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Non Nonsense chats on what agile is and what it isn’t, without any bullshit.

Non Nonsense chats on what agile is and what it isn’t, without any bullshit.

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New Zealand

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Non Nonsense chats on what agile is and what it isn’t, without any bullshit.

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English


Episodes

#054 - Matthew Skelton - team topologies

9/29/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Matthew Skelton about Team topologies. Siloed bureaucracies are too slow and inefficient in a fast moving agile world built on software. Use the Team Topologies patterns to redesign your organization for focused fast flow. Understanding Value Stream Aligned teams, Enabling Teams, Core Subsystem Teams and Platform teams. And the Collaboration, facilitation and Service interaction models. Cognitive load. Iteratively design your...

Duration:01:01:45

#054 - Sandy Mamoli - building great teams

9/23/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Sandy Mamoli about building great teams. Why do some teams perform well and others perform poorly. The importance of skill, trust, respect, collaboration common purpose, constructive feedback and continuous improvement. How to deal with toxic experts and charming slackers in the team. The benefits of allowing people to choose their own teams. How to run a self selection event. Coaching managers to improve the system the team is...

Duration:00:53:11

#053 - Simon Wardley - Wardley Maps

9/17/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Simon Wardley about Wardley maps. Wardely maps are a discussion tool that surfaces assumptions about competitive landscapes. Starting with the customer, we draw the value chain of components that we need to meet their goal and then identify what stage each component is in the evolutionary lifecycle. Is a component a custom build, a product or service or a commodity or utility. When there is a competitive market everything moves to...

Duration:00:57:09

#052 - assessing agile capability

9/8/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation about assessing the agile capability of individuals, teams and partners. A lot of people and companies in the agile and software development space exaggerate their capability. Certifications and big brand names don't tell you much. What really matters is experience and a commitment to ongoing learning. Asking people to explain what they would do in real scenarios. You can tell whose an expert by asking them about the strengths and...

Duration:00:42:54

#051 - Tony Ulwick - outcome-driven innovation

8/24/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation about Outcome-Driven Innovation with Tony Ulwick. Most products fail in the market because they don't meet customers' needs better than the alternatives. To succeed, we need to study the problem that customers are trying to solve, the process they use to solve it and the metrics they use to measure success. When we understand the job to be done and the outcomes to achieve, we can design a product that meets those outcomes significantly...

Duration:00:51:51

#050 - Debbie Levitt - ux design

8/11/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation about UX design with Debbie Levitt. UX Design is research based information architecture and interaction design that requires deep expertise. Most agile teams are feature factories that build things that don't satisfy customers. Product Managers and Engineers don't have the skills and experience required to do good UX Design. The democratisation, decentralisation and prototype first approach advocated by Lean Startup, Lean UX and Marty...

#049 - Tom Gilb - software metrics

7/28/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation about Software Metrics with Tom Gilb. Tom Gilb inspired the authors of the Agile manifesto with his innovative incremental and scientific approach to Software Engineering. In this podcast we talk about Evo and Value Agile. Defining your scope with objectives and success metrics. How to measure anything. Why feature backlogs are a waste of time. Being laser focused on outcomes. How to deliver as much value as possible in the time and...

Duration:00:48:18

#048 - Todd Lankford - agile anti patterns

7/21/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation about agile anti patterns with Todd Lankford. Patterns are common solutions to common problems. They may be good, bad or neutral. Agile anti patterns are solutions that make it harder for agile teams to achieve the goal. The top anti patterns are: unrealistic arbitrary deadlines, functional silos and managers who dont listen to or support their teams. Other anti patterns. Pattern languages and pattern libraries. Listen to the podcast...

Duration:00:47:24

#047 - Erik de Bos - agile as a paradigm shift

7/14/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation about Agile as a paradigm shift with Erik de Bos. Most organisations are slow moving bureaucracies defined by authoritarian hierarchies, rules and contracts. Agile is a completely new way of thinking and a new vocabulary which makes new concepts and information available. Agile is part of a broader social movement that's about workplace democracy, experimentation, change, empowerment, decentralisation and local ownership that is...

Duration:00:50:06

#046 - Team skills vs roles

7/7/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation about effective agile product teams. Business people and technical people work together daily in one long-lasting customer-focused team. Roles vs Skills. The power of words. Do titles create hierarchy and functional silos within the team? T-shaped people. Should everyone be a developer? Are specialised roles useful? Specialists need to be on the team all the way through. Should people be paid the same and treated the same? Long-lasting...

