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Agile in Action with Bill Raymond

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The Agile in Action podcast is hosted by Bill Raymond and features top industry leaders who share how they are adopting agile techniques to gain a competitive edge. The show features authors, agile practitioners, and teams working in the trenches that are eager to share how they are delivering a hig… read more

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Charting a New Course: Transitioning to Agile

November 14th, 2023


🀿 Dive into the waterfall, return to sure with πŸ’¨ agility
We are thrilled to have David Abodunrin, Agile Coach and Scrum Master, discuss his transition from waterfall to agility on today's podcast.
David and Bill …

Bridging AI data science and engineering: A personal journey

October 31st, 2023


🀝 Unlock the full potential of your AI and ML teams

We are excited to welcome Christos Hadjinikolis, Software Engineer at Vortexa, to discuss his …

Cultivating Excellence: Leadership and Organizational Cultures

October 24th, 2023


πŸŽ™οΈ Learn how to cultivate πŸ₯‡ excellence in leadership and organizational cultures
In today's podcast, Chuck Mollor, best-selling author of The …

Navigating change and evolving with purpose

October 10th, 2023


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Unpack the essentials of embodied agile leadership so you can thrive amidst constant change

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Coping with digital transformation and human change

October 3rd, 2023


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πŸŽ™οΈ Indispensable guidance for leaders in the throws of digital transformation

Pia Wendelbo, CEO of Scandinavian Change Agents, provides …

Amplify your impact: Unleash the power of alignment to deliver value

August 8th, 2023


πŸŽ™οΈ Delivering value starts with alignment
We are excited to introduce you to Jonathon Hensley, CEO of Emerge Interactive and Author of Alignment, to share the importance of delivering value through alignment and how …

Behavorial change is the heart of agile

August 1st, 2023


πŸŽ™οΈ Focus 🧘, Customer 🧍, and Collaboration 🀝 are major drivers for success in Elavon / US Bank's shift to Agility
In today's podcast, Jan …

Return to agility by leading with the customer

July 25th, 2023


πŸŽ™οΈ How well do you know your users and the problems you can solve for them?

We are excited to have Debbie Levitt, Founder of Delta CX and author of …

How Leaders Build Connection and Get Results

July 18th, 2023


πŸŽ™οΈ Are you switched πŸ’‘ on to lead with compassionate accountability?

Today, we are excited to introduce you to Dr. Nate Regier, Ph.D., who will share how to lead with compassionate accountability to build better …

To AI or not to AI?

July 11th, 2023


πŸŽ™οΈ When do you use πŸ€– AI? Let's find out in this informative interview
Today, we are thrilled to have Jay Palat as a guest who will help you decide when to use artificial intelligence and machine learning for your …

Introducing Network After Work and the Virtual AI Summit

July 4th, 2023


πŸŽ™οΈ Small teams with big dreams get the work done! πŸ’‘πŸš€πŸ†πŸŽ‰

πŸ‘‰ Featuring a plug for Bill Raymond's upcoming AI Virtual Summit

We are delighted to have Tatiana Maldonado, COO at Network After Work, on today's podcast to …

Reflecting for Success: The power of team retrospectives

June 27th, 2023


πŸŽ™οΈ Reflect, improve, repeat, and enjoy the benefits of improved team collaboration
We are thrilled to have Aino Vonge Corry as a guest to share …

Exceptional User Experiences

June 20th, 2023


πŸŽ™οΈ Superior user experiences will fuel your business πŸš€ growth

Satyam Kantamneni, author of User Experience Design: A Practical Playbook to Fuel Business Growth joins Bill Raymond in today's podcast. Satyam Satyam …

Introducing Kanban

June 13th, 2023


πŸŽ™οΈ Keep teams in sync and that product πŸš† train moving using a visual Kanban board

Eric Brechner joins the podcast today to discuss how you can manage team or personal work using Kanban.

Throughout the discussion, Eric …

The leadership development journey

May 31st, 2023


Change, complexity, and unpredictability require a new approach to leadership.

