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Recent Posts

Using Outcome Based Planning at Home to Effect Social Change

Product Ownership and Online Education with Braden Cundiff

The Business Agility Canvas with Karim Harbott

Disciplined Agile Training Event Recap with Tony Johnson

The Agile Virtual Summit with Adam Weisbart

Using Outcome Based Planning at Home to Effect Social Change

In this episode of the Reluctant Agilist, you’ll hear the story of how a father helped his son use outcome-based planning to define his personal response to what happened to George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter events that followed. 

Ross Beurmann is a seasoned Agile coach (and a co-worker of mine). His son Tom just graduated from high school. When Tom learned about what happened to George Floyd, he felt a need to respond. Attending a local march was definitely an option, but Ross brought some of his coaching experience to bear in the conversation. By working together to define the results his son was looking for and exploring ways to achieve that outcome, Ross and Tom were able to define a plan of action that has impacted local officials, law enforcement, and increased local interest and awareness. This set the stage for Tom to move forward with his efforts to establish lasting local change that will have a positive impact now and into the future.

This story is a little unusual for the podcast, but it provides an impressive example of how what we do at work can be applied at home and to help our friends and our families have a positive impact on the world around them.

drunkenpmradio · Using Outcome Based Planning at Home to Effect Social Change

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Product Ownership and Online Education with Braden Cundiff

Since the Covid-19 Quarantining began, we’ve all had to adjust to our work-life taking place 100% online. Whether you are working in a traditional environment or in Agile, this change has impacted your teams’ ability to engage, learn, and collaborate online. In this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Braden Cundiff who works in the International Division of McGraw-Hill Education serving in a Product Ownership role for international education products. 

Braden’s work involves creating tools and products that are used in collaborative, educational environments all across the globe. He also has a background that includes teaching, agile coaching, and transformation. This allows him to offer a unique perspective on how to create an effective online environment for your teams. 

At the start of the interview, Braden and I also discuss his role as a Product Owner and he offers his take on the one question that comes up in every single Product Owner class I teach … “How do I get better at saying ’No’?”


drunkenpmradio · Helping Your Remote Teams Succeed Online w Braden Cundiff

Contacting Braden

Posted on: June 16, 2020 07:02 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

The Business Agility Canvas with Karim Harbott

The transition to Agile is challenging for any organization. It’s even worse when you do not understand the strategic and business reasons behind the change. This is one of the primary reasons so many Agile transformations fail to achieve lasting change. 

“There is little alignment on what it means to be agile and even less around what it takes to achieve it. Organisations are wasting huge sums of money on coaches and consultants, and no clear approach in mind.”

Karim Harbott created The Business Agility Canvas to help organizations clarify the business drivers leading their change to Agile. In this episode of the podcast, Karim explains the six enablers of business agility and how to use the Business Agility Canvas. 

Karim is a seasoned Agile Trainer, Executive Coach, and a founding partner of Agile Centre. He also currently serves on the Scrum Alliance Board of Directors.

drunkenpmradio · Business Agility Canvas w Karim Harbott


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Contacting Karim

Posted on: June 09, 2020 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Disciplined Agile Training Event Recap with Tony Johnson

This is part 2 of my interview with Tony Johnson from Crosswind PM. In this part of the interview Tony and talk through his recent experience attending a Disciplined Agile Training event held by PMI. We also share our thoughts and opinions on why PMI acquired Disciplined Agile and Flex and how we are expecting that to impact the Project Management community. 

In the first part of the interview, which you can find here, Tony and I discussed some of the upcoming changes to the Project Management Institute's Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), how that will impact the PMP Exam, and the impact you can expect it have on your work in PM. 

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Posted on: May 12, 2020 08:05 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

The Agile Virtual Summit with Adam Weisbart

One of the results of the health crisis we are currently facing is that large public gatherings are temporarily off the table. No in-person events. Many events have been canceled, some are working out how to move online and some new ones have been specifically created to take place in a virtual setting. 

The Agile Virtual Summit is taking place on Jun 1-5, 2020. It’s all online and you can earn upwards of 25 PDU’s by joining some of the most influential thought leaders in the Agile Space (and beyond.) The speaker list includes Diana Larsen, Lyssa Adkins, Jim Benson, Clinton Keith, Ronica Roth, and more. 

In this episode of the podcast, Adam Weisbart and I talk about what led to the event, why he put it together, and what to expect from it. 

In addition to talking about the event, Adam and I also discuss some of the challenges we’ve each faced since moving to a way of working that is 100% online. We share some of the things we’ve learned and tips that can help you be more effective for your teams in this new way of working.

drunkenpmradio · Agile Virtual Summit with Adam Weisbart

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