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 29, 2018

In this full length episode Brian speaks with Aliki about her journeys traveling around the world, exploring, speaking and meeting with PMI Chapter members.

Brian and Aliki spoke about the end of her trip visiting Sri Lanka, to Georgia (the country) through western Europe and back home to Montreal. It was 8 months, 18 countries, 66 447 km, 85 stops, and countless project encounters.


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May 11, 2018

Big Apple Scrum Day 2018 

In this final episode of the convention Brian & James spoke with Scrum Apple founder and head organizer. They discuss what goes into making this event happen and how they use Agile to be a success.

Dana Pylyeva

May 11, 2018

Big Apple Scrum Day 2018 

In this episode Brian & James spoke with Kalpesh Shah about his discovery of a great Stand up hack that had an amazing impact on teams all over.

Kalpesh Shah

May 11, 2018

Big Apple Scrum Day 2018 

In this episode Brian & James spoke with Hunter Tammaro and Julie Wyman about different types of Agile


May 11, 2018

Big Apple Scrum Day 2018

In this episode Brian & James spoke with Jim York about how he manages challenges and processes of Agile Coaching 

Jim York

May 11, 2018

Big Apple Scrum Day 2018 

In this episode we speak with Steve Moran from Eliassen Group. Find out what makes a good agile training and why businesses need coaches. Moran

May 11, 2018

Big Apple Scrum Day 2018 - Series

In this episode Brian & James spoke with Jeff Patton about user mapping stories the importances of product testing.

Jeff Patton

May 11, 2018

Brian & James are recording live at Big Apple Scrum day Conference in New York City. It's going to be a mini series recording at the event, speaking to keynotes, sponsors and attendees. Stay turned for all the excitement. Apple Scrum Day

Apr 21, 2018

In this mini episode Brian spoke with Aliki about her recent travels in Vietnam. Find out about the local culture and industry of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Brian also discussed his progress with his kickstarter campaign. 

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Apr 13, 2018

In this episode Brian was joined by guest Lou Corso that talked about his company he founded  

Learn the path he found to create an amazing idea 

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Lou Corso

Apr 12, 2018

In this episode Brian & James discussed projects they are working on. Brian talked about his kickstarter campaign where he has a project of creating a Children's book and donating the proceeds from the sales of the book to help military families in need.

They also spoke with their guest Kendall Lott about walking the Appalachian trail and the meaning behind his great walk.

Kendall Lott

Mar 10, 2018

In this mini episode we check in with Aliki at the Sydney Airport, boarding a plane for Singapore.

Aliki talks about her time in the land down under, Australia and her travels to New Zealand while meeting up with PMI Chapter members from both countries.

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Jan 17, 2018

In this mini episode we speak with our Foreign Correspondent Aliki as she continues her travels live from Easter Island. On this remote and mysterious island we get the live perspective of what it's like to travel and explore. 

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Easter Island



Jan 12, 2018

In this episode we spoke with friend of the show Andrew Tarvin about his latest book "United States of Laughter" We found the inspiration and journey Andrew took in traveling around all 50 states giving talks and performing stand up comedy. 

We also found out the location of the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo burrito.

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Andrew Travin


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Dec 29, 2017

In this mini episode we speak with out Foreign Correspondent traveling the world Aliki Courmanopoulos, M.Phil. PMP. After having stop and toured Peru she is currently in Sucre Bolivia. 

Aliki CourmanopoulosWe learn what the location industry is and what is the common factor between PMI Chapters in South America that we all can all take a lessons from. 

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Dec 19, 2017

In this episode Brian and James discuss email styles and proper etiquette. They also speak with guest Nick Himonidis from NGH Group, an agency that provides digital forensics litigation support and expert testimony. Had an amazing conversation about digital discovery and HBO's The Wire. 

Nick Himonidis

Dec 16, 2017

In this mini- episode we spoke with our foreign correspondent Aliki live from her world tour. We learned the goal and the subset of her goal that help fulfill her dream of traveling the world.

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Dec 14, 2017

In this episode James and Brian talk about where to get good advice, who should you speak to? We also speak with our guest Thomas Nestor about advice and learn his journey of public speaking and self awareness and even working with the Great Motivational speaking guru (even though he's not your guru) Tony Robbins.


Thomas Nestor

Nov 14, 2017

In this episode with talk with our guest about Technology from Today and hundreds of years ago. How the Steam engine is similar to the driverless car. We also discuss the Steamship Savannah and it's historical crossing of the Atlantic on just 71hp of Steam horsepower. Guest - John Laurence Busch

John Laurence Busch

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Nov 10, 2017

In this episode Brian & James talk about the importance of being prepare and having a successful routine. They also speak with there guest Capt Ed. Vera about project management and the Marines 242 birthday. Guest Capt. Ed Vera

Capt Ed. Vera

Nov 2, 2017

In this episode we speak with the founder of International Project Management Day Frank Saladis. We learn the inspiration behind the day and what it means for people in the Project Management Profession. Brian also sings karaoke and James gives the worst idea of the show. Guest Frank Saladis

Frank Saladis

Oct 10, 2017

Promance is born at Professional organizations and how they benefit you in your career. Guests are Peter Goldsmith and Paul Trapani the President and Vice President of LISTnet

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Oct 3, 2017

In this special episode Brian and James were guests on Radio Jobline hosted by Mentor and friend of Scope of Success Scott Passeser. Here's the Radio Jobline episode.

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Radio Jobline _Scope of Success Brian Wagner in Radio Jobline

Oct 2, 2017

In this BONUS episode at Agile Camp Brian & James spoke with Greeta Wilson about improving the customer experience with Agile. Also Agile in the 80's tv show the A-Team....? 

Greeta Wilson

About Greeta: 

Geeta Wilson is a highly innovative and transformational Customer Experience and Operational Excellence leader with extensive domestic and international experience in start-ups, Fortune 500 companies such as NCR Corporation, and Humana, a Fortune 100 company.

Geeta is the founder of Humana’s FastStart Consumer Experience lab, an enterprise customer-centric movement that challenges convention and corporate routines. Using methods from Lean Start-up, Agile/Scrum, Design Thinking, and Lean Six Sigma to accelerate speed-to-market across all lines of business, the FastStart team has brought its disruptive CX approach to thousands of Humana associates and leaders.

Geeta has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal, and 1:1 Media. She was recognized by American City Business Journals (Louisville Business First) among its 2017 “People to Know” and by MM&M as one of its 2017 Top 40 Healthcare Transformers.

The FastStart lab was honored with a 2016 Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) Innovation Award. Geeta’s recent speaking engagements focusing on the consumer experience include Forrester CXNYC 2016 and 2017 conferences, 2016 CXPA Insight Exchange, 2016 Lean Startup conference, and Dreamforce 2016, the largest tech conference in the world.

Sep 27, 2017

In this final Agile Camp episode we talk with Stacey Louie, Enterprise Agile Coach and former CIO/CTO heading Product Management, Software Development, and TechOps and co-founder of Agile Camp. 

We some up our thoughts on the event and get Stacey's perspective and thoughts on how he has helped create an amazing opportunity for Agile professionals to meet. 

Stacey Louie

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