AFH 084: Ryan Ripley on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) recently joined Vasco Duarte (@duarte_vasco) on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast to discuss Agile Coaching and working with teams.

Vasco Duarte - Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Vasco Duarte – Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

I had a lot of fun recording this episode with Vasco. We covered the very broad topic of agile coaching. I really liked that we were able to deep dive agile coaching and discuss how it ties back to Scrum Masters and their role on Scrum Teams. I really wanted to make the point that coaching is a career path and a difficult one at that. Ultimately, we are here to reveal insights about the systems of work without resolving them. To me, this is the highest form of coaching. I hope you enjoy this episode and give Vasco’s podcast a try.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to approach working with new teams
  • What to do with advanced teams
  • How to start your own coaching journey

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Book of the Week:

Create Your Successful Agile Project – You think agile techniques might be for you, but your projects and organization are unique. An “out-of-the-box” agile approach won’t work. Instead, unite agile and lean principles for your project. See how to design a custom approach, reap the benefits of collaboration, and deliver value. For project managers who want to use agile techniques, managers who want to start, and technical leaders who want to know more and succeed, this book is your first step toward agile project success.
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Related Episode:

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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AFH 083: Create Your Successful Agile Project with Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman (@johannarothman) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss her new book:  Create Your Successful Agile Project – Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, and Deliver

Johanna Rothman - Create Your Successful Agile Project

Johanna Rothman – Create Your Successful Agile Project

Johanna is known as the “Pragmatic Manager” who provides frank advice for difficult problems. She is a prolific author and blogger. She also publishes a newsletter called The Pragmatic Manager. She provides workshopstraining, and other services to organizations looking to improve the way they get work done. Her books include:

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to help set your teams up for success from day one
  • Why coaches and scrum masters need to focus on their own learning first
  • The role of management in an agile project
  • The power of experimentation

Links from the show:

How to support the show:

Thank you for your support. Here are some of the ways to contribute to the show:

Book of the Week:

Create Your Successful Agile Project – You think agile techniques might be for you, but your projects and organization are unique. An “out-of-the-box” agile approach won’t work. Instead, unite agile and lean principles for your project. See how to design a custom approach, reap the benefits of collaboration, and deliver value. For project managers who want to use agile techniques, managers who want to start, and technical leaders who want to know more and succeed, this book is your first step toward agile project success.
Click here to purchase on Amazon.

 

Question: Which topic resonated with you? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Related Episode:

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.

Help promote the show on iTunes:

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 audiobooks. I have three to recommend:

  1. Agile and Lean Program Management by Johanna Rothman
  2. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  3. Rolling Rocks Downhill: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Entertaining Way to Learn Agile and Lean by Clark Ching

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

AFH 082: Coaching Beyond Agile with Pradeepa Narayanaswamy

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy (@NPradeepa) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss how she uses her agile superpowers for good as an infertility coach.

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy

Pradeepa is a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org, a Professional Coach, and sought after conference speaker. As an Agile Coach, she is a self-proclaimed “Agile Passionista” who strongly believes in agile values & principles to help organizations delight their customers. Pradeepa helps teams and leaders in understanding & aligning with their organizational vision and supports their transformation journey.

As an Infertility Coach, Pradeepa works with women going through infertility and help them get unstuck. She provides a safe and non-judgemental space for those women to talk about their current struggles and coach them to get unstuck and move forward with their lives. Find her at www.lives-transformed.com

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to use your agile superpowers for good
  • Why coaching is valuable outside of agile
  • Restoring perspective, power, and choice for your clients
  • Where to go to learn about professional coaching

Links from the show:

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In Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact.

Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples’ potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how–by saying less and asking more–you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.
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Question: Which topic resonated with you? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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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.

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 audiobooks. I have three to recommend:

  1. Agile and Lean Program Management by Johanna Rothman
  2. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  3. Rolling Rocks Downhill: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Entertaining Way to Learn Agile and Lean by Clark Ching

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

AFH 081: The Scrum Guide Gets an Update with Dave West

Dave West (@davidjwest) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss the latest updates to the Scrum Guide.

