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Quarantine Check In with the Agile Uprising Board of Directors

Staying sane during Covid? Kinda over-rated. It's been over 5 months of lockdown for all of us and dealing with situations we never ever considered we'd have to live thru. In this episode, we chat about maintaining at least a facade of doing ok - as extroverts and...
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Team Topologies Book Discussion

This week we convene a panel to discuss the book Team Topologies by Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais.  We review the team types outlined, the different interaction modes, how cognitive load figures into team size and layout, and even the Inverse Conway. ...
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Agile Superhero Smackdown: Marvel vs DC

So, is agile Marvel, DC, Darkhorse or something else? Which universe personifies the life of an agilist? Chris Murman, Janeé McConnell and Brad Stokes take up the challenge to examine Agile through the lens of superheroes.  They look at the good, the bad and the...
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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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Structural Agility with Jardena London

"Design for redesign."  Join us this week as we sit down with Jardena London to discuss her white paper "Structural Agility: Using structure to enable the flow of value."  We touch on why structure change is paramount to successful change, how important...
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Domain-Driven Design in Agile Transformations

What is domain-driven design?  Isn't that an architecture thing?  WTF is "ubiquitous nomenclature"?  Join James Gifford and Jay Hrcsko as they compare experiences with utilizing domain-driven design in agile transformations, and how they used the...
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Promise Theory with Mark Burgess

"I promise..." What if we applied the idea of a promise to engineering, systems design, and how we interact with each other?  Join host Jay Hrcsko and special guest-host Jonathan Magen as they sit down early in the morning to chat with the brilliant Mark Burgess,...
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Lean In Agile (LIA): Enabling Women to Reach Their Potential

This episode features Padmini Nidumolu, co-founder of LeanInAgile (LIA), an organization with this Mission Statement: For Women, By Women, Of Women. To raise the value and visibility of women within the Lean and Agile communities. Listen to the journey to create this...
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ORSC Lab – Episode 5

In this 5th episode of our ORSC Lab Series, host Billie Schuttpelz chats with Leslie Morse about Leslie's journey with agile, ORSC, and her career in coaching.   Disturbance's ally, crazy wisdom, and lion's roar all make an appearance. Along with wine and...
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Cloud Native Transformation with Pini Reznik and Jamie Dobson

"It's not WHERE you deploy, but HOW..." This week we sit down with two of the authors of the book Cloud Native Transformation, Pini Reznick and Jamie Dobson. We talk about philosophy, educational systems, biases, and, oh native transformation patterns....
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our topics


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.


Discussions of concept to cash, waste idenfication and removal, and effective lean metrics are often covered in our shows.


Dual track agile, deign thinking, LeanUX, and hypothesis driven design are all topics we have covered in our podcast episodes.


Our hosts speak from their various backgrounds in all areas of leadership and management.  We also regularly welcome leadership thought leaders as guests.


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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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 (  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: