75 episodes

AgileCoffee brings together an engaged group of practitioners passionate about Agile methodologies and Lean practices. Our format mimics the Lean Coffee model of structured, agenda-free meetings where agilists (or curious bystanders) come together to exchange ideas. Expand your understanding of Agile / Lean methods. Bring your own topic related to the Lean family (XP, Scrum, Kanban & Agile) and apply discussions to software development, testing, project management, product ownership, coaching or just life-hacking.

The Agile Coffee Podcast Vic Bonacci, CST

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AgileCoffee brings together an engaged group of practitioners passionate about Agile methodologies and Lean practices. Our format mimics the Lean Coffee model of structured, agenda-free meetings where agilists (or curious bystanders) come together to exchange ideas. Expand your understanding of Agile / Lean methods. Bring your own topic related to the Lean family (XP, Scrum, Kanban & Agile) and apply discussions to software development, testing, project management, product ownership, coaching or just life-hacking.

    74. Thankful for Lean Coffee with Friends

    74. Thankful for Lean Coffee with Friends

    Diana Larsen (@DianaOfPortland), Lakshmi Ramaseshan (@LakshmiRamases2), Chris Hurney (@chris_hurney) and Colleen Kirtland (@purposecreator) join Vic (@AgileCoffee) at a seasonal (and virtual) coffee shop to discuss the following topics:







    * What new opportunities have you discovered in these pandemic times?* Building Values and Principles as a Collaborative Activity with Teams* The Doughnut Economics Journey Continues...* Virtual Coaches and Distanced Coaching: What's Working for Us?* Exploring Agile Fluency







    Please HELP support us by becoming a Patron: patreon.com/agilecoffee







    Books and resources mentioned in this episode:







    * AgileFluency.org* Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams (book) by Diana Larsen and Ainsley Nies* also check out Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great (book) by Diana Larsen and Esther Derby* Works by Mariana Mazzucato:* What is economic value, and who creates it? (video TED talk) * The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (book)* The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy (book)* Lakshmi's presentation on The Power of Inceptions* Vic's old post about Inceptions* Brian Marick and Micro-Scale Retro-Futurist Anarcho-Syndicalism* The Art of Agile Development (book) by James Shore* Human Systems Dynamics Institute* High Performance Tree (Lyssa Adkins)















    Agile Coffee is Proud to be a part of the Agile Podcast Network







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    • 1 hr 17 min
    73. Virtual Coffee after our Virtual Agile Open SoCal

    73. Virtual Coffee after our Virtual Agile Open SoCal

    Vic (@AgileCoffee) and Larry (@LarryLawhead) teamed up with Lakshmi Ramaseshan (@LakshmiRamases2) and Professor Hadar Ziv (UCI - Dept of Informatics ) in a virtual coffee shop to discuss the following topics:







    * Did the Agile Open SoCal work as a virtual event?* Playing to Your Strengths - Using Strengthsfinder (book) with Teams* What is a Value Hypothesis (and why was it following Larry all day?)* Creating a Values & Principles Based Culture







    Please HELP support us by becoming a Patron: patreon.com/agilecoffee







    Here's the MIRO board that Lakshmi created for our virtual event:















    Books and resources mentioned in this episode:







    * Lakshmi's presentation on The Power of Inceptions* Vic's old post about Inceptions* Scrum PLoP! one-piece continuous flow* The Principles of Product Development Flow - by Donald Reinertsen* High Performance Tree (Lyssa Adkins)















    Agile Coffee is Proud to be a part of the Agile Podcast Network







    Looking for MORE Scrum videos? We've got you covered. Tune in!

    • 48 min
    72. Takeaways from #AOSC20, with Ukulele

    72. Takeaways from #AOSC20, with Ukulele

    Vic (@AgileCoffee) and Chris Hurney (@chris_hurney) were joined by Colleen Kirtland (@purposecreator) and first-time guest (and new Scrum Master) Kaitlyn Taylor in a virtual coffee shop to discuss the following topics:







    * Words of advice for a new Scrum Master* Top Takeaways from #AOSC20* Colleen's adventures outside of Agile* Starling birds murmuration (video)* Business Agility Institute* What do Devs do (while code is being tested)?* Doughnut Economics* Kate Raworth* Rethinking Value | Mariana Mazzucato (The Long Now Foundation)* "Greatness" by David Marquet (video)







    Looking for an Agile Conference this season? Check out the Agile Online Summit coming up October 26th – 30th, 2020. It's a FREE event over 5 days, with 5 tracks, 8 excellent keynote speakers, Live Q&A sessions, a sweet networking program.







