In this episode, Brian Milner and Lucy O'Keefe share their journeys to becoming Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs). Join them as they discuss the challenges, unexpected moments, and valuable lessons learned along the way, offering insights for those considering the CST path. Overview Explore the transformative journey to becoming a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) with Brian Milner and Lucy O'Keefe. From the submission process to mentorship, co-training, and the rigorous Trainer Approval Committee (TAC) interviews, they unravel the intricacies of achieving CST status. Listen in for valuable tips, reflections, and inspiration for navigating the rewarding but challenging road to becoming an elite Agile trainer. Listen Now to Discover: [01:26] - Brian introduces his guest, Lucy O'Keefe, who recently achieved her Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST). [02:53] - Today’s discussion will explore the experience of becoming a Certified Scrum Trainer® with Brian and Lucy sharing their personal experiences and insights into the process of becoming a CST. [03:44] - Lucy shares what fueled her passion for becoming a CST and how her mentor—Anu Smalley—inspired her. [05:00] - Brian discusses his decision-making process for becoming a CST and why it's important to make a decision that aligns with your instincts and career goals. [06:07] - Brian and Lucy each share their journey to becoming a CST and the steps required before being eligible to pursue the trainer certification. [08:24] - Insight into the two phases of the submission process for becoming a Certified Scrum Trainer®: the materials phase and the Trainer Approval Committee (TAC) phase and the challenges along the way. [09:38] - Brian reflects on the significance of mentorship in the journey to becoming a CST and David Hawks's crucial role in opening doors and making connections with other trainers. [09:48] - Lucy acknowledges Anu's pivotal role and emphasizes the importance of these relationships, (especially considering the challenges posed by the pandemic. [12:00] - Lucy and Brian discuss the relationship-building phase involved in co-training and mentorship. [13:22] - Lucy explains the (time-intensive) nature of co-training. [14:26] - Brian shares his approach to initiating co-trainings. [15:11] - The importance of feedback and obtaining recommendation letters—a crucial element in the submission process. [16:28] - Brian and Lucy discuss the impact of mentorship on their journey, expressing gratitude for the individuals who opened doors and provided mentorship. Brian mentions David Hawks, Kert Peterson, and Lance Dacy, emphasizing the diverse perspectives and valuable insights gained from them. [17:20] - Lucy shares about the recent special episode of her podcast where she featured her mentors. [17:55] - The value of in-person training (and some of the expenses involved). [20:09] - The challenges of training in a virtual environment. [22:18] - The limitations of virtual classes and the added value of personal interactions and shared experiences during breaks. [23:38] -The Agile Mentors Podcast is brought to you by Mountain Goat Software and their Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® class. This is the only ACSPO that uses our interactive software so that breakout exercises are valuable and FUN! Plus, you will automatically receive 12 free months in the Agile Mentors Community. For more information, click on the Mountain Goat Software Certified Scrum and Agile Training Schedule. [25:17] - The lengthy process of submitting materials for Certified Scrum Trainer® approval. Brian shares his personal experience. [25:35] - Lucy explains the current two-phase process for CST approval and her experience (highlighting the changes since Brian's initial submission). [26:33] - The rigorous examination process and the scrutiny applied to every aspect of the application during the fine-tooth comb review during the TAC phase of becoming a CST. [27:00] - Lucy describes the final stages of the approval process. [27:19] - Brian reflects on the changes in the CST qualification process and emphasizes the importance of following the TAC's feedback for those who reach this stage. (Advice from Chris Li) [28:49] - Resilience and persistence in the face of potential setbacks during the CST approval process. [30:42] - An in-depth explanation of the challenging TAC (Trainer Approval Community) interview process for becoming a Certified Scrum Trainer®. [32:23] - Brian shares his personal preparation strategies and reflects on the unpredictability of TAC interviews, recounting an unexpected request during his own experience. [33:32] - Lucy shares her preparation methods and also stresses the unpredictability of TAC interviews and the importance of adaptability during the process. [34:29] - Be prepared to think on your feet. Brian shares the emergency situation he faced and a mistake during his live presentation. Plus the surprising comments he received from the committee. [37:27] - Lucy shares her unexpected experience after the committee's vote. And a valuable piece of advice for listeners. [38:33] - Embarking on the CST journey involves challenges and moments of doubt, but perseverance is crucial, as success may require multiple attempts—not everyone passes on the first try. [39:43] - Becoming a CST is a subjective process and often involves multiple attempts—it doesn’t diminish your capabilities as a trainer. Brian shares the crucial aspects of the journey. [40:13] - Lucy shares why it's important not to take rejection personally, instead viewing it as a chance to identify areas for growth and become a better trainer in the end. [41:23] - Brian emphasizes the importance of viewing the CST process as a journey—being prepared for potential setbacks, highlighting the mindset of growth and continuous learning. [42:30] - Lucy adds that the rigorous Certified Scrum Trainer® requirements aim to ensure that CSTs are among the elite trainers, making the achievement more meaningful. [43:38] - The importance of embracing each chance to enhance oneself as an Agilist and a trainer. [44:09] - Brian's words of wisdom: "Hard things that are hard to do, that just makes it all the better when you achieve them.” [44:45] - Lucy’s advice: “It's not just becoming a CST. It's what you learn on your journey that really matters." [45:25] - Congratulations to Lucy for getting her CST! Brian extends his thanks to her for being on the show. For listeners interested in continuing the discussion, you can join the conversation in the Agile Mentors Community, where they also have monthly Q&A calls. [46:58] - If you found this episode useful, please share it. Send feedback and suggestions for future episodes to email@example.com. And don’t forget to subscribe to the Agile Mentors Podcast on Apple Podcasts so you never miss an episode. References and resources mentioned in the show: #53: Agile Coaching: Debunking Myths and Unlocking Excellence with Lucy O'Keefe #44: Transformations Take People with Anu Smalley #17: Getting There From Here: Agile Transformations with David Hawks #12: Kanban with Kert Peterson #54: Unlocking Agile's Power in the World of Data Science with Lance Dacy #40: Is it Time to Go Out on Your Own? Tips and Insights with Chris Li Subscribe to the Agile Mentors Podcast on Apple Podcasts Certified Scrum Master Training and Scrum Certification Certified Scrum Product Owner Training Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® Mountain Goat Software Certified Scrum and Agile Training Schedule Join the Agile Mentors Community Want to get involved? This show is designed for you, and we’d love your input. Enjoyed what you heard today? Please leave a rating and a review. It really helps, and we read every single one. Got an Agile subject you’d like us to discuss or a question that needs an answer? Share your thoughts with us at firstname.lastname@example.org This episode’s presenters are: Brian Milner is SVP of coaching and training at Mountain Goat Software. He's passionate about making a difference in people's day-to-day work, influenced by his own experience of transitioning to Scrum and seeing improvements in work/life balance, honesty, respect, and the quality of work. Lucy O'Keefe has over 28 years of IT experience and has worn multiple hats in the Agile world - developer, Product Owner, Scrum Master, and now, Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) where she uses her experience to ensure each student has a great training experience.
Thorben Pantring: A Stakeholder Engagement Revolution With A Review Bazaar, An Agile Change Story Read the full Show Notes and search through the world's largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. Thorben discusses a change management challenge involving scheduling multiple sprint reviews for a scaling development effort. Attempting to consolidate reviews into one meeting resulted in decreased stakeholder participation and insufficient feedback. Consulting with Konstantin Ribel (who's been a guest on the podcast), they conducted some experiments, seeking volunteers via internal Slack. Teams were named for specificity, and experiment learnings were documented, evolving into a company-wide change approach. Over time, the "science fair" of experiments expanded to larger audiences, employing demo environments instead of presentations. The result: a successful review bazaar with up to 100 stakeholders, a vast improvement from their initial few. [IMAGE HERE] As Scrum Master we work with change continuously! Do you have your own change framework that provides the guidance, and queues you need when working with change? The Lean Change Management framework is a fully defined, lean-startup inspired change framework that can be used as the backbone of any change process! You can buy Lean Change Management the book at Amazon. Also available in French, Spanish, German and Portuguese. About Thorben Pantring Thorben is an experienced Scrum Master & Team Lead in the eCommerce space, showcasing expertise in leadership, LeSS, Scrum, team management, and engineering. With an insatiable desire for learning and a relentless pursuit of progress, Thorben embodies a fervent passion for leadership, agility, and technology. You can link with Thorben Pantring on LinkedIn.
