E45 Steven Fullmer with Blue Sphere Solutions and Enterprise Coach Brad Hugick
What is your tribe? Have you identified the group of people that you work effectively with? Has your organization learned to bring the work to the people or are you still bringing the people to the work? Listen to this episode to hear Brad Hugick and Steven Fullmer discuss the nuances of Agile, Neurosociology and Project Management.
What a way to start off 2020 and Season 3 with an engaging and thought-provoking discussion. Brad is an Enterprise Coach and shared several tools, techniques and tips from his career journey. If you’re planning or in the middle of an Agile Transformation this is a must listen to episode. Brad provided several real world, practical solutions he’s gathered during his career from Alistair Cockburn, Influential Books, and personal experience.
Steve connected the Agile topics to Neurosociology. As a repeat guest, he continued to share his vast knowledge of how and why we think and behave as individuals and in teams. It is quite thought provoking to hear the connection Steve can make between Brad’s experiences and the science of how our brain works. This was a great show to kick-off Season 3 allowing leaders in our industry a platform to share their story!
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Blue Sphere Solutions was founded by Steven Fullmer to aid customers to Organize the Chaos of Technological Change. In the process of supporting technological and engineering advances, Blue Sphere Solutions has evolved to become a leader in the understanding and development of successful project focused change.
Areas of focus include neurosociology (the intersection between factors influencing sustainable individual and social change), instruction, facilitation, strategic development, and the design of tactical implementations.
Change adoption is more a matter of perception and inclusion than it is understanding the specification or objective elements of technologies, processes or systems. A wholistic approach toward coordinating service and understanding outcome focused work enables sustainable solutions.
Steven Fullmer is president and chief technology officer of Blue Sphere Solutions and a staff instructor focusing in project management and business analysis course development and delivery for Interface Technical Training. He has authored more than two dozen project management, business analysis, and technology courses; as well as authoring and presenting more than 3000 training lessons across more than 20 video series. He holds Project Management Professional (PMP) and PMI- Professional Business Analyst credentials from the Project Management Institute; an MBA in Services Marketing; and is a certified Change Management Professional.
Steven has been an engineer and principal architect for Honeywell and NEC super computers; a systems architect, security officer and cryptographic systems manager for First Interstate and Wells Fargo Banks; and a primary contributor to the development of technologies for AG Communication Systems/Lucent Technologies as a subject matter expert in the development of voice-over-IP and related Internet technologies as a lead architect or project manager.
As an author and public speaker, Steve focusses on topics related to project management and neurosociology – a nascent science focusing on the merging of behavioral (psychology, sociology, management) and scientific (neuroscience, physiology, and neurochemistry) aspects of the human condition associated with change.
Brad Hugick is an Enterprise Coach at a leading global automotive company and currently supports a portfolio with nearly 100 product development teams. Prior to joining his current company in 2014, Brad was an agile practitioner and Agile Community of Excellence founder and lead at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. for over 12 years and had the opportunity to experiment and implement new practices across the entertainment, news and sports verticals. Brad leverages his engineering & psychology education, real world product development experience and professional coach training to consult, mentor and coach the organizations he serves.
Brad is also a founding member of the Kuyahoora Valley Foundation, Inc., a 501c(3) non-profit organization founded in Central New York. The organization’s objective is to demonstrate “Small Town Values For Life” by providing support to those in need at local and national level.
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