    Help make this podcast ever more amazing. With your support, we hope to host a new Agile Coffee episode each week of the year, bringing fresh new voices and unique perspectives to the conversation. Help us out by signing up on Patreon today. Thanks!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    71. Launching New Podcast Voices

    71. Launching New Podcast Voices

    Vic (@AgileCoffee) and Ben Rodilitz (@BenRodilitz) were joined by Allison Pollard (@allison_pollard) and Ruth Struck (@ruthstruck) in a virtual coffee shop to discuss the following topics:







    * Getting clearer on outcomes and finding efficiencies* How are you engaging with teams to stay connected in this remote world?* How do we coach leadership/teams whose attitude is "just tell us what to do"?* How should managers support teams now? How involved is too involved?







    As we wrapped up the conversation, we congratulated Ruth for making her podcasting debut as an ambassador of Launching New Voices, a program of Women in Agile. (Shout out to Jenny Tarwater, Program Director. W00t!)







    Are you searching for a game to teach self-organization and empirical process control to teams? CardZinga! can be played in-person or online. Get the instructions and see examples at CardZinga.com







    Looking for an Agile Conference this season? Check out the Agile Online Summit coming up October 26th – 30th, 2020. It's a FREE event over 5 days, with 5 tracks, 8 excellent keynote speakers, Live Q&A sessions, a sweet networking program.







    Help make this podcast ever more amazing. With your support, we hope to host a new Agile Coffee episode each week of the year, bringing fresh new voices and unique perspectives to the conversation. Help us out by signing up on Patreon today. Thanks!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    70. Agile Marketing with Stacey Ackerman

    70. Agile Marketing with Stacey Ackerman

    Vic was joined by Chris Hurney (@chris_hurney) and first-time guests Stacey Ackerman(@agile4marketers) and Cliff Rosa(@mrrosa2) to discuss Stacey's favorite topic: Agile Marketing. Some questions covered include:







    * How does a Sales/Marketing group's use of Agile differ from IT's* What is Business Agility?* How has Agile for Marketing evolved and where is it now?* Do you need to be expert in Scrum or Kanban in order to implement Agile for Marketing?







    Resources mentioned in this episode:







    * Agilify Coaching & Training (agilifytraining.com) - Stacey's company whose mission is to "help companies find a better way to work"* see Stacey's contributions to MarTech Today magazine* read case studies that Stacey's team has captured* Agile for Marketing - Stacey's upcoming class (Sept 16-17) offered via Rocket Nine Solutions* monday.com - an online tool for managing teams* canva.com - an online tool for mocking up graphics / wireframes* Business Agility Institute* Agile Marketing Manifesto







    Follow the show on twitter at @AgileCoffee and please consider becoming a show patron at patreon.com/agilecoffee. Thank you!















    Are you looking for a game to teach self-organization and empirical process control to teams? CardZinga! can be played in-person or online. Get the instructions and see examples at CardZinga.com

    • 45 min
    69. Lean Coffee with Friends over Zoom

    69. Lean Coffee with Friends over Zoom

    Vic (@AgileCoffee) and Larry (@LarryLawhead) were joined by Ben Rodilitz (@BenRodilitz) and Chris Hurney (@chris_hurney) in a virtual coffee shop to discuss the following topics:







    * the Weakness of One-piece Flow* Do you need Team Maturity before you Scale?* the Imperitive to improve our industry's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion* How well do you understand your Product Owner's world?







    Are you looking for a game to teach self-organization and empirical process control to teams? CardZinga! can be played in-person or online. Get the instructions and see examples at CardZinga.com







    Books and resources mentioned in this episode:







    * Scrum PLoP! one-piece continuous flow* The Principles of Product Development Flow - by Donald Reinertsen* Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:* The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. - by Peniel E. Joseph* The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley - by Malcolm X and Alex Haley* The Meta-Cast, episode 169 "Discover your Superpower"* White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism - by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson* So You Want to Talk About Race - by Ijeoma Oluo* Compassionate Coding - founded by @AprilWensel* Women in Agile* Role of Product Owner:* ebgconsulting.com/blog/product-manager-product-owner/* romanpichler.com/blog/product-manager-vs-product-owner/* productcoalition.com/the-collide-of-product-management-and-product-ownership-439105363028* Monte Carlo forecasting in Scrum (Scrum.org)







    Looking for Scrum/Kanban training in Southern California or Nashville, TN? Rocket Nine has got you covered. Visit RocketNineSolutions.com today.

    • 1 hr 16 min

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