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Recent Posts

Creating Connections with Together To Gather

Can AI Replace a Scrum Master? with Zach Stone

What happens when the Agile people leave? w/ Jesse Fewell

Cultivating a Soulful Transformation Community w Jardena London

Taking a Responsible Approach to AI with Snehal Talati

Creating Connections with Together To Gather

Getting people to open up to one another and connect at work is not an easy thing. It wasn’t easy before the world went remote, and now that many of us are somewhere in the middle of being half remote and half in-person, it’s not getting any easier. But if we can get to know each other a little better and a little deeper, we will foster stronger connections. As we become more invested in one another, the work we do together will improve as a result. 

Together To Gather is a card game developed by Lia James from &Human and Jessie Shternshus from the Improv Effect to help leverage the power of great questions to inspire meaningful conversations. If you are looking for a really fun way to build deeper relationships with your team members or any group of people you interact with, you should definitely check out this interview. During our conversation, Jessie, Lia, and I talk about how and why the game works and discuss different use cases for it. You can even watch us play a few rounds and learn one of the reasons I was so bad at working in a recording studio.

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Connecting with Lia

Connecting with Jessie

Posted on: September 28, 2023 11:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Can AI Replace a Scrum Master? with Zach Stone

AI is everywhere now. You can’t have a conversation that involves the future of work without heading down the rabbit hole of how Chat GPT and tools like it are changing the workspace. For some, it is a very exciting time. For others, it is scary as hell because it is so hard to figure out how it will impact our work. 

In this interview, Zach Stone is back for a chat about the following questions:

  • What parts of the work we do on Scrum Teams will be augmented or replaced by AI? 
  • How do we prepare for that? 
  • After AI takes over parts of the job, what are we supposed to do and how will we keep adding value?

During our conversation, Zach shares what he’s learned while pursuing answers to these questions, as well as his thoughts on what we need to do to prepare for our work in the not too distant future and what we’ll need to do in order to stay valuable and relevant to our teams and organizations.

drunkenpmradio · Can AI Replace a Scrum Master? w Zach Stone


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Contacting Zach

Posted on: September 14, 2023 04:48 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What happens when the Agile people leave? w/ Jesse Fewell

Times are weird in the land of Agile. More and more big companies are letting go of the people they’ve brought on to help them adopt agile practices, or replacing their Scrum Masters with Technical Program Managers, or creating a homegrown version of Agile by taking an established framework and bailing on the practices they don’t like. Is this just business accepting that what they’ve been trying to do for the past 10+ years was just too hard, have they achieved a level of agility that they are happy with, or have they decided to place different bets on what it will take to carry them into the future?

In this episode of the podcast, Jesse Fewell joins me to explore different ideas about what is happening, why it is happening, and what this means for people who’ve spent years trying to establish a career in agile.  The conversation came about as a result of a post that Jesse made on LinkedIn. He’s doing research on the topic and I asked him to join me to talk through some of the ideas. If you have stories to share, he’d love to hear from you. You can find his original LinkedIn post here:

Towards the end of the podcast we also discuss a question that came up in one of my CSM/CSPO Lean Coffees: If you are hired as a Scrum Master into a mostly waterfall organization that still has traditional project managers, and the engineers are trying to treat you like a secretary, how do you establish your role and the value you can provide?

drunkenpmradio · What Happens When the Agile People Leave w Jesse Fewell

Contacting Jesse

Posted on: August 31, 2023 11:09 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Cultivating a Soulful Transformation Community w Jardena London

Jardena London is on a mission. After spending years helping organizations transform, adopt agile, and achieve business agility she realized there was something missing. Soul. 

Yes, change was happening, but at what expense? Were people any more able to bring their whole selves to work, authentically show up, rise to the challenge of the day, and fully contribute themselves to the work? Mostly, not so much. And that is what led her to shift her focus to helping create soulful transformation within an organization.  This led to a book “Cultivating Transformations: A Leader’s Guide to Connecting the Soulful and the Practical” and her newly launched community Transformational Leader Community which is the primary focus of our conversation. 

During this interview, we talk about what Jardena means by “soulful”, how it is different from what many people experience during their normal work, and how the change has to occur on three levels, the me, the we, and the system.

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Cultivating Transformations: A Leader’s Guide to Connecting the Soulful and the Practical

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Contacting Jardena

Posted on: August 06, 2023 05:51 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Taking a Responsible Approach to AI with Snehal Talati

Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the Agile and Project Management space has become a conversation most of us are now having daily. There are a number of products already on the market and more coming every hour. In the same way that several years ago everyone had an app, now everyone wants to have a product leveraging AI. 

Snehal Talati, the AI Agile guy, has an app he’s been working on, but he’s also working on something bigger… the question of how we will use AI, responsibly, to not just replicate the things we can already do, but help us advance the way we understand and approach work. 

In this interview, Snehal joins me to talk about This is a community he has founded to start a conversation with four goals:

  • Develop principles and practices for human-centric AI
  • Learn and share how AI augments Agile methods to serve people
  • Pioneer an adaptive, collaborative model for progress
  • Ensure diversity and ethics in creating new tech

During our conversation we talk about where AI is headed, what is happening to the job market, and how we can “reimagine agile” in a way that leverages the power of AI and Agile Principles to create another revolution in the world of work.

Note: Towards the end of the interview Snehal generously offers a 10% discount on a course but unfortunately I did not finish editing the interview until after the course had run. Instead, he's offering a 10% discount on his ChatGPT Agile Mastery Workshop Series. All you have to do to receive the discount is use the promo code drunkenpm when you sign up here:

drunkenpmradio · Taking a Responsible Approach to AI with Snehal Talati

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Contacting Snehal

Posted on: July 19, 2023 03:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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