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In this episode, we explore how Teal organization theory fits inside Agile. Is this a model that more companies should use along with Agile? Also, by popular demand, we are talking again about Agile metrics. Come explore these topics along with the ACN community. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all…
 
In this episode, we explore with what you know today what you would have done differently in your Agile Coaching. Would you have put a strong infancies on culture or perhaps a given Agile method? Perhaps you would have done something else. Come explore the topic along with the ACN community. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Dia…
 
Creating a competitive advantage means more than Agile building efficiencies in delivery--it is also about innovative solutions. So how in Agile do we do that? This episode explores how we can coach and foster innovation within Agile. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly l…
 
The managers often have trouble adapting to an Agile way of work, but the problem of why this is an issue twenty years after the manifesto may be on us--the Agile coaches. So let's explore ways we can help managers transform from the traditional top-down control mindset to one of servant leadership. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietrus…
 
Every Agile coach is faced with a team that says they are too busy to improve. You’re frustrated. You see the improvements you want and know the team is capable of more. But when it comes down to it, they don’t want to put in the work. In this episode, we explore ways to help teams move past the too-busy roadblock with ways to help them move forwar…
 
As we perhaps get past Covid, how and what will we learn this year? Are you planning to attend in-person events? What about online events and e-learning? In this episode, we explore how members of the ACN plan to learn this year and ways to improve how we do events moving forward. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, …
 
How can so many teams not be thriving with Agile, when there are so many people certified as scrum masters, product owners, and coaches? In this episode, we explore some of the reasons why teams are not thriving even after certification and look at ways of how we can improve the situation. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana…
 
Welcome to the New Year! In this special episode of the ACN, we talk with members of the Supporting Agile Adoption Initiative about their unique perspective on hybrid work trends with companies. Plus, what the data tells us about the effectiveness of hybrid work, work-life balance, and other advice to help make this way of work successful in your b…
 
In this episode, we talk about whether companies where Agile transformations go wrong, and we talk about ways to create the right environment for it to succeed. We also explore how to use metrics in measuring an Agile transformation. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly li…
 
In this episode, we talk about the best way to advocate for change. What are some of the ways coaches advocate for something, and what should associations we are a part of be doing to help. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore the topics. If you wo…
 
In this episode, we talk about what does work look like post-Covid and companies shift who really needs to be in an office. Is this the future of work? We also talk about how we can convince leaders to change to Agile but they feel they are agile already. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all the cal…
 
In this episode, we talk about the ninth principle of the Agile Manifesto "Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility. So how can we build a culture of technical excellence to enable agility? We also talk about do you need a certification to work on an Agile team? Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietrusz…
 
In this episode, we talk about the Agile principle promoting and maintaining a constant pace indefinitely. Is this really possible? Also, we talk about what to do if a contractor gets their sprint work done early--should they move forward? Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the mont…
 
In this episode, we talk about has Agile become too homogeneous. We also explore ways to coach development leads and managers about their responsibilities in an Agile environment. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore the topics. If you would like t…
 
In this episode, we talk about dealing with failure. We also talk about what are the ways your company may be preparing for people to return to the office. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore the topics. If you would like to join us for the next l…
 
In this episode, we talk about how to foster self-organizing teams. We also talk about the best practices for Agile in hardware development. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore the topics. If you would like to join us for the next live recording, …
 
In this episode, we talk about how Agile is used when dealing with disruption. We also talk about the best practices to build trust and physiological safety. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Linda Cook, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore the topics. If you would like to join us …
 
In this episode, we talk about why do some programmers feel that Agile has left them behind. We also talk about what do we do when the retrospective falls flat. The team is improving but not fast enough. Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg Pietruszka, Linda Cook, Diana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we exp…
 
In this episode of the ACN, we are exploring Agile at age 20. This includes talking about what may be missing in the values and principles, why people still call it a buzzword, and discuss about is it still core to a companies success. Also in this episode, we talk about the difference between facilitating vs. leading a meeting. Join Hendrik Esser,…
 
Welcome to the New Year! In this special episode of the ACN, we are talking with members of the Supporting Agile Adoption Initiative about their perspective on Agile as it gains or loses momentum within companies. We also explore how Agile moves forward as it hits its 20th anniversary as a mindset and set of methodologies. Joining the episode are H…
 