In today's podcast, Zazana (Zuzi) Ε ochovΓ‘ will share how leaders can embrace complexity and create a safe space for their teams to deliver …

Align with yourself, align with your teams

May 30th, 2023


πŸŽ™οΈ Align your actions with and purpose to πŸ† achieve personal agility

We are excited to have Peter B. Stevens, creator of The Personal Agility System, as a guest on today's podcast. Peter shares how reflecting on your …

AI Transformation and Agile Leadership

May 23rd, 2023


Agilists are ideal candidates to run complex πŸ€– AI efforts

We are thrilled to introduce you to a machine learning and artificial intelligence leader, Zorina Alliata, Sr Global Machine Learning Strategist, Amazon, Chair …

Using metrics to drive value delivery

May 9th, 2023


It is time to measure πŸ‘πŸ½ team success with customer-focused, value-driven πŸ“ˆ metrics
In today's podcast, we are thrilled to have Dave Witkin, Founder, and Managing Principal at Packaged Agile, join us for a lively …

Unlocking the potential of military veterans as agilists

May 2nd, 2023


πŸŽ–οΈMilitary veterans' unique skills make them well-suited as 🎯 agilists ‡️
We are excited to have Mike Whitaker as a guest on today's podcast.
Mike shares his experience moving from the military to the private …

Introducing agile government procurement

April 25th, 2023


Don't spend πŸ’° $10 million for a πŸ’΅ $1 million solution on your next procurement πŸ‘‡ Β 

Today, John Stenbeck, a best-selling author and a leader in the …

A deep-dive into the year-end 2022 Business Agility Report

April 18th, 2023


The drive to business agility never ends, but there are inflection points ‡️

Evan Leybourn and Martin Foster review the changes, trends, predictive indicators, and insight that form a global view of organizations' …

Agile internships: A model for future generations

April 11th, 2023


What makes the ultimate internship program? A foundation of dignity, respect, and a crystal-clear vision for victory! βš‘οΈπŸ’―πŸŽ―
Today, Bill Raymond …

Empowering your workforce as citizen developers

April 4th, 2023


Stop repeating all those work tasks ‡️
In today's podcast, Phil Simon, Author of the book Low-Code/No-Code, shares how you can automate your work …

The value and promise of agile from a developer’s perspective

March 28th, 2023


Rather than pushing uncertainty away, embrace it! ‡️

Today, Bill Raymond speaks with guest Jonas Neumann, who will cover various software development …

Digital transformation and agility in hospitality

March 14th, 2023


For a hotel brand to succeed, leadership must embrace innovation.

Today, Are Morch joins Bill Raymond to discuss agility and digital change in the hotel industry.

While we may still be amidst significant change and …

Book launch! Build Your Model for Leading Change

February 22nd, 2023


In today's bonus podcast, we are excited to have Marsha Acker, CEO of Team Catapult, back again!

We are excited to be part of Marsha's journey by …

Introducing strategic AI planning and delivery

February 21st, 2023


πŸ” Podcast Swap!
More than 70% of AI projects fail. Learn how not to be a statistic ‡️

Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer, hosts of Cognilytica's AI …

The importance of emotional intelligence for successful agile teams

February 14th, 2023


Why is emotional intelligence so important for agile teams?

Dr. Tan Trung (John) Luong, Sr. Expert Consultant at Orianda Solutions AG, will help …

The Scrum Master Journey and their leadership role

February 7th, 2023


The Scrum Master helps the whole organization become more agile.

Today, Daria Bagina, Professional Scrum Trainer with and …

Effective, not glamorous Agile change

January 31st, 2023


Agile change is not something you can only deploy in your organization. Setting goals, building relationships, and collaborating are critical to …

An introduction to Scrum, Part 2: Implementing Scrum and Agility

January 24th, 2023


Whether you are delivering products or projects, agile delivery with Scrum can work. But how do you do it successfully?

Today's podcast is the second …

An Introduction to Scrum: Predictive vs Adaptive Systems

January 17th, 2023


About this podcast
Scrum and project management are not at odds with each other. Today, Nader K Rad introduces Scrum and the differences between predictive and adaptive systems on the Agile in Action with Bill Raymond …

End of year wrap-up 2022

December 27th, 2022


In today's podcast, we wrap up 2022 with some thank yous, some fantastic statistics about the podcast's growth, and some exciting updates about things to come.



