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Do you need help with your Agile adoption? Or would you like to share what worked or didn’t as you were doing an adoption in your own company? If so, Agile Alliance invites you to participate in the Agile Coaching Network. Hosted by Ray Arell, the ACN is a monthly webcast event that enables you to learn and share with other Agile practitioners. More info at AgileCoachingNetwork.org This podcast is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
 
Project Management Office Hours allows Project Management leaders from across the globe to share their Project Management story. Our focus is on the PEOPLE within the Project Management community and their unique experiences. Hosted by Joe Pusz, PMO Joe, Project Management Advocate, CEO & Founder of THE PMO SQUAD, and Co-founder of VPMMA, Veteran Project Manager Mentoring Alliance.
 
Cloud can empower every organization to better use its data, transform the way it works and solve business problems. But how do you evaluate, design, test and deploy these technologies successfully? How do you harness its maximum potential? Welcome to Cloud N Clear, a podcast hosted by Tony Safoian, President and CEO of SADA. As one of Google Cloud’s original launch partners, SADA has helped hundreds of companies across industries - including healthcare, media and entertainment, retail, manu ...
 
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There have been drastic changes in the healthcare industry over the past year as the world deals with immense challenges caused by the global pandemic. Healthcare industry experts Chris Sakalosky, Managing Director of Healthcare & Life Sciences at Google Cloud, and Michael Ames, Senior Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences at SADA join this epis…
 
Imagine the impact to your life being born a girl in Iran during the height of the Iranian Revolution. Then as you reach school age the ravages of the Iran - Iraq war shake your very existence. These are the early stages of Amireh Amirmazaheri's journey. She shared her story with us and how it has impacted her life as a leader in the Project Manage…
 
Nikki Harley, Director of Strategic Alliances at SADA, joins this episode just one week after the launch of the SaaS Alliance Partner Program to discuss how the program helps to better cater to ISVs and SaaS companies to help them scale and drive GCP consumption. Nikki reveals how she went about creating the program and her journey talking to partn…
 
Lilah Jones is a technology leader, focused on helping organizations advance their digital agendas by making smart data decisions through transformative technological implementations. Now the Head of Corporate Sales for North Central US at Google Cloud, Lilah joins this episode to discuss enabling growth through change and thought leadership, and h…
 
Listen to Billy S Mwape share his fascinating story and the exciting news of the birth of his new son! Billy joined us from Zambia as our first guest in 2021 and our first guest joining from Africa. He shares the Zambia culture, challenges he pushed through in 2020 and the exciting future he is building. Billy was a featured speaker in the TED@PMI …
 
Welcome to the New Year! In this special episode of the ACN, we are talking with members of the Supporting Agile Adoption Initiative about their perspective on Agile as it gains or loses momentum within companies. We also explore how Agile moves forward as it hits its 20th anniversary as a mindset and set of methodologies. Joining the episode are H…
 
Steve McGhee, Cloud Solutions Architect at Google Cloud, is one of the original greats in the SRE (Site Reliability Engineer) space and has been managing SRE teams at Google Cloud for over a decade. In this episode, Steve will explain how he helps businesses understand and apply SRE practices as well as empower their SRE teams. He also dives into h…
 
Wrapping up a challenging and unexpected year, SADA’s Executive Management Team joins this special year-end episode to look back on 2020 and dive into some of the biggest challenges from going fully remote. They’ll discuss leadership during a pandemic and talk through some of the highlights from the year. The team also shares company goals for the …
 
In the midst of all the transformation that the world is currently going through, partnerships are more critical to success now than ever before. Vince Menzione, Founder of Ultimate Partnerships LLC, has made it his life’s work to build successful partnerships to transform businesses in the tech industry. In this episode, Vince discusses the import…
 
Kiron Bondale was our special guest in this final episode of 2020. Kiron shared his career story with us including how he starting in project management and the 3 key career moments which have helped to shape his career. Kiron also provided insights for PMs to help take your career to the next level. His time as a PM, PMO Leader, and PM Trainer has…
 
It is our 50th episode! Thank you all for listening and participating over the years! In this episode, we talk about Agile communities of practice, are they needed, does management need to be involved, and some good examples of how they are formed. Also, we talk about annual performance dialogues and rewards that work best for an Agile culture. Las…
 
With decades of expertise in driving digital transformation and Cloud Adoption, Lakshmi Sharma is now Director of Product Management, Network Experience, Performance, Reliability & Solutions at Google Cloud. She joins this episode to talk about developing the world’s largest network with Google Cloud. Lakshmi shares what’s changing in Google Cloud …
 
Teena Piccione has spent over 18 years helping enterprises innovate by strategically determining better ways of working through Agile or DevOps environments and finding new monetization opportunities with data. Now the Managing Director for Telco, Media & Entertainment at Google Cloud, Teena joins this episode to discuss how Google Cloud is unlocki…
 
Listening to this session as we chat with Cornelius Fichtner and learn about his career and lessons learned on his project management leadership journey. We hear how he started The Project Management podcast (www.project-management-podcast.com) back in 2005 and why it might not be a good idea for you to start your own podcast. Cornelius also explai…
 
