AFH 045: System Thinking and #NoEstimates with Chris Chapman [PODCAST]

Chris Chapman (@derailleuragile) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss #NoEstimates, Lean, System Thinking, and Poutine.

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Chris Chapman Coaching on Agile Practices

Chris is a #NoEstimates advocate, a lean thinker, a lover of Canadian craft beer. He is a coaching with leanintoit.com and seeks to bring agile thinking to all levels of an organization. Chris is a true veteran in our field having worked as a developer, team lead, and now – agile coach.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How a #NoEstimates mindset brings value to a team
  • What lean thinking can do for executives
  • Coaching techniques for when you’re learning about a team
  • Where we learned about lean and system thinking

Links from the show:

This book will help you implement successful change and bypass change resistance by co-creating change. The book will do that through examples of how innovative practices can dramatically improve the success of change programs. These practices combine ideas from the Agile, Lean Startup, change management, organizational development and psychology communities. This book will change how you think about change

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Question: What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Please share your ideas below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Want to hear another podcast about the agile mindset? — Listen to my conversation with Zach Bonaker, Diane Zajac-Woodie, and Amitai Schlair on episode 39. We discuss growing an agile practice and how coaches help create the environments where agile ideas can flourish.

One tiny favor.  — Please take 30 seconds now and leave a review on iTunes. This helps others learn about the show and grows our audience. It will help the show tremendously, including my ability to bring on more great guests for all of us to learn from. Thanks!


This podcast is brought to you by The Agile Development East Conference.

Techwell’s Agile Dev East is *the* premier event that covers the latest advances in the agile community. Agile for Humans listeners can use the code AFH16 to receive $200 off their conference registration fee.

Check out the entire program at adceast.techwell.com. You’ll notice that I’m speaking there this year. Attendees will have a chance to see my Business of Agile presentation, along with my half day session on advanced scrum topics called Scrum: Answering the Tough Questions.

I hope to see many Agile for Humans listeners in Orlando, Florida – November 13th – 18th for this great event.

AFH 044: Agile Thinking with Don Gray [PODCAST]

Don Gray (@donaldegray) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss agile thinking, models, and frameworks. Of course we didn’t cover any of those topics…but we meant to. 🙂

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Don Gray Conducting a Coaching Session – Copyright Don Gray

Don is a friend and mentor to me, and a valued member of the agile community. He has contributed to multiple books including: CENTER ENTER TURN SUSTAIN: ESSAYS IN CHANGE ARTISTRYREADINGS FOR PROBLEM-SOLVING LEADERSHIP, and AMPLIFY YOUR EFFECTIVENESS.

Don was recently the Leadership Track Chairman for the Agile 2016 Conference. He co-teaches one of the top agile and leadership workshops available – Coaching Beyond the Team – with Esther Derby.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What to do when you don’t know what to do
  • How looking in unusual places can lead to great coaching insights
  • Models and frameworks that help teams understand their behaviors
  • Where new agile coaches can go to get started and leveled up

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Psychologist Eugene Kennedy and psychiatrist Sara C. Charles have brought this already popular book up to date with the medical and psychological advances over the past ten years. This book continues to provide counselors with all the essential tools they need to respond to people’s problems with intelligence and compassion.

 

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Question: What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Please share your ideas below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Want to hear another podcast about the agile mindset? — Listen to my conversation with Zach Bonaker, Diane Zajac-Woodie, and Amitai Schlair on episode 39. We discuss growing an agile practice and how coaches help create the environments where agile ideas can flourish.

One tiny favor.  — Please take 30 seconds now and leave a review on iTunes. This helps others learn about the show and grows our audience. It will help the show tremendously, including my ability to bring on more great guests for all of us to learn from. Thanks!


This podcast is brought to you by The Agile Development East Conference.

Techwell’s Agile Dev East is *the* premier event that covers the latest advances in the agile community. Agile for Humans listeners can use the code AFH16 to receive $200 off their conference registration fee.

Check out the entire program at adceast.techwell.com. You’ll notice that I’m speaking there this year. Attendees will have a chance to see my Business of Agile presentation, along with my half day session on advanced scrum topics called Scrum: Answering the Tough Questions.

I hope to see many Agile for Humans listeners in Orlando, Florida – November 13th – 18th for this great event.

AFH 043: The Agile Mindset with Gil Broza [PODCAST]

Gil Broza (@gilbroza) joined me (@RyanRipley) at The Path to Agility Conference (@cohaainfo) to discuss the agile mindset.

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Gil Broza Presenting at The Path to Agility Conference 2016 – Copyright COHAA

Gil is the founder of 3PVantage. He is the author of The Human Side of Agile and The Agile Mindset. Gil is a sought after writer, speaker, and trainer with a passion for delighting customers and valuing the human aspects of agile software development.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to foster an agile mindset
  • The impediments to adopting an agile mindset
  • What it means to value the human side of agile
  • How change can happen on an agile team

Links from the show:

The Agile Mindset is a practical guide to the thinking that makes agile projects work. This book is your compass for the Agile journey. Without prescribing any process, practice, or tool, it will show you how practitioners approach: deciding what to work on, planning and doing the work, engaging people and performing as teams, and working better.

Pragmatic and dogma-free, this book will help you understand what it means to be Agile and how to bring others along.

