AFH 071: Advanced Scrum with Ryan Ripley [PODCAST]

This weeks episode is a recording of the Advanced Scrum session that I (@ryanripley) presented at the Path to Agility Conference 2017.

Advanced Scrum with Ryan Ripley

Ryan Ripley Presenting Advanced Scrum at #Path17

For the past ten years Ryan Ripley has worked on agile teams in development, ScrumMaster, and management roles. He’s worked at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries.

Ryan is great at taking tests and earned the PMI-ACP, PSM I, PSM II, PSE, PSPO I, PSD I, CSM, CSPO, CSP, and CAL 1 agile certifications. He lives in Indiana with his wife Kristin and three children. Ryan blogs at ryanripley.com, hosts the Agile for Humans podcast available on iTunes, and is on Twitter @ryanripley.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How coercion keeps people from adopting Scrum and Agile practices
  • Why sometimes it’s uncomfortable to be a Scrum Master
  • When responsibility can help a team improve performance
  • What make Scrum so difficult for large organizations

Slides from the talk:

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.

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Want to hear a podcast about the getting started with speaking at technical conferences? — Listen to my conversation with Don Gray, Tim Ottinger, Amitai Schleier, and Jason Tice on episode 32. We discuss how to write a compelling abstract, what track reviewers are looking for in a submission, and how to give yourself the best change of getting selected.

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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:

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.

Click here to purchase on Amazon.

Question: What are your thoughts about this episode? Please leave them in the comments section below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Want to hear a podcast about the getting started with speaking at technical conferences? — Listen to my conversation with Don Gray, Tim Ottinger, Amitai Schleier, and Jason Tice on episode 32. We discuss how to write a compelling abstract, what track reviewers are looking for in a submission, and how to give yourself the best change of getting selected.

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 audio books. I have three to recommend:

  1. Agile and Lean Program Management by Johanna Rothman
  2. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland
  3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

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

AFH 069: Dynamic Teams with Allison Pollard and Barry Forrest

Allison Pollard (@allison_pollard) and Barry Forrest (@bforrest30) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss co-presenting at agile conference and advanced team dynamics.

ALLISON POLLARD, AGILE COACH & CONSULTANT AND PROUD GLASSES WEARER

Allison is an Agile coach with Improving in Dallas, Texas, Allison Pollard helps people discover their Agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. Allison is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.

Barry As a Principal Consultant with Improving in Dallas, Barry is a web developer, Scrum Master, and Agilest. Barry loves helping make work life better for teams and leaving things in a better state than when he was introduced to the situation. Barry is also an award-winning homebrewer and an avid amateur photographer.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How modes of communication impact team dynamics
  • The importance of co-presenting and the lessons it can bring
  • Why learning communication preferences breeds a stronger culture

Links from the show:

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.

Click here to purchase on Amazon.

Question: What are your thoughts about this episode? Please leave them in the comments section below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Want to hear a podcast about the getting started with speaking at technical conferences? — Listen to my conversation with Don Gray, Tim Ottinger, Amitai Schleier, and Jason Tice on episode 32. We discuss how to write a compelling abstract, what track reviewers are looking for in a submission, and how to give yourself the best change of getting selected.

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 audio books. I have three to recommend:

  1. Agile and Lean Program Management by Johanna Rothman
  2. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland
  3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

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

AFH 068: Agile Workshops with Kim Brainard and Bille Schuttpelz

Kim Brainard (@Agilebrain1) and Billie Schuttpelz (@OopslandBillie) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss how our brains work at the AgileIndy Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Billie Schuttpelz presenting at Agile Indy

Kim has over 8 years of Agile experience and 15 years’ experience in IT project planning, implementation, and execution. She is skilled in building interaction and collaboration among organisations to drive change, support key business objectives, and maximize value creation across enterprise environments. She recently served as Co-Chair for Scrum Alliance’s Global Gathering 2017 and is very active in the agile community.

Billie is a “force of nature,” breaking up the boulders blocking transformation, and building bridges between technical people and business partners. She applies the perspective gained in a 20-year career, including engagements in five countries, to provide dynamic creativity and positive energy to everything she does. Billie’s ability to make the impossible seem possible is what powers Agile transformations. Her passion for life shines through, so plan a hallway chat today!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why speakers looks nervous before their talks
  • How “training from the back of the room” enhances learning
  • The power of giving our brains a break

Links from the show:

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.

Click here to purchase on Amazon.

Question: What are your thoughts about this episode? Please leave them in the comments section below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Want to hear a podcast about the getting started with speaking at technical conferences? — Listen to my conversation with Don Gray, Tim Ottinger, Amitai Schleier, and Jason Tice on episode 32. We discuss how to write a compelling abstract, what track reviewers are looking for in a submission, and how to give yourself the best change of getting selected.

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 audio books. I have three to recommend:

  1. Agile and Lean Program Management by Johanna Rothman
  2. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland
  3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

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

AFH 067: Backlog Lumberjacks with Kalpesh Shah [PODCAST]

Kalpesh Shah (@AgileBrightSpot) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss his work with Scrum Team at the AgileIndy Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Kalpesh Shah front and center with a few people in the back you may recognize

Kalpesh is the Director of Agile Transformation at IntraEdge Inc., as well as a public speaker, trainer, and coach. He helps organizations transition to the Agile way of working, employs Lean Product Development approaches, and instills a Lean Startup mindset. His latest passion is Culture Hacking via continuous experimentation, which promotes innovative thinking, extends openness, and brings design thinking into teams.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The dangers and risks of turning teams in to backlog lumberjacks
  • Experimenting with the boundaries of Scrum for fun and profit
  • Why engineers needs to see the value of the work they are doing

Links from the show:

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.

Click here to purchase on Amazon.

Question: What are your thoughts about this episode? Please leave them in the comments section below. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Want to hear a podcast about the getting started with speaking at technical conferences? — Listen to my conversation with Don Gray, Tim Ottinger, Amitai Schleier, and Jason Tice on episode 32. We discuss how to write a compelling abstract, what track reviewers are looking for in a submission, and how to give yourself the best change of getting selected.

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 audio books. I have three to recommend:

  1. Agile and Lean Program Management by Johanna Rothman
  2. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland
  3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

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