Agile Mentors Podcast

Agile Mentors Podcast

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Special Episode Scrum Gathering Denver 2022

June 01, 2022     27 minutes

In this special episode, Brian describes the upcoming Scrum Gathering in Denver, including the subject of his talks on the daily scrum and leadership styles. 

The Scrum Gathering is happening in Denver on June 6-8, so in this podcast episode Brian discusses the conference and shares a preview of his two talks: one on the daily scrum and one on leadership styles. 

In “Daily Scrums Suck: How I Killed the Daily Scrum and Replaced it with Something Even Better,” Brian shares his advice for making the most out of those 15-minute meetings. For his second talk, “The Opposite of Leadership: The George Costanza School of Agile Leadership,” Brian designed an interactive workshop to encourage you to turn your idea of leadership on its head to perhaps reveal a much better way to lead. 

Listen now to discover: 

02:33 - Daily Scrums Suck - a teaser about Brian’s first session

03:45 - The George Costanza School of Agile Leadership - details about Brian’s 75-minute workshop

08:33 - Why go to conferences? The value is often in the connections as much as the content

14:19 - If you have a Scrum Alliance certification, one conference can help you earn SEUs you need to renew

15:03 - How conferences can help you chart your next career steps

18:29 - The Coaching Clinics available at the event

19:25 - The Open Space - anyone attending can pitch a topic to talk about and Brian shares his tips for getting the best from this opportunity

21:38 - Introverted? So is Brian, but here’s how he survives a conference environment

24:55 - Planning to attend and want to meet Brian? Don’t hold back! 

Listen next time when we’ll be discussing… 

Join Brian Milner and Sherman Gomberg as they discuss the importance of the developer role within a Scrum team and why self-organizing teams are at the heart of agile methodology.

References and resources mentioned in the show

Global Scrum Gathering 2022

Brian’s Talk Descriptions

George Costanza turns his life around by doing the opposite

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This episode’s presenter is: 

Brian Milner is SVP of coaching and training at Mountain Goat Software. He’s passionate about making a difference in people’s day-to-day work, influenced by his own experience of transitioning to Scrum and seeing improvements in work/life balance, honesty, respect, and the quality of work.