Agile Uprising Podcast

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.

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Jan 28, 2018

Exposing Time Theft: Making Work Visible with Dominica DegrandisIf someone stole your wallet, you'd notice it. So why don't people notice when they are robbed of something much more valuable than their wallet - time? Join Dominica DeGrandis as she chats with host Colleen Johnson on how to make visible - and reduce - the churn and burn that is creating a workforce constantly on the edge of burnout.

The technology world - and indeed the whole business world - is moving at a pace faster than ever before, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Instead of consigning ourselves to the pressure cooker of the modern world, it's time to elevate how we work. It's time to level up our game. It's time to make work visible.

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Jan 21, 2018

In his first book, Turn the Ship Around! David Marquet described his experiences as captain aboard the nuclear submarine USS Santa Fe. When he took command, the ship was, how shall we say… “underperforming”

However, after one year, Santa Fe was recognized as the most improved ship in the fleet. In less than two years she shed her infamy as the worst boat in the navy and started winning awards as the best ship in her class.

Captain Marquet has released a new workbook to help others apply the framework he developed over those years of experimentation to their own organizations - to build highly effective communities based on personal responsibility and trust.

Leadership is not for the select few at the top. In highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level.

Episode host: Andy Cleff

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Jan 14, 2018

Daniel Vacanti, one of the instrumental founders what we know of as the Kanban Method of software development, chats with hosts Colleen Johnson and Andy Cleff about agile metrics, Little's Law, the one metric that matters most, and the one that doesn't matter at all. (Spoiler Alert: It's Size)

Dan also offered our listeners a 20% discount code to get out of the cold and attend Agile US 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale Feb 26-27, 2018. Special Discount Code: AGILEUPRISING20

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Jan 7, 2018

In this week's episode hosts Jay Hrcsko and James Gifford are joined by Johanna Rothman to discuss her newest book, Create Your Successful Agile Project!  They discuss such topics as agile project managers, technical excellence, status reports, and middle managers in agile!


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