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ORSC Lab – Episode 3

In this newest entry into our ORSC Lab Series, host Leslie Morse sits down with Billie Schuttpelz to spotlight her story with agile, ORSC, and her career in coaching.  Enjoy!   Agile Uprising is sponsoring the 12th Annual Give Thanks for Scrum event produced...

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What Does “Success” Look Like For An Agile Transformation?

What defines a "successful" agile transformation?  Is there a difference between "big T" and "little T" transformations?  And what exactly is a capon?  Join host Troy Lightfoot as he tries to corral an answer to this and other questions out of Chris...
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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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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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Agile Uprising 2nd Anniversary Show!

It's a little over two years since the Agile Uprising began...join the Board of Directors as they look back on this year to discuss their favorite podcast guests, share funny "behind the scenes" stories, reveal their idea of a "white whale" podcast guest, and discuss...
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MHA 2019: Complexity & Organizational Learning with Trent Hone

In our next episode recorded at Mile Hile Agile 2019, James Gifford sits down with author Trent Hone to discuss complexity and organizational learning.  Enjoy!   Trent's Website Trent's Book:  Learning War: The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the US...
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Agile 2018 – Jurgen Appelo, Agility Scales

Recorded during Agile2018 in warm (but not as warm as the Netherlands!) San Diego, our own James Gifford sits down with Jurgen Appelo to see what he's been up to.  This conversation covers all of Jurgen's current projects, including Management 3.0, Agility...
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7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change with Esther Derby

  Change...the elephant in the room when it comes to transformation.  Why do we try and standardize it?  Is it merely just a training thing?  Join hosts Chris Murman and Colleen Johnson as they sit down to discuss this topic with Esther Derby,...
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ORSC Lab Series – Episode 2

In the second episode of our ORSC Lab, the panel of Leslie Morse, Billie Schuttpelz, and Andrew Leff sit down with guest Kat Conner to discuss their coaching journey.  Enjoy!   Agile Uprising is sponsoring the 12th Annual Give Thanks for Scrum event produced...
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The Value of an Agile Coach

Time and time again, we hear managers and executives say "Coaches are expensive."  In this episode Coalition members Rudiger Wolf and Joel Stone join Andrew Leff and Jay Hrcsko to talk about how to demonstrate the value of a coach, as well as ways to circumvent...
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Manifesto Co-Author Interview: Stephen Mellor

In our 13th interview with the Agile Manifesto Signatories, we were lucky to speak with Stephen Mellor.  Stephen sits with our hosts Ryan Lockard and James Gifford to discuss his background, his memories of the manifesto, and his current work with the Industrial...
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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/