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Admit it... Agile is difficult. Some of the processes (e.g., Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc.) may seem simple, and they are at first blush. Most of us can understand, and even get quite good at the process of Agile (DOING Agile). But what about BEING Agile? This is the other aspect of Agile, which is likely even more difficult to master. In each episode, we'll dive deep into how to BE Agile (through behavior modification, and mindset shifts). We'll help you improve through conversations and shared stories with those currently in the Agile space from a wide array of industries. If you are in an Agile environment, or want to be, you'll need to understand this softer side of agile in order to be successful. If you are simply following a process, you are not truly being Agile. You are going through the motions. Frankly, this side of agile is extremely difficult to grasp. Fortunately, we are here to get you through it. It takes time. Sometimes lots of it! But you'll get there. And we'll be here supporting you all the way.Support the Show https://www.patreon.com/join/6045853?

The Agile Within Greg Miller, Agile Coach/Speaker/Scrum Master

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Admit it... Agile is difficult. Some of the processes (e.g., Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc.) may seem simple, and they are at first blush. Most of us can understand, and even get quite good at the process of Agile (DOING Agile). But what about BEING Agile? This is the other aspect of Agile, which is likely even more difficult to master. In each episode, we'll dive deep into how to BE Agile (through behavior modification, and mindset shifts). We'll help you improve through conversations and shared stories with those currently in the Agile space from a wide array of industries. If you are in an Agile environment, or want to be, you'll need to understand this softer side of agile in order to be successful. If you are simply following a process, you are not truly being Agile. You are going through the motions. Frankly, this side of agile is extremely difficult to grasp. Fortunately, we are here to get you through it. It takes time. Sometimes lots of it! But you'll get there. And we'll be here supporting you all the way.Support the Show https://www.patreon.com/join/6045853?

    We thought Agile would save the day, and it's just not working out, so now what? with Gil Broza

    We thought Agile would save the day, and it's just not working out, so now what? with Gil Broza

    Our guest in this episode is Gil Broza, Gil is founder and principal at 3P Vantage. Close to 100 organizations seeking Agile transformations, makeovers, or improvements have relied on his pragmatic, modern, and respectful support for customizing Agile in their contexts.

    We chatted with Gil about reasons why companies fail at "going Agile." It is estimated that 70% of transformations fail at some point. The most likely reasons, and the ones we explore, are lack of understanding of Agile values/principles, an overall sense of fear in the company, and a lack of trust among everyone. Gil provides some practical ways to overcome these stumbling blocks to get you pointed in the right direction, and help you succeed with Agile. If you've ever struggled with Agile at your company, you'll want to use these tips to make your journey more smooth.
     
    More about Gil Broza:
    Gil’s popular book The Agile Mind-Set explains how practitioners approach their work to get amazing results. His previous best-seller The Human Side of Agile is the definitive practical guide to leading Agile teams in the real world. His newest book Agile for Non-Software Teams provides a pathway for considering, designing, starting, growing, and maintaining Agile outside of software/IT. He has been a regular contributor and coaching track chair for the Agile series of conferences, a sought-after speaker for other industry events and groups, and a host of numerous public webinars about Agility. Gil lives in Toronto, Canada.



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    • 57 min
    How to tell if your organization is under the allusion of Agility and what you can do about it with Gunther Verheyen

    How to tell if your organization is under the allusion of Agility and what you can do about it with Gunther Verheyen

    In this episode, we chat with the one and only Gunther Verheyen. Gunther has quickly gained worldwide acclaim as a strong proponent of the Scrum Values. The values, and Agile principles for that matter, are often largely overlooked by organizations that choose to adopt Agile for their software delivery method. He is on a quest to instill a more human approach to software development through his teachings, speaking engagements, and workshops. So, come along as we chat with a man who truly epitomizes what this Podcast is all about.