Agile Anti-Pattern Review - Budgeting Buckets of Time for Interruptions & Tech Debt Many teams and organizations try to budget buckets of time to address inbound interruptions and or tech debt. Making it time based is a critical error and an even bigger error is trying to break off percentages for people to do specific types of work. We should have an entire sprint each quarter dedicated to tech debt and should address issues and or concerns as they arise. The core team should NOT be interrupted. How to connect with AgileDad: - [website] https://www.agiledad.com/ - [instagram] https://www.instagram.com/agile_coach/ - [facebook] https://www.facebook.com/RealAgileDad/ - [Linkedin] https://www.linkedin.com/in/leehenson/
«Взболтать, но не смешивать!» … или смешивать, но не взбалтывать? Фразы, которые отлично иллюстрируют путаницу, которая возникает у тех, кто хочет раз и навсегда подобрать себе «правильную» методологию управления проектами Сразу скажем — «правильная» или, вернее, «рабочая» методология для каждой команды и каждого проекта своя, и подбирать её лучше на практике. А вот разобраться, в чем отличия между Agile и Scrum — и понять можно ли эти два термина сравнивать, мы тебе поможем Так, нет причин задерживаться, скорее включай новый выпуск Тайм-коды:00:45 — Что такое Agile01:09 — Основные ценности и принципы Agile03:23 — Что такое Scrum03:50 — Ключевые компоненты Scrum06:05 — Каким проектам подходит Agile06:57 — Когда нужно выбрать Scrum07:45 — Отличие Scrum от Agile09:14 — Как Scrum вписывается в Agile
One out of four older adults will fall annually in the United States. If you're thinking, I'm not at risk, my guest today will talk about how age 30 is the new 50 when it comes to preventing falls. Our foundation at that early age dictates what we can handle as we grow older. Joy Fletcher is a fitness professional with more than three decades of experience. She's the owner of Agile 4 Life Fitness. Her latest project is a 12-week group program called Standing Strong, designed to help participants improve strength and balance to prevent devastating falls. Joy is breaking her industry. She is busting the myth that as you age, it's just how it is. You're going to fall. You're not going to be as strong. That's just what it is to age. Falling, says Joy, is a multi-pronged problem that starts when we're younger. We now know we begin losing muscle mass and bone density at age 30 – not 50 or 60. This creates a loop where lost muscle strength means you're less stable and more apt to lose your balance. Other factors affect balance, like how well we can hear. People who wear two hearing aids will have more problems. The same is true with vision issues and diabetes. Diabetes might lead to neuropathy; the sensation in the bottom of your feet is not as good as it used to be. It's easier to trip. Because of muscle weakness, you might have drop foot. That might mean not being able to lift your foot high enough over a step or a rug. The fear of falling can lead to shuffling, affecting our posture and mobility. Joy says 30 minutes a day walking and doing some weight training will help. She says people tend to discount yoga and tai chi, but anytime we move the muscles, it will help. Stretching really is strengthening, she says. You can still build quality muscle mass at 70, 80, and 90. You can start at any age. "Why do you think I don't give my dad a break even though he's going to turn 96," says Joy. "Every rep we do is going to be quality, and it's going to help him with his strength and his balance." She says it's important to learn the form and the proper technique. Try not to get discouraged, and don't rush. But it's like riding a bike. You develop motor control and muscle memory. Even if someone falls and they're older, they're still going to be able to catch themselves better and recover better. Just because we get older, we don't have to fall. Joy says there's nothing better than watching someone gain confidence from taking care of themselves better. Mentioned in this episode: Silver Sneakers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRp-32Yi0KC2YMgHIg6mTag AARP: https://www.aarp.org/ Connect with Joy Fletcher: https://agile4lifefitness.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Agile4LifeFitness Joy is sharing a 20-page infographic that gives specifics on how to decrease the risk of falling for older adults: https://agile4lifefitness.punchpass.com/content-library/149961 Other GoG episodes you might want to check out: Changing The Conversation: Aging Is HOT https://sarahwalton.com/sheilisa/ Do Mushrooms Really Have Health Benefits? https://sarahwalton.com/mushroom-health-benefits/ The Power of Running (You're NEVER Too Old To Start!) https://sarahwalton.com/beth/ Your Body Is As Important As Your Business https://sarahwalton.com/womens-gut-health-love-your-body/ You can check out our podcast interviews on YouTube, too! http://bit.ly/YouTubeSWalton Thank you so much for listening. I'm so honored that you're here and would be so grateful if you could leave a quick review on Apple Podcasts by clicking here, scrolling to the bottom, and clicking "Write a review." Then, we'll get to inspire even more people! (If you're not sure how to leave a review, you can watch this quick tutorial.) #Seniors #Aging #FallPreventionAwareness #FallsPrevention #SeniorsFitness #IntuitiveBusinessCoach #SalesCoach #WomenInBusiness #AskExpert
Thorben Pantring: Surviving the Scrum Scaling Chaos, Managing a 20-25 Member Team Read the full Show Notes and search through the world's largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. In this episode, Thorben reflects on a team that had reached a breaking point when it grew to 20+ members. Faced with the overwhelming workload for the Product Owner and Scrum Master, Thorben and his colleagues divided the team into three, only to realize there was no support available. Thorben suggests a Scrum of Scrums for POs and emphasizes the complexity of scaling Scrum. To address the chaos, they divided the product into customer-focused areas and created a single Scrum team for each. Embracing large-scale Scrum, Thorben advises training leadership and using systems thinking to manage multiple teams. The journey involved starting small and incrementally adding teams to the system. In this episode, we refer to the podcast episodes with Konstantin Ribel. [IMAGE HERE] Recovering from failure, or difficult moments is a critical skill for Scrum Masters. Not only because of us, but also because the teams, and stakeholders we work with will also face these moments! We need inspiring stories to help them, and ourselves! The Bungsu Story, is an inspiring story by Marcus Hammarberg which shows how a Coach can help organizations recover even from the most disastrous situations! Learn how Marcus helped The Bungsu, a hospital in Indonesia, recover from near-bankruptcy, twice! Using Lean and Agile methods to rebuild an organization and a team! An inspiring story you need to know about! Buy the book on Amazon: The Bungsu Story - How Lean and Kanban Saved a Small Hospital in Indonesia. Twice. and Can Help You Reshape Work in Your Company. About Thorben Pantring Thorben is an experienced Scrum Master & Team Lead in the eCommerce space, showcasing expertise in leadership, LeSS, Scrum, team management, and engineering. With an insatiable desire for learning and a relentless pursuit of progress, Thorben embodies a fervent passion for leadership, agility, and technology. You can link with Thorben Pantring on LinkedIn.
Jean Coetzee: Breaking Free from the Proxy Trap And Reclaiming the Essence of the Product Owner Role Read the full Show Notes and search through the world's largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. The Great Product Owner: Breaking Free from the Proxy Trap And Reclaiming the Essence of the Product Owner Role In this episode, Jean addresses some anti-patterns in the role of a Product Owner, with the most detrimental being when they become mere proxies for business owners or sponsors. He laments the recent disregard for the essence of the PO role, emphasizing that it should not serve as a mere intermediary. When POs are placed in proxy positions, they are set up for failure, relegated to the role of translators rather than empowered owners. Jean advocates for a reevaluation of the PO role to ensure they have the autonomy and authority necessary for success. The Bad Product Owner: Empowering Teams, Lessons from an Exceptional Product Owner In this episode, Jean shares a compelling story of a Product Owner who excelled without formal training in Agile or Product Ownership. This PO approached the role with a fresh perspective, free from preconceived notions. They embodied true ownership of the product, prioritizing vision-setting and supporting the team's end goal. The distinction between ownership and management was evident, as the PO focused on protecting the team from interference while also holding them accountable. Importantly, this Product Owner struck a balance by empowering the team to take ownership of their purpose, ultimately leading to a highly successful and self-sufficient team. [IMAGE HERE] Are you having trouble helping the team work well with their Product Owner? We've put together a course to help you work on the collaboration team-product owner. You can find it at bit.ly/coachyourpo. 18 modules, 8+ hours of modules with tools and techniques that you can use to help teams and PO's collaborate. About Jean Coetzee Jean is passionate about humans, and how they work together from a psychology and neuroscience perspective. Jean, credits the early ScrumMaster podcasts for shaping his Agile career. These insightful episodes provided vital guidance during the early days, boosting confidence in serving others effectively. Jean learned to navigate uncertainties and gain confidence in their Scrum Master role, all thanks to this and other podcast contributors. You can link with Jean Coetze on LinkedIn.
