Agile Coaching Network


Podcast by Agile Alliance


  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 35 (2019)

    23/09/2019 Duração: 43min

    In this episode, (00:37) we talk about building a "Yes, and..." culture; (28:17) How do you bring cultural change to an organization?; (40:40) What are you reading?; (41:45) Wrap-up and upcoming events

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 34 (2019)

    04/09/2019 Duração: 47min

    In this episode, (00:45) we talk about what is wrong with mandated Agile transformations; (17:43) What is the best way a scrum master can show value?; (31:51) What is the difference between digital and Agile transformations?; (37:27) What is the best practice for user stories added in the middle of the iteration?; (46:00) Wrap-up and upcoming events.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 33 (2019)

    24/07/2019 Duração: 50min

    In this episode, we talk about the Agile principle about how we can build projects around motivated individuals. How do we do this?; (23:09) Should people in an organization be given a choice to be agile or not? How would this impact employee engagement?; (32:58) How do you stop/avoid teams converting user story points into time?; (47:27) Wrapup: taking about Agile 2019's Business Agility Lab and ACN events.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 32 (2019)

    24/06/2019 Duração: 41min

    In this episode, (01:04) we explore the concept of Flow and how it works with Agile; (19:44) Any suggestions on coaching effectiveness measurements? ; (29:10) What is the Project Management Office (PMO) role in Agile?; (39:22) Wrap up: upcoming events.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 31 (2019)

    11/06/2019 Duração: 49min

    In this episode, (00:51) we explore a terrible story from the Narrative Project about never having enough time to test; (21:47) How do we combine sprint reviews so that stakeholders can participate?; (29:21 ) Is it essential for leaders to understand and act Agile before they have others do so? ; (36:53) Is it important to hone personal agility to enhance organizational agility? ; (46:49) Wrap up: upcoming events.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 30 (2019)

    07/05/2019 Duração: 42min

    In this episode, (1:03) Narrative Project: we explore ways to dampen stories around somebody feeling that they don't get training opportunities | (14:59) What are some small steps to get started in shifting a large 3K employee organization from multi-year project funding to a more Agile funding model? | (23:59) What are the best approaches/ideas/personal experiences when trying to strengthen or build team trust when scrum coach and team are not co-located? | (35:33) What books are your reading? | (38:37) Wrap up: join Ray at the following events.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 29 (2019)

    12/04/2019 Duração: 47min

    In this episode, (00:40) Narrative Project: Great leaders build strong Agile teams. How to make more stories like this?; (16:50) Business Value delivered is a valuable metric to track for senior leadership. What are some of the best ways to calculate this?; () What research, studies, literature do you draw on during conversations with management regarding the need for cultural change?; () How do you hold a team accountable?; () Wrap up... Join us at Deliver:Agile 2019 in Nashville.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 28 (2019)

    12/03/2019 Duração: 57min

    In this episode, we talk about (00:26) a story from the Agile Narrative Project titled "What about the code?" and how to empower the team to write great code; (20:23) How do you move teams to go beyond agile rituals and really develop Agile mindset? ; (33:59) What is the best practice for nonfunctional requirements in Agile?; (47:50) How do you address if somebody is using misleading terminology?; (55:25) Wrap up.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 27 (2019)

    02/02/2019 Duração: 41min

    In this episode we talk about (00:39) the problem with calling Agile adoption being done and letting go of the coaches; (05:59) story points being a time estimate rather than a relative size estimation. How can a coach change this mindset?; (21:03) How to encourage continuous development in a company that is already doing agile?; (27:49) As a coach, are there any concerns you see with organizations implementing SAFe? Is there anything you would caution others to be wary of?; (34:30) How much of agile is the team structures Vs work methods/approaches? take a look at ING bank http:// ; (40:17) Wrap up join me at Agile Open Northwest in Feb and Agile India in March. More info: http://

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 26 (2018)

