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

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

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 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:

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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.

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