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Since publishing best-selling book, Project to Product, technology business leader, Dr. Mik Kersten, has introduced transformative frameworks and ideas for delivering software at scale. He has given numerous standing room only keynotes and presentations worldwide and is an internationally recognized thought-leader. In this podcast, Mik + One, nothing is off the record as Mik sits down with industry leading guests and delves into how they deliver value and drive digital transformations in their organizations. Tune in for a new episode every two weeks! Subscribe to the Mik + One podcast today so you never miss an episode. Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne www.projecttoproduct.org

Since publishing best-selling book, Project to Product, technology business leader, Dr. Mik Kersten, has introduced transformative frameworks and ideas for delivering software at scale. He has given numerous standing room only keynotes and presentations worldwide and is an internationally recognized thought-leader. In this podcast, Mik + One, nothing is off the record as Mik sits down with industry leading guests and delves into how they deliver value and drive digital transformations in their organizations. Tune in for a new episode every two weeks! Subscribe to the Mik + One podcast today so you never miss an episode. Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne www.projecttoproduct.org

Location:

Vancouver, BC

Description:

Since publishing best-selling book, Project to Product, technology business leader, Dr. Mik Kersten, has introduced transformative frameworks and ideas for delivering software at scale. He has given numerous standing room only keynotes and presentations worldwide and is an internationally recognized thought-leader. In this podcast, Mik + One, nothing is off the record as Mik sits down with industry leading guests and delves into how they deliver value and drive digital transformations in their organizations. Tune in for a new episode every two weeks! Subscribe to the Mik + One podcast today so you never miss an episode. Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne www.projecttoproduct.org

Twitter:

@mik_kersten

Language:

English

Contact:

(778) 588-6896


Episodes

Episode 23: Mik Kersten + Gail Murphy

12/15/2020
In the final Mik + One episode of 2020, Mik is joined by Gail Murphy, Tasktop Co-Founder, and Professor of Computer Science and VP of Research and Innovation at the University of British Columbia. This episode with Mik and Gail includes discussion points around: - Insights into some of the cutting edge research projects Gail has led on productivity, tooling and development teams - Measuring individual, team and organizational productivity and unproductivity - Software development as a...

Duration:00:52:00

Episode 22: Mik Kersten + John Cutler

12/1/2020
Joining Mik on this episode of Mik + One is “sage and poet of product thinking” John Cutler, Head of Product Research & Education at Amplitude. In this episode, Mik and John discuss: - Defining what a product is - Rethinking how to apply product thinking to force multipliers and change steps - The “six sense” required to understand the challenges of software design and technology - What traditional enterprises can learn from startups and tech 2.0 companies - Mapping organisational structure...

Duration:00:58:32

Episode 21: Mik Kersten + David Anderson

11/17/2020
Joining Mik on this episode of Mik + One is David Anderson, Director of Technology, Liberty IT. In this episode, Mik and David discuss: - Liberty IT’s journey into a serverless-first world - A customer over cost-centric approach to cloud - Removing “undifferentiated heavy lifting” from work environment - Creating “two-way door” architecture for flexibility and flow - Using “lego blocks” to help engineers build innovative solutions on the cloud - Shift away from traditional IT to...

Duration:00:39:45

Episode 20: Mik Kersten + Justin Watts

11/3/2020
Joining Mik on this episode of Mik + One is Justin Watts, Director of Agile Change at Lloyd Banking Group one of the UK’s Big Four banks. In this episode, Mik and Justin discuss: - Redesigning software systems around flow to the customer instead of process - Respecting the laws of physics when accelerating flow across value streams - Importance of doing the right things wrong, rather than wrong things right - Identifying leading indicators to track and improve lagging measures - How the...

