65 episodes

Adopting new ways of working like Agile and DevOps often falters further up the organization. Even in smaller organizations, it can be hard to get right. In this podcast, we are discussing the art and science of definitely, maybe achieving business agility in your organization.

Definitely, Maybe Agile Peter Maddison and Dave Sharrock

    • Business

Adopting new ways of working like Agile and DevOps often falters further up the organization. Even in smaller organizations, it can be hard to get right. In this podcast, we are discussing the art and science of definitely, maybe achieving business agility in your organization.

    Ep. 65: Governance of software delivery value streams

    Ep. 65: Governance of software delivery value streams

    In this week's episode of the Definitely, Maybe Agile podcast, Peter and Dave talk about the Governance of software delivery value streams. In particular, how to take into account organizational concerns like regulation and architecture while increasing your ability to delivery software faster.

    This week's takeaways:
    Governance of delivery in terms of in-process requirements.TACO: Traceability, Accessibility, Compliance, and Operations.Also need to govern out of process requirements, architecture, data, privacy, security, and regulation.The out-of-the-process is often the brakes or the foils that will slow down the delivery.Resources:
    Securing Your Pipes with a TACO - https://youtu.be/E7UjGd7ZRo0

    We love to hear feedback! If you have questions, would like to propose a topic, or even join us for a conversation, contact us here: feedback@definitelymaybeagile.com 

    • 14 min
    Ep. 64: The changing role of training

    Ep. 64: The changing role of training

    Nowadays, training in the Agile space, in some ways, has had a bad rep. It has left a bit of a stigma around what training we need. However, people generally agree there is significant value, so can we change how we approach training? When is training valuable? In this week's episode of the Definitely, Maybe Agile podcast, Peter and Dave discuss how to make your training program effective.

     This week's takeaways: 
    Need training that provides a common lexiconTrain principles and values over process and practicesLearn through playFacilitates rapid organizational change and speed changeTraining can be made more powerful with coaching elements like follow-on support to reinforce learning We love to hear feedback! If you have questions, would like to propose a topic, or even join us for a conversation, contact us here: feedback@definitelymaybeagile.com 

    • 12 min
    Ep. 63: Nested Value Streams (i.e. scaling)

    Ep. 63: Nested Value Streams (i.e. scaling)

    In this week's episode of the Definitely, Maybe Agile podcast, Peter and Dave talk about Nested Value Streams. They explain how to take a value stream concept that works well with a single product or service, and scale it up to an organization with hundreds of teams working on multiple products and services.

    This week's takeaways:
    How value stream thinking helps to scale up our development capability from one team to many teamsThe boundaries between value streams do not have to be a physical handoffValue streams can be technically distinctUnderstand how to make priority trade-offs between value streamsWe love to hear feedback! If you have questions, would like to propose a topic, or even join us for a conversation, contact us here: feedback@definitelymaybeagile.com 

    • 13 min
    Ep. 62: Value Streams

    Ep. 62: Value Streams

    In episode 62 of the Definitely, Maybe Agile podcast, Peter and Dave uncover what they mean by value streams.

     This week's takeaways:
    Understand how your organization does things, so you can learn how to improve.Identify where to focus and how to prioritize by identifying constraints in your value streams.Optimize your organization to be able to deliver more effectively and faster.We love to hear feedback! If you have questions, would like to propose a topic, or even join us for a conversation, contact us here: feedback@definitelymaybeagile.com 

    • 11 min
    Ep.61: VMO/ Product Office plans

    Ep.61: VMO/ Product Office plans

    The Definitely, Maybe Agile podcast is back this week with an episode all about plans. In today's episode, Peter and Dave continue their series on the Value Management Office by talking about the importance of planning. They discuss how planning is critical to successfully executing a project and how having a structure rather than starting from a blank sheet of paper can aid the planning process. They also explain why it is essential to understand the framework of a plan before creating one.

    This week's takeaways:
    Coordinate over short distances.Having a frame to drop work into can be valuable.Avoid blank sheets of paperPriorities over the medium term, decisions at the team level in the short term.We love to hear feedback! If you have questions, would like to propose a topic, or even join us for a conversation, contact us here: feedback@definitelymaybeagile.com

    • 10 min
    Ep. 60: VMO/ Product Office ways of working

    Ep. 60: VMO/ Product Office ways of working

    This week on the Definitely, Maybe Agile podcast, Peter and Dave talk about VMO/ Product Office ways of working. They share their thoughts on the importance of understanding how the ways of working around a Value Management Office differ from those that we might associate with a project management office.

    This week's takeaways:
    Shift to dedicated teams (no need for resource management)Outcomes over activity- specifically short timelinesStart small and iterate. Continually deliver increments of value.
    We love to hear feedback! If you have questions, would like to propose a topic, or even join us for a conversation, contact us here: feedback@definitelymaybeagile.com 

    • 9 min

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