It is our 50th episode! Thank you all for listening and participating over the years! In this episode, we talk about Agile communities of practice, are they needed, does management need to be involved, and some good examples of how they are formed. Also, we talk about annual performance dialogues and rewards that work best for an Agile culture. Las…
 
In this episode, we talk about the impact of permanent work-from-home policies on Agile team development and coaching. Plus, we share recommendations on books, blogs, and whitepapers on business and leadership agility. (00:00) Introduction (01:41) Permanent work-from-home and Agile (40:06) Resources on business and leadership agility? (47:50) Wrap …
 
In this episode, we talk about ways to move teams away from command and control over to a more self-organization model. Also, we explore why and when Agile project management. (00:00) Introduction (02:06) Moving from command and control to self-organization (33:18) Why use Agile project management? (45:17) Wrap up This podcast is licensed under CC …
 
In this episode, we talk about recommendations for implementing Agile on a team not developing software, what are the signs that a team has become too large and should be split, and what are some steps to get your foot in the door doing product ownership and development. (00:00) Introduction (02:35) Implementing Agile on a team not developing softw…
 
In this episode, we talk about Agile testing strategies and does it look like in different companies. Also, we talk about coaching a new product owner who is overwhelmed by the job. (00:00) Introduction (01:41) Agile testing strategies (34:17) Coaching the overwhelmed product owner (46:00) Wrap up This podcast is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. If …
 
In this episode, we talk about how we deal with unconscious biases as a coach, and how do we detect and dampen them. Also, we talk about how to shift the team to an outcome mindset. (00:00) Introduction (00:46) Dealing with unconscious biases (31:54) Shifting to an outcome mindset (46:59) Wrap up This podcast is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. If y…
 
In this episode, we discuss how to maneuver and prepare for a Black Swan event. Also, we talk about should we measure Agile maturity or not. (00:00) Introduction (02:03) Maneuvering a Black Swan event (35:17) How and should we measure Agile maturity or not? (46:40) Wrap up This podcast is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. If you want more information…
 
In this episode, we discuss what does it mean to be "good enough" to ship a product. Also, we talk about how Agile coaches measure their own success in an organization. (00:00) Introduction (00:52) What does it mean to be "good enough" to ship a product? (26:45) How Agile coaches measure their own success in an organization? (44:25) Wrap up This po…
 
In this episode, we devote the hour to talking about having to work remotely now that face-to-face is not possible. We also talk about you are taking care of yourself during this pandemic. (00:00) Introduction (01:33) Working remotely when face-to-face is not possible (48:46) Wrap up This podcast is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. If you want more …
 
In this episode, we talk about how people learn both at the team and personal level. We also talk about how somebody moves to an Agile coach role from scrum master, and how to become an enterprise-level coach. (00:00) Introductions (02:17) Learning at the team and personal level (29:20) How do you move from scrum master to Agile coach? (39:41) How …
 
In this episode, we talk about people's big Agile wins in 2019 and what they want to get done in 2020. We also answer the question of how to not be an outsider as a scrum master, and we look at how to reflect on our own behavior and team communications. (00:00) Introductions (03:45) What are your big wins for 2019 and what does 2020 look like (25:2…
 
An exclusive interview with the Supporting Agile Adoption Initiative at their yearly meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. Attendees included Hendrik Esser of Ericsson, Eric Abelen of ING, Bjarte Bogsnes of Equinor, Jutta Eckstein of IT communication, Jorgen Hesselberg of Comparative Agility, Jens Coldewey of Improuv, Marcin Floryan of Spotify, John Buck o…
 
In this last episode of the year: (2:24) We explore why people seek permission to improve products, their teams, and themselves (26:52) Do you use different frameworks depending on the nature of the work? (37:42) How do you assess Agile maturity? Special thanks to the outstanding work of my ACN hosting team. Thank you so much Hendrik Esser, Jörg Pi…
 
This is a special ACN that was recorded live with Eddy Bruin, Kristine Corbus, Paul Holland, Tom Roden, David Evans, Damian Synadinos and Huib Schoots at the Agile Testing Days event in Germany. We talk about the benefits of a stand-alone Agile conference focused on test, how Agile has changed test professionals, and what are the key takeaways from…
 
