Scott M. Graffius Spoke at Techstars Startup Week on October 4, 2018

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This is an update from Scott M. Graffius
of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™.

I had the pleasure of speaking to a highly-engaged audience of startups and others in the entrepreneurial community at the Techstars Startup Week in the Inland Empire on Thursday, October 4th. My talk was on agile project management. It covered Scrum—including the roles, responsibilities, tools, and techniques unique to the framework—with a focus on best practices and top factors in typical successful implementations. Benefits such as rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement were incorporated in the talk as well.

Thank you to everyone who attended the event. Special thanks to
Steve Massa and all of the conference organizers, Michael Ring for managing the control booth/ops in the theater, and Lara Phillips for the excellent photographs of the event.

Here's the link to the home page for the Techstars Startup Week conference: https://ie.startupweek.co.

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Top 10 Agile Thought Leaders and Influencers to Follow on Twitter: Update for 2022

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If you're involved or interested in agile, this article lists top agile thought leaders and influencers you may want to follow on Twitter.

We started with over 300 experts with Twitter accounts and progressively refined it down to the top 10. We're transparent about the criteria and calculations for making this list, so here's how we did it. To qualify, Twitter accounts were required to meet all of the following six characteristics:

  • Account is for a person or a professional association,
  • Account is 3 or more years old,
  • Account is active (defined as 1 or more tweets in the last 30 days),
  • 1,000 or more tweets,
  • 7,000 or more followers, and
  • 90% or more of tweets have engagement (e.g., likes and retweets).

The accounts meeting the above qualifications were ranked ordered and weighted on three factors:

  • Number of followers (weighted at 1x),
  • Number of tweets in the last 30 days (weighted at 1x), and
  • Percent of tweets with engagement (because this reflects the effectiveness of tweets, and to what degree they are connecting with followers, it was weighted higher—at 3x).

The top 10 accounts based on the criteria and calculations follow.

Notes: The data source is Twitter, and the data was collected on December 9, 2021. Disclosure: Scott M. Graffius is the CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™. Source of screen shot images: Respective Twitter accounts. Names, marks, and images are the property of their respective owners.

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Top 10 Agile Thought Leaders and Influencers to Follow on Twitter

#1 Scott M. Graffius

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Scott M. Graffius

  • Twitter handle: @scottgraffius
  • Link to Twitter account: https://twitter.com/scottgraffius
  • Bio/description as it appears on Twitter account: “Agile project and PMO management leader. Consultant: @Exceptional_LLC. Author: @AgileScrumGuide. Speaker: bit.ly/entmt. Named a thought leader and influencer.”
  • Account is 11.7 years old
  • 375 tweets in the last 30 days
  • 8,572 tweets
  • 8,372 followers
  • 100% of tweets have engagement

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#2 Project Management Institute (PMI)

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Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • Twitter handle: @pminstitute
  • Link to Twitter account: https://twitter.com/pminstitute
  • Bio/description as it appears on Twitter account: “Our mission—Making you and your projects more successful.”
  • Account is 12.8 years old
  • 230 tweets in the last 30 days
  • 27,551 tweets
  • 134,096 followers
  • 96% of tweets have engagement

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#3 Jeff Sutherland

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Jeff Sutherland

  • Twitter handle: @jeffsutherland
  • Link to Twitter account: https://twitter.com/jeffsutherland
  • Bio/description as it appears on Twitter account: “Co-Creator of #Scrum and #ScrumatScale and Signatory of the #AgileManifesto”
  • Account is 13.6 years old
  • 3 tweets in the last 30 days
  • 2,548 tweets
  • 51,450 followers
  • 98% of tweets have engagement

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#4 Mike Cohn

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Mike Cohn

  • Twitter handle: @mikewcohn
  • Link to Twitter account: https://twitter.com/mikewcohn
  • Bio/description as it appears on Twitter account: “I'm an agile software development consultant, trainer, author and practitioner. I blog at mountaingoatsoftware.com/blog #MGSClasses”
  • Account is 12.4 years old
  • 17 tweets in the last 30 days
  • 5,385 tweets
  • 49,905 followers
  • 98% of tweets have engagement

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#5 Scrum Alliance

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Scrum Alliance

  • Twitter handle: @scrumalliance
  • Link to Twitter account: https://twitter.com/ScrumAlliance
  • Bio/description as it appears on Twitter account: “We are Transforming the World of Work. Since 2001, we have supported the agile movement as the only member-driven nonprofit certifying body in the agile space.”
  • Account is 12.8 years old
  • 27 tweets in the last 30 days
  • 10,369 tweets
  • 61,016 followers
  • 96% of tweets have engagement

