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Join Craig, Tony and Renee on a journey through the world of Agile as they look at recent blogs related to Agile, investigate practices and techniques, look at tools and answer your questions. The revolutionists focus on not just Agile as it relates to software development but also how it applies to business, transition, culture, people and a whole lot more!
 
Ever been on a software team and noticed how stressful and complex it gets? Does it feel like keeping up with the demands of your tech job makes it really hard to have a life outside of work? Hi I'm Jayme, and I've been struggling for over 20 years to keep a healthy work/life balance on software development teams. With so many problems in our industry, the more money I made the more ridiculous people's expectations were. So I’m sharing what I’ve learned to keep you from getting burned out or ...
 
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Renee and Craig are at Agile2019 in Washington, DC and catch up with Sanjiv Augustine, author of “Managing Agile Projects” and “Scaling Agile” and founder and CEO of Lithespeed: Craig’s InfoQ interview with Sanjiv “Leadership is about managing change while management is about managing complexity… you need to be both” Lithespeed = flexible speed “Re…
 
In this episode, David joined Shahin to talk about all things Kanban; KMM, the new Kanban Guide, and more. Kanban Resources: To learn more about The Kanban Guide, please visit https://resources.kanban.university/kanban-guide/ To learn more about the Kanban Maturity Model please visit https://kmm.plus/en/ Kanban Maturity Model Book Amazon US: https:…
 
Craig and Tony are once again roaming the halls at Agile Australia in Sydney and once again chat to some old friends from the Australian Agile community: Keynotes from Ali Walker and Marty Cagan Elabor8 (nice plug Tony) Sharon Robson from enterprising agility – enjoying the recognition that Agile adoption starts from the top down, … Continue readin…
 
Craig and Tony are at Agile Australia in Sydney and run into some old friends: Cathy Tang – “stroke the ego and crack the whip”, making the leap from logistics to Scrum Master Rachel Slattery – Agile Australia Director and Director of Slatts Group, surprised by the large number of new attendees Keynotes by Emma … Continue reading →…
 
Craig and Tony are at Agile Australia in Sydney and after many years of chasing him around finally get to speak to Jez Humble, co-author of many fine books including “Continuous Delivery“, “Lean Enterprise“, “The DevOps Handbook” and “Accelerate” and they discuss: Accelerate is based on a research program where practices are validated on the … Cont…
 
Renee, Craig and Tony are together to chat with Serge Beaumont, Principal Agile Coach at Xebia, live from his man cave and despite showing their lack of mathematical skills in relation to dice they chat about: In relation to culture, if the human connections are there you can handle just about anything A foundational cultural … Continue reading →…
 
Tony and Craig are at Agile Australia in Melbourne and they (finally) catch up with Martin Kearns, the Chief Digital Officer at Innodev and co-organiser of Scrum Australia, and they chat about: Alistair Cockburn gets mentioned at around the 2:30 minute mark, and Martin was responsible for first bringing him to Australia Being coached is … Continue …
 
Tony and Craig catch up with Tony Christensen and Steve Berez, co-author of “Doing Agile Right: Transformation Without Chaos” as well as from Bain & Company and they chat about: Saw a lot of companies doing agile wrong and a lot of pain suffering and probably worse off than when they started – book is … Continue reading →…
 
Tony and Craig are at YOW! Conference in Brisbane and chat to Jessica Kerr, software developer, consultant and symmathecist (look it up or listen to the podcast) and apart from our first live podcast sneeze they talk about: YOW! 2018 keynote “The Origins of Opera and the Future of Programming“ YOW! 2018 talk … Continue reading →…
 
In this episode, Steve joined Shahin to talk about Value Stream Mapping. For the first time, we had a live audience recording the episode. Peter, Ali, and Nasima from the audience asked questions from Steve by the end of the show. Topics We conversed about and around the following topics: Value Streams let you see the big picture and your biggest b…
 
In this episode, Allen joined Shahin to talk about what truly Agile is in today’s world of Software Development. Topics We conversed about and around the following topics: Agile or Not Agile is nothing more than Better Software Better What is Real Agile Thinking? Reasons to Avoid Agile Fake Agile, Dark Agile (Foe Agile) Trust is the heart of agile …
 
Craig fires some questions at Ron Lichty, co-author of “Managing the Unmanageable” and the “Study of Product Team Performance“: Author of machine Language programming books “Programming the Apple IIGS in Assembly Language” and “Programming the 65816“ Managing the Finder team at Apple – hired for stellar C++ coding ability and customer empathy Softw…
 
Tony, Renee and Craig speak to Alistair Cockburn and Soledad Pinter about the newly launched Heart of Agile Academy: The Heart of Agile Academy is the opportunity to reset Agile learning with a clean sheet of paper The core design decisions were to remove the classes being tied to a title and to be better … Continue reading →…
 
