AFH 070: Refactoring Agile with Chris Murman [PODCAST]

Chris Murman (@chrismurman) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss Agile from an executive viewpoint and if it’s time to refactor agile.

CHRIS MURMAN AT AGILE COACH CAMP 2017

Chris is constantly in search of ways to make the work we do better. This means bringing a lean focus to the products we make, a holistic approach to agile business processes, or an intense focus on the technologies of tomorrow. You can read his thoughts on agile and software development on his blog. He is a board member of the Agile Uprising and co-hosts the Agile Uprising Podcast.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why “it depends” is not always a great answer
  • How executives view agile according to a recent survey:
    • Over half of CIOs regard Agile development as “discredited” (53%).
    • Three-quarters (75%) are no longer prepared to defend it.
    • Almost three-quarters (73%) of CIOs think Agile IT has now become an industry in its own right.
    • Half (50%) say they now think of Agile as “an IT fad”.
  • Learnings from the recent Agile Coach Camp in New York

Links from the show:

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