This episode of the Agile Uprising is sponsored by Lean Agile Intelligence.
This week we come live from the Music City Agile conference from Nashville Tommy Norman and Gaines Kergosien along with our host James Gifford. Tommy and Gains sit and discuss the work that goes into establishing a conference and the approach that goes into creating a conference. Learn about the work that goes into deciding on conference track selection, venue importance, scheduling, and the importance of networking breaks.
The talk also covers the emergence of the agile scene in Tennessee and the large degree of technical Meetup groups. To subscribe to the Music City Agile group, fill out this form.
As the show comes to an end, the idea of blending conferences. Tommy and Gaines are asking you, the listener, to share your thoughts about blending topics/workshops – please join the show discussion on the Coalition to do just that.
Join our hosts, Chris Murman, Jay Hrcsko, and Andy Cleff as they dive into the discussion around Red-Amber-Green (RAG) status reporting and the use of this information radiation. This topic came from Andy’s Coalition post “Why Red is Good”. The post has quite a few comments – which you are welcomed to join into.
The conversation covers traditional use of the RAG status, modern adaptations like the Spotify Health Check model and how the hosts are currently using RAG status. Andy Cleff dives into his current usage, starting all projects at Red as there will inevitably be the highest degree of uncertainty at the beginning of a project. Andy also shares commentary on this article about RAG status reporting in the US Military.
Unfortunately, we were unable to find a video of a ferret being introduced to a kindergarten resulting in chaos (sorry Jay), but here is the closest thing we have to satisfy the metaphor introduced towards the end of the show.
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In this episode, we welcome David Horowitz on the show with our host James Gifford. David and James take a deep dive into the reality of distributed teams, the importance of continuous improvement and the effective facilitation of agile retrospectives.
David tells the story of his career from a software developer, to agile coach, and finally his creation of Retrium, and agile retrospective product/company.
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This episode of the Agile Uprising Podcast found its start in a blog post Chris Murman posted on his (must subscribe) blog. The post synthesizes the recent white paper from 6point6 that essentially says we aren’t “doing” agile right. 6point6 commissioned a survey of 300 CIOs in the UK and the US to examine their experiences of Agile and measure how successfully the principles of Agile are being applied and executed. One of the key findings was “British business is set to waste an estimated £37 billion on failed Agile IT projects over the course of the next 12 months”.
Our hosts, Jay Hrscko, Chris Murman, Andrew Leff and Ryan Lockard talk through various parts of the white paper and the subsequent blog post from Chris. We talk about the impact of agile-as-a-business, the reality of distributed teams, team commitment, the criticality of modern DevOps and the show closes with a passionate conversation about non-functional requirements (NFRs).