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Curse of Organizational Silence

This week, our guests are Carmen Medina and Lois Kelly. Together they have started a movement: Rebels at Work - which has the goal of empowering people to create change and find more meaning in work. We discuss the curse of organization silence. An observation that...

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DevOps for Legacy Systems, featuring Brett Schuchert

On this episode, Ryan Lockard welcomes Brett Schuchert, Senior Consultant with Industrial Logic.  Brett has 25+ years of teaching and consulting experience. He has worked with numerous Fortune 500 firms across a number of industries and countries to train, mentor, and...
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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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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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Manifesto Co-Author Interview: Ken Schwaber

Unfortunately, our interview with Ken fell through. Ken was very kind to offer time to sit with us, but due to multiple factors outside of his control, and conflicting schedules, we are deferring to publishing a mashup of interviews Scrum.org recently published on...
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Acceptance Criteria

Join Colleen Johnson (@scrumhive), Jay Hrcsko (@backdooragile), James Gifford (@scrummando) and Andrew Leff (@LeanLeff) on this user submitted topic: "What are Acceptance Criteria?". The show discusses the origins of AC, what good AC looks like and some of the...
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State of Agile Report

Disclaimer: We are aware of some audio issues with this show and had an internal discussion about the readiness of this content.  We sent the show through multiple audio processes and mitigated the noise as best as we could.  Following this show, we have invested in a...
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Agile Certifications/Future of Agile (2)

(Audio issues corrected) In this spirited episode, our five panelists (Jay Hrcsko, Troy Lightfoot, James Gifford, Andrew Leff, and Ryan Lockard) discuss the current position of agile certifications and where they see Agile heading. At times lively, the discussion...
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Agile Uprising 1-Year Anniversary

Join us as we celebrate the Agile Uprising's 1-year anniversary. Host Jay Hrcsko walks us through our past year and we talk about: Surprises Disappointments And what we are looking forward to in 2018 (Shots fired early from Texas?) Companion special edition...
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Undercover Agile

What happens when your organization is not ready for agile but you know this methodology will help?  What types of behaviors or activities could you introduce to start your enterprise along the path to agility, without explicitly saying so?  Join our hosts Andrew...
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5 Metrics to Create Safety and High Performing Teams

In this talk from #agiledc2017, a yearly conference in Washington DC, James Gifford promotes five metrics: lead time, quality, happiness, agile maturity, and business value. Focusing on these five metric areas as a diagnostic tool helps teams grow. ...
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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.

MANAGMENT/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/