April 25, 2021
There is a misconception that in Agile development you can plan as you go along. In fact, you still need to plan ahead. What is different compared with waterfall development is that we respond to change over following a plan created when we knew less than we do now.
In this episode, we discuss several techniques for understanding what the desired business outcome is so that we can plan how to achieve the outcome more than, for example, the detailed features that, in any case, we may want to adjust as we start to gather user feedback.
We also talk about understanding dependencies and risks so that those can be planned for, rather than being surprised by them late in the development cycle.
February 21, 2021
In this episode we discuss the vast number of collaboration tools available, some of our experiences with specific tools and various aspects of collaboration with and without electronic tools.
The listing of tools mentioned in the episode can be found at https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/tools.
October 10, 2020
We are excited to announce that Andrew Webster has joined us as a co-host of the Agile Clips podcast.
In this episode Steve, Santosh and Andrew have a conversation about negative views of Agile, what can cause people to have these negative views and how to overcome them to help teams reap the benefits of the Agile values and principles.
August 23, 2020
In this episode we discuss the pluses and minuses of Scrum and Kanban, which is the most appropriate in specific situations and how they can be used together to achieve the best of both worlds.
May 10, 2020
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/.
April 13, 2020
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/.
February 25, 2020
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/.
December 10, 2019
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.