Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Disciplined Agile Training Event Recap with Tony Johnson

In part two of my interview with Crosswind PM's Tony Johnson,  Tony and I discuss his recent experience attending a PMI training on Disciplined Agile, PMI's overall approach with Agile and what that means for the larger PM and Agile communities.

You can find the interview here.

If you'd like to check out the first part of the interview, which explores some of the upcoming changes to the PMBOK and how that will impact the PMP Exam, you can find that here.


Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Agile Virtual Summit w/ Adam Weisbart


The Agile Virtual Summit is taking place on June 1-5. It's being run by Adam Weisbart and he's put together an amazing line up of though leaders from the Agile community (and beyond).  In this interview Adam and I talked about the podcast, why he put it together and why it is happening sooner than originally planned.  The list of speakers includes Diana Larsen, Lyssa Adkins, Jim Benson, Clinton Keith, Ronica Roth, and more.

During the conversation Adam and I also discussed some of the challenges we've both been working through as we transition to providing training 100% online. So, if you are struggling with getting your folks to engage (and keeping their attention), this interview should provide some help.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PODCAST

CLICK HERE FOR THE AGILE VIRTUAL SUMMIT

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Remote Faciitation Best Practices and Anitpatterns with Mark Kilby

The impact of Covid-19 and the Corona Virus on how we interact with co-workers and teams is unlike anything we've seen before. Yes, you might have had some remote team members or been part of a distributed team, but we've never had a global situation where everyone had to work from home.

And it has made the easy things difficult and some of the difficult things easy.

Mark Kilby, is the co-author of the book From Chaos to Successfully Distributed Agile Teams, which he pair wrote with Johanna Rothman. In this episode of the podcast, Mark and talk about some of the things we've been learning about how to successfully engage in this new way and also, some of the things we've done, and seen others do, that bring on the sound of the sad trombone.

You can find the interview here.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Updates to the PMBOK with Tony Johnson

This is the first part of a two-part interview with Tony Johnson from Crosswind Learning. In this part of the interview Tony and I discuss the upcoming 7th edition of the PMBOK, the changes it will introduce, how the material has been reorganized and the inclusion of Agile. The changes to the standard are significant, and this is also going to have a big impact on the PMP exam, which we also discuss in the interview.
 
You can find the interview here.

(And make sure to check back for Part 2 where Tony and I discuss the recent Disciplined Agile training sessions he went through.)

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Working in Quarantine - What We Learned - Week 1

Jessica Wolfe, Derek Huether and I recorded a Zoom call talking about what we learned after our first week of working under quarantine. This was recorded on 3/29 and we're going to try to make it a semi-regular thing. We're posting it on Derek's YouTube channel.




Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Getting Better at Saying No with Tim Wise

One of the hardest parts about being a good Product Owner is saying "No" all the time. No matter how much experience you have, or what your reasoning is, telling people you aren't going to give them what they want is never easy. 

My friend and colleague, Tim Wise, joined me for a podcast where talk all about how to get better at saying No to people.

You can find the interview here.

Monday, March 02, 2020

Chief Scrum Master & Chief Product Owner - Checking in with Melissa Boggs and Howard Sublett

It's been a little over a year since the Scrum Alliance reorganized around an organizational structure that is headed up by a Chief Scrum Master (Melissa Boggs) and a Chief Product Owner (Howard Sublett). In this episode of the podcast I had a chance to catch up with them and find out about what they've learned, the impact of additional changes to support a more Agile approach to work and what to expect at the upcoming 2020 North American Global Scrum Gathering in New York City this May.


You can find the podcast here:
https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/62632/Chief-Scrum-Master---Chief-Product-Owner---Checking-in-with-Melissa-Boggs-and-Howard-Sublett

Monday, February 17, 2020

Ryan Ripley - Fixing Your Scrum


Fixing Your Scrum is a new book by Ryan Ripley creator of the Agile for Humans podcast, and Todd Miller. It is full or real-life stories with practical advice from two seasoned professional Agile Coaches.

You can check out my interview with Ryan on the Reluctant Agilist Podcast here:
https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/62194/Ryan-Ripley---Fixing-your-Scrum


Monday, February 03, 2020

Leadership is Language with L. David Marquet

Leadership is Language is the new book by L. David Marquet it out now. If you read Turn the Ship Around and are working on your approach to Intent Based Leadership, this book is going to have a massive impact on your ability to communicate more effectively. 

David was kind enough to let me interview him about the book. You can find the interview on The Reluctant Agilist ->  https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/60205/Leadership-is-Language-with-David-Marquet

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Agile for Non-Software Teams w/ Gil Broza

Gil Broza is back with a brand new book called "Agile for Non-Software Teams: A Practical Guide for Your Journey".  If you've got questions about how to get started with Agile in a non-software environment, this book offers guidance on how to get started, and how to progress through transformation.

I got the chance to interview Gil about the book and some tips for those headed down this path. You can find the podcast on The Reluctant Agilist blog.