Resources

Christian’s Value Urgency Matrix

Christian Martin has constructed his own version of the Value Urgency Matrix that he uses in consulting with clients. Watch the video recording of its explanation here and see where you have “crying children” projects that need your attention

Daily Learning Log

Inspired by Llewelyn Falco, Christian Martin has committed to spend one hour per day towards learning. The Daily Learning Log has listed what Christian has learned each day since beginning this practice in early 2020. The document is searchable by tags and is meant to be a resource where Christian is sharing his learning with the rest of those who can benefit from it.

Free Consultation Intake Form

Interested in learning more about Christian Martin + Associates’ services or how we can help your business fulfill its destiny, fill out our consultation intake form and have get yourself a free 25-minute appointment to discuss this with Christian Martin

Christian’s Virtual and Remote Working Tips

View Christian Martin’s live document of Virtual and Remote best practices to get the most out of your out-of-the-office experience.

Christian’s Virtual Event Engagement Tips

Through his experience of running hundreds of hours of workshops, webinars, conferences, and team meetings, Christian shares his engagement tips for the virtual work world.

Tools + Techniques Library

Also since early 2020, Christian Martin has been keeping track of new tools and technique he has come across and has added them to his Tools + Techniques Library. The document is searchable by tags and is meant to be a resource where Christian is sharing his learning with the rest of those who can benefit from it. 

Project Management

PMP Certification

The Project Management Professional certification is one of the most prestigious certifications for Project Managers. Christian Martin obtained his PMP certification in February 2020. This article outlines the pre-requisites and details for taking the exam.

Agile Project Management and Methodologies

What is Agile

This article gives a pretty good overview of what Agile is, its history, and its applications and how it compares to traditional “waterfall” project management. Christian Martin + Associates thoroughly embraces agile methodologies and practices to support itself and its clients to perform at their optimal level

CSM Certification

Another agile certification related to Scrum, considered comparable to PSM certification but is achieved through a 2-day course with a Scrum certified instructor

PSM Certification

One of many agile-related certifications and comparable to the CSM certification, Christian Martin became certified as a Professional Scrum Master in 2020 and has even mentored students in the Job Hackers Agile MBA Program

Agile Manifesto

The Agile Manifesto lists the 4 Values of Agile. This link also has links to the 12 Agile Principles from which the Agile Frameworks and Methodologies are based.

LeSS Framework

LeSS (Large Scale Scrum) is an enterprise level of Scrum which differs from other Agile Frameworks because it focuses on descaling approaches within the organization to make its teams smaller and more adaptive so that they can produce more quickly and with greater quality.

PSM Certification

One of many agile-related certifications and comparable to the CSM certification, Christian Martin became certified as a Professional Scrum Master in 2020 and has even mentored students in the Job Hackers Agile MBA Program

Forbes- Why Business Leaders Should Embrace Agile

This article by Forbes highlights the importance and support executives have for focus agile transformations in their organizations to achieve success.

For Students

The Job Hackers Agile MBA

Rated as one of the top-ranked bootcamps in San Francisco and nationally ranked for Agile education programs, the Job Hackers Agile MBA was what inspired Christian Martin to pursue his PSM certification and engrain Agile methodologies into his practice. The program is free and has a community of many hundreds of current and past students

SportIn Global Platform

Think of LinkedIn, but for the Sports Industry, and much more tailored to building personal relationships within the industry and finding job opportunities in sports. Founded by a good friend and fellow Sport Management Master’s graduate.

USF Sport Management Program

The University of San Francisco Sport Management Program is one of the oldest and best established Master’s programs in Sport Management in the United States and is even ranked worldwide. Christian Martin is a graduate of the program.

Sports and Technology

Sports Tech World Series & (Sports Tech Feed Podcast)

Hosted by Thomas Alomes, one of the most connected and knowledgeable figures in the Sports and Technology space not only in North America, but worldwide. A fantastic resource for those looking to learn more about this niche space. Thomas also has further resources on his site Sports Tech World Series.

Women in Sports Tech

Founded by Marilou MacFarlane, the organization focuses on providing resources and opportunities for women and other underrepresented demographics in the sports industry. The organization has partnered with many fantastic organizations such as Nike, IBM sports and more. 

Assessments

Success Is Winnable Fulfillment Assessment– inspired by Dave Crenshaw, the Success Is Winnable Fulfillment Assessment will tell you what types of activities most fulfill you in your life. The assessment has been verified by the hundreds of people who have taken it. Don’t forget to watch the Fulfillment Assessment Explanation Video after taking your Fulfillment Assessment, The video will explain what your results mean and insights for your life.

Red Bull Wingfinder– a free and lengthy assessment (about an hour), aimed at helping you find careers you would be good for given your strengths and other factors

Strength Finder 2.0– a resource that helps you identify your strengths and gives you insight into how best to leverage your strengths. If you are curious, Christian Martin’s top 5 strengths are: Competition, Relater, Ideation, Strategic, and Futuristic

Myers-Briggs– another assessment that is commonly known that helps you to learn your personality type across different categories

Inspiration/Motivation


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Audiobook)

A classic piece of storytelling with many valuable lessons and truths about life. Since people are busy these days, the audio version is available on YouTube and is easy to listen to.


Success Is Winnable Motivational Playlist

A collaborative Spotify playlist created by participants in Christian Martin’s co-founded Success Is Winnable program. Lots of the best motivational tunes such as Lose Yourself, The Final Countdown, and other top hits

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