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Woody Zuill on Mob Programming and No Estimates

Posted by Woody Zuill on  Jan 26, 2014

Woody Zuill discusses Mob Programming, a practice where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time in the same space on the same computer, as well as his thoughts on No Estimates.

13:29

Steve Peha on Agreements-Based Culture

Posted by Steve Peha on  Jan 25, 2014

Steve Peha describes how culture can derail a seemingly perfect Agile project. He then details how we can see and incrementally modify cultures by focusing on agreements. Agreements govern how we work together; they govern individuals and their interactions. By deliberately focusing on making, keeping, confronting, and renegotiating agreements, we can change our culture to support Agile teams.

32:13

Al Shalloway Discusses the Lean-Agile Method

Posted by Al Shalloway on  Jan 23, 2014

Al Shalloway sits down to discuss how the Lean-Agile method breaks away from tribes such as Kanban and Scrum to get back to our shared values.

35:08

Bryan Beecham on XP Not Dead

Posted by Bryan Beecham on  Jan 18, 2014

Bryan Beecham (aka Billy Garnet) reminds us that "XP not dead!" and shares his approach to teaching TDD and refactoring with Lego and applying XP and craftsmanship in teams as well as the human body.

09:34

Rebecca Parsons and Phil Brock on Agile 2013 and the Agile Alliance Goals

Posted by Rebecca Parsons and Phil Brock on  Jan 13, 2014

The Agile 2013 conference was held in August 2013. Rebecca and Phil talk about the conference keynotes, number of sessions and the diversity of attendees. They also discuss the internationalization and breadth of the activities and goals of the Agile Alliance and how the Alliance is an inclusive organization encompassing many different agile approaches and brands.

11:17

Gil Broza on Individuals and Interactions, Empathic Leadership and Growing solid Teams

Posted by Gil Broza on  Jan 09, 2014 1

Gib Broza talks about his book "The Human Side of Agile", how to become an empathic leader, building solid teams that provide enduring and stable high performance. He provides some pragmatic advice for leaders in self-organizing agile teams on how create and nurture an environment which brings out the best in the team members.

24:23

Johanna Rothman on Employing the Right People, Getting Employed and Program Management

Posted by Johanna Rothman on  Jan 07, 2014 1

Johanna Rothman talks about the cost of multi-tasking, recruiting the correct people for your team and organization, managing your own job search. She goes on to discuss how to scale Lean and Agile approaches to large programs of work by decreasing batcg sizes, improving flow and using small-world networks to create collaborative ecosystems.

14:52

Pollyanna Pixton on Collaborative Leadership

Posted by Pollyanna Pixton on  Dec 31, 2013

Pollyanna is collaborating with two others to write a book on Collaborative Leadership. In this interview she gives an overview of how leadership needs to promote ownership, build a culture of trust and a focus on value for both customers and the organization to enable the formation of high-performing teams.

11:17

Gabrielle Benefield on Flexible Contracts

Posted by Gabrielle Benefield on  Dec 30, 2013

Gabby Benefield has spent much of the last three years working on a contracting model that is outcomes focused and allows customers and suppliers to overcome the barriers inherent in most contracts. The most common contracting models in use today (fixed scope or time-and-materials) actually increase risk in software development. She has worked with IT lawyer Susan Atkinson to develop an alternate

20:34

Laurent Bossavit on Creating an Archive of Agile Knowledge and the Art of Being Wrong

Posted by Laurent Bossavit on  Dec 28, 2013

Laurent is the Archivist for the Agile Alliance, creating a repository of conference sessions and other knowledge the Alliance collects. He also examines the value of being wrong (and being able to admit it) which he has written and spoken about extensively.

39:00

Joshua Kerievsky on Anzen and Safety in Software

Posted by Joshua Kerievsky on  Dec 27, 2013

Joshua Kerievsky tells us about Anzen and his experience in taking the concept of safety from the manufacturing world and tailoring it to software development teams and organizations. By having ONE core value - safety - teams and organizations can keep from falling into the common pattern of practicing a superficial form of Agile and/or Lean development without getting any of the results.

12:55

Ola Ellnestam on The Mikado Method, Win-Win Conversations and Agile in Northern Europe

Posted by Ola Ellnestam on  Dec 23, 2013

Ola Ellnestam talks about the Mikado Method for large scale refactoring of legacy systems, his talk at the Agile 2013 conference on Win-Win Conversations and the Agile community in Northern Europe

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