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The only constant in life is change. Organizations are dealing with constantly changing competition, new insights, innovation and even culture. The term "business agility" has taken a huge surge, in order to mitigate risk and focus more on delivering value. Frameworks like Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, and a whole lot more were created to provide ways to deliver this value. To inspire you, Mastering Agility discusses everything related to business agility with the biggest names in the industry.

The only constant in life is change. Organizations are dealing with constantly changing competition, new insights, innovation and even culture. The term "business agility" has taken a huge surge, in order to mitigate risk and focus more on delivering value. Frameworks like Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, and a whole lot more were created to provide ways to deliver this value. To inspire you, Mastering Agility discusses everything related to business agility with the biggest names in the industry.

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Netherlands

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The only constant in life is change. Organizations are dealing with constantly changing competition, new insights, innovation and even culture. The term "business agility" has taken a huge surge, in order to mitigate risk and focus more on delivering value. Frameworks like Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, and a whole lot more were created to provide ways to deliver this value. To inspire you, Mastering Agility discusses everything related to business agility with the biggest names in the industry.

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English

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Episodes

S02 E02 The Impact of Passion with Lyssa Adkins

9/2/2021
Frequent listeners of the show know that throughout the episodes “engagement” has been a recurring theme. Engagement of employees, with the organization, with their work, and with themselves. Today’s show zoom in a little bit deeper on that. Lyssa Adkins, one of the most influential people out there when it comes to Agile coaching, joins us to talk about where she discovered her passion and what the impact of passion is. What you’ll discover in this show: - Passion impacts your everyday...

Duration:00:39:30

S02 E01 Empirically Unfucking with John Riley

8/16/2021
John Riley is the founder of ReadySetAgile and PST for Scrum.org. When I talked to him about the topic for this episode, he brought up to talk about empirically unfucking things. I have no clue what it meant, so I was eager to find out. Empirically unfucking things means getting out of a messed-up situation supported by empirical evidence. This might be harder than it sounds. How do return to a good state from a messy scenario? What you’ll discover in this show: - It could be helpful when...

Duration:00:54:38

#20 Continuous learning in Formula 1 with Jurriaan Kamer

7/26/2021
Formula 1 is the world’s biggest traveling circus. Races are fast-paced, but so is learning. What you on screen is just one part, but the actual learning starts after the race. Hundreds of terabytes of data are collected each competitive weekend. But what do teams do with that data? How can they improve the way they work, ultimately to move up the field? Teams work with a massive amount of people, large budgets, and high pressure. Staying ahead of the competition is crucial. Jurriaan Kamer,...

Duration:00:42:42

#19. Embracing an innovation mindset with Jeff Gothelf

7/21/2021
As the world around is constantly changes, we need to innovate the way we work, as well as our products in order for us to survive in the long run. Classic cases like Nokia and Blockbuster made very clear what happens if you focus on the wrong things. However, it can be quite a challenge to move from our traditional cash cow and follow a path of more risk (but a higher potential margin). Stakeholders might be cautious of the fact that this might not bring them the ROI they expected. Or that...

Duration:00:43:14

#18. Answering listeners questions with Mike Cohn

7/12/2021
Estimation is hard. We forecast how much work we can take into the Sprint during Sprint Planning, but is still is exactly that: a forecast. We don’t know if we are correct. That’s the beauty of empiricism. We won’t know if we’re right or wrong until we observe the outcomes. And that is what makes this such a widely discussed topic. We always seem to have a need of being correct on forehand. We give listeners the opportunity to send in questions regarding planning and estimation, that Agile...

Duration:00:42:23

#17. Remote after Covid with Chris Stone

7/5/2021
The pandemic has made a tremendous impact all around the world. We needed to adapt our ways of working, how we approach problems, find out a new work-life balance. Now that vaccinations are getting up to speed, and more and more people are getting vaccinated, the world is slowly reopening. After working from home for such a long time, going back to what we’re used to will pose a whole new set of challenges. What did we learn? What challenges can we expect? Will we ever go back to the office...

Duration:00:42:58

#16. Talking Tech Debt with Steve Porter

6/28/2021
Technical debt is one of those things that can really bite your ass when you're not taking care of it. Tech debt sneaks in and before you know it, you’re spending more time repaying that debt rather than delivering actual value. But not all tech debt is wrong. And not everything that is perceived as tech debt is actually that. What about undone work? And what can we do to prevent this from accumulating? To what extent do we need to be transparent about it? Steve Porter, Scrum.org’s...

Duration:00:50:27

#15. Adding Playfulness with Carsten Lutzen

6/21/2021
Working environments can benefit greatly by having playful environments. But to have playful environments, you need those frontrunners that will take you there. Carsten Lutzen is the right guy for the job. His LinkedIn page and YouTube channel (see for details below) radiate creativity and he helps you get there. Working at the LEGO group, he is constantly surrounded by playful, but serious products. Let’s listen to his experience as the Playful Agile Coach. And, we’re giving away a LEGO...

Duration:00:39:15

#14. Going to Mars, AI and ML, and being an author with Joe Justice

6/14/2021
Joe Justice is an interesting man. Famous for building electrical cars, while combining Scrum for both soft- and hardware, Joe has been all over the globe for anything you can think of. In this episode, he’s talking to us about his experience in different countries, his thoughts on humanity going to Mars, the future state of machine learning and artificial intelligence, but he’s also giving away a signed copy of his book Scrum Master: The Agile Training Seminar for Business Performance. Give...

