Adam Weisbart on Improv, Magic and Fun on Agile Teams

Interview with Adam Weisbart on  Nov 01, 2015

Adam Weisbart talks about using improv and magic to make Agile more fun and shares a bunch of practical tools and resources that should be of interest to anybody leading or coaching an Agile team.


Manny Gonzalez on Joining the Scrum Alliance and Future Directions

Interview with Manny Gonzalez on  Oct 24, 2015

MAnny Gonzalez was recently appointed as the CEO of the Scrum Alliance. He discusses the current state of the Scrum Alliance and presents his vision for the organisation in the future, changing the worl of work for the better. He talks about some of the initiatives the Scrum Alliance is undertaking and what they mean for the members of the organisation.


Jeff Patton on User Story Mapping and Product Management

Interview with Jeff Patton on  Oct 23, 2015

Jeff Patton talks about his book "User Story Mapping" and the background and approaches to the story mapping process as well as upcoming trends in relation to product management.


Dana Pylayeva on Agile, Scrum, Lego and Chocolate

Interview with Dana Pylayeva on  Oct 04, 2015

Dana Pylayeva talks about the Agile game she designed combining Scrum, Lego and Chocolate. The game helps participants (in particular non-technical types) understand the difficulties and bottlenecks in application delivery and how DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices can help.


Kent McDonald on Product Ownership, User Experience and Business Analysis

Interview with Kent McDonald on  Sep 26, 2015

Kent McDonald talks about the need for product ownership, business analysis and user experience in agile projects, how the three areas are connected and his new book - Beyond Requirements: Analysis with an agile mindset


Improving Technical Skills and Agile Practices

Interview with Ruud Wijnands on  Jun 04, 2015

Ruud Wijnands talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, improving technical skills and practices, supporting people in learning, the value that agile can bring to organizations and giving managers more insight into the possibilities of agile, helping teams to increase their agility and what managers can do to increase the success of agile transitions.


The Importance of Technical Practices in Agile

Interview with Tim Ottinger on  Jun 02, 2015

Tim Ottinger talks about things that can and do go wrong with Agile transitions, why facilitation matters in agile, increasing the understanding of agile, what is needed to create trust in the organization, the importance of technical practices in Agile, improving technical skills and practices and the “Taking back Agile” initiative.


Rachel Davies on Whatever Happened to Being Extreme

Interview with Rachel Davies on  May 24, 2015

An interview with Rachel Davies about extreme programming and agile techniques, good things that have happened since the agile manifesto was published, developments that give agile a bad name and things that can be done to prevent that people think badly about agile and start to resist it and how scrum teams can adopt more technical practices from XP.


Shane Hastie on Distributed Agile Teams, Product Ownership and the Agile Manifesto Translation Program

Interview with Shane Hastie on  Apr 17, 2015

An interview with Shane Hastie about working effectively in distributed agile teams and making remote working work, why product ownership should be a team sport and how product owners teams can work with development teams and the Agile Manifesto translation program.


Aino Corry on Agile Retrospectives

Interview with Aino Corry on  Apr 02, 2015

Aino Corry talks about overcoming barriers in retrospectives, facilitating effective retrospectives, techniques for doing retrospectives and the vital skills that retrospective facilitators need.


Learning Fast at Spotify

Interview with Simon Marcus on  Jan 21, 2015

Simon Marcus discusses the value of a learning environment in which learning from failure is valued. Simon discusses how Spotify approaches consensus within its teams and how experimentation of team make-up and tasking is not frowned upon.


Sandy Mamoli on Self-Organising Organisations and Personal Kanban

Interview with Sandy Mamoli on  Jan 04, 2015

Sandy explains how Trade Me adopted a truly self-organising model of team formation to establish ten product development squads and how she and others use Personal Kanban to prioritise and manage work.

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