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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

Sep 20, 2020

 

In this week's episode Frans Alkemade, Brad Stokes, and Jay Hrcsko sit down with Dr. Lambda himself, Christian Clausen to discuss his book Five Lines of Code.  Just because you're not a software engineer doesn't mean you can't understand the importance of refactoring.  Enjoy!

Christian's Links:

Christian's book, Five Lines of Code

Dr. Lambda on Medium
Christian on Twitch
Christian on Twitter
Christian on Github

 

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Sep 13, 2020

 

"My boss has his orders, and I'm just following mine..." Have you heard this line? How do you coach around it? Join Amy Neil, Chris Wistrom, Mike Caddell, Todd Thrash, Chris Murman, Andrew Leff, and Jay Hrcsko as they unpack this most-painful of responses to the question of "Why are we doing this?"

Sep 6, 2020

Agile in GovernmentIn this episode, host Andy Cleff chats with Kim Davis, Agile enthusiast, coach, consultant, and educator, about Agile in Government.

Upcoming Events

Kim will be speaking at Agile and DevOps East in November.  

Her session will cover DevOps culture and transformational components for rapid value delivery in the government.

Contact Information

Women in Agile 

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Aug 30, 2020

Staying sane during Covid? Kinda over-rated.

It's been over 5 months of lockdown for all of us and dealing with situations we never ever considered we'd have to live thru.

In this episode, we chat about maintaining at least a facade of doing ok - as extroverts and introverts.

Self-care strategies to get through each and every day, like Jay's roller skates.

Might be NSFW due to adult language.

Yada Yada

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Aug 23, 2020

In this episode we chat with Bill Joiner to explore the challenges of leadership in today’s world.

Bill is a sought-after international thought leader and author of Leadership Agility

He focuses on the mind-sets and skill-sets that leaders need for a business environment that is buffeted by accelerating change and mounting complexity.

Contact Info:

Bill Joiner’s book:

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Aug 16, 2020

Liberate the elephant in the room! Host Andy Cleff chats with Jessica Katz, a trainer, mentor, and coach on a range of leadership topics including

  • Making Leadership a competitive advantage
  • Balancing the conflicting roles one faces in complex systems
  • Jessica's upcoming book focused on supporting middle managers

Contact Information

Websites

The not so fine print...

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Aug 9, 2020

 

Why are people the way they are?  How much of our behavior is nature?  Or is it nurture?  And why do we act certain ways in groups?  Join Coalition members Frans Alkemade and Joel Stone as they discuss how the concepts portrayed in the book bump up against their experiences in agile transformations, software development, and leading change overall.  Enjoy!

The Lucifer Principle on Amazon

Jay's The Lucifer Principle summary

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Aug 2, 2020

Listen in as @AgileAtelier Rahul Bhattacharya chats with Colleen Johnson @scrumhive and Andy Cleff @justsitthere on the topic of Product Discovery - a flexible period during which you and your team focus on building the right thing as opposed to building the thing right (Product Delivery)

Rahul Bhattacharya is an independent Lean/Agility coach, speaker, and trainer who is currently living in Berlin, Germany.

More about the Dual Track Single Flow model

Contact Information 

Yadayada:

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Jul 26, 2020

 

"Teal"?  What does that even mean?  Join Jonathan Schneider, Andy Cleff, and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss the book that every agilist references and yet nobody seems to have read, Frederic Laloux's Reinventing Organizations.   Is it worth the read?  Listen and find out!

Reinventing Organizations Website

Reinventing Organizations on Amazon

Jay's Reinventing Organizations summary presentation

Jul 19, 2020

Ahh...the "SAFe SPC."  Is it necessary?  Or is it the agile version of the PMP?  Join our host Chris Murman as he chats with Jay Hrcsko and fellow Coaltion members Joel Stone and Mike Caddell as they discuss the course, what they got out of it, and if it's worth taking.  Enjoy!

P.S. - Shoutout to Michael Casey and the Brothers Case @ Agile Big Picture for turning a tough course into a fun virtual experience!

Scaled Agile Framework - SPC Course

Agile Big Picture

 

Jay's Mental Progress Tracking, courtesy of Jon Schneider:

 

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Jul 12, 2020

In this episode, Chris Murman chats with Job Hackers Founder & Chief Agile Officer, Larry Apke, as well as two Job Hackers alumni.

Job Hackers is a grassroots 501 (C3) nonprofit with a mission to provide individuals with the knowledge and experience needed to navigate the complex world of knowledge work.

They provide free training in Agile, Scrum, and modern behavioral theories to increase diversity and inclusion at technology companies.

Their training has helped unemployed participants find jobs as Project Managers, Scrum Masters, and Product Owners.

Learn more

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Jul 5, 2020

Dave Snowden, Andrea Tomasini and Richard Dolman chat with Andy Cleff and Colleen Johnson to explore the most crucial leadership challenge of the day: Making Sense in Times of Uncertainty

Dave Snowden is founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy and decision making. He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style.

Andrea Tomasini is one of the founders of agile42. His background includes experience in product development, system architecture, business and strategic analysis, lean coaching, organizational change, and agile leadership. Andrea has trained and coached a diverse range of teams and helped many companies in various industries in implementing agile methods like Scrum. These days, Andrea works primarily as a Strategic Coach, supporting Agile Leaders in the process of transforming their organization, strategy, and culture to achieve greater agility and resilience. Being an international expert in the area of Agile Leadership, he is currently pioneering data capture and analysis methods in complex organizational structures and working on a book on ORGANIC agility.