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Question: How do you foster a positive agile mindset? Please share your ideas below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Want to hear another podcast about the agile mindset? — Listen to my conversation with Zach Bonaker, Diane Zajac-Woodie, and Amitai Schlair on episode 39. We discuss growing an agile practice and how coaches help create the environments where agile ideas can flourish.

One tiny favor.  — Please take 30 seconds now and leave a review on iTunes. This helps others learn about the show and grows our audience. It will help the show tremendously, including my ability to bring on more great guests for all of us to learn from. Thanks!


This podcast is brought to you by Audible. I have used Audible for years, and I love audio books. I have three to recommend:

  1. Agile and Lean Program Management by Johanna Rothman
  2. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland
  3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

All you need to do to get your free 30-day Audible trial is go to Audibletrial.com/agile. Choose one of the above books, or choose between more than 180,000 audio programs. It’s that easy. Go to Audibletrial.com/agile and get started today. Enjoy!

AFH 042: The Grows Method for Adopting Agile Software Develpoment [PODCAST]

Andy Hunt (@PragmaticAndy), Jared Richardson (@JaredRichardson), and Don Gray (@DonaldEGray) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss the Grows Method for agile adoption.

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Andy Hunt Presenting at The Path to Agility Conference 2013 – Copyright COHAA

Andy is one of the 17 authors of the Agile Manifesto. He is the author of 9 books including: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master (with Dave Thomas), Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware, and Practices of an Agile Developer: Working in the Real World (with Venkat Subramaniam). Andy publishes books with Dave Thomas at the Pragmatic Bookshelf. He blogs at toolshed.com.

Jared is an agile coach, blogger, and speaker. He is the founder of Agile Artisians and the author of Ship It! – A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects (with William A. Gwaltney).

Don works with executives and managers to build coherent organizational structures, processes, policies, and goals that allows teams to flourish. He co-teaches one of the top coaching workshops offered globally – Coaching Beyond the Team – with Esther Derby. Don brings both wisdom and humor to his coaching practice.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What is the Grows Method for Agile Adoption
  • How to gradually grow agile in an organization
  • What is essential to be agile
  • How to get alignment between executives and agile teams

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The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process–taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development.

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Question: What is your go to method to help people adopt agile? Does the Grows Method fill a gap that you’ve seen in your practice? Let’s discuss! You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Want to hear another podcast about craftsmanship? — Listen to my conversation with Ron Quartel about FAST Agile and bringing craftsmanship back to software development on episode 10. We discuss scrum, extreme programming (XP), and the concept of craftsmanship applied to agile software development.

One tiny favor.  — Please take 30 seconds now and leave a review on iTunes. This helps others learn about the show and grows our audience. It will help the show tremendously, including my ability to bring on more great guests for all of us to learn from. Thanks!


This podcast is brought to you by Audible. I have used Audible for years, and I love audio books. I have three to recommend:

  1. Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Followers in to Leaders by L. David Marquet
  2. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland
  3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

All you need to do to get your free 30-day Audible trial is go to Audibletrial.com/agile. Choose one of the above books, or choose between more than 180,000 audio programs. It’s that easy. Go to Audibletrial.com/agile and get started today. Enjoy!

AFH 041: Discover to Deliver with Ellen Gottesdiener [PODCAST]

Ellen Gottesdiener (@ellengott) joined me (@RyanRipley) at The Path to Agility Conference (@cohaainfo) to discuss the importance of discovery and delivery.

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Ellen Gottesdiener Presenting at The Path to Agility Conference 2016 – Copyright COHAA

Ellen is the CEO and founder of EBG Consulting. She is the author of Requirements by Collaboration, The Software Requirements Memory Jogger, and most recently Discover to Deliver (with Mary Gorman). Ellen is a world-renowned writer, speaker, and trainer with a passion for improving agile product ownership.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why discovery is just as important as delivery
  • The importance of providing context to agile teams
  • How companies are moving towards product centric thinking
  • What team can do to maximize discovery

Links from the show:

Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis is a practical guide for rapidly discovering product needs in your lean/agile project. Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman, leading agile practitioners and consultants, share key concepts, practices, examples, a case study, tips, and powerful planning and analysis tools. This book is for professionals who need to collaboratively conceive, deliver and support software products and systems. You’ll learn how to continually discover and deliver high-value products.

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Question: Which discoveries have enabled you to deliver your products successfully? We’d love to hear your success stories in the comments section. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Want to hear another podcast about product ownership? — Listen to my conversation with Tim Ottinger and Mark Davidson about the role of the Product Owner on episode 22. We discuss #NoEstimates, Product Management, and the concept of “Controlled Disappointment”.

One tiny favor.  — Please take 30 seconds now and leave a review on iTunes. This helps others learn about the show and grows our audience. It will help the show tremendously, including my ability to bring on more great guests for all of us to learn from. Thanks!


This podcast is brought to you by Audible. I have used Audible for years, and I love audio books. I have three to recommend:

  1. Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Turning Followers in to Leaders by L. David Marquet
  2. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland
  3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

All you need to do to get your free 30-day Audible trial is go to Audibletrial.com/agile. Choose one of the above books, or choose between more than 180,000 audio programs. It’s that easy. Go to Audibletrial.com/agile and get started today. Enjoy!