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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

Oct 21, 2018

It's a little over two years since the Agile Uprising began...join the Board of Directors as they look back on this year to discuss their favorite podcast guests, share funny "behind the scenes" stories, reveal their idea of a "white whale" podcast guest, and discuss what they're looking forward to in the next year!

Oct 14, 2018

Join Brad Stokes, Troy Lightfoot and Chris Stamoulis, coach of a state-winning football team and internal coach, as they discuss what it means to be a team and servant leadership. They explore areas such as vision, goals, cross-functionality and trust.

Chris breaks down some great ideas on what it is to be a servant leader and how that works both on and off the field.

Resources mentioned in the show include:

Constellations by Lyssa Adkins

Cross Functionality Plan by Andy Cleff

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Oct 7, 2018

Well this one took a turn...what started out as a discussion around coaching snobbery went down a rabbit hole where the group started discussing the dark side of coaching.  Join Andrew Leff, Troy Lightfoot, Chris Murman, and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss what the real differences between portfolio, program, and team coaches are (hint-nothing!), the golden rule when applied to working with other coaches, and how egos can not only get in the way of coaches working with each other, but also have adverse effects on those you're trying to coach.

Sep 30, 2018

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Join host Paul Elia and guest Kyle Aretae as they discuss the many facets of Diamond Agile.

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Support for the Agile Uprising was made possible in part from funding contributions via patreon.com/agileuprising. Thank you to our listeners and contributors.

Sep 23, 2018

In the last of our episodes recorded at Agile 2018, our host James Gifford is joined by guests Claire Moss, Erika Lenz, Andy Cleff, and Chris Murman where they discuss "safe to fail" organizations; what have they experienced, what works/what doesn't, and how can organizations change to adopt this way of thinking.  Enjoy!

 

NOTE-This episode was recorded live in a public setting, so edits were necessary to cut out background noise.  Apologies for any jarring cuts.

Sep 9, 2018

In this week's episode join Chris Murman, Jason Cusak, Andrew Leff, and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss the trials and tribulations of going through an enterprise agile transformation, through the lens of both a contractor brought in to help with the change, and as a full-time employee who is on the receiving end of said change.  They discuss the differences of the experience from both sides, the group swaps tips on how to work better with "the other side", and they even discuss the concept of "skin in the game," and how that plays into opinions and attitudes during a transformation.  Enjoy!

Sep 2, 2018

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Join hosts Colleen Johnson and Paul Elia and guests David J. Anderson and Teodora Bozheva as they discuss the Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) and Evolving Fit-for-Purpose Organizations.

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Support for the Agile Uprising was made possible in part from funding contributions via patreon.com/agileuprising. Thank you to our listeners and contributors.

 

Aug 26, 2018

Recorded during Agile2018 in warm (but not as warm as the Netherlands!) San Diego, our own James Gifford sits down with Jurgen Appelo to see what he's been up to.  This conversation covers all of Jurgen's current projects, including Management 3.0, Agility Scales, and even hints at an upcoming book!

Aug 19, 2018

Recorded during the Agile2018 conference in San Diego, James Gifford sat down with Billie Schuttpelz, Charles Neighbors, and Valera Kushnir to talk about agile team maturity.  The discussion then runs the gamut, covering topics like toxic team members, scrum master candidates, how to address team dysfunctions, and they poke around the question of "Should a scrum master be able to write code?"  Enjoy!

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Aug 12, 2018

Ryan Lockard, Paul Elia, and Brad Stokes discuss the challenges of working in the world of transformation and how things differ between being an employee versus a consultant.

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Aug 5, 2018

 This week's episode features special guest William Strydom and host Troy Lightfoot on the topic of "Integral Theory." William and Troy discuss how leadership and teams can make better decisions by applying "A Theory of Everything." They discuss past experience with this theory in personal life as well as individual, team and and organizational levels in Agile Transformations. As a bonus they discuss how to use this theory for everyones favorite topic, METRICS!

 

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Jul 22, 2018

Join Troy Lightfoot, Andrew Leff, and Chris Murman as they ruminate on why we have so many meetings...and why they overwhelmingly add little to no value to our lives. They discuss why meetings go off the rails, tips to keep your meeting moving in the right direction, and how to avoid those headshaking disasters most of us encounter in corporate life...Seemingly every day! 

Interestingly enough, the facilitator plays such a crucial role in these meetings. We discussed how we can see the facilitator can be part of the solution!

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Seven Symptoms of Bad Meetings

The Facilitator's Guide To Participatory Decision-Making

Jul 15, 2018

Join host Andy Cleff as he chats with Professor Dave Snowden. Topics include the development of narrative as a research method, the role of complexity in sensemaking, physics, philosophy, the coffee/alcohol cycle, cognitive biases and if agile/Agile has gone astray.

