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This is the Agile Uprising Podcast. Agile Uprising is a purpose-built network that focuses on the advancement of the agile mindset and global professional networking between leading agilists. We will remain agnostic of certifying bodies and focus purely on the advancement of the agile craft. Our network will evolve over time, and at the core our online community will remain free to join - forever. We will leverage both traditional and emerging communication and collaboration channels to explore various topics of interest with a direct focus on removing external influences from sponsors, partners and other organizations. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app!
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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.

Visit our Main Page | Join the Coalition | View our Manifesto Author Project

Mar 29, 2020

Time and time again, we hear managers and executives say "Coaches are expensive."  In this episode Coalition members Rudiger Wolf and Joel Stone join Andrew Leff and Jay Hrcsko to talk about how to demonstrate the value of a coach, as well as ways to circumvent the entire discussion.  Enjoy!

Mar 22, 2020

 

Well, we started out intending to talk about effective remote coaching, but we took a turn and discussed how to be effective as a colleague with this "new normal" in the post-COVID world.  We got a bit loose but this is one of our most "real" episodes.  Coalition members Jon Schneider and Mike Caddell joined Colleen Johnson, Chris Murman, James Gifford, and Jay Hrcsko for a conversation that includes screaming kids, profanity, and honest feelings about how to try and be productive when life gets in the way.  Enjoy!

Mar 15, 2020

Earlier this week we convened a panel of dislocated/distributed/remote work experts to discuss the impacts of the Coronavirus on the world of work, and to offer up some tips, tricks, and hints for those who are new to remote work.  Join Lisette Sutherland, Mark Kilby, and Johanna Rothman as they sat down with Jay Hrcsko to have a fun and insightful conversation about this new paradigm, and maybe pick up some ideas along the way!

 

Lisette Sutherland

Lisette's Website

Collaboration Superpowers Website

Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely

Mark Kilby

Mark's Website

From Chaos to Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver

Johanna Rothman

Johanna's Website

Johanna's Books on Amazon

 

Mar 8, 2020

Dina Gofman, the author of Forgetting the Money, talks to Brad Stokes about Project Accounting and how applying another lense understanding your projects. 

Dina has used Project Accounting for her own startups and helped others. Dina’s experience ranges across a multitude of projects and programs within a number of international organisations.

Dina has seen the pain caused when teams forget the money and how to account for the value they bring to the table.

Links:

http://projectaccounting.com.au
https://www.amazon.com.au/Forgetting-Money-Dina-Gofman/dp/0646996681

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Mar 1, 2020

What exactly is an agile coach?  When should you hire one?  Do you ever need to "refresh" your coaching contingent?  And when do you cut them loose?  Join our panel comprised of Coalition member Rob Legatie along with Andy Cleff, Chris Murman, James Gifford, and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss these questions and a ton more!

Feb 23, 2020

Be careful what you discuss with friends at a conference, or you may end up writing a book about it. That's what Ryan Ripley is learning now that the book he wrote with Todd Miller, Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Sense Problems, is on shelves. After talking about some of the challenges he's seen helping Scrum teams inspect and adapt with friends, someone said, "that sounds like a book right there!"

Ripley and host Chris Murman discuss the writing process, why Scrum is just now hitting its stride, and why it's still the best solution to take a group of people and deliver effective solutions today.

The book is available on Amazon, and be sure to tell him Murman sent you.

Feb 16, 2020

In the latest episode of our "Should I Take This?" series, once again Troy Lightfoot and Jay Hrcsko sit down to discuss another Scaled Agile course, and this time it's Lean Portfolio Management.  Check it out and let us know if you agree!

Feb 9, 2020

In this episode of our "Should I Take This?" series, Jay Hrcsko and Troy Lightfoot sit down to discuss the SAFe DevOps Practitioner course. 

Hint: this course isn't for just for developers, and maybe the most rewarding course that you don't hear much about!

Enjoy!

Feb 2, 2020

In this Agile Uprising podcast, co-hosts Andy Cleff and Erik Cottrell chat with David Marquet about his latest book. The hypothesis behind “Leadership is Language” is that how we communicate at work has been programmed by Industrial Revolution thinking. However in today’s world of creative knowledge work, we no longer labor on old-fashioned assembly lines, so why should we use language that was designed for them? 

Marquet provides six plays to change the way we show up, impact our organizational cultures, and ultimately transform our outcomes:

  • Control the clock, don't obey the clock
  • Collaborate, don't coerce
  • Commit, don't comply
  • Complete, don't continue
  • Improve, don't prove
  • Connect, don't conform

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Jan 26, 2020

 

What's the hardest department to transform?  What's the one thing a transformation always gets wrong?  We play a game of 20 questions with Colleen Johnson, Andrew Leff, Chris Murman, and Andy Cleff where we answer these an 18 more!  Enjoy!

Jan 19, 2020

In this episode Jay Hrcsko, Andy Cleff and guest Chris Wistrom have a panel discussion reviewing their experience at Craig Larman’s three-day LeSS Masterclass. Topics include:

  • The Problem with Local Optimization: How local optimization leads to suboptimization at the global level.
  • Systems Thinking: Using causal loop diagrams to visualize complex relationships between variables and outcomes
  • Why none one of us will come back from the LeSS class preaching “We have found the silver bullet!!!”

 

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Jan 12, 2020

 

In this week's exciting episode we sit down with Dana Pylayeva to talk about Liberating Structures...what are they?  How do we use them?  Can you "daisy-chain" them together for even better results?  Join us and see!