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#6 Lisa Crispin

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Lisa Crispin

  • Twitter handle: @lisacrispin
  • Link to Twitter account: https://twitter.com/lisacrispin
  • Bio/description as shown on Twitter account: “Now available, Amazon & LeanPub: _Agile Testing Condensed_! See http://AgileTestingFellow.com, http://agiletester.ca, She/her. Let's succeed w continuous delivery together.”
  • Account is 13.5 years old
  • 452 tweets in the last 30 days
  • 145,111 tweets
  • 21,089 followers
  • 96% of tweets have engagement

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#7 PM Voices

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PM Voices

  • Twitter handle: @pmvoices
  • Link to Twitter account: https://twitter.com/pmvoices
  • Bio/description as it appears on Twitter account: “Insights on all things PM, created by and for project practitioners”
  • Account is 12.5 years old
  • 44 tweets in the last 30 days
  • 11,661 tweets
  • 53,667 followers
  • 94% of tweets have engagement

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#8 Alistair Cockburn

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Alistair Cockburn

  • Twitter handle: @TotherAlistair
  • Link to Twitter account: https://twitter.com/TotherAlistair
  • Bio/description as it appears on Twitter account: “Chaotic-good Lawful-neutral project witchdoctor. Bard. Dancer, specialty massage, poet. Sits underwater. Playful, wreaks havoc on the unsuspecting. He/him”
  • Account is 13.1 years old
  • 31 tweets in the last 30 days
  • 34,043 tweets
  • 30,981 followers
  • 95% of tweets have engagement

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#9 Scrum.org

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Scrum.org

  • Twitter handle: @Scrumdotorg
  • Link to Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Scrumdotorg
  • Bio/description as it appears on Twitter account: “Scrum.org, the Home of Scrum, was founded by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber as a mission-based organization to help people and teams solve complex problems.”
  • Account is 11.8 years old
  • 101 tweets in the last 30 days
  • 10,705 tweets
  • 46,591 followers
  • 91% of tweets have engagement

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#10 Agile Alliance

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Agile Alliance

  • Twitter handle: @agilealliance
  • Link to Twitter account: https://twitter.com/agilealliance
  • Bio/description as it appears on Twitter account: “#Agile Alliance is a global nonprofit membership organization dedicated to people and organizations that apply the values and principles of the #AgileManifesto”
  • Account is 11.5 years old
  • 41 tweets in the last 30 days
  • 11,144 tweets
  • 35,920 followers
  • 91% of tweets have engagement

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Follow the 10 Twitter accounts to learn ideas on agile.

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About Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions

Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ and our Exceptional Agility™ subsidiary provides client organizations with advisory, training, speaking, embedded talent, and facilitative consulting services to help them advance their agile project, program, portfolio, and PMO management capabilities to best realize their strategic objectives and business initiatives, making them more competitive and valuable. Our seven core values are integrity, objectivity, collaboration, persistence, innovation, continuous learning and improvement, and exceptional results. We confidently provide a Delighted Client Guarantee™. For details, visit https://www.Exceptional-PMO.com.

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This story was simultaneously published here at https://Exceptional-PMO.com and at https://AgileScrumGuide.com.

The short links for this article are:
https://bit.ly/tw-2022 and https://bit.ly/agile2022

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Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ and Exceptional Agility™ Principal Consultant Scott M. Graffius Speaking at Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon 2022

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Scott M. Graffius, Principal Consultant at Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ and Exceptional Agility™ division, will be speaking at one of the largest Microsoft events in the world. It's Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon 2022, a 60-hour conference which will span from May 4-6. The event will feature talks from thought leaders around the world. Sessions will be presented in English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. Graffius's talk is “Tradecraft: Team Building.” To lean more and register for the event, visit
https://www.m365virtualmarathon.com.

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About "Tradecraft: Team Building"

Description

If you're a technology leader (or aspire to be one), a member of a tech team (or may be in one in the future), or are just looking to level up your leadership skills, this talk (based on Bruce Tuckman's model, but with an entirely fresh angle: 0% theory, 100% real-world-based) will give you a practical framework with actionable tips for working in and leading teams successfully.

You'll learn about the five phases—Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning—including detailed descriptions of each along with proven strategies for addressing challenges or issues which may occur along the way. You'll understand how to use the model to your advantage by effectively navigating all of the phases with speed and agility, from team set-up to the after-party! By doing so, you’ll advance the teams' happiness, productivity, and success.

The session draws on the speaker's first-hand, real-world experience—with guidance supported by research, recommendations, and coverage from Microsoft, Google, Software Engineering Institute, MIT, IEEE, and many others.

