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Standing on Bits with Steve Tendon

  This week we welcome back the creator of Tameflow Steve Tendon to talk about his newest book, Standing on Bits.  We discuss the different flows in an organization, how to tie the work that agile teams produce to financial results, the importance of signals...

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ORSC Lab Episode 7 – Shaila Reddy

This episode is another in the ORSC LAB series. Host Leslie Morse chats with Shaila Reddy. Shaila is an ORSC trained and certified coach that is on a journey of transforming organizations by providing thought leadership, consulting, training and coaching in Lean,...
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Refactoring the Scrum Alliance: Melissa Boggs, Chief Scrum Master

Colleen Johnson @scrumhive chats with Mellissa Boggs @HmngbirdAgility  about the Scrum Alliance's @ScrumAlliance  organizational refactoring over the past year, finding the right balance between self-organizing teams and organizational constraints. They also...
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Sociocracy (Episode 1 of n) with Ted Rau

In this @agileuprising episode, host Andy Cleff @justsitthere chats with Ted Rau @Sociocracy4All about Sociocracy - a social technology for evolving adaptive and resilient organizations.  We cover topics including: forming circles, establishing roles, meetings...
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Game of Frameworks – Large Scale Scrum with Gene Gendel

In the next episode in our Game of Frameworks series we sit down with Gene Gendel to explore the intricacies and details of Large Scale Scrum a.k.a. "LeSS"...maybe instead of scaling up we should scale down?  Listen in and find out!   Large Scale Scrum...
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Forecasting with Troy Magennis

This week's episode features special guest Troy Magennis and host Paul Elia on the topic of Forecasting. "Forecasting is about answering the right questions, to a transparent degree of certainty, with as little effort as possible." - Troy Magennis, CEO, Focused...
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Deliberately Developmental Organizations with Andy Flemming

Join Andy Flemming and Andy Cleff as they discuss An Everyone Culture: Deliberately Developmental Organizations. DDO's create an unusual kind of environment, one that tolerates ? even prefers ? making one's failures, risks, and weaknesses public so that...
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Interview with David Horowitz

In this episode, we welcome David Horowitz on the show with our host James Gifford.  David and James take a deep dive into the reality of distributed teams, the importance of continuous improvement and the effective facilitation of agile retrospectives. David tells...
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Paired Coaching?

You've heard of paired programming, and even paired work...but what about paired coaching? This week we sit down to discuss the concept of paired agile coaching: how would it work? Would it work? Is it too much of a good thing? Tune in and hear our panel's thoughts....
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Leadership is Language with David Marquet

In this Agile Uprising podcast, co-hosts Andy Cleff and Erik Cottrell chat with David Marquet about his latest book. The hypothesis behind "Leadership is Language" is that how we communicate at work has been programmed by Industrial Revolution thinking. However in...
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Standing on Bits with Steve Tendon

  This week we welcome back the creator of Tameflow Steve Tendon to talk about his newest book, Standing on Bits.  We discuss the different flows in an organization, how to tie the work that agile teams produce to financial results, the importance of signals...
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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/