In this episode of Agile with Coach and Beer, Zach sits down with Ben Day of Benjamin Day Consulting to discuss how emotions play into team successes and failures. They chat about how he got over his skepticism of Scrum and ultimately became a Scrum trainer. They dig deep on how their personal experiences with vulnerability has reshaped their view of effective software development teams. Finally, they talk about the challenges in trying to impact trust-based change with limited exposure.
In this episode of Agile with Coach and Beer, Zach and George sit down with Jayson Wells of the Larry Hughes Basketball Academy and Nike Chi-League School to discuss personal development and growth. They dig into Jayson's travels around the world playing basketball and how that influenced how he helps develop young people. They talk about Jayson's "commitment statement" and how that shapes interactions he has with those around him. Finally, they chat about what it takes to create positive...
In this episode of Agile with Coach and Beer, Zach and George sit down with Donovan Brown of Microsoft to discuss how pivotal DevOps is to organizations. They talk about Microsoft's definition of DevOps and how it reflects the three critical components of DevOps: people, processes, and tools. They also dig into how Visual Studio Team Services eases some of the challenges of DevOps. Finally, they chat about Donovan's passions for driving, air hockey, and public speaking.
In this episode of Agile with Coach and Beer, Zach and George examine the next three principles behind the Agile Manifesto. They talk about how changing requirements can be disruptive to a software development process, but ultimate serve the needs of the team. They also chat into how having business people and developers working hand-in-hand can enable greater team productivity. Finally, they dig into self-awareness and how it relates to human-to-human interactions.
In this episode of Agile with Coach and Beer, Zach sits down with Erika Warren of Wyzant to discuss how she’s helped mature Wyzant’s product development process. They talk about how Wyzant acquires data and how they use that data to drive product decisions. They also dig into how she tailors her leadership style to the individual needs of her coworkers.
In this episode of Agile with Coach and Beer, Zach and George dig deep into the idea of continuous delivery. They talk about what it is and why it’s important. They focus on who benefits in an continuous delivery environment and how continuous delivery teams measure success. They even chat about why companies are resistant to switch to such a strategy.
In this episode of Agile with Coach and Beer, Zach and George talk about agile concepts in the real world. They chat about how Satya Nadella responded to a crisis and how long Target’s agile transformation took to complete. They dig into team leadership and how it impacted Metallica and the Eagles. They also touch on how little team chemistry is mentioned at the NBA trade deadline and the leadership lesson Bill Belichick learned when he left Cleveland.
In this episode of Agile with Coach and Beer, Zach sits down with Zac Colip of Hirewell to discuss the current market for technical talent and how it's changed in recent years. They also walk through the process of using a recruiter to find a job, what benefits that provides, and what not to do in the hiring process.
In this episode of Agile with Coach and Beer, Zach and George talk through what makes cross-functional teams effective. They also touch on Zach's time in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, George's attempts to build a home bar, and a 20-person basketball team.
In this episode of Agile with Coach and Beer, Zach and George are joined by Polaris teammate Alejandro Ramirez to talk about how he got into agile, how to connect with presentation attendees, and what to do in a toxic office culture.
In this episode of Agile with Coach and Beer, Zach and George are inspired by a video about Spotify to tackle team autonomy: Why it's rare, how it can be created, and why it's pivotal to long term success.
In this episode of Agile with Coach and Beer, Zach and George discuss preferential treatment for LeBron James, where the Waterfall methodology might have come from, and why it might (or might not) be an effective strategy.