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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.

LeadingAgile SoundNotes: an Agile Podcast Dave Prior, Agile Consultant & Certified Scrum Trainer

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    • 4.9, 36 Ratings

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.

    Using Earned Value With Agile w/ Justin Polk

    Using Earned Value With Agile w/ Justin Polk

    This week is all about Earned Value and Justin Polk is back, spending time with Dave discussing how Earned Value tools can be applied in an Agile Transformation. They explore what types of work you might want to consider using it for, how it can help, and what types of people might find the path to Agile just a little more possible when you show them how Earned Value metrics can be applied on an Agile Team.
    Links
    If you are new to Earned Value, here are a few links to help you get started:
    Agile and Earned Value Management: A Program Manager's Desk Guide
    Agile and Earned Value (APM)
    Measuring Integrated Progress on Agile Software Development Projects
    Beyond backlogs and burndowns--complementing "agile" methods with EVM for improved project performance
    Contacting Justin Polk
    LeadingAgile: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/justin-polk/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-polk/
    Email: justin.polk@leadingagile.com
    Contacting Dave Prior
    If you’d like to contact Dave you can reach him at:
    LeadingAgile: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dave-prior/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrsungo
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrsungo
    Email: dave.prior@leadingagile.com
    If you have a question you’d like to submit for an upcoming podcast, please send them to dave.prior@leadingagile.com
    And if you're interested in taking one of our upcoming Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner classes, you can find all the details at https://www.leadingagile.com/our-gear/training/

    • 41 min
    Getting Hired in Agile w/ Priya Sethuraman

    Getting Hired in Agile w/ Priya Sethuraman

    Once you reach the point where you're ready to pursue a job in Agile, the next hurdle you'll often face is, “How?” Convincing someone to give you a job as a ScrumMaster or a Product Owner can be tough if you have no experience. And even if you do have experience, that doesn’t necessarily make it easier. The Pandemic has put a lot of people back into the applicant pool, and the competition is fierce.
    In this week’s SoundNotes, LeadingAgile’s Director of Talent Acquisition Priya Sethuraman spends time with Dave talking about what to do if you are looking for a job in Agile. Priya and Dave discuss different approaches you can take, ways to prepare yourself to succeed in the interview, and how to begin working on getting experience and building your network even if you are completely new to the space.
    Contacting Priya Sethuraman
    Web: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/priya-sethuraman/
    Email: priya@leadingagile.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/priyasethuraman/
    Contacting Dave Prior
    If you’d like to contact Dave you can reach him at:
    LeadingAgile: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dave-prior/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrsungo
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrsungo
    Email: dave.prior@leadingagile.com
    If you have a question you’d like to submit for an upcoming podcast, please send them to dave.prior@leadingagile.com
    And if you're interested in taking one of our upcoming Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner classes, you can find all the details at https://www.leadingagile.com/our-gear/training/

    • 18 min
    Selecting and Running Agile Pilots w/ Justin Polk

    Selecting and Running Agile Pilots w/ Justin Polk

    Many organizations begin their journey toward becoming Agile by selecting a few initial teams or projects that are set up to test out how Agile will impact the organization and its ability to deliver work. LeadingAgile Senior Consultant Justin Polk joins Dave this week to discuss how to select and run an Agile pilot.
    In this episode, you’ll learn about some of the risks and challenges that come with pilots, why LeadingAgile takes a more holistic approach to piloting by selecting an entire vertical slice of the organization to work with, and how to begin having conversations about selecting the right part of your organization to serve as a pilot in your company’s Agile Transformation.
    Contacting Justin Polk
    LeadingAgile: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/justin-polk/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-polk/
    Email: justin.polk@leadingagile.com
    Contacting Dave Prior
    If you’d like to contact Dave you can reach him at:
    LeadingAgile: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dave-prior/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrsungo
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrsungo
    Email: dave.prior@leadingagile.com
    If you have a question you’d like to submit for an upcoming podcast, please send them to dave.prior@leadingagile.com
    And if you're interested in taking one of our upcoming Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner classes, you can find all the details at https://www.leadingagile.com/our-gear/training/

    • 44 min
    Teaching OKRs to Executives w/ Andrew Young

    Teaching OKRs to Executives w/ Andrew Young

    This week in LeadingAgile’s SoundNotes, we’re focusing on Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).  Andrew Young joins Dave to talk about this history of OKRs, why they have become such an important part of how we track and measure performance, why they matter to Executives, and why teaching Executives about OKRs requires a very specific approach.
    Want more on OKRs?
    Agile Unplugged - Episode 02 with Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens
    An Introduction to OKRs: Objectives and Key Results
    Tracking and Reporting: What Should the PMO Be Tracking? w/ Derek Huether 
    Contacting Andrew Young
    LeadingAgile: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/andrew-young/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/atyoung/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/exclamation101
    Email: andrew.young@leadingagile.com
    Contacting Dave Prior
    If you’d like to contact Dave you can reach him at:
    LeadingAgile: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dave-prior/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrsungo
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrsungo
    Email: dave.prior@leadingagile.com
    If you have a question you’d like to submit for an upcoming podcast, please send them to dave.prior@leadingagile.com
    And if you're interested in taking one of our upcoming Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner classes, you can find all the details at https://www.leadingagile.com/our-gear/training/

    • 59 min
    Simply Having Agile Teams Does Not Make an Agile Organization w/ Dragos Dumitriu

    Simply Having Agile Teams Does Not Make an Agile Organization w/ Dragos Dumitriu

    Getting a few teams up and running using Scrum, Kanban, or some other form of Agile is great. But that doesn’t necessarily mean your organization has become Agile.
    This week in SoundNotes, Dragos Dumitriu joins Dave for a conversation about the difference between spinning up a few teams and truly achieving business Agility. During the conversation Dragos shares details on some of the common patterns, he sees when organizations begