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0051 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 9 - Reinventing Roles

1/20/2020
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This podcast covers Chapter 9, “Value, The Anti-Plan and Testing” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. Flow is based on a belief in multidisciplinary people, not just multidisciplinary teams. This is critical when practicing business agility in order to avoid the confusion associated with the approach of one person-one discipline. By having multidisciplinary...

Duration:00:12:57

0050 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 8 - Value, The Anti-Plan and Testing

1/17/2020
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This podcast covers Chapter 8, “Value, The Anti-Plan and Testing” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. The chapter opens with obstacles to the creation of value: 1. Searching to save costs rather than creating value; 2. Failing to truly understand value until we fully understand what customers will buy, enjoy, and share; 3. Planning too much and not testing...

Duration:00:13:09

0049 WWC 12 Steps Flow - Ch 7 - Agile C-Suite

1/16/2020
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This podcast covers Chapter 7, “The Agile C-Suite” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. If you follow my podcast you'll know this is one of my favorite chapters because I'm all about whether or not senior management aligns with what it takes for the team to get the work done by practicing servant-leadership with the team, turning power and resources over to the...

Duration:00:10:49

0048 WWC Women In Agile - Carina Silfverduk Interview

1/14/2020
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In today's podcast we have a wide-ranging discussion about Women in Agile and Agility itself with Carina Silfverduk, an Agile Practice Lead at CAS. The basis being creating abundance in business through compassion, empathy, and discipline. Carina leads the local chapter of Women in Agile, working at the national level with the Executive Sponsors Natalie Warnert and Deema Dajani. Carina opened our discussion stating that men are welcome since this is a group focused on maximizing diversity in...

Duration:01:07:19

0047 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 6 - Value-Seeking Behavior

1/14/2020
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This podcast covers Chapter 6, “Creating Value-Seeking Behaviour” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. This chapter answers the question, "How do we seek value is continuous activity without a spreadsheet, value proposition or a conventional ROI?" This is done by going deeper into the Flow Value Stack introduced in the Introduction. The key is weaving value...

Duration:00:27:16

0046 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 5 - Anti-Project Thinking and Business Agility

1/14/2020
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This podcast covers Chapter 5, “Anti-Project Thinking and Business Agility” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. This chapter argues that Agile techniques could be improved by moving away from Epics and User stories to Flexible Business Goals, Areas of Work, and Units of Work. The reason for this is workplaces change with regards to technology and market...

Duration:00:32:58

0045 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Chapter 4 - Visualize Work

1/14/2020
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This podcast covers Chapter 4, “Taking Advantage of Visible Work” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. This chapter deals with introducing visible, observable, work. This is the cornerstone for new organizational culture. It provides a framework for collective intelligence and matrix innovation which requires many granular decisions which everyone can...

Duration:00:28:42

0044 WWC Sales, Growth, and Recessions - James Rores Interview

1/14/2020
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In this podcast I interviewed James Rores, founder of the Floriss Group and who is a consultant who specializes as a growth multiplier by practicing and teaching sales as a leadership competency - essentially sales transformation. We discuss Sales, business growth, and dealing with recessions. He started his career working with venture-backed groups, learning how to sell items people didn't know existed for problems they did not know they had. What became transformational was his realization...

Duration:00:44:04

0043 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - Ch 3 - Disrupt Work

1/14/2020
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This podcast covers Chapter 3, “Disrupting The Cadence of Work” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. Chapter 3 deviates markedly from the traditional Waterfall approach. A visual approach is used with Post-Its on the wall and no extensive, traditional documentation. All functionalities, including Finance, etc., are included. Communication is brief via Tweets,...

Duration:00:15:07

0042 WWC 12 Steps To Flow - A Review - Chapter 2

1/14/2020
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Today’s podcast covers Chapter 2, “The Customer in the Agile Business” of “12 Steps to Flow: The New Framework for Business Agility,” by Haydn Shaughnessy and Fin Goulding, developers of the internationally acclaimed workshop, Flow Academy. From my perspective, this chapter is all about the need for complex adaptive systems pulling in information and responding in a real-time manner to customer needs. See what you think. For more on the Introduction and Chapter 1 go to episode 0037 of...