In this episode, Jamie joined Shahin to talk about the recent disruption all of us are experiencing. We conversed about and around the following topics: Cognitive overload, learning tips, and personal disruptions Disruptions in our professional lives and the following: Instagram Influencers, Lonely Planet, etc. Responding to Change and Agile transf…
 
Craig, Renee and Tony catch up with old friend and “irregular” guest Adam Weisbart about Agile Virtual Summit, Recess retrospectives, Build Your Own Scrum and making your own pizza. Renee realised Washington state is nowhere near Washington, DC Agile Virtual Summit 1-5 June 2020 – a collection of great speakers and registration is free! Distributed…
 
One of the strengths of the agile approach to delivery is flexibility in responding to changing circumstances, and there is no better example of this than the current lockdown. I’m sure you have heard the political adage: “Don’t waste a good crisis.” which allows us to reflect on how ways of working are currently being … Continue reading →…
 
In this Episode, Diana joined Shahin to talk about Agile Fluency and other related topics. We conversed about and around the following topics: Agile Fluency® Model (Resources, Community & Game); and it's reference Language Fluency Group coaching compared to Individual coaching Retrospective Facilitator Gathering & Open Space Technology Continuous L…
 
Craig and Tony are at YOW! Conference in Brisbane and (despite a bin rolling by) sit down with Barry O’Reilly, co-author of “Lean Enterprise” and author of “Unlearn” and they talk about: Reminiscing about Barry’s resume that includes CitySearch (and its competitor Zip2 owned by Elon Musk), Snake, Wireless Pets on Nokia and Lilo & … Continue reading…
 
In this Episode, Shahin and Gil talked about recent events, working from home, and Gil's new book of Agile for Non-Software Teams. We conversed about and around the following topics: Agility (small a Agile) Working remotely Designing your Agile Need for Agile in Marketing Agile for Non-Software Teams Lean and Agile Modern Agile We referred to and/o…
 
Craig and Tony are at YOW! conference in Brisbane and chat with Jutta Eckstein, author of “Agile Software Development in the Large“, “Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams“, “Retrospectives for Organisational Change” “Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in Your Project Portfolio” with Johanna Rothman and “Company-w…
 
In this episode, Shahin and Bob talked about Passion. We conversed about and around the following topics: Passion Work and/v.s. life Mentorship Community (Community-Driven-Change, Shahin and Shawn's talk in Agile 2018) Role models Inside out leadership Inside out passion Agile Ontario ORSC Training, CAL1 Training Leading and Coaching by Example (Mo…
 
Craig and Tony are at YOW! Conference in Brisbane and have a rockstar moment and catchup with Kent Beck, the creator of Extreme Programming, the pioneer of xUnit and author of numerous books including “Extreme Programming Explained” and “Test Driven Development“: Extreme Programming (XP) was born at Chrysler by letting go of conventional wisdom and…
 
Tony and guest host Phil Gadzinski talk to Alistair Cockburn for a brief overview and understanding about the Heart of Agile (and the link to how it all started in Australia): Scrum training had turned into training wheels and consistency – wanted to get back to the essence of Agile Progression from shu (follow techniques), … Continue reading →…
 
Craig and Tony are at YOW! Conference in Brisbane and wander around the hallways talking to different speakers, hosts and attendees: Highlights included Kent Beck keynote “3x Explore, Expand, Extract“, Anita Sengupta keynote “The Future of High Speed Transportation“, Brendan Gregg keynote “Cloud Performance Root Cause Analysis at Netflix” and Jessi…
 
Renee and Craig are at Agile 2019 in Washington, DC and talk to Gil Broza, Agile Mindset and Leadership Coach / Trainer at 3P Vantage and author of “The Agile Mind-Set“, “The Human Side of Agile” and “Agile for Non-Software Teams” and they talk about: Agile 2019 talk – “How to Help your Non-Software Colleagues … Continue reading →…
 
In this previously lost and unreleased podcast from 2012 (we found it on a SD card that was thought to be lost forever), Craig catches up with Sandy Mamoli at Agile 2012 in Dallas, Texas and chat about Personal Kanban and how everything is bigger in Texas. It’s amazing how much hasn’t changed in this … Continue reading →…
 
Craig and Tony are at YOW! Conference in Brisbane and chat with Sandy Mamoli, Agile Advisor and Coach at Nomad8 and co-author of “Creating Great Teams” and they chat about: Nomad8 is a managerless agile coaching collective in New Zealand, based on the Crisp model The lost podcast Kanbanfor1 (and Jim Benson – Personal Kanban) … Continue reading →…
 
Craig and Tony are at YOW! Conference in Brisbane and talk to Heidi Helfand, Director of Engineering Excellence at Procore Technologies and author of Dynamic Reteaming and they talk about: YOW! 2017 talk “Dynamic Reteaming: The Art & Wisdom of Changing Teams“ The general belief is the best teams are the ones that are stable … Continue reading →…
 