Duration:00:55:37

Episode 19: Mik Kersten + Peter D. Moore

10/20/2020
Joining Mik on this episode of Mik + One is Peter D. Moore, a business and digital technology strategy advisor specializing in helping companies manage for exponential revenue, margin and net income growth. In this episode, Mik and Peter discuss: - In the influence of the Zone Management Model on Project to Product - The role of different cultures and leadership in specific zones - The need for specific metrics and targets for each zone - The big evolution in IT skill sets to fill the talent...

Duration:00:55:04

Episode 18: Mik Kersten + Bryon Kroger

10/6/2020
On this episode of Mik + One, Mik is joined by Bryon Kroger, Founder and CEO of Rise8, and former co-founder and COO of the USAF's Kessel Run. In this episode, Mik and Bryon’s conversation includes discussions around: - The remarkable story of Project Kessel Run at the U.S. Airforce - Driving change at large bureaucracies - Adopting a “think big, start small” strategy to software transformation - Paying attention to total cost of ownership of a value stream - Avoiding the Lean trap and...

Duration:00:40:35

Episode 17: Mik Kersten + John Willis

9/22/2020
Joining Mik on this episode of Mik + One is John Willis, Senior Director of the Global Transformation Office at Red Hat. - Embracing failure for continual learning - Flow Metrics as the next evolution of software delivery measurement - Where most waste and wait times are found - How team happiness is a leading indicator of value stream health - The right structure and measures for adaptive, complex systems Subscribe to the Mik + One podcast today so you never miss an episode and don’t forget...

Duration:00:53:42

Episode 16: Mik Kersten + Dr. Nicole Forsgren & Dr. Denae Ford Robinson

9/8/2020
In this episode, Mik is joined by two guests: Dr. Nicole Forsgren, VP of Research & Strategy at GitHub, and Dr. Denae Ford Robinson, Senior Researcher in the SAINTes group at Microsoft Research. Mik, Nicole and Denae had an energetic and insightful conversation about many topics, including: - Measuring productivity, and how leaders can utilize these insights to build diverse systems and measures to strengthen inclusion and diversity at scale. - The importance of making the workflow,...

Duration:00:53:32

Episode 15: Mik Kersten + Adrian Cockcroft

8/24/2020
Joining Mik in this episode of Mik + One is Adrian Cockcroft, VP of Cloud Architecture Strategy at Amazon Web Services. In this episode, Mik and Adrian provide concrete advice on moving ahead in the digital world, and cover many key discussion points including: - Insight into Adrian’s experiences establishing technical practices in organizations like eBay, Netflix and AWS. - The importance of product-centred innovation in order to pave the path for faster success. - Business agility, and why...

Duration:01:06:24

Episode 14: Mik Kersten + Heather Munoz

8/10/2020
In this episode of Mik + One, Mik’s guest is Heather Munoz, Head of Retail Brokerage Practice, E*TRADE. In this episode, Mik and Heather discuss many topics including: - The importance of an effective tool network and how it supports an organization’s value streams - Using visualization and data to get people to understand systems thinking approach in order to deliver more value to the customer - Thinking in flow metrics and using them to help shift to product thinking - Characteristics of a...

Duration:00:33:57

Episode 13: Mik Kersten + Don Reinertsen (Part 2)

7/27/2020
In this episode of Mik + One, Mik continues the conversation with Don Reinertsen, President of Reinertsen & Associates, a product development consulting firm located in Redondo Beach, CA, and Author of three best-selling books on product development: Developing Products in Half the Time; Managing the Design Factory: A Product Developer’s Toolkit; and The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development. The second part of this two-part special includes...

Duration:00:35:59

Episode 12: Mik Kersten + Don Reinertsen (Part 1)

7/14/2020
In the twelfth Mik + One, Mik sits down with Don Reinertsen, President of Reinertsen & Associates, a product development consulting firm located in Redondo Beach, CA, and Author of three best-selling books on product development: Developing Products in Half the Time; Managing the Design Factory: A Product Developer’s Toolkit; and The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development. A wide variety of topics were discussed in the first half of this special...