Duration:00:18:25

0041 WWC Business Agility - Rich Thiel interview

1/14/2020
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Rich Thiel, Business Agility consultant and CEO of The Noble Foundry, discusses the importance of emotions, relationships, trust, and vulnerability in order to successfully provide solutions to customers problems when leading an Agile transformation. We met at the Flow Academy workshop conducted by Fin Goulding and Haydn Shaughnessy at the Business Agility Conference Midwest that past Nov 4-7, 2019. The workshop is based on their book 12 Steps To Flow. The discussion is quite rich since...

Duration:01:01:40

0040 WWC Flow Academy - Fin Goulding & Haydn Shaughnessy

11/30/2019
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Flow in Business Agility is discussed with Fin Goulding and Haydn Shaughnessy of Flow Academy. The discussion is quite rich since Business Agility is based on key concepts from complex adaptive systems and complexity science and describes a frame of mind used when the rules fall apart or there simply are no rules. The discussion points are as follows: collective intelligence Again, their website is with Flow Academy and they can be reached on LinkedIn at Fin Goulding and Haydn...

Duration:00:31:39

0039 WWC Sales Copy That Works- Interview With Lee Rowley

11/19/2019
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In this podcast Interview Lee Rowley (http://leerowley.com/), copywriter, discusses how you can get clarity on growing your business by focusing on what it takes to generate good sales copy. Lee makes some excellent points as to do’s and don’t’s when it comes to copywriting: It’s the intersection of why you are ready to help with the client’s readiness to changeHe then moves into the “immersion part” which is where the work is done You can get ahold of Lee at...

Duration:00:52:41

0038 WWC Is My Business A Reflection Of Me?

11/19/2019
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In this podcast Gary Monti, Jeffrey Cochran, and John Riley with Center for Managing Change discuss how your business is a reflection of you and how you view and interact with the world. They also provide tips for what to do so that you can get focused, get on track, and get profitable growth. Points covered include: If you need help in gaining clarity when dealing with complex situations, you can download CMC’s free e-book MINDSET – 5 SIMPLE WAYS TO LOOK AT COMPLEX PROBLEMS and...

Duration:01:04:01

0036 WWC Agility vs Waterfall vs Product Management - Dan Roman Interview

10/28/2019
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In this second interview with Dan Roman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dansroman/) and I (https://www.linkedin.com/in/garywmonti/) cover potential religious wars between various methodologies…Waterfall, Agility, Product Management, (and a new methodology not mentioned in this podcast, Business Agility, as exemplified in Flow), as well as whether or not there is value in gaining certification in the various methods. The podcast is sponsored by the Business Agility Conference Midwest being held...

Duration:01:31:00

0035 WWC Product Management - Part 2 - Politics - Brett Buchanan

10/24/2019
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In Product Management - Part 2 my interview with Brett Buchanan, Product Management Consultant continues. Essentially, the Product Manager and the team have work with complexity to solve a jig-saw puzzle where the pieces aren’t initially designed, their shape may change over time, and stakeholders are pushing on the development with their own agendas. First, though, Brett explained the foundations of Product Management starting with the movement from Business Analysis (BA) to Agility with...

Duration:01:12:51

0034 WWC Value Success and Joy_- Jeffrey Cochran and John_Riley

10/16/2019
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Today’s episode in a panel discussion on Value, Success, and Joy with John Riley, An Agile coach and consultant (https://www.readysetagile.com/), and Jeffrey Cochran, Human Resource consultant (https://www.hrperspectives.org/) in terms of self, family, business, and your customer. At the core the customer focus answers the question “Who’s the customer and what problem do they have that needs solved?” The importance of collaboration and negotiation are discussed along with the damaging...

Duration:01:21:14

0033 Agility vs Waterfall - Dan Roman Interview

10/14/2019
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Dan Roman, PMP, PMI-ACP, shares his thoughts on deciding how best to move an IT project forward. Rather than being wed to one methodology he uses a form-follows-function approach because of the realities that must be addressed with a project of any complexity. Topics covered include: Dan closes out with a reference to the seminal article by Takeuchi & Nonaka (https://hbr.org/1986/01/the-new-new-product-development-game) on product development with emphasis on the “limitations of agility”...

Duration:00:33:25