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About Scott M. Graffius

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Scott M. Graffius, PMP, CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSM, CSPO, SFE, ITIL, LSSGB is an agile project management practitioner, consultant, multi award-winning author, and international speaker. He has generated over $1.75 billion of business value in aggregate for the organizations he has served. Graffius is the founder, CEO, and principal consultant at Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ and subsidiary Exceptional Agility™. His expertise spans project, program, portfolio, and PMO leadership inclusive of agile, traditional, and hybrid approaches. Content from his books (Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions and Agile Transformation: A Brief Story of How an Entertainment Company Developed New Capabilities and Unlocked Business Agility to Thrive in an Era of Rapid Change), workshops, speaking engagements, and more have been featured and used by businesses, professional associations, governments, and universities including Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, Gartner, Deloitte, Project Management Institute, IEEE, SANS Institute, U.S. Soccer Federation, English Institute of Sport, Ford, Qantas, Atlassian, Wrike, Bayer, National Academy of Sciences, United States Department of Energy, United States Army, New Zealand Ministry of Education, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Tufts University, Texas A&M University, Warsaw University of Technology, University of Waterloo, National University of Ireland Galway, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, and others. Graffius has spoken at 67 conferences and other events around the world, including Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. Thinkers360 named Graffius a global top thought leader and influencer in four domains: Agile, Change Management, Digital Transformation, and GovTech.

His full bio is available at
https://Exceptional-PMO.com.

Connect with Scott on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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About Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions

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A fantastic agile transformation experience and result with a client organization in the entertainment industry was the inspiration for Scott M. Graffius’s multi award-winning book,
Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions (ISBN-13: 978-1533370242).

Here's an excerpt from the book: "Shifting customer needs are common in today's marketplace. Businesses must be adaptive and responsive to change while delivering an exceptional customer experience to be competitive. Traditional development and delivery frameworks such as waterfall are often ineffective. In contrast, Scrum is a value-driven agile approach which incorporates adjustments based on regular and repeated customer and stakeholder feedback. And Scrum’s built-in rapid response to change leads to substantial benefits such as fast time-to-market, higher satisfaction, and continuous improvement—which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage."

With clear and easy to follow instructions, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions helps you:

  • Implement and use the most popular agile framework―Scrum;
  • Deliver products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement; and
  • Support innovation and drive competitive advantage.

Hailed by Literary Titan as “the book highlights the versatility of Scrum beautifully.”

Winner of 17 first place awards.

Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions is available in paperback and ebook/Kindle in the United States and around the world. Some links by country follow. Get your copy today!

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🇧🇪 Belgium
🇧🇷 Brazil
🇨🇦 Canada
🇨🇿 Czech Republic
🇩🇰 Denmark
🇫🇮 Finland
🇫🇷 France
🇩🇪 Germany
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🇮🇳 India
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🇮🇱 Israel
🇮🇹 Italy
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🇳🇱 Netherlands
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🇪🇸 Spain
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About
Agile Transformation: A Brief Story of How an Entertainment Company Developed New Capabilities and Unlocked Business Agility to Thrive in an Era of Rapid Change

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Thriving in today's marketplace frequently depends on making a transformation to become more agile. Those successful in the transition enjoy faster delivery speed and ROI, higher satisfaction, continuous improvement, and additional benefits.
Agile Transformation: A Brief Story of How an Entertainment Company Developed New Capabilities and Unlocked Business Agility to Thrive in an Era of Rapid Change (ISBN-13: 978-1072447962) provides a revealing behind-the-scenes story about an actual successful agile implementation at a global entertainment company.

The award-winning book — a quick (60-90 minute) read — is available in paperback and ebook/Kindle formats in the
United States and around the world. Some links by country follow.


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🇦🇹 Austria
🇧🇷 Brazil
🇨🇦 Canada
🇨🇿 Czech Republic
🇩🇰 Denmark
🇫🇮 Finland
🇫🇷 France
🇩🇪 Germany
🇬🇷 Greece
🇮🇳 India
🇮🇪 Ireland
🇯🇵 Japan
🇱🇺 Luxembourg
🇲🇽 Mexico
🇳🇱 Netherlands
🇳🇿 New Zealand
🇪🇸 Spain
🇸🇪 Sweden
🇨🇭 Switzerland
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇺🇸 United States

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About Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions

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Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ and our Exceptional Agility™ subsidiary provides client organizations with advisory, training, speaking, embedded talent, and facilitative consulting services to help them advance their agile project, program, portfolio, and PMO management capabilities to best realize their strategic objectives and business initiatives, making them more competitive and valuable. Our seven core values are integrity, objectivity, collaboration, persistence, innovation, continuous learning and improvement, and exceptional results. We confidently provide a Delighted Client Guarantee™. To learn more, visit https://Exceptional-PMO.com.

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About Microsoft


Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. To learn more, visit
https://www.microsoft.com.

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