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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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

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. 

Please visit Tom's foundation -

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

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