Craig and Tony are at YOW! Conference in Brisbane and catch up with Joshua Kerievsky, CEO of Industrial Logic and founder of Modern Agile and they talk about: Episode 20: Lean Start-ups with Joshua Kerievsky Industrial Logic and the Extreme Programming Playing Cards If you are a consulting company and don’t have your hands dirty … Continue reading …
 
Craig catches up with Sally Elatta, president of Agile Transformation and the founder of Agility Health Radar and they chat about: Companies struggle to get the metrics to know if their agile transformations are making a difference, hence the creation of Agility Health Radar Business Agility pillars – customer seat at the table, lean portfolio … Co…
 
Craig is at Agile 2017 in Orlando, Florida and speaks with David Bernstein, author of “Beyond Legacy Code“, and they chat about agile technical practices: Agile does have something to with software development Agile 2017 talk “Create Software Quality The real value of Agile is in the technical practices so we can build iteratively, but … Continue r…
 
Craig is as LAST Conference in Canberra and with guest co-host (and co-founder of LAST) Craig Brown they talk to Kerrie Campbell, the CIO at Flinders University in Adelaide and they talk (amongst some unscheduled cup stacking) about: LAST Keynote talk “Flinders University Transformation“ Leadership through seeding rather than driving by changing la…
 
Craig is in Charlotte, North Carolina and catches up with Betsy Kauffman from Agile Pi and Oscar Rodriquez and they chat about: 40 Agile Methods in 40 Minutes at Charlotte Agile Network meetup The role and the state of Agile coaching Agile Practice Guide ICAgile, the ICAgile Certified Expert In Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) and non-framework … Continue r…
 
Craig and Tony are at Agile Australia in Melbourne and with guest revolutionist Toby Thompson (who was sitting at the table and initially didn’t want to speak on the podcast but then we couldn’t keep him quiet!) catch up with Jessie Shternshus, CEO at The Improv Effect and author of “CTRLShift“: Agile 2015 keynote “Individuals, … Continue reading →…
 
Craig and Tony are at Agile Australia in Melbourne and talk to their former leader Jeff Smith, EVP and COO at World Fuel Services and former CEO of Suncorp Business Services: Australian Agile journey took him from Telstra, to a small startup and then to Suncorp, and later IBM and World Fuel Services Scale of … Continue reading →…
 
Craig and Tony sit down for a personal chat with the microphone turned on for the first time in 2 years (that is not an interview) (wow, time files…), unfortunately without Renee who was out sick: State of the nation is a lot of dark / fake Agile and lack of collaborative connective tissues Fail … Continue reading →…
 
Craig and Tony are once again roaming the halls at Agile Australia in Sydney and finding random folks to talk to at the conference: Sarah Romeyn from WorkCover Queensland – enjoyed Pete Steel talk “Developing an Experimentation Culture” and Sherif Monsour talk “The art of building a roadmap“ Rachel Slattery from Slatterys (organiser of Agile … Cont…
 
Tony and Craig are at Agile Australia 2017 in Sydney and wander the very busy hallways catching up with attendees and with old friends: Sieger de Vries – enjoyed Matt Pancino talk “The future of Agile in the enterprise: has the war been lost?”, distributed Agile and use of partnering is here to stay Mia … Continue reading →…
 
I've been working through anger issues after reflecting on the content I've put out there for people in the software industry. I mostly avoided social media for the past 5-8 years and when I started putting my ideas out there, I bought into the "outrage culture". I also have been on many failed projects. And I've had personal problems with my famil…
 
Craig and Tony are at Agile Australia in Sydney and catch up with Esther Derby, co-author of numerous agile books including Agile Retrospectives and Behind Closed Doors. We also ask the question whether Tony is cool or not…. Agile Australia keynote “Leaders At All Levels“ Leadership is the ability to adapt the environment so that … Continue reading…
 
Craig is at YOW! Singapore and catches up with Stanly Lau, organiser of the Agile Singapore conference and the Agile Singapore meetup: Bas Vodde was one of the early advocates for Agile in Singapore The state of Agile in Singapore has progressed from “doing a standup” in 2010 to now many companies thinking about how … Continue reading →…
 
Craig is at YOW! Hong Kong and has a chat with John Sullivan, the CEO at Elabor8, and they talk about his Agile journey in Australia from ThoughtWorks to Sensis to Qantas to MYOB and the challenges and learnings along the way The Agile Revolution episode 159 “What Colour Agile Would You Like Today with … Continue reading →…
 
Craig is at YOW! Hong Kong and is sitting with Nigel Dalton, Chief Inventor at REA Group and the Australian “Godfather of Agile” and they reminisce about: Anita Sengupta’s YOW! Hong Kong keynote “The Future of Mars Exploration“ Akin’s Rules of Spacecraft Design – “don’t mess it up, there are people involved” Nigel Dalton’s YOW! … Continue reading →…
 
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