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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

Mar 24, 2019

On this episode of the Agile Uprising podcast, host Troy Lightfoot and special guest Dave Feldman go WAY outside the box and discuss the emerging science in health and lipidology and it's correlation with Agile  . 

Dave is a succesful software engineer who found a design pattern in blood lipids and is now changing the lanscape of medical science related to lipidology and trying to move a mountain of hierarchy using agile/lean processes and hypothesis driven testing.

 

Resources:

Dave's Website 

Dave's Twitter

 

Mar 17, 2019

On this episode of the Agile Uprising podcast, Chris Murman, Troy Lightfoot, and Paul Elia dive into how to get teams started with mob programming. 

 

For more discussion and feedback please join coalition.agileuprising.com

Mar 10, 2019

REBROADCAST - Join Andrew Leff in his conversation with four of the agile community’s strongest female voices as they discuss how far we have come and how far we have to go in creating trust, safety and opportunity for women in agile. Listen in as Janice Linden-Reed, Becky Hartman, Lisa Crispin and Colleen Johnson share their personal stories and challenge each of us to find ways to mentor women at all points of their careers by building strong relationships and providing honest feedback.

 

Mar 3, 2019

In corporate environments you can't help but notice the almost physical divide between the "business" and "IT".  This week, join Jay Hrcsko as he sits down with Georgina Hughes to discuss their experiences and some hints to how best combine these two sides of an enterprise to realize true transformation.  Enjoy!

Links:

Georgie's Website

Georgie's Twitter

Feb 24, 2019

In this episode we interview Daniel Mezick, author and creator of the OpenSpace Agility movement.  We start out talking OSA, but then we end up discussing themes such as how people learn in tribes, liminal states, and the importance of lower-level decision making as a true enabler of successful organizational change.  Enjoy!

 

Links:

Dan's Website

Dan's Twitter

Dan's Books @ Amazon

The Open Leadership Symposium

Feb 17, 2019

In this episode of the Agile Uprising Podcast: Jay, Brad, and Troy discuss their biggest fears and how to overcome them. Feel free to share yours at coalition.agileuprising.com and they could be future podcast topics! 

Feb 10, 2019

Strap in for a long one folks!  In this week's episode Troy Lightfoot, Colleen Johnson, and Jay Hrcsko discuss lean and it's utilization inside IT organizations, how to enable flow at all levels of the organization, and they round out the conversation talking about how to properly utilize No Estimates to drive predictability!

Feb 4, 2019

To stay competitive in today’s market, organizations need to adopt a culture of customer-centric practices that focus on outcomes rather than outputs. Companies that live and die by outputs often fall into the "build trap," cranking out features to meet their schedule rather than the customer’s needs.

On this episode of the Agile Uprising podcast; Colleen, Chris, and Troy sit down with Melissa Perri and discuss her new book "Escaping The Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value" 

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Jan 27, 2019

We often talk about "agile outside of IT"...what about lean/kanban concepts applied "in real life"?  This week join Jay Hrcsko as he chats with Sunny Singh from Hate5Six Productions, a one-man video production company.  They discuss concepts such as prioritization, WIP limits, throughput, predictability, and dependency management as applied to Sunny's work as a videographer.  Enjoy!

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Jan 20, 2019

In this week's episode Andrew Leff, Paul Elia, James Gifford, and Jay Hrcsko discuss scaling anti-patterns; they go around the table to discuss the hijinks and chicanery they have encountered while being part of enterprise-level organizations attempting to "do agile", and how to avoid them.  Enjoy!

Jan 13, 2019

Join the Agile Uprising Board of Directors as they share their 2019 resolutions regarding their current work, answering the question "If you could see one breakthrough with the teams, people or organisations you work with this coming year, what would it be and why? Bonus question...how to you plan to help it come to life?"  We hope this will get all our listeners thinking about what they're currently working on, and prompts them to set a goal for what they'd like to see and how to get there!

Jan 13, 2019

Join the Agile Uprising Board of Directors as they share their 2019 resolutions regarding their current work, answering the question "If you could see one breakthrough with the teams, people or organisations you work with this coming year, what would it be and why? Bonus question...how to you plan to help it come to life?"  We hope this will get all our listeners thinking about what they're currently working on, and prompts them to set a goal for what they'd like to see and how to get there!

Jan 6, 2019

It seems like everybody is an "agile coach" these days...but how do you know you're hiring a good one?  Join Andrew Leff, James Gifford, Chris Murman, and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss tips, tricks, and strategies for interviewing coaches to help avoid hiring a dud!

Dec 23, 2018

Jay jumps on to give a quick update as to what's being planned for 2019, and we rebroadcast one of our most-listened to episodes, Martin Fowler and Rebecca Wirfs-Bock discussing Agile Architecture.  See you again in 2019!

 

P.S.-First person to comment on the Coalition that correctly identifies the sample at the beginning of the episode will get a surprise in the mail!

Dec 16, 2018

In an episode that's probably long overdue, James Gifford and Jay Hrcsko sit down to discuss what happens when Orgs stop being waterfall, and start being agile...what do they do with all the project managers?  James and Jay discuss the types of PMs that commonly survive the transition, why the Scrum Master role is not always a 1:1 fit, and other questions you may have around this topic!