Duration:00:53:45

Episode 11: Mik Kersten + Dominica DeGrandis

6/29/2020
In this episode of Mik + One, the official Project to Product podcast, Mik is joined by Dominica DeGrandis, Principal Flow Advisor at Tasktop and Author of “Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow.” In this episode, Mik and Dominica cover a variety of topics, including: - Reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on organizations, and advice for leaders, teams and individuals to get through this time and find their own flow - Exploration into how Dominica’s...

Duration:00:47:49

Episode 10: Mik Kersten + Team Topologies

6/15/2020
Recorded at the 2019 annual SEACON conference in London, Mik has two special guests, Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais, authors of Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow. This episode of Mik + One discusses: - Insights into the patterns and anti-patterns of how teams are structured and evolve, and why it’s important to focus on the cognitive load of teams - Team specialization, the need for platform teams and how to manage the crucial dependencies between teams...

Duration:00:23:59

Episode 9: Mik Kersten + Jon Smart

5/25/2020
Recorded at the annual 2019 SEACON Conference in London, today Mik’s plus one is Jon Smart, Partner, Business Agility at Deloitte. In this episode of Mik + One, Mik and Jon discuss: - The value and importance of focusing on “Better Value, Sooner, Safer, Happier” and why Agile is no longer the answer - The importance of senior leaders implementing a mindset shift and focusing on outcomes instead of output - Why leaders should be looking at the end-to-end flow, how it impacts business results...

Duration:00:22:59

Episode 8: Mik Kersten + Dean Leffingwell

5/11/2020
In the eighth episode of Mik + One, the official Project to Product podcast, Mik’s guest is Dean Leffingwell, Co-founder and Chief Methodologist at Scaled Agile. In this episode, Mik and Dean cover: - SAFe 5.0 and the importance of having business agility in addition to technical agility - The different types of customers and understanding why internal customers are just as valuable and important as external ones - Abandoning organizational hierarchies to become more agile and survive...

Duration:00:58:33

Episode 7: Mik Kersten + Dave West

4/27/2020
In this episode, Mik and Dave discuss: - The digital age and how traditional enterprises can transform to become - software-driven businesses - The risk of falling into an industrial mindset trap, and what organizations can do differently to avoid failures - How digital-natives have achieved the innovation cycle and why leadership at traditional enterprises have not internalized what it means - The importance of placing small bets and MVPs, and applying continuous learning and feedback into...

Duration:00:31:41

Episode 6: Mik Kersten + Sam Guckenheimer

4/13/2020
Joining Mik for the sixth episode of Mik + One is Sam Guckenheimer, Product Owner for Azure DevOps at Microsoft, and a regular keynote speaker at industry-wide events, and the author of four fantastic books. In this episode, Mik and Sam discuss: - How the current situation parallels to previous installation and deployment periods, and the patterns organizations can implement to leverage and survive the Turning Point - The importance of looking at investments in terms of core versus context,...

Duration:00:56:06

Episode 5: Mik Kersten + Shelley Perry

4/2/2020
In this episode of Mik + One, Mik’s guest is Shelley Perry, Managing Partner & Founder of ScaleLogix, who has immense experience setting tech companies up for success. The goal of ‘Project to Product’ is to help organizations prepare for the Turning Point in the Age of Software. As the world experiences an economic fallout triggered by COVID-19, it is key that organizations move quickly to adapt. Read more here: https://www.tasktop.com/blog/covid-19-triggered-the-turning-point/ In this...

Duration:00:38:12

Episode 4: International Women's Day Special

3/7/2020
In honor of International Women’s Day 2020, Mik is joined by three incredible women within the industry: Gail Murphy, Tasktop Co-Founder, and Professor of Computer Science and VP of Research and Innovation at the University of British Columbia, Nicole Bryan, Vice President of Product Development at Tasktop; and Naomi Lurie, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Tasktop. Gail, Nicole and Naomi had an open, inspirational and thought-provoking conversation with Mik about: - Why technology...

Duration:00:36:00