Episode E43: Your Mind is not an Office – How to be Fully Present to What Matters Most With Van Wray

 Van Wray

Hello and welcome to the KnolShare with Dr. Dave Podcast.  KnolShare with Dr. Dave is hosted on GrokShare.com, iTunes, and Google Play.

You are listening to Episode #43 with Dr. Dave and Van Wray.  Our discussion is based on his topic “You Mind is not an Office – How to be Fully Present to What Matters Most”.  His focus is to connect the best of productivity thinkers (e.g. David Allen – Getting Things Done), and the latest in cognitive performance and brain science.

Van stated that there are mindful friendly and unfriendly ways to deliver value. We do not come with a manual on how to use our mind, so we get an untrained mind to start with.  We need some equipping to help our mind work at its optimal capability.

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E41: The Scrum Masters Role

The Scrum Master (SM) role facilitates the team practice of lean thinking and agile tenets by using the Scrum framework. Operating in this role without authority is difficult and can lead to questions of worth to the value delivered. The SM role is important for the outcome of team harmony and to enable self-organization.

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E40: Product Owner Telling a Better Customer Story – Webinar

The PO role represents the voice of customer (VOC). This position is essential to prioritize and evaluate the outcomes produced by teams that are the builders of things (BoT). Selecting the right person to represent VOC is critical to build the right customer value at the right time.

The name Product Owner is misleading and may lead people to believe that the person in this role owns the product.  Many stakeholders in an organization represents true ownership of the products.

E39: Managing Anxiety on the Journey to Deliver Customer Satisfied Projects – William Nealie

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Greetings and welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave.  KnolShare with Dr. Dave is hosted on GrokShare.com and available on iTunes and Google Play.  You are listening to episode #39 with guest William Nealie.  Our topic is “managing anxiety on the journey to deliver customer satisfied projects”.

Interview questions include the following:

  1. Please describe a project that was nerve racking and you delivered great customer value.
  2. What were some of the anxious moments that was experienced?
  3. Was the anxiety driven out of fear?
  4. What tools did you use quiet the anxiety experienced?
  5. Can you highlight challenges with managing customer expectations?
  6. What about relationship with suppliers?
  7. Describe the top three actions people should do when afflicted with anxiety.

 

About William Nealie

  • Entertainment Technology Engineer/Consultant
  • Audio and Video engineer system designer Project manager.
  • 30 years in the entertainment and broadcast industry.
  • Esports gaming broadcast facility Technical manager For Riot Games.
  • Touring audio engineer
  • Broadcast video systems engineer.

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Episode #38: Are Agile Teams Together Forever

Bruce Tuckmans’s 1965 study of small group dynamics introduced the famous forming, storming, norming, and performing.  In 1977, the fifth element of adjourning was added to capture the reality that teams disband and potentially form new teams.

Reteaming help us to share towers of knowledge and reduce the knowledge silos. It is also risk mitigation for information loss of people leaving the building and moving to other companies.  Teams can be distributed and still reteam to ensure freshness in team members. My friend Heidi Helfand recently released her book titled “Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams” published on Lean Pub. This webinar will leverage concepts and knowledge gleaned from this book during our discussion.

 

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Episode #37: Keith Montgomery on Disruption

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You are listening to Episode 37, a discussion on the effect of disruption on people, organizations, and communities.

Merriam-Websters definition of disruption is to interrupt the normal course or unity of.

My friend Keith Montgomery and I sat down for a discussion on the topic of disruption.  We share a common passion for this topic as we see change as the only constant.

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Episode #36: SOW for Agile Engagements

Business leaders struggle to develop statement of work (SOW) that supports agile engagements.  Lawyers and procurement groups have a difficult time writing SOWs that support iterative development without having a large set of requirements documented. The webinar will explore steps to establish agile SOWs that support frequent delivery without upfront well known requirements.

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Episode #35: Dr. Gail Ferreira on Deconstruction in Agile Engagements

Greetings and welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave.  KnolShare with Dr. Dave is hosted on GrokShare.com and available on iTunes and Google Play.  You are listening to episode #35 with Dr. Gail Ferreira as Dr. Dave Cornelius elicit new knowledge about the concept of deconstruction.  Deconstruction is taking things a part and finding common themes to eliminate wastes.  The discussion lands on baking a three-layer cake using Julia Child’s elaborate cake making from scratch to the “Barefoot Contessa” for a 12-minute cake that has the same quality.