Dave West hosting the Scrum Guild Update with Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland

Dave West hosting the Scrum Guild Update with Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland

Dave is the CEO/product owner at Scrum.org. He is a frequent speaker and widely published author of articles and his acclaimed book, Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and worked with Ivar Jacobson to run the North American business for IJI. Dave managed the software delivery practice at Forrester research where he was VP and research director. Prior to joining Scrum.org, Dave was chief product officer at Tasktop, where he was responsible for product management, engineering, and architecture.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Insights into the recent updates to the Scrum Guide
  • How the Scrum Guide is updated by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland
  • All the many ways Scrum is used around the world.

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How to Support the Show:

Thank you for your support. Here are some of the ways to contribute that were discussed during this episode:

Tired of reading Object Oriented Analysis and Design books that only makes sense after you’re an expert? You’ve heard OOA&D can help you write great software every time-software that makes your boss happy, your customers satisfied and gives you more time to do what makes you happy. But how?
Head First Object-Oriented Analysis & Design shows you how to analyze, design, and write serious object-oriented software: software that’s easy to reuse, maintain, and extend; software that doesn’t hurt your head; software that lets you add new features without breaking the old ones.
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Question: Which topic resonated with you? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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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.

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!


Have you ever been stuck on a project with questions or concerns on how best to move forward? Most of us have had a question or need some tips at some point in your career.

Agile software development professionals have a free place to go for answers to their questions. Check out AgileConnection, the free, online community for all things agile. There are tons of free articles to search, interviews with software industry experts, a Q&A forum where you can ask your question and get peer responses, as well as experts, checking in to help you out.

Create a profile and network with other professionals, leave comments on articles, get the weekly newsletter for the latest articles released, access the searchable archive of hundreds of issues of Better Software magazine, and so much more.

AgileConnection is a robust directory of information for anyone using, implementing up, or growing their agile practices. Discover more at https://well.tc/agilecommunity

AFH 080: Agile NYC with Joe Krebs

Joe Krebs (@jochenkrebs) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss his podcast (Agile.FM), agile leadership, agile user groups and the impact of agile on organizations.

JoeKrebs presenting at AgileNYC

Joe Krebs Presenting at AgileNYC 2014

Agile is part of Joe’s DNA. He is the founder and organizer of AgileNYC, an international speaker, trainer, author, and host of the Agile.FM podcast. Joe is the founder of Incrementor – the largest agile consultancy in New York City and is the author of Agile Portfolio Management.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Life of the agile podcaster
  • The role of leadership on agile teams
  • The state of user groups in New York and Chicago

Links from the show:

  • Agile.FM – Joe Kreb’s Agile Podcast

How to Support the Show:

Thank you for your support. Here are some of the ways to contribute that were discussed during this episode:

Agile development processes foster better collaboration, innovation, and results. So why limit their use to software projects—when you can transform your entire business?

Written by agile-mentoring expert Jochen Krebs, this book illuminates the opportunities—and rewards—of applying agile processes to your overall IT portfolio.

Whether project manager, business analyst, or executive—you’ll understand the business drivers behind agile portfolio management. And learn best practices for optimizing results.
Click here to purchase on Amazon.

Question: Which topic resonated with you? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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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.

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!


Have you ever been stuck on a project with questions or concerns on how best to move forward? Most of us have had a question or need some tips at some point in your career.

Agile software development professionals have a free place to go for answers to their questions. Check out AgileConnection, the free, online community for all things agile. There are tons of free articles to search, interviews with software industry experts, a Q&A forum where you can ask your question and get peer responses, as well as experts, checking in to help you out.

Create a profile and network with other professionals, leave comments on articles, get the weekly newsletter for the latest articles released, access the searchable archive of hundreds of issues of Better Software magazine, and so much more.

AgileConnection is a robust directory of information for anyone using, implementing up, or growing their agile practices. Discover more at https://well.tc/agilecommunity