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How Do You Assess the Value of a Coach?

One of the hardest questions to answer as practitioners is "how do you show and/or demonstrate the value of an agile coach?" Spurred by a recent article by Jesse Fewell, we gathered a bunch of people who were free on Black Friday to discuss. Join us as we have a chat...

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AU UNSCRIPTED: What is the future of agile coaching?

THEY'RE HEEERE...It's 2021 and we're back! In our first episode this year we assembled a cast of characters to have an unscripted conversation around: What is the future of agile coaching? HOT TAKES INCOMING! Enjoy!   If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a...
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Agile Organizational Design with Jeff Anderson

  We talk all the time about changing organizational structure...but we always end up with some sortof hierarchy.  And what about "teams that don't change"...is that really agile?  In this week's episode Jeff Anderson, author of Agile Organizational...
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SAFe Demystified 2

Join our hosts Brad Stokes, Troy Lightfoot, Andrew Leff, and Jay Hrcsko as they continue the conversation around the scaled agile framework; they come at the topic as if you the listener are new to the concept and they cover multiple topics, as well as discuss the...
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Manifesto Co-Author Review: Jon Kern

Our interview with original manifesto co-author Jon Kern.  Jon covers his perspective leading to, during and after the agile manifesto signing in 2001 at the ski resort in Snowbird, UT.  During the interview, Jon makes mention of his original notes from the event,...
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Modern Agile Series: Make People Awesome

A reminder, save 15 at the first Scrum Gathering Canada using discount code ‘uprising’ at checkout. In this week’s episode of the Agile Uprising Podcast, our hosts Paul Elia, Jay Hrcsko and Ryan Lockard begin a mini-series exploring the principles of Modern Agile.  In...
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ORSC Lab – Episode 6

  Welcome to ORSC LAB episode 6 of the Agile Uprising podcast. Leslie Morse hosts today's conversation along with ORSC LAB member Andrew Leff. They chat with guest Mike Holton. Mike is an enterprise agile coach and transformation consultant. He is both a...
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Quality as an Attitude with Søren Pedersen

In this episode, Andy Cleff and Mike Caddell chat with guest Soren Pedersen about the drivers of quality. If organizations are to be successful at creating high-quality products they need the right kind of management commitment, organization-wide communication,...
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12 Days of Agile – Welcome Change

In the second episode of our "12 Days of Agile" series, join Colleen Johnson, James Gifford, and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss their thoughts on the second Agile Manifesto Principle: "Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change...
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The Theory of Everything W/William Strydom

 This week's episode features special guest William Strydom and host Troy Lightfoot on the topic of "Integral Theory." William and Troy discuss how leadership and teams can make better decisions by applying "A Theory of Everything." They discuss past...
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Book Discussion: The Lucifer Principle by Howard Bloom

  Why are people the way they are?  How much of our behavior is nature?  Or is it nurture?  And why do we act certain ways in groups?  Join Coalition members Frans Alkemade and Joel Stone as they discuss how the concepts portrayed in the book...
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our topics

AGILE

We cover all topics asociated with Agile.  From the Manifesto, to the frameworks, to the values and principles.  We are passionate about the world of agility.

LEAN

Discussions of concept to cash, waste idenfication and removal, and effective lean metrics are often covered in our shows.

UX/DESIGN

Dual track agile, deign thinking, LeanUX, and hypothesis driven design are all topics we have covered in our podcast episodes.

MANAGEMENT/LEADERSHIP

Our hosts speak from their various backgrounds in all areas of leadership and management.  We also regularly welcome leadership thought leaders as guests.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

We cover various software development topics such as Extreme Programming, SOLID principles, CI/CD/CB and architecture in our more technical shows.

Regular Hosts

Ryan Lockard

Respected agile leader and change agent with over 15 years of product/project delivery experience. Experienced in facilitating agile transformations, creating engaging organizational culture, and improving the software development practices of teams.

