11 episodes

Agile, product management, and lean startup practices all rely heavily on feedback. In this show - you'll hear from experts in all of these areas and learn from their experiences about how to leverage feedback to improve your team, create value for your customer, and generate more revenue for your business. Whether you are experienced in these areas or just starting out, this podcast is designed to encourage and inspire you reach new levels of success.

Signal Cafe Jack Harding

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    • 5.0, 16 Ratings

Agile, product management, and lean startup practices all rely heavily on feedback. In this show - you'll hear from experts in all of these areas and learn from their experiences about how to leverage feedback to improve your team, create value for your customer, and generate more revenue for your business. Whether you are experienced in these areas or just starting out, this podcast is designed to encourage and inspire you reach new levels of success.

    An Interview with Melissa Boggs, Chief Scrum Master of Scrum Alliance

    An Interview with Melissa Boggs, Chief Scrum Master of Scrum Alliance

    Scrum Alliance is the largest and most established professional membership and certification organization in the agile community - and they recently created the position of Chief Scrum Master - the perfect role for today's guest, Melissa Boggs.
    In this episode we talk about the role of Chief Scrum Master, how Scrum Alliance has started using Scrum internally to become more agile, and more!
    Melissa Boggs - Chief Scrum Master of Scrum Alliance
    Detailed show notes available at signal.cafe/11 

    • 50 min
    Hell Yes Hiring and Optimus Prime with Behfar Jahanshahi, InterWorks

    Hell Yes Hiring and Optimus Prime with Behfar Jahanshahi, InterWorks

    What does Optimus Prime have to do with hiring? Well - Optimus is a good guy and a great leader... just like our guest, Behfar Jahanshahi.
    In this episode we discuss hiring, servant leadership, consulting, and growth. Behfar also shares one of his secrets to success. Spoiler alert; it's simple, but most companies are totally missing the mark.
    Behfar Jahanshahi - Founder and CEO of Interworks
    Detailed show notes available at signal.cafe/10

    • 52 min
    Quality, Innovation, and Integrity with John Garrett of Community Impact

    Quality, Innovation, and Integrity with John Garrett of Community Impact

    Forbes 2019 'Small Giant' award winner, Community Impact delivers hyperlocal news and information to millions of local residents. 
    In this episode we talk reader feedback, the importance of quality content, and innovation through insourcing.
    John Garret - CEO and Founder of Community Impact Newspaper
    Detailed show notes available at signal.cafe/9
     

    • 32 min
    Crowdfunding, Feedback, and Conscious Capitalism with Mike Maher of Taylor Stitch

    Crowdfunding, Feedback, and Conscious Capitalism with Mike Maher of Taylor Stitch

    Taylor Stitch is a perfect example of agile product management evolved. They design new products every week and the customer feedback determines what actually goes into production. It's lean, realtime a/b testing for physical products. Oh, and it's also awesome for the environment.
    "We get to see what works and the earth gets less waste. If our products reach their funding goal we'll make them using our responsible supply chain which is up to +90% organic or recycled materials!" - Mike Maher
    In this episode, we dive deeper into how Taylor Stitch grew from a custom shirt startup into the successful lifestyle brand that it is today.
    Mike Maher - Co-Founder/CEO of Taylor Stitch
    Detailed show notes available at signal.cafe/8

    • 39 min
    How Beliefs Shape Your Team with Henry Latham - Part 4

    How Beliefs Shape Your Team with Henry Latham - Part 4

    Beliefs play a critical role in our decision making - and the quality of our decisions really drives the impact of our work. 
    The core thesis of Henry's book is that we focus too much on process when we should be focusing on ourselves and others as decision makers. 
    In this episode, we dive deeper into Decision Making and review:
    What it takes to be mindful and robust
    The importance of leading by example
    How to shift the focus of your team back to the foundations of mindfulness, openness to change, and psychological safety.
    Henry Latham - Agile Coach, Head of Product at Scribe, and Author of "Why Your Startup is Failing", available June 2019
    Detailed show notes available at signal.cafe/7

    • 13 min
    On Decision Making with Henry Latham - Part 3

    On Decision Making with Henry Latham - Part 3

    Prioritizing the most impactful action items requires a refined ability to make important decisions. And beliefs/mindset serve as the foundation for solid decision making. 
    In this episode, Henry details what he calls the 3 Pillars of Decision Making:
    Be Mindful
    Be Robust
    Focus on the Essentials
    Henry Latham - Agile Coach, Head of Product at Scribe, and Author of "Why Your Startup is Failing", available June 2019
    Detailed show notes available at signal.cafe/6

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

AgentSmooth ,

Niche content in a unique medium

I got the chance to connect with Jack in Austin, Texas at the Outlier Podcast Festival. He attended my talk and work shop. When I got home I sat down and gave jacks show a listen and he’s really got a great show with great content. The first three shows already gave me great tips and tools to incorporate in my own podcast and production business. Keep up the great work Jack

Txelky ,

New agile podcast and worth it!

Only two episodes in and there’s already a very high standard Jack’s set for the podcast and guests so far. In the spirit of a true retro, here’s some feedback.
What did we do well?
Guests are engaging and well-respected in the community. Listening to their experiences and philosophies about agile is great for newbies and long-time practitioners alike.
What can we do better?
More guidance from Jack to the guest. While interesting, there is a lot of background before the meat of the topic(s)
Actions for next time?
Keep it up! I can’t wait to hear number 3 and 3+n!

mrs. II ,

Enlightening!!!

I so enjoyed this podcast with Jack interviewing Bob Galen! Loved the laidback atmosphere Jack creates as he leads Bob into some very thought-provoking topics and enjoyed Bob’s relaxed, yet professional and intelligent feedback on these subjects in which he has a wealth of knowledge and experience! Great show!!! Look forward to many more!

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