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New Voices: Nazee Hajebi

In this @agileuprising episode, guest @Nazee_Hajebi discusses her talk at Agile2019's Women in Agile @womeninagileorg: "Nevertheless, She Finally Thinks She Persisted" Cohosts Andy Cleff @justsitthere and Chris Murman @chrismurman ramble on, as usual, exploring...

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Game of Frameworks – Scaled Agile Framework

In this week's Game of Frameworks, the gang sits down with SAFe Fellow Scott M. Frost to chat about the Scaled Agile Framework.  We discuss the current state of the framework, hints of where it's going next, and much more.  Enjoy! Scaled Agile Framework...
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Escaping The Build Trap w/ Melissa Perri

To stay competitive in today's market, organizations need to adopt a culture of customer-centric practices that focus on outcomes rather than outputs. Companies that live and die by outputs often fall into the "build trap," cranking out features to meet their schedule...
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We’re going agile…what do we do with all these project managers?!?!?

In an episode that's probably long overdue, James Gifford and Jay Hrcsko sit down to discuss what happens when Orgs stop being waterfall, and start being agile...what do they do with all the project managers?  James and Jay discuss the types of PMs that commonly...
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BOSSA nova with Jutta Eckstein and John Buck

Sociocracy.  Openspace.  Beyond Budgeting.  Agile.  All these ideas are out there in the ecosystem, but can you combine them all to realize true agilty in your organization and create an agile environment that can't help but to succeed...?  In...
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Jason Little: Lean Change Managment

This week's episode is hosted by Jay Hrcsko and Ryan Lockard, and they welcome Jason Little - author of Lean Change Management.  Jason joins us to discuss what change management is, how change management impacts agile transformation and how you can begin to...
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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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Getting Things Done (GTD) in and Agile World with David Allen

Join David Allen, Brad Stokes and Andy Cleff as they discuss Getting Things Done in an Agile World. "Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them." David is the New York Times best-selling author of Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress-free Productivity. Since...
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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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MHA 2019: Coaching the Coaches

In this episode (recorded on location at MHA 2019), James Gifford @scrummando chats with Lynn Winterboer @agileLynn and Christen McLemore @mschrismac about coaching the coaches. Topics include Avoiding the liverwurst on banana bread feedback sandwich Modeling the...
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Use Cases 2.0 with Ivar Jacobson

Do you ever have trouble with user stories?  Not enough detail?  Hard to write?  What about non-functional requirements?  Join Jay as he sits down with the father of use cases, Ivar Jacobson, to discuss his newest project:  Use Cases...
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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.

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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.

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