This week, your host, Dan Neumann, is talking about a prominent topic: are the times of remote working about to end? Today, he is solo hosting this episode to assist you in navigating this new trend and successfully surviving these changes. In this episode, Dan discusses hybrid work and the trend of returning to in-person work. He shares some strategies to help Teams thrive in this new work scenario. Things are changing rapidly in this evolving landscape, and several companies require their staff to return to the office; listen to this episode and get some valuable ideas on adapting and succeeding in this ever-changing world. Key Takeaways The pandemic brought the remote working environment as a solution to many problems. For many companies, remote working was not a choice; it was a matter of business survival. Some benefits of remote working are time and money savings, freedom, and flexibility. Also, companies can attract more talent remotely. The ability of companies to innovate was hindered by remote work. Tips to work better in a hybrid environment: The benefits of a hybrid working environment are the flexible location to perform a job and the possibility of choosing which hours someone would decide to work. These aspects imply both synchronous and asynchronous communication. There can be a communication barrier between the in-work and remote workers; more spontaneity occurs in the office. Lacking non-verbal cues of remote communication can affect its effectiveness (video can help, but it is undoubtedly less accurate than in-person communication). Remote work promotes more isolation, less communication outside of the direct work area, and fewer additions of new members to Teams. Being onsite increases the opportunity to connect more to people in general, including those not strictly in our areas of expertise. There is a need to establish explicit Team norms (Make them visible!). When hybrid communication occurs in a Team, you must explicitly make room for the remote worker. What are your Team's agreements regarding responding to messages? Good calendar hygiene is a factor that enables good remote communication. Communicating clearly how a decision will be made can be challenging in a hybrid working environment. Decisions are not made arbitrarily; ensure what will be decided and how. Use mirroring for collaborating with the Team. Mentioned in this Episode: Business Insider: “The remote work era may be coming to an end — if companies can afford to keep their offices open” “How Remote Work Affects Our Communication and Collaboration” Want to Learn More or Get in Touch? Visit the website and catch up with all the episodes on AgileThought.com! Email your thoughts or suggestions to Podcast@AgileThought.com or Tweet @AgileThought using #AgileThoughtPodcast!
December 1, 2023: Lori Boisjoli, CIO of the University of Vermont Health Network, explores the transformational journey of implementing Agile methodologies across IT departments and its impact on healthcare delivery. How does Agile foster a culture of continuous improvement and adaptation in healthcare IT? What challenges and successes has UVM faced in integrating this approach? The conversation then shifts to patient-centric healthcare: what innovative strategies is UVM deploying to enhance patient experiences and accessibility? As a female leader in a prestigious academic medical center, Boisjoli shares her unique perspective on leadership and diversity in healthcare IT. Key Points:Agile Methodology ImplementationPatient-Centric Healthcare StrategiesLeadership Diversity in HealthcareScheduling efficiencySecurity and at Home CareSubscribe: This Week HealthTwitter: This Week HealthLinkedIn: Week HealthDonate: Alex's Lemonade Stand: Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Casual conversational sentences in Canto and Mando for topics in medical and non-medical settings. This podcast also looks at the root components of 靈活/灵活 branching over to the words: 精靈 / 精灵: zing1ling4 / jīngling (when describing a clever/precocious kid) 活潑 / 活泼 wut6put3 / huópo (when describing an active/energetic elderly) sister video (ep #32): https://www.youtube.com/@notnowigottago/videos The soundtrack is “yalla” by prazkhanal via Pixabay; Production Team: UKA Music Publishing
Debbie Levitt, MBA, is the CXO of Delta CX, and since the mid-1990s has been a CX and UX consultant focused on strategy, research, training, and Human-Centered Design/User-Centered Design. She's a change agent and business design consultant focused on helping companies of all sizes transform towards customer-centricity while using principles of Agile and Lean. Clients have given her the nickname, “Mary Poppins,” because she flies in, improves everything she can, sings a few songs, and flies away to her next adventure. Her new book, “Customers Know You Suck,” (2022) is the customer-centricity how-to manual. Start investigating what's holding you back from improving customer-centricity. Learn how to be value-led: how much value we can frequently create for potential and current customers. Connect with Jon Dwoskin: Twitter: @jdwoskin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.dwoskin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejondwoskinexperience/ Website: https://jondwoskin.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jondwoskin/ Email: email@example.com Get Jon's Book: The Think Big Movement: Grow your business big. Very Big! Connect with Debbie Levitt: Website: customercentricity.com LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/debbielevitt YouTube: youtube.com/@CX-CC *E – explicit language may be used in this podcast.
Jean Coetzee: Purpose-Driven Success, Discovering A Scrum Master's Unique Path Read the full Show Notes and search through the world's largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. In this episode, Jean explores the profound connection between success and personal purpose for Scrum Masters. He prompts reflection on whether one's sense of accomplishment is derived from their own purpose or external influences. Jean emphasizes that success is subjective and may not align with conventional notions. He offers a tip to disconnect from external influences and reconnect with one's purpose, akin to a metaphorical "fasting." By going into nature and seeking solitude, individuals can discover a deeper sense of purpose, ultimately redefining their own path to success in Scrum Mastery. Featured Retrospective Format for the Week: Beyond Retrospectives. The Futurespectives, A Forward-Thinking Retrospective Format In this episode, Jean advocates for reevaluating the traditional approach to retrospectives in Agile practices. He challenges the prevailing bias towards established practices and encourages a reimagining of retrospectives. Jean emphasizes the importance of clarifying desired outcomes and suggests exploring alternative formats like futurespectives. He urges teams to focus on deeper understanding rather than rushing to find solutions, and advises considering the holistic needs of the team. Jean's approach prioritizes flexibility and adaptability to ensure that the retrospective format aligns with the team's current priorities and challenges. [IMAGE HERE] Retrospectives, planning sessions, vision workshops, we are continuously helping teams learn about how to collaborate in practice! In this Actionable Agile Tools book, Jeff Campbell shares some of the tools he's learned over a decade of coaching Agile Teams. The pragmatic coaching book you need, right now! Buy Actionable Agile Tools on Amazon, or directly from the author, and supercharge your facilitation toolbox! About Jean Coetzee Jean is passionate about humans, and how they work together from a psychology and neuroscience perspective. Jean, credits the early ScrumMaster podcasts for shaping his Agile career. These insightful episodes provided vital guidance during the early days, boosting confidence in serving others effectively. Jean learned to navigate uncertainties and gain confidence in their Scrum Master role, all thanks to this and other podcast contributors. You can link with Jean Coetze on LinkedIn.
Adam welcomes Aly Orloff, Lead Agile Instructor and Coach at Lockheed Martin to the podcast to talk about all things innovation. They discuss the importance of encouraging a culture of innovation (which includes letting go of your fear of failure) and considering whether a healthy appetite for risk might have changed the fates of companies like Blockbuster or Kodak. Aly also shares her experience implementing SAFe at Lockheed Martin. To close out, she leaves us with three tips to convince others to adopt the IP iteration. Like what you hear? Connect with Aly on LinkedIn. Explore SAFe courses here.
