Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:37:41 GMT The Reluctant Agilist https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264092/The-Reluctant-Agilist Understanding Trauma w/ Brandon Brown https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59416/Understanding-Trauma-w--Brandon-Brown Tue, 14 Jan 2020 03:16:55 GMT TLDR Regardless of whether you are a traditional PM or you are working in Agile, topics like emotional intelligence, creating safety and self-care are part of the current conversation about how we approach our work. This podcast presents another side of that discussion and focuses on how different ... The Power of Volunteering w/ Reese Schmit https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59145/The-Power-of-Volunteering-w--Reese-Schmit Tue, 07 Jan 2020 06:20:24 GMT It’s the start of a brand new year! And one of the best things you can do for yourself and your career is to start volunteering for a professional organization. By offering a little of your time, you can find a path into a community of passionate PMs and Agilists who can provide support, coach... 2019 Retrospective - 10 Years as PMPs Working in Agile with Jesse Fewell https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58886/2019-Retrospective---10-Years-as-PMPs-Working-in-Agile-with-Jesse-Fewell Mon, 30 Dec 2019 12:34:08 GMT It has been 10 years since Jesse Fewell and I became Certified Scrum Trainers. We both came to it from backgrounds deeply rooted in traditional project management. We were both PMPs, which was something like a scarlet letter in the Agile community. Ten years… things have changed.  &nb... The Italian Dinner - How work flows from Release to Story to Task w/ Judy Neher, CST https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/58810/The-Italian-Dinner---How-work-flows-from-Release-to-Story-to-Task-w--Judy-Neher--CST Fri, 27 Dec 2019 18:42:26 GMT When I am teaching CSM and CSPO classes I frequently get questions from students who have trouble understanding how work flows from the release level down through product backlog items like User Stories on down to the task level. I do cover this in class but for some, it is not so easy to see.  ... 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 ...