Thursday, September 14, 2023

Can AI Replace a Scrum Master? with Zach Stone

Zach Stone joins me to explore how AI is going to impact the work of the Scrum Master and Scrum Team Members. 

  • Will the SM be replaced? 
  • What parts of the work can be offloaded onto AI? 
  • What can a Scrum Team member do to get ready for AI? 
  • Once AI fully arrives... what the hell am I going to do all day?

You can listen to the podcast here.

The transcript is here.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

What happens when the Agile people leave? w/ Jesse Fewell

In this episode of the podcast, Jesse Fewell joins me to discuss what happens in organizations that decide they no longer need or want the people who are helping them adopt agile? How do they reach this decision? What is the impact?  

The conversation came about as a result of a post that Jesse made on LinkedIn. He’s doing research on the topic and I asked him to join me to talk through some of the ideas. If you have stories to share, he’d love to hear from you. You can find his original LinkedIn post here:

Towards the end of the podcast we also discuss a question that came up in one of my CSM/CSPO Lean Coffees: If you are hired as a Scrum Master into a mostly waterfall organization that still has traditional project managers, and the engineers are trying to treat you like a secretary, how do you establish your role and the value you can provide?

You can find the podcast here.

Sunday, August 06, 2023

Cultivating a Soulful Transformation Community w Jardena London

Jardena London joins the podcast to talk about the launch of the Transformational Leader Community that she has created to help foster a more soulful approach to organizational change. If you'd like to read more about Jardena's approach, you can also check out her book Cultivating Transformations: A Leader’s Guide to Connecting the Soulful and the Practical 

The interview is available in video here:

The interview is available in audio here:

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Taking a Responsible Approach to AI with Snehal Talati

Snehal Talati joins Drunken PM Radio to talk about how to leverage Artificial Intelligence responsibly as we reimagine how it can help Agile.  Where everyone is in a mad scramble to develop their own AI app, Snehal has founded to foster a conversation around four main goals:

  • Develop principles and practices for human-centric AI
  • Learn and share how AI augments Agile methods to serve people
  • Pioneer an adaptive, collaborative model for progress
  • Ensure diversity and ethics in creating new tech
You can find the interview here:

Agile 2023 - Tuning Your Distributed Team with a Right Environment Exercise


At Agile 2023 Mark Kilby, Tim Nolan and I will be leading a session called Tuning Your Distributed Team with a Right Environment Exercise. The workshop is based on things we learned while we were working towards the Lean Agile Visual Management (LAVM) certification with Modus Institute. If you'll be at Agile 2023 and need something to do Tuesday afternoon (7/25/23) we'll be running the workshop from 2 PM to 5 PM in Lafayette 4. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 09, 2023

Successful Independent Consulting with Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman is one of my favorite people to interview and in this episode, she’s back to talk about her new book Successful Independent Consulting: Relationships That Focus on Mutual Benefit. The book is full of insights and practical tips not just for consultants but anyone looking to establish themself and make their presence known in their profession. The conversation also covers the book she published last year, Free Your Inner Nonfiction Writer: Educate, Influence, and Entertain Your Readers because a big part of making your presence known is making sure your voice is heard. 



Monday, June 26, 2023

Tracking Flow Metrics w Atlassian Analytics

I've done a few podcasts recently on tracking flow metrics instead of velocity and why it is a better (but not perfect) way of estimating what will be done in the future.)

In this episode, Derek Huether and Sam Tsubota from Atlassian demonstrate how to pull that info straight from Atlassian Analytics.

The interview will work best in video

But there is an audio version too

Monday, June 19, 2023

The Art of War with Gary Gagliardi

In the classes I teach and the podcasts I record I talk frequently about how deeply Sun Tzu’s The Art of War has impacted the way I understand the opportunities that show up in my life. Once you get past the title, you can begin to understand how it is really a book about collaboration. I have MANY translations of the Art of War in my apartment but none of them have reshaped my brain as profoundly as the ones by Gary Gagliardi. His book The Amazing Secrets of Sun Tzu's The Art of War: The Mysteries of History's Most Powerful Strategy helped me to understand the work on a completely different level and was the basis for my Five Measures Canvas tool.

And, he is the guest on this episode of the podcast!!!!

You can listen to the interview here.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Investing in Business Strategy NOT IT Strategy with Ross Beurmann

Ross Beurmann, is back! This time he takes us on an exploration into how the way we fund IT projects impacts how we work and the outcome that work delivers. Drawing inspiration from his thought-provoking LinkedIn post, Ross advocates for making intentional decisions about how we fund IT projects and products,  ensuring their separation between operations IT projects and strategic IT projects. Discover how this distinction can impact the outcomes of our work, shaping priorities, staffing decisions, and resource allocation. 

You can find the podcast here.

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.