Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:53:23 GMT The Reluctant Agilist https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264092/The-Reluctant-Agilist What to do when your team won't to talk In Retrospectives w/ Adam Weisbart https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58381/What-to-do-when-your-team-wont-to-talk-In-Retrospectives-w--Adam-Weisbart Sun, 08 Dec 2019 04:24:49 GMT This episode features a student question and a special appearance by Adam Weisbart.  I recently had a student in class who was struggling to get her team to participate during retrospectives. This is a fairly common problem for teams that are either trying to get the hang of how to run a ret... Using Improv to Improve Your Listening Skills w/ Jessie Shternshus https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57808/Using-Improv-to-Improve-Your-Listening-Skills-w--Jessie-Shternshus Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:48:38 GMT Jessie Shternshus founded The Improv Effect to help businesses reach their full potential by means of interpersonal-communication skills training. Her work includes leveraging tools and practices from improv to help individuals and organizations improve the way they interact and problem solve. &nbsp... Melissa Watts - Tips for ScrumMasters https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57587/Melissa-Watts---Tips-for-ScrumMasters Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:04:42 GMT This episode of the Reluctant Agilist features an interview with Melissa Watts. Melissa works for Major League Baseball as a Technical Project Manager and acts in the capacity of ScrumMaster for a Scrum Team. During the interview, Melissa shares some of the experiences she has had working as a Scrum... Chris Bailey - Hyperfocus and Optimizing Your Productivity https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/57116/Chris-Bailey----Hyperfocus-and-Optimizing-Your-Productivity Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:41:14 GMT " The state of our attention determines the state of our life" This summer at Agile 2019, author Chris Bailey kicked off the conference with his keynote session “How to Manage Your Attention In a World of Distraction.” Chris has invested years of his life exploring productiv... Scott Ambler on PMI's Acquisition of Disciplined Agile https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56732/Scott-Ambler-on-PMIs-Acquisition-of-Disciplined-Agile Sat, 05 Oct 2019 12:58:51 GMT In August of 2019, The Project Management Institute announced that it had acquired Disciplined Agile. According to Mark Lines, who together with Scott Ambler created Disciplined Agile, " The Disciplined Agile approach recognizes that every organization is different, and within each organization... Making the Case for the Role of Agile Project Manager w/ Mike Anderson https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56619/Making-the-Case-for-the-Role-of-Agile-Project-Manager-w--Mike-Anderson Tue, 01 Oct 2019 20:53:41 GMT For a long time now I have held strongly to the opinion that there is no such thing as an Agile Project Manager. There are Project Managers and there are ScrumMasters but the value systems they serve are different and at odds.  I am comfortable playing either role, but I cannot do them both at ... The Scrum Fieldbook w/ JJ Sutherland https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56560/The-Scrum-Fieldbook-w--JJ-Sutherland Fri, 27 Sep 2019 21:54:12 GMT Scrum Inc., CEO, JJ Sutherland’s new book The Scrum Fieldbook: A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results and Defining the Future offers a compelling collection of stories breaking down what makes Scrum (and other forms of Agile) succeed or struggle in organizations. Drawing o... 7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change w/ Esther Derby https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/56269/7-Rules-for-Positive--Productive-Change-w--Esther-Derby Mon, 16 Sep 2019 02:21:29 GMT Esther Derby has been helping individuals, teams, and organizations understand how to introduce and embrace change since she got her start as a software developer four decades ago. While she is possibly best known for the book “Agile Retrospectives,” which she co-authored with Diana Lars... Motivational Interviewing w/ Zach Stone https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55853/Motivational-Interviewing-w--Zach-Stone Tue, 27 Aug 2019 04:04:56 GMT Zach Stone is an agile coach with a background that includes organizational change management, conflict transformation, and behavioral science. He leverages these experiences in his work helping organizations, teams, and individuals adopt an agile approach to work. One of the primary techniques in Z... Live from Agile 2019!!! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/55347/Live-from-Agile-2019--- Mon, 05 Aug 2019 13:35:33 GMT This week is Agile 2019! It's the biggest, busiest Agile week of the year and I'll be doing live interviews from the LeadingAgile booth, talking with speakers and Agile thought leaders who are attending the show. It's going to be an amazing week! So if you can't make it to the sho...