Strefa Wywiadu
Agile
Personal Development

Discipline of Work and Life – interview with Scott Ambler

Weronika Makać

20-09-2022

Strefa PMI nr 38, Wrzesień 2022

The conversation with Scott Ambler, co-creator of Disciplined Agile (DA), driven by Weronika Makać and Jan Orłowski. At the end of July 2022, you officially left the role of Vice President and Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at the Project Management Institute. Can you explain to us why you and Mark made this decision? We started on August 1, 2019, when PMI purchased our organization. Contrary to popular belief, there was no agreement in our contract to stay for these three years, only for a minimum of 90 days. 3 years is a lot of time and we stayed that time because we believe in the PMI mission and a lot of good things happened here.

Strefa Wywiadu
Agile
Personal Development
Technical PM

PM-owie muszą mieć możliwość kształtowania swojego środowiska pracy – wywiad z Elżbietą Pawełek-Luberą

Dominika Kantorowicz

08-02-2022

Strefa PMI nr 36, Marzec 2022

Wszystko, co trudne w kontaktach międzyludzkich koncentruje się w pracy Project Managera – to więc niełatwa rola, ale satysfakcjonująca, bo w dobrze prowadzonej organizacji decyduje o sukcesie projektów. Jak w Fast White Cat Project Managerowie budują swoją rzeczywistość i dlaczego ten aspekt najlepiej umacnia ich w zespole?

Strefa Wywiadu
Agile
Leadership
Technical PM

True Agile Is Who You Are – interview with Arie van Bennekum

Mirosław Dąbrowski

30-01-2022

Strefa PMI nr 8, marzec 2015

Interview with Arie van Bennekum, Agile Manifesto co-author, conducted by Mirosław Dabrowski (Dec. 2014). You had an opening talk on Agile here during 9th International PMI Poland Chapter Congress. How do you feel about the conference? Do you think PMI becomes more aligned with Agile principles? I think PMI will adapt, they are already in the process of adaptation. I think that someone was asking the question: is PMI waterfall? PRINCE2 used to be waterfall as well but now PRINCE2 can be perfectly adapted to work Agile, because PRINCE2 is about agreeing on how to work and working accordingly. And when you can work Agile, work accordingly – that’s fine. I think PMI will be the same because I think all the time, every project we do, like Virginia’s talk about BIG DIG this morning, it has a lot of Agile in this mega, 20, 40 or even 60 billion dollar project. There is a lot of Agile, because these days we talk about complex solutions and I have three steps: from simple, through complicated to complex. Complex means there are a lot of different factors and the outcome cannot be predicted… And I think that's what life is all about these days. Giving technology, politics environment, education, people, marketing, there are so many factors in there that the outcome is not predictable. So you have to be able to adapt, and that’s what Agile is.

Strefa Wywiadu
Agile
Personal Development

Safety, Stories and Uncertainty – interview with John Le Drew

Kornelia Trzęsowska

03-01-2022

Strefa PMI nr 33, Czerwiec 2021

I don’t think the pandemic has affected how we would apply agility or how we would work with it. I would say that teams that are already operating with agility are going to be able to adapt to their circumstances. What I talk about a lot is the idea of contextual alignment, this model has two core elements: you have the team context; the work the team is doing and the people on the team themselves. This is obviously changing all the time. Then you have the structure; this is the way the team is working (their process) and again, the people on the team. The structure is a team’s reaction to their changing context. A team notices that their context has changed, and adjusts their structure to best support their new context.

Agent zmiany, czyli sztuka bycia Agile Coachem – wywiad z Bartoszem Janowskim

Adrian Nowaczyk

03-01-2022

Strefa PMI nr 30, wrzesień 2020

Z Bartkiem Janowskim, Agile Coachem, szefem Agile Centre w Grupie mBank, rozmawia Adrian Nowaczyk. W ostatnich latach na rynku pracy obserwujemy spore zapotrzebowanie na Agile Coachów. Taka rola w odróżnieniu od innych ról, chociażby Scrum Mastera, nie jest tak dokładnie zdefiniowana. Jaka jest Twoja definicja Agile Coacha?