    Gunther Verheyen is an independent Scrum Caretaker on a journey of humanizing the workplace (with Scrum) — a connector, teacher, writer, speaker. He thinks, reflects, wonders and wanders. He teaches, assists, serves, advices and suggests on many things Scrum. He works with teams, individuals and executives. He facilitates learning and unlearning. He continuously looks out for improved ways to serve and to deliver value to people interested in Scrum across the world.
    Gunther started practicing Scrum in 2003, has published two best-selling books about Scrum, has partnered with Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, and has worked with diverse teams and organizations. The services he offers build on these accumulated experiences. Ullizee-Inc is his business vehicle.
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    • 55 min
    Scrum Lake Episode 3: What can the lake do for you with Co-creators Ryan Brook and John Albrecht

    Scrum Lake Episode 3: What can the lake do for you with Co-creators Ryan Brook and John Albrecht

    Worldwide appeal!

    The final episode in this 3 part series on the popular Scrum Lake. Co-creators Ryan and John discuss the appeal and impact of Scrum Lake on so many. It can be dark and murky at the bottom of the lake. But should I be afraid? Maybe. Maybe not. Others are there to see you through it. Oh ... and these guys put me to the test with a challenging example from the workshop. Do I pass it? Come find out. 
    If you've not heard of Scrum Lake until now, you'll want to catch this series that helps you really grasp Scrum in a unique way. If you've struggled with its roles, process, and yes values (there are 5 if you didn't know), then these guys will help you understand them more clearly. So come along on this voyage to grasp the deeper meaning of the most popular Agile framework in the world!
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    • 49 min
    Scrum Lake Episode 2: Dive into the values in the Lake with Co-creators Ryan Brook and John Albrecht

    Scrum Lake Episode 2: Dive into the values in the Lake with Co-creators Ryan Brook and John Albrecht

    Diving into the lake!

    Episode 2 in this 3 part series on the popular Scrum Lake. Co-creators Ryan and John discuss the foundation of Scrum: the values, and empirical theory. We talk about why having a solid bedrock is so important to be successful in an Agile environment.
    If you've not heard of Scrum Lake until now, you'll want to catch this series that helps you really grasp Scrum in a unique way. If you've struggled with its roles, process, and yes values (there are 5 if you didn't know), then these guys will help you understand them more clearly. So come along on this voyage to grasp the deeper meaning of the most popular Agile framework in the world!
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    • 39 min
    Scrum Lake Episode 1: The origins of a simple metaphor, and its worldwide appeal with Co-creators Ryan Brook and John Albrecht

    Scrum Lake Episode 1: The origins of a simple metaphor, and its worldwide appeal with Co-creators Ryan Brook and John Albrecht

    Just dipping my toe in!

    Episode 1 in this 3 part series on the popular Scrum Lake. Co-creators Ryan and John discuss why they created it, who it is for, and what all the fuss is about. We discuss how this simple lake metaphor has appealed to many from all over the world, including me. My two UK mates and I have a great time hanging out at the shallow end of the lake.
    If you've not heard of Scrum Lake until now, you'll want to catch this series that helps you really grasp Scrum in a unique way. If you've struggled with its roles, process, and yes values (there are 5 if you didn't know), then these guys will help you understand them more clearly. So come along on this voyage to grasp the deeper meaning of the most popular Agile framework in the world!




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    • 58 min
    Behaviors create an Agile Culture with Johanna Rothman

    Behaviors create an Agile Culture with Johanna Rothman

    Known as the “Pragmatic Manager," Johanna offers frank advice for tough culture problems. In this episode, we chat a bit about her new book, Modern Management Made Easy, a three volume set. Johanna explains why no one's intentions are enough to create an agile culture. Only our behaviors can create that culture. Which behaviors does the environment encourage? And which behaviors does the environment discourage? That's the culture. So come on in, and find out how Johanna can help your company move its culture in the right direction. 
    And don't forget to listen for how to win a copy of her new book, Modern Management Made Easy. We will be giving away several copies. Oh... and they are all signed too! What?!
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    • 56 min

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