Today we are proud to announce Scrum.org as the new sponsor of the Women in Agile Podcast. With their generosity we are able to keep the series thriving. Through their partnership we aim to increase the diversity of content and contributors while expanding the reach and exposure of the program. In preparation for this launch, I had the opportunity to host Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org, and Patricia Kong, Product Owner of Enterprise Solutions at Scrum.org, for a conversation on how the mission of Scrum.org and Women in Agile Org work together. This led to an interesting conversation that explored how team and organizational diversity interplay with the ability to solve complex problems.
During the conversation, Dave vulnerably admitted Scrum.org has a long way to go for creating a Professional Scrum Trainer community representative of the diversity within the overall Agile community and shared stories of how we, as agilists, have an opportunity to make an impact when solving the complex problems our global society faces on a day-to-day basis. I really enjoyed the lightness both Dave and Trish brought to the conversation. That didn’t mean we avoided serious topics though. Trish skillfully landed the importance of the Scrum Values (Commitment, Courage, Focus, Openness and Respect) as a gateway for creating inclusiveness in teams and organizations, and I love the inquiry we uncovered towards the end of the episode when we discussed the idea of creating a legacy.
When you get a moment, please listen to this special release episode of the Women in Agile Podcast and be sure to tune in weekly on Wednesdays as we continue to bring you content from the Coaching Agile Teams Mini-Series featuring Lyssa Adkins as well as content from other fresh voices and stalwarts in our community!
Thank you again to Accenture | SolutionsIQ for being the founding sponsor of the Women in Agile Podcast. We are eternally grateful for your contribution. And a resounding Thank You to Scrum.org for taking on the sponsor of this Women in Agile initiative.