E14 Dimitri Ponomareff Co-Founder Kanban Zone
In this episode of Project Management Office Hours, Joe Pusz, PMO Joe has a great discussion with special guest Dimitri Ponomareff, Co-Founder & Agile Coach with KanbanZone.com. We also had scheduled Laura Barnard, Founder & CEO with PMO Strategies but due to technical challenges we weren’t able to have Laura join us. Laura was going to discuss her leadership experience assisting organization with Value driven PMOs. Laura is also organizing the PMO IMPACT Summit which starts on September 10th with over 40 presentations from top industry experts sharing their knowledge and experience with Project Management Offices, PMOs. PMO Joe is presenting on September 12th, his topic is Improve Project Management Results by Repairing your Plumbing!
Dimitri provides an energetic detailed overview of the Agile world and specifically Kanban. He provides technical insights but also speaks at a level which doesn’t require you to be an Agile expert to follow along. He utilizes real life examples to help paint a picture of what is a Kanban board, how to use a Kanban board, different types of Kanban boards and the differences between Kanban and Scrum. In addition, Dimitri shares with us some experiences from Coaching engagements and how his organization sets expectations upfront on how to gets lasting benefits from their engagements. This was a fantastic episode to learn about Agile, Kanban, Scrum and Coaching from an expert in the field, Dimitri Ponomareff.
Joe also shared with his audience that he is running the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon and is fundraising for charity Team Red, White, and Blue which enriches the lives of Veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Joe is leading the nation in fundraising for this marathon and would to get your support. To assist our Veterans and support Team Red, White and Blue please visit Joe’s fundraising page today and make a donation!
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KanbanZone.com is a visual process management solution that leverages every aspect of the Kanban methodology. It promotes prioritization, focus and clarity by helping individuals, teams and entire organizations improve the way they collaborate in real-time.
Torak.com provides coaching and training services for Agile, Scrum, Kanban and DevOps. We focus on building happy effective teams and transforming organizations to flow work more efficiently to achieve greater results.
Dimitri Ponomareff is a passionate coach, facilitator and public speaker. He has the ability to relate to people from all walks of life and at every level within an organization. He can motivate and energize individuals, teams or entire organizations. Dimitri is consistently recognized as an effective and successful change agent who is able to mobilize people on a path of continuous improvement. Dimitri is a certified coach and “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” facilitator and uses his vast experience to build highly- focused, productive and happy teams. Dimitri has coached for such organizations as American Express, Charles Schwab, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Choice Hotels, Best Western, JDA Software, LifeLock, First Solar, and Infusionsoft.
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