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Tim Falls on Developer Relations, Open Source, Free Education and Ethics

7/11/2019
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In this podcast, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Tim Falls of Digital Ocean about developer relations, the importance of embracing and providing open-source software, the need to offer free education in software development and the importance of ethics in education. Why listen to this podcast: • There is a need to take a more open and community-based approach to business • Taking an open-source viewpoint means you can build products and give them away for free while...

Duration:00:29:11

Pablo Santos on Creating a Great Engineering Culture, Engaging Remote Workers and DevOps

7/1/2019
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In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Pablo Santos of Plastic SCM about what it takes to create a great engineering culture, dealing with skills shortages, engaging remote workers and getting the highest value out of DevOps. Why listen to this podcast: • Attracting the right people is a constant challenge in the technology space • Having interesting and challenging work is important • Remote workers are common today and it’s important to focus on keeping them...

Duration:00:16:09

Jossie Haines and Aneri Shah of Tile on Culture, Mentoring, Diversity and Inclusion

6/18/2019
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jossie Haines and Aneri Shah of Tile on the culture at Tile, mentoring, diversity & inclusion and retaining women in technology Why listen to this podcast: • Genuine collaborative and supportive cultures don’t just happen • Corporate values need to be real to people, so they feel able to live them every day • Looking at diversity and inclusion is not a stand-alone activity – you need to address all aspects of the...

Duration:00:23:34

Lee Cunningham on the 13th State of Agile Report

6/4/2019
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Lee Cunningham about the latest State of Agile report, recently released by Collabnet/VersionOne. Why listen to this podcast: • This is the 13th year the State of Agile report has been released • There is a strengthening of momentum towards holistic value stream management • Most organisations are adopting agile for the right reasons: they are trying to accelerate the ability to get software built with high quality and...

Duration:00:18:17

Nick White on the Lessons Software Engineering Can Learn from Multi-disciplinary Medical Teams

5/27/2019
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In this podcast, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Nick White about his experiences as a medical patient under the care of a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team and the lessons that we can take from that for software engineering Why listen to this podcast: • The collaborative approach to diagnosis by a multi-disciplinary team of specialists used by the Wellington Regional Hospital Cancer Care Unit • With a complex diagnosis like cancer the range of treatment...

Duration:00:33:32

Michael Bolton on the Testing Mindset

5/20/2019
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In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Michael Bolton about the current and future state of testing. Why listen to this podcast: • Testing is about evaluating products by learning about them through exploration and experimentation • These is confusion about the difference between testing a small bit of functionality and the complexity that arises when many of these small bits of software are combined into systems • The common approach of using unit tests and...

Duration:00:42:16

Dave Snowden on Liminality in Cynefin and Moving Beyond Agile to Agility

5/13/2019
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In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Dave Snowden at the Agile People conference in Stockholm, Sweden, about the addition of liminal spaces in the Cynefin framework, pre-scrum techniques and the future of agility Why listen to this podcast: • The Cynefin Framework provides a perspective on the world • The latest version of the Cynefin framework include two liminal domains • The strength of approaches like Scrum is holding things in a liminal state long enough to...

Duration:00:13:16

Fabiola Eyholzer on Changing Thinking in HR

5/6/2019
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In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Fabiola Eyholze at the Agile People conference in Stockholm, Sweden, about the need to radically change HR thinking and practices in organisations to enable creativity and productivity. Why listen to this podcast: • The need to create great places of work where people enjoy going to work • It’s about having meaningful work; understanding why we do things and our contribution is to making a positive impact on other peoples’...

Duration:00:11:03

Doug Kirkpatrick on Self-Management, Professional Growth and Great Cultures

4/29/2019
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In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Doug Kirkpatrick at the Agile People conference in Stockholm, Sweden, about what self-management actually means for the people in an organisation. Why listen to this podcast: • Self-management enables everyone in the organisation to thrive and do their best work • It’s not about layers of control, rather it’s dense networks of committed self-managers guided by a clear set of principles • It’s the responsibility of each...

Duration:00:13:20

Dave West on the State of Scrum

4/22/2019
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In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Dave West, CEO and Product Owner at scrum.org about the current state of scrum and the latest initiatives by scrum.org Why listen to this podcast: • Scrum has been used for over 25 years and people are using it in different areas and the challenges are not around the rudimentary aspects of adoption rather it is about optimising the way of working in different contexts • The need to move beyond adherence to a single approach...

