Monday, October 27, 2014

Agilistocrats Episode 002

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In this episode of The Agilistocrats, Richard Cheng from Excella Consulting, Dhaval Panchal from Agile 42 and I (Dave Prior from BigVisible) discuss some of the common misconceptions people coming from a traditional (waterfall) background have when they come into Agile Training classes.
Knowledge workers coming from a waterfall backgound, especially those of us who have put in the time and effort to get a certification like PMP, face very specific challenges in learning how to let go of how we were taught to work. We may not believe that the traditional model works, (according to The Standish Group, IT Projects only succeed between 30%-40% of the time) but that does not necessarily mean we are ready to embrace an intrnalize an Agile way of looking at work. During the podcast we spend time sharing the different things each of us does in class to try and help folks let go of the concrete liferaft.

If you have suggestions for topics, or questions, please send them
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Monday, October 06, 2014

Summary of Personal Kanban Posts - for DPM 2014

I'll be giving a presentation on Peronal Kanban at the Digital PM Summit 2014 this week, so I figured it would be a good idea to index some of my posts on the topic...

Posts on My Personal Kanban Experiment


Jim Benson - April 2014
Marcell Scachetti - July 2013
Don Kim - June 2013

Recommended Reading

Personal Kanban by Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry 
A Factory of One by Dan Markovitz
Why Limit WIP - by Jim Benson
Why Plans Fail - by Jim Benson

Friday, October 03, 2014

Personal Agility Canvas Webinars at BigVisible

I recently recorded some Personal Agility Canvas webinars for BigVisible:

Personal Agility Canvas
Five Measures Canvas

Downloadable versions of tabloid sized PDFs of the canvas tools are available with each.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Should Project Managers Be Trained in Social Engineering? (with Rachel Gertz from LouderThanTen)

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In celebration of the fact that the 2014 Digital PM Summit is less than a week away... some DrunkenPM / LouderThanTen podcasty mashup goodness... Rachel Gertz and I discussing the question of whether or not project managers should go through social engineering training to better enable them to understand more of what people are sharing with them and also to help them be better able to tailor how they are messaging the information they are sharing.

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If you will be in Austin for the conference next week, Rachel is co-presenting with Carson Pierce on Monday, October 6 at 2 PM. Her session is called PM First Aid: Bring Your Projects Back From The Dead and my session on Personal Kanban will be on Tuesday at 11 AM.

The Aikido book referenced in the podcast is Aikido: Principles of Kata and Randori by Nick Lowry. You can pick it up here.