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MHA 2019: Coaching the Coaches

In this episode (recorded on location at MHA 2019), James Gifford @scrummando chats with Lynn Winterboer @agileLynn and Christen McLemore @mschrismac about coaching the coaches. Topics include Avoiding the liverwurst on banana bread feedback sandwich Modeling the...

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What’s Your Biggest Fear?

In this episode of the Agile Uprising Podcast: Jay, Brad, and Troy discuss their biggest fears and how to overcome them. Feel free to share yours at coalition.agileuprising.com and they could be future podcast topics!  [iframe style="border:none"...
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How to Design, Build & Ship Successful Products with Jeff Patton and Jeff Gothel

Listen in as Jeff Patton and Jeff Gothel chat about scrum product ownership, lean UX, product discovery, shipping to learn, and believability weighted design with Colleen Johnson and Chris Murman. Links Jeff Patton on Twitter Jeff Patton Books Jeff Patton on the web...
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Game of Frameworks – XSCALE with Peter Merel

Oh, you thought we were done??!?!  Join Brad Stokes this week as he sits down with Peter Merel to discuss his descaling framework XSCALE.  Enjoy! XSCALE Alliance Website   [iframe style="border:none"...
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Kelly Waters: 101 Ways

In this episode, Ryan Lockard speaks with Kelly Waters. Kelly is the CEO of 101 Ways and also works for clients as an Interim Director or Executive Consultant.  He has 30 years experience in the software industry, working his way from developer to tech lead to project...
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12 Days of Agile – Trust-motivated Team

Join our hosts Chris Murman, James Gifford and Troy Lightfoot as they discuss the 5th Agile Principle: "Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done." Become a patron and give your...
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Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams

This week, our guest is Heidi Helfand, Director, Engineering Excellence at Procore Technologies and author of a new book Dynamic Reteaming. Our discussion challenges the notion that we need to keep our software develop teams “the same” in order to be successful. And...
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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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Agile and Lean Outside of IT, featuring Arlen Bankston

On this episode, the Agile Coaching Exchange Atlanta chapter welcomes Arlen Bankston, Executive VP and Managing Partner for LitheSpeed. Arlen has been actively involved in the application and evolution of Agile software development processes such as Scrum, Kanban and...
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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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12 Days of Agile – Produce Value Early

In the first episode of our "12 Days of Agile" series, join Paul Elia and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss their thoughts on the first Agile Manifesto Principle: "Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable...
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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/