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Agile Uprising is a purpose-built network that focuses on the advancement of the agile mindset and global professional networking between and among practicing agilists.

 

This is a group founded by passionate practitioners for passionate practitioners, and not a revenue generating organization.

We will remain agnostic of certifying bodies, removing external influences such as sponsors, partners and other organizations allowing us to focus purely on the advancement of the agile craft.

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Apr 24, 2017

This week we welcome Jurgen Appelo to the show.  Jurgen is aspeaker and  writer, pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century.

Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator and a Top 100 Great Leadership Speaker. Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations. And he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management. His most recent book is called #Workout / Managing for Happiness, which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients.

We were very lucky to spend an hour with Jurgen to discuss his various projects, his 12 steps for happiness, his recent stock sale for Management 3.0 and agile practices in general.

You can find on Twitter (@jurgenappelo) at agilityscales.com, management30.com, happymelly.com and good ole email: jurgen@noop.nl

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Apr 16, 2017

Thank god Jeff Gothelf became a broke musician :-).  Being fed up with his music career, Jeff entered the world of user design and set forth his journey of discovery of Lean UX and product discovery.  Jeff is the author of the industry groundbreaking books Lean UX and his latest work Sense and Respond.

Jeff spends a perfect amount of time speaking with Colleen Johnson and Andrew Leff about shifting from outputs to outcomes - one of his core principles in product discovery.  Jeff describes outcome measures when teams begin to see shipping a feature as the beginning of the process.  He posits that measures do not have value until you shift customer behavior.

Jeff describes the discovery phase as the catalyst for moving from doubt to certainty.  And is realized when we work in small batches and remove waste; but with a humble reality we might be wrong.

Jeff also spends time discussing the intent of Roadmaps vs. financial planning, and how both have value but are not synonyms. 

Jeff also mentions his talk "Scaling the values", you can find links to these talks below:

Mind the Product

Medium Post

 

You can find Jeff all over the place, but specifically:

Email

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Twitter

Medium

 

 

Apr 9, 2017

Come learn about the Kanban Method, directly from its creator, David Anderson.  David J. Anderson is a thought leader in managing effective technology development. He leads a consulting, training and publishing business dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing sustainable evolutionary approaches for management of knowledge workers. He has 30 years experience in the high technology industry. He has led software teams delivering superior productivity and quality using innovative agile methods at large companies such as Sprint, Motorola, and Microsoft. David is the author of three books, Agile Management for Software Engineering – Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business ResultsKanban – Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business, and Lessons in Agile Management: On the Road to Kanban. David is Chairman of Lean Kanban, Inc., a business focused on management solutions throughout the world.

This interview was conducted by hosts Colleen Johnson, Andrew Leff and Ryan Lockard.  We covered a variety of topics including; the history of the Kanban Method, the Kanban core values, Kanban as a scaling method, common misconceptions about Kanban and what are the most effective metrics in a lean organization.  David also shares his appreciation for the new Eric Brechner book, Agile Project Management with Kanban.

 

As the interview comes to a close, we are treated to the first class travel tips and airline recommendations from the master of travel himself :-)

Be sure to check out the training opportunities at Lean Kanban University and the Kanban Leadership Retreat.

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Apr 2, 2017

In this episode, Ryan Lockard speaks with Kelly Waters. Kelly is the CEO of 101 Ways and also works for clients as an Interim Director or Executive Consultant.  He has 30 years experience in the software industry, working his way from developer to tech lead to project manager to CTO.  He has over 20 years experience in the media/publishing industry and has also worked as Transformation Practice Lead for ThoughtWorks Australia, advising executives in the financial services industry on agile transformation.  In 2010, Kelly won an award for being the ‘Most Valuable Agile Player in the UK’ and his blog ‘All About Agile’ was started in 2007 helping people with all aspects of agile adoption.

Kelly shares with us his unique insight in the growth of Agile and the international perspective he has working in the US, Europe and Australia.  Also, hear about the explosive growth 101 Ways has realized in the past 12 months.

Read more about Kelly at 101 Ways, and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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