Dana's LinkedIn

Dana's Twitter

Dana's Website: Agile Play Consulting

 

Free Liberating Structures resources:

Free App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/liberating-structures/id1206361128?mt=8

Website: http://www.liberatingstructures.com/ls-menu

Meetup in NYC: https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Liberating-Structures/ 

Liberating Structures Events around the world: http://www.liberatingstructures.com/news-and-events/

Events in NYC:

NYC LS Meetup - Jan 16, 2020: https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Liberating-Structures/events/267573978/

LS Immersion Workshop - Feb 28, 2020  http://bit.ly/LSNYC_feb

Training from the Back of the Room April 2-3, 2020 : http://bit.ly/TBRNYC_april

DevOps Culture (with Lego and Chocolate game) April 4, 2020:  http://bit.ly/DEVOPS_april

Books and games:

Liberating Structures by Henri Lipmanowicz

https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-DevOps-Chocolate-LEGO-Scrum/dp/1484225643

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/devops-culture-role-cards

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/fear-in-the-workplace

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/safety-in-the-workplace

https://leanpub.com/selfselectiongame

Jan 5, 2020

 

As we leave the "Decade of Agile", a bunch of us got together to discuss where we've been and where we've headed.  Have we reached "peak agile"?  What's coming around the corner?  Tardigrades?  Blue Blazers?  Have a listen!

Dec 29, 2019

In this Episode Troy Lightfoot discusses the impact a great RTE can have when scaling with Sylver Calfo and Nayana Chavan. They discuss how a similar role can be useful even if an organization has not adopted SAFe as a framework as well as challenges, learnings, and advice from the field. 

Dec 22, 2019

 

Change...the elephant in the room when it comes to transformation.  Why do we try and standardize it?  Is it merely just a training thing?  Join hosts Chris Murman and Colleen Johnson as they sit down to discuss this topic with Esther Derby, author of the new book 7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change.  Enjoy!

7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change

Esther's Twitter

 

Dec 15, 2019

 

Are you trying to transform your organization but still doing "projects"?  How do we get "the business" speaking the same language as IT to help our chances of success?  And have we found the Agile Rosetta Stone when it comes to the above?  Join Jay Hrcsko as he sits down to discuss all the above with the author of Product to Project and the creator of the Flow Framework, Dr. Mik Kersten!

 

Project to Product

Mik's LinkedIn

Tasktop

Dec 8, 2019

Join Agile Uprising host Andy Cleff as he chats with Mark Schell about a challenge most software development teams face: the struggle to keep their codebases tidy. 

Often while organizations are super focused on delivering new functionality to their users, clean up tasks such as deleting unused code are not prioritized and/or viewed as important work. 

Plus it is so much more fun to take on the glamorous work of using the latest technologies to create a user interface or creating a new algorithm to perform machine learning. 

Listen in and grab some strategies for changing mindsets and behaviors to leave things better than you found them.

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Dec 1, 2019

"I promise..." What if we applied the idea of a promise to engineering, systems design, and how we interact with each other?  Join host Jay Hrcsko and special guest-host Jonathan Magen as they sit down early in the morning to chat with the brilliant Mark Burgess, creator of Promise Theory.  Make sure you've had your coffee before you listen, this just may change how you interact with everyone!

 

Mark's Website

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Promise Theory: Principles and Applications

Thinking In Promises: Designing Systems for Cooperation

Jonathan's Twitter

 

Nov 24, 2019

What if you want to transform your enterprise but NOT go down the path of scaling frameworks?  Is that wise?  Is it even possible?  Join Andrew Leff, James Gifford, and Jay Hrcsko as they unpack this topic in this week's episode!

Nov 17, 2019

In this @AgileUprising podcast Bob Anderson @leadershipcir, Chairman of the Board of the Leadership Circle and co-author of Mastering Leadership and Scaling Leadership, chats with Andy Cleff @justsitthere

They explore the intersections between leadership and personal mastery, between competence and consciousness, and how organizations can achieve extraordinary performance at scale through the personal transformation of leaders - from reactive, to creative, to integral and beyond.

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Nov 10, 2019

Join us as we sit down with Ben Moisor from Hired Thought to discuss Wardley Mapping...what it is, how to use it, hints & tricks, the whole enchilada! Enjoy!

Ben's Website

Ben's Wardley Mapping Website

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Ben's Podcast (SUBSCRIBE!)

Wardley Mapping by Simon Wardley

Wardley Mapping Pads

Nov 3, 2019

Do we really need a transformation office?  Does that help or hurt our efforts at organizational change? Jason Little, Lean Change Management, explores these questions and more with Chris Murman, Andrew Leff, and Jay Hrcsko on this week's episode!

Jason's Twitter

Lean Change Management site

Jason's book, Lean Change Management

Oct 27, 2019

In this weeks pseudo-philosophy episode we join Andrew, Troy, and Jay as they discuss Ken Wilber's Integral Theory as applied to agile transformations...holons, the 4 quadrants of existence, perception, and how an imbalance in one may lead to problems in the others, as well as how to use this information in your (potentially struggling)  transformation.  Enjoy!

 

A Theory of Everything book

The Theory of Everything Retrospective

Hoshin Kanri

 

Oct 20, 2019

What defines a "successful" agile transformation?  Is there a difference between "big T" and "little T" transformations?  And what exactly is a capon?  Join host Troy Lightfoot as he tries to corral an answer to this and other questions out of Chris Murman, Andrew Leff, and Jay Hrcsko.  This one's a bit of a rambler, but it should be fun for you listeners.  Enjoy!

Oct 13, 2019

What actually happens when you hire smart people and then put them in positions where they have to use their highest order thinking skills on context switching activities?  Listen to Brandi Olson and Andy Cleff to understand the true costs of organizational multi-tasking.

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