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Andrew Leff

Agile thought leader with 15 plus years of experience in all facets of delivery. As the VP of Keepin it real I tend to focus on Business Agility and preparing, educating, coaching management and or the business on how to be a part of the team instead of the impediment to the team.

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Colleen Johnson

Colleen has been in the software development world for over 15 years with experiences ranging from writing test automation to managing offshore engineers. She is an expert in Lean/Kanban methods of iterative software delivery and advocates for LeanStartup principles using scientific methods of customer-centered discovery.

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James Gifford

Pragmatic Agile Coach that enjoys experimenting to get the best results. A believer that there is no silver bullet to Agility. Passionate about creating better working environments knowledge workers.

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Jay Hrcsko

Agile Agent of Chaos. Change enthusiast who leads from the front and aims to help everyone realize their fullest potential. Agilist, comedian, metal head.

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Troy Lightfoot

Experienced Agile practitioner and creator of multiple original software products with a focus on team and personal continuous improvement. Extensive hands on experience as a Scrum Master, Coach, Product Owner, and Scrum Trainer.

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Andy Cleff

An experienced & pragmatic agile practitioner that takes teams beyond getting agile to embracing agile. His chief weapons are well asked questions, insightful retrospectives & an ability to withstand awkward silences. And if all else fails, beer.

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Mike McCalla

Agile practitioner, coach, and transformation leader with a passion for building great products, teams, and outcomes. President of Achieving Agility, consultant firm challenging organizations to embrace Agility, people,and continuous improvement.

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Jason Cusack

Agile Coach. Servant Leader. Destroyer of Corporate Bureaucracy. Metaframeworks Enthusiast. Voracious Reader. Relaxed Under Pressure is my superpower. Always striving to help people and teams become better versions of themselves. Favorite movie quote: “I’m Winston Wolf. I solve problems.”

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Andy Bacon

Pragmatic Agile consultant and coach with hands on experience as a product owner, scrum master, development team member, manager, and coach in multiple Agile transformations. My personal motto is “keep moving forward.”

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Chris Murman

Hailing from the Dallas / Ft. Worth Tx area, Murman is an author, blogger, coach, maker, and change agent. He currently hangs his hat at Solutions IQ where he’s a Sr. Agile Consultant. (FYI, he’s really Batman.)

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Paul Elia

Pragmatic and broadly technical Agile/DevOps coach with 30+ years experience in software engineering, product management, executive management, management consulting, and lean startups.  Group Vice-President and DevOps Center of Enablement Lead for SunTrust Bank.

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FAQ

When do you release new shows?

We intend to release a new feature show at least weekly.  We typically publish this content either Sunday evening, or Monday morning Eastern Standard Time, but there is sometimes a delay in the publishing services to iTunes, Stitcher, and other players.

At times we will release special content more than once a week.  Other times our backlog dries up and we may miss a week.

Can I be a guest?

If you have a compelling story to tell, please reach out!  Several of our shows started with a guest asking to be on.  While we do reach out to guests, we feel the love when others ask to be featured 🙂

Can we sponsor a show?

Sure.  Please reach out to one of our board admins for more details.

What is the Agile Uprising?

Agile Uprising is a purpose-built network that focuses on the advancement of the agile mindset and global professional networking between leading agilists. We will remain agnostic of certifying bodies and focus purely on the advancement of the agile craft. Our network will evolve over time, and at the core our online community will remain free to join – forever. We will leverage both traditional and emerging communication and collaboration channels to explore various topics of interest with a direct focus on removing external influences from sponsors, partners and other organizations.

Other than being a guest, how can I get involved?

For starters, consider joining the Agile Uprising Coalition (coalition.agileuprising.com).  Retweet our shows.  Share any show ideas you have.  Or be on the lookout for our SWAG when we have some availible.

Who plays the podcast intro song?

The song is used with permission from our friends in Son & Heir.  Show them some love by buying their music or just drop a facebook note thanking them for letting us use thier song on all our shows: https://www.facebook.com/sonandheir.band/