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Rebroadcast: Introducing Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)

December 20th, 2022


We are excited to announce that the most listened-to podcast for 2022 was our interview with Jeff Gothelf on the topic of Objectives and Key Results …

The Importance of psychological safety in the workplace

December 6th, 2022


How will your organization succeed, especially in these uncertain times? Richard McLean, Senior Product Director at Elsevier, believes workplace …

Update for November 2022

November 22nd, 2022


Thank you for listening to the Agile in Action Podcast. We are taking a short break and will be back on Tuesday, December 6.

Starting in a new company as a Scrum Master

November 15th, 2022


Starting a new company as a Scrum Master, Aysegul encountered obstacles that you may also encounter.

In today's Agile in Action podcast, Aysegul …

The critical role of leadership and change management with agile transformations

November 8th, 2022


When someone says they are amidst a 200,000-person agile transformation effort, you ask for their advice, so we did!

Today's guest, Hrishikesh Karekar is an Agile Leader at Capgemini India, author, and serial Medium …

What makes SCRUM work when done correctly

October 18th, 2022


Today, we speak with Fred Fowler, Founder and CEO of Silicon Scrum, Best Selling Author on SCRUM, Professional Scrum Master Level III, and SCRUM …

Introducing the Seasons of SCRUM

October 11th, 2022


In today's podcast, we introduce our Season of SCRUM series, that will last from late 2022 to early 2023.

Leading change with GRIT and communicating with integrity

September 20th, 2022


Successful change management is the result of navigating people through resistance. Laurie Sudbrink makes the case that leadership must come from a …

Dealing with change while operating at the speed of light

August 30th, 2022


Nate Greenberg, Director of Information Technology for Mono County and the town of Mammoth Lakes, California, joins the podcast today. Nate shares …

The 2-year anniversary Agile in Action podcast retrospective

August 23rd, 2022


In today's podcast, Reama Dagasan shares how she interprets agile in her role as CEO of Pastabiz. Reama is also our executive producer and shares …

Quality agile delivery with external stakeholders

August 16th, 2022


External technology firms can complement your internal expertise and result in a lasting partnership. In today's podcast, Mark Balbes, Ph.D., shares …

How executive leaders create the space for agile to flourish

August 9th, 2022


Change is pervasive, perpetual, and exponential. Organizational efficiency is often hidden behind a veneer of busyness. Effective leaders embrace agile values and build a safe space for teams to succeed.

In today's …

Big announcements for Agile in Action with Bill Raymond Podcast announcements August 2022

August 2nd, 2022


Today, we are excited to announce that we have reached 10,000 active listeners, are celebrating our 2-year anniversary, and will provide transcripts for all new podcasts.

The leader's mindset required for organizational agility

July 26th, 2022


Shifting to organizational agility can mean making a tectonic shift in how you structure your business and empower teams. In today's podcast, leading author and Agilist, Dr. Thomas Grisham shares proven examples to help …

What it means to become nimble

June 14th, 2022

Today, I am excited to share a conversation with Christina Wodtke, a celebrity in agile leadership and team dynamics. Christina is the author of …

Building a culture of psychological safety

June 7th, 2022

Building a culture of psychological safety reduces fear, celebrates failures, and provides a safe space for your teams to communicate. In today's …

Successful globally distributed teams

May 17th, 2022


Mark Kilby, author, and remote agile guide shares the challenges of leading globally distributed agile teams. Mark then offers practical advice such …

Outcome-driven design and team behaviors

May 10th, 2022


Josh Seiden is an acclaimed author in the lean and agile space, focusing on product design. Today, Josh shares how outcome-driven design can change human behavior, translating into improved customer value.



The Art and Science of Facilitation

April 12th, 2022


In today's podcast, Marsha Acker shares the art and science of facilitation. Marsha shares stories and ideas that will help you run more efficient, …

Risk-driven security in agile software development

April 5th, 2022


Dan Ionita, a Researcher with a Ph.D. in risk assessment, shares a model for integrated security into modern agile software management teams. Dan shares case studies and practical guidance for assessing and prioritizing …

Introducing Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)

March 29th, 2022


In today's podcast, Jeff Gothelf shares the importance of Objectives and Key Results (or OKRs). Jeff shares the proper way to define OKRs, sharing …

How team self-selection helps people excel

March 22nd, 2022


In today's Agile in Action podcast, Bill Raymond talks with Sandy Mamoli and David Mole about helping people excel through the process of team …

The planet is also the customer: Agile and sustainability

March 15th, 2022


On today's podcast, Bill speaks with Jutta Eckstein, who shares her passion for sustainability and concerns that agile may increase our carbon footprint. Jutta shares how you can make a difference in your personal life …

Avoid being your own worst enemy

March 8th, 2022


Do you feel your voice is not heard on important topics or meetings? As a leader, do you want to elicit your teams' best possible guidance and ideas?

