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Five Lines of Code with Christian Clausen

  In this week's episode Frans Alkemade, Brad Stokes, and Jay Hrcsko sit down with Dr. Lambda himself, Christian Clausen to discuss his book Five Lines of Code.  Just because you're not a software engineer doesn't mean you can't understand the importance of...

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Agile Uprising 2nd Anniversary Show!

It's a little over two years since the Agile Uprising began...join the Board of Directors as they look back on this year to discuss their favorite podcast guests, share funny "behind the scenes" stories, reveal their idea of a "white whale" podcast guest, and discuss...
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New Voices: Nazee Hajebi

In this @agileuprising episode, guest @Nazee_Hajebi discusses her talk at Agile2019's Women in Agile @womeninagileorg: "Nevertheless, She Finally Thinks She Persisted" Cohosts Andy Cleff @justsitthere and Chris Murman @chrismurman ramble on, as usual, exploring...
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Agility Scales w Jurgen Appelo

Want to help organizations innovate at scale? Help people build agile mindsets? Join Jurgen Appelo (the man behind Managing for Happiness and Management 3.0) as he discusses Agility Scales and what comes after frameworks with hosts Jay...
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Should I Take This? – SAFe DevOps Practitioner

    In the next episode of our "Should I Take This?" series, Jay Hrcsko and Troy Lightfoot sit down to discuss the SAFe DevOps Practitioner course.  Hint: this course isn't for just for developers, and may be the most rewarding course that you don't...
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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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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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The Dark Side of Coaching

Well this one took a turn...what started out as a discussion around coaching snobbery went down a rabbit hole where the group started discussing the dark side of coaching.  Join Andrew Leff, Troy Lightfoot, Chris Murman, and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss what the...
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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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Resilience, Courage, Vulnerability and Alliances

Dr. Jen Frahm, Lois Kelly and host Andy Cleff discuss resiliency practices that help you keep going and find meaning in the often long and political process of creating change. Combine resilience with courage, vulnerability and three kinds of alliances, and you'll be...
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The Responsibility Process with Christopher Avery

Join Brad Stokes and Christopher Avery as they discuss The Responsibility Process®. When Christopher Avery was a management consultant, this was his driving question: Why are so many smart people unhappy at work? 20 years ago, Christopher realized that the most useful...
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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/