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Women in Agile 2019

In this week's episode Chris Murman sits down with Jenny Tarwater, Laura Powers, Linda Podder, and Cheryl Hammond to discuss the upcoming Women in Agile 2019 conference.  They discuss the Launching New Voices program, experiences at previous conferences of this...
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Finding Success with Remote Agile Teams with Molood Noori Alavijeh

Join our hosts Colleen Johnson and Jay Hrcsko as they sit discuss how to help remote agile teams with Molood Noori Alavijeh, host of the Remote Forever Summit.  They start off by defining the difference between "remote" and "distributed" teams, and then dive into...
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How to Design, Build & Ship Successful Products with Jeff Patton and Jeff Gothel

Listen in as Jeff Patton and Jeff Gothel chat about scrum product ownership, lean UX, product discovery, shipping to learn, and believability weighted design with Colleen Johnson and Chris Murman. Links Jeff Patton on Twitter Jeff Patton Books Jeff Patton on the web...
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Lean Software Development with Mary and Tom Poppendeick

Join our hosts James Gifford and Ryan Lockard for a fantastic discussion with pioneering Lean thought leaders, Mary and Tom Poppendeick.  Mary and Tom were gracious enough to come on the show and share stories from the early days of Lean, the issues with waterfall...
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Modern Agile: Experiment and Learn Rapidly

This week's show is hosted by Paul Elia, Ryan Lockard and special guest Mike Ackerbauer.  We dive into the second of the four Modern Agile Principles, Experiment and Learn Rapidly. In this show, we peel apart the position "You can’t make people awesome or make safety...
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2019 Resolutions!

Join the Agile Uprising Board of Directors as they share their 2019 resolutions regarding their current work, answering the question "If you could see one breakthrough with the teams, people or organisations you work with this coming year, what would it be and why?...
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Agile 2018 – Safe to Fail Organizations

In the last of our episodes recorded at Agile 2018, our host James Gifford is joined by guests Claire Moss, Erika Lenz, Andy Cleff, and Chris Murman where they discuss "safe to fail" organizations; what have they experienced, what works/what doesn't, and how can...
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Intent Based Leadership with L. David Marquet and Andy Worshek

This is the second in a series of conversations co-sponsored by Agile Velocity and Agile Uprising that explore effective leadership from a number of different viewpoints. Panelists are L. David Marquet and Andy Worshek both with Intent-Based Leadership. Expert on...
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Personal Productivity with Sunny Singh, Hate5Six Productions

We often talk about "agile outside of IT"...what about lean/kanban concepts applied "in real life"?  This week join Jay Hrcsko as he chats with Sunny Singh from Hate5Six Productions, a one-man video production company.  They discuss concepts such as...
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Your meetings are dumb, or just the facilitator?

Join Troy Lightfoot, Andrew Leff, and Chris Murman as they ruminate on why we have so many meetings...and why they overwhelmingly add little to no value to our lives. They discuss why meetings go off the rails, tips to keep your meeting moving in the right direction,...
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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/