From product owner to experience owner

March 1st, 2022


As you improve your products, so should the customer experience. Today, Jurgen Appelo and Bill Raymond talk about the need for customer experience …

Are roadmaps causing feature factories?

February 22nd, 2022


In today's podcast, you will learn what a feature factory roadmap looks like and how to avoid them. Ryan Dawson, Principal Data Consultant at …

An agile approach to Knowledge Services

February 15th, 2022


Continuing our "Agile in..." series, we talk to Emily Disque and Laura Pike Seeley from the renowned design and architecture firm HKS, Inc. You will learn how their Global Knowledge Services (GKS) team drives knowledge …

Introducing organizational agility

February 8th, 2022


In today's podcast, Linda Parker Gates from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University talks about organizational agility. Linda shares the importance of an execution-first mentality, setting a …

From project to product: refocusing your organization and culture

February 1st, 2022


Today, Chris Jones, partner at Silicon Valley Product Group and co-author of the book Empowered joins us to talk about the shift to agility and a …

Setting and achieving corporate objectives (OKRs)

January 25th, 2022


In today's podcast, I speak with Glenn Gow, The CEO Therapist and a CEO Coach. If your organization is unclear about its intended objectives, you will not achieve alignment. That misalignment can have tangible costs, …

Dealing with Ambiguity in the workplace

January 18th, 2022


Some of us love swirling in the abyss of the unknown, while others need direction, clarity, and specificity. Ambiguity can lead to behaviors that drive an organization to falter, lose its competitive edge, or lose …

Introducing Agile for Research and Development

January 11th, 2022


Laura Pirro came to learn some agile concepts taking a course while at Ghent University. The course teacher said agile is primarily for software development and did not apply to R&D. Laura decided to learn more …

Agile in policy development

January 4th, 2022


Developing governmental policies can be a long and arduous task. At Citizens Advice, they streamline that process and use agile techniques to share …

Building a product culture and operating model

December 14th, 2021


Very often, we refer to agile as supporting a product-focused operating model. So, what is that operating model and what might it look like? Blake Bassett defines an operating model and then shares how you can consider …

Agile estimating and planning

December 7th, 2021


Agile teams often think differently than more traditional project planning efforts. Gone are months-long project schedules with tasks, milestones, …

An introduction to agile team planning and velocity

November 30th, 2021


In today's lively conversation with Adam Jennison, Enterprise Agile Consultant, you will learn how agile teams estimate their work and track how well …

Introducing the Art of Agile Development

November 16th, 2021


James Shore is the author of The Art of Agile Development. Today, he is announcing the generally availability of the book and shares what you will learn. In the text below, you will find the description of the book, …

Let's talk about SAFe

November 9th, 2021


Organizations that want to be more agile will often create small, autonomous teams that can deliver faster. The structure for those teams often looks similar to those defined by SCRUM. However, what happens when many …

From complicated chaos to value and velocity with flow engineering and value stream mapping

November 2nd, 2021


Do you have outdated or complex business flows that are hindering your ability to deliver more value to your customers at a faster pace? Today's podcast guest, Steve Pereira, "The Value Stream Guy" and creator of "Flow …

Improve team morale and performance by addressing technical debt

October 26th, 2021


Have you ever opened up an app that you love, just to be bothered by that one critical feature that hardly works, feels too slow, or is just frustrating to use? Chances are, the developers that wrote that code are all …

PLM, agile, and the Openness Certification

October 19th, 2021


Product Lifecycle Management, especially for large and complex products like automobiles, is ripe for re-invention. Organizations adopt agile techniques and focus on smaller, more focused teams to deliver more …

Defining and aligning product strategies

October 12th, 2021


I am willing to bet that the happiest teams feel they are working toward an objective that will delight their customers and move the needle on their product.


