Latest Show

Manifesto Author

MHA 2019 – Agile in the Classroom with Bret Thayer

Agile practitioners always talk about using "agile outside of IT"...well in this episode, James Gifford sits down with Colorado teacher Bret Thayer (and some of his students!) to talk with how he uses agile in his high school classroom!  Enjoy! Bret's Twitter...
Listen Now

Book Review: Zone To Win by Geoffrey Moore

  In this week's chat Chris Murman, Andrew Leff, and Jay Hrcsko sit down to discuss the book Zone To Win by Geoffrey Moore...how do concepts like zone management play into our experiences in agile transformations?  Take a listen and find out! Zone To Win on...
Listen Now

*expletive deleted* the frameworks! – Framework-less agile transformations

Is this even possible?  How can we hope to transform an organization WITHOUT using a popular framework?  What are the vital concepts we need to get across?  What pitfalls should we avoid?  Join us this week as we unpack our experiences with guiding...
Listen Now

Finding Success with Remote Agile Teams with Molood Ceccarelli

Join our hosts Colleen Johnson and Jay Hrcsko as they sit discuss how to help remote agile teams with Molood Ceccarelli, host of the Remote Forever Summit.  They start off by defining the difference between "remote" and "distributed" teams, and then dive into...
Listen Now

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,...
Listen Now

Leadership is Language with David Marquet

In this Agile Uprising podcast, co-hosts Andy Cleff and Erik Cottrell chat with David Marquet about his latest book. The hypothesis behind "Leadership is Language" is that how we communicate at work has been programmed by Industrial Revolution thinking. However in...
Listen Now

OpenSpace Agility with Daniel Mezick

In this episode we interview Daniel Mezick, author and creator of the OpenSpace Agility movement.  We start out talking OSA, but then we end up discussing themes such as how people learn in tribes, liminal states, and the importance of lower-level decision making...
Listen Now

Agile and Mindfulness with Lyssa Adkins

Lyssa Adkins joins hosts Andrew Leff, Chris Murman, and Andy Cleff for a wonderful discussion about agile and mindfulness. We explore how the combination contributes to a practice of building meaningful human relationships and liberating...
Listen Now

The Cost of Organizational Multi-Tasking with Brandi Olson

What actually happens when you hire smart people and then put them in positions where they have to use their highest order thinking skills on context switching activities?  Listen to Brandi Olson and Andy Cleff to understand the true costs of organizational...
Listen Now

Agile and Government with Kimberly Davis

In this episode, host Andy Cleff chats with Kim Davis, Agile enthusiast, coach, consultant, and educator, about Agile in Government. Upcoming Events Kim will be speaking at Agile and DevOps East in November.   Her session will cover DevOps culture and...
Listen Now

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.”

Learn More

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.”

Learn More

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.)

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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/