In this episode of AgileNEXT, Dave Prior, CST at LeadingAgile,  joins Daniel and Stephen and talks to us about many awesome topics including:

  • Transitioning from PMI / Traditional PM to Agile
  • How playing in a band is agile
  • Mindfulness practices, social engineering; i.e. meditation, etc.
  • Training Style and Comedic timing
  • Scrum for Girlscouts… 🙂
    • Agile outside of IT
  • Agile Brands and Scaling

Bio:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrsungo

Dave Prior is an Agile Consultant for LeadingAgile. He provides training and consulting for individuals, teams and organizations who are transitioning to Agile. Dave has over 20 years of experience managing IT and Technology projects, programs and portfolios and has been working with Agile methodologies since 1999. Because of his experience working with traditional project management and the challenges he faced in transitioning to Agile, Dave’s work is focused on establishing a better bridge between Agile and the traditional project management worlds. In 2008, during his time as Chair of PMI’s IT & Telecom SIG, Dave began working with the Scrum Alliance to establish programming designed to enable traditional project managers become more aware of and educated about Scrum and Agile. He also participated in the founding of the Malaysian Scrum Chapter in 2010.

Dave is an active volunteer for the Scrum Alliance and he also writes and creates podcasts for Projects at Work and Project Management.com.

In addition to his work leading technology programs and projects, Dave also has extensive experience training Information Technology leaders and coaching organizations in managing projects using both an Agile and a traditional approach. His work as an educator and speaker has provided him with the opportunity to lecture and teach classes in the U.S., Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Central America.

Dave is a CST, a PMP and an ACP. He received his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. He lives and works in Oklahoma.

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Rob Richman, independent consultant,  joins Daniel and Stephen and talks to us about Agile and the Agile ecosystem.  Some topics include:

  • Holacracy
  • Agile and culture while working at Zappos.com
  • Culture Hacking
  • AgileNEXT

Bio:

 

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertrichman

Keynote Speaker and Culture Architect. Author of the Culture Blueprint.

Robert has spoken to and consulted for Google, Toyota, Whole Foods, Eli Lilly, Tony Robbins, Harvard’s Innovation Lab, the Corporate Executive Board and many others.

Tony Hsieh of Zappos.com asked Robert Richman to turn the Zappos culture and service into a business itself. They created Zappos Insights – the B2B wing of Zappos.com training thousands of companies in culture, engagement, customer service, leadership and innovation. Robert grew the business from a proof of concept to a multi-million dollar company (And it remains the only additional revenue source for Zappos.com besides consumer goods).

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Bill Wagner, Senior Content Developer at Microsoft, joins Daniel and Stephen and talks to us about Agile and the Agile ecosystem.  Some topics include:

  • Is Agile too process focused today?
  • Using Agile on a massive worldwide open-source project
  • Agile outside of IT
  • Building the open-source nonprofit Humanitarian Toolbox
  • AgileNEXT

Bio:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/billwwagner

From Bill:

My whole career has been in the software industry; I began writing code right out of college, in the ‘80s. What excites me the most about software—what has always fascinated me about technology in general— is what it can do to help people. To that end, I serve today as President of the Humanitarian Toolbox, a 501-c-3 nonprofit leveraging Open Source software to help global relief organizations become more effective.

After working for eight years as an independent consultant, I co-founded a software consulting firm in 1999, SRT Solutions, serving in a hybrid role as CTO and de facto “Development Mentor”. The company earned a fast reputation for developing high quality software, winning numerous industry awards and inclusion, twice, in the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies. I sold the firm in 2013, and am happy to be working again as an independent consultant with a reinvigorated passion for helping companies build and grow high performance development teams, while evangelizing the need to write better code.

I want young developers to embrace the notion of software as a longer-term asset—decisions around technology should be made with cognizance of sustainability; i.e.-pick the platform that justifies a 10-15 year investment—whether in the Cloud, Mobile space, etc.

I continue to serve as a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft MVP; considered a worldwide expert and thought leader on C# programming language. I’m an avid blogger, and I’ve written hundreds of technical articles (MSDN Magazine, .NET Developers Journal, many others), as well as two books, “Effective C#”, a best seller, and “More Effective C#”.

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Dave West, CEO of scrum.org, joins Daniel and Stephen and talks to us about Agile and the Agile ecosystem.  Some topics include:

  • Scrum and its evolution
  • Agile Brands
  • Technical Revolution vs Industrial Revolution
  • The value of certification
  • AgileNEXT

Bio:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjustinwest

Dave West is the product owner at scrum.org. He is a frequent keynote speaker and is a widely published author of articles, along with his acclaimed book: Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and then worked with Ivar Jacobson running the North American business for IJI. Then managed the software delivery practice at Forrester research where he was VP and research director. Prior to joining Scrum.org he was Chief Product Officer at Tasktop where he was responsible for product management, engineering and architecture.