In today's podcast, I speak with Anthony Murphy, Director …

Introducing a proposal for a product manifesto

October 5th, 2021


In today's podcast, I have a lively discussion with David Pereira, Head of Product at Virtual Identity, who makes a bold proposal for a Product …

Introducing Agile for Marketing

September 28th, 2021


In our latest ""Agile for..."" series, we talk to Andrea Fryrear about Agile for Marketing. We discuss the unique structure of a marketing organization and the opportunities to reduce complexity and introduce agile …

Introducing ADAPT, a book for digital transformation

September 21st, 2021


Friend of the podcast, Luis Goncalves, returns to introduce his new book, ADAPT. You will learn the five pillars that describe how to transform your company for the digital age, along with an example of actual companies …

Introducing the Modified Agile for Hardware Development Framework

September 14th, 2021


Are you mad at your current stage-gate hardware process? Then let Dorian Simpson and Gary Hinkle introduce you to something that will make you feel good with MAHD -- or Modified Agile for Hardware Development Framework.

Introducing Agile for Finance

August 31st, 2021


As a researcher, Loreal Jiles has interviewed large and small organizations to learn the challenges and changes affecting finance. In doing that research, she discovered momentum to progress from data stewardship to …

It is our one year anniversary!

August 17th, 2021


We are excited to share the Agile in Action with Bill Raymond podcast is one year old! We are celebrating this by updating our website and …

Getting in the agile zone with the fluency model

August 10th, 2021


Today, I speak with James Shore, author of The Art of Agile, Development. We talk about the Agile Fluency Model he developed alongside Diana Larsen.

When you re-organize teams with a focus on agility, changes will not …

Agility, frameworks, and gaining a competitive advantage with Evan Leybourn

August 3rd, 2021


Business agility represents the continuous and purposeful change you make to deliver more value to your customers and gain a competitive edge. Very …

Agile in Agriculture at Dropcopter

July 27th, 2021


In today's podcast I speak with Matt Koball, co-founder of Dropcopter, about the role agile plays in his development of pollinating drone technology …

A day in the life of a Product Manager

July 20th, 2021


Leadership may define business goals, but how does your product strategy align? Enter the role of a Product Manager. Product Managers identify the …

OnePlan's Jose Levy on seeing the big picture with adaptive agile

July 13th, 2021


In today’s Agile in Action podcast, I speak with Jose Levy, Director of Cloud Services at OnePlan. We discuss the importance portfolio management …

Redefining leadership in an agile world with Peter Koning

June 29th, 2021


In today's podcast, I speak with author and coach Peter Koning about redefining leadership. As organizations modernize and shed their siloes, a new …

The power of an agile operating model in the manufacturing supply chain with Richard Spady and Josh Hinkel

June 22nd, 2021


Agile presents a shift in how we approach team structures, plan work, and deliver customer value. Richard Spady and Josh Hinkel are leaders in the manufacturing and supply chain space and share how organizations can use …

Taking flight with agile, a conversation with Yunpeng Li, Director of Cloud Services at AutoModality

June 15th, 2021


In the 1990s, organizations spent billions on large-scale, monolithic software solutions, such as ERP and MRP systems. Now, in the 2000s, innovative …

A day in the life of a SCRUM Master with Michele Magnardini at Sage

June 8th, 2021


When you think about agile teams, or more specifically, Scrum teams, you will often hear about a role called the Scrum Master. That role is …

Adapting agile to human resources with Natal Dank, Head of Learning, Coaching, and Community at PXO Culture

May 25th, 2021


Adopting agile can mean sweeping organizational change. Teams remove themselves from silos and re-focus with an intense focus on customer value and iterative design. This shift to agile will inevitably change many …

There is no matrix - Organizing teams for the digital era with Luis Gonçalves, Founder of Evolution for All

May 18th, 2021


In today's podcast, I speak with Luis Goncalves, who shares how too many organizations still use an industrial age, matrixed structure. Luis shares how to re-think team structures and focus on value streams over …

Building new teams one sticky paper at a time with Willem-Jan Ageling

May 11th, 2021


Learn how a successful global payments processor transformed their organization by letting teams form themselves. In this enlightening podcast, …

Leading high performing teams with Dr Lisa Mabli from Twilio

May 4th, 2021


In today's podcast, I speak to Lisa Mabli, Senior Manager of Agile Program Management at Twilio. We discuss the qualities that make up high performing teams and strategies for how new leaders can build and enable their …

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