42 episodes

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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

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

    Happy Holidays: A Message From Dr. Mik Kersten

    Happy Holidays: A Message From Dr. Mik Kersten

    We're taking a break for the holidays, but Dr. Mik Kersten, Tasktop Founder & CEO, and best-selling author of 'Project to Product', has left a short message to thank all of you for tuning in over the last year.


    We'll be back with new episodes in 2022, however in the meantime, keep in touch by joining the Flow Framework Slack Community.


    Built on communal learning, trust and professional development, this community provides a safe space to connect with business and technology leaders seeking to develop expertise in the transition from project to product, value stream management, Flow Metrics and the Flow Framework.


    You will find a dedicated #ProjectToProduct channel where you can share success stories and challenges about your transformation journeys, ask questions and receive advice from your peers and even leave Mik a note about the podcast and suggestions for future guests! Mik has even made it his new year's resolution to check-in on discussion topics that arise from the podcast.


    Join now: https://flowframework.org/flow-framework-community/


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

    • 2 min
    Episode 40: Dean Leffingwell on The Practices and Behaviors of High-Performing Teams

    Episode 40: Dean Leffingwell on The Practices and Behaviors of High-Performing Teams

    We’re delighted to welcome back Leffingwell, Co-founder and Chief Methodologist at Scaled Agile. Dean is an entrepreneur and software development methodologist best known for creating SAFe®, the most widely used framework for business Agility.


    In this episode, Mik and Dean focus on practices and behaviors of high-performing teams, digging into their own experiences on what makes teams thrive. Additional topics include:


    Dean’s learnings on what he has seen with large transformations using SAFe

    Insight into how and why the Flow Metrics were incorporated into SAFe 5.1

    The importance of predictability in the enterprise

    The evolution of the Scrum Master role

    Measuring the system and outcomes, the different levels of team metrics, and who owns the Flow competency, outcomes and improvements of those metrics

    What makes a high performing team in 2021 and what Dean’s predictions on how this may look in 2025 


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


    For more information about Dean Leffingwell and to view the full list of episodes featured in this episode, as well as download the transcript, visit: https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/dean-leffingwell-2/

    • 49 min
    Episode 39: Sally Elatta on Business Agility and Measurement

    Episode 39: Sally Elatta on Business Agility and Measurement

    Joining Mik in this episode of Mik + One is Sally Elatta, CEO and Founder of AgilityHealth and Agile Videos.


    In this episode, Mik and Sally discuss the importance of using business agility and measurement as critical ways in driving innovation, as well as other key topics such as:


    Sally’s business agility journey and her learnings from over the years

    Insight into some of the biggest surprises from AgilityHealth’s study on metrics and measurements

    The success patterns of creating a roadmap for improvement of change, and the importance of continuous improvement, removing obstacles and developing talent

    Defining growth items and some examples of them that help teams become high-performing

    The difference between business outcomes and transformation outcomes and why they are crucial at different levels of the organization

    Advice and guidance to leaders on how to get started or scale these initiatives


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


    For more information about Sally Elatta and to view the full list of episodes featured in this episode, as well as download the transcript, visit: https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/sally-elatta/

    • 46 min
    Episode 38: Dave Snowden on The Cynefin Framework

    Episode 38: Dave Snowden on The Cynefin Framework

    In this episode, Mik is joined by Dave Snowden, CSO & Founder of Cognitive Edge and Director of the Cynefin Center.


    In this episode, Mik and Dave talk about the development of Cynefin, a framework for decision making, and other key topics including:


    The Cynefin framework and some of the existing methodologies and techniques that have been developed

    Examples of things that have gone in the wrong direction as a result of not understanding some of the first principles

    The best practices for technology leaders to identify and thrive through chaotic events or chaotic environments

    Guidance on how to take aspects of each framework and put them together in different combinations

    Advice on how to approach the Cynefin framework at various levels of leadership


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


    For more information about Dave Snowden and to view the full list of episodes featured in this episode, as well as download the transcript, visit: https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/dave-snowden/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 37: Felipe Castro on Connecting Business Agility To OKRs

    Episode 37: Felipe Castro on Connecting Business Agility To OKRs

    We're back! And what an episode we have to kick things off. Joining Mik in this episode of Mik + One is Felipe Castro, renowned author, speaker and trainer on objectives and key results (OKRs).


    In this episode, Mik and Felipe talk about how Felipe helps organizations transform how they use goals by adopting OKRs, and other key topics such as:


    How Felipe became an early adopter of OKRs

    Common mistakes organizations use when leveraging OKRs

    Why unlearning is the solution to change the ways of working

    The importance of shortening Feedback loops to manage risks and connect people to outcomes

    Characteristics of successful modern product teams


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


    For more information about Felipe Castro and to view the full list of episodes featured in this episode, as well as download the transcript, visit:
    https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/felipe-castro/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    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


    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 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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

BuckSlayer0324 ,

Great podcast!

Love the way you tackle big systems issues and generate new insights.

Yogi_bears_tie ,

Perfect Topic

Using his material to try to get my management to maximize going from Waterfall to Agile by also going from projects to products.

NaomiLurie ,

Inspiring and thought-provoking

I really enjoyed the first two episodes with Mik and Gene Kim talking about their insights from working with hundreds of CIOs. These are two people who truly care about making every traditional business as successful as big tech companies and digital natives—and their passion is palpable. The stories they share are inspiring, funny and honestly a little scary! Recommend it highly for anyone working in software delivery!

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