In this episode, Brian sits down with Susan Fitzell to unravel the realm of neurodiversity in the workplace. Join them as they explore the intricacies of accommodating neurodivergent individuals, discussing the challenges they face and the strategies to foster an inclusive environment for everyone on your team. Overview Today, join host Brian Milner in an insightful conversation with Susan Fitzell as they explore the intricate world of neurodiversity within Agile environments. Listen in to gain valuable insights into the challenges neurodivergent individuals encounter and discover effective strategies, from reevaluating dress codes to adapting communication methods, to foster an inclusive workspace. Susan provides practical tips that offer a fresh perspective on accommodating diverse work and communication styles, empowering teams to collaborate successfully. Tune in to revolutionize your leadership approach by embracing the unique strengths neurodivergent team members bring, and create an environment where every individual can thrive. Listen Now to Discover: [00:00] - Brian introduces guest Susan Fitzell, a certified speaking professional, and author to discuss neurodiversity in the workplace. [03:24] - Susan explains the evolving neurodiversity language, now encompassing diverse brain wiring, including conditions like ADHD and autism, and discusses terminology challenges. [08:22] - Brian shares his own personal connection to ADHD and a story about his daughter’s autism and her triumphs. [10:40] - The challenges of diagnosing autism in females and how the criteria are based on male presentations. [15:16] - The importance of neurodiversity for Scrum Masters and leaders, and the challenges of recognizing neurodivergence, especially in females adept at masking. [19:19] - The need for flexibility in understanding neurodivergent team members, the impact of past negative experiences, and the importance of soft skills for a collaborative Agile team. [21:33] - Susan addresses the high unemployment rate (80%) among neurodivergent adults, especially autistic individuals, and highlights challenges in interviewing. [24:22] -The importance of recognizing and leveraging the unique skills of neurodivergent individuals on Agile teams, and acknowledging their specialized contributions. [25:41] - Brian shares a study that indicates young autistic individuals choose computer science degrees at three times the general public's rate, emphasizing the likelihood of having neurodivergent individuals on your teams. [26:04] - The Agile Mentors Podcast is brought to you by Mountain Goat Software and their Certified Scrum Master Training Class. Despite the name, it's not just for Scrum Masters, it's designed for anyone who wants to understand Scrum and add value to any team. For more information click on the Mountain Goat Software Certified Scrum and Agile Training Schedule. [27:41] - Susan addresses accommodations in the workplace for neurodivergent individuals. [28:10] - Brian and Susan discuss specific aspects scrum masters should consider for accommodating neurodivergent individuals within team environments. [31:30] - Susan shares insights on sensory sensitivities and the challenges of conforming to things like dress codes for neurodivergent individuals. [34:16] - The significance of recognizing and accommodating sensory preferences for better productivity. [35:27] - The positive impact of remote work on neurodivergent individuals, allowing them to create a comfortable work environment tailored to their needs. [37:35] - Susan emphasizes the importance of understanding team members as individuals to recognize and embrace the diversity of strengths and challenges in their teams. [40:19] - Supporting neurodivergent team members through workspace recommendations, emotional check-ins, and communication preferences. [41:04] - Brian mentions Susan’s Neurodiversity in the Workplace and "The Autism at Work Playbook" as valuable resources. [43:36] - Brian thanks Susan for her insights. You can connect with Susan and there are more resources at her website at https://susanfitzell.com/, or by sending her an email. [44:19] - If this topic was impactful to you and you want to continue the discussion, join the Agile Mentors Community where we have a topic discussion for each podcast episode. [45:18] - Please share this episode with others if you found it useful. Send feedback and suggestions for future episodes to firstname.lastname@example.org. And don’t forget to subscribe to the Agile Mentors Podcast on Apple Podcasts so you never miss an episode. References and resources mentioned in the show: Susan Fitzell Neurodiversity in the Workplace "Autism at Work Playbook" Autism in Heels Subscribe to the Agile Mentors Podcast on Apple Podcasts Certified Scrum Master Training and Scrum Certification Certified Scrum Product Owner Training Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® Mountain Goat Software Certified Scrum and Agile Training Schedule Join the Agile Mentors Community Want to get involved? This show is designed for you, and we’d love your input. Enjoyed what you heard today? Please leave a rating and a review. It really helps, and we read every single one. Got an Agile subject you’d like us to discuss or a question that needs an answer? Share your thoughts with us at email@example.com This episode’s presenters are: Brian Milner is SVP of coaching and training at Mountain Goat Software. He's passionate about making a difference in people's day-to-day work, influenced by his own experience of transitioning to Scrum and seeing improvements in work/life balance, honesty, respect, and the quality of work. Susan Fitzell, M.Ed., CSP, is a renowned neurodiversity speaker, coach, and consultant with over 30 years of experience. Specializing in training neurodivergent thinkers, including those with dyslexia, autism, ADD, and ADHD, Susan is a trusted expert and author of 16 books. With a holistic approach and dedication to creating competitive learning cultures, she collaborates with organizations globally to maximize the potential of neurodivergent individuals.
Jean Coetzee: Reimagining Leadership, A Crucial Element in Agile Transformations Read the full Show Notes and search through the world's largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. In this episode, Jean delves into the critical role of change in Agile adoption and practice. He emphasizes that "change" better encapsulates Agile's essence, as opposed to its sometimes negative connotations. He explores the challenges faced by Scrum Masters when guiding teams through the change process. Jean advises embracing the discomfort of uncertainty and highlights the importance of finding a change role model within the organization. He stresses that the true challenge lies in the "being" part of change, not just the "doing," and advocates for a reimagined approach to leadership in order to navigate future transformations effectively. [IMAGE HERE] As Scrum Master we work with change continuously! Do you have your own change framework that provides the guidance, and queues you need when working with change? The Lean Change Management framework is a fully defined, lean-startup inspired change framework that can be used as the backbone of any change process! You can buy Lean Change Management the book at Amazon. Also available in French, Spanish, German and Portuguese. About Jean Coetzee Jean is passionate about humans, and how they work together from a psychology and neuroscience perspective. Jean, credits the early ScrumMaster podcasts for shaping his Agile career. These insightful episodes provided vital guidance during the early days, boosting confidence in serving others effectively. Jean learned to navigate uncertainties and gain confidence in their Scrum Master role, all thanks to this and other podcast contributors. You can link with Jean Coetze on LinkedIn.
When the Agile Team Says, "We Don't Need xyz Meeting..." So, let's translate the “we don't need statement” to what you're really saying: Sprint Planning: We do Sprint planning because we are committed to delivering incrementally. There are so many benefits of delivering incrementally. So, what you're really saying is that you don't need sprints benefits: We don't need risk mitigation, early feedback, visibility, transparency, and adaptability. Daily Scrum: I hear very often that Daily meetings are not necessary. But what you're really saying is: We don't need our team to be synchronized. There is no value in identifying blockers early and embracing fast decision-making. Sprint Review: Although Sprint review is the main point when you collaborate with your stakeholders, some people find it unnecessary. In this case, what these people are really saying is: We don't need to engage our stakeholders and gather feedback from them. It's totally the same if we're doing the right thing or not. Retrospective: For some reason, people tend to kill this meeting first. The problem is that then you're killing the most important part of the agile — continuous improvements. So, what you're really saying is the scariest one: We don't need to improve. How to connect with AgileDad: - [website] https://www.agiledad.com/ - [instagram] https://www.instagram.com/agile_coach/ - [facebook] https://www.facebook.com/RealAgileDad/ - [Linkedin] https://www.linkedin.com/in/leehenson/
Is your funding rationale the best match for your organization's MVPs and development value stream? In today's episode, Joe Vallone, SPCT and SAFe® Fellow, describes the Real Options financial framework and why it's attractive for funding Lean-Agile development. Read the article Joe mentions in the podcast. Like what you hear? Connect with Joe on LinkedIn. Explore SAFe courses here.
Who knew emojis could become the language of a podcast? Welcome to our centennial milestone episode of Corporate Strategy podcast, where we've used emojis to do the talking! As we reminisce our shared experiences over Thanksgiving and query about striking the right work-life balance, we also navigate through several diverse and stimulating topics. Curious about brain implants or frustrated with Apple's messaging standards? Well, you won't want to miss our engaging conversation revolving around these and the trust we put in the FDA approval process. We then rekindle our classic debate, pitching meetings against emails, drawing examples from Sam Altman's Open AI situation. Agile methodologies, enhancing communication strategies, and improving project management are also on our discussion plate, all aiming to showcase how a productive work culture can be built and sustained.And as a special treat, we have our guest, Restrepo, joining us in our Discord community where we will exchange thoughts on late-stage capitalism and much more. So, gear up for an enlightening blend of corporate strategy insights, a dash of humor, and thought-provoking discussions in our 100th episode. Let's continue to learn, laugh, and grow together in this extraordinary journey.Support the showUseful LinksVisit our website to contact us and submit topicsJoin the conversation on the Corporate Fam DiscordFollow us on LinkedInGet some Corporate Strategy MerchElevator Music by Julian Avila Promoted by MrSnoozeDon't forget ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it helps!
Weronika Michaluk is Digital Health Principal and SaMD Lead at HTD Health, a company dedicated to planning, designing and developing custom healthcare software. Weronika is an experienced professional with a diverse background in the fields of biomedical engineering, international business, and public health. In this episode she shares the differences between the waterfall and agile methodologies, what sprints and scrums are, controlling scope creep, working with a company that does not have agile experience, assuring regulatory compliance, and the tools and tech stack that are used in today's software development environment. Links from this episode:Weronika Michaluk LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/weronika-michaluk-mba-43811698HTD Health https://htdhealth.comSupport the showConnect with Mastering Medical Device: Website: https://www.masteringmedicaldevice.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mastering-medical-device Patrick Kothe LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-kothe Patrick Kothe Twitter: https://twitter.com/patrickkothe Support the show for as little as $3/month: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1286645/support Thanks for listening!
