Scope of Success

Scope of Success is the official podcast of PMI's Long Island Chapter bringing you business life lessons one episode at a time.
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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

Sep 27, 2017

In this Agile Camp episode we speak with Scott Ambler and his 22 books and learn about Disciplined Agile

Check out Scott's many books on Amazon

Scott Ambler

Sep 27, 2017

Continue to discuss Agile Camp, reflecting on keynotes. We speak with our guest Sam McAfee and discuss his keynote address and why he attended and what is his take away. 

Sam McAfee

Sep 27, 2017

In this episode we talk about benefits of Agile Camp and lessons learns. We also speak with Rich Sheridan the Author and Keynote speak. Rich talks about his professional and personal journey to find Joy and increase business productivity. 

Check out Rich Sheridan's book Joy, Inc. How We Built a Workplace People Love at Amazon

Rich Sheridan

Sep 25, 2017

In this Agile Camp episode we spoke with Jeff Fraleigh from Cast Hightlight a company analyzes your Agile software for efficiency

Jeff Fraleigh

Sep 25, 2017

In this Agile Camp episode we spoke with Author/Presenter Mark Lines about An Executive Guide to Disciplined Agile.

Check out Mark's book at Amazon


Mark Lines

Sep 25, 2017

In this Agile Camp episode we speak with an Agile Camper attendee Michael Charles and PMI Long Island member. Michael spoke about the benefits of attending and power networking. 


Michael Charles

Sep 25, 2017

Recording live at Agile Camp 2017. In this episode we talk with David Marquet about how he changed the style of management with huge positive benefits. 

Check out David's book at Amazon. 

Sep 18, 2017

In this episode we talk with Stephen Harkins the PMO Vice President at Estee lauder cosmetics and learn about what a PMO office does and how it helps companies succeed. Brian also pitches a new product with varied interest.


Stephen Harkins

Sep 11, 2017

In this episode Brian and James interviewed Bill & Brian from the Great Albums Podcast. The #1 rated podcast for music on iTunes. Find out the secret of their success and what podcasting is all about. 

Great Albums Podcast

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

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

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