Monday, April 15, 2024

Fixing PI Planning with Alan Dayley

 SAFe Program Consultant, Alan Dayley, is back to join me for a conversation about how PI Planning (or quarterly planning) is supposed to work, why so many organizations keep sabotaging their ability to make it work, and how they can fix it. 

Developers are not batteries.

You can find the interview here

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner

I am VERY happy to be able to share that I am now offering Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner classes.  If you are a CSPO and are looking for a way to raise your game or demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in your craft, Advanced CSPO is a great way to do that. The course is two full days of highly interactive group work that will help you raise your PO game to a new level.

You can find my upcoming A-CSPO classes here.

And you can find ALL my upcoming classes and workshops here.

Monday, April 08, 2024

How to Pick the Right Scrum Training For You with Vic Bonacci

Vic Bonacci joins me for a conversation about what factors you should consider when signing up for a Scrum Certification (or really any kind of certification) class. Price is definitely a factor, but not the only one that matters. You are making a huge investment of time and money. Choose wisely.

You can find the podcast here.

Monday, April 01, 2024

Making Sense of Co-Pilots, Agents, and Changes in AI with Snehal Talati

If you are having trouble making sense of AI you are not alone. Snehal Talati has created a basic AI course for the Scrum Alliance to help get you sorted on the difference between AI Agents, Co-pilots, LLMs, and all the other phrases you keep hearing people talk about. It's only been a few months since Snehal was last on the podcast and the whole landscape has changed. The good news is he's back and you can get completely up to speed by listening right here:

Friday, March 29, 2024



I'm very proud to be part of the team working on the Collaborwocky podcast for Modus Institute along with Jim Benson, Tonianne DeMaria, Thushyanthan Amirthalingam, and Mark Kilby.  You can follow the links below to check it out and subscribe.

Apple Podcasts (Audio Version)
Video - on the Modus Blog

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

5 Things You Can Do To Fix Your Sprint Planning

If you are on one of those teams that has made a habit of dragging unfinished work from one Sprint to the next... YOU NEED TO STOP! 

When you get to the end of a Sprint and have work that isn't done, you can't show it to the stakeholders in the Sprint Review. If you don't show it to Stakeholders in the Sprint Review, you can't get feedback. And if you can't get feedback, you can't inspect and adapt, and you negate the entire point of working in a Sprint. 

This video offers five things that you and your team can do right now to stop carrying over unfinished work and start enabling Scrum to provide you with the results you and your organization were hoping for when you headed down the path to agility. 

If you liked this video, please subscribe and let me know so I keep adding more. 

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Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Successful Distributed Teams with Jim Benson and Mark Kilby

Jim Benson and Mark Kilby join me to discuss their new Successful Distributed Teams offering. This new course focuses on how to build strong remote teams, how to create a humane, healthy balance of productivity and accountability, and what tools you can use to make it all work. During the interview we cover how the idea of remote work has changed over the past few years, what makes it so challenging, and things you can start doing to foster a thriving collaborative remote team. 

You can watch the video version of the interview here:

You can listen to the audio version of the interview here:

Monday, February 26, 2024

Developing Trust In Your Organization w/ Gil Broza

Gil Broza is back for a second interview about his new book "Deliver Better Results: How to Unlock Your Organization's Potential". I asked Gil to come back for a second interview because I wanted to have a follow-up conversation about how to (re)build trust in an organization. So much of what Gil presents in his book is rooted in trust I wanted to get his take on how a potentially toxic org can create trust where they may be little or none.

You can find the podcast here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Develop Better Results with Gil Broza


Gil Broza joins me for a podcast about his new book, “Deliver Better Results: How to Unlock Your Organization's Potential." During the interview, Gil and I discuss how he designed the book to quickly provide actionable practices that organizations can utilize to improve their value delivery system. Our conversation includes details on how to understand the fitness for purpose of your system of delivery, and how to employ his ten strategies to improve your level of maturity. 

You can listen to the podcast here:

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Is this the Darkest Agile Timeline?

George Schlitz joins the podcast to discuss the current state of Agile, whether or not this is the darkest timeline, how we got here, how to make it better, and where to look for hope.

If you aren’t familiar with The Darkest Timeline, in the show Community there was a storyline where a random occurrence created multiple parallel timelines. A roll of the dice created six possible ways things could have gone… basically a six-sided multiverse. 

And one of the parallels created is THE DARKEST TIMELINE. It’s basically the Lemony Snicket timeline of worst case scenario where Captain Kirk is sporting his Van Dyke beard, Thomas Wayne is Batman instead of Bruce Wayne, it rains all the time, you miss every bus, never made that play in the big game, never asked that person to the prom, never got that promotion… you get the idea.

You can listen to the podcast here: