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Admit it... Agile is difficult. Some of the processes (e.g., Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc.) may seem simple, and they are at first blush. Most of us can understand, and even get quite good at the process of Agile (DOING Agile). But what about BEING Agile? This is the other aspect of Agile, which is likely even more difficult to master. In each episode, we'll dive deep into how to BE Agile (through behavior modification, and mindset shifts). We'll help you improve through conversations and shared s ...
 
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Josh and David provide A/E/C marketers with tips for hiring and working with external creative services providers. Insights into the world of professional services marketing, presented by Josh Miles and David Lecours. The professional services industry is an increasingly competitive one – your firm needs to stand out from the pack, so a marketing s…
 
Today on PSM Show we're chatting with the chair of SMPS Build Business 2021, Bethany Smith. What is Build Business, and why should you attend another virtual experience in 2021? Tune in to find out. Insights into the world of professional services marketing, presented by Josh Miles and David Lecours. The professional services industry is an increas…
 
Focus. Clarity. Collaboration. These are all things many agile teams struggle with when attempting to work with company leaders. Old ways linger, and muddy the waters for lasting change. Fortunately, Steve Pereira, our guest in this episode, stopped by to discuss value stream mapping, and how it can shed some light on these issues. If you want to m…
 
How to get the most out of your organic use of LinkedIn, from a personal and firm marketing perspective. Insights into the world of professional services marketing, presented by Josh Miles and David Lecours. The professional services industry is an increasingly competitive one – your firm needs to stand out from the pack, so a marketing strategy ca…
 
Our guest in this episode is Gil Broza, Gil is founder and principal at 3P Vantage. Close to 100 organizations seeking Agile transformations, makeovers, or improvements have relied on his pragmatic, modern, and respectful support for customizing Agile in their contexts. We chatted with Gil about reasons why companies fail at "going Agile." It is es…
 
In this episode, we chat with the one and only Gunther Verheyen. Gunther has quickly gained worldwide acclaim as a strong proponent of the Scrum Values. The values, and Agile principles for that matter, are often largely overlooked by organizations that choose to adopt Agile for their software delivery method. He is on a quest to instill a more hum…
 
In October LecoursDesign was awarded the top honor for external websites at the national SMPS Marketing Communications Awards. Today we flip the script, as Keelin Cox from AEC Marketeer interviews David about his recent success. Insights into the world of professional services marketing, presented by Josh Miles and David Lecours. The professional s…
 
Worldwide appeal! The final episode in this 3 part series on the popular Scrum Lake. Co-creators Ryan and John discuss the appeal and impact of Scrum Lake on so many. It can be dark and murky at the bottom of the lake. But should I be afraid? Maybe. Maybe not. Others are there to see you through it. Oh ... and these guys put me to the test with a c…
 
Diving into the lake! Episode 2 in this 3 part series on the popular Scrum Lake. Co-creators Ryan and John discuss the foundation of Scrum: the values, and empirical theory. We talk about why having a solid bedrock is so important to be successful in an Agile environment. If you've not heard of Scrum Lake until now, you'll want to catch this series…
 
What is a project debrief? Who should you include in the meeting, and when is the right time to do a project debrief? Insights into the world of professional services marketing, presented by Josh Miles and David Lecours. The professional services industry is an increasingly competitive one – your firm needs to stand out from the pack, so a marketin…
 
Just dipping my toe in! Episode 1 in this 3 part series on the popular Scrum Lake. Co-creators Ryan and John discuss why they created it, who it is for, and what all the fuss is about. We discuss how this simple lake metaphor has appealed to many from all over the world, including me. My two UK mates and I have a great time hanging out at the shall…
 
Known as the “Pragmatic Manager," Johanna offers frank advice for tough culture problems. In this episode, we chat a bit about her new book, Modern Management Made Easy, a three volume set. Johanna explains why no one's intentions are enough to create an agile culture. Only our behaviors can create that culture. Which behaviors does the environment…
 
When it comes to writing for an A/E/C firm, it's easy to think of proposal writing, but what are the other skillsets required for professional services marketers, and how do you go from proposals to bios, to blogs, and social media all in the same day? Holly Bolton shares her insights on writing for A/E/C firms. Insights into the world of professio…
 
