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"Design for redesign." Join us this week as we sit down with Jardena London to discuss her white paper "Structural Agility: Using structure to enable the flow of value." We touch on why structure change is paramount to successful change, how important continuous design is, and we discuss the types of tensions present in an organization and how they can be leveraged to "unlock" agility. We even touch briefly on her new book Cultivating Transformations. Enjoy!
ORSC Lab Series: Episode 4. Join host Leslie Morse and Billie Schuttpelz as they sit down with coach Paul Tevis to discuss his coaching experience. Enjoy!
This week's episode is another in the "Should I Take This?" series: Colleen Johnson, Andrew Leff, and guest Tim Guay from Agile Velocity talk about the Path to Agility Facilitator's course with host Jay Hrcsko. Who should take this? What will they get out of it? Do tactile teaching tools help? Listen in and find out...enjoy!
In this newest entry into our ORSC Lab Series, host Leslie Morse sits down with Billie Schuttpelz to spotlight her story with agile, ORSC, and her career in coaching. Enjoy!
In the second episode of our ORSC Lab, the panel of Leslie Morse, Billie Schuttpelz, and Andrew Leff sit down with guest Kat Conner to discuss their coaching journey. Enjoy!
Today we're launching a new series titled the ORSC Lab; this series is a discussion around the Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching course and practices, and we're going to be involving various members of both the coaching and agile community. Our first episode in this series is an introductory conversation between Leslie Morse, Billie Schuttpelz, and Andrew Leff. Enjoy!
"Leading with outcomes"...sounds like common sense, doesn't it? Then why don't most companies/organizations? Is it maybe because they can't even figure out how to start? Join Mike Caddell and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss the two-day workshop they attended on this topic, taught by Agendashift's Mike Burrows. Enjoy!
In this episode, host Andy Cleff chats with Molood Ceccarelli, author, and host of the Remote Forever Summit - now in its 4th year of bringing remote work to the agile world.
On 11-17 November 2020, world-class experts in agile, leadership, and remote work share their stories of strategies and techniques for remote working in agile. They are all here to empower you to sharpen your agile coaching skills, become a better leader, and get equipped to improve your remote team and distributed organizations.
In the newest entry of our "Should I Take This?" series Chris Wistrom, Ben AuYeung, Mike Caddell and Jay Hrcsko discuss the Business Agility course offered by Peter Merel and the XSCALE Alliance. They share what they got out of the course, what resonated with them, and why Peter Merel thinks humans will NOT turn out to be intergalactic cockroaches. Enjoy!
Digital. Lean. Agile. These words come loaded with so much baggage, how do you as a leader even begin to comprehend, let alone deliver a "transformation"? In this week's episode we sit down with Mike Burrows, author of the book Right to Left: The digital leader's guide to Lean and Agile (and a few others :)) to discuss his views on agility, how to get leadership in on the journey, and they touch on Agendashift, Mike's work in the Kanban space, and various other topics. Enjoy!
We often talk about the top-down aspects of a transformation...so does leadership experience with agile define whether you'll be successful or not? Most leaders rose through the ranks via Tayloristic behavior...does that bode poorly for your transformation? Join host Jonathan Schneider as he convenes a panel comprised of Mike Caddell, Andrew Leff, and Jay Hrckso to discuss. Enjoy!
In this episode, Chris Murman and Andy Cleff chat with Heidi Helfand about Dynamic Reteaming and the value of embracing change. How the ever-evolving landscape of 2020 impacts leadership, our concepts of “Team,” our need to build resilience and to take retrospectives to all levels - individual, team, system, and organization.
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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!
"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?"
In this episode, host Andy Cleff chats with Kim Davis, Agile enthusiast, coach, consultant, and educator, about Agile in Government.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Joiner’s book:
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
The not so fine print...
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!
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.
"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!
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!
Jay's Mental Progress Tracking, courtesy of Jon Schneider:
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.
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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.