AFH 025: What Did We Learn in 2015? [PODCAST]

Hosts

Ryan Ripley, Don Gray, Aaron Kopel, Tim Ottinger, Jason Tanner

Discussion

Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley), Don Gray (@donaldegray), Aaron Kopel (@aakopel), Tim Ottinger (@tottinge), and Jason Tanner (@JasonBTanner) got together via Skype to discuss their thoughts on 2015 and what they are looking forward to in 2016. We covered a lot of ground and a variety of topics including: Professionalism, #NoEstimates, Book Recommendations, Teamwork, Learning, Leadership, and the benefits of agility.

And then…we called it a night.

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Resources, Plugs, and More

Ryanhttp://ryanripley.com

Donhttp://coachingbeyondtheteam.com/

Aaronhttp://www.projectbrilliant.com/

Timhttp://industriallogic.com

Jasonhttp://appliedframeworks.com/

AFH 024: A Bonfire of Metaphors with Bill Caputo [PODCAST]

Hosts

Ryan Ripley, Bill Caputo

Discussion

Bill Caputo (@logosity) joined me (@RyanRipley) for a discussion about 12thprinciple.org – a site dedicated to the only principle in the agile manifesto that describes how teams should be organized:

Build projects around motivated individuals.
Give them the environment and support they need,
and trust them to get the job done.

We dug in to team dysfunctions, system dysfunctions, and how metaphors help us exchange information both effectively and poorly.

And then…we called it a night.

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Resources, Plugs, and More

Ryanhttp://ryanripley.com

Billhttp://12thprinciple.org

AFH 023: Remote Teams with Mark Kilby and David Horowitz [PODCAST]

Hosts

Ryan Ripley, Mark Kilby, David Horowitz

Discussion

Mark Kilby (@mkilby) and David Horowitz (@ds_horowitz) – CEO of Retrium (@RetriumHQ) – joined me (@RyanRipley) for a discussion about continuous improvement, retrospectives, and remote teams.

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Resources, Plugs, and More

Ryanhttp://ryanripley.com

No plugs this week. Just a big thank you to the listeners for continuing to spread the work about the podcast and for your feedback and support.

Markhttp://markkilby.com/

I also work with distributed volunteer teams as well. I’m not only the co-founder of Agile Orlando, but I’m the co-founder of Agile Florida, a network of multiple user groups in the state of Florida. We collaborate on events, share information on speakers, and help other user groups through our efforts. You can read our Agile2015 experience report on how we work as a distributed team at….

Davidhttps://www.retrium.com/

AFH 022: The Product Owner Role with Mark Davidson [PODCAST]

Hosts

Ryan Ripley, Tim Ottinger, Mark Davidson

Discussion

Tim Ottinger (@tottinge) and Mark Davidson (@agiledelivery) joined me (@RyanRipley) for a discussion about the Product Owner Role, #NoEstimates, Product Management, and the concept of “controlled disappointment”.

The Product Owner (PO) role is near super-human. Shared responsibility is one approach to bring this role back down to earth. During this discussion we talk about the complexity of the PO role, the impact that the PO has on the project, and how developers and Scrum Masters can support the PO as they lead the team towards delivering a successful product *release*.

And then…we called it a night.

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Resources, Plugs, and More

Ryan – http://ryanripley.com

Tim – http://agileotter.blogspot.com/

Mark – https://twitter.com/agiledelivery

AFH 021: Agility with Allen Holub [PODCAST]

Hosts

Ryan Ripley, Allen Holub

Discussion

Allen Holub (@allenholub) joined me (@RyanRipley) for a discussion about #NoEstimates, #NoManagement and what it truly means for an organization to adopt agility. Allen is a trainer, writer, speaker, and coach who takes a non-tribal view of software development and eschews the dogma that surrounds many of the current agile topics and practices.

Allen recently gave a keynote at DevWeek 2015 on #NoEstimates where he opened with: “We just need to stop doing all estimation now.”

 

Along with #NoEstimates, Allen I discussed what it truly means for an organization to adopt agility, why such a transformation is so difficult, and how Kanban wrapped around a waterfall can make life easier for both companies and coaches.

We wrapped up with a discussion on #NoManagement and Holocracy.

And then…we called it a night.

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Resources, Plugs, and More

Ryanhttp://ryanripley.com

Allenhttp://holub.com