Dave Prior hosts a weekly Agile podcast that covers all sorts of topics including Scrum, Agile Transformation, Project Management, and Leadership.. No matter if your new to Agile development or an Agile veteran, Dave and his guest are sure to make you think about Agile in a whole new way. Alexa knows us as Leading Agile Sound Notes.
Growth Mindset: Embrace Challenges
This is the first in a series of podcasts we’ll be doing on Growth Mindset. In this episode Mary Kaufman and Dave Prior discuss what a growth mindset is, why it is vital it is to the work we do at LeadingAgile, and how embracing challenges fits into a growth mindset approach. During the conversation, Mary and Dave provide examples of common challenges we all face both at work, in our day-to-day lives, and in introducing large-scale organizational change. As they walk through the examples, Mary and Dave share tips on how to embrace the challenges you face and keep yourself firmly grounded in a growth mindset.
Scaled Agile Technical Coaching
This week in SoundNotes Lance Kind joins Dave to talk about Scaled Agile Tech Coaching. In this episode, Lance and Dave explore how technical coaching can be used to supplement the process coaching that is typically offered during an agile transformation. He also shares his approach to introduce technical coaching in a way that can scale across the enterprise.
Lance is an experienced Senior level software developer as well as an Agile coach. He’s also an author and produces podcasts in both English and Mandarin Chinese. He’ll be joining Dave in hosting our podcasts going forward so that we can offer more podcasts and also ones that focus on deeper technical topics.
Personal Web Site: (for links to Lance’s publications and other podcasts: http://lancerkind.com
What if You Don't Have Dedicated Teams? w/ Jeff Howey
One of the things you need for Agile practices to deliver on their promise is a fully dedicated team of people working together to deliver value in a predictable manner. What we want is a high-performing, learning team that can consistently make and meet commitments.
But what if that isn’t an option? What if you work in an organization that still believes in the power of multi-tasking, or you work in an agency whose whole business model is built around the idea that everyone is 100% utilized across however many teams/projects are needed to hit that number?
In this episode of SoundNotes, Jeff Howey and Dave Prior take on the question of what to do if you don’t have dedicated teams. They explore the various forms this commonly takes, how it is likely to impact your ability to deliver value and they share some coping mechanisms as well as ideas on how to approach the conversation with the appropriate people when the time comes.
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The Trouble With Dojos w/ Joel Norman
Many organizations of all sizes have been publicly experimenting with Dojos—immersive learning environments adopted from ancient martial arts practices—that focus on upskilling teams and producing products. In this week's podcast, our guest Joel Norman shares his thoughts and experiences related to Dojos, including what makes them successful, common challenges uncovered when running Dojos, and why they may not be the ticket to Transformation many organizations hope they'll be.
Organizational Basecamps and the Third Layer w/ Mike Cottmeyer
You can have different levels of Agility in an organization—and those are all necessary and great. But it takes more to achieve Business Agility, which is entirely different from team-level Agility, or enterprise-level, and so forth. In this podcast, Dave Prior and LeadingAgile CEO Mike Cottmeyer think through and explore the nuances of Business Agility and what it takes to achieve it.
5 THINGS THAT MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF TRAINING W/ JEFF HOWEY
Simply sending your people off to training, or bringing someone in to train isn’t going to automatically get you the value you want out of it. In this quick podcast, Dave Prior and LeadingAgile’s Jeff Howey dig into five things you can do to ensure you get the most value out of Agile training in your organization.
Great agile interviews
Dave is a great interviewer. Be great if they’d expand to beyond employees, perhaps include the customers.
Dave gets answers
Dave’s guests have illustrious backgrounds; and elicits their stories and answers with such silvertounged charm. What’s more, it’s not just a fact-packed lecture, but Dave is such a storyteller that I feel like I can always come away with a fresh perspective on things I thought I totally understood. Anyone wanting answers on business agility and transformation needs to stay up-to date
Great insights into the Agile movement
The interviews with thought leaders and entrepreneurs have given me great insights into the Agile movement. Working as an Agile Coach, I’ve been surprised to learn how common our challenges are in working with organizations and their leadership. Additionally, the podcast is a view into the many different approaches to Agile and how to scale it. The principles are shared but the solutions are many!