the three of us play a few rounds and discuss why and how it can be such an effective way to build connections.

You can find the video version of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3JJOynW

You can find the audio version of the interview here: https://on.soundcloud.com/KXkdk

(I recommend the video version so you can see us play the game.)

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

PMI Board Chair Jennifer Tharp - Staying Relevant and Finding Joy

PMI Chair Jennifer Tharp joins this episode to talk about how to stay relevant, find joy, and design ways to stay excited about work.

During the conversation we talk about:

  • What is the best movie about project management
  • What fictional character best represents your inner project manager
  • Has the profession of Project Management at an inflection point
  • What you need to do in order to stay current and relevant as our profession evolves
  • How to find ways to keep finding things to keep yourself excited and interested about working in this field
  • The importance of play in work
  • How to come up with ideas for a presentation to give at a conference
  • Why you might not want to work in the field you are most passionate about
  • How to make the most of being a remote worker
  • Finding joy in the work you do
You can find the podcast here: https://bit.ly/42wcHqT

Monday, March 13, 2023

The Future of Project Management with Howard Sublett

This week I am joined by Howard Sublett. Howard is the former CEO of the Scrum Alliance, a good friend,  and someone who has been working in the Agile space for a very long time. During our interview, we talk about where Agile and project management are headed and exactly how dystopian is the future going to be?

You can check out the podcast here.

Sunday, March 05, 2023

(Re)Start Your Team Using Modus REE with Erich Hahn

Erich Hahn joins me to talk through the experience he and his team had in working through the Modus Right Environment Exercises (REE).  If your team is struggling and can't seem to get beyond simply working together and  becoming a high-performing team with a shared understanding of how they work, why they work, and how they can show up and support one another every day, this podcast offers a case study of how they can begin to develop the type of connection they need to rise and thrive together.

You can find the video version here: https://bit.ly/3JhN5Xg

You can find the audio version here: https://on.soundcloud.com/vCBCm

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Artificial Intelligence and Project Management with Ricardo Vargas

PMI Fellow Ricardo Vargas and Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez recently had an article published in Harvard Business Review called: How AI Will Transform Project Management. It is a very interesting read and you can find it here: https://hbr.org/2023/02/how-ai-will-transform-project-management

After reading it I had a lot of questions so I reached out to Ricardo and asked if he would be willing to do an interview. He was kind enough to share some time to answer my questions and dig a little deeper into how prioject management is changing as a result of Artificial Intelligence, and how AI is going to completely redefine the role of the PM in the very near future. 

You can find a video version of the interview here

You can find an audio version of the interview here

Monday, February 13, 2023

Sprint Goals and Sprint Planning with Chris Li

Chris Li is back for a conversation about Sprint Goals. While Chris and I both agree they are critical, we approach creating them very differently. If you are trying to get your head around when and how to create a Sprint Goal that can work for your team, you'll get plenty of ideas from this conversation.

Video Version

Audio Version