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Modern Management Made Easy with Johanna Rothman

  Back for another episode is one of our favorite guests, Johanna Rothman! Join us to discuss her new Modern Management Made Easy book series; there's way more to cover in these books than the timebox allows, but we touched on topics such as the difference...

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Manifesto Author

Audit & Compliance in Transformations

  Audit and Compliance...two of the scariest departments to engage in an agile transformation...but should they be? Guest John Schneider joins Andrew Leff, James Gifford, and Jay Hrcsko to talk about how to have positive interactions with your audit and...
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Implementing Intent Based Leadership with David Marquet

In his first book, Turn the Ship Around! David Marquet described his experiences as captain aboard the nuclear submarine USS Santa Fe. When he took command, the ship was, how shall we say? "underperforming" However, after one year, Santa Fe was recognized as the most...
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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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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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Product Discovery with Rahul Bhattacharya of the Agile Atelier

Listen in as @AgileAtelier Rahul Bhattacharya chats with Colleen Johnson @scrumhive and Andy Cleff @justsitthere on the topic of Product Discovery - a flexible period during which you and your team focus on building the right thing as opposed to building the thing...
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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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MHA2019: Start Less, Finish More with Dan Montgomery

Join Dan Montgomery and James Gifford @scrummando as they discuss: Start Less, Finish More: Building Strategic Agility with Objectives and Key Results Topics include: Agile strategy - not an oxymoron Balanced scorecards Bringing Agile into OKRs Making work visible...
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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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Organizational Change & the Transformation Office with Jason Little

Do we really need a transformation office?  Does that help or hurt our efforts at organizational change? Jason Little, Lean Change Management, explores these questions and more with Chris Murman, Andrew Leff, and Jay Hrcsko on this week's episode! Jason's Twitter...
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Kanban Maturity Model

Join hosts Colleen Johnson and Paul Elia and guests David J. Anderson and Teodora Bozheva as they discuss the Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) and Evolving Fit-for-Purpose Organizations. Show Links http://www.kanbanmaturitymodel.com/ https://edu.leankanban.com/...
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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/