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Global Online PMDay 2021

June 25, 2021: Online

Post-Covid Office Environments & Team Structures


I was honoured to be invited by Ross Chayka and the team at Global Online PMDay to share my thoughts about post-covid office design and team structure.

Work-from-home and work-from-office are part of our future. With rare exceptions, companies will blend the two concepts to create work environments that enable remote-working and in-person interaction as well. Let’s explore recent signals in the market that indicate the most likely scenarios as companies re-engage a post-Covid world of work.

Ukraine Online PMDay 2021

Ukraine Online PMDay 2021

Apr. 24, 2021: Online
Farewell, Taylorism.
Agile Brigade Meetup

Agile Brigade Meetup

May 27, 2020: Online
Feedback Loops: The Agile Community Evolves
Whiteboard Capture
Salesforce Project Delivery Community

Salesforce Project Delivery Community

Mar. 18, 2020: Kira Systems, Toronto, 370 King W
3 Ways to Increase the Agile IQ of an Organization
AgileRegina (Lean Coffee) Meetup

AgileRegina (Lean Coffee)

Mar. 5, 2020: Regina
Team Structures: Patterns that Work
Agile Tour Montréal

Agile Tour Montréal

Nov. 28, 2019: Montréal
The Messy Business of Agile at Scale
Stop Using Projects to Make Products
The Art of Agile Documentation
Materials & Slides
Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour

Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour

Nov. 22, 2019: Ottawa
Phoenix Payroll Catastrophe — Why Canada is Destined to Repeat It
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Sep. 26, 2019: Webinar
Agile Reports for the Project Manager’s Brain
Materials & Slides
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May 23, 2019: Montréal
The Art of Agile Documentation
Materials & Slides
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Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour 2018

Nov. 30, 2019: Ottawa
The Art of Agile Documentation
Materials & Slides
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Rotman School of Management

Sep. 1, 2017: University of Toronto
Leadership of Agile Organizations
Richard Ivey School of Business

Richard Ivey School of Business

Mar. 1, 2014: London, Ontario
Agile Startups
David on stage at TEDx Fort McMurray


Mar. 30, 2012: Alberta
Rethinking Education
Event Photos

Podcasts & Audio

Le Sprinkler: L’agilité en podcast

November 28, 2019: Agile Tour Montréal

Live Recording

I am honoured to be a guest on Le Sprinkler with Eric Laramée and Mathieu Lafond.

Eric and Mathieu were podcasting directly from Agile Tour Montréal, interviewing speakers and live-Tweeting throughout the day. We recording this “mini” episode of Le Sprinkler and discussed the messy business of Agile at scale. Webcast: Teams are Self-Organizing — Get Over It

September 26, 2019: Webinar

Live Recording

In this Scrum Pulse webinar, I examine self-organization (in team settings) and explore examples of self-organization in the workplace.

My premise is simple: teams are self-organizing. I assert that is not a statement of preference or intention; rather, it is a statement of objective fact.

Scrum is among a very small number of frameworks which acknowledge that self-organization is natural. Scrum asserts that the quality of decisions increase when stakeholders collaborate with and trust the wisdom of their teams. The opposite is also true: Scrum’s design implies that common misbehaviors of managers (intervention, command & control) have costly consequences.

This webinar helps you learn strategies to better manage the work environment to support Scrum Teams and enable successful self-organization.

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

November 19, 2018: Podcast

Episodes 1 — 5

I joined host, Vasco Duarte, for a series of 5 discussions about Scrum in the trenches.

We covered topics like culture, retrospectives, the Scrum Master role, large Agile adoption, and self-organization.

Vasco is the author of #NoEstimates and the very popular Scrum Master Toolbox. It was an honour to be his guest.

BeTheTalk With Nathan Eckel

September 5, 2018: Podcast

Episode 219

BeTheTalk is a daily podcast where Nathan Eckel chats with talkers from TEDx & branded events. I was a guest on Nathan’s show to discuss my 2012 TEDx talk.

  • [1:50] – My 2012 talk at TEDxFortMcMurray in a nutshell.
  • [4:23] – Empowering teachers.
  • [08:49] – What can the parents or the community do to support and be a force for a positive change?
  • [10:15] – The Blitz Round.
  • [14:49] – Final word of advice.

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