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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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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 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 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!

Apr 5, 2020

 

We've already talked about the concept of colors and memes in the space of Spiral Dynamics...but what can we take from the material in regards to helping us with an organizational change?  Coalition member Jon Schneider joins James Gifford and Jay Hrcsko as they walk through some snippets of the book and discuss these concepts as applied to an agile transformation.  Enjoy!

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 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 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 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

Mark's Twitter

Promise Theory: Principles and Applications

Thinking In Promises: Designing Systems for Cooperation

Jonathan's Twitter

 

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