This is the first in a series of brief discussions with Dan Mezick in which he talks about topics from his book The Culture Game. In this one he explains the importance of designing meetings as good games and facilitating them to achieve the best outcomes
Craig Smith. Renee Troughton and Tony Ponton talk about their agile journeys, coaching in different organisational contexts, visual management and the journey of The Agile Revolution podcast.
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.
Sandy Mamoli talks about being an Agile consultant, Agile adoption in New Zealand, the flavours of Agile Coaching as well as experiences in succeeding with Personal Kanban and her tool KanbanFor1.
Bjarte Bogsnes talks about Beyond Budgeting and the challenges and approaches to implementing it in organizations as well as its history and acceptance in the Agile community.
Ed Cortis talks about Agile (or whether it is just common sense) in Operations teams as well as sharing his experiences in rolling out an Activity Based Working environment at Bankwest.
Amr Elssamadisy, founder of Agile Culture New York and author of the book Agile Adoption Patterns, shares his thoughts on why safety is essential to Agile success. We know that learning is essential for successful agility, and teams learn best through failure – but failure is inherently unsafe. The key to success is in making things safe. Without safety you cannot learn effectively from failure.
Fun and Games with Enterprise Software: Tom Banks on What's New in WebSphere Liberty Profile, IBM Code Rally
Tom Banks talks about what's new in the IBM WebSphere Application Server v 8.5.5 Liberty Profile and explores how its extensible architecture allows interesting additions to "gamify" the running of enterprise software. He describes what you can do when enterprise software becomes mobile and introduces IBM Code Rally, a game which is built on top of the Liberty Profile and other IBM software.
Dan Mezick, author of the book The Culture Game, shares his insights on engagement as the fuel of successful and lasting Agile adoptions. Pulling examples from Open Spaces and the computer gaming industry, Dan explains how they both implement four basic rules: have a clear goal, a clear set of rules, a good feedback system, and support an opt-in participation strategy.
Chris Matts was interviewed at QCon London. He discusses behavior driven development, feature injection and his latest project - a graphic novel written with Olav Maassen and Chris Geary explaining the principles of real options in a project using a compelling story and an unusual format.
Catherine & Raj have been working in Enterprise Agile transitions in large hardware manufacturers, they share their experiences and advice on leadership and bringing Scrum to hardware teams. They spoke at Agile 2012 about the use of tactile models, engaging managers and building cross-functional hardware-software teams.
Samuel discusses the Lean Pyramid, a perspective that links Lean management ideas with Agile values principles and good technical practices, providing a framework for enterprise wide Agile adoption. He also talks about the establishment of the Agile community in South America and his ambitions the region.