Duration:00:18:31

Phil Abernathy on Employee Happiness and the Bureaucracy Mass Index

4/16/2019
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In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Phil Abernathy about his work helping organisations focus on employee happiness to drive customer happiness and shareholder return and the Bureaucracy Mass Index as a tool to identify where companies are bloated and ineffective. He also spoke about what’s needed for real transformation. Why listen to this podcast: • Great companies are realising that in order to attract great talent you have to have a great place to work • If...

Duration:00:20:14

Mik Kersten on Moving from Projects to Products

4/9/2019
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Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Mik Kersten of Tasktop about his new book, Project to Product and how the Flow Framework can be applied to changing the way of working in organisations. Why listen to this podcast: • The project model of software development is fundamentally broken • The management techniques which were invented in and needed for managing in the era of industrial revolution are not applicable or useful in the era of software development • Most...

Duration:00:27:47

Nigel Dalton on Taking Back Management

3/31/2019
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In this podcast recorded at the Agile India conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Nigel Dalton, Chief Inventor at REA Group about his experiences and the need to take back management as an important practice in today’s organisations Why listen to this podcast: • There is a science of invention – deliberately combining things that you might not have thought of combining before • What matters more than having an agile process is having a resilient organisation –...

Duration:00:21:35

Flint Brenton on the Collabnet/VersionOne merger and Helping Customers Adopt Value Streams

3/26/2019
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In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Flint Brenton, CEO of Collabnet/VersionOne on how the organisation is integrating post the merger and supporting customers as they adopt value stream thinking. Why listen to this podcast: • Reflecting on the way the two businesses have come together since the merger of Collabnet and VersionOne • The company is focusing on supporting value stream management in their customers...

Duration:00:19:37

Andrew King of Ocado Technologies on Great Hiring Practices and Designing Culture

3/19/2019
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Andrew King, Organisational Scientist at Ocado Technologies about the hiring practices they use and how to design the culture you want. Why listen to this podcast: • Context effect says that anything that happens in decision making that is altered by the context in which the decision is made • The compromise effect – when faced with a choice of options we try to avoid the extremes • These types of effects impact hiring...

Duration:00:18:41

Jason Box and Paul Johnston on What Technologists can do About Climate Change

3/13/2019
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In this podcast recorded at QCon London 2019, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jason Box and Paul Johnston about the impact climate change is having, how information technology contributes to greenhouse gasses and what technologists can do to help combat it. Why listen to this podcast: • Climate change is the challenge of our time • Data centers are a real problem IRO global warming and greenhouse gas emissions • Data centers have the same emissions impact as the...

Duration:00:22:26

Kim Scott on Radical Candor

3/5/2019
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In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Kim Scott, author of the book Radical Candor about what radical candor is and how it can be applied in teams and relationships. Why listen to this podcast: • Radical candor is the behaviour which comes about when people both care personally and are able to challenge directly in a relationship • Telling each other about problems or praising each other in a way that is productive is...

Duration:00:15:56

Anna Obukhova on The Biology of Leadership and Working with Tired Teams

2/18/2019
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In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Anna Obukhova about the neuroscience and biology of leadership and what it takes to coach and work with tired teams. Why listen to this podcast: • When we change a process we also impact and cause change to the body and brain of the people involved in the process • Behavioural ethology shows how the perception of being in a “caged environment” impacts hormone production and results...

Duration:00:24:03

Ash Coleman on Testing, Ethics, Diversity and What it Means To Be an Ally

2/11/2019
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In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Ash Coleman . Why listen to this podcast: • Testing is not a simplistic process that can be reduced to automation, although automation helps • Ethics matter in software development I we need to build products that the builders are proud of, that people will use in real life and that is safe for them to use • The lack of diversity in teams producing AI/ML based products results in...

Duration:00:25:24

Deema Dajani & Shannon Mason on the Women in Agile community and Supporting Women in Technology

2/5/2019
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In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Deema Dajani (Advisor Transformation Consulting) & Shannon Mason (VP Product Management, Agile Central) of CA Technologies about the Women in Agile organisation, their own experiences as women in the technology industry and ways to support and increase diversity in organisations. Why listen to this podcast: - Women in Agile is an incorporated not for profit focused on supporting,...

Duration:00:21:51