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So… What is a team?!

Join Brad Stokes, Troy Lightfoot and Chris Stamoulis, coach of a state-winning football team and internal coach, as they discuss what it means to be a team and servant leadership. They explore areas such as vision, goals, cross-functionality and trust. Chris...

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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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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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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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12 Days of Agile – Technical Excellence

Join our hosts Troy Lightfoot, Andy Cleff, and James Gifford as they discuss the 9th Agile Principle: "Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility." Links Six Steps to Self Learning Teams Uncle Bob's Clean Coding Videos Help us pay...
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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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12 Days of Agile – Reflect and Adjust

Join our hosts Andy Cleff, Chris Murman, and Colleen Johnson as they discuss the 12th Agile Principle: "At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly." We hope you enjoyed listening to this...
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SAFe Demystified 2

Join our hosts Brad Stokes, Troy Lightfoot, Andrew Leff, and Jay Hrcsko as they continue the conversation around the scaled agile framework; they come at the topic as if you the listener are new to the concept and they cover multiple topics, as well as discuss the...
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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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Agile2018 – Team Maturity

Recorded during the Agile2018 conference in San Diego, James Gifford sat down with Billie Schuttpelz, Charles Neighbors, and Valera Kushnir to talk about agile team maturity.  The discussion then runs the gamut, covering topics like toxic team members, scrum...
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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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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/