Aaron Griffith (@aaron_griffith) is a member of the Hunter #mobprogramming team, agile speaker, and #NoEstimates enthusiast. He joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to talk about agile in a galaxy far far away, agile coach camp (#accus) experiences, and a bonus topic from the Agile Coaching Cards Lean Coffee volume 1 deck.
We started with Aaron’s talk about agile and Star Wars. During this talk, Aaron compares and contrast the Republic and the Galactic Empire to an agile team. Using movie quotes and scenes he brings to life agile concepts and practices in ways that newcomers to agile can relate with and understand. He’s received great feedback on this talk and will be giving it again at Agile Testing Days in Potsdam, Germany – November 9th-12th.
We then moved on to our time at Agile Coach Camp 2015. We were both able to attend some interesting sessions. Ryan shared his experiences discussing the business side of agile and telling stories with Woody Zuill. Aaron explained insights learned in #MobProgramming sessions and gave his overall thoughts on his first visit to a coach camp.
Finally, we wrapped up by doing a quick Lean Coffee session using Victor Bonacci’s (@agilecoffee) new agile coaching cards deck. We pulled the “Dealing with bullies, naysayers, and other bad apples” card and shared stories and insights from past experiences with difficult agile team members.
And then…we called it a night.
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Resources, Plugs, and More
Ryan – http://agileanswerman.com
- Agile Coaching Cards – These are the Lean Coffee decks that were mentioned on the show.
- The Art of Thought by Graham Wallas
- Slack by Tom Demarco
- The Star Wars Saga