Disciplined Agile Practically – interview with Daniel Gagnon

Kornelia Trzęsowska

13-12-2021

Strefa PMI nr 35, Listopad 2021

Interview with Daniel Gagnon, the Speaker of 16th International Congress of PMI Poland Chapter, conducted by Kornelia Trzęsowska. Could you please describe to our readers what is the Disciplined Agile for you? For me, DA has always been a powerful tool that teams and organizations can use to find ways of working that respect their local culture and context – and therefore stand a much better chance of enabling progress and improvement than one-size-fits-all approaches. Could you please name the main differences between DA and pure Agile methodology? That’s easy – DA is not a methodology, it is a philosophy (or mindset if you prefer).

Strefa Wywiadu
Agile
Strategy & Business

Agile misconceptions. No documentation, no processes, no plans – is that Agile? – interview with Thomas Zimmermann

Monika Zofia Potiopa

05-11-2021

Strefa PMI nr 27, listopad 2019

Interview with Thomas Zimmermann by Monika Zofia Potiopa There are still many misconceptions about Agile, such as it meaning no documentation, no processes or no plans. What steps do you think we can take to eliminate these misconceptions? At the end of the day, if you talk about Agile and particularly Scrum, you of course have documentation. Consider a list of user stories, which is essentially another way of doc¬umenting what you want to do. It is a comon misconception to say that there is no specification. Correct – there is no specification in the form of a traditional document. Instead the same content is represented in a different, but much more effective way, i.e. as a prioritized list of user stories.

Strefa Wywiadu
Agile
Strategy & Business

Re.vers.ify Organizations with Scrum – interview with Gunther Verheyen

Paulina Szczepaniak

04-09-2021

Strefa PMI nr 17, czerwiec 2017

An interview with Gunther Verheyen by Paulina Szczepaniak You are a renowned international agile expert, with particular expertise in Scrum. Why do you think this framework became so popular? Probably because of the growing need of what I like to call “agility”, meaning flexibil¬ity, responsiveness, and not just from an IT perspective. IT is where agile sort of emerged from, but companies have to survive and thrive in very turbulent markets, a lot of business changes, market competition, but also internal changes, stakeholders and so on. And the way that organizations are struc¬tured and therefore how they organize their IT work and their software development, because that follows from the way they are structured, is just not fit for the agility re¬quired today to thrive and prosper. Structures are very rigid, very fixed, and need to become more dynamic.

Strefa Wywiadu
Agile
Strategy & Business

Pirate of Innovation – interview with Tendayi Viki

Kornelia Trzęsowska

12-08-2021

Strefa PMI nr 33, Czerwiec 2021

An interview with Tendayi Viki by Kornelia Trzęsowska Do you agree with Steve Jobs that it’s more fun to be a pirate than to join a navy? You refer to his words in the title of your newest book. I don’t think it’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy. Pirates are often in danger of dying. Steve Jobs was talking about how startups are faster than already set up companies – they move quicker than any large company. But what we’re learning these days is that large companies often become innovative, maybe surprisingly. The cool thing about large companies is that they have something that startups don’t have – they already have a brand, access to markets, customers, vast resources and other assets. Sometimes startups are really small and they need to find all these things by themselves. As long as large companies create the right environment for innovation, I really believe that it’s better to be a pirate in the navy than to be a pirate outside the navy, because you have a greater chance of success.

Strefa Wywiadu
Agile
Personal Development

Mental Agility – the Foundation for Every Change in the Organization – interview with Erich R. Bühler

Renata Puszkiel

17-03-2021

Strefa PMI nr 32, Marzec 2021

Interview with Erich R. Bühler conducted by Renata Puszkiel You have been accompanying various organizations across the globe during the transformations towards business agility. What do you find so exciting about the change that you decided to choose such a career? Let me go back in time… my first job was in a software company back in Uruguay in 1994. During the first years of my career, I started realizing that change was hard. The more you invest in trying to change an organization and the ways that people work, the more you need to consider new paradigms and foundations. And helping people and creating new foundations have been my main motivators. When individuals learn something new in the company, they are not just happy to apply those ideas there but they also take them back home and use them in their private lives. That is why we have to be responsible. Responsibility is not just about knowing that something is going to work or not in the organization, but about trying to understand how it will influence a person and might positively change their life.

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