Doing something one way for a while (or a long, long while) and then changing to another way can be daunting. For some of us, it can feel impossible. Especially if you need to shift your behavior on many levels. In this episode, we talk with my friend, Kevin Williams, who made the successful switch from PM to SM. He'll explain why he made the switc…
 
Are Scrum Masters 'born' or 'made'? There are certain essential skills for a Scrum Master that probably just can't be taught, like empathy, logic, and reason. You are either innately good at them or you are not. If you are not, can you ever be great? Or are you relegated to being just good at it? You can improve, yes, with practice and hard work. A…
 
If you're a longtime listener, the last deep dive we did on email was in late 2017(!) It's a two-part episode, but feel free to go back and give that a listen. Email isn't necessarily the newest, most exciting, or sexiest... This episode is inspired by Andrew Davis's recent video on B2B Email Marketing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H49q9t7QUQ …
 
With episode 5, we wrap up our 5-part series on the Scrum values. Our guest Michael Wallace, PST, discusses commitment, and ties all 5 values together for us. From the team, to the business, we must have this behavior to be successful. So, come along with us on this deep-dive into the Scrum value of commitment. Support the show (https://www.patreon…
 
With episode 4, we continue our 5-part series on the Scrum values. Our guest Michael Wallace, PST, helps us discover how focus can lead to better quality. From the team, to the business, we must have this behavior to be successful. So, come along with us on this deep-dive into the Scrum value of focus. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/join…
 
Damion Morris is a rising star in the world of A/E/C Marketing. Still early in his career, he's achieved his CPSM, become a conference speaker, an SMPS chapter president, and a marketing leader for one of the nation’s top general contractors, PCL. David and Damion sit down to discuss the difference between doing and leading marketing. Insights into…
 
Today's question is from Jodie who wants to know about alternatives to the 3 questions when facilitating the Daily Scrum. We are always happy to take questions about the Scrum Events. Todd and Ryan discuss the lean metric "item aging" and how it can be used to help a Scrum Team gain insights into the progress of their work. What is your favorite wa…
 
A past student left us a comment in our Slack channel asking how to get the Developers on their Scrum Team to attend the Daily Scrum. This is a common issue that many Scrum Master's face. Fortunately, it is an easy problem to solve. Watch as Todd and Ryan break down this situation and expose many of the common reasons that Developers do not attend …
 
With episode 3, we continue our 5-part series on the Scrum values. Our guest Blake McMillan, PST, helps us discover how respect completes the 3-sided triangle of courage, openness, and respect. From the team, to the business, we must have this behavior to be successful. So, come along with us on this deep-dive into the Scrum value of respect. Enjoy…
 
A recent student asked Ryan and Todd to talk about the differences between a Sprint Backlog and a Product Backlog. It's an interesting question as these are two Scrum Artifacts that teams use to keep information transparent. The Sprint Backlog is a representation of present work while the Product Backlog represents future work. Check out the video …
 
A YouTube viewer sent in a question asking about what to do when a Developer does not commit. This question had a little context with it. The scenario was when a Developer won't focus during a Scrum Event or meeting. Check out what Todd and Ryan had to say about this situation! // Want to learn more about Scrum? Buy Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Sol…
 
With episode 2, we continue our 5-part series on the Scrum values. Our guest Blake McMillan, PST, helps us discover how openness is tied to the other scrum values. From the team, to the business, we must have this behavior to be successful. So, come along with us on this deep-dive into the Scrum value of openness. Enjoying the Podcast? Please consi…
 
Why is it such a challenge to feed the content marketing machine? For the past few years it has been listed as one of the top B2B Content Marketing Challenges in multiple surveys. Surely there have to be better ways to plan out your year of content marketing. David and Josh share a few ideas. Insights into the world of professional services marketi…
 
A Scrum Master wrote in and asked Ryan and Todd what should a Scrum Team do when they finish their work early during a Sprint. This is such a great problem to have! Our first step is to CELEBRATE. It's great that value has been delivered, but now there are some important choices to make. Check out the video to learn how Todd and Ryan handle this Sc…
 
A recent student was concerned about the amount of time Product Backlog Refinement was taking away from product development. After a few questions, we realized that our student had some misconceptions about who should attend Product Backlog Refinement. Ryan and Todd discuss the things that they take into consideration when planning a Product Backlo…
 
