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.
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.
Planning Sprints and Releases
This week’s SoundNotes features a question submitted by a student during a recent Certified Scrum Master class. The question was posted in the topic parking lot and we did not have time to address it during class, so I followed up with the student after class and we discussed it via phone. I also offered to do a podcast on it and Jeff Howey joins me this week to dig into the topic. Because I spoke to the student after class, I was able to add some more detail for Jeff which you will hear during the conversation, but the question posted by the student was:
I would like to know how long should milestones typically be and how many sprints should we break it down to? We have a goal of what we want to achieve and a rough timeline but we don’t log too many feature tickets ahead of time thinking that the task might become stale or pollute the board with an everlasting list of things to do and most of the time we were just closing the tickets. As a result, I feel we become short-sighted and optimize for the current sprint but not for the milestone.
Understanding DevOps for Agile Transformation at Scale
What is DevOps? How does it tie into the LeadingAgile model? How do we deal with the complications it presents when we apply it at scale? In this week’s podcast, LeadingAgile Chief Transformation Officer Matt Van Vleet joins Dave to answer all of these questions along with a general primer on DevOps in Agile Transformation.
Multiple Product Owners with Competing Priorities
In this episode of SoundNotes, our guest Jeff Howey will help uncover the opportunities this challenging scenario can present—and offer ideas on how to change its foundational causes to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Biological Systems, Organizational Systems, and Catalyzing Change w/ Matt Craig
In this episode of SoundNotes, Matt Craig joins Dave for a discussion that centers around comparing the way biological systems and businesses function and respond to change. In a biological system, enzymes bring elements together that catalyze reactions and keep iterating until they find an effective response.
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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!