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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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Aug 27, 2017

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In this week’s episode of the Agile Uprising Podcast, our hosts Paul Elia, Jay Hrcsko and Ryan Lockard begin a mini-series exploring the principles of Modern Agile.  In this episode, the hosts explore “Make People Awesome”.  Our hosts discuss the principle, what it means to them and then individually explore examples from their careers where making people awesome was demonstrated.

As the episode comes to a close, each of the hosts has some exercises for the listeners to try at work to promote making others awesome in their lives.  We encourage the listeners to try these experiments and report back their results either via twitter, the coalition or email. 

Links from the episode:

Simon Sinek books Leader’s Eat Last and Start With Why

Bob Chapman – Everybody Matters

Paul’s Twitter

Jay’s Twitter and recent blog post

Ryan’s Twitter and website

Aug 22, 2017

Agile Uprising’s own James Gifford was lucky enough to attend the #WomenInAgile event prior to #Agile2017, with This year's theme being Empowering the Changing Face of Agile: Women in Agile ; James had nothing but great things to say and we want to share the lighting talk portion of the event. The Organizer took an interesting approach to selecting speakers by utilizing only women speakers that had never before been compensated for a talk; Each person selected was provided a mentor to prep for their talks.


  1. Joanna Vahlsing (mentor Laura Powers):
    Gender's Impact on the Ability for Agile Teams to have Meaningful Feedback Loops

    2. Linda Podder (mentor Lynn Winterboer):
    Innovation Isn't Just for the Dev Team - It's for Scrum Masters Too!

    3. Susan Marricone (mentor Ryan Ripley):
    Empowering Women through Agile Outside IT


Big thanks to Natalie Warnert, Billie Schuttpelz, Eric Willeke, and so many others for a great event! Enjoy!



Aug 7, 2017

Join our hosts James Gifford and Ryan Lockard for a fantastic discussion with pioneering Lean thought leaders, Mary and Tom Poppendeick.  Mary and Tom were gracious enough to come on the show and share stories from the early days of Lean, the issues with waterfall development, the unique stance on backlogs and the product owner role, a discussion on Lean Value Mapping and a discussion on diversity in software engineering. 

Aug 2, 2017

What happens when your organization is not ready for agile but you know this methodology will help?  What types of behaviors or activities could you introduce to start your enterprise along the path to agility, without explicitly saying so?  Join our hosts Andrew Leff, James Gifford, Troy Lightfoot, and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss answers to these questions and many more as part of "undercover agile!

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