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The Agile Amped podcast is the shared voice of the Agile community, driven by compelling stories, passionate people, and innovative ideas. Together, we are advancing the impact of business agility.

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February 22nd, 2024


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The omni-connected agile leader

October 19th, 2022


Simon Hayward is an honorary professor at Alliance Manchester Business School in the UK and author of The Agile Leader and Connected Leadership. He …

Winning Business Strategies are Adaptive

August 22nd, 2022


Julian Mancia is interested in helping humans get out of their own way, specifically when it comes to business innovation. As a Director of "What If! …

Identify your passions to change the world

July 11th, 2022


Lisette Zounon is passionate about building quality into everything she does. A quality engineering leader with over 15 years of experience, Zounon is agile at work and at home, whether she’s planning her wedding or …

Igniting the spirit of agility amid the Great Reshuffle

June 6th, 2022


The world of work has irreversibly changed. As the CEO for Institute Agility, Neville Poole is actively making space for people-centric work …

Business agility: where we are and where we’re going

May 16th, 2022


Agile began in software but has evolved to impact every part of the business. Now business agility is seen as a way for organizations not just to …

Elevating Black and Brown Voices in Agile

April 25th, 2022


Who do you turn to to celebrate or to commiserate? When Apriel Biggs started her career 15 years ago, she didn’t have a community of agilists who shared her experiences, other Black and Brown people to share her highs …

A Vision for Business Agility in Nigeria

April 5th, 2022


Abiodun “Abby” Osoba has tirelessly been creating a community of agilists based primarily out of Lagos, Nigeria, through her commercial and non-profit efforts. Osoba is the founder of the Agile Advisor Africa, …

Six Enablers of Business Agility

February 28th, 2022


There isn’t a single playbook or recipe for success, but one thing is certain: while scaled agile done well can turn into business agility, they aren’t the same thing. In his new book "The 6 Enablers of Business …

Mental Health in the Agile Space

January 24th, 2022


Self-identified “agile unicorn” Jackie Chambers de Freitas rarely sees others like her in her work as a VP of technology transformation and executive …

Facilitating Breakthrough to Move Forward Together

December 13th, 2021


Facilitation involves “removing obstacles to contribution, connection and equity.” This is at the center of our guest Adam Kahane’s book …

Personal Agility: Integrity, Empiricism and Change Fluency

November 22nd, 2021


Accenture | SolutionsIQ alumna and former Agile Amped host Leslie Morse is our guest in this episode. Serving as Product Owner for the Professional …

Defining Agility in Terms of Risk

July 19th, 2021


In his book “Agility: How to Navigate the Unknown and Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption,” Leo Tilman offers a comprehensive definition of the word “agility.” According to Tilman and co-author former NORAD …

Pride at Accenture

June 21st, 2021


This special episode celebrates the Pride month of June and features the hosts and producer of Agile Amped as the guests. Alalia Lundy (she/her/hers) is a Business Agility Enablement Manager; William Rowden (he/him/his) …

Pride and Intersectionality in Leadership

June 7th, 2021


Kayton Bhatia is a Senior Leader in Digital Product Management at Kaiser Permanente. For Pride Month, he is sharing his story about bringing his …

Innovation and Leadership for Humanity

May 17th, 2021


Sandy Beky is the founder of two companies whose work, at first blush, seems unrelated. The first is HeHop, a nonprofit that uses blockchain …

Learning to Create Thriving Systems from Nature

April 19th, 2021


Colleen Kirtland is on a learning journey, and in this episode, she shares her passion for and commitment to learning as much as possible from …

Cloud Breaks Barriers to Agility

April 5th, 2021


Adam Burden is Accenture’s Chief Software Engineer and a senior managing director leading Technology services for Accenture in North America. In this …

FirstRoot: Growing Next Gen of Impact Investors

March 22nd, 2021


What happens if you put $1 billion dollars in the hands of students to invest collaboratively? Luke Hohmann is Founder and CEO of FirstRoot, which …

Riot Games Makes it Better to be a Player

March 8th, 2021


What does it mean to put customers at the center of everything you do? For Riot Games, the brand behind League of Legends, it means “making it better to be a player.” Our guest Michael Robillard is the Principal of …

Modern Management Made Easy

February 22nd, 2021


Johanna Rothman, a.k.a. the Pragmatic Manager, is author of 18 books and frequent blogger on the topic of product management and more. Rothman shares with us insights about her latest three-book bundle on “Modern …

Diversifying Equity with Agile for Humanity

February 8th, 2021


Diversifying Equity with Agile for Humanity Self-defined Soul Craftswoman April Jefferson applies her experience in coaching, crafting experiences, …

You Can’t Iterate Your Way to Game-Changing Innovation

January 25th, 2021


Rajesh Nerlikar is chief product advisor at Prodify and the co-author of the book “Build What Matters: Delivering Key Outcomes with Vision-Led Product Management” with Ben Foster. Nerlikar highlights a few of the ten …

Leadership Agility in the New World of Work | Business Agility Series

January 11th, 2021


Nick Horney is an organizational psychologist and founder of Agility Consulting. He spent 23 years in Special Operations in the U.S. Navy, before …

Building in Accountability Through Coaching

December 14th, 2020


Alicia McLain is a small-business owner, executive leadership coach, public speaker and co-founder of the Agile Coaching Exchange North America. McLain shares her experience speaking on the topic of “Coaching, the …

Your Big Agile Adoption Probably Isn’t a Transformation

December 7th, 2020


Michael Spayd is the co-founder of The Collective Edge, which seeks to “transform the transformers.” In this episode, Spayd shares some of his …

The Six Disciplines of Agile Marketing | Business Agility Series

November 29th, 2020


Jim Ewel is one of the earliest advocates for Agile Marketing and is one of the authors of the Agile Marketing Manifesto. His new book “The Six Disciplines of Agile Marketing” provides a framework for applying Agile …

Value Streams and Human Centered Design

November 23rd, 2020


Corey Post is a Lean-Agile transformation management consultant with 20+ years of leadership experience developing large solutions, new products, and …

Practical Techniques for Change with Esther Derby

November 16th, 2020


Esther Derby has four decades of experience with organizational change and she’s a well-known author and thought leader in the agile space. Derby …

Why Do Efforts to Change Organizations Often Fail?

November 10th, 2020


Mik Kersten, author of “Projects to Products” and CEO of Tasktop, has seen a reoccurring theme. We go to conferences; we hear about all these fantastic things that can happen when we incorporate lean practices, …

From Chasing Empty Goals to a Life of Fulfillment  

November 9th, 2020


In a former life, Marc Siles was a senior executive chasing a corporate career – until he had a near burnout experience. Originally from Spain, Siles has been living in Finland for the last 18 years, where he dedicates …

How to Be Forever Employable

November 2nd, 2020


Jeff Gothelf helps organizations build better products and executives build the cultures that build better products. He is the co-author of the …

A Venture Capital Model for Innovation | Business Agility Series

October 8th, 2020


How important is transformative innovation to your company and are you willing to invest in it? John Carter, a product development expert and inventor, shares his advice for how to nurture innovation within an …

9 Things Wildly Successful Agile Coaches Do

October 1st, 2020


Alicia McLain is the co-founder of Agile Coaching Exchange (ACE) in North America, an organization with an intent to bring coaches together around the mission of building competency and community. She joined us to share …

2020 Business Agility Report Key Insights

September 24th, 2020


Evan Leybourn is the founder and CEO of the Business Agility Institute, an international membership body to both champion and support the next generation of organizations. He joins us to discuss the key findings from …

Emerging From Crisis By Putting People Above Profits | Business Agility Series

September 17th, 2020


Bruce Nix is the Director of Business Agility at Vaco Memphis, a talent and solutions firm. He shares with us a wonderful example of agility: pairing …

Structural Agility to Enable Flow | Business Agility Series

September 10th, 2020


Jardena London’s mission is to help organizations become healthy, productive and fun. She is founder of Souls@Work, a movement to help bring soul …

Using a Trojan Horse to Introduce Agility

September 3rd, 2020


Michael Hamman helps organizations grow their inner capacity for leadership agility. He joined us for this “geek fest” of an episode on the topic of agility and transformation. Hamman delves deep into a discussion on …

Introduction to Agile Portfolio Management

July 23rd, 2020


In this special episode, we offer a broad overview of portfolio management that uses lean and agile thinking and approaches. Our guides are Evan …

Our Systems Are Failing! Resilience for the Rest of Us

July 16th, 2020


Complex systems are in a state of continuous failure. Resilience is the ability of the system to maintain its performance characteristics when failures occur. Benefits of resilience include high availability, quality, …

The Best Virtual Teams Do These 3 Things | Business Agility Series

July 9th, 2020


The drive for virtual meetings that are efficient and goal-oriented can often cause us to lose sight of the fact that we are people, needing real connection. Without the visual and often unspoken cues that normally …

Meaningful Metrics are Simpler than You Think

July 2nd, 2020


How do you know that you’re achieving the goals of your change? How do you know that large dashboard of OKRs and metrics will show you what you need …

SAFe in a Virtual World

May 21st, 2020


How will agile at scale change in an increasingly virtual world? SAFe Fellow Scott Frost and SPCT Shawn Lowe – both business agility consultants at …

Your Board of Directors Needs Agile | Business Agility Series

May 14th, 2020


Sandra Davey is founder of and product coach at Product Space in Australia. She also serves on the board of several Australian companies, including CHOICE. She shares her experience as the board chair for a consumer …

Bringing Agile to Non-Software Teams

May 6th, 2020


Gil Broza is the author of three acclaimed books including his latest “Agile for Non-Software Teams.” It was written to be practical and applicable …

Adult Developmental Stages and Leadership

April 30th, 2020


William Rowden is an executive coach and consultant here at Accenture | SolutionsIQ. His journey to leading transformation initiatives has piqued his …

Setting Up an Internal Coaching Office

April 23rd, 2020


Tony Bonfante is an agile coach who shares his recent experience setting up an internal coaching office at a Fortune 50 corporation. The first step …

Dojo Goes Remote

April 16th, 2020


Jessica Guistolise is an experienced leader, consultant and coach at Accenture SolutionsIQ. For the past few years, Guistolise was part of a …

Once Upon an Agile Organization | Business Agility Series

April 9th, 2020


Melissa Boggs and Howard Sublett, the Chief Scrum Master and Chief Product Owner respectively at the Scrum Alliance, return to tell us about their own organizational transformation. Throughout 2019, the pair completely …

The Spotify “Model”: Don’t Simply Copy-Paste

April 2nd, 2020


This is a special episode. After our blog (with the same title as this podcast) blew up on LinkedIn, the post’s author Evan Campbell was featured on a webinar Q&A hosted by Gene Gendel, organizational design …

Remote Agile Coaching

March 26th, 2020


In this episode, Agile coach Joe Fecarotta hosts, interviewing Caro Paduch who is currently leading the agile transformation for Learning & Leadership Development at Accenture. Fecarotta has been coaching Paduch for …

Taking the “You” out of Scrum Master

March 19th, 2020


In addition to both being professional Scrum trainers with, Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller also co-author the new book “Fixing Your Scrum: …

Leading Authentic Change at Western Digital

March 12th, 2020


Agile Transformation is a journey that requires more than implementing a few new meetings into the work week. It’s a continuous learning journey that is built on a desire to deliver real value to customers. However, …

Strangling Monoliths: Modernizing Legacy Systems

March 5th, 2020


How much of your core and legacy systems are keeping your organization from seizing market opportunities and differentiating their business? Director …

Baking Privacy and Security into the Technical Architecture

February 27th, 2020


Rob Pinna is a 30-year high-tech veteran who is the Chief Product Officer at IronCore Labs. His passion is protecting the privacy of data stored in …

Half the Fire Drills with Agile Marketing | Business Agility Series

February 20th, 2020


Stacey Ackerman, founder of Agilify Coaching & Training, got her start in marketing and is now blending the two. Like so many, marketers used to think of agile as “a software thing” and lived in a world where, as …

Influencing Business Strategy with OKRs

February 13th, 2020


Mark Richards has worked with numerous enterprise customers across most industries in Australia and across the globe. A SAFe Fellow since 2017, Richards is also the author of the blog “The Art of SAFe” and working on a …

Mobbing for Business Value

February 6th, 2020


Jason Hobbs and Skylar Watson share their experiences with mobbing and pair programming from the perspectives of an organizational leader and a practitioner. Their goal is to get leadership more comfortable with the …

Transformation Case Study of a Major Australian Bank

January 30th, 2020


Sarah Traynor is a transformation lead at one of the largest banks in Australia, which has followed the lead of ING in executing a big bang Agile …

Too Much WIP? Destroy Your Backlog

January 23rd, 2020


The struggle to limit work in progress is not a new one. It’s a constant balance between our desire to get more done and avoiding employee burnout. It happens at all levels of the organization. Often strategic …

Defining the Product-Focused Model

January 16th, 2020


Ross Clanton has built his career reshaping architecture and technology strategies for Fortune 50 companies, driving leadership and culture changes …

Modernization Case Study at CSG

January 9th, 2020


Scott Prugh is Chief Architect & SVP of Software Development at CSG. He recounts the story of the technical evolution at his organization and the …

The US Government is not a Unicorn

January 1st, 2020


The US government is notorious for being a slow-moving bureaucracy that is crazy about controlling every minor detail. Internally, there are often …

Testing Business Ideas with David Bland

December 26th, 2019


David J. Bland is a co-author of the newly published “Testing Business Ideas,” and founder of Precoil where he helps companies find product-market fit using lean startup, design thinking and business model …

From Projects to Products

December 19th, 2019


Imagine a world where the same approaches that successful startups follow also worked for Fortune 500 companies. With the right organizational …

Pivot to the Future with Paul Nunes

December 12th, 2019


Paul Nunes is the Global Managing Director of Thought Leadership at Accenture with 33 years working with the consultancy under his belt. He discusses …

Technical Debt: A Force for Good or Evil?

