Lessons From The Yurt  – An Interview with Kathy Compton from Panda Transport

on 8. February 2011

Panda TransportThis is one of my all time favorite interviews. Last fall I had the great fortune to meet Kathy Compton and Theirry Holoweck from Panda Transport at the Øredev 2010 conference. One of the really unique things about Panda Transport is that this two person band exists 1/2 in the US and 1/2 in France. In talking to them I realized that those of us who struggle with offshore have a lot to learn from the music world. Kathy has focuses in using vocal techniques and body language as ways  of making herself a more effective performer – to me, this ties directly back to a PMs ability to utilize body language, emotional intelligence, etc. to be more effective in our jobs.

This part one of the interview. Part 2 will be posted in a week or so.


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Written by Dave Prior

Agile 2010 Presentation Recap and Retrospective

on 28. September 2010

Thushara Wijewardena and I have had a great response to our Agile 2010
presentation, “Why You Suck at Offshoring, Even with Agile“. In an effort to respond to some of the requests we have received, we put together a video recap of our presentation along with a retrospective. The video is broken up into two segments because of the size. Please let us know what you think. (more…)

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Written by Dave Prior