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Em Campbell-Pretty on the Journey of SAFe and Thawing Middle Management

Interview with Em Campbell-Pretty on  Nov 20, 2015

Em Campbell-Pretty shares her journey from being a business leader to an Agile Coach and early adopter of the Scaled Agile Framework, as well as how to best thaw middle management in organizations.


Bas Vodde and Craig Larman on Large Scale Scrum

Interview with Bas Vodde and Craig Larman on  Nov 04, 2015

Bas Vodde and Craig Larman talk about Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), its origins, and the focus on simplicity, as well as the corresponding website and their new book "Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS”.


Ahmed Sidky and Shannon Ewan on Designing the ICAgile Pathways

Interview with Ahmed Sidky & Shannon Ewan on  Oct 02, 2015

Ahmed Sidky and Shannon Ewan talk about the goals of ICAgile and the design of the learning pathways and the difference between knowledge-based and competency based certification programs. They explore the goal of helping people deepen their Agile knowledge and pursue sustainable agility by scaling people not just processes and structures and discuss how the expert pathways were developed.


Aino Corry on Teaching Computer Science

Interview with Aino Corry on  Apr 08, 2015 1

Aino Corry talks about using different teaching methods to teach university students at different levels, how students and professors react to the different methods, what makes teaching rewarding for her and how the future will look in teaching.


Shannon Ewan & Ahmed Sidky on ICAgile Learning Objectives and Expert Certifications

Interview with Shannon Ewan & Ahmed Sidky on  Nov 19, 2014

Shannon Ewan & Ahmed Sidky discuss the ICAgile approach to certification and accreditation, how learning objectives are identified and documented, making those learning objectives freely available through creative commons licensing and the multi-step pathway through knowledge to expertise and mastery


Introduction to the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile)

Interview with Ahmed Sidky, Lyssa Adkins, Michael Spayd and Sally Elatta on  Nov 28, 2013

In this series of four short interviews one of the founders and some of the contributors to the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) discuss the goals of the organization and how it works. Ahmed Sidky explains why ICAgile was founded and the goals behind the formation, Lyssa Adkins, Michael Spayd and Sally Elatta talk about the reason for their involvement and why they support it.


Lachlan Heasman and Bernd Schiffer on Agile Coaching

Interview with Lachlan Heasman and Bernd Schiffer on  Oct 12, 2013

Lachlan Heasman and Bernd Schiffer talk about Agile Coaching and how to define it and the skills required as well as their experiences along the way including Scrum PLoP, 42 things and Agile meetups.

Crossing the Bridge to Agility with Michele Sliger

Interview with Michele Sliger on  Jan 27, 2012

Michele Sliger helps bridge the divide between traditional project management and Agile so that classically trained PM’s can successfully apply Agile practices, and more importantly, an Agile mindset. Along the way, Michele clears up some of the confusion about the strengthened Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional certification and the new PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification.

Dennis Stevens on Value Management in Agile Projects

Interview with Dennis Stevens on  Jan 20, 2012

Dennis Stevens discusses ways to identify and focus on business value and risk mitigation in Agile projects. As a contributor to the Agile Extension to the BABOK, and in his work on the ICAgile Business Analysis & Value Management area, and how to identify, prioritize and mitigate risk in software development projects.

Mike Cottmeyer on Agile Adoption and Transformation

Interview with Mike Cottmeyer on  Jan 06, 2012

In Agile, adoption and transformation are typically viewed as one big event. Mike Cottmeyer provides a holistic perspective that looks as adoption as the implementation of practices, and transformation along two dimensions, organizational and personal. Mike discusses how they are a means to an end, and how to avoid the trap of focusing on practice adoption as a goal.

Jeff Sutherland: Are Agile Teams Truly Agile?

Interview with Jeff Sutherland on  Jan 04, 2012

Ten Years after the Agile Manifesto Jeff Sutherland muses the question of whether Agile teams are truly Agile. You’re not Agile if you’re not producing product at the end of each sprint. Jeff discusses doing scrum well, velocity and production measurements and the next big challenge for Agile leaders.

Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd on the Role of the Agile Coach

Interview with Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd on  Dec 23, 2011 1

In this interview, Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd, cofounders of the Agile Coaching Institute, discuss the role of the Agile Coach and the competencies (i.e. facilitation, mentoring, teaching, and coaching) necessary to become effective in that role. Also discussed are ways an Agile coach can transform teams and organizations while reinforcing behaviors that will endure after the coach leaves.

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