December 5th, 2019


Technical debt can be an emotionally charged topic of discussion between the debt-adverse and the debt-tolerant. Is it an evil that must be …

Open Source Code Security and Your Enterprise

November 28th, 2019


The average enterprise is relying upon about 3,500 open source projects to support faster software development. Unfortunately, external suppliers of …

The Truth About Burnout with Dr. Christina Maslach

November 21st, 2019


Dr. Christina Maslach is a Professor of Psychology and a researcher at the Healthy Workplaces Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She …

Innovation is Everyone’s Responsibility

November 14th, 2019


Katherine Radeka is the founder and executive director of the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute and author of the new book “High Velocity Innovation: How to Get Your Best Ideas to Market Faster”. Radeka shares with …

Team Topologies: Organizing Teams for Flow of Value

November 7th, 2019


Co-authors Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais just released their new book “Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow”. …

Dirty Truths of Scaling

October 31st, 2019


As CEO and Product Owner of, Dave West has collected some awesome stories and he regales us with a few in this episode of Agile Amped.

Too …

Practicing Leadership Skills with David Marquet

October 24th, 2019


David Marquet, Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 leadership speaker and the bestselling author of “Turn the Ship Around”, discusses his keynote topic at this year’s Southern Fried Agile conference: “Move Your People Up the Ladder …

All Jokes Aside: How SNL Takes Agile Seriously

October 17th, 2019


Matt Badgley and John Krewson sat down to unpack their presentations at Agile2019: “Live From D.C., It’s Saturday Night: The Agility of SNL” and “Let’s Just Skip High-Performing and Go Straight to Badass!” Badgley and …

Supersizing SAFe at Boeing

October 10th, 2019


Debbie Brey has worked at Boeing for 35 years, where she is an internal SPCT and Enterprise Transformation Leader. She is currently leading an enterprise-wide initiative to incorporate an Agile way of working into the …

How to Dojo

October 3rd, 2019


Coaches Jessica Guistolise and Greg Adams-Woodford have been running Dojos at their client successfully for a few years. They explain the purpose and …

Transforming the Digital Experience at Australia Post

September 26th, 2019


Pete Young played a key role in leading the transformation of Australia Post’s digital consumer experience. The journey to transformation at this …

Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Agile Management

September 19th, 2019


Chris Philipsen understands that “playbook” and “Agile” don’t necessarily go together but the title of his Agile2019 talk “A Playbook for an Agile …

Transforming Healthcare with Business Agility

September 12th, 2019


Dan Scalfaro, a key stakeholder at a major healthcare provider, teamed up with Agile coach, Accenture | SolutionsIQ’s Emilia Breton, to guide his …

FOMO in the Federal Government

September 5th, 2019


Even government agencies experience FOMO. It took the turnaround from an 80-million-dollar big bang failure into an initiation of a couple …

Emotional Self-Management for Leaders

August 29th, 2019


Have you ever regretted sending an email while angry? Lorraine Aguilar is a certified trainer in Non-Violent Communication (NVC) who teaches us …

The Power of Agile Digital Policy

August 22nd, 2019


Author Kristina Podnar helps businesses get smarter, better and faster at creating digital policies and practices that unlock opportunity, liberate …

Expanding Agile to Hiring and Beyond

August 15th, 2019


Robert Woods, Founder of MindOverProcess, has found that one of the places we should start when bringing Agile change to the entire organization is …

Hyperfocus: Be More Productive in a World of Distraction

August 8th, 2019


Self-described productivity geek Chris Bailey is the author of “Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction”, and his passion and research into productivity resonates with agilists: we are all …

The Invisible Brand: Hidden Influence of Marketing Powered by AI

August 1st, 2019


William Ammerman’s background as an advertising executive, coupled with his post-graduate work in artificial intelligence, gives him a unique perspective on the subject of marketing in the age of AI. He is the author of …

How Scaled Agile Uses SAFe to Run Itself

July 25th, 2019


Michael Stump, SAFe fellow and VP of Global Partner Programs at Scaled Agile, advises that agile implementations are not a one-size-fits-all …

How to Hire a CEO | Business Agility Series

July 18th, 2019


Businesses have the long-established expectations of how people should work in development teams, but few know how to hire the right people. This is …

Next Level PI Planning

July 4th, 2019


Shane Harrison, business focused change agent specializing in enterprise-level digital Lean Agile transformations, takes PI planning to the next level. Harrison offers tips and tricks on how to execute with a higher …

Privilege is Power Given to You | Women in Agile

June 27th, 2019


Brendon Hernandez remembers clearly when he realized his privilege of being a male, of being treated preferentially over the strong and capable women in his life. An Agile coach in business agility transformations today …

Techonomy CEO on the Impact of Technology on Business and Society

June 20th, 2019


In a world of fake news, where automation is threatening jobs, Josh Kampel remains a techno-optimist. In this episode, the CEO of Techonomy Media shares his views on how organizations can get more value out of …

This Transformation Is Not Your Baby | Business Agility Series

June 13th, 2019


Agile Transformation is a collective effort requiring much work and dedication from all levels of the business. It’s no wonder that some people …

The Ultimate Metric: Identifying the Right Problems to Solve

June 6th, 2019


Identifying the biggest pain points in your team can make all the difference in your organization. Janelle Klein, author of “Idea Flow,” discusses how to measure friction to connect managers and engineers using what she …

3 Key Capabilities for Agile Leaders | Business Agility Series

May 30th, 2019


Clarity of purpose, control without controlling, and designing for flow – these are three capabilities that are essential for Agile leaders to …

Exploring Paired Leadership at Scrum Alliance with Howard Sublett

May 23rd, 2019


“In this Agile space,” says a familiar voice, “we’ve been talking for years about pair programming and pair coaching; basically, this is pair leadership.” The voice belongs to former long-time host of Agile Amped, …

Technical Debt Is Killing Your Business

May 16th, 2019


Technical debt can cause critical issues for organizations. Every year an organization does not address these issues brings them closer to ruin. Some businesses even have to shut their doors due to irreconcilable …

What is Agile Portfolio Management?

May 9th, 2019


One of our most requested topics to cover recently has been Agile Portfolio Management. We invited Accenture | SolutionsIQ’s Brent Barton and Ryn …

HR Must Lead the Charge to Transformation | Business Agility Series

May 2nd, 2019


With our guests Pia-Maria Thorén and Shannon Ewan we dive into how HR – with strong support from leadership – need to be at the head of the change to business agility.

Thorén is a thought leader in Agile HR and the …

Transforming an Already Overburdened Organization | Business Agility Series

April 25th, 2019


Stephen Parry is a business leader, strategist, change designer and author with a reputation for large-scale global business transformation. He sat down with us for a fascinating deep-dive into addressing transformation …

How Unconscious Bias Hurts Innovation | Women in Agile

April 18th, 2019


Pioneer in Lean-Agile People Operations (formally known as “HR”) and CEO of Just Leading Solutions LLC, Fabiola Eyholzer uses science and statistics …

CSG’s Mission-Driven Agile Journey | Business Agility Series

April 11th, 2019


CSG started out in cable billing and over time has transformed into a media company. With the industry moving so quickly, they couldn’t wait 12-18 …

Get to Market 400% Faster with Lean-Agile Procurement | Business Agility Series

April 4th, 2019


When it comes to procurement in a Lean-Agile context, according to Mirko Kleiner, "It's not rocket science" – but it does deliver compelling business value. Kleiner wears many hats: a thought leader in Lean-Agile …

Embedding Agility into Education | Business Agility Series

March 28th, 2019


Jason Gaulden is the Vice President of Partnerships at America Succeeds and co-author of the groundbreaking report, “The Age of Agility: Education …

Measuring Business Agility Outcomes

March 21st, 2019


Sally Elatta is the president of Agile Transformation, Inc., and founder of AgilityHealth. Elatta shares her story of the growth of her company, what …

Beyond Scaling and Onto Descaling with XSCALE | Business Agility Series

March 14th, 2019


Peter Merel has an impressive résumé: XP pioneer, author of the original Wikipedia wiki-engine, and founder of XSCALE Alliance.

XSCALE Alliance …

Getting to Equal: Gender Parity in the Workplace | Women in Agile

March 7th, 2019


In honor of International Women’s Day 2019 and Women’s History Month, today’s episode features a female leader we’re proud to call our own. Neville …

Holacracy: A Complete System for Self-Organization | Business Agility Series

February 28th, 2019


Sandy Mamoli is an Agile consultant and coach with a focus on organizational culture and leadership. She is also a former Olympian, an international …

Continuous Delivery at Oath

February 21st, 2019


James Couball and Ashley Wolf share their experience with a massive Continuous Delivery initiative at Oath Inc. - a division of Verizon composed …

The Need for Database Innovation

February 14th, 2019


For Chief Technology Officer at Datical Robert Reeves, databases (and its administrators) have traditionally been a challenge for DevOps. That needs …

Change the Norms to Change the Culture

February 7th, 2019


Jorgen Hesselberg, cofounder of Comparative Agility, and Steven Wolff, partner in Group Emotional Intelligence Partners, sat down with us to talk …

The World Needs a More Feminine Approach | Women in Agile

January 31st, 2019


Our guests Lyssa Adkins and Natalie Warnert sat down to talk about two organizations that are on a mission to give women a voice: Women in Agile and TENWOMENSTRONG.

Women in Agile has grown from its grassroots origins …

The True Cost of Business Agility Transformation

January 24th, 2019


With the right mindset and practices in place, your organization could be "faster than Facebook." But what does that mean? Furthermore, why do most …

Innovation Accounting

January 17th, 2019


Joe Vallone, a senior consultant at Scaled Agile and an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer, sits down with us to talk innovation accounting. "All …

Transformation in the Federal Government Starts with Contracts

January 10th, 2019


Transformation in the Federal Government is often thought of as slow and daunting. However, Chris Palmisano and Greg Pfister have noticed a real push from leadership to adopt Agile principles and it’s showing up in an …

Lean Experiments and Design Thinking for Your Backlog

January 3rd, 2019


David Bland, founder of Precoil, helps both startup founders and enterprise leaders rapidly find product market fit. He sat down to talk about using …

Making Roadmaps More Agile

December 27th, 2018


“Pragmatic Manager” and author Johanna Rothman sits down to discuss her packed Agile2018 session “Agile and Lean Roadmapping: Incorporating Change at …

“DevOps for the Modern Enterprise” Author Micro Hering

December 20th, 2018


Author of “DevOps for the Modern Enterprise” Mirco Hering is a Managing Director at Accenture leading the Agile & DevOps practice in the APAC region. Hering shares with us the two topics that he didn’t find in other …

Scaling Continuous Delivery at Walmart

December 13th, 2018


Bryan and Dana Finster share their experiences helping deploy Continuous Delivery pipelines at Walmart, drawing inspiration from CALMS.

"One of the challenges [with things like DevSecOps]," Bryan points out, "is people …

Incentivizing Change in Your Organization

December 6th, 2018


Josh Atwell considers himself somewhat of an “IT therapist” in his role as a technology advocate at Splunk. He informs and enables leaders and …

“The Agile Marketer” Author Roland Smart | Business Agility Series

November 29th, 2018


What makes for an impactful customer experience? How does your brand differentiate itself? If you’re a large enterprise like Oracle, you have people …

DevSecOps & Open Source Security Post-Equifax Breach

November 22nd, 2018


The major security breach at Equifax in 2017 should have been a wakeup call for many – but how much have dev and security practices changed since to …

Let’s Stop Making People Feel Stupid

November 15th, 2018


Clare Sudbery left the IT industry years ago because she was bored and unmotivated. Fast forward, and now she’s back at it, this time as a passionate …

Stack Overflow: "Technology is the Competitive Differentiator Now"

November 8th, 2018


Alex Miller is the General Manager for Stack Overflow, a website which has solved more than 10 billion problems for software developers over the last …

Open Source and Agility at Microsoft

November 1st, 2018


Sam Guckenheimer is the author of “Software Engineering with Visual Studio” and the Product Owner of Microsoft Visual Studio Cloud Services. He paints a picture of how much Microsoft has changed in the last 15 years or …

Q&A with The Phoenix Project Author Gene Kim

October 25th, 2018


We were excited to sit down with Gene Kim, CTO of IT Revolution and co-author of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook, and most recently …

The Keys to AT&T’s SAFe Transformation

October 18th, 2018


Candace Kelley is the Director of Enterprise Agile Transformation at AT&T. She has been influencing the adoption of SAFe and Agile practices at AT&T for the last 5 years. Kelley shares her path to becoming an …

The Journey to Agility at American Express

October 11th, 2018


Danielle Crop is the VP of Application Experience and Platforms at American Express. She shares her journey helping the 168-year-old financial …

SAFe 4.6 with Dean Leffingwell

October 4th, 2018


Dean Leffingwell is just a "geek on a mission". Recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, his passion has always been improving the craft of software development.

