Talks and Workshops

Upcoming Events

"Knock Knock - Who's There? - Feedback!" - Effective techniques to ask for and interpret feedback - Agile2024

July 23, 2024

In this workshop, you will experience techniques to help explore the benefits and challenges of different types of feedback, how to reframe the questions to want to ask others, and how to interpret different elements of feedback to better "read between the lines".

Videos and Downloads From Past Events

Recordings and materials from some of Chris's most popular talks!

Netflix and ___ - A knockout approach to Decision-Making and Prioritization - Global Scrum Gathering

May 20, 2024

In this workshop, you will get to experience a fun and interactive approach towards prioritization and decision making that can be applied to your personal and professional life.
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Cooking With the Wrong Ingredients - Agile Virtual Summit

June 5, 2023

In this session, you will learn about the different choices instructors, coaches, and facilitators make when building learning experiences, and the impacts of those choices on their attendees and the event overall.
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Talking Agile Advice and Agile 2023

April 16, 2023

Chris Li joins host Chris Murman to discuss the state of conferences today, why they matter, and how #Agile2023 is our favorite of the bunch.

Agile Mentors Podcast - Is it Time to Go Out on Your Own?

March 22, 2023

On this episode of "Agile Mentors," Chris Li joins Brian to discuss the journey to becoming an entrepreneur. They dive into everything from the importance of having a clear vision and passion to weighing the benefits of partnerships and investors.

IT In Motion - The Day After the Layoff

March 2023

Chris joins the ScienceLogic team to discuss the current IT industry layoffs, and what to do next - including always carrying yourself with dignity!

DrunkenPM Radio - Sprint Goals and Sprint Planning

February 13, 2023

In this episode of the podcast, Chris and Dave Prior join up for a conversation about Sprint Goals. While they both agree they are critical, they approach creating them very differently. If you are trying to get your head around when and how to create a Sprint Goal that can work for your team, you'll get plenty of ideas from this conversation.

Agile is Awesome: Rethinking Agile Ep2

February 5, 2023

Chris joined Troy Lightfoot and the Agile Uprising podcast to talk about the current state of Agile and the growing negativity in the community.  

DrunkenPM Radio - In Defense of Frederick Taylor

January 17, 2023

In this episode Christine Li joins Dave Prior to talk about the work of Scientific Management pioneer (and Philadelphian) Frederick W. Taylor.  We explore some lesser-known aspects of his work and how it applies to work today, in both good and bad ways.

Agile Table Topics

December 2022

Chris Li joins Omar McNeil and CP Richardson in this episode of Agile Table Topics.

DrunkenPM Radio - An Abundance of Opportunity

September 17, 2022

In this episode of the podcast, Chris Li and Dave Prior talk through some challenges that were sent in by a student of Dave's. As they walk through the issues, they discuss how severe each situation is and how they would each respond to it.


July 19, 2022

Chris presented IN PERSON at this year's Agile2022 conference in Nashville. Check out his new talk, "Keep Your Head in the Clouds: Learning in Times of Stress, Crisis, and Change."
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The Agile Quokka-Cast

March 5, 2022

Chris joined "Agile Quokka" Jeff Davis on his podcast to explore the motivational ways to improve outcomes through better training and coaching experiences!  

Scrum Masters of the Universe Meetup

February 10, 2022

Chris explored attributes of effective teams in "Are we really a Team? What questions to ask."  
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Neuroscience of Learning and State of Training

July 7, 2021

Chris joined the Agile Uprising podcast to talk about the neuroscience of learning and how poor training can create a large ripple effect in an organization. 

Agile Leadership Network (ALN)

June 3, 2021

Chris spoke at the June meeting of the ALN DC chapter. He presented "Climbing the Mountain - How effective leaders lift up those around them"
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Scrum Master Summit

May 19, 2021

Chris is proud to have keynoted the Wednesday session at this global event!  His talk focused on the connections between interpersonal behaviors on a team and what to watch out for.
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Agile Richmond Meetup

March 18, 2021

Chris presented his new workshop on Scrum anti-patterns, "Woah, We Do That!"
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2020 Scrum Guide Artifacts

January 3, 2021

Chris sat down with Dave Prior to discuss new updates to the 2020 Scrum Guide and its impact on Scrum artifacts.

Team Basics

July 31, 2020 and September 3, 2020

Many of you attended Chris's  "Are we really a Team?  What questions to ask" talk at some of the 2020 virtual meetups and conferences.  We have created a PDF for you, including key points and questions from the talk. Follow the link below for this FREE download to use with your teams.
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Thanks to the Agile100 team for posting this video of Chris's presentation from the Agile100 July 2020 conference!
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And thanks to the Lean Agile Toronto team for posting this video of Chris's presentation from the September 2020 meetup!
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It's a Full-Time Job: Scrum Master By The Numbers

Many of you have read Chris's Blog Post outlining the work that Scrum Masters take on each and every day.  Check out this video of Chris presenting this topic at  the Agile Professionals meetup.
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