In 2015, Mario Ciabarra founded Quantum Metric, a platform for Continuous Product Design, which is a fundamentally new approach that helps organizations deliver digital products with greater impact, speed and confidence. In this episode, Mario explains how Quantum Metric solves for customer experience problems and why Google Cloud is unique in thei…
 
With 25 years experience of modernizing traditional enterprises, Stacy Trackey Meagher, Managing Director for North Central Region at Google Cloud, discusses how new technologies such as AI & ML are transforming companies like never before. She also dives into her strategy for building out new markets and territories, and why cultivating partner re…
 
Have you thought about starting up a Project Management SaaS company? Are you curious about how to leverage your experience as a Project Manager to solve technology problems? In this episode we hear from Jason Westland who is the CEO of ProjectManager.com. Jason founded the award-winning business ProjectManager.com, a SaaS product that is used in o…
 
Manish Sood, Chief Technology Officer, Founder and Chairman at Reltio joins to explain why bringing data management to the cloud was critical to the enterprise clients’ performance and customer experience. He also touches on how they built an API-first platform to leverage the power of cloud. Sood discusses Reltio’s unique customer problem-solving …
 
In this episode, we talk about the impact of permanent work-from-home policies on Agile team development and coaching. Plus, we share recommendations on books, blogs, and whitepapers on business and leadership agility. (00:00) Introduction (01:41) Permanent work-from-home and Agile (40:06) Resources on business and leadership agility? (47:50) Wrap …
 
What is a Digital Project Manager? How is this different than a traditional Project Manager? In this episode we hear from Ben Aston who is the founder of The Digital Project Manager Community. Ben is a community builder, podcast host, and leader in the project management industry. He shared with us his journey from Developer and Accidental PM to Di…
 
CEO of xMatters, Troy McAlpin, joins this episode to discuss xMatters’ transition onto GCP, what uniquely differentiates them from other competitors, and how GCP enables them in such a way that no other Cloud Provider can. McAlpin also touches on his customer experience philosophy and how earning and exceeding customer satisfaction, day in and day …
 
As we approach Veterans Day we dedicated our show to a discussion about supporting Veterans and Military Spouses with services and programs assisting with transitioning to civilian Project Management careers. Two leading organizations in the industry which are supporting Veterans are PMI and VPMMA and we learn more about what they have to offer Vet…
 
Nick Mehta, CEO at Gainsight, joins this episode to discuss the current and future state of the cloud and the impact these trends have on customers. Mehta also describes how his leadership style and the culture at Gainsight has evolved during these uncertain times. Host: Tony Safoian Guest: Nick Mehta Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cloudnc…
 
Val Wright, Author & President of Val Wright Consulting, joins this episode to uncover best practices for quick decision-making and explains why being nimble is critical to survive as a business in today’s market. Wright also discusses how to lead your team through uncertain times with realistic optimism and the role empathy plays on recovering glo…
 
In this episode, we talk about ways to move teams away from command and control over to a more self-organization model. Also, we explore why and when Agile project management. (00:00) Introduction (02:06) Moving from command and control to self-organization (33:18) Why use Agile project management? (45:17) Wrap up This podcast is licensed under CC …
 
What is a "Lazy Project Manager", and why does it benefit productivity? How can veteran project managers help and support the newest generation? We explore these questions and more with Peter Taylor, who joined us live from the UK. Peter is the author of the #1 bestselling project management book, ‘The Lazy Project Manager,’ along with many other b…
 
Just one week after the launch of SADA’s rebrand, Margaret Molloy, CMO and Matthias Mencke, Group Creative Director, from Siegel+Gale join us to discuss the process of creating a new brand for a “forever” company. They reveal their views on branding in this new world and best practices for activating a new brand. From their first impression of SADA…
 
How do you connect PMI chapters from around the world sharing industry trends and insights? Do you wonder about cultural differences delivering projects in different regions and countries? We explore these questions and more with Priya Patra who joined us live from India. Priya is a mother of two, Author, Blogger, Women Empower believer, Dreamer, C…
 
If you look around at all of the transformations happening, whether it’s digital or cloud, cybersecurity has played an important role in enabling those transformations. Partha Panda, CEO at Cysiv, a Digital Native SaaS company that makes a SOC-as-a Service platform for MSPs and end users, joins this week’s episode to discuss the next generation of …
 
Courtney Graham, SADA’s Director of Sales, Central and Southeast joins Cloud N’ Clear to discuss her history in the tech industry, and how she broke every boundary and expectation set around how one is “supposed to” move up the promotional ladder, and consequently advancing faster than anyone else. Graham tackles topics such as leading the DEI init…
 
Chief Data Evangelist at Looker, a part of Google Cloud, Daniel Mintz joins this episode to discuss the importance of data and what can be done with it via Looker and Google Cloud. Mintz also dives into how Looker’s capabilities impact customers, trends he’s seeing in multi-cloud, and culture change within people in order to embrace new technology.…
 
How has your work been impacted by the pandemic? Are you able to lead your projects effectively? In this episode Elizabeth Harrin joins PMO Joe from West Sussex, UK to share her story about working remote, engaging stakeholders and books she has written. The pandemic has forced us to work differently. We need to improve our ability to work with peo…
 
