“Individuals and Interactions” Virtual Training

Gil Broza hosting a structured series of interviews with 11 experts on how to put people before process for outstanding results.

Despite Agile’s 20-year track record and wildfire-like spread, its human dimension still proves tricky. The results are showing, as too many teams and leaders accomplish far less than their potential. Most are aware of the challenges but not how to overcome them.

This virtual training consists of 10 hours of structured interviews Gil has had with 11 outstanding authors, mentors, executives, leaders, facilitators, innovators, coaches, and practitioners. Every one of them has been putting people before process in knowledge work for over 20 years.

You know many of these experts from books, conferences, and webinars — they are the real deal. When you hear them speak, you sense their empathy. Other guests are dedicated leaders who seldom speak publicly about their work. All have accepted Gil’s invitation to this platform to share their learning, and you have the special opportunity to meet them.

The agenda:

  1. Rick Ross: “People are not ‘resources'”
  2. Johanna Rothman: “Focus keep you going” — Listen to an excerpt (duration: 4m 38s)
  3. Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman: “Nurture the joy of delivering value” — Listen to an excerpt (duration: 5m 11s)
  4. Ken Collier: “Always take small, safe, feedback-rich steps”
  5. Doc List: “A standardized environment is for standard people”
  6. Caren DesBrisay: “Collaboration requires a suitable social environment”
  7. Christopher Avery: “High performance teams require investment” — Listen to an excerpt (duration: 4m 05s)
  8. Eugene Kiel: “Manage less, lead more” — Listen to an excerpt (duration: 4m 43s)
  9. David Spann: “Being a collaborative leader”
  10. Bob Schatz: “Human conduct trumps ‘best practices'”


You’ll be happy you listened to these folks, because you’ll …

  • Identify and solve problems better, since every problem is a people problem
  • Be able to increase productivity (process improvements will only get you so far)
  • Shorten the journey to success with Agile, which is neither short nor easy
  • Discover ways to reduce your stress and workload (for real)


This virtual training costs about the same as an audiobook. Click here to buy this 10-hour virtual training for only ~US$14 or here to have the transcripts as well for a total of US$19 (in which case you also receive a 50% discount coupon for Gil’s other virtual training, Packing List for Your Agile Journey).


This series of interviews was broadcast live between May 15 and 23, 2013. Here are a few of the rave testimonials we’ve received:


“The set of interviews approach the subject of Individuals and Interactions over Process and Tools from many angles, with some theoretical discussion, but with the majority of the conversation concentrating on practical aspects of working in and with Agile teams. There are so many takeaways — stories, ideas and practical information — that you are likely to discover new gems of valuable information even after listening many times over. This important resource is essential listening for any organisation looking to embark on an Agile journey, as well as for team members and Agile Coaches who want to learn how to be better at their job.” — Lynn Shrewsbury, Agile Coach at Solnet Solutions, Brisbane, Australia


“Gil assembled a who’s who of speakers to focus on Individuals and Interactions in agile software development and what a series it was!!! Many individuals and teams focus on the tools used in agile development but forget the critical interactions that need to happen to be successful. The recordings and transcripts are irreplaceable and I will refer to them as much as I do with my books and other online tools. My favorite session was David Spann’s talk on ‘Being a Collaborative Leader,’ worth the price right there.” — Derek Mahlitz, Agile Coach and ScrumMaster at Tyler Technologies, Albany, NY


“Gil assembled a remarkable group of experts, in a highly accessible format, to talk about Agile Leadership. Listening to the secrets of executive leadership was a rare opportunity. There were valuable insights applicable to anyone, at any level. Superb work, Gil.” — Maradene Wills, Innovative Catalyst – Change Angel – Technology Solver, Toronto, Canada

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