From The Tavern, Cheltenham, UK To mark the 50th recording of the pubcast, Geoff & Paul return for a pint at the pub where it all started two years ago. They retrospect on the pubcasts as well as how they personally have changed over that time. (There is also a sneaky preview of the Global Scrum Gathering 2018 in London from Paul!)
From The Warwick, Pimlico, London, UK In this alcohol-free episode, Geoff & Paul discuss giving feedback on Paul's disappointing drink from the bar and move onto when a ScrumMaster is not a ScrumMaster...
From The Commercial Rooms, Bristol, UK Paul and Geoff check back in with a very special special guest. There is an update on agile conferences this year and the subject moves onto social media and how it has changed over recent times.
From The Running Horse, London, UK Geoff & Paul discuss the importance of how our body language can reflect our mood, and how infectious a negative mood can be in a Scrum environment. How ironic that the guys meet at a pub called The Running Horse and Geoff arrives with a long face ;)
From The Draft House, Milton Keynes, UK Geoff and Paul return to the city of horizontals, verticals and roundabouts - Milton Keynes. Geoff is feeling nervous? About what? The subject moves onto bucket lists and the locus of control. Enjoy! You can watch Geoff's exciting new project here: https://youtu.be/L8ubqwKU4Io
From Tankersley Manor, Barnsley, UK As the snow falls, Geoff and Paul stop in for a pint and a chat and get onto the subject of music. They discuss how music can connect people who work together and trigger our memories around pertinent life events. Are the music skills we have more useful than we might think in the work environment?
From The Infinity Arms, Leeds, UK Our second LIVE pubcast event was run in collaboration with the Agile In Leeds user group. In this live event, Geoff & Paul took several questions from the crowd covering subjects such as decision making as a team, selling agility to non-software people, the merits of technical scrummasters and a few more too!
From The Four Thieves, London, UK Happy New Year! Geoff and Paul met at a very cool pub in Battersea, it turns into a very busy evening indeed! They discuss the science behind Robert Ciadini's 6 Principles of Persuasion and how agile teams could benefit from being locked in an escape room together!
Question time. Nigel followed us (again) to Cardiff so we stopped by a pub in the centre of name - mainly because the name sounded REALLY welsh. We took time to ponder the answers to two questions from two of our listeners. As you would expect, we couldn't all agree on the answers!
Summer is here! Geoff & Paul cool off over a pint in the west end of London and discuss how the summer months can affect a scrum team's capacity and maybe even their velocity. Given the hot weather, the topic of dress code comes up, and also how teams should be prepared to give and receive feedback.
Geoff's has started planning his survivial experince in deepest darkest Scotland! In this episode, the guys discuss what teams can learn from sharing a common purpose and how behaviours can be amplified in such a basic rural desert island setting! There is also some talk of agile animals. Which animal do you think is the most agile?
A real meandering episode this one, from a pub with a great name! Geoff and Paul start off with the value in sat nav systems, journey through intrinsic motivation, belief, pragmatism and venture into dedicated scrum masters and ritual dissent! A real mixed bag!
We welcome Geoff after the San Diego gathering, and the guys discuss the new Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) pathway announced by the Scrum Alliance recently. Of course, with Nigel in attendance the conversation so wanders into Star Wars and many other children's television programmes from the 1980s.
Paul made the long trip to the Global Scrum Gathering 2017 in San Diego, with Nigel providing some colour commentary in Geoff's absence. During the trip, Paul and Nigel caught up with fellow scrum trainer Adam Weisbart, and give us an overview of what the gathering itself had to offer.
Geoff and Paul discuss the "art of the possible" and how being positive can affect a ScrumMaster's ability to lead a Scrum team. The guys also give their thoughts on the merits of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and how Geoff has developed a tendency to feel "hangry"!
The boys enjoy a pint in a pub with a historical connection to Sir Alexander Fleming - the chemist who discovered penicillin. This leads to a discussion around discovery by making "good mistakes" and the courage required by us to learn or start something without all the information we think we need.
The guys are back in London and share a pint after a full day of training. Reflecting on their day, they consider the question of how to deal with a team who doesn't want to change - and talk a lot about someone called "Ian".
A trip to the big smoke of London today, and a visit to one of London's only remaining "Gin Palace". Intriguing! Geoff and Paul dedicate this pubcast to the question of how an agile coach can operate in a fixed price, fixed scope contract situation - one which many companies still operate within.
Happy New Year! We start 2017 in Cardiff with Nigel Baker and take some time to answer one of the questions we got asked on Twitter: “What is the difference between DOING agile and BEING agile?”. The boys reflect on the intent of the agile manifesto, “Shu Ha Ri” as a learning metaphor and discuss how long does it actually take to “become” agile. Should we judge the company being agile or the attitudes and the diversity of the people they employ? We hope you enjoy!