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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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Manifesto Author

Manifesto Co-Author Review: Andy Hunt

This episode features our exclusive interview with Agile Manifesto Author, Andy Hunt (@pragmaticandy). Andy is interviewed by Ryan Lockard (@ryan) and James Gifford (@Scrummando). We discuss Andy’s early work with Dave Thomas (@pragdave), his early books, the creation...
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Manifesto Co-Author Review: Jim Highsmith

This episode of the Agile Uprising podcast features our exclusive interview with Agile pioneer and Manifesto Author Jim Highsmith.  The Agile Uprising was very lucky to spend this hour with Jim, and if you want to learn more about him please visit his profile over at...
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Bonus Episode: Agile and the Music Industry

"it was all going great until someone brought up Metallica's Load album..." Join our panel of Troy Lighfoot, Rob Legatie, and Jay Hrcsko as they ostensibly talk about agile while discussing their love of music.  They discuss gateway bands and compare them to "gateway...
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CIOs Don’t Think We Are Doing Agile Right

This episode of the Agile Uprising Podcast found its start in a blog post Chris Murman posted on his (must subscribe) blog.  The post synthesizes the recent white paper from 6point6 that essentially says we aren’t “doing” agile right.  6point6 commissioned a survey of...
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Manifesto Co-Author Review: James Grenning

This episode of the Agile Uprising podcast features our exclusive interview with XP pioneer and Manifesto Author James Grenning.  The Agile Uprising was very lucky to spend this hour with Ron, and if you want to learn more about him please visit his website...
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TDD Guided by ZOMBIES – with James Grenning

This podcast is brought to you by Scrum Gathering Canada.  Learn more at scrumgathering.ca We are joined by James Grenning, co-author of the agile manifesto, this week.  James joins to discuss his training framework for Test Driven Development; TDD Guided by Zombies. ...
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SAFe 4.5 discussion with Dean Leffingwell

On this episode, Jay Hrsko and Andrew Leff welcomes Dean Leffingwell, Creator of Scaled Agile Framework and newly updated SAFe 4.5 Agenda:  Introduction(s) Configurable framework Inclusion of Compliance Agile Architecture Lean Startup/UX DevOps Implementation Roadmap...
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Heart Of Agile Conference Live Show

In this live edition of the Agile Uprising Podcast, join Heart of Agile organizer James Gifford along with newly minted Agile Uprising board member Chris Murman and existing board member Colleen Johnson as they recap day one of the Heart of Agile conference,...
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Imposter Syndrome

In this live episode, recorded on location at the Agile and Beyond conference this week, our all-star cast tackles the topic of Imposter Syndrome: Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome) is a concept describing high-achieving...
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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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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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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/