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Jun 28, 2020

This week's episode is all FLOW, FLOW, FLOW!  Andy Cleff and Jay Hrcsko are joined by fellow agile coach Jeff Pray to discuss two of the concepts he uses while coaching the concept of flow in the enterprise.  His Flow Manifesto is a re-imagining of the Agile Manifesto but specific to the concept of flow, and his white-paper on Flow-based Leadership is how Jeff escapes teaching leaders and executives all the agile jargon by simply teaching them why "flow" is important to them.  Enjoy!

The Flow Manifesto

Flow-based Leadership by Jeff Pray

Jun 21, 2020

 

We talk all the time about changing organizational structure...but we always end up with some sortof hierarchy.  And what about "teams that don't change"...is that really agile?  In this week's episode Jeff Anderson, author of Agile Organizational Design, sits down with hosts Ben AuYeung, Colleen Johnson, and Jay Hrcsko to discuss his book.  And there's even a Lantern Corps reference!

 

Jeff's Twitter

Agile By Design, Jeff's firm

Agile Organizational Design on Leanpub

 

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Jun 14, 2020

Colleen Johnson @scrumhive chats with Mellissa Boggs @HmngbirdAgility  about the Scrum Alliance’s @ScrumAlliance  organizational refactoring over the past year, finding the right balance between self-organizing teams and organizational constraints.

They also cover:

  • Melissa’s role as Chief Scrum Master, and the healthy tension that role has with SA's Chief Product Owner Howard Sublett  @howardsublett
  • The design of SA's new HQ space in Denver and how the office layout contributes to supporting SA’s core values
  • Making it through 8 hrs a day on Zoom, while maintaining connections with friends, family, kids, and partners - all with patience and grace
  • And totally unscripted - Colleen's little monsters make a cameo appearance.

Enjoy!

Jun 7, 2020

This is the second in a series of conversations co-sponsored by Agile Velocity and Agile Uprising that explore effective leadership from a number of different viewpoints. Panelists are L. David Marquet and Andy Worshek both with Intent-Based Leadership.

Expert on leadership, former submarine commander, and author of Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around!, Captain David Marquet imagines a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work, and where everyone is a leader.

Andy Worshek is a keynote speaker, guest contributor and Intent-Based Leadership expert. He served with Captain Marquet on the USS Sante Fe as Combat Systems Department Chief, later advancing to Chief of Boat on the USS Cheyenne.

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Contact Information (LinkedIn / Twitter)

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Jun 3, 2020

 

WARNING: NSFW!  Recorded deep in the J-curve of the coronavirus lockdown, the panel attempts to define the term "business value."  We're not sure if it was the cabin fever, the alcohol, or something in the water, but we had a helluva time trying to define it.   We're surprising everyone with a mid-week release as we think everyone can use a laugh right about now!  Join inadvertent host Chris Murman with the panel of Andrew Leff, Colleen Johnson, Brad Stokes, and our "irregular-regular" Jonathan Schneider as they attempt to unpack this.  Enjoy!

May 31, 2020

On this episode of the agile uprising podcast, Troy Lightfoot discuss what does a successful business agility transformation with SVP or Product Management at Gogo, Blane Boynton. 

Blane chronicles his company's journey, successes and challenges  in a multi year agile, SAFe, and business agility transformation. 

May 24, 2020

 

Join Coalition members Claudia Orozco-Gomez and Carter Leffen as they sit down to discuss the ICA Agile Coaches Certification Course.  Both Carter and Claudia are fresh out of the course, and they shared their learning, insights, and suggestions about who would most benefit by the experience.  Enjoy!

Claudia's LinkedIn 

Carter's LinkedIn

May 17, 2020

This is the first in a series of conversations that explore effective leadership from a number of different viewpoints.  Panelists for this Women and Leadership episode are:

  • Lyssa Adkins: an internationally-acclaimed, inspiring coach and teacher. Her current focus is on improving the performance of top leadership teams through insightful facilitation and organization systems coaching. 
  • Carolyn Dragon: an engaging and highly talented coach, facilitator, and presenter. Visionary, enthusiastic, and grounded in results, Carolyn is a leader in learning, growing, and inspiring women’s personal and professional leadership development.

Lyssa and Carolyn co-lead TENWOMENSTRONG - a group that brings together circles of dynamic and inspiring women leaders to live their life on purpose.

Link to the "Allow" poem shared by Carolyn.

The show was recorded with live audience participation. 

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May 10, 2020

In this week's episode we are joined by Fabian Schwartz, author of the book "Your Scrum Playbook."  We discuss why the poker analogy is better than chess, how to implement scrum in your organization, "hippie scrum", and much much more! Enjoy!

 

Fabian's LinkedIn Profile

Your Scrum Playbook on Amazon

May 3, 2020

 

In this week's chat Chris Murman, Andrew Leff, and Jay Hrcsko sit down to discuss the book Zone To Win by Geoffrey Moore...how do concepts like zone management play into our experiences in agile transformations?  Take a listen and find out!

Zone To Win on Amazon

Link to Jay's "book report" slides

Apr 26, 2020

In our newest episode of "Business Agility" Creator of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Dean Leffingwell joins Chris Murman, Troy Lightfoot, and Andrew Leff to discuss Business Agility, SAFe 5.0, and address some of the criticisms in various Forbes, Medium, and online articles of SAFe.

Apr 19, 2020

In our newest episode of "Should I Take This?" agile practitioner Lynn Winterboer joins Jay Hrcsko, Troy Lightfoot, and Andrew Leff to discuss the Scaled Agile Release Train Engineer course...who knew it was more coaching than project management?!?!  Enjoy!!!

Apr 12, 2020

 

Audit and Compliance...two of the scariest departments to engage in an agile transformation...but should they be? Guest Jon Schneider joins Andrew Leff, James Gifford, and Jay Hrcsko to talk about how to have positive interactions with your audit and compliance folks while you transform, as well as how to build strong relationships with this department going forward.  Enjoy!

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