AFH 056: Women in Agile with Natalie Warnert [PODCAST]

Natalie Warnert (@nataliewarnert) and Amitai Schleier (@schmonz) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss #womeninagile, seeking out diversity, capacity vs velocity, #NoEstimates, and more.

Natalie Warnert Presenting at A Conference

Natalie is a writer, speaker, agile coach, and team innovator. She is passionate about the #womeninagile movement and helps foster a welcoming culture where ever she goes. Natalie is an avid reader, a swimmer, and snowboarder.

Amitai is a software development coach, speaker, legacy code wrestler, non-award-winning musician, award winning bad poet, and the creator of the Agile in 3 Minutes podcast. He blogs at schmonz.com and is a frequent guest on Agile for Humans. Amitai has published many of his agile observations and musings in his new book – Agile in 3 Minutes on Lean Pub.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How the #womeninagile movement is impacting the agile community
  • Why diversity is critical to your teams success
  • The difference between capacity and velocity and how it changes the value conversation

Links from the show:

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Want to hear another podcast about the life of an agile coach? — 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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