In this episode: (00:39) Is Agile killing or helping innovation? (15:20) Is there value in determining metrics based on cycle time? What metrics are other organizations using to provide leadership visibility into team performance? (26:17) What practical techniques can help improve the cohesiveness of a team in an Agile environment? (37:00) Has ther…
 
In this episode, (00:37) we talk about building a "Yes, and..." culture; (28:17) How do you bring cultural change to an organization?; (40:40) What are you reading?; (41:45) Wrap-up and upcoming events. Support the show (https://www.agilealliance.org/membership-pricing/)By Agile Alliance
 
In this episode: (00:45) we talk about what is wrong with mandated Agile transformations (17:43) What is the best way a scrum master can show value? (31:51) What is the difference between digital and Agile transformations? (37:27) What is the best practice for user stories added in the middle of the iteration? (46:00) Wrap-up and upcoming events. S…
 
In this episode, we talk about: The Agile principle about how we can build projects around motivated individuals. How do we do this? (23:09) Should people in an organization be given a choice to be agile or not? How would this impact employee engagement? (32:58) How do you stop/avoid teams converting user story points into time? (47:27) Wrapup: tak…
 
In this episode, (01:04) we explore the concept of Flow and how it works with Agile; (19:44) Any suggestions on coaching effectiveness measurements? ; (29:10) What is the Project Management Office (PMO) role in Agile?; (39:22) Wrap up: upcoming events. Support the show (https://www.agilealliance.org/membership-pricing/)…
 
In this episode, (00:51) we explore a terrible story from the Narrative Project about never having enough time to test; (21:47) How do we combine sprint reviews so that stakeholders can participate?; (29:21 ) Is it essential for leaders to understand and act Agile before they have others do so? ; (36:53) Is it important to hone personal agility to …
 
In this episode, (1:03) Narrative Project: we explore ways to dampen stories around somebody feeling that they don't get training opportunities | (14:59) What are some small steps to get started in shifting a large 3K employee organization from multi-year project funding to a more Agile funding model? | (23:59) What are the best approaches/ideas/pe…
 
In this episode, (00:40) Narrative Project: Great leaders build strong Agile teams. How to make more stories like this?; (16:50) Business value delivered is a valuable metric to track for senior leadership. What are some of the best ways to calculate this?; (31:24) What research, studies, literature do you draw on during conversations with manageme…
 
In this episode, we talk about (00:26) a story from the Agile Narrative Project titled "What about the code?" and how to empower the team to write great code; (20:23) How do you move teams to go beyond agile rituals and really develop Agile mindset? ; (33:59) What is the best practice for nonfunctional requirements in Agile?; (47:50) How do you add…
 
In this episode we talk about (00:39) the problem with calling Agile adoption being done and letting go of the coaches; (05:59) story points being a time estimate rather than a relative size estimation. How can a coach change this mindset?; (21:03) How to encourage continuous development in a company that is already doing agile?; (27:49) As a coach…
 
A special holiday episode with the Agile Alliance's Supporting Agile Adoption (SAA) initiative team talking about the 12 principles of Agile in Amsterdam. Hendrik Esser, Jens Coldewey, Jorgen Hesselberg, Jutta Eckstein, Bjarte Bogsnes, Boris Kneisel, Marcin Floryan, and Eric Abelem. (01:09) SAA team introduction, (02:40) Is it really just about sof…
 
In this episode, we talk about (00:50) how Agile reduces overtime and improves work-life balance, (17:30) How to implement Agile in everyday business processes, (29:00) How do you help traditional project managers transition to agile project management, (41:07) What are best practices to distinguish project, product, delivery, and strategic goals t…
 
In this episode, we talk about (00:55) the Agile narrative project story on being burned out by Agile, (16:33) There don't seem to be many training programs for managers in an organization undergoing an Agile transformation. What are good ideas and curriculum content?, (29:31) Is there any good Agile certification programs?, (37:54) As a Scrum Mast…
 
In this episode, we talk about (01:04) the Agile Narrative Project story of the overpowering scrum master, (18:35) what coaching techniques do people use to gain leverage and traction when undertaking an Agile transformation in a more traditional environment?, (31:32) is it possible to release plan without planning out sprints in advance when you a…
 
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