    19/12/2018 Duração: 55min

    A special holiday episode with the Agile Alliance's Supporting Agile Adoption (SAA) initiative team talking about the 12 principles of Agile in Amsterdam. Hendrik Esser, Jens Coldewey, Jorgen Hesselberg, Jutta Eckstein, Bjarte Bogsnes, Boris Kneisel, Marcin Floryan, and Eric Abelem. (01:09) SAA team introduction, (02:40) Is it really just about software?, (11:12) Reflecting on our work, (18:20) Business people and developers working together daily, (27:25) Self Organization and motivated individuals, (36:13) Welcoming requirements even late in development, (43:15 ) Face-to-face communications is it outdated?, (50:02) What is Supporting Agile Adoption?, (52:44) More info on Beyond Budgeting, (53:20) Wrap up.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 25 (2018)

    27/11/2018 Duração: 50min

    In this episode, we talk about (00:50) how Agile reduces overtime and improves work-life balance, (17:30) How to implement Agile in everyday business processes, (29:00) How do you help traditional project managers transition to agile project management, (41:07) What are best practices to distinguish project, product, delivery, and strategic goals to focus management, business, the organization, and shareholders, (48:44) wrap up.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 24 (2018)

    24/10/2018 Duração: 49min

    In this episode, we talk about (00:55) the Agile narrative project story on being burned out by Agile, (16:33) There don't seem to be many training programs for managers in an organization undergoing an Agile transformation. What are good ideas and curriculum content?, (29:31) Is there any good Agile certification programs?, (37:54) As a Scrum Master how do I show or which measurement I can use to show that I am bringing value to the company and Scrum Teams? How do I prove my worth?, (47:16) Wrap up.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 23 (2018)

    23/10/2018 Duração: 51min

    In this episode, we talk about (01:04) the Agile Narrative Project story of the overpowering scrum master, (18:35) what coaching techniques do people use to gain leverage and traction when undertaking an Agile transformation in a more traditional environment?, (31:32) is it possible to release plan without planning out sprints in advance when you are working on three projects at one time?, (36:40) How do you convince leaders to give Product Owners the authority they need?, (39:50) What are ways to persuade teams of the value of breaking their work down into very small chunks?, (45:03) The org leadership doesn’t get how long-lived teams are superior to “deploying resources to projects,” sources to explain the behavioral science behind teams? , (49:54) wrap up.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 22(2018)

    25/08/2018 Duração: 53min

    In this episode we (01:07) A few words on the passing of David Hussman, (03:14) Agile Narrative Project: How do we build physiological safety in companies, (20:11) What is the benefit of waiting until Sprint Planning to task out a story instead of doing it in a Grooming session when the team is larger, (26:40) What are useful metrics to show leadership, Leadership wants to see metrics. (32:18) What is a best practice around Agile release planning, and (43:16) Can agile adoption on one team be different from another team.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 21 (2018)

    01/08/2018 Duração: 44min

    In this episode, we talk about (00:34) how an IT Agile coach can influence the business side of an organization, (15:23) how an Agile coach knows they are going in the right direction, (23:15) How a coach first engages with a client, (29:14) what techniques to facilitate Agile principles and values, and (34:45) what are ways to coach a team to make realistic sprint goals.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 20 (2018)

    04/07/2018 Duração: 48min

    This episode we talk about (00:36) tactics and strategies to engage upper and executive management in adopting business agility, (12:49) how can you bring the most value to line-managers that might be willing to change but not yet see or understand the full implication, (32:04) how does an Agile Coach know that he has done a good job, and (41:05) how can a coach help a business head or a product manager on budget allocation.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 19 (2018)

    08/06/2018 Duração: 50min

    In this episode, we talk about (00:55) are all Agle transformations extremely slow, (20:00) how to do backlog grooming in Kanban, (22:18) what are the deliverables of an Agile coach vs. scrum master, and (33:14) Where is the line between modifying Agile frameworks for need and ignoring Agile values and principles.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 18 (2018)

    22/04/2018 Duração: 53min

    In this episode, we talk about (00:54) what are some ways to promote the value of Agile Coaching, and (25:46) we talk about what are the limits to scaling the Agile adoption to a larger organization.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 17 (2018)

    01/04/2018 Duração: 51min

    In this episode, we talk about (00:36) is culture an emergent property of a complex system and how we can affect that culture, and (20:48) we talk about steps to adopt Agile in classical organizations.

  • Agile Coaching Network: Episode 16 (2018)

    23/02/2018 Duração: 55min

    In this episode we talk about the risk of setting up an internal coaching group, should we set a deadline for our Agile adoption to be done, and how do we coach a team with an over-aggressive functional manager.

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