Duration:00:41:43

#045 - Staffan Noetberg - agile and flow

6/30/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Staffan Noteberg about Agile and Flow. Agile is about adapting to unexpected change. Coaches should be practitioners. Speed up your feedback loop. Set the goal and let the team get on with it. Monotasking. Set up the environment to reduce interruptions. Start small, get things working and scale out. The problem with SAFE. We need to focus more on the interactions between people. Informal networks resolve dependencies faster. Use...

Duration:00:33:39

#044 - Mary and Tom Poppendieck - lean software development

6/23/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Mary and Tom Poppendieck about Lean and Software Development. Organizations have queues because they don't care about the customer. The three rules of lean, customer focus, flow and highly efficient expert teams. Scale your organization like a micro services architecture. Its not about doing the work right its about doing the right work. Don't focus on utilization focus on the value we provide. Don't copy practices copy the...

Duration:01:08:46

#043 - Bruce Taylor - working with offshore teams

6/16/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Bruce Taylor about working with offshore teams in developing countries. Why do people send their work offshore? Cost or talent? Is it cheaper to send work offshore or not? Outsourcing projects or augmenting the team. How to recruit the right people in a developing country. How does Agile work with people who have been brought up in a very hierarchical culture? Pairing and site visits are a powerful way to improve trust, knowledge...

Duration:00:45:01

#042 - Kyle Griffin - uncertainty, complexity and change

6/10/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Kyle Griffin about uncertainty, complexity and change. Our requirements are probably wrong. So show people and build small bets. Our plan is likely to be wrong. So let's do things to mitigate our plan, being wrong. Our estimates are going to be wrong. So don't rely heavily on the estimates being right. Our code's going to be wrong. So design your code to be easy to change. Agile is good because at its core Agile is a system for...

Duration:00:36:31

#041 - Raj Nagappan - agile 2

6/2/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson for a conversation with Raj Nagappan on using Agile 2 to create awesome products. The early Agile movement was a rebellion against traditional command and control waterfall development that was failing everyone. Agile is a very important paradigm shift that has led to great improvements but it hasn't evolved as we have learnt more. Agile 2 is an evolution of Agile that brings it up to date with a focus on Thoughtfulness and prescription.; Outcomes and...

Duration:00:42:45

#040 - Scott Sievwright - becoming a better leader

5/26/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson for a powerful conversation with Scott Seivwright on becoming a better leader. Leading the Agile 20 Reflect conference. Building community, co-creating a vision and principles, skeletons vs exoskeletons, dealing with conflict, angry fathers and controlling managers, letting go and sharing responsibility, the responsibility process, Johari window, Transactional analysis, five dysfunctions of a team, the courage to be open, non-violent communication,...

Duration:00:47:56

#039 - Michael Kusters - defending SAFe

5/19/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson for a debate with Michael Kusters about the pros and cons of SAFe. The Scaled “Agile” Framework for enterprises. SAFe is taking over because executives like its detailed 3-month program plans, detailed processes, hierarchical organization, and comprehensive rollout plans. SAFe has been great at sales and marketing, and it provides a great way for consultants to make money. But is it agile? If not, what are its benefits? Should we leave the field for...

Duration:00:57:33

#038 - Dave Farley - continuous delivery

5/12/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Dave Farley on Continuous Delivery. Working in a way so that our software is always in a releasable state. Establishing fast, high quality feedback so that we can make decisions based on the reality of our customers needs and our systems state, rather than on guesses. The difference between CD, DevOps, Agile and XP. The business case for CD. Test Driven Development makes developers better. Three ways to safely deploy your code to...

Duration:00:44:05

#037 - Lisa Crispin - holistic testing

5/5/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Lisa Crispin on Holistic Testing. Build quality in. Continuous testing for continuous delivery. Building shared understanding of requirements. Shorten feedback loops. Moving from traditional testing to agile testing. Test automation. The test pyramid and agile testing quadrants. Business-facing tests with behavior-driven and acceptance test-driven techniques. High performing teams. Listen to the podcast on your favourite podcast...

Duration:00:38:45

#036 - Esther Derby - agile coaching

4/29/2022
Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Esther Derby on Agile Coaching, Agile Leadership, Culture and Continuous Improvement. Making work more humane. Successful coaches understand the context and the content. Taking responsibility for personal growth and business outcomes. Good leadership adds a lot of value. Influencing senior managers. Underlying extractive structural patterns reemerge. Agile Governance. Listen to the podcast on your favourite podcast app: | Spotify...

Duration:00:39:00