With the …

Mentoring a New Agile Coach

September 27th, 2018


Allison Pollard and Noreen Emanuel sat down for a chat with us about their mentor-mentee relationship. As an external Agile coach Pollard was able to …

Alternative to Top Down Control | Esther Derby

September 20th, 2018


Esther Derby has spent the last twenty-five years helping companies design their environment, culture, and human dynamics for optimum success. She …

Why Agile is a Philosophy, Not a Compliance Regime

September 13th, 2018


Head of R&D and Work Futurist at Atlassian, Dom Price sees an unsettling trend: a celebration of Agile teams who do all the right things but don’t get any of the value. While Price sees Agile as “a philosophy, a …

Building an Agile Culture with Howard Sublett

September 6th, 2018


A very familiar voice for the Agile Amped podcast listeners is our special guest for this episode. Howard Sublett, the Director of Community …

What’s the Story with Agile Data?

August 30th, 2018


Troy Magennis is a consultant to major companies on Agile implementation and portfolio planning, and a seasoned conference speaker. He was a keynote …

“Personal Kanban” Author Jim Benson on the Agile Manifesto

August 23rd, 2018


Jim Benson is the author of the global bestseller "Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life" and self-identified "Agile heretic." A strong …

Compassion in Tech and Business | Women in Agile

August 16th, 2018


San Diego based April Wensel is the founder of Compassionate Coding. After a decade in software, she noticed that there was a lot of suffering in the industry. Rather than just assuming that that can't be changed, …

UX in Space

August 9th, 2018


Krys Blackwood is a Senior Lead UX Designer at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. With her design team, she is creating a cultural …

Organizational Change in an Agile Context

August 2nd, 2018


Jason Little is an international speaker, Agile management consultant, and the author of Lean Change Management. He spoke with us about approaching …

Alexa and Google Home: Agile for Voice Technology

July 26th, 2018


Nowadays you can’t go anywhere without hearing about or interacting with voice recognition technology. Kari Ostevik of the Toronto-based Tribal Scale …

Behind the Scenes of an Acquisition: SolutionsIQ at Accenture

July 19th, 2018


One year ago, Accenture acquired SolutionsIQ, the leading pure-play Agile consultancy in North America. We invited two key players from each side of …

Empathy and Emotional Intelligence in Organizational Transformation

July 12th, 2018


Alicia McLain is an Organizational Transformation | Executive Coach with a keen eye for organizational systems. Her session at Keep Austin Agile …

Agile Leadership: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You

July 5th, 2018


Pete Behrens is a Leadership Agility Coach, Certified Enterprise Coach, and a CST. He sat down with us to shed light on the Certified Agile Leadership Program by the Scrum Alliance which, according to Behrens, was the …

The Agile Mindset | Gil Broza

June 28th, 2018


Mindset is the gray matter between why we do our work and how we get it done. Gil Broza, a much sought-after speaker, Agile coach, and author of The Human Side of Agile and The Agile Mind-Set, sat down with us for a …

Leaning into Sustainable Pace with Women in Agile

June 21st, 2018


Agile Amped producer Hanna Gnann attended the Women in Agile Lunch & Learn at Keep Austin Agile 2018, where the topic was sustainable pace. She was impacted by the speaker Tamara Nation, so we invited her to chat …

To TDD or Not to TDD, That is the Question

June 14th, 2018


First off, Mark Waite is a test-driven development (TDD) proponent. But - and hear him out - TDD may not actually be needed every single time you write code. Waite shares his discovery that the developers of Git - the …

Preparing the Next Generation for the New Agile World

June 7th, 2018


Are educators doing all they can to prepare students for the real world? High school teacher and CSM Bret Thayer feels we could be doing better to …

4 Steps to Change with the ITC Map

May 31st, 2018


Drawing from the work of Lisa Lahey and Robert Kegan, Henry Dittmer shares his experience using the Immunity to Change (ITC) map to help participants of his session identify what is keeping them from achieving a desired …

Round Table Roulette - Keep Austin Agile 2018

May 25th, 2018


Round Table Roulette time! Daniel M. Lynn, Candase Hokanson, and Audrey Scheere are our "victims" today. The questions coming out of the hat were:

Teams of Heroic Learners | Diana Larsen

May 22nd, 2018


Diana Larsen is the Chief Relationship Builder at the Agile Fluency Project and she has a simple compelling message: software development is learning work. Knowledge work is what everyone is talking about - but Larsen …

Hacking Agile for Digital Agencies | Dave Prior

May 17th, 2018


Dave Prior is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with Leading Agile, a Project Management Professional (PMP), and a podcast host. He got his start in project management at digital agencies. The problem he saw with the …

Round Table Roulette - Agile in 10 years and more!

May 15th, 2018


Where will the Agile space be in ten years? This great question kicks off this edition of Round Table Roulette with our guests Aidee Fischer, Corey …

Distributed Agile Teams: Collaboration over Collocation at Red Hat

May 10th, 2018


Neil Smith and Chuck Copello from Red Hat sat down with us to discuss how an Agile mindset can overcome the 6th principle of the Agile Manifesto:

“The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and …

The Four R’s: A Model to Transition to Lean Thinking

May 3rd, 2018


When Agile coaches Nidhi Sharma and Michael Callahan are looking at changing someone’s mindset and changing the way that they behave and work, they want to start with a purpose. The pair tied it all together in their …

4 Steps toward Agility at Ableton | Business Agility Series

April 26th, 2018


Agile coach Ashok Mohan and IT Product Owner Burkhard Lustig sit down with Agile Amped to share their stories working at Ableton, a business focused …

Limitations & Opportunities of Neurophysiology | Business Agility Series

April 19th, 2018


Marsha Shenk, coach, consultant and founder of The BestWork People, takes us on a whirlwind tour of how the brain affects everyday interactions. …

Transforming GE into a Lean Startup | Business Agility Series

April 12th, 2018


Lars Bruns and Sudhir Nelvagal started working together in GE Healthcare 13 years ago. In this episode, they share their experience helping GE with their Agile transformation. GE, being a long-standing business giant …

Driving Social Change in Agile & Business | Business Agility Series

April 5th, 2018


Natalie Warnert is an independent consultant and the founder of Women in Agile, which started five years ago and has spread far and wide. Since then, …

Beyond Budgeting 101 | Business Agility Series

March 29th, 2018


“Everybody knows going into the budget process that people make up the numbers because they know they’re going to get cut, they’re going to get …

Modernizing Business Analysis with AI & Experiments | Business Agility Series

March 22nd, 2018


Angela Wick is the founder of BA-Squared and in this episode she talks about how business analysis is shifting drastically and how leaders are championing the charge. Wick discusses how important it is for business …

Agile Contracting and Procurement in the Federal Government | Business Agility Series

March 15th, 2018


Joshua Seckel is an Agile coach and also Sevatec’s Chief Solution Architect for Agile and DevOps. Joshua drives the the adoption of business, …

Agile HR: Bringing Humanity into Human Resources

March 8th, 2018


Allison Flaten is an HR practitioner (and one of our favorite people) with over a decade of experience in working with and leading HR departments in variety of industries, five of which she has spent in an Agile …

Job Interview Techniques for Agile Teams | Business Agility Series

March 1st, 2018


Why should a job interview for a role on an Agile team follow the traditional interview format with high anxiety and low level of psychological …

Foundational Engineering Practices for Agile

February 22nd, 2018


We chat with SolutionsIQ's Dave Wylie, a seasoned consultant, manager and developer with 35 years of experience. Wylie wants to make sure that, while …

Ghosts of Company Past and Future | Business Agility Series

February 15th, 2018


Once upon a time, Melissa Boggs worked for a company where their mission was central to everything they did. This podcast is a story about using mission, vision and values as a beacon for Agile transformation.

Boggs is …

Lynn Winterboer Talks Test Automation for Data Warehousing Teams at Mile High Agile 2016

February 12th, 2018


Many of the data warehousing problems of the world have been tackled and solved--yet data warehousing and business intelligence teams in Agile …

Becoming an Agile Leader with ICAgile

February 8th, 2018


The International Consortium of Agile (ICAgile) is a certification and accreditation body with presence in more than 100 countries, with close to …

Company-Wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy | Business Agility Series

February 1st, 2018


What do the Brazilian dance Bossa Nova and company-wide agility have in common? According to Jutta Eckstein and John Buck, both are created from a combination of different elements. While the dance is a synthesis of …

The Rise of Business Agility

January 25th, 2018


SolutionsIQ Business Agility Lead Kat Conner and CTO Evan Campbell discuss the rise of business agility, the challenges and opportunities before …

Retrospectives | David Horowitz

January 18th, 2018


A retrospective is an opportunity for us as a team, as an organization, to ask ourselves what are we doing well, what are we not doing well, and how can we improve going forward. A retrospective is the catalyst for the …

User Story Mapping over Backlogs | Mike Clement

January 11th, 2018


Co-founder and Principal Software Craftsman of Greater Sum, Mike Clement is passionate about raising the bar of technical excellence in the software development community. One way to do that is by using user story maps. …

The Human Side of Software | James Byars

December 21st, 2017


Senior Technical Consultant at SolutionsIQ James Byars has noticed that many teams undergoing Agile transformation only focus on the new frameworks …

ATDD & BDD - What's the Difference? Ken Pugh

December 14th, 2017


Ken Pugh, author of "Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development: Better Software Through Collaboration", gives us a lesson on Acceptance …

History of Southern Fried Agile | James Collins & Neville Poole

December 7th, 2017


The Southern Fried Agile (SFA) conference has come a long way since its inception. James Collins, SFA chairperson and a technical leader at Wells …

Prototyping Smallsats at NASA | Thomas Friend

November 30th, 2017


How is a cellphone like a satellite? Says Tom Friend, Agile consultant at Duke Energy who is blowing our minds with his work at NASA, "If you think …

Building Great Teams | Richard Kasperowski

November 16th, 2017


Richard Kasperowski is the author of "The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness", a book in which he describes how to use the Core protocols developed …

Agile Metrics You Should Use But Don't | Cat Swetel

November 14th, 2017


Ever asked your team, "How's our KPIs? Are we hitting our numbers?" Cat Swetel says that the answer you get may not be very useful for determining …

Blockbuster Product Management | Derek Neighbors

November 9th, 2017


Derek Neighbors is the CTO of Tanga, whose Daily Deals make online impulse shopping even more dangerous. Derek dives into the metaphor that they use …

The Business Value of Joy | Author Rich Sheridan

November 7th, 2017


People don't always use the word "joy" to describe a place they would like to work, but Rich Sheridan thinks we should start. Author of Joy, Inc. and …

Round Table Roulette - Agile Arizona

November 2nd, 2017


In this edition of Round Table Roulette, we sit down with SolutionsIQ's Alan Dayley, Reece Schmit from Agile Velocity, and Jeremy Wood from Matrix …

Tribal Unity and Scaling Human Relationships | Em Campbell-Pretty

October 31st, 2017


Author of the book "Tribal Unity" and SAFe Fellow Em Campbell-Pretty holds the claim to fame for launching the first Agile Release Train (ART) in …

Imposter Syndrome | Billie Schuttpelz

October 26th, 2017


Ever feel like, despite all your hard work and achievements and the praise that people sprinkle on you, you aren't good enough? That the successes in your life are accidents, chance, flukes? If this sounds like you, you …

Project "Addiction" | Brian Watson

October 24th, 2017


Agile veteran Brian Watson urges companies to get over their addiction to projects. He remembers when, at a year-end awards banquet, someone won an …

Continuous Delivery & Technical Excellence | Inbar Oren & Daniel McGlynn

October 19th, 2017


SAFe Fellow, black belt-holder and father of two sets of twins Inbar Oren chats with Accenture's Daniel McGlynn on several topics concerning …

A SAFe Case Study | Allen Ringel

October 17th, 2017


Allen Ringel shares his experience in Agile transformation using SAFe at a large technology company. One key learning that Allen experienced was the …

Women in Agile and STEM | Deema Dajani

October 12th, 2017


Deema Dajani is a Senior Principal Transformation Consultant at CA and co-founder of South Florida Agile Association. Now she can add to her list of …

Agile HR & People Operations | Fabiola Eyholzer

October 10th, 2017


Fabiola Eyholzer is the CEO of Just Leading Solutions, a New York based consultancy for Lean and Agile People Operations – the 21st century HR …

Business Strategy, Transformation Strategy and SAFe | Eric Willeke

October 6th, 2017


Transformation consultant and SAFe Fellow Eric Willeke shares his deep Lean-Agile experience with Agile Amped, focusing on the importance of ensuring …

SAFe Summit 2017 Round Table Roulette

October 5th, 2017


Round table Roulette time again! Our guests this time are Beth Hatter, Sally Elatta and Skip Angel and they have no idea what questions are in store …

DevOps & Innovating like a Startup | Richard Knaster

October 4th, 2017


Richard Knaster of Scaled Agile, Inc., touches on what makes SAFe so effective, DevOps as a key enabler of innovation, and first-mover advantage.