Jean Coetzee: From Obsession to Ownership, Avoiding the Deadline Trap in Agile Teams Read the full Show Notes and search through the world's largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. In this episode, Jean recounts a cautionary tale of a team with an unhealthy obsession with meeting deadlines. The team's relentless pursuit led to a sense of loss of control and disconnection from the broader reality, paralleling themes from "The Matrix." Jean emphasizes the importance of reclaiming control over one's time and lives, and urges listeners to reflect on what makes a high-performing team member. He underscores that meeting deadlines should not be the sole purpose of a team, and that true ownership lies in a more holistic approach to achieving success. Featured Book of the Week: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink In this segment, Jean discusses the profound impact of Jocko Willink's book, "Extreme Ownership," on his journey as a Scrum Master. He highlights how the concept of ownership is crucial in Agile practices and applies not only to individuals but to the entire team. The book emphasizes the importance of understanding, camaraderie, and trust within a team, ultimately leading to high performance. Jean stresses that roles don't define ownership; it's a collective responsibility for achieving success in Agile endeavors, making "Extreme Ownership" a valuable resource for both Scrum Masters and product owners. [IMAGE HERE] Do you wish you had decades of experience? Learn from the Best Scrum Masters In The World, Today! The Tips from the Trenches - Scrum Master edition audiobook includes hours of audio interviews with SM's that have decades of experience: from Mike Cohn to Linda Rising, Christopher Avery, and many more. Super-experienced Scrum Masters share their hard-earned lessons with you. Learn those today, make your teams awesome! About Jean Coetzee Jean is passionate about humans, and how they work together from a psychology and neuroscience perspective. Jean, credits the early ScrumMaster podcasts for shaping his Agile career. These insightful episodes provided vital guidance during the early days, boosting confidence in serving others effectively. Jean learned to navigate uncertainties and gain confidence in their Scrum Master role, all thanks to this and other podcast contributors. You can link with Jean Coetze on LinkedIn.
In this heartfelt episode of The Meta-Cast Podcast, Bob and Josh open up about the power of mentorship. Bob shares personal stories of mentoring Josh and the critical role mentorship plays in leadership. They explore why mentorship and coaching are vital for leaders and organizations. Discover the secrets to building effective teams and growing your leadership capacity. Tune in for invaluable insights and actionable advice that can transform your leadership journey. Do More Than Listen:We now create video versions of every episode and post them on our YouTube page. If you're really eager, you can tune in on Twitch to watch us record every episode. Keep The Conversation Going:We love our community. We love interacting with our community even more, and our Discord server is the place for that! Give us feedback, bring up topic ideas, or just ask few questions. We're here to help! Join our community now!Help Us Spread The Word: Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on iTunes, or by giving to our Patreon campaign. Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible. Thanks for sharing!Ask Us Questions 24/7In today's competitive professional landscape, maximizing productivity is crucial. AI-powered personal assistants, like Walter, offer professionals a powerful tool to unlock their productivity potential. By enhancing efficiency, automating tasks, facilitating collaboration, and providing intelligent insights, Walter empowers professionals to focus on meaningful work and achieve more in their professional lives. Embrace the power of AI and unleash your productivity with an AI-powered personal assistant like Walter.Remember, time is your most valuable asset as a professional. Invest it wisely with Walter!Introduction (00:00:00)The significance of mentorship (00:01:30)Personal mentoring experiences (00:02:32)The importance of being coachable (00:03:40)Josh's mentoring journey (00:06:00)The role of leaders in growing teams (00:10:57)The need for leadership agility (00:11:50)Creating a succession plan (00:13:37)Seeking coaching for leadership growth (00:15:59)Thanksgiving traditions and stuffing vs. dressing debate (00:16:41)This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Taking the Team Coaching Zone Podcast stage this week is James Edmondson! Jame is an Organisational Effectiveness Consultant, a Systemic Team Coach, a Student of Agile and a Veteran. James presently is an Enterprise Agile Coach at Scrum Inc. In this episode host Dr. Krister Lowe explores James' journey as a commanding officer in the Royal Australian Navy, to his transition to a number of private sector roles, to his discovery and evolution into team coaching and agile, and to his exciting work scaling teams and teams-of-teams. You can learn more about James at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-edmondson/ This is a fascinating episode that listeners will surely not want to miss! Listen to this and past episodes of the TCZ Podcast via your your favorite podcast player (e.g. Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio and more) or at https://team-coaching-zone.teachable.com. And for ongoing dialogue about team coaching join us in the Team Coaching Learning Community group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8227188/
When you combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer collaboration, and technology, you get a well-run company that leans into technological advancements. That's what we're learning about in this episode with Sam Simons, President of OEM Controls On this episode, Ari and Sam talk about OEM Controls, which specializes in industrial joystick controllers as well as Internet of Things (IOT) hardware that allows data from the customers' machines to be collected and analyzed. Ari and Sam talk about what IOT is, how OEM is harnessing it, and the many applications that will help their customers' machinery be more efficient, cost effective, and safe. They discuss how OEM Controls collaborates with other companies and their customers to be sure that end users get the products they need. They also dive into OEM Controls' Agile/Lean journey. It's a technology-forward, lively conversation! Sam's favorite book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey and Plan to Pivot, Gerry Starsia Sam Simons, OEM Controls Website: https://www.oemcontrols.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/oem-controls/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/oemcontrolsinc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oemcontrolsinc/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oem_controls/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2dhoFVpIAn-CcZ7SvqPzEQ Sam's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/srnsimons/ Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP Company Website: https://compassmsp.com/ Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/compass-msp/ Podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeinAmericaPodcast Podcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/made-in-america-podcast-with-ari Podcast YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/MadeinAmericaPodcastwithAri Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/ Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/ Podcast executive production by Gael Communications: https://www.gaelcommunications.com/ Sam and Ari discuss: Internet of Things (IOT) Off-highway machinery Agile methodology Agile strategic management Customer Collaboration
Jean Coetzee: Unpacking Ownership, Accountability, and Responsibility in Scrum Read the full Show Notes and search through the world's largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. In this episode, Jean shares a pivotal moment in his role as a Scrum Master with a newly formed team. With limited experience in Scrum, the team struggled to grasp the concepts of ownership, accountability, and responsibility. Jean recognized the need for experimentation and introduced the idea of pushing a car from point A to B, emphasizing that the task was about getting the car to its destination, not just pushing it. Through this analogy and patient guidance, Jean successfully shifted the team's focus from tasks to delivering true value in their Agile practices. [IMAGE HERE] Recovering from failure, or difficult moments is a critical skill for Scrum Masters. Not only because of us, but also because the teams, and stakeholders we work with will also face these moments! We need inspiring stories to help them, and ourselves! The Bungsu Story, is an inspiring story by Marcus Hammarberg which shows how a Coach can help organizations recover even from the most disastrous situations! Learn how Marcus helped The Bungsu, a hospital in Indonesia, recover from near-bankruptcy, twice! Using Lean and Agile methods to rebuild an organization and a team! An inspiring story you need to know about! Buy the book on Amazon: The Bungsu Story - How Lean and Kanban Saved a Small Hospital in Indonesia. Twice. and Can Help You Reshape Work in Your Company. About Jean Coetzee Jean is passionate about humans, and how they work together from a psychology and neuroscience perspective. Jean, credits the early ScrumMaster podcasts for shaping his Agile career. These insightful episodes provided vital guidance during the early days, boosting confidence in serving others effectively. Jean learned to navigate uncertainties and gain confidence in their Scrum Master role, all thanks to this and other podcast contributors. You can link with Jean Coetze on LinkedIn.
This test tool can be found at https://Cypress.io How to build an end to end test: https://docs.cypress.io/guides/end-to-end-testing/writing-your-first-end-to-end-test#What-you-ll-learn Learning Scrum or Agile doesn't have to be boring! Enjoy learning from this project management comic series! Agile consultant Ace takes on the hard clients so you can learn from his misadventures. JoeColantonio.com - Joe Colantonio says: "I find myself pulled into the story and relating to it, and after reading, I'm able to apply the principles presented.” Click the comic cover above to see what's available on Amazon. (Bonus: Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited get the first episode of each storyline free.)
If you want to learn the theoretical differences between these terms, you are better off checking it out on the web. Just do a search and you'll find a lot of hits. But, if you want to get a sense of the more practical differences, and how you should apply it in the context of your specific project, then you may want to give this podcast a listen. #projectmanagement Manage your projects on https://snowpal.com. Keep it simple.