Colgate-Palmolive’s WorldWide Director of Global Collaboration and Workplace services, Patty Vollmar, joins to discuss how a 214-year-old company is transforming amidst a global pandemic and how leveraging cloud tools has boosted collaboration and communication. Host: Tony Safoian Guest: Patty Vollmar Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cloudnc…
 
CIO of Nutanix and SADA Board Member, Wendy M Pfeiffer, joins this week’s episode to discuss how she’s creating more diversity in her organization, especially during these radical times. Pfeiffer also shares her leadership style and challenges she’s faced with remote work during the pandemic. Host: Tony Safoian Guest: Wendy M. Pfeiffer Connect on T…
 
Are you familiar with the upcoming changes to the PMBOK? What do you think will be the impact to our profession and community? In this episode Cyndi Dionisio and Mike Griffiths share the details on the PMBOK 7th edition update. After 50+ years and 6 editions of the PMBOK, PMI is taking the PMBOK 7th edition in a different direction. The changes to …
 
In this episode, we talk about recommendations for implementing Agile on a team not developing software, what are the signs that a team has become too large and should be split, and what are some steps to get your foot in the door doing product ownership and development. (00:00) Introduction (02:35) Implementing Agile on a team not developing softw…
 
Janet Kennedy, VP, North America Regions, Google Cloud joins this episode to discuss how Google is helping customers transform on the edge of technology, being a female leader and cultivating a culture of diversity in tech, and the new Next OnAir digital format. Host: Tony SafoianGuest: Janet Kennedy Connect on Twitter:https://twitter.com/cloudncle…
 
How can Mindfulness and Meditation benefit your life and relationships? In this episode we hear from Veteran Navy Seal Commander Jon Macaskill to learn the events which lead him to pursue mindfulness and meditation. Jon recently retired from the Navy and joined us from the road as he and his family are touring the country in an RV. Jon also shares …
 
Justin Falciola, Chief Insights & Technology Officer for Papa John’s International joins this week’s episode to discuss how Papa John’s has leveraged Google Cloud and Google Maps over the past two years to build their customer community, how Papa John’s strategy and business model has shifted during the pandemic, and what he’s looking forward to in…
 
In this episode, Steve joined Shahin to talk about Value Stream Mapping. For the first time, we had a live audience recording the episode. Peter, Ali, and Nasima from the audience asked questions from Steve by the end of the show. Topics We conversed about and around the following topics: Value Streams let you see the big picture and your biggest b…
 
Tony talks to SADA Client Partner Executive - Public Sector, Heather Sheston, on how COVID-19 has forced the government to quickly shift from an onsite, fairly low-tech industry to one that provides work from home options with high tech solutions (specifically Google products) while still remaining responsive to constituents. Host: Tony SafoianGues…
 
In this episode, we talk about Agile testing strategies and does it look like in different companies. Also, we talk about coaching a new product owner who is overwhelmed by the job. (00:00) Introduction (01:41) Agile testing strategies (34:17) Coaching the overwhelmed product owner (46:00) Wrap up This podcast is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. If …
 
What people skills are the most important for successful Project Managers? What are the important leadership traits we look for and respect with our leaders? In this episode we discuss these topics and much more with Randy Englund as he shares his story. Randy is a Project Management Consultant, Trainer and Author of several success books. He has c…
 
In celebration of SADA’s 20 year anniversary, CEO Tony Safoian reflects on SADA’s history and shares his vision for the future. Connect on Twitter:https://twitter.com/cloudnclear https://twitter.com/SADAhttps://twitter.com/Safoian Connect on LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/sada/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/safoian/ To learn more, visit SA…
 
Jim Anderson is a technology leader with 25+ years of management experience which creates a unique perspective on the cloud market today. As the Managing Director for Google Cloud - South Central Region, he joins this episode to discuss market trends, helping traditional customers transform amidst a pandemic, and how G Suite is the enabling platfor…
 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is not just the right thing to do, but it’s a competitive advantage - says Frans Johansson, Co-Founder & CEO of The Medici Group, who has been a thought leader in this space for over 15 years. In this episode, Tony and Frans discuss workplace transformation with DEI and how it enables growth, innovation and tal…
 
In this episode, Allen joined Shahin to talk about what truly Agile is in today’s world of Software Development. Topics We conversed about and around the following topics: Agile or Not Agile is nothing more than Better Software Better What is Real Agile Thinking? Reasons to Avoid Agile Fake Agile, Dark Agile (Foe Agile) Trust is the heart of agile …
 
Sojern is a next-gen platform that uses proprietary data science methods to examine real-time information, that connects the world’s travelers to their dream destination. When Sojern needed a new solution for data warehousing that provided the flexibility to move with demand fluctuations, they turned to Google Cloud. Senior Director of Engineering …
 
Do you struggle with Performance Reviews each year? Perhaps you are a PM without direct reports and you are asked to provide feedback on project team members performance or a new manager unsure how to be effective for your team. In this episode we have an informative chat with Chris Kopp talking performance reviews tools, process and techniques. Ch…
 
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