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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

Mik + One: The Official Project to Product Podcast by Dr. Mik Kersten Dr. Mik Kersten: Author of Project to Product and Founder and CEO of Tasktop

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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

    Episode 36: Summer Special with Dr. Mik Kersten

    Episode 36: Summer Special with Dr. Mik Kersten

    In this special episode of Mik + One, Mik summarizes some of his favorite episodes from the last 18 months and provides insight into some of his key takeaways including:


    Interesting insights on scaling Agile and helping digital transformation succeed

    The importance of equity, diversity and inclusion on value streams

    The pivotal role of leadership’s responsibility on improving daily work

    Flow Metrics and OKRs as a match made in heaven

    How balancing portfolios to managing risk and debt can be a key enabler of innovation


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    Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
    www.tasktop.com


    For more information about Dr. Mik Kersten and to view the full list of episodes featured in this episode, as well as download the transcript, visit:
    https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/summer-special/

    • 49 min
    Episode 35: Christian Idiodi on Product Management at All Levels

    Episode 35: Christian Idiodi on Product Management at All Levels

    In this episode, Mik is joined by Christian Idiodi, Partner at Silicon Valley Product Group.


    Mik and Christian talk about how to establish product management disciplines and other key topics including:


    Fascinating insights into how Christian got into product management, how he landed within Silicon Valley Product Group and insights about his own career

    Establishing product management disciplines at multiple levels of the organization and why it is an important catalyst to successful transformations

    The importance of good leadership and management, and why it’s crucial to establish stable teams that can learn, solve problems and deliver value to the customer

    Aligning OKR’s with culture and empowering teams to deliver greater value to customers

    Advice to this generation of leaders on coaching and key cultural initiatives that Christian has seen resonate at large enterprises


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    Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
    www.tasktop.com


    For more information about Christian Idiodi, to view the full list of episodes featured in this episode, and to download the episode transcript, visit:
    https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/christian-idiodi/

    • 52 min
    Episode 34: Courtney Kissler on Nike, Nordstrom, Starbucks and OKRs

    Episode 34: Courtney Kissler on Nike, Nordstrom, Starbucks and OKRs

    Joining Mik in this episode of Mik + One is Courtney Kissler, Chief Technology Officer at online retailer, Zulily.


    In this episode, Mik and Courtney talk about Courtney's experience in driving technological transformations and cover many key topics such as:


    Courtney’s journey within DevOps and how her experience leading transformations at large enterprises including Nordstrom, Starbucks and Nike led her to Zulily

    The importance of fixed capacity and creating a generative culture where team members feel they can be honest and supported

    Value stream mapping and how this can help teams and organizations understand the dynamics of flow to increase the flow of value to customers

    Helping technology and business leaders understand what the leading indicators of success are and how to track them

    Tips to practise and adopt OKRs in order to promote learning and improvement


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    Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
    www.tasktop.com


    For more information about Courtney Kissler, to view the full list of episodes featured in this episode, and to download the episode transcript, visit:
    https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/courtney-kissler/

    • 47 min
    Episode 33: Scott Prugh on Product Value Streams and Service Ownership

    Episode 33: Scott Prugh on Product Value Streams and Service Ownership

    Joining Mik in this episode of Mik + One is Scott Prugh, Chief Technology Officer at CSG.


    In this episode, Mik and Scott talk about Scott’s experience and learnings from within the DevOps community, as well as many other key topics including:


    The three domains in DevOps portfolio management and how to think about them independently, as well as how they reinforce each other

    Flow Load and Work in Progress (WIP) and how organizations end up with a mismatch between capacity and the work that’s booked and committed

    Combining service ownership with produce value streams

    How to play the longer game by changing team structures and looking at managing services

    The concept of an impact minute and how to calculate it

    Successfully communicating technical language and processes to the wider team of stakeholders


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    Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
    www.tasktop.com


    For more information about Scott Prugh, to view the full list of episodes featured in this episode, and to download the episode transcript, visit:
    https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/scott-prugh/

    • 48 min
    Episode 32: Carmen DeArdo on Not Letting Your Work Manage You

    Episode 32: Carmen DeArdo on Not Letting Your Work Manage You

    Joining Mik in this episode of Mik + One is Carmen DeArdo, Principal Flow Advisor and VSM Practice Lead at Tasktop, and co-author of the award-winning book, Standing on Shoulders: A Leader’s Guide to Digital Transformation.


    This episode covers:


    Insight into Carmen’s early experience at Nationwide and Bell Labs, and how he has applied his experience and learnings to help other organizations today

    Carmen’s expertise with local optimization of the value stream and how he works with organizations to take those first steps in making the switch from vertical thinking to horizontal thinking

    The origins of The Flow Framework and how it has helped shift the way that organizations look at the entire value stream

    The key lessons Carmen has learned from helping larger organizations fulfill large deployments of The Flow Framework and some of the biggest surprises and learnings from the past couple of years


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    Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
    www.tasktop.com


    For more information about Carmen DeArdo, to view the full list of episodes featured in this episode, and to download the episode transcript, visit:
    https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/carmen-deardo/

    • 47 min
    Episode 31: Gene Kim on Psychological Safety and Communications Paths

    Episode 31: Gene Kim on Psychological Safety and Communications Paths

    In this episode of Mik + One, Mik sits down with Gene Kim, best-selling author of The Phoenix Project and The Unicorn Project, as well as co-author of The DevOps Handbook.


    In this episode, Gene chats to Mik about the next book that he’s working on, and provides many insights into:


    The journey of the Unicorn Project, the effect it had on technology leaders and how it changed their perspectives

    A deeper look into the importance of Psychological Safety and how this links to an organization’s structure and dynamics

    Successful communication paths within an organization in order to improve culture, maximize flow and see successful results, faster

    The properties and prerequisites of high performing, dynamic learning organizations and advice to help teams become one

    The effective patterns that leadership can adopt to enable an effective communication architecture and organizational structure in order to maximize flow faster and more efficiently


    Subscribe to the Mik + One podcast today so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to leave your review.


    Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
    www.tasktop.com


    For more information about Gene Kim, to view the full list of episodes featured in this episode, and to download the episode transcript, visit:
    https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/gene-kim-ep-31/

    • 55 min

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