In this episode, we discuss Jon Kern's, coauthor of the Agile Manfesto, LinkedIn post calling for a return to Agile basics and reimagining it for the future.Join Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, Sheila Eckert, Sheila McGrath, Hendrik Esser, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore topics related to Agile. For details on the next live event, please visit acnpodcast.org.(00:00) Introduction(05:25) Back-to-Basics(46:26) Wrap upSupport the show
This week, Justin Thatil, your host, welcomes Quincy Jordan and Pamela Dukes, Olympic Athlete and Agilist, who engage in a thoughtful conversation regarding how these two areas of expertise intertwine and how the abilities applied to professional sports enhance her role as an Agilist. In this episode, you will learn about Pamela's journey as a professional athlete, the lessons learned, and the challenges that brought the knowledge that enriched her experience in the Agile arena. Key Takeaways Pamela shares her most significant lessons as an Olympian and Hall of Fame athlete: “What got you here will keep you here.” You don't need a Herculean effort to go on; you just have to stay consistent. The Team has to support each other. If you are not competing, you are busy cheering for someone else. Quincy, who also went through his athlete years, brings two of the most meaningful teachings he obtained from his coach: All the way through (you don't stop until you are done). Run your race (stay away from comparisons). The Scrum framework mirrors the structure of College Athletics. The Head Coach was the Chief Product Officer, and his assistants were the product officers. The Scrum Master was the Team captain. The plans set for training could be weekly, monthly, or yearly, and once arranged, that was the guideline the athletes follow every day. Everyone knew the plan, but when circumstances changed, the plan was adjusted accordingly. These dynamics work similarly in Scrum; there are planned sprints and releases. At the end of each week, they would do competition drills where performance was tested (which looks like a sprints review) followed by a talk, reflecting on what could be improved (a lot like retrospectives). Get the lead, keep the lead. It is easier to do well and keep doing well than getting into a technical or cultural debt and getting out of it. Empower your Team: The success criteria should be how well you teach others. Practicing skill sharing is critically important. Leaders should walk away from the dangerous “hero complex”; a true leader teaches others how to do what they do. No one is particularly responsible; a Team succeeds and walks through challenges together. Each Team member has to do their part for the entire Team to reach the goal. Want to Learn More or Get in Touch? Visit the website and catch up with all the episodes on AgileThought.com! Email your thoughts or suggestions to Podcast@AgileThought.com or Tweet @AgileThought using #AgileThoughtPodcast!
Agile Transformation messbar machen? Na klar! Aber auf Ebene des Managements? Auch das geht! In dieser Folge sprechen Miriam und Ellen mit Felix Stein darüber, wie er und sein Team der Agile Process GmbH den Fortschritt agiler Transformationen in Unternehmen messbar machen. Und zwar nicht auf Ebene der Umsetzungsteams, sondern direkt beim Management. Dazu haben Felix und sein Team sieben handfeste Metriken entwickelt, die die Umsetzung der Rahmenbedingungen von agilen Strukturen messen. Felix stellt uns die sieben Metriken vor und schildert anhand anschaulicher Beispiele wie die Kennzahlen im Sinne der Agilität genutzt werden können. Direkten Kontakt zu Felix Stein könnt Ihr über LinkedIn oder Xing aufnehmen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felixsteinhttps://www.xing.com/profile/Felix_Stein Ihr könnt mit Felix auf dem Bonner Scrumtisch ins Gespräch kommen: https://scrumtischbonn.wordpress.com Mehr über die Agile Process GmbH erfahrt Ihr hier: https://www.agile-process.com/de/ #agile_world #AgileWorld #Agile #AgileTalkShow #AgileManifiesto #AgileCoach #ScrumMaster Agile World Deutsch Facebook Agile World Deutsch LinkedIn Agile World Deutsch Buchseite Agile World Deutsch Webseite Big Thank You to Sabrina C E Noto Karl A L Smith Agile World ® News and Broadcast Network © 2023 California, USA | Music by Debs from Detoxen (Facebook)
How can leaders navigate the complexities of entrepreneurship and personal challenges in the modern business world? In this episode, Denis hosts two insightful conversations with Irina and Nick, each sharing their unique experiences in leadership and personal growth. Irina recounts her entrepreneurial journey, beginning with a fulfillment center in China and culminating in the founding of Trackmage.com, a software service for e-commerce entrepreneurs. She discusses the role of agile methodologies in managing IT and e-commerce uncertainties and highlights her company's emphasis on remote team management and a diverse international workforce. Nick, an international bestselling author based in Singapore, shares his rich background in advertising and communication across Southeast Asia. Nick opens up about his personal challenges, coping with loneliness, stress, and depression following a divorce and job change. These experiences inspired him to write "Executive Loneliness." Nick emphasizes the importance of seeking help in times of change and shares his transformation into an Ironman athlete. In this episode:Irina discusses her background, from starting a business in China to creating Trackmage.com.How Irina transitioned into leadership roles, initially unintentionally, then as a certified Scrum Master and Agile coach.Irina shares Trackmage.com's operations, their remote-first philosophy, and the structure of its international team.Nick shares his journey from Sweden to Australia, then to Southeast Asia, taking up significant leadership roles.Nick talks about his book, inspired by his experiences with loneliness and stress in the executive world.Nick shares his struggle with loneliness, unhealthy habits, and the death of a friend, leading him to write his book.The stigma of mental health in leadership; We discuss the findings from Nick's surveys on loneliness and mental health among senior executives.Main takeaways:Agile practices are crucial in fields with high uncertainty, such as IT and e-commerce, to enhance team productivity.Building a successful remote-first company requires trust in part-time or freelance team members, often leading to higher reliability.Realizing the importance of customers over suppliers can be a pivotal moment in business strategy.Personal struggles, like loneliness and depression, can be transformative and inspire impactful work.It's crucial to ask for help during periods of change and not to suffer in isolation.There's a concerning trend of executives suffering in silence due to the stigma surrounding mental health. We need to normalize getting help and fostering environments where open conversations about mental well-being are encouraged.Quotes:"You cannot do everything alone... that's when I realized that I'm really good with people and structuring them into functional teams." – Irina Poddubnaia "Agile is applicable everywhere where you deal with uncertainty." – Irina Poddubnaia "About 30 percent of the senior executives... were suffering from loneliness in the workplace." – Nick Jonsson"84 percent said they would not talk about [mental struggles] in their company." – Nick JonssonConnect with Denis: Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group:
Being Thankful for Agile: A Deep Dive into Appreciation In the expansive universe of project management and software development, it's easy to get ensnared in the intricacies of metrics, deliverables, and the ever-looming shadow of deadlines. Yet today, I'd like to invite you on a different journey. One that traverses the realms of emotions, relationships, and profound gratitude, centered around our experience with Agile. Gratitude is a potent emotion. It goes beyond mere acknowledgment; it's an immersive experience that ties us to moments, individuals, and events that shape our lives. So, you might wonder, how does such a deeply personal sentiment intersect with the professional framework of Agile? Our embarkation with Agile wasn't just a strategic shift. It represented a transformative expedition that recalibrated our perspective on work, the art of collaboration, and personal and collective growth. Before Agile graced our processes, many of us navigated work landscapes that, at times, felt stifling, bound by rigid protocols that seldom left room for spontaneity. Agile was the fresh breeze that introduced an environment of adaptability, fostering unity, and engendering genuine connections among team members. As we wade deeper into this reflective pool, I want to delineate the multifaceted gifts of Agile: Flexibility: At its core, Agile offers more than just an adaptable work model. It's a philosophy that teaches us to embrace change – to view challenges not as roadblocks but as opportunities to pivot and grow. This adaptability isn't just about circumventing hurdles but about fluidly navigating our professional terrain with a vision and purpose. Collaboration: Beyond the rudimentary concept of teamwork, Agile has sown the seeds of profound collaboration in our midst. Through its tenets, we've built bridges of trust, fostered open channels of communication, and celebrated the mosaic of skills and perspectives each member contributes. It's a dance of synergy, where every individual's rhythm adds to the collective melody. Continuous Improvement: Agile's magic isn't limited to enhancing our deliverables; it's about the holistic elevation of our teams. It propels us into a cycle of introspection, relentless learning, and shared growth. Every retrospective, every feedback loop, becomes a step towards collective excellence. Yet, gratitude isn't a mere sentiment to be voiced; it pulsates in our daily actions. Each nod of acknowledgment, every moment of patience, every feedback session, and our unwavering commitment to bettering ourselves – these are our tributes to Agile. In this tapestry of gratitude, AgileDad wishes to weave its thread of thanks. Our gratitude isn't sought but extended. To everyone who has entrusted us with their training and coaching aspirations, know that your faith is both our motivation and our guiding star. It galvanizes us to not just impart training but curate transformative experiences that resonate with the spirit of Agile. To encapsulate, our journey with Agile isn't a linear path towards set destinations. It's a rich odyssey filled with lessons, pivots, challenges, triumphs, and deep-seated connections. As we continue to traverse this path, may our compass be calibrated by gratitude, ensuring our professional endeavors are as enriching and profound as our personal evolutions. Thank you for sharing this moment of reflection. I eagerly anticipate your thoughts, narratives, and the myriad ways Agile has sculpted your professional journey. How to connect with AgileDad: - [website] https://www.agiledad.com/ - [instagram] https://www.instagram.com/agile_coach/ - [facebook] https://www.facebook.com/RealAgileDad/ - [Linkedin] https://www.linkedin.com/in/leehenson/
