Agile Clips Podcast
Episode 15: Business Agility is the agility that really matters

Episode 15: Business Agility is the agility that really matters

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.

https://www.agilebusiness.org/resource/resmgr/documents/templates/agile-consortium-culture-dna.pdf

This is just one of many useful resources on the same web site.

Episode 14: Backlogs – The Why, What, When, Where and Who

Episode 14: Backlogs – The Why, What, When, Where and Who

November 8, 2019

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.

Episode 13: The right amount of documentation in Agile product development

Episode 13: The right amount of documentation in Agile product development

October 4, 2019

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.

Episode 12: Sizing features and stories – why do it and how to do it efficiently

Episode 12: Sizing features and stories – why do it and how to do it efficiently

September 19, 2019

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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Episode 11: Mob Programming to accelerate the delivery of software, with Llewellyn Falco

Episode 11: Mob Programming to accelerate the delivery of software, with Llewellyn Falco

September 8, 2019

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.

Links:

https://twitter.com/llewellynfalco?lang=en

http://llewellynfalco.blogspot.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/llewellynfalco

http://www.mobprogrammingguidebook.com/

Email: llewellyn.falco@gmail.com

Episode 10: Using Scrum to drive an Agile transformation with Chris Sims

Episode 10: Using Scrum to drive an Agile transformation with Chris Sims

August 6, 2019

In this episode we’re delighted to bring you a conversation with Chris Sims, Certified Scrum Trainer, Agile Coach, founder of Agile Learning Labs and the co-author of two best-selling Scrum books. We discuss how company leaders can use Scrum to drive an Agile transformation.

Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Scrum-Chris-Sims-ebook/dp/B004O0U74Q

https://www.amazon.com/Scrum-Breathtakingly-Brief-Agile-Introduction-ebook/dp/B007P5N8D4

https://www.agilelearninglabs.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Five-Dysfunctions-Team-Leadership-Lencioni-ebook-dp-B006960LQW/dp/B006960LQW

https://www.meetup.com/ScrumProfessionals/

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Episode 9: Agile metrics dos and don’ts

Episode 9: Agile metrics dos and don’ts

August 1, 2019

In this show we discuss team and business metrics – what to measure and how, as well as common pitfalls. We talk about how metrics should be actionable, and the importance of tracking trends in the activities that will directly or indirectly generate the outcomes you want.

Links:

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Episode 8: Retrospectives - Are you too busy to improve?

Episode 8: Retrospectives - Are you too busy to improve?

June 24, 2019

The Sprint Retrospective is one of the most important ceremonies in the Scrum framework. It is the means by which teams improve the way they work and become high performance teams. Yet, it is common for team members to say they are too busy to attend retrospectives. In this episode, your hosts, Steve and Santosh, provide many tips to make retrospectives efficient and effective in bringing about positive changes, helping team members see the value in this greatly underrated ceremony.

Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Agile-Retrospectives-Making-Teams-Great/dp/0977616649

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Episode 7: Making work visible with Andrew Webster

Episode 7: Making work visible with Andrew Webster

June 7, 2019

In this episode, we interview Andrew Webster, a San Francisco Bay Area Agile Coach.

Andrew discusses the key topics in the book "Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow" and goes on to discuss practical techniques for dealing with unplanned work in Scrum and estimating business value for prioritization of initiatives and features.

Andrew also explains how Agile Coaches can guide organizations to work more wisely.

Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Making-Work-Visible-Exposing-Optimize-ebook/dp/B076BYZ6VN

https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Product-Development-Flow-Generation-ebook/dp/B007TKU0O0

Email: andrew@wisdomat.work

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Episode 6: Setting priorities and aligning around them

Episode 6: Setting priorities and aligning around them

May 26, 2019

In this episode we discuss a variety of topics, including prioritizing initiatives, keeping everyone aligned with priorities, agile planning and execution.

Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Joy-Inc-Built-Workplace-People-ebook/dp/B00DMCW1FK

https://www.scaledagileframework.com/wsjf/