Round Table Roulette 3 | Agile2017 Edition

August 25th, 2017


Billie Schuttpelz, Jolene Jangles, and Ronica Roth (sporting a giraffe onesie) sit down for a turn of Round Table Roulette, third and final of this …

Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) and Beyond | Scott Ambler & Mark Lines

August 24th, 2017


Scott Ambler and Mark Lines are the co-creators of Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), and together they gave an overview of this framework in their “Disciplined Agile Master Class” at Agile2017. The duo enlighten us on …

Is Enterprise Agile Killing Innovation? | David Bland & Giora Morein

August 23rd, 2017


Giora Morein, founder and former president of BigVisible and current CST, proposed to us an inflammatory topic: enterprise Agile is killing product innovation and dooming global economies. To round out our discussion …

Becoming a Meme & Agile 2.0 | Alistair Cockburn

August 22nd, 2017


The “enigma wrapped in a puzzle” Alistair Cockburn has an interesting story: signatory of the Agile Manifesto, author of two pivotal books “Writing Effective Use Cases” and “Agile Software Development,” and founder of …

Human Interactions & How Improv Can Help | Kupe Kupersmith

August 21st, 2017


Extrovert Kupe Kupersmith has a goal to connect with every person in the world. “I’m not the smartest person in the room,” he admits, “but I am a click away from getting any answer that you need.”Kupe uses improvisation …

Uncovering Agile Coaches | Karen Greaves, Sam Laing & Michael Tardiff

August 18th, 2017


How do you coach the mind? “Slowly, carefully,” say our guests Karen Greaves and Sam Laing. The duo are attending Agile2017 from far away South …

Definition of Product Success | Jeff Patton and George Schlitz

August 17th, 2017


Author of O’Reilly’s “User Story Mapping” Jeff Patton joins SolutionsIQ’s George Schlitz to remind us that product success is not defined by how many …

Leadership Development Ain’t for Sissies | Lyssa Adkins, Halim Dunsky & John Borys

August 16th, 2017


Beloved guest and co-founder of the Agile Coaching Institute (ACI) Lyssa Adkins graces us with her presence and regales us with her experiences through leadership development, both her own and those that she has coached …

Disrupting Universities | Michael Vizdos

August 15th, 2017


Michael Vizdos is a coach, entrepreneur, author, and now the ScrumMaster in Residence, and part-time professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. …

“The Tech Industry Needs All Kinds of Minds” - Sallyann Freudenberg on Neurodiversity

August 14th, 2017


An Agile coach, trainer and mentor with a PhD in Psychology of Collaborative Software Development, Sallyann Freudenberg is an advocate for …

The #NoEstimates Movement with Ryan Ripley

August 11th, 2017


Agile coach and “Agile for Humans” podcaster Ryan Ripley drops by to talk about a passion of his: the #NoEstimates movement. The problem is that …

Ron & Chet Have an Agile Revolution in Mind

August 10th, 2017


Agile pioneers Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson take us on a roller-coaster ride – in a Delaurian! – through the pervasion of Agile, the evils of …

Author David Marquet to Leaders: Empower Others by Giving Up Control

August 10th, 2017


David Marquet’s book “Turn Your Ship Around” is a favorite in the Agile community because it epitomizes team empowerment. David sits down with Agile Amped to discuss his thoughts on leadership, sharing stories of …

Round Table Roulette - Agile2017 Edition

August 10th, 2017


What happens when you get a handful of Agilists together and ask them random questions on the fly? A lot of fun – and insights. Who's the better …

Lego Serious Play for Strategy | Rob Oddi

July 17th, 2017


Rob Oddi Change management expert and consultant, facilitator of Lego Serious Play, a facilitated thinking and problem-solving technique used by …

Supporting Leadership Through Change | Suz O'Donnell

July 5th, 2017


Suz O'Donnell, Executive Change Advisor with Thrivatize, has a call to action for leaders in two parts: 1) slow down to speed up and 2) figure out what a change means to you before you bring it to your team. When it …

Open Space for Huge Crowds with Jake Calabrese

July 3rd, 2017


Who said open space was for a small crowd only? Jake Calabrese has successfully hosted open space for crowds as large as 1200 people (in San Diego …

Agile Operations Teams with Boyd Hemphill and Christa Meck

June 30th, 2017


Boyd Hemphill, CTO of Victory CTO, and Christa Meck, a ScrumMaster at Kasasa, share their experience helping operations teams through their Agile journey. Operations teams typically struggle to make and keep commitments …

Wendy Quan Finds the Business Value of Pairing Mindful Meditation with Change Management at ACMP2016

June 29th, 2017


More and more people are practicing mindfulness meditation in their personal lives. Over the last six years, Wendy Quan has found that "bringing this …

Agile Team Metrics with Andy Cleff

June 28th, 2017


Andy Cleff talks with us about his presentation at Mile High Agile 2017, "Agile Team Metrics - Measure Many Things" -- an interactive discussion that explores how we can remove perverse incentives from our metrics and …

Developing a Dynamic Team Charter | Chris Espy & Linda Cook

June 27th, 2017


The Agile Amped podcast series brings Agile news and events to life. Fueled by inspiring conversations, innovative ideas, and in-depth analysis of enterprise agility, Agile Amped provides on-the-go learning – anytime, …

Importance of the Change Management Standard | CEO Rick Rothermel

June 26th, 2017


Rick Rothermel, CEO of LaMarsh Global, articulates for us the importance of the ACMP standard and how it has been evolving and will continue to …

Applying Agile in Mapmaking with Brian Fox

June 23rd, 2017


Brian Fox shares experiences creating public-use maps for the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) using Agile. Four years ago NGTOC embarked on a journey to adopt Agile methods within their Systems …

What Does the Agile Manager Actually Do with Dave Sharrock

June 22nd, 2017


The Agile Amped podcast series brings Agile news and events to life. Fueled by inspiring conversations, innovative ideas, and in-depth analysis of enterprise agility, Agile Amped provides on-the-go learning – anytime, …

Benefits and Evolution of ACMP | Amy Haworth

June 21st, 2017


Amy Haworth is a passionate member of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) as well as a hiring manager at Citrix who is excited for the new Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) …

Product Management in Agile Orgs with Melissa Perri

June 20th, 2017


Are you building what your customers want, or are you just building? Many companies, old and new alike, fall into “the Build Trap,” building feature …

Agile Roundtable Roulette at Keep Austin Agile

June 19th, 2017


The Agile Amped podcast series brings Agile news and events to life. Fueled by inspiring conversations, innovative ideas, and in-depth analysis of enterprise agility, Agile Amped provides on-the-go learning – anytime, …

Virtues of an Agile Coach with Dhaval Panchal

June 15th, 2017


What does it mean to be an Agile Coach. It's more than just doing coaching acts (facilitate meetings, provide guidance), but these are purely mechanical. CST at Agile 42, Dhaval says what really matters in Agile …

The Visual Story of Change | Drew Mattison

June 14th, 2017


Visualizing work is something that Agilists are quite familiar with, but visualizing outcomes, in particular of large-scale change, is what Drew …

5 Steps to Disruptive Innovation with Sanjiv Augustine

June 13th, 2017


The Agile Amped podcast series brings Agile news and events to life. Fueled by inspiring conversations, innovative ideas, and in-depth analysis of enterprise agility, Agile Amped provides on-the-go learning – anytime, …

Digital Transformation and Culture Change | Jo Grubb

June 9th, 2017


Jo Grubb says nearly 50% of business leaders forecast that, in just five years, their business models will cease to exist. That means huge transformations, even for companies as large as her employer, Microsoft, where …

Projects are Evil with David Hawks

June 8th, 2017


David Hawks is the CEO of Agile Velocity based out of Austin, TX, and he is a ardent proponent for abandoning the "project" mentality and moving to a value-driven approach to product development. "Projects are a …

Using Scrum at Home with Aaron Vadakkan

June 7th, 2017


14-year-old Aaron Vadakkan uses Scrum at home and visualizes work with his family using a task board. Who's the Product Owner of this family Scrum …

The Neuroscience of Resilience | Bill Hefferman

June 6th, 2017


Bill Hefferman is an Organization Consultant at PeopleFirm, and he is presenting on "Resilience and Thriving in the Face of Change and Adversity" at …

What's Your Change Intelligence (CQ)? | Barbara

June 5th, 2017


Change Intelligence (CQ) is evidenced by how people approach change. It's also the title of Barbara Trautlein's book and cultivating it in others is …

Ten Essential Scaling Patterns with Dean Leffingwell

June 2nd, 2017


Dean Leffingwell, author, serial entrepreneur, and creator of the Scaled Agile Framework, discusses the "Ten Essential Scaling Patterns We Can (Probably) All Agree On," his keynote presentation for Mile High Agile 2017.

Reinventing the Leader Readiness Checklist | Keely Killpack

June 2nd, 2017


Author of "Change Rx for Healthcare" Keely Killpack shares the three components of overall change management: change readiness, the process of change management, and change adoption. Keely shares her experiences working …

Leading with Noble Purpose | Lisa Earle McLeod

June 1st, 2017


Lisa Earle McLeod is the opening keynote speaker at Change Management 2017 and the author of "Leading with Noble Purpose." Lisa helps clients identify their noble purpose -- that is, how do they impact the lives of …

Creating a Thriving Global Community | Maria Widström

May 31st, 2017


Maria Widström is a change management consultant from Stockholm, Sweden, who has been an active member of the Association of Change Management …

User Stories I David Wylie

May 5th, 2017


It's a card, for a conversation. User stories have been around for quite some time, and are often misunderstood.  In this episode learn from the …

Adult Cognitive Development and the Agile Mindset with William Rowden

April 24th, 2017


The science of Adult Cognitive Development has been around for quite some time, but William Rowden maps that science to the Agile Mindset and an …

Storytelling Visualization with Stuart Young and Alan Dayley

April 15th, 2017


They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but can you draw one?  Stuart Young is a super talented graphic visualization artist that captures meeting minutes "on big paper on a wall" live at Agile conferences around …

The ScrumMaster Way with Zuzi Sochova

April 15th, 2017


We all know what the ScrumMaster role is supposed to be, but do you want to be a great ScrumMaster? Zuzi Sochova and I talk about the role of a …

Definition of Done with Lance Kind

April 6th, 2017


The Definition of Done is one of the higher searched glosary terms on the SolutionsIQ site, so we decided to take a few moments and talk InDepth. …

Measuring Business Value of Agile with Adam Asch

April 3rd, 2017


Moving from waterfall to agile is a big topic with many facets to consider.  Managing consultant Adam Asch takes on a listener question-"How to …

High Performing Agile Teams with Yasser Farra

March 28th, 2017


High Performing Agile teams seems to be what everyone wants - but do you know what is means and what it takes to get there?  Yasser Farra talks about his perspective of high performing teams and how to help create them. …

Amber King Champions Self-Selection for Happy Teams

March 23rd, 2017


Amber King is a fan of team self-selection, which, in her experience, yields happier, more empowered, more productive teams. Amber shares her story working at Opower where the company decided to do an experiment: the …

Karen Favazza Spencer's 3 Faces of Environments and How They Affect Work

March 22nd, 2017


Karen Favazza Spencer hears the echoes of the pioneering experiential learning psychologists from a hundred years ago in today’s Business Agility …

Renee Troughton on Uncomfortable Conversations and Agile Transformations

March 21st, 2017


Enterprise Agile coach Renee Troughton believes that pessimism and optimism are additive: lots of horrible moments can give you a pessimistic outlook, while lots of positive moments can yield an optimistic one. "We ride …

Katy Saulpaugh's Survival Guide for Agile Reorgs and Culture Change

March 17th, 2017


Katy Saulpaugh started out in change management before becoming an Agile coach. Today she applies her previous knowledge and experience to the field …

Dan Montgomery on Combatting Complexity with Simplicity

March 16th, 2017


Coach and consultant at Agile Strategies Dan Montgomery offers his insights on three problems with strategic planning today: 1. With all the effort …

Author Andrea Fryrear: Agile is Our Only Hope for Modern Marketing

March 15th, 2017


Given the growing level of complexity, scope and audience involvement, from Andrea Fryrear's perspective, "Agile is our only hope" for modern-day …

Doug Kirkpatrick on Morningstar, Self-Management and the Management Tax

March 14th, 2017


27 years ago, the founder of Morningstar sat his then-small staff down to share his idea for core principles as a foundation that they could grow an …

DBS Bank's Agile Transformation to Make Banking Joyful

March 13th, 2017


Seven and a half years ago when Paul Cobban started with DBS Bank in Singapore, the company was struggling with customer satisfaction. Since then the …

Phil Abernathy on KPI Madness and Maze Runners

March 10th, 2017


Phil Abernathy is an Agile Leadership Coach as well as the founder and CEO of Purple Candor. His talk at the first-ever Business Agility 2017 conference is called "Structuring Your Business for Agility". Phil walks us …

Todd Little Helps Leadership, Business and IT Speak the Same Language

March 10th, 2017


Agile leadership consultant Todd Little shares with Agile Amped the challenges he's seen in leadership as well as how to grow Agile across the …

Author Stephen Parry Says: Don't Implement - Grow!

