Scope of Success

Business Life Lessons to help you advance your career one interview at a time. Hosted by Brian and James, advocates for business issues at hand. Sponsored by PMI Long Island & New York City (Project Management Institute)
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Jun 15, 2017

In this episode we were live at NYIT on the Old Westbury campus. Scope of Success's very own James won Board member of 2017 for PMI Long Island. We had an amazing panel discussion about innovation and project management all in front of a live studio audience. 

Our panel is John Depasquale, Mike Nizich and Hannan Sayed. 

Some of the companies we mentioned. 

Jun 4, 2017

In this episode we talk about getting sponsorship for an organization and different ways to view project management from it's origins with Guest Ted Kallman. 

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Ted Kallman


Jun 4, 2017

In this episode we are at the Leadership in Management conference in Rochester NY.

We talk about "Hot Buttons" Which are Meet, Learn, Help, these questions help answer questions that help employees achieve their goals. Our guest is Cynthia D'Amour

Cynthia D'Amour

May 21, 2017

In this episode we talk about fellow podcaster from the Project Management Podcast Alliance (PMPA) Kendal Lott and his trek walking the Appalachian Trail. You can track his progress by checking out the Scope of Success Facebook page where we shared his posts.

Also we discussed process management and how efficiency can lead to your ultimate success with Guest Matt Wilson. 

Matt WilsonI


May 19, 2017

In this episode we talk about comedy and how doing improv helps with your business career. We even did an improv exercise with our guest Micheal Rock. 

To learn more about improv goto Long Island Improv -

Michael Rock

May 2, 2017

In this episode we learn that Great ScrumMasters are rare. If you have one in your company, you have greater chance to be successful. Regrettably the role of ScrumMaster is underestimated in most of the organizations, but without great ScrumMaster your team will never shine or in other words be efficient, and high-performing. Guest Zuzi Sochova.

Check out Zuzi's book here

Twitter @zuzuzka

Zuzi Sochov

May 2, 2017

In this episode we learn about Product Owners encountering challenging situations (conversations, negotiations, decisions) every day. Yet, much of the role’s focus is towards stories and backlogs. Here we’ll practice handling those myriad of “situations”. Guest Bob Galen. Learn more about Bob Galen at

Bob Galen

May 1, 2017

In this episode we talk about the culture and working style at Spotify as well as our guest's Benji Portwin journey that lead him to working there. 


Benji Portwin 

May 1, 2017

In this episode we continue to discuss Big Apple Scrum Day and our guest talks to us about blending Product Thinking with Architecture. Guest/Joel Tosi

Joel Tosi

May 1, 2017

In this episode we talk about Agile in HR how it changes from the traditional method and making companies more success. Guest Fabiola Eyholzer. Check out her company. Just leading Solutions

Fabiola Eyholzer

May 1, 2017

In this episode we are taking about our Big Apple Scrum Day experience, and the importance of working in a safe space. Guest Tim Ottinger. Check out Tim's book on 


Tim Ottinger

May 1, 2017

We are recording Live at Big Apple Scrum Day. Brian & James kicked off the days event by speaking with the founder and organizer Dana Pylayeva. Learn more 

Big Apple Scrum Day (BASD2017) is a one day community conference focused on Scrum/Agile principles and practices. Our conference is about sharing knowledge and supporting local community, discovering new practices and learning from your peers. 

If you were one of the over 550 participants from our previous conferences, you'll remember the sense of community, the inspiring keynotes, the diverse sessions and workshops and our all-time favorite Coaching Clinic.

Dana Pylayeva

May 1, 2017

In this episode we talk about the advantages of getting out of bed early. We learn what everyone has for breakfast, plus leadership and keys to success with our guest. David Barrett 

Check out David's Book on Amazon. 


David Barrett


Apr 12, 2017

In this episode we talked about righting a wrong, not giving give. Our guest talked about Quality controls and working for New York State in Albany. Chad Dehmier

Chad Dehmler

Mar 23, 2017

In this episode we talked about re-creating yourself, becoming a leader and the qualities needed to be a great one with our very respected guest, Tom Deierlein. We also discussed Tom's amazing journey through military and giving back. 

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Bio - Tom Deierlein, a 1989 graduate of West Point, is a successful serial entrepreneur, Airborne Ranger, Wounded Warrior and angel investor. He is passionate about leader development, business ethics, sales, overcoming adversity, and helping others less fortunate both locally and globally.

Tom was recently named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year, Greater Washington and is the co-founder and current CEO of ThunderCat Technology a systems integrator that specializes in data center solutions for the Federal government.

A Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient, Tom is a retired U.S. Army Major and Operation Iraqi Freedom Vet. In September 2006, he was shot by a sniper and critically wounded. He has been quoted and featured in Forbes, The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, PARADE, FOX News, and

In the Fall of 2006 he co-founded the TD Foundation which provides aid to children of wounded warriors and fallen heroes.  He is a facilitator with Academy Leadership and conduct workshops that generate 36 PDU's for PMPs.

Tom earned a Masters of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in 1993 and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in 2000. 

Tom Deierlein

Mar 13, 2017

In this episode we talk about our new sponsor PMINYC and the alliance we formed with PMI Washington - Point of View and PM Fix My Project Chaos podcasts.

We also had fun talking about the body language of success with our guest and author Michael Nir. See find Michaels books visit

Feb 9, 2017

In this episode we show how you can succeed taking one step at a time. We also speak with radio/tv personality Scott Passeser about his start and what it takes to find a job. We also take about his connections with Larry King and King of All Media Howard Stern. Guest Scott Passeser

Scott Passeser -Vice President - Executive Alliance

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Feb 3, 2017

In this episode Brian & James lifted their self imposed ban on talking about politics to discuss when and where it should be used and all about the New York State Assembly with guest Michelle Schimel

 michelle schimel

Feb 1, 2017

In this episode we talk to the co-founder and CEO of who also appeared on the ABC Primetime show Shark Tank. Check out this episode and see if he got a deal. Guest Patrick Ambron

Patrick's episode of ABC's Shark Thank

Patrick Ambron


Jan 19, 2017

In this episodes we take about how important preparing is for interviews, presentations or anything in life, plus an amazing road trip. Guest Andrew Tarvin

Andrew Tarvin


Andrew's company

Andrew's book 501 Ways to Use Humor

Jan 12, 2017

In this episode we talk about what program management is and the best skills for the job. Guest Jean Cronan. 

Joan Cronan 

Jan 12, 2017

In this episode we talk about building an app and the Marketing. Guest Michael Milutis. 

Dec 22, 2016

In this episode we talk about how taking on a personal business project can lead to success in ways you might not have imaged from the beginning. Guest Steve Rosenbaum

Dec 22, 2016

In this episode we talk about running an online video business and must have attributes in an employee. Guest Mark Lassoff

Dec 17, 2016

In this episode we find out more about PMI Long Island and it's president elect. Learning the importance of being in a professional organization. We also discuss the PMP exam. Guest Peter Pilgrim. pete pilgrim

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