138 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. 138: Agile and Organizational Change Management

    Ep. 138: Agile and Organizational Change Management

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Peter and David dive into the complexities of organizational change, exploring how agile transformations sometimes discard valuable lessons from past change management practices. They discuss blending systems thinking, behavioral economics, and incremental change approaches to create truly adaptive organizations. The conversation spans concepts like organizational immune systems, the human element in change, and the importance of clear strategy and comm...

    • 17 min
    Ep. 137: How to find the perfect PO

    Ep. 137: How to find the perfect PO

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Peter Maddison and David Sharrock discuss the qualities to look for when recruiting and selecting the perfect Product Owner (PO). They delve into the nuances between a Product Owner and a Product Manager role, emphasizing the importance of defining the authority and accountability the PO will have. The conversation explores the essential attributes of an excellent PO, including domain knowledge, understanding business models, data-driven decision-making...

    • 21 min
    Ep. 136: Establishing Threat Modeling Practices in your SDLC

    Ep. 136: Establishing Threat Modeling Practices in your SDLC

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Peter Maddison and David Sharrock discuss how to integrate threat modeling into the secure development lifecycle (SDLC) at scale. They cover the importance of shifting security practices left, and how to establish communication channels between development teams and security experts.Key takeaways:Threat modeling is a security practice that involves identifying and mitigating potential threats to an organization's assets.Threat models should be created a...

    • 17 min
    Ep. 135: Leadership and Change with Melissa Boggs

    Ep. 135: Leadership and Change with Melissa Boggs

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Peter Maddison and David Sharrock are joined by Melissa Boggs, a leadership coach, consultant, and keynote speaker for Agile 2024. They discuss Melissa's experience as the co-CEO and chief scrum master of Scrum Alliance during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation dives into the topics of employee experience design, non-hierarchical organizations, and the importance of co-creating buy-in for organizational change.Key Takeaways...

    • 35 min
    Ep. 134: Estimation

    Ep. 134: Estimation

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, Peter Maddison and David Sharrock discuss the complexities and misconceptions surrounding estimation in software development and agile project management. They explore the differences between bottom-up and top-down estimation approaches, emphasizing the importance of continuous conversations and feedback loops throughout the process.This week's takeaways:Bottom-up estimation, where every task is estimated and summed up, is highly inefficient and inaccur...

    • 24 min
    Ep. 133: Why is developer experience so complex?

    Ep. 133: Why is developer experience so complex?

    Send us a Text Message.Unlock the secrets to a thriving developer experience as we dissect the critical balance between productivity and fulfillment in the tech world. Prepare to have your perspective on developer metrics as we dive deep into the implications of AI advancements and economic shifts on the roles and recognition of software engineers. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone seeking to understand the nuanced landscape of the tech industry, where the intangible aspects of job ...

    • 15 min

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