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Manifesto Co-Author Interview: Martin Fowler

In this episode, we are "very excited" to welcome Martin Fowler (@MartinFowler) to the show.  Martin shares his story with our host, Ryan Lockard (@AgilePHL), covering his early days with Extreme Programming on C3 with Kent Beck, his first engagement with Thoughtworks...
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Red is Good

Join our hosts, Chris Murman, Jay Hrcsko, and Andy Cleff as they dive into the discussion around Red-Amber-Green (RAG) status reporting and the use of this information radiation.  This topic came from Andy’s Coalition post “Why Red is Good”.  The post has quite a few...
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12 Days of Agile – K.I.S.S.

Join our hosts Andrew Leff, Troy Lightfoot, and James Gifford as they discuss the 10th Agile Principle: "Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential." It's pretty simple. If you're enjoying our podcasts, why don't you become a...
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Stopping the Enterprise Death Spiral (Mob Programming Pt. 2)

This week's episode features is a continuation of last weeks with special guest Woody Zuill and host Troy Lightfoot on Stopping the Enterprise Death Spiral with Mob Programming  Woody also answers Mob Programming objections, ideas on how to get...
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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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12 Days of Agile – Self-Organize

Join our hosts Andy Cleff, Colleen Johnson, and Paul Elia as they discuss the 11th Agile Principle: "The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams." Are you enjoying these podcast? Become a patron and support the Agile...
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Actionable Agile Metrics with Daniel Vacanti

Daniel Vacanti, one of the instrumental founders what we know of as the Kanban Method of software development, chats with hosts Colleen Johnson and Andy Cleff about agile metrics, Little's Law, the one metric that matters most, and the one that...
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Manifesto Co-Author Interview: Mike Beedle

In this addition to the Agile Manifesto author review, our hosts Ryan Lockard (@AgilePHL) and James Gifford (@scrummando) interview author Mike Beedle (@mikebeedle). Mike shares his story as one of the very first adopters of the Scrum framework and his early...
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Zombie Agile with Prof. Dave Snowden

Join host Andy Cleff as he chats with Professor Dave Snowden. Topics include the development of narrative as a research method, the role of complexity in sensemaking, physics, philosophy, the coffee/alcohol cycle, cognitive biases and if agile/Agile has gone astray....
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Mob Programming with Woody Zuill

This week's episode features special guest Woody Zuill and hosts Troy Lightfoot and Chris Murman on the topic of Mob Programming.   Links mentioned in the episode Mob Programming Conference Mob Programming Book TDD and Mob Programming for Non...
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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/