Duration:00:58:50

#13. SPECIAL: Hard topics: beyond shame, trust, and burnouts with Patricia Kong

6/9/2021
Abstract: In this special episode of the ‘Mastering Agility’ podcast, Patricia Kong and I have a conversation about topics that are close to both our hearts; shame, trust, and the experience of burning out. It seems that is the social standard to always say that everything is great, when asked how you’re doing. That real life should be like Instagram. The truth is; it’s not. Far from that. Working remotely impacts trust within teams. Shame affects your overall self-esteem. Burnouts are...

Duration:00:52:19

#12. Evidence Based Management with Patricia Kong

6/7/2021
Abstract: When creating any sort of product, it's important to understand whether we are moving in the right direction. But how do we know that? How do we measure that? And what metrics do we use for that? Agile organizations know that frequent inspection of results limits risk and improves the ability to deliver value. Scrum.org created a complementary framework called Evidence-Based Management. Patricia Kong is here to talk about how we can use EBM to elevate our ability to deliver...

Duration:00:45:57

#11. The Six Enablers of Business Agility with Karim Harbott

5/30/2021
Abstract: Any agile transformation can be incredibly challenging. Complexity is sky high, and so is risk. Talk through some of these challenges, accompanied by all his experience he condensed into his highly anticipated new book The 6 Enablers of Business Agility (released June 1st). Adopting the latest and greatest agile tools and practices won’t be enough to respond to rapid market change. But if that’s not the case, what can we do?! Join us now for some great advice and words of...

Duration:00:36:27

#10. Starting with Self-Management with Stephanie Ockerman

5/25/2021
Abstract: A few episodes ago, Jordan Gross and Ziryan Salayi joined us to talk about the self-management recipe. In my own experience, it can be incredibly hard to start doing self-management right. What makes it so hard is that the discussion about what we can expect from self-managing teams and what the common understanding is, is being skipped. Today author, self-management expert, and Co-Active Coach Stephanie Ockerman joins to talk about how organizations can start doing it...

Duration:00:55:38

#9. The Value of Product Goals with Roman Pichler

5/12/2021
Abstract: Last year, the Scrum Guide got updated. One of those updates has been the addition of the Product Goal. How do Product Goals relate to the Product Vision or the Sprint Goals. And how can we still distinguish this in our teams with all the different terminology without causing widespread confusion? Product development legend Roman Pichler is here to share his vision on this. What you’ll discover in this show: - Product Goals are goals on the mid-term, six months out from now -...

Duration:00:34:08

#8. Continued recipe for self-management with Jordan Gross and Ziryan Salayi

5/2/2021
The Scrum framework thrives in complex environments, where more is unknown than that is known. That requires decentralized decision-making and self-managing teams. This level of autonomy is incredibly powerful, yet just as incredibly difficult to install. The guys from the Self-Org Chefs are here to talk to us. What you’ll discover in this show: - Self-management is a layered concept - In order for self-management to work, a great level of trust is needed - Leadership can make or break...

Duration:00:36:18

#7. Cooking self-management with Ziryan Salayi and Jordan Gross

4/26/2021
Abstract: The Scrum framework thrives in complex environments, where more is unknown than that is known. That requires decentralized decision-making and self-managing teams. This level of autonomy is incredibly powerful, yet just as incredibly difficult to install. The guys from the Self-Org Chefs are here to talk to us. What you’ll discover in this show: - Self-management is a layered concept - In order for self-management to work, a great level of trust is needed - Leadership can make...

Duration:00:34:10

#6. Zombie Scrum with Johannes Schartau and Christiaan Verwijs

4/19/2021
Abstract: Scrum is lightweight framework; easy to understand, hard to master. It provides four formal events and one container event. It’s not prescriptive. But still, it’s pretty hard to use in practice. Just going through the motion is not going to help teams and organizations to reap the benefits Scrum can provide. Johannes Schartau and Christiaan Verwijs from The Liberators are here to talk to us about what they call “Zombie Scrum” is how you can cure it. What you’ll discover in this...

Duration:00:38:15

#5. How conversations drive Value with Jeff Patton

4/12/2021
Abstract: Nothing quite captures emotions and the perception of value as just having a simple conversation. JIRA tickets full of details still cannot display what a face-to-face conversation can. But challenging times, like now with the pandemic going on, require a different approach. Jeff Patton joins us to share his insights! What you’ll discover in this show: - COVID has shown that product delivery still continuous steadily - Political discussions within the organizations are hard to...

Duration:00:35:45

#4. Humanizing the workspace with Gunther Verheyen

4/4/2021
Ever since the industrial revolution we've been getting more distanced from the value of people in the workspace. People are being called resourced and treated as such. A computer mouse is a resource. An office chair is a resource. People are people. In this episode, we're talking to Gunther Verheyen about we can humanize the workspace again.

Duration:00:45:35

#3. The Importance of Sprint Goals with Maarten Dalmijn

3/29/2021
Sprint Goals provide the single objective, the single focus, for the Sprint when we're talking about what's the most important thing to do. Often it's a misunderstood or hard thing to create. Why do we need one? Can we really create only 1, we're working on so many things?! Maarten Dalmijn is here to talk to us about why Sprint Goals are so important and how to deal with these questions. There is so much to say about it that he's even writing a book on this specific topic!

Duration:00:38:36