Dec 9, 2018

Agile Coaching a Commodity? with Tina Rusnak

Join Paul Elia and Tina Rusnak as they discuss whether Agile Coaching is now a commodity and what one might consider to stand out and stand strong.

Tina has 10+ years of experience with Agile and Change Management. She was an Agile Leader during a large and successful transformation journey at ADP. For more about Tina and a way to reach her visit FirstClassAgile.com.

To engage in our community conversation boards visit coalition.agileuprising.com.

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Join the conversation at coalition.agileuprising.com

Support the Agile Uprising by making a contribution via patreon.com/agileuprising

Dec 2, 2018

In this week's episode Jay Hrcsko gathered up some Coalition contributors to discuss what they see as the future of agile!  Jay is joined by Georgina Hughes, David Sabine, and Johanna Rothman as they discuss the future of agile methodologies, roles, frameworks, and the role of the agile coach...and just a hint: they don't always agree!  Enjoy!

Guests:

Georgina Hughes: Georgina Hughes is an agile enthusiast from London where she’s actively engaged in the large community of agile practitioners. She took a diversion during her education from psychology into computer science, and has made a u-turn during her career back to psychology in order to support management in understanding that there is no difference between a software developer and a business person. She is currently studying with Barefoot Coaching to become an accredited member of the International Coaching Federation.

Georgie's upcoming speaking engagement:  Troublemakers, Misfits, and Disruptors, how does one with with Agilists.

https://www.meetup.com/ScrumEvent/events/256257177/

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David Sabine: David’s career highlights the intersections of business, technology, the fine arts, and education. He is a Scrum Trainer, executive consultant, Product developer, Executive Director of Ontario Scrum Community®, a TEDx alumnus, Musician, and proud father of two daughters.

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Johanna Rothman: Known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” Johanna offers frank advice for your tough problems. She has an extensive career in project and program management, none of which were waterfall. She’s the author of 14 books, with more on the way. Her current book in progress is From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver. Her most recent finished book is Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver.

www.jrothman.com

Book I mentioned: https://leanpub.com/geographicallydistributedagileteams/

Other books: https://www.jrothman.com/books/

Influential Agile Leader (I didn’t mention, but should have): https://www.influentialagileleader.com/

 

 

Nov 25, 2018

Join Brad Stokes and Maria Matarelli as they discuss what it means to attain personal agility and do more of what matters. They discuss how personal agility is more than doing more things, it is about being able to do the things that matter to you. They also discuss the powerful force of how coaching in your personal leads to greater happiness and a more fulfilled total life both within and outside of the workplace.

Maria is a published author and holds more than 10 industry certifications encompassing coaching, facilitation, project management, and leads certification training classes for organizations throughout the world. 

 

For more information on personal agility, you can visit mypersonalagility.org

You can find Maria across her social media platforms at findmaria.com.

Join the conversation at coalition.agileuprising.com

Support the Agile Uprising by making a contribution via patreon.com/agileuprising

Nov 18, 2018

 

Join our hosts Chris Murman and Jay Hrcsko as they sit down with experienced dojo coach Andrew Deal to talk about the Agile dojo...what is it?  How does it work?  What should you expect?  Somehow they involve Tex Winter's triangle offense in the conversation, and close out with some death metal.  What a fun ride!

Nov 11, 2018

Join hosts Troy Lightfoot and Colleen Johnson as they discuss the value of focusing on shipping over spending too much time planning. This is part 2 of our Advanced Product Ownership discussion with Kevin. 

Nov 4, 2018

Join our hosts Colleen Johnson and Jay Hrcsko as they sit discuss how to help remote agile teams with Molood Noori Alavijeh, host of the Remote Forever Summit.  They start off by defining the difference between "remote" and "distributed" teams, and then dive into practices to make collaboration more effective, how tools play into a team's success, and then they discuss the upcoming Remote Forever Summit.  Enjoy!

 

Molood Noori Alavijeh:

Remote Forever Summit  Starts Monday, November 5th!

Remote Forever (Molood's upcoming book!)

Molood's Twitter

 

Colleen Johnson:

Colleen's Twitter

 

Jay Hrcsko:

Jay's Twitter

Jay's favorite album at the moment: Hate Eternal

Oct 28, 2018

We mainly focus on process and technical improvements with the occasional discussion about workplace happiness and motivation. If all knowledge and creative work is coming from the brain, why don't we focus there? In this episode host Troy Lightfoot interviews Bio Hacking Expert Siim about how to optimize brain performance for individuals and what the effect might be on agile teams and organizations.

 

Siim's Youtube Channel

Siim's Website

Siim's Patreon

Body Mind Empowerment Podcast

 

Other Sources Mentioned:

NAD Study Mentioned

Sleep Tracking App Mentioned 

Oura Ring (Code: SIIMLAND) for $50 Off. 

Sleep Mask Mentioned

Blue Light Blocking Glasses Mentioned

https://panda.salk.edu (Circadian Rhythm Research)

https://youtu.be/7fHpB2_m9rA (Navy Seal Research)

https://realketones.com/products/kegenix-prime (Exogenous Ketones Mentioned)

Keto BodyBuilding (Siim's Book)

Keto Fasting Effortlessly (Siim's Book)

Keto Nutrition (Siim's Book)

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

Support the Agile Uprising by making a contribution via patreon.com/agileuprising

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.

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