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Jul 8, 2018

In this week's episode host Jay Hrcsko sits down with Karen Martin to discuss her book Value Stream Mapping. They cover topics like executive engagement, how concentrating on a small part of a process will yield large results and the importance of having a great facilitator! 

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Jul 1, 2018

In this weeks episode Jay Hrsko and Troy Lightfoot discuss case studies on what makes a great scrum master. Note: Troy's microphone quality was a bit poor due to hotel internet.

 

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Jun 26, 2018

Join our hosts Brad Stokes, Troy Lightfoot, Andrew Leff, and Jay Hrcsko as they continue the conversation around the scaled agile framework; they come at the topic as if you the listener are new to the concept and they cover multiple topics, as well as discuss the pros/cons to SAFe and scaling frameworks overall.

Come and join the discussion on the coalition and share of your experiences with SAFe.

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Jun 17, 2018

Join host Troy Lightfoot and special guest Kevin Callahan as they discussed Product Ownership beyond just process and into real life decision making. Kevin and Troy discuss making decisions depending on Business context, Prioritization techniques, LeanUX and LeanStartup applied to enterprise, Lean Flow, and Quality. 

Kevins website: www.interactionagility.com

Black Swan Farming: www.blackswanfarming.com

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Jun 10, 2018

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Arlen Bankston and Brad Stokes chat about how HR can support a journey into an Agile environment, supporting the team, metrics and using HR as a stepping stone to transform an entire organisation. It is Agile and PeopleOps with Arlen Bankson.

Arlen is one of LitheSpeed’s two founders and owners and has been actively involved in the application and evolution of Agile software development processes such as Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programming for over a decade and a half.  He is also a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and was an early adopter in the application of broader lean principles to agile methods to deepen theoretical understanding and drive organizational change.

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Arlen's Book: HR and the Agile Organization

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Jun 3, 2018

 This week's episode features special guest William Strydom and host Troy Lightfoot on the topic of "Transformative Cultural Change." William and Troy discuss why "transformations" in general are so difficult and how Agile transformations are not unique to cultural change. They apply the lessons learned in Apartheid South Africa to change at the individual, team and and organizational levels in Agile Transformations. They also dive into why coaches who are expected to "install or roll out" agile will have limited success if the underlying human psychology is ignored. 

 

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May 27, 2018
Stop lying about when the teams will deliver. Instead make your roadmaps a communication device, not a commitment, or a list of promises to be broken. 
 
Listen in as Melissa Perri, Matt Barcomb and Agile Uprising hosts Colleen Johnson and Chris Murman discuss flow based, living road maps. 
 
And once again, we discuss if size matters.

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May 20, 2018

For our 100th episode, Jay Hrcsko hosts James Gifford, Chris MurmanAndrew Leff and Brad Stokes in a spirited discussion about VersionOne's 12th Annual State of Agile™ Report.

Topics include:

  • Distributed agile teams
  • % of teams using agile 
  • Reasons for adopting agile
  • Agile methods
  • Agile in outsourced projects
  • Challenges to adoption
  • Success measures 
  • SCALING SCALING SCALING
  • Does DAD/LeSS/NEXUS/etc. have a chance
  • And, of course, since Giff is on the show, poop

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May 13, 2018

Getting Things Done with David Allen

Join David Allen, Brad Stokes and Andy Cleff as they discuss

Getting Things Done in an Agile World.

"Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them."

David is the New York Times best-selling author of Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress-free Productivity. Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, Getting Things Done has become an incredibly influential business book and one of the gotos for personal organization. GTD is now shorthand for a way of approaching professional and personal tasks and is used by individuals from CEOs to developers.

David discusses the origins of GTD, the journey upon the way, mistakes made and lessons learned. He touches on a range of research such as distributed cognition, the influence of the martial arts and experience of establishing one of the first truly holocratic companies.

Come and join the discussion on the coalition and share of your experiences with GTD.

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Book - Getting Things Done - The art of stress-free productivity

Upcoming Book - Getting Things Done for Teens

May 6, 2018

Deliberately Developmental OrganizationsJoin Andy Flemming and Andy Cleff as they discuss An Everyone Culture: Deliberately Developmental Organizations.

DDO’s create an unusual kind of environment, one that tolerates — even prefers — making one's failures, risks, and weaknesses public so that colleagues can support each other in the process of overcoming them.

There's a wonderful congruence with Modern Agile principles:

  • Make People Awesome
  • Make Safety a Prerequisite
  • Experiment & Learn Rapidly
  • Deliver Value Continuously

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Book - An Everyone Culture

Apr 29, 2018

Certifications and Renewals

Members of the Agile Uprising present for this episode have held a number of certifications. Join us as we discuss each certification, why we think it exists, what it means if one has it, and whether renewing makes sense and if so in what situations.

 

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