In this episode of the Agile Mentors Podcast, join host Brian Milner in a heartfelt Thanksgiving reflection filled with gratitude to listeners of the show and a sneak peek into what's coming up on the podcast. Overview With gratitude at the forefront, Agile Mentors Podcast host Brian Milner reflects on the year's journey toward agility by extending heartfelt appreciation for listeners of the show and their contributions and dedication to making workplaces better. Listen in as Brian shares the power of gratitude and recognizing those who challenge the norms for the sake of improvement and go the extra mile to get the job done. Tune in for an insightful Thanksgiving message, sprinkled with valuable tips for team appreciation and building a positive culture within the Agile community. Listen Now to Discover: [00:45] - Brian welcomes listeners to this special Thanksgiving week show. [01:22] - Brian shares his thanks for those he and Mike Cohn were able to meet at Agile 2023. [02:09] - Gratitude for the growing list of ideas for upcoming shows. Brian explains the backlog process of the Agile Mentors Podcast from Mountain Goat Software to ensure a thoughtful and tailored exploration of agile themes. [02:30] - Praise goes a long way— Brian shares his ideas for finding opportunities to say thank you to your teams. [03:52] - Advice for a mix of public and private appreciation. [04:33] - Cultivating a positive organizational culture —it's a complex and time-consuming process. Brian shares his advice for listeners who want to improve the work environment. [05:52] - Praise for the imperfect solutions. [06:19] - A Holiday break and then a whole new slate of episodes of the Agile Mentors Podcast for 2024. If you have feedback or a great idea for an episode of the show? Great! Just send us an email and don’t forget to subscribe to the Agile Mentors Podcast on Apple Podcasts or your favorite platform so you never miss an episode. References and resources mentioned in the show: Previous Episodes of the Agile Mentors Podcast from Mountain Goat Software Subscribe to the Agile Mentors Podcast on Apple Podcasts Certified Scrum Master Training and Scrum Certification Certified Scrum Product Owner Training Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® Mountain Goat Software Certified Scrum and Agile Training Schedule Join the Agile Mentors Community Want to get involved? This show is designed for you, and we’d love your input. Enjoyed what you heard today? Please leave a rating and a review. It really helps, and we read every single one. Got an Agile subject you’d like us to discuss or a question that needs an answer? Share your thoughts with us at email@example.com This episode’s presenters are: Brian Milner is SVP of coaching and training at Mountain Goat Software. He's passionate about making a difference in people's day-to-day work, influenced by his own experience of transitioning to Scrum and seeing improvements in work/life balance, honesty, respect, and the quality of work.
In this episode we unpack the fifth commitment from the Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching; Ensuring value in the relationship. We uncover the thinking behind the section, its inclusion in the Code of Ethics and its application in coaching. About the Featured Guests Vinnie Gill puts people and culture first. She enjoys connecting with people and companies to find their purpose, walking alongside them in their organisational growth journey. Her passion is influencing change at the Enterprise level. She is deeply involved in the Agile community, speaks at international conferences and has a special interest in educating and education being the tool that empowers people. Follow Vinnie Gill on LinkedIn Tom Cagley is a consultant, speaker, podcaster, author, coach, and agile guide who leads organizations and teams to unlock their inherent greatness. He has developed estimation models and has supported organizations developing classic and agile estimates. Tom helps teams and organizations improve cycle time, productivity, quality, morale, and customer satisfaction, and then prove it. Follow Tom Cagley on LinkedIn Follow @tcagley on Twitter Reference(s) Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching https://www.agilealliance.org/resources/initiatives/agile-coaching-ethics/ The Women in Agile community champions inclusion and diversity of thought, regardless of gender, and this podcast is a platform to share new voices and stories with the Agile community and the business world, because we believe that everyone is better off when more, diverse ideas are shared. Podcast Library: www.womeninagile.org/podcast Women in Agile Org Website: www.womeninagile.org Connect with us on social media! LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/womeninagile/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/womeninagile/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/womeninagileorg Please take a moment to rate and review the Women in Agile podcast on your favorite podcasting platform. This is the best way to help us amplify the voices and wisdom of the talent women and allies in our community! Be sure to take a screenshot of your rating and review and post it on social media with the hashtag #womeninagile to help spread the word and continue to elevate Women in Agile. About our Hosts Leslie Morse is an agilist at heart. She was leveraging agile practices and appreciating agile principles long before she even knew what they were. Her agile journey officially started in 2010 and she never looked back. Her career has taken many twists and turns. She led a digital marketing start-up in college, was involved with replatforming Lowes.com while they adopted agile practices, provided training and coaching for agile transformation across a wide array of industries, and now serves as a Product Owner for Scrum.org. She is trained in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) and has been involved in with Women in Agile since its original inception at Scrum Gathering 2013 in Las Vegas. You can follow Leslie on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesliejdotnet). About our Sponsor Scrum.org is the Home of Scrum, founded in 2009 by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber focused on helping people and teams solve complex problems by improving how they work through higher levels of professionalism. Scrum.org provides free online resources, consistent experiential live training, ongoing learning paths, and certification for people with all levels of Scrum knowledge. You can learn more about the organization by visiting www.scrum.org.
Being a Scrum Master Requires Coffee: 5 Ways Coffee Makes Scrum Taste Better From keeping the team on track to navigating difficult conversations with stakeholders, there's always something brewing in the Agile world. That's why, my dear fellow Scrum Masters, I'm here to tell you that being a Scrum Master requires coffee. And not just any coffee, but a rich, aromatic brew that can fuel your brain and your passion for Agile. So grab your mug, and let's dive into five ways coffee makes Scrum taste better. Coffee can give you an energy boost to tackle the daily scrum meetingCoffee is like a shot of adrenaline for your brain. When you're up early for the daily scrum meeting and need to get in the zone, a cup of bold and robust coffee can give you the energy boost you need to start the day on the right foot. Keep a bag of Colombian beans nearby! Coffee can help you stay focused during sprint planningSprint planning is the time when your team sets the stage for the upcoming sprint. With a lot on your mind, it's easy to get distracted. But a cup of smooth, sweet mocha coffee can help you stay focused and centered. The chocolatey notes will bring a little bit of sweetness to a tough planning session. Mocha is a crowd pleaser for sprint planning meetings! Coffee can help you navigate difficult conversations with stakeholdersAs a Scrum Master, you're responsible for keeping everyone aligned and on the same page. Sometimes, that means having tough conversations with stakeholders. But when the going gets tough, the tough drink espresso. The intense flavor and caffeine jolt can help you stay sharp and focused in even the most challenging situations. Coffee can help you power through sprint reviews and retrospectivesSprint reviews and retrospectives are essential for reflecting on the last sprint and preparing for the next one. But they can also be draining. That's when you need a macchiato boost to keep you going. The smooth milk and espresso combination is the perfect fuel for your brain and your taste buds. Coffee can help you celebrate sprint successesFinally, when you and your team have completed a successful sprint, it's time to celebrate. And what better way to do that than with a cup of flavored coffee? Whether it's a Frappuccino or Pumpkin Spice Latte, a special treat can be the perfect way to cap off a job well done! https://medium.com/the-agile-analyst/why-being-a-scrum-master-requires-coffee-5-ways-coffee-makes-scrum-taste-better-7d5c6daea3f5 How to connect with AgileDad: - [website] https://www.agiledad.com/ - [instagram] https://www.instagram.com/agile_coach/ - [facebook] https://www.facebook.com/RealAgileDad/ - [Linkedin] https://www.linkedin.com/in/leehenson/
Join us in this enlightening episode where Serge Knystautas, a seasoned technologist with extensive experience in the gaming industry, dives into the art of crafting outstanding live services and assembling stellar technology teams. As a leader in game development, Serge brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, discussing the intricate challenges unique to game development, the necessity for ongoing innovation, and the pivotal role of technology in curating exceptional player experiences. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes of live service games and how to excel in this dynamic field. Key Takeaways: Empowering Player Experiences Through Technology: Discover how technology acts as a cornerstone in enhancing player experiences in live service games. Adaptive Mindset for Live Services: Learn the importance of evolving your approach and being receptive to player feedback in the constantly changing landscape of live game services. Problem-Solving and Player-Centric Decisions: Gain insights into focusing on core issues and leveraging player feedback to make strategic decisions in game development. Fostering Psychological Safety and Collaboration: Uncover the significance of psychological safety and interdisciplinary teamwork in driving successful live service game projects. Player-First Approach in Game Development: Understand why prioritizing player experiences and satisfaction is key to thriving in the live service game industry. Connect with Serge Knystautas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergeknystautas/ Courses built by game devs for game devs - check out “Succeeding in Game Production” https://www.buildingbettergames.gg/succeeding-in-game-production Sign up for the Building Better Games Newsletter for bi-weekly tips to help you lead game teams! https://buildingbettergames.gg/newsletter/ Check out our website: https://buildingbettergames.gg/ If you think we could help your studio or company build better games, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free 90-minute call! For more episodes, head to the Building Better Games Podlink https://www.pod.link/1559448378 Connect with us: Ben's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-carcich/ Aaron's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doublearon00/ BBG LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/building-better-games/ BBG Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@building_better_games BBG Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/building_better_games/ Content Editor: Jonathan Singh
Max Kolesnikov is a founder and CEO of MKS Technology, an embedded software and controls engineering firm. He has nearly 20 years of experience working in controls and software for real-time, safety-critical applications in automotive and industrial domains.Max offers embedded software and controls engineering consulting for automotive applications.Website: http://mks.technologyEmail: email@example.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/max-kolesnikov-phd-9b41617/ You can find Jeff at https://jeffgable.com.You can find Luca at https://luca.engineer.
