Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:36:54 GMT The Reluctant Agilist https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264092/The-Reluctant-Agilist Carol McEwan and Scrum at Scale at NAGC 2019 https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54435/Carol-McEwan-and-Scrum-at-Scale-at-NAGC-2019 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 03:27:21 GMT At the 2019 North America Global Scrum Gathering, I had the chance to sit down with Carol McEwan, CEO and Chief Product Owner of Scrum at Scale, to talk about her new role and what has happened since the Scrum Alliance and Scrum Inc. announced Scrum at Scale as a joint venture at last year’s G... Rebuilding Trust in Your Organization - Charlotte DiBartolomeo - The Red Kite Project https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54413/Rebuilding-Trust-in-Your-Organization---Charlotte-DiBartolomeo---The-Red-Kite-Project Tue, 11 Jun 2019 03:48:56 GMT “The problem with fear is that it kills creativity” Charlotte DiBartolomeo is the CEO and Founder of The Red Kite Project, an organization that provides resiliency training in high pressure industries. This work involves coaching, consulting, and training centered around how to disman... Scrum Labs - Howard Sublett at the 2019 NAGS https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54137/Scrum-Labs---Howard-Sublett-at-the-2019-NAGS Wed, 29 May 2019 12:12:54 GMT Recorded live at the 2019 North American Global Scrum Gathering, this episode of The Reluctant Agilist features a conversation with Scrum Alliance Chief Product Owner Howard Sublett. During the course of the interview, Dave and Howard discuss Dan Pink’s opening keynote at the Scrum Gathering; ... Probabilistic Forecasting with Troy Lightfoot https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/54062/Probabilistic-Forecasting-with-Troy-Lightfoot Fri, 24 May 2019 19:38:51 GMT Trying to figure out when you will be ready to ship is incredibly challenging. Many Scrum teams track historic velocity, or story points completed in a Sprint, and then use the average number of points completed per Sprint as a way of making an educated guess as to when they could deliver when they&... The Perfect Product Owner w/ Richard Cheng https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53427/The-Perfect-Product-Owner-w--Richard-Cheng Wed, 01 May 2019 00:47:29 GMT What does it take to be a great Product Owner? On Wednesday, May 22nd at the North American Global Scrum Gathering, Certified Scrum Trainer Richard Cheng will be leading a session called "The Perfect Product Owner". In this interview Richard and I discuss some of the material he will be... Successful Distributed Agile Teams w/ Johanna Rothman and Mark Kilby https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/53185/Successful-Distributed-Agile-Teams-w--Johanna-Rothman-and-Mark-Kilby Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:00:34 GMT This podcast features an interview with Johanna Rothman and Mark Kilby about their new book "From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver" * Update - you can download a transcript of the podcast here. Distributed Teams present challenges for any group ... Insights from two days of Personal Kanban training w/ Amitai Schleier https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52816/Insights-from-two-days-of-Personal-Kanban-training-w--Amitai-Schleier Mon, 01 Apr 2019 03:32:38 GMT A few weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of taking a class put on by Modus Cooperandi called “Individual, Team, & Project Success: Personal Kanban" with Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria, authors of the book Personal Kanban. Even though personal kanban is a system I am very familiar wi... How Buzzwords and Jargon Impact Your Team w/ Tyler Grant https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52640/How-Buzzwords-and-Jargon-Impact-Your-Team-w--Tyler-Grant Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:07:45 GMT What we say matters. One of they keys to being a successful ScrumMaster is language. It’s not enough to just put the message out, you need to encode it in a way that allows it to be received and decoded in a way that will deliver the message you intended.  Tyler Grant is a ScrumMast... Student QA- Changing the Sprint Commitment / Failing Sprints w/ Eric Tucker https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52446/Student-QA--Changing-the-Sprint-Commitment---Failing-Sprints-w--Eric-Tucker Mon, 18 Mar 2019 02:59:57 GMT In this episode of the Reluctant Agilist, Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach, Eric Tucker, and I talk through two related questions that came from students in my classes:  - What is the best way to inject defects into a sprint? - How do you reset expectations with stakeholders if you... Meet Chief Scrum Master - Melissa Boggs! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52133/Meet-Chief-Scrum-Master---Melissa-Boggs- Wed, 06 Mar 2019 21:14:56 GMT Last fall the Scrum Alliance took the bold step of changing their leadership structure from a traditional model to one that was based around a Chief Product Owner and Chief Scrum Master. Even for an organization whose mission is to “change the world of work” this was a brave experiment t...