March 9th, 2017


Author of "Sense and Respond: The Journey to Customer Purpose" Stephen Parry has a simple imperative: "Don't implement, grow." Organizational change isn't something you can implement, it's something the organization has …

Talent Advisor at IBM CIO Isabella Serg on Agile HR and "the War for Talent"

March 8th, 2017


Isabella Serg got her start in Agile HR in financial services and insurance in Australia. That's where she learned that agility and adaptability aren't just an IT or delivery thing. Today, as Talent Advisor at IBM CIO, …

Bill Joiner, Leadership Agility and Agile Companies Outperforming Competitors

March 7th, 2017


Leadership development expert and author of "Leadership Agility" Bill Joiner discusses the need for exactly that as the business environment continues to change and accelerate. Research shows that companies that are …

Bjarte Bogsnes' Beyond Budgeting & Management Innovation

March 6th, 2017


Bjarte Bogsnes wrote the book underpinning the Beyond Budgeting movement - literally. “Implementing Beyond Budgeting – Unlocking the Performance Potential” captures his experiences helping organizations go "beyond …

Jason Hall Shares Lithespeed's Peer-Based Recognition Program

March 2nd, 2017


Lithespeed's Jason Hall understands that keeping employees engaged and happy is important. Toward this end many organizations have reward systems: …

Kicking off Inaugural Business Agility 2017 with Evan Leybourn

March 1st, 2017


Let’s get the community together and come up with a definition of Business Agility. But, according to business transformation leader and author Evan …

Geoff Watts talks about Product Mastery-From good to great Product Ownership

February 2nd, 2017


Being a product owner is far more than just backlogs and Kano analysis, and Geoff Watts knows this. In this episode we discuss his newest book “ Product Mastery-from good to great product Ownership” and why he feels its …

The 3 Laws of Agile with Steve Denning

January 4th, 2017


Steve Denning is a thought leader par excellence in the Agile industry. With six successful business books and 600 articles on Forbes, which …

How Drew Jemilo's Caffeine-Driven "Brilliant Moment" Turned Into Portfolio Management in SAFe 4.0

December 20th, 2016


Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention and so it was that, in 2009, SAFe Fellow Drew Jemilo invented the starter material for portfolio …

Peter Jessen: Features, Not Stories, are the Real Measure of Value

December 19th, 2016


It's not uncommon for delivery teams to become so focused on increasing their velocity that they fail to deliver the true business value: features. In the Agile enterprise, it is even more important for teams to focus …

Kupe Kupersmith on Business Analysis and Documentation in the Agile Organization

December 16th, 2016


Kupe Kupersmith has a bunch of experience in business analysis in traditional and Agile environments, and he still hears from time to time, "We don't do business analysis, we do Agile." But Agile needs BAs too. …

Judith Mills: "Can You Hear Me Now?" If Not, Try Listening for a Start

December 15th, 2016


Judith Mills has a simple message: if you want people to listen to them and work with you, you have to listen to them. "In order to show respect and build trust and have people take ownership, it helps if you listen to …

Case Study: Sococo VP Jack Crozier on Agile and Scrum in Sales

December 14th, 2016


Sococo VP of Sales Jack Crozier shares with Agile Amped his experience implementing Agile practices and tools in his department After the company CEO …

Larry Maccherone on Tricks for Overcoming Cognitive Biases & Decisions as Forecasts

December 13th, 2016


Humans are evolutionarily predisposed to see patterns and make snap decisions based on very little information. The problem is that today's world …

Jared Richardson on the GROWS Methodology and its 3 Rs

December 12th, 2016


Jared Richardson sits down with Agile Amped to talk about the GROWS method, a new Agile methodology that hopes to succeed where some feel that "Agile …

Roy Maines: Unlike Wine, Conflict Doesn't Get Better With Age

December 9th, 2016


Often conflict is viewed as something to avoid at all costs. But don't do that because the conflict isn't going to resolve itself just because you …

Kent Graziano on Petabytes and Performance - Agile Data Warehousing with Snowflake

December 7th, 2016


Until recently, the concept of Agile data warehousing was ludicrous. Even today there has been a lot of resistance and minimal exposure to Agile in that industry, despite the need for data warehousing processes to …

Michael Patrick Benning on Working with Creative Teams - Conflicts, Myths and New Perspectives

December 6th, 2016


Michael Patrick Benning sits down with Agile Amped to discuss improving working relationships when dealing with creative/UX teams. In Michael's experience, differences in working processes can give rise to conflicts, …

Kupe Kupersmith: "Improv is Common Sense but not Common Practice"

December 5th, 2016


After testing the waters of accounting and standup comedy, Kupe Kupersmith of B2T Training finally found his calling by combining two of his passions: improv and helping teams be better. As with improv, life has no …

Tom Cooper's "4 Levels of Thinking as a Geek Leader" at Southern Fried Agile 2016

December 2nd, 2016


Tom Cooper has learned through the years that connecting with people is key to building the trust that makes a good working relationship. For years, Tom focused on improving his technical skills but not necessarily his …

Sarah Scott on Cows as Impediments & Using SAFe to Implement SAFe

December 1st, 2016


What do cows and trains have in common? They're both on the Kanban board that Sarah Scott uses to visualize the SAFe implementation at Northwestern Mutual. Sarah walks us through the visualization method they use to …

Dave Rush: Why Projects are Dead & Why Some Teams Have a Harder Time Collaborating

November 30th, 2016


Dave Rush, Accenture Managing Consultant and Transformation Agent, is passionate about putting an end to projects, because as Dave puts is, "Projects …

Stuart Perron on the Performance Predictability Index & Not Losing Sight of Actual Business Value

November 29th, 2016


Teams often lose sight of the business outcomes as they write stories and features in "technicalese", which external users may not be able to comprehend. SPC Stuart Perron thinks that PI objectives are a great way to …

Joe Vallone to Leaders: Responsibility for Agile Success or Failure Cannot be Delegated

November 28th, 2016


Joe Vallone has a powerful message for enterprise leaders -- that includes managers, directors, VPs and executives. When it comes to executives …

Dwayne Stroman: Let's Talk About How Your Culture is Impeding Your Transformation

November 23rd, 2016


SPCT Dwayne Stroman has a simple but compelling message: Culture is at the foundation of your transformation success--or failure. According to …

Michael Stump on Drafting Case Studies to Identify Enterprise Objectives & Pairing with Partners

November 22nd, 2016


Michael Stump is the Managing Director for the EMEA regions for Scaled Agile. He shares his experiences using a nifty group activity in value stream workshops to help attendees understand their true enterprise …

Richard Knaster on Value Streams to Reduce Lead Time and Building Quality In

November 21st, 2016


SAFe Fellow Richard Knaster is here at SAFe Summit with Agile Amped in Denver to talk about the power of Value Streams, which have their own new layer in SAFe 4.0. He says it's a common antipattern that companies add a …

Vikas Kapila's Big Box of Analogies: Planning Vacations and Trains vs. Planes

November 18th, 2016


What does BPUF and vacations have in common? According to Vikas Kapila, it's better to plan a little (for example, purchasing a plane ticket to Hawaii) then make incremental additions along the way, rather than to plan …

Gillian Clark on Using "Essential SAFe" on Major Software Update at NZ Agritech Company

November 17th, 2016


SPCT4 Gillian Clark shares an experience with Agile Amped about inadvertently discovering a way to distill SAFe down to the bare bones so that teams …

Steve Mayner - Agile Transformation in the Federal Government, Third Time's the Charm

November 16th, 2016


Steve Mayner puts it well when he says that "just about everything in the federal government is very big". He discusses his work with implementing SAFe with the government as an Agile Practice Director. Scaling, …

Case Study: Pete Rim On Leading the Transformative Agile Journey at Cisco

November 15th, 2016


Pete Rim, Continuous Delivery Agile Coach at Cisco, sits down with Agile Amped to share his recent successes with wider adoption of SAFe and Agile, including 90% improvement in speed (from development to business …

Robert Mahler Sez Grassroots Transformations Without C-Level Buy-In Don't Work

November 14th, 2016


Robert Mahler of Tata Consulting Services (TCS) shares with Agile Amped his thoughts on and experience with Agile transformations and SAFe. In his …

Case Study: Leading an Enterprise Agile Transformation, Starting From IT

November 11th, 2016


SolutionsIQ's Evan Campbell and Howard Johnson discuss a recent enterprise Agile transformation that Howard led previously in order to improve the …

Robert Mahler Sez Grassroots Transformations Without C-Level Buy-In Don't Work

November 10th, 2016


Robert Mahler of Tata Consulting Services (TCS) shares with Agile Amped his thoughts on and experience with Agile transformations and SAFe. In his …

Sandra Johnson is Retooling Demo Experiences to be More Fun and Valuable

November 9th, 2016


Sandra Johnson is a Release Train Engineer in the healthcare-IT industry. She started as a waterfall PM a few years and jumped at the opportunity to become a ScrumMaster in her company's SAFe implementation when she …

Susan Farago Works to Create Certifications that Objectively Measure Human Behavior

November 8th, 2016


Certification Program Manager Susan Farago is new to Scaled Agile, but she's been in the certification and credentialing industry for almost two decades. Susan works to create certification programs to train people and …

Inbar Oren on 10 Essential Elements of SAFe, Scrum Mastery and Change Management

November 7th, 2016


SAFe Fellow and principal consultant Inbar Oren is excited to announce the new SAFe ScrumMaster course and certification. Of importance for SAFe …

CEO Fabiola Eyholzer Says Lean-Agile HR are Key to Enterprise Agility - at SAFe Summit 2016

November 4th, 2016


"HR is the key to bringing Agility to an enterprise level. If we don't fix our HR approach, we cannot a truly Agile organization." That's what …

Alex Yakyma, SAFe Summit Talks and SAFe 4.1 - "No Reason to Freak Out"

November 3rd, 2016


Alex Yakyma, SAFe Fellow and principal consultant, stops by Agile Amped to talk about his three talks at this year's SAFe Summit: 1. "Advances in …

Agile in Education at Leysin American School in Switzerland

October 31st, 2016


How would our education system be different using agile principles and values?  In this InDepth edition, our conversation focuses around the American …

Becoming a CST - a story from two perspectives with Karim Harbott and Richard Cheng

October 19th, 2016


The journey to become a CST is a long and rewarding one.  In this episode, I get to discuss Karim Harbott's journey to becoming a CST just 2 days after  he found out he had received the certification.  Richard Cheng is …

Creating Disruptive Innovation Inside the Enterprise with Jeff Steinberg

October 10th, 2016


How does a large enterprise organization keep up, much less lead?  Disruptive Innovation changes the landscape of products, and companies should want …

Alan Dayley says: As a leader, Empowerment is not enough.

October 3rd, 2016


Empowerment sounds like a good thing - right? What Alan is sharing is that this isn't enough.  We talk through a leader/follower spectrum and …

Distributed agile with Mark Kilby

September 23rd, 2016


Technology is built by people all over the world.  Keeping them working as a team is one of Mark's specialties.  Mark really knows distributed agile, …

Doc Norton Sez You're Using "Technical Debt" Wrong at Agile2016

September 20th, 2016


In his Agile2016 session "The Technical Debt Trap", Doc Norton takes all the way back to the metaphor that started it all. Doc says Ward Cunningham coined the term "technical debt" not as shorthand for lousy code but … CEO Dave West on the Next 20 Years of Scrum at Agile2016

September 19th, 2016

19:16 CEO and Product Owner Dave West has come a long way from being a RUP Product Manager to where he is today. After realizing RUP wasn't helping developers or enabling them to build great software, Dave took a …

Ken Rubin talks about the Agile Mindset (and Colonel Klink)

September 17th, 2016


The Agile Mindset.  We've all heard that term, but what does it mean? What effects can it have on an organization if they are just adopting the frameworks without the mindsets? Ken Rubin and I spend this episode …

David Bernstein on Creating Implementations of Intent and What Makes Great Developers Great

September 16th, 2016


David Bernstein, author of the book "Beyond Legacy Code: Nine Practices to Extend the Life (and Value) of Your Software", stops by Agile Amped to educate us on "What makes great developers great?" While developers are …

Maaret Pyhäjärvi & Llewellyn Falco Bring Strong-Style Pairing to Agile2016 and the World

September 15th, 2016


Maaret Pyhäjärvi is a tester and Llewellyn Falco is a developer, and they have been pair-programming wrong... or have they? They call it strong-style pairing. It's common in pairing for the one with the idea to drive, …

Dad of DAD Scott Ambler on Bridging the Agile-Data Cultural Divide at Agile2016

September 14th, 2016


Scott Ambler literally wrote the book on the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process framework. As Scott says, "Disciplined Agile is all about giving people choices and explicitly sharing the decision points that …

Ellen Gottesdiener on Product Discovery, Management and Ownership at Agile2016

September 13th, 2016


Ellen Gottesdiener, CEO and founder of EBG Consulting, says that, while teams are pretty good today at delivery, there's room for improvement in the …

Craig Smith Turns Kitchen Nightmares Into Coaching Gold at Agile2016

September 12th, 2016


"Coaching can be a very lonely role, because you're the one dealing with the dysfunctions," said Craig Smith, an Agile coach from Brisbane, …

Mick Maguire Says "Agile Transformation is the job of managers:

September 11th, 2016


Agile transformation is the job of managers. Not "A" job, but " THE" job in this new world paradigm. 

Mick shares with us theincredibly important …

Natalie Warnert is Getting at the Root of Bias and Judgments in Team Interactions at Agile2016

September 9th, 2016


Everyone has baggage, and everyone lets that baggage affect their interactions with others through the stereotypes, biases and judgments that they make, often at a subconscious level. Natalie Warnert spoke on bias in …

Eric Willeke and the Tragedy of Unfocused Feature and Strategy WIP at Agile2016

September 8th, 2016


Eric Willeke shares an account of his experience working with CA Technologies (formally Rally) where he discovered that limiting team WIP is only so …

Pete Behrens Wants to Create the Gold Standard for Agile Leadership at Agile2016

September 7th, 2016


Pete Behrens from Trail Ridge Consulting is bringing his passion for Agile to leadership. He recognizes that, while the ScrumMaster is responsible …

Mike Gehard at Agile2016: Monolith or Microservices - Where Do I Start?