 

About Dr. Gail Ferreira

Gail Ferreira is an enterprise agile leader and agile thought leader. Gail is an Enterprise Coaching Manager for Accenture Technology, based in San Francisco, leading and directing activities for the Innovation Center of Excellence. Gail likes to employ creative and novel lean agile methods, models and techniques to engage individuals and organizations through agile transformations. Gail is particularly passionate about creating agile learning organizations that embrace continuous learning and change management using a blend of lean and agile methodologies

Gail regularly speaks at international agile conferences and professional groups related to agile project management, strategy and technology management. She has published peer reviewed journals and articles in award winning publications such as Agile Connection, Proquest Digital Dissertations, Refractive Thinker, IEEE, and Techwell. Gail also likes to lead and direct events including local meetups, professional development days for the Project Management Institute, and academic awards. She has started a meetup for Lean Agilists in the San Francisco Bay area that specializes in topics that combine lean thinking with agile principles and practices.

Gail is an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley Extension Agile Project Management program, Capella University PhD in Technology and Project Management, and Walden University Doctoral Technology Management program where she mentors aspiring doctoral candidates with their dissertation publications in the field of technology and project management.

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drgail.ferreira

Education, PhD – Organizational Leadership, M.S. Computer Science, B.S. Computer Science

Certifications: SAFe-SPC, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, CSP, CSM, CSPO, PMP

Appointments: VP of Professional Development – Project Management Institute – 2016

 

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Episode #34: Agile Fundamentals for Business Leaders

“Agile innovation methods have revolutionized information technology. Over the past 25 to 30 years success rates in software development improved quality, speed to market, and boosted motivation and productivity of IT teams” – Darrell K. Rigby,Jeff Sutherland, and Hirotaka Takeuchi 2016, Harvard Business Review.

Business leaders should pay attention to the trending maturity of agile innovation. The iterative nature of agile engagements and the practice to deliver on demand should make it easier to identify value. When teams deliver frequent vertical slices throughout the engagement, the economic value is realized and understood often.

 

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Episode 33: I Went Agile and Can Never Go Back to a Plan-Based Process

In my experience I have worked in several places where people in leadership and execution roles expressed the desire to go back to a plan-based and staged gate process.  To my dismay, they felt tired of agile and sometimes thought that going back to a waterfall or stage gate model would be easier. Momentarily, I had a flashback to the days of long planning and frustrated people and I said no, no, I won’t go.  What would possess a reasonable mind to ever want those experiences again?  I am not sure, so I decided to create a webinar aimed at telling a story to stay where you are if you are in an agile adoption or transformation.  Don’t even think about retreating!  Stay the course!

People often forget from where they came and lack the vision to see where they are going.

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Episode #32: Get 4X More: Economic Value of Agile Organizations

Word of the Day: Relevant – directly connected to a solution or problem

Quote of the Day: “Quality, relevant content can’t be spotted by an algorithm. You can’t subscribe to it. You need people – actual human beings – to create or curate it.” ― Kristina Halvorson, Content Strategy for the Web

The agile practice promises a factor of 4 or more outcomes and benefits than traditional project management techniques.  This webinar explores the actions needed to achieve the 4x more phenomena with engaged teams.  The agile practice also removes silos and truly accomplishes stronger cross-functional team engagement.

The economic value goes beyond financial measures and includes such phenomena as happiness index, job satisfaction, engagement, collaboration, innovation, and more.  I am currently experimenting with a peer-2-peer recognition program with my teams and they are genuinely excited about telling others that they are awesome and appreciated.  What is the economic value of people feeling happy and satisfied with their job?  I opine innovation is the answer, which leads to the financials that is the fiduciary responsibility of business leaders.

Agile innovation methods have revolutionized information technology. Over the past 25 to 30 years success rates in software development improved quality, speed to market, and boosted motivation and productivity of IT teams – Darrell K. Rigby,Jeff Sutherland, and Hirotaka Takeuchi 2016 – Harvard Business Review.

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Episode #31: 5 Saturdays Program

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You are listening to Episode #31.  A fun discussion with Heidi Helfand about the 5 Saturdays program and the origin of Micro teams.  5 Saturdays is a program designed to empower students through agility and innovation by opening a door to technology and business via learning experiences facilitated by industry professionals.

I invite you to take the time to learn more about the 5 Saturdays program by visiting 5Saturdays.org

To learn more about Heidi, visit her website at www. HeidiHelfand.com and Google her book “Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams” published on Lean Pub.  Tweet with Heidi @HeidiHelfand on Twitter.

Learn more about the 5 Saturdays program by visiting https://5Saturdays.org.

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Episode #30: Micro Teams: Go Small and Get More

Hello and welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave, hosted on GrokShare.com and available on iTunes and Google Play.  Welcome to 2017, I hope you have identified a few new year’s evolution goals.  As I would like to see more people working toward evolving into new opportunities in life, versus establishing resolutions that are hard to achieve without an incremental approach.  I wish you a prosperous journey toward your 2017 new year’s evolution.