You're just starting a new Scrum Master role and you see many opportunities to change and improve things. With so many options, it's hard to know where to begin. Watch as Todd and Ryan break down this situation and give guidance on how to get started and what to do once the biggest issues are discovered. We'll give you a hint, Vanilla Ice gave us a…
 
A listener asked Todd and Ryan how to get Scrum Master experience after getting certified as a Professional Scrum Master. Quite a few Scrum Master's have gotten creative as they've looked for ways to apply their learnings before getting their first Scrum Master gig. Ryan and Todd discuss the things that they did that ultimately led to their first S…
 
With this episode, we begin a 5-part series on the Scrum values. Our guest Blake McMillan, PST, helps us discover why courage is needed in all aspects of Agile. From the team, to the business, we must have this behavior to be successful. We also learn how closely courage ties to openness, and respect, which we will discuss in two following episodes…
 
We get this question pretty often, especially when speaking at conferences: I'm a project manager at a company that just adopted Scrum, am I now out of a job? The quick answer is: Of course not, but there are likely some changes coming your way. Ryan and Todd take the question head-on in today's video. // Want to learn more about Scrum? Buy Fixing …
 
The Agile for Humans crew got together to discuss the lessons they've learned as the majority of the workshops, classes, and coaching opportunities moved online. We shared some of our best tips as we've navigated this new way of learning. Host: Ryan Ripley Guests: Tim Ottinger, Mike Coon, Jenny Tarwater, Makus Silpala, and Don Gray Streamed Live on…
 
A Scrum team got to the end of their Sprint but did not have a done increment of product to show their stakeholders. What should they do? Cancel the Sprint Review? Show undone work? This is a tricky situation that is bound to happen in a complex world. But we still have to review what happened with our stakeholders. Check out what Todd and Ryan hav…
 
Ben F. left a comment and asked Todd and Ryan about the hardest part of being a Scrum Master. Tricky question as every Scrum Master faces different challenges as they help teams use Scrum to solve complex problems. Check out Ryan and Todd's take on this question as they talk about the things that they have struggled with on their Scrum Master Journ…
 
Today's question is from a viewer who wants to know if a manager can also be the Scrum Master? While the Scrum Guide does not forbid it, having a manager in the Scrum Master role can cause many anti-patterns. Watch the video to learn more about how Ryan and Todd have tried to fulfill both roles and have both failed in epic ways! // Want to learn mo…
 
A YouTube viewer (Kaleb) asked whether or not the Sprint Backlog could change during a Sprint. Todd and Ryan discuss how a Sprint Backlog is emergent and how the Developers are encouraged to update the Sprint Backlog as new things are learned about their Product. Check out the video for more tips on how to manage complexity during your product deve…
 
In this episode, we discuss the fine line between selfishness and uplifting inner work with our guest Elena Popretinskaya. When is it ok to be selfish? When is it not? Come along with us as we dive deep into this fascinating topic, and reveal more about the inner you. Enjoying the Podcast? Please consider supporting us so we can continue to help yo…
 
What's the difference between a persuasive proposal and one that isn't? David Lecours is joined by our guest, Matt Handal, to discuss Persuasive Proposals. Insights into the world of professional services marketing, presented by Josh Miles and David Lecours. The professional services industry is an increasingly competitive one – your firm needs to …
 
A YouTube viewer sent in a question asking about the typical day in the life of a Scrum Master. Todd and Ryan talk about what their days look like when they are in the Scrum Master role and how each day usually looks a little different. Check out the video to learn about the things you'll see as a Professional Scrum Master. Want to learn more about…
 
A YouTube viewer sent in a question asking about the scrum books that Todd and Ryan recommend. They tried to keep the list to 5 each but ended up offering some "bonus" suggestions. Of course they both recommend Fixing Your Scrum, but some of the other recomendations might surprise you. Want to learn more about Scrum? Check out Ryan and Todd's book …
 
A YouTube viewer sent in a question asking about the typical day in the life of a Scrum Master. Todd and Ryan talk about what their days look like when they are in the Scrum Master role and how each day usually looks a little different. Check out the video to learn about the things you'll see as a Professional Scrum Master. Want to learn more about…
 
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