September 6th, 2016


Microservices are all the rage now, and monolithic applications ("monoliths") are old school. So it makes perfect sense to ditch the monoliths …

Markus Silpala on DevOps and the 3 Faces of Agile at Agile2016

September 5th, 2016


Markus Silpala is all about bringing the learning and growth that Agile dev teams have experienced over the past decade into the IT and infrastructure part of the equation. His session at Agile2016 was called "Making …

Jeff Lopez-Stuit talks Global Agility, and coaching over seas

September 3rd, 2016


In this in depth audio only podcast, we get to visit with Jeff Lopez-Stuit.  Jeff coaches in far away places and with companies that build products on a global scale.   Jeff helps bust a few of the myths we have about …

Andreas Schliep: "A ScrumMaster is an Agile Coach Who Isn't There Yet" at Agile2016

September 2nd, 2016


Product Owners can prepare for the business world by getting education in business and economics, software engineers can similarly prepare for a career in development--but how do you prepare for a career as a …

CEO David Horowitz's Retrium for a Dream (Retrospective) at Agile2016

September 1st, 2016


CEO and co-founder of Retrium David Horowitz left his gig as an Agile coach to focus on a growing problem: retrospective fails. David says, "If you …

Chet Hendrickson & Ron Jeffries: XP Turns 20 and What Have We Learned?

August 31st, 2016


Chet Hendrickson & Ron Jeffries (briefly) take over Agile Amped after (briefly) breaking Howard Sublett. Then the duo reminisce on 20 years of …

Boris Gloger and Scrum 3.0: Is the Future of Scrum Really No Backlogs or Standups??

August 30th, 2016


Boris Gloger says it's time to reimagine Scrum. Or rather to take Scrum back to its roots, before Scrum 1.0, whose original picture, Boris contends, is wrong. Scrum originated in "The New New Product Development Game" …

Anu Smalley & Kate Megaw on Making Training Fun and Women in Agile at Agile2016

August 29th, 2016


Earlier this year Anu Smalley and Kate Megaw co-chaired the Global Scrum Gathering in Orlando, FL, and are here with Agile Amped in Atlanta to talk about how to make training fun and women in Agile. For many people, …

Diana Larsen: Trust and Vulnerability to Drive Learning at Agile2016

August 26th, 2016


Throughout Diana Larsen's Agile career, there has been a common thread: she has a strong desire to understand how people learn. Lifelong learner and champion for learning, Diana knows it's impossible to learn …

Dan Attfield & Paul Hammond Want to Make You Look Awesome Using Improv Comedy at Agile2016

August 25th, 2016


Dan Attfield and Paul Hammond discovered that the rules of improv comedy are the polar opposite of Patrick Lencioni's "Five Dysfunctions of a Team." …

Sococo CEO Cliff Pollan: Telecommuting in the 80s and Purple Rain at Agile2016

August 24th, 2016


As CEO of Sococo Cliff Pollan knows a thing or two about telecommuting. His first experience with it was back in 1980 when he worked in Minnesota out …

David J. Bland Uses LeanUX and Design Thinking to Map Team Assumptions at Agile2016

August 23rd, 2016


David J. Bland's session "Introduction to Assumption Mapping" walked participants through how to "facilitate a conversation with your team and enable them to focus on what matters". Some of the questions the team can …

Troy Magennis and Forecasting: "200 People Rolling Dice and No One Got Hurt!" at Agile2016

August 22nd, 2016


Troy Magennis has two sessions at Agile2016: "Forecasting Using Data: Quickly Answering How Big, How Long and How Likely" and "Data Driven Coaching: Safely Turning Team Data Into Coaching Insights". About the first …

Bob Galen, Agile Testing Maturity and the 3 Pillars of Quality at Agile2016

August 19th, 2016


Bob's session at Agile2016 is called "Agile Testing Maturity - What Does 'Good' Look Like?" In his session Bob reminds us that you can't add quality …

Leadership is an Extreme Sport, So Em Campbell-Pretty Always Carries a Towel!

August 18th, 2016


Em Campbell-Pretty came all the way from Australia to deliver two talks at Agile2016. The first session "Leadership is an Extreme Sport" is based on work of Steve Farber, specifically LEAP: Love, Energy, Audacity, …

Richard Cheng on Super Product Ownership in the Federal Government at Agile2016

August 17th, 2016


Agile coach and trainer Richard Cheng shares his experience on a program for the US federal government called the USA Staffing program, which leveraged feature Scrum teams whose Product Owners formed a PO team guided by …

Steve Elliott at Agile2016: In the Bimodal Race, Agile Wins

August 16th, 2016


Steve Elliot from AgileCraft stopped by to talk about scaling Agile in a bimodal world. Bimodal IT is a concept Gartner introduced a few years ago, whereby Waterfall and Agile teams coexist in an Agile organization. But …

Agile2016 Keynote Speaker Jurgen Appelo on 50-Day Tour to Promote "Managing for Happiness"

August 15th, 2016


Fifty days is long time to be away from home, but for Jurgen Appelo it's worth it to get the word out about his book "Managing for Happiness". Managing for happiness means more than just getting engagement in the office …

Dean Leffingwell on Value Streams and the Challenge of Building Big Systems at Agile2016

August 12th, 2016


Author and Scaled Agile founder Dean Leffingwell sits down with Agile Amped to talk about releasing SAFe 4.0, the challenge of building big systems …

Jabe Bloom: "Service Design in the Enterprise" and Consumerizing IT at Agile2016

August 11th, 2016


Jabe Bloom gets "meta" with Agile Amped discussing his Agile2016 session "Service Design in the Enterprise". Jabe's talk explores three big ideas: service practice, Wardley (value stream) maps, and service blueprints. …

Mark Kilby - "Distributed Agile: Evolution or Delusion?" at Agile2016

August 10th, 2016


Mark Kilby thinks it's time to rethink what face-to-face means for Agility, especially in today's increasingly global economy. In his Agile2016 …

Dan Greening: Internet of Things and Nanotech at Agile2016

August 9th, 2016


Dan Greening works for a startup using Agile to develop, design and manufacture a digital handheld single-molecule biosensor that can be used to …

Ryan Ripley is in "The Business of Agile: Better, Faster, Cheaper" at Agile2016

August 8th, 2016


People tend to think that the reason to go Agile can be distilled into three words: better, faster, cheaper. Ryan Ripley believes that this can actually be a recipe for failure, that "better, faster, cheaper" can …

Johanna Rothman is "Diving for Hidden Treasure" to Uncover the True Cost of Delay at Agile2016

August 5th, 2016


Johanna Rothman sits down with Agile Amped in Atlanta, GA, to discuss her new book "Diving For Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in Your …

Michael Tardiff is All About Finding Agreement When Everyone is Right at Agile2016

August 4th, 2016


If agreeing about where to go to lunch can get frustrating, imagine how frustrating it can be when the decision you need to make has much bigger …

Dr. Dave Cornelius and 5aturdays - Bringing Agility to the Next Generation at Agile2016

August 3rd, 2016


Dr Dave Cornelius joined Agile Amped in Atlanta, GA, to talk about a program called 5aturdays, which engages with teenagers on--you guessed it--five …

Esther Derby: Want Motivated Teams? Look at the Environment at Agile2016

August 2nd, 2016


Many people think that getting teams to self-motivated high-performance is simple: just add coaching. But Esther Derby's research shows otherwise. In her session at Agile2016, Esther looks at "Coaching Teams: …

Peter Green's "Principles of Scaling Agile" for Organizational Agility at Agile2016

August 1st, 2016


What makes great teams great? According to Peter Green from Agile For All, "They trust each other, they hold each other accountable, they communicate …

Mary Connor Talks DocOps - Documentation at the Speed of Agile at Keep Austin Agile 2016

July 6th, 2016


What is Agile documentation? For lots of Agilists the term seems counterintuitive since Agile doesn't do documentation. Instead Agile tends to find other ways of ensuring users are constantly delighted. In this episode …

Mike Cottmeyer & the 3 Things Any Organization Needs to Transform to Agile at KAA2016

July 5th, 2016


Agile is everywhere now. Regardless of the flavor (Scrum, Kanban, XP), everybody's using Agile to greater or lesser extent. After more than a decade of being Agile, why are so few organizations actually reaping the …

Chris Murman Moved Fast and Broke Things - Thanks, Zuckerberg! at KAA2016

July 1st, 2016


Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame famously said, "Move fast and break things." In his Keep Austin Agile 2016 session, Thoughtworks Change Agent Chris Murman laments that "Things are Broken: a Case Study in Moving Too …

Candase Hokanson Uses Visual Models to Help Build Agile Backlogs at KAA2016

June 30th, 2016


Some people think that visual models are only applicable to waterfall projects, but Candase Hokanson uses them to make information more accessible to …

Allison Pollard & Mike Rieser: Don't Wait til Later to Sprinkle on Technical Excellence at KAA2016

June 28th, 2016


People often take it for granted that developers are paying attention to their craft. "Everyone assumes quality is in there," says Mike Rieser, Director of Software Development at Fenway Group. But, as he put it off …

Doc List: "Welcome to the (Manager) Matrix!" - Changing Org Structures to Support Agile at KAA2016

June 27th, 2016


Traditional organizations assign differing degrees of control to certain roles, a key role being manager. Senior Director of Coaching and Training …

CEO David Hawks is on the Path to Agility with Proven Adoption Patterns at Keep Austin Agile 2016

June 24th, 2016


Agile Velocity CEO David Hawks has seen 0mph Agility and 100mph Agility. Early on he thought it was possible to take an organization, like a luxury car, from 0 to 100 in no time flat. However, over the years David has …

Cherie Silas to ScrumMasters: "Add Coaching Skills to Your Agile Toolkit" at KAA2016

June 23rd, 2016


ScrumMasters have an important role in Agile: they help delivery teams achieve high-performance by removing impediments and taking care of the …

Stephanie Ockerman Sez: Organizational Agility is a Marathon so Pace Yourself at KAA2016

June 22nd, 2016


Attaining and sustaining organizational agility isn't merely a matter of following a set of steps and you're done. As Stephanie Ockerman puts it, …

Chris Edwards is Fostering a Culture of Continuous Delivery at Keep Austin Agile 2016

June 21st, 2016


Chris Edwards sits down with Agile Amped in a hoppin' restaurant to discuss his Keep Austin Agile 2016 session "DevOps: Improving Agility Through a …

IBM's Paul Baffes & Mike Ackerbauer on Design Thinking and the Elephant in the Room at KAA2016

June 20th, 2016


Paul Baffes and Mike Ackerbauer are helping the elephant that is IBM jumpstart its Agile transformation. Their session at Keep Austin Agile 2016 is …

Scott Killen to the Devil on Your Shoulder: "Zip It!" at KAA2016

June 17th, 2016


Scott Killen, founder and previous President of Agile Austin as well as the Agile Practice Leader for PayPal, sits down with Agile Amped at Keep Austin Agile 2016. His session at the conference isn't scandalous at all …

Rhiannon Cooke & Donna Brighton Celebrate ACMP's Fifth Anniversary with Agile Amped

June 16th, 2016


The ACMP Change Management Conference celebrated its fifth year in 2016. Donna Brighton, ACMP President, and Rhiannon Cooke, ACMP Vice President, graced Agile Amped with their presence to share their thoughts on the …

CIO Tim Creasey at the Intersection of Agile and Change Management with Agile Amped at ACMP2016

June 16th, 2016


Email Monday, training Tuesday, change Wednesday--that's how quickly some people think change happens. Prosci CIO Tim Creasey points out that change …

Amy Haworth & Susie Patterson: Anyone Who Tells You Org Change is Easy is Lying at ACMP2016

June 15th, 2016


Amy Haworth of Citrix and Susie Patterson of Prosci sit down with Agile Amped to dispell any misinformation out there about how easy building an enterprise change capability is. In short, it's not. The duo share with us …

Stacy Aaron Expects Resistance and Works With It at ACMP2016

June 14th, 2016


Stacy Aaron is surprised when she encounters change agents who are themselves surprised by the resistance they face when implementing change. After 20 years of experience as a change leader, Stacy has come to expect …

Patrick McCreesh & Victoria Grady Crunch the Numbers to See if Washington Can Change at ACMP2016

June 14th, 2016


Attachment Theory and Big Data don't obviously go together, but after meeting at the 2014 Change Conference, Patrick McCreesh and Victoria Grady …

Andrew Johnson Talks Conscious Change Leadership and Classic Leader Development Culture at ACMP2016

June 13th, 2016


Andrew Johnson sits down with Agile Amped at the Change Management 2016 conference to discuss conscious change leadership and why some leaders simply …

Sadaf Khan Breaks Up Big Change into Agile-Sized Chunks at ACMP2016

June 13th, 2016


Change is a difficult process that can take a long time to take hold regardless of the size of the change. But when you get into larger change …

Linda Ackerman Anderson: Transformations Start with the Moment of Insight - at ACMP2016

June 10th, 2016


Insights are ways of being -- a look into the mindset, culture, and values that the organization wants to espouse. Linda Ackerman Anderson of Being …

Dean Anderson: "Leaders Either Enable or Block Change" - with Agile Amped at ACMP2016

June 10th, 2016


Being First has focused on designing and leading transformational change for 40 years. CEO Dean Anderson has been watching Agile grow in the past decade or so and has come to recognize its value. Dean says that change …

Daryl Conner Sez Pair Character with Presence to Raise Your Game at ACMP2016

June 9th, 2016


Many change professionals get the methodology down pat but fail to recognize the importance of character and presence in effecting change. Daryl …

Mike Peter Shares His Agile Success at the Department of Veteran Affairs with Agile Amped at KAA2016

June 7th, 2016


Technical Director for Veteran programs at CSRA Michael Peter sits down with Agile Amped to share the successes and challenges of implementing Agile approaches including Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) at the Department …

Sandy Schwan Offers 3 Key Lessons for Leading from the Edge of Change at ACMP2016