Annu Paganus: Short-Term Thinking, Long-Term Consequences, How Agile Teams Create Their Own Problems Read the full Show Notes and search through the world's largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. Annu shares the story of a team that delayed documentation and planning because they expected that the system they were maintaining would eventually be replaced by a new system. However, while she was away on a long leave, the system change did not happen. The team's mindset of impending change led to neglecting long-term considerations, impeding progress. Annu advises teams to scrutinize the narratives they tell themselves about their work and to understand their origins. She stresses the importance of focusing on the present and evolving their work methods based on the current situation. Featured Book of the Week: Keskusteluälykkyys by Helena Åhman Annu shares her passion for personal development and its impact on her professional and personal growth. She recommends the book "Keskusteluälykkyys" by Helena Åhman (link in Finnish) for its valuable lessons on conflict resolution. Annu appreciates how her team's passionate discussions have been productive. She highlights the significance of overcoming conflict as a Scrum Master. Additionally, she praises “Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life”for its insights on fostering a sense of belonging. The book emphasizes the role of routines in reinforcing community bonds, a principle applicable to Agile teams. Annu underlines the importance of creating meaningful rituals within the team dynamic. [IMAGE HERE] Do you wish you had decades of experience? Learn from the Best Scrum Masters In The World, Today! The Tips from the Trenches - Scrum Master edition audiobook includes hours of audio interviews with SM's that have decades of experience: from Mike Cohn to Linda Rising, Christopher Avery, and many more. Super-experienced Scrum Masters share their hard-earned lessons with you. Learn those today, make your teams awesome! About Annu Paganus Annu is a passionate software team Scrum Master who wants to help her team to create an environment where different kind of people can find a smooth way to work together and enjoy their work and private life. Also worked as teacher, software developer, chapter lead and Product Owner. You can link with Annu Paganus on LinkedIn.
Please Rate and Review us on your podcast app of choice!Get involved with Data Mesh Understanding's free community roundtables and introductions: https://landing.datameshunderstanding.com/If you want to be a guest or give feedback (suggestions for topics, comments, etc.), please see hereEpisode list and links to all available episode transcripts here.Provided as a free resource by Data Mesh Understanding. Get in touch with Scott on LinkedIn.Transcript for this episode (link) provided by Starburst. You can download their Data Products for Dummies e-book (info-gated) here and their Data Mesh for Dummies e-book (info gated) here.Stefan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefan-zima-650229b7/In this episode, Scott interviewed Stefan Zima, Data Transformation Lead at RBI (Raiffeisen Bank International AG). To be clear, he was only representing his own views on the episode.Some key takeaways/thoughts from Stefan's point of view:No one has data mesh all figured out. Go talk to each other. But also don't be ashamed that you are running into challenges. So is everyone else. Data mesh implementers also need to share more of the anti-patterns they are finding.Agile transformation really focuses a lot on communication and transparency. Both are very crucial to really any successful transformation initiative. Humans struggle with uncertainty and change so giving them a lot of information especially about the why prevents unnecessary pushback. Relatedly, there are many things we can take from Agile transformation practices to apply to data/data mesh transformation. It's not a copy/paste but there's still much that is very relevant with some tweaks.Many organizations are still focusing on technology-led transformation, whether data or digital in general. You must also change the mindset and organizational approaches if you want to be successful.In banking, the rise of fintechs (financial technology companies) has made it clear that being nimble and quickly acting on data is crucial. Being data driven is required to remain competitive.Data mesh can mean far less friction in getting to serving use cases. Instead of fighting against the data protection office, they are involved from the start. That time to market is especially crucial in banking now.If you can, look to make your data sharing policies and approaches generic enough to only create friction when there truly is something different that should be examined further.If you really want to be 'data-driven', if you really want to be a data company, you have to find and address the friction points in your data processes. Stop trying to simply get better at processes that...
The New Warehouse podcast recently welcomed Ryan Polakoff, the President of Nexterus, for a fascinating discussion on the evolution and challenges of supply chain and warehouse management. Nexterus, a fourth-generation family-owned supply chain, and logistics consulting firm, has been reshaping the supply chain landscape since 1946. With a focus on small to mid-sized companies, Nexterus specializes in outsourced supply chain management, offering innovative solutions ranging from warehouse layout strategies to inventory management and material movement. In this episode, Polakoff shares his unique perspective, gained from two decades of experience and the company's longstanding history, on how supply chain management has transformed into a strategic component in business operations. This conversation is a must-listen for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the supply chain's pivotal role in today's dynamic market environment.Visit Bar Code Depot for 15% off your first RF equipment repair with promo code "Repair15" Free floor tape and floor sign samples from Mighty Line! Get yours here.Follow us on LinkedIn here for more content.Support the show
Annu Paganus: Navigating Complex Collaborations, And Strategies for Handling Difficult PO Dynamics Read the full Show Notes and search through the world's largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. Annu recounts a challenging situation where a new Product Owner, previously a manager, struggled to adapt to the role. The team sought more support, leading to organizational discussions on prioritization. Annu, responsible for addressing the issue, found that the conversation turned personal. She advises involving a third party for mediation and emphasizes improving conversational skills. The experience impacted her relationship with the PO, who eventually transitioned to a different role. Annu underscores the importance of self-awareness and offers tips for handling conflicts, including managing cortisol levels and referencing resources like Nonviolent Communication and the book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High. [IMAGE HERE] Recovering from failure, or difficult moments is a critical skill for Scrum Masters. Not only because of us, but also because the teams, and stakeholders we work with will also face these moments! We need inspiring stories to help them, and ourselves! The Bungsu Story, is an inspiring story by Marcus Hammarberg which shows how a Coach can help organizations recover even from the most disastrous situations! Learn how Marcus helped The Bungsu, a hospital in Indonesia, recover from near-bankruptcy, twice! Using Lean and Agile methods to rebuild an organization and a team! An inspiring story you need to know about! Buy the book on Amazon: The Bungsu Story - How Lean and Kanban Saved a Small Hospital in Indonesia. Twice. and Can Help You Reshape Work in Your Company. About Annu Paganus Annu is a passionate software team Scrum Master who wants to help her team to create an environment where different kind of people can find a smooth way to work together and enjoy their work and private life. Also worked as teacher, software developer, chapter lead and Product Owner. You can link with Annu Paganus on LinkedIn.