You are listening to Episode #30, a deep dive discussion with Heidi Helfand about Micro teams and the value of going with smaller teams during the agile adoption and transformation experiences.

Usually, I am on the interviewing side of my podcasts but in Episode #30, Heidi interviewed me for her book titled “Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams” published on Lean Pub.

Micro teams have tradeoffs and benefits, but for me, smaller is bigger and the happiness indicator for teams are greater.

To learn more about Heidi, visit her website at www. HeidiHelfand.com and Google her book “Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams” published on Lean Pub.  Tweet with Heidi @HeidiHelfand on Twitter.

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Episode #29: Retrospective Techniques and Nonviolent Communications (NVC)

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Retrospectives serve as a practice of continual learning and team growth. Teams identify behaviors to improve by sharing 1) what worked, 2) what did not work, and 3) what can be improved. NVC is a powerful conflict resolution tool for effective communications and empathy with individuals or teams. Key NVC components include 1) observations, 2) feelings, 3) needs, and 4) requests. The application of NVC during a retrospective session will help people communicate effectively with limited judgements and experience a breakthrough in continual learning.  This webinar introduces the blend of two great techniques to develop teams to achieve greater productivity and collaboration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the power of using retrospectives to continually learn
  • Demonstrate empathy through the practice of NVC
  • Use compassionate language to resolve conflict
  • Identify areas to build stronger and stable teams
  • Help teams learn how to self-organize and resolve conflicts

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Episode #28: Distributed Agile Global Teams, IoT, and MicroServices

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Globally distributed agile teams is a norm due to the globalization and the availability of technical resources globally.  What would happen if we treated globally distributed teams in the same manner as the Internet of Things (IoT) and MicroServices?

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a strategy to setup self-organizing global teams
  • Create practices to improve communications
  • Maximize throughput with micro-agile teams

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Episode #27: DevOps and IT Service Management in the Land of Narnia

Agile teams produce software and releases at a frequent pace and run into the wall of IT service management (ITSM) that creates a queue to wait for approvals and deployments. How do we get to the utopia or Land of Narnia where we can automate building software products, execute validation tests, and deploy into production?

DevOps and the ITSM integration will eliminate the queue and reduce the waste of waiting for the IT team members to get approvals and manually deploy software to production. In the land of Narnia we can find happiness and deliver quality software products frequently to production without the constraints of ITSM.

Benefits

  • Apply DevOps in your environment
  • Connect DevOps activities with ITSM and be successful
  • Become aware of tools to support DevOps and ITSM integration

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Episode #26: Dynamic Reteaming Featuring Heidi Helfand

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Hello and welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave, hosted on GrokShare.com and available on iTunes and Google Play.  This is episode #26 with Heidi Helfand.  This podcast was recorded while Heidi was driving from San Francisco to Santa Barbara.  Actually, Heidi pulled over for the conference call so she could concentrate on the topic and she would not be a distracted driver.  Heidi recently released her book titled “Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams” published on Lean Pub.  I am certainly intrigued by the topic and look forward to reading the book and learning more from Heidi.

Heidi stated, a team is a group of people working on a shared goal, such as software.  Some people misinterpret the Scrum pattern about stable teams as keeping the teams’ static.  I don’t agree that teams need to be the same all the time as people come and go, which changes the team dynamics.  Reteaming help us to share towers of knowledge and reduce the knowledge silos.  It is also a risk mitigation for information loss of people leaving the building and moving to other companies.  Also you can be distributed teams and still reteam to ensure freshness in team members.

To learn more about Heidi, visit her website at www. HeidiHelfand.com and Google her book“Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams” published on Lean Pub.  Tweet with Heidi @HeidiHelfand on Twitter.

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Episode #25 – Jurgen Appelo and Managing for Happiness

managing-for-happiness-cover-front Greetings and welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave.  KnolShare with Dr. Dave is hosted on GrokShare.com and available on iTunes and Google Play.  You are listening to episode #25 with Jurgen Appelo.  Our topic today covers Jurgen’s book Managing for Happiness and his unique insights into creating an environment for both managers and the builders of things to prosper and be happy.

Learn more about Jurgen Appelo at http://jurgenappelo.com/.

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Episode #24: Transforming Your Leadership Character Live at AgileSD

Episode #24: Transforming Your Leadership Character Live at AgileSD located downtown San Diego at the LEARN Academy (LEARNacademy.org).

Dr Dave shared his experience and perspective on agile leadership to a small but enthusiastic group of agile practitioners.  The discussion centered on emergent leadership and the journey to become a resilient starter and finisher through the practice of lean thinking and agility.  At the conclusion of the presentation, the audience self organized into a small team of five and played the Agility LeaderShift Game.  Thank you Ellen for being such a gracious host and for the IPA.

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