May 31st, 2016


Sandy Schwan has decades of academic and hands-on experience in change management. Traditional approaches to change management have changed over the years and Sandy is excited to see how Agile will change it further. In …

Jason Tice Promotes "Fun Over Study" to Counter "Knowledge Paralysis" at AATC2016

May 30th, 2016


You know what happens at conferences: surrounded by so many thought leaders and industry colleagues and inundated with information from sessions, …

Kate Falanga, BDD for Non-Coders, Shifting Left and the 3 Amigos at AATC2016

May 27th, 2016


"Tools should be secondary to what you're trying to achieve with BDD and the value that it brings," says Kate Falanga, Director of QA at Huge, of …

Woody Zuill and Mob Programming to "Get the Best Out of Everybody into Everything We Do"

May 26th, 2016


Woody Zuill is an Agile coach working on the "original Mob programming team". As is befitting since Woody coined the term "mob programming"--which is, as he puts it "pair programming, except for everybody here is going …

James Grenning Shares the 3 Critical Skills of Refactoring with Agile Amped at AATC2016

May 25th, 2016


Agile Manifesto signatory James Grenning is your Agile wingman: when you need Agile technical coaching help, he can do it all. For Agile Alliance Technical Conference 2016, he's focusing on the three critical skills of …

Kent Graziano and Reinventing Data Warehousing for the Big Data Age at AATC2016

May 24th, 2016


Kent Graziano is excited to achieve one of his goals for presenting at Agile Alliance Technical Conference 2016: educating people about Data Vault in …

Alex Schladebeck Slays Testing and Product Ownership with Agile Amped at AATC2016

May 23rd, 2016


Alex Schladebeck is both a tester and a Product Owner. Who'da thunk that a tester (i.e., the person constantly trying to think how the user might experience a product) and a Product Owner (i.e., the person responsible …

Fred George: Programmer Anarchy and How "Experimentation Drives Innovation" at AATC2016

May 20th, 2016


Fred George brings the concept of "managerless processes" to the Agile Alliance Technical Conference 2016 with his session on "Programmer Anarchy". …

Tuba Kuklen Quantifies the Human Aspect of Change with Agile Amped at ACMP2016

May 19th, 2016


Tuba Kuklen knows that people are uncomfortable with the human aspects of change. But Tuba is working to turn that touchy-feely stuff into data that …

Amitai Schlair Brings the DevOps Dojo to AATC2016

May 19th, 2016


Amitai Schlair chats with Agile Amped about his DevOps Dojo session for the Agile Alliance Technical Conference. Ditching the "traditional" approach to DevOps, Amitai's workshop focused on a simple, iterative exercise …

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock is "Being Agile About Architecture Qualities" with Agile Amped at AATC2016

May 18th, 2016


Emergent architecture is all well and good but, as Rebecca Wirfs-Brock puts it, "sometimes what emerges out of the swamp... may not be what you want, in terms of scalability or performance or reliability." Rebecca has a …

Mob Programming at Alaska Airlines with Agile Amped at AATC2016

May 17th, 2016


Kevin Donohue (Sr. Developer) and Gabriel Ortiz (Sr. Developer) from Alaska Airlines sit down with Agile Amped to talk about the joys of mob programming. Gabriel's team paved the way for the adoption of mob programming …

Bryan Beecham and Human Refactoring with Agile Amped at AATC2016

May 16th, 2016


Refactoring is a big deal to Bryan Beecham. So much so that after looking at the role refactoring code plays in his life, he had an epiphany: "We are …

Maaret Pyhäjärvi Talks Exploratory Testing in API with Agile Amped at AATC2016

May 13th, 2016


Maaret Pyhäjärvi traveled from her native Finland to speak at the Agile Alliance Technical Conference 2016 about "Exploratory Testing in API". According to Maaret, much of what's keeping non-technical people from …

Jeff Morgan and Ardita Karaj are (Test) Driven to Foster Deliberate Collaboration at AATC2016

May 12th, 2016


"Cheezy" Jeff Morgan and Ardita Karaj chat with Agile Amped about their AATC2016 session "Test Driven: Deliberate Collaboration", where the two will …

Melissa Perri Goes Beyond Pretty with Measurable Design at AATC2016

May 11th, 2016


Melissa Perri is passionate about creating products that users will really love and also creating great teams with sustainable processes and a clear understanding of the end user. Melissa wants to go "Beyond 'Pretty'" …

Arlo Belshee Introduces Bug Zero with Agile Amped at AATC2016

May 10th, 2016


Arlo Belshee spends all of his time working in "legacy" organizations: "legacy code, legacy culture, legacy team practices".   In software, "legacy" …

George Dinwiddie and the Evolutionary Anatomy of Test Automation Code at AATC2016

May 9th, 2016


After talking with Agile tester extraordinaire Lisa Crispin about test automation code, George Dinwiddie noticed that "the example test codes online are really tiny... They teach people enough to understand the test …

James Lewis, Microservices and Conway's Law with Agile Amped at AATC2016

May 6th, 2016


James Lewis visits with Agile Amped at the first ever Agile Alliance Technical Conference to discuss microservices and Conway's Law. James is a self-described "coding architect" with Thoughtworks out of London, where he …

JoEllen Carter Talks Agile Testing and Story Mapping with Agile Amped

May 5th, 2016


Agile tester JoEllen Carter sits down with Agile Amped at Mile High Agile 2016 to chat about using "Testing to Build the Right Thing", the topic and title of the hands-on session she presented with Lisa Crispin. After …

Road Warrior Rose Fan Talks Agile Anywhere with Agile Amped

May 4th, 2016


Rose Fan has been an Agile road warrior for six years. To make her life (and others') easier, Rose is interested in how to set up highly effective distribute teams, whether it's one or two remote team members or it's a …

Lisa Crispin is Testing to Build the Right Thing with Agile Amped at Mile High Agile 2016

May 3rd, 2016


Agile tester extraordinaire Lisa Crispin is back for another round with Agile Amped. This time she's talking about her presentation at Mile High Agile "Agile Testing to Build the Right Thing" (co-presented with JoEllen …

Jurgen Appelo is "Managing for Happiness" with Agile Amped at Mile High Agile

May 2nd, 2016


Jurgen Appelo, author of Management 3.0 and keynote speaker for Mile High Agile 2016, is back with his new book "Managing for Happiness" (due for release in June). Agile Amped was excited to sit down with him and …

Richard Lawrence Finds the First Slice for Agile Amped at Mile High Agile 2016

April 29th, 2016


There's always room for pie, right? Well, this isn't that kind of slice. Richard Lawrence introduces Agile Amped to a concept he calls feature mining, which he uses to "find the first slice" of work to do on a project. …

Michele Sliger Collects Lightbulb Moments with Agile Amped at Mile High Agile 2016

April 28th, 2016


Everyone in the Agile industry has had it: that one moment when you realize the effect Agile could have on you, your team, or your organization. …

Dan Sharp Uses Domain-Driven Design to Unsnarl Gnarly Legacy Code

April 27th, 2016


Dan Sharp stops by Agile Amped to discuss his Mile High Agile 2016 talk "Refactoring to Deeper Insight: Lessons Learned Applying Domain-Driven Design …

Cat Swetel Talks Value-Based Roadmaps Populated by Options with Agile Amped at Mile High Agile 2016

April 26th, 2016


Today's businesses and organizations are faced with problems  and opportunities that have never been faced before, and knowledge workers are …

Mike Clement is Playing to Learn With Agile Amped at Mile High Agile 2016

April 25th, 2016


Playing cards, index cards and dice are some of the tools that Mike Clement uses to make learning fun because, as he puts it, "Learning shouldn't be …

Rylee Keys Talks About Women Who Code with Agile Amped at Mile High Agile 2016

April 22nd, 2016


Women Who Code is an international, non-profit organization supporting women in technical careers. They even support casual coders, who may not be working professionally as coders but are still contributing to the tech …

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy has Discovered Pair-Testing with Agile Amped at Mile High Agile 2016

April 21st, 2016


Pairing is a common concept for development teams: two developers working to produce superior code together. While their pairing role may change …

Dominica DeGrandis to Technical and Business Teams: "It's Time for an Alignment"

April 20th, 2016


It's all too common for the "business" to provide conflicting priorities for development teams, and Dominica DeGrandis is helping to get them re-aligned. She shares her experience with how LeanKit approached this exact …

Steve Martin is Leading Managers out of the Land of the Lost at Mile High Agile 2016

April 19th, 2016


Managers in an Agile organization have it tough: leadership and delivery teams have been given a clear understanding of how to "be Agile". Managers, though, have for a long time been left to fend for themselves. Steve …

Chris Shinkle Isn't Playing Around Anymore with Agile Amped at Mile High Agile 2016

April 18th, 2016


According to Chris Shinkle, businesses that have been focused primarily on one thing (manufacturing hardware, developing new medications) are struggling to build the software that now drives... well, everything. Enter …

Matt Barcomb sez: "I Like Big Budgets and I Cannot Lie!"

April 15th, 2016


But, really, if your organization is like most and is still operating under some grandiose "big master plan" (which is really just a big bad lies, since plans change quickly and frequently), then Matt Barcomb invites …

Jim Saliba Coaches Agile Teams for High Engagement

October 13th, 2015


AgileCamp speaker Jim Saliba discusses his talk "Coaching Agile Teams for High Engagement".Jim often finds that Agile coaches in the field aren't actually coaching; they're teaching and mentoring. Jim encourages coaches …

Pollyanna Pixton - Building an Agile Culture for High Performance Teams

October 12th, 2015


Teams and individuals that take ownership of their work out perform those that don’t, often by 50%! For high performance teams, ownership is essential. Learn how to help teams take ownership.

Why should Scrum Teams Consider Kanban? - Mahesh Singh at Agile Camp

October 9th, 2015


Mahesh Singh of Digite thinks that, whether or not Scrum is working for a team, they should consider using Kanban. The two approaches aren't in …

Agile at Growth - Preventive Care for a Healthy Agile Culture - Rob Dull

October 8th, 2015


Since 2006, Salesforce has practiced its own flavor of Enterprise-Scale Agile.  After 9 years, in a department with heavy service components and new people everywhere, what are the challenges to preserving a healthy …

Kathryn Kuhn - Unlock Excellence with Agile Metrics

October 7th, 2015


Kathryn Kuhn knows metrics. "There's no one metric to rule the team or that tells you the whole story."  Kathryn is a transformation consultant (aka …

Steve Sanoff - "The Funny Thing About Not Being Agile" at Agile Camp

October 6th, 2015


Lead Agile coach at Western Digital Steve Sanoff discusses some of the technical aspects of his work coaching in the content solutions department of …

Joe Justice Leverages Agile for Maximum Awesome!

October 5th, 2015


At the intersection of hardware, software, and innovation is WIKISPEED. An Agile hardware and engineering company of 500 collaborators in twenty …

David J Bland: Less Heroes, More Leaders

October 2nd, 2015


Self-described "mentor-capitalist" talks anti-heroic leadership with Agile Amped at AgileCamp 2015 in Silicon Valley. Today's leadership, which includes managers, is often at a loss of how to provide leadership in their …

Luke Hohmann on Being and Doing Agile at AgileCamp

October 1st, 2015


Father, mother, son, daughter--all of these terms connote both being and doing. What does it mean to be a daughter or mother, father or son? Manager and leader are other words with the concepts of being and doing built …

Nicola Dourambeis on Cultural Agility at AgileCamp

September 30th, 2015


After many years of experience with Agile transformations, Nicola has found that these changes often don't stick long term. At the root of this is …

Dean Leffingwell Discusses SAFe 3.0, Agile 2015 and Beyond

August 20th, 2015


Widely recognized as a leading authority on software development, Dean Leffingwell is an author, serial entrepreneur, and software development …

Agile Leadership Patterns: The Agile Way of Doing - Dan Greening at Agile 2015

August 20th, 2015


In agile, we have broad ambitions with no defining principles. We often talk about agile teams, people, departments, organizations and political …

Ron Quartel Talks FAST Agile

August 20th, 2015


The FAST Agile is a combination of Open Space Technology, Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Story Mapping. After watching hundreds of participants …

Diana Larsen is in the Zone with the Agile Fluency Model at Agile2015

August 20th, 2015


In our journey to help create "more productive, humane, sustainable work places", we in the Agile community often have a tendency to look for a …

Helping Executives Become Agile Leaders: Coaching the Executive Leader - Michael Hamman

August 19th, 2015


From the perspective of the professional coach, coaching executive leaders is different than most other coaching situations. With executives, you are not only a facilitator of their inner process of discovery, as is …

Agile Requirements: User Stories, Backlogs, & Beyond - Ellen Gottesdiener at Agile 2015

August 19th, 2015


One of the most challenging and trouble-prone aspects of product development is discovering the right product requirements to deliver at the right time—and for the right customer. User stories and product backlogs are …

Designing for Innovation: Empowering Your People with David J. Bland

August 19th, 2015


Innovation, innovation, innovation. It's all you hear in meetings and all you read about in business books and magazines. The confusing aspect behind all of the innovation hype is that we rarely put thought behind how …

Improvisssssing With Agile - Paul Goddard - at Agile 2015

August 19th, 2015


Collaboration is considered a fundamental part of "being agile" but how can you help your team understand HOW to collaborate? "Improvising" is not …

Six Rules for Change with Esther Derby at Agile 2015

August 19th, 2015


Change is often much slower than hoped for, and more painful than anticipated. In the end, you may be left with feelings of frustration and dismay …

Jim Benson - Stop Using User Stories and Start Using Hypotheses at Agile 2015

August 18th, 2015


Jim Benson talks about why you should stop using user stories and start using hypotheses.

Abuser Stories - Think Like the Bad Guy with Judy Neher - at Agile 2015

August 18th, 2015


We all know that User Stories capture goals from the user perspective along with their business value. On the flip side, how can we ensure we've thoroughly examined the ways in which hackers, criminals and adversaries …

Addressing Enterprise Adoption Blockers with Pat Reed at Agile 2015

August 18th, 2015


Pat Reed addresses many of the enterprise adoption  "blockers"  that companies may encounter.

Why Winning the Lottery is More Predictable than your Agile Project - Daniel Vacanti

August 18th, 2015


When will it be done?” That is the first question your customers ask you once you start work for them. And, for the most part, it is the only thing they are interested in until you deliver. Whether your process is …

Mentoring vs Coaching: Show Me the Difference - Lyssa Adkins at Agile 2015

August 18th, 2015


The industry holds that both Mentoring skill and Professional Coaching skill are useful for ScrumMasters, agile coaches, and managers. Yet, the …

Think Like a Startup - Yahoo's Comeback Story

August 17th, 2015


Ed Kraay and Stas Zvinyatskovsky discuss Yahoo's incredible  come- back story and their strategic shift towards business agility

Aggressive Scrum to Produce Real Value- with Jeff Sutherland at Agile 2015

August 17th, 2015


Jeff discusses the fact that only 39% of Scrum Teams have working software at the end of a Sprint - that means that 61% of Scrum teams are not meeting the second principle of the manifesto. This is the biggest problem …

Stories From a Coach on the Other Side of the Desk -Brian Bozzuto at Agile 2015

August 17th, 2015


Brian Bozzuto discusses his experiences  moving from the consulting side to the client side. What is it like to to be the manager you once tried to …

The Agility Health Assessment Tool with Sally Elatta at Agile 2015

August 17th, 2015


The Agility Health Assessment tool is designed for companies that are scaling Agile and want visibility into the performance and health of their …

Beyond Legacy Code: Nine Practices to Extend the Life (and value) of Your Software at Agile 2015

August 14th, 2015


David Scott Bernstein discusses his new book "Beyond Legacy Code: Nine Practices to Extend the Life (and value) of Your Software" with over 30 years of experience David shares stories and valuable lessons in Software …

Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization at Agile 2015 with Johanna Rothman

August 14th, 2015


Johanna discusses her conference sessions, her experiences so far and her new book "Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across …

Anders Wallgren - Lessons with an Agile CTO at Agile 2015

August 14th, 2015


Anders Wallgren discusses life at Electric Cloud, upcoming events and the importance of continuous integration.

Bas Vodde and Craig Larman - More with LeSS at Agile 2015

August 14th, 2015


LeSS is a lightweight (agile) framework for scaling Scrum to more than one team. It was extracted out of the experiences of Bas and Craig while Scaling Agile development in many different types of companies, products …

The Evolution of Agile with Shane Hastie at Agile 2015

August 14th, 2015


Where have we come from and where are we going? Agile over the years as seen by Shane Hastie.

Catching up With Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson at Agile 2015 - Men In Black Quotes Included.

August 13th, 2015


Ron and Chet discuss their conference experience, thoughts on the best sessions so far, trends in the industry and so much more!Buckle up.

5 Steps For Creating High Performing Teams - Mark Levison at Agile 2015

August 13th, 2015


Drum Roll Please..... - Form Stable Teams - Value Cohesion - Coach the Team - Watch Where You Place the Water Cooler - Help the Team Set Specific and …

Keystone Habits Leading to Sustainable Enterprise Agility - Ahmed Sidky at Agile 2015

August 13th, 2015


Transforming an organization to become more agile requires more than just process change. Rather, it requires a complete culture shift. Sustainable, …

The Responsibility Process With Christopher Avery at Agile 2015

August 13th, 2015


The responsibility process consists of a number of levels of progressive awareness:blame: looking outward and pointing at others as the source of your problems: they didn't deliver their part of the project in time for …

Tim Ottinger - Find Your Calm at Agile 2015

August 13th, 2015


Tim's journey towards the year of living shamelessly - and what that means for his every day life.

Stop, Collaborate & Listen Mark Kilby Talks Distributed Teams at Agile2015

August 12th, 2015


Can you mix distribute open source culture with agile and lean principles? Sonatype is a unique company of open source leaders that produces software …

Jeff Patton - User Story Mapping: Don't Lose the Big Picture at Agile 2015

August 12th, 2015


A story map is a simple way to visualize your product idea from your users’ perspective. Mapping your product's story uses the same approach scriptwriters use to think through a movie or TV story idea. It's fast, …

Declan Whelan & Jason Little - Navigating the Complexity of Organizational Change at Agile 2015

August 12th, 2015


Einstein said "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them" yet many organizations that want to adopt Agile end …

Ken Rubin - How to Embrace Agile Throughout the Enterprise at Agile 2015

August 12th, 2015


Do you work in an organization that expects development to be agile but doesn’t see any advantage of changing the way the rest of the organization …

Manny Gonzalez Scrum Alliance CEO is 90 days in & ready to Rock at Agile 2015

August 11th, 2015


Manny Gonzalez, talks about what's next for the Scrum Alliance! He is 90 days in to his new role as CEO and he is ready to rock the future!

Learn like a Scientist: Designing Experiments Using Lean UX with Will Evans at Agile 2015

August 11th, 2015


Will Evans discusses the challenge that companies face in creating products customers actually want, reducing cost, and eliminating waste in the process. The lean thinker does this in part through experimentation.Teams …

Lisa Crispin talks about Agile Testing and Donkeys At Agile 2015

August 11th, 2015


Brains, Beauty, Agile Testing, and Donkeys with Lisa Crispin at Agile 2015- what more could you possibly need?

Mike Vizdos Breaks Down the Importance of the Scrum Alliance Coaches Clinic at Agile 2015

August 11th, 2015


Mike Vizdos talks about the power of the Scrum Alliance Coaches clinic and why its so important stop by!

Brandon Raines on Agile in the Federal Government at Agile 2015

August 11th, 2015


Learn how to build the bridge from the traditional government practices to a brave new world where we can plan, estimate and still inject agility with Brandon Raines at Agile 2015 - Washington D.C.

SH*T Bad Scrum Coaches Say - Bob Galen

June 30th, 2015


Scrum coaches say many things - both good and bad. It's a toughbalancing act to be effective. This might help your coaching & teams.

Maria Matarelli on the Importance of Maintaining a Sustainable Pace

June 19th, 2015


Maria facilitated the CST/CSC retreat here at the Global Scrum Gathering in Phoenix. Maria is also the author of a new book titled "Workaholic" - …

Business Models, Pivots, Architecture and Agility - Jason Tanner

June 18th, 2015


We can't always be Agile. By understanding the linkage betweenbusiness models, architecture and agility, we can make faster pivot decisions

Understanding human interactions to create better teams with Michael Wolf

June 17th, 2015


Michael discusses his passion around group interaction and getting people to interact in meaningful ways. Podcasts are brought to you SolutionsIQ and …

Michael Dalton and Tom Mellor on Product Owner Complexity Thinking

June 15th, 2015


Michael and Tom discuss their session at Global Scrum Gathering Phoenix - focused on understanding how complexity thinking can be applied in Scrum Team situations and specifically in the Product Owner …

Kalpesh Shah on techniques to drive innovation

June 12th, 2015


Kalpesh Shah enterprise Agile coach talks about his experience driving innovation by involving teams earlier in the vision definition and hypothesis …

Tirrell Payton and John Miller talk paired coaching

June 10th, 2015


The power of paired coaching - finding balance, fluidity and synergy together. Podcasts are brought to you by SolutionsIQ and the Scrum Alliance

Steve Holyer - How to ensure a successful team Liftoff using Agile chartering

June 8th, 2015


Use Agile Chartering and Liftoff to propel your project on a trajectorythat delivers results. Every time.Discover Agile chartering and how you can …

Skip Angel on "The Naked History of the Agile Transformation Industry"

June 5th, 2015


As an industry that prizes stories, why don't we have more successstories? If we've got the people, process and technology, what's …

Mastering Retrospectives with Zuzi Sochova (and her blue hair)

June 3rd, 2015


Zuzi Sochova co-chair for the Global Scrum Gathering in Prague this November discusses her session at the Global Scrum Gathering Phoenix focused on mastering retrospectives.

Richard Cheng - "So you want to be a Scrum trainer" at the Global Scrum Gathering

June 1st, 2015


Richard Cheng on "So you want to become a Scrum Trainer" through a Pecha Kucha style presentation and how hard the presentation style has been to …

Lance Dacy discusses DFW Scrum- one of the largest Scrum user groups in the world

May 30th, 2015


Lance Dacy discuss his role as a founder of DFW Scrum (in Dallas), one of the largest and most prominent Scrum user groups in the world and what it …

Bringing Creativity Back - Using story cubes to inspire conversations

May 28th, 2015


Carlton Nettleton talks about using story cubes to write more creative user stories. Using story cubes with your teams can help inspire …

Catherine Louis talks design thinking and failure patterns

May 28th, 2015


Catherine Louis talks us through her session here at the Global Scrum Gathering Phoenix on how to use Design Thinking techniques to explore & identify agile transition failure patterns.Podcasts are brought to you by …

The Agile Superhero Show - Ron Jeffries, Chet Hendrickson and Joe Justice

May 15th, 2015


We captured this impromptu conversation between some of the greatest minds in the industry and trust us you are going to want to see the magic that …

How to Have Agile Conversations with Executives - Bob Hartman

May 15th, 2015


Are you tired of being afraid of having conversations with your manager or executives? Bob Hartman discusses how to speak with the C-Suite in a …

Mike Cohn - Global Scrum Gathering Phoenix 2015 Keynote

May 15th, 2015


Mike Cohn is the Global Scrum Gathering 2015 Keynote, his topic “Let Go of Knowing: How Holding onto Views May Be Holding You Back” exposes ways that …

Stephen Denning: Change or die, and other time tested advice

May 15th, 2015


Steve Denning, is the author of over 600 Forbes articles and eight books, including the award winning book - Leader's Guide to Radical Management …

Jim McCarthy - Global Scrum Gathering Phoenix Closing Keynote

May 15th, 2015


Jim McCarthy is the closing keynote at the Global Scrum Gathering Phoenix. His session “Freedom, Culture Design and Our PossibleDestiny” is focused …

JJ Sutherland - Scrum from the streets of Baghdad to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley

May 15th, 2015


JJ Sutherland was an Executive Producer at NPR specializing in startups and building teams to tackle the most difficult stories of a generation from …

Changing the world of work - Agile, Lean, and in between with Peter Green

May 15th, 2015


Join us as we sit down with Peter Green at the Global Scrum Gathering Phoenix and discuss the changing world of work. Peter describes how Lean, …

Global Scrum Gathering Phoenix Recap with Manny Gonzalez

May 15th, 2015


Wrap up the Global Scrum Gathering Phoenix with the new CEO Manny Gonzalez.

Global Scrum Gathering Phoenix 2015 Co - Chairs Daniel Gullo & Stephen Forte

May 15th, 2015


Daniel and Stephen discuss the blood, sweat and tears that went in to planning the Global Scrum Gathering Phoenix 2015!

How to Conduct Large Distributed Team Retrospectives with Luke Hohmann

May 15th, 2015


Luke discusses a new approach to conducting enterpriseretrospectives that overcomes the limitations of traditional models.

Joe Justice on Scrum for Full-Scale Manufacturing

May 15th, 2015


Joe discusses Scrum for full-scaling manufacturing: a groundbreaking agile discipline that combines Scrum with modular architecture and Lean/XP …

XP, Scrum, SAFe and beyond - Hot topics with Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson

May 15th, 2015


Chet and Ron discuss hot topics, current trends and future directions of XP, Scrum and the industry in general.

Harvey Wheaton - Scrum Alliance Chairman of the Board

May 15th, 2015


Harvey Wheaton, Chairman of the Board for the Scrum Alliance, discusses the new Scrum Alliance offices in Colorado, current trends in scrum, …

Stories of Scrum at Hope High School: The Freedom to Teach and Learn

May 15th, 2015


Hope High School faculty & students share how they use Scrum to pivot the lives of some of the most disadvantaged students in Phoenix. We sit …

Get to know Manny Gonzalez the new CEO of the Scrum Alliance!

May 15th, 2015


With an eclectic background ranging from experience working with zoo's, theme parks, hospitality and more - Manny Gonzalez could not be more excited …

Agile 2014 Keynote Speaker Diana Larsen - Best Job Ever!

April 28th, 2015


Agile2014 Keynote speaker Diana Larsen reminds us of how to reclaim our goal of reaching for and achieving what she calls “the best job ever” by focusing on the three aims: finding work you love, working with purpose, …

David Bland - How to Build Products that Matter with Innovation Accounting at Agile 2014

April 28th, 2015


The awesome David Bland stops by the BigVisible un-booth at Agile2014. Topic for discussion: Innovative Accounting will land you in prison, but Innovation Accounting will land you a product that matters. David covers …

Carol McEwan - Managing Director of Scrum Alliance - at Agile 2014

April 28th, 2015


Carol McEwan, Managing Director at the Scrum Alliance, highlights the organization's growth strategy and evolution over the past few years.

Dean Leffingwell Talks About SAFe 3.0 at Agile 2014

April 28th, 2015


Creator of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Dean Leffingwell, stops by the BigVisible booth to talk about recent updates. The latest version of …

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