In this episode we discuss the role of manager in an Agile setting and how it compares to the role of manager in a waterfall organization. We also talk about the difference between being a manager and being a leader.
The following books are referenced in the podcast.
Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human Consciousness
by Frederic Laloux
Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
by L. David Marquet
In this episode we speak with Dr. David A. Bishop about the role of Agile methods in the development of complex systems comprising hardware, firmware and software. Often these systems are developed using a hybrid methodology with some teams using Agile and others using waterfall techniques.
David can be contacted via https://agile-worx.com/.
You can read about his book, “Metagility: Managing Agile Development for Competitive Advantage” at https://agile-worx.com/product/.
In this episode, Scrum trainer, podcaster and author Ryan Ripley talks about some of the challenges Scrum teams face and offers practical advice on how to resolve them.
We loved his view on how to work with engineering managers who are questioning their role in Scrum!
Ryan can be contacted via https://ryanripley.com/.
You can read about his new book, “Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems” at https://ryanripley.com/fixing-your-scrum/.
In this episode we talk about Agile First Responders - people brought in to deal with "Agile disasters".
How do you know when you need help with your agile transformation, and what do first responders do to identify and fix the root causes of problems and to then stabilize the situation.
Mike Cottmeyer’s work referenced in the podcast can be found at https://www.leadingagile.com/whitepaper/.
Welcome to Agile Clips where we break down Agile into manageable pieces.
In this episode we discuss why interest in agility has grown beyond product and engineering groups to the agility of entire organizations.
In the podcast we refer to the following interesting resource about Agile Culture Development from the Agile Business Consortium.
This is just one of many useful resources on the same web site.
In this episode we discuss why well prioritized and ordered backlogs are so important, how items should be added to them and by whom, and some techniques to manage them so that they are consumable by the delivery team.
In this show we discuss documentation.
Teams new to Agile sometimes mistakenly abandon good documentation practices, thinking that the Agile Manifesto relieves them of the need for it.
We talk about what kinds of documentation are still needed and why, and provide some tips for ensuring that there is just the right amount of it, that it provides value and is not too much of a burden to write.
In this show, your co-hosts Steve Sanoff and Santosh Kolhatkar discuss sizing features and stories. In addition to covering how sizing is different in Agile compared to Waterfall, they discuss proven techniques to do sizing efficiently and to ensure that team members have a common understanding of the scope and work to be done.
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In this episode we discuss Mob Programming, a style of programming in which the entire team sits together and works on a single task at a time. Our guest, Llewellyn Falco, is one of the thought leaders on this technique – he explains how Mob Programming helps teams learn and how it accelerates the delivery of working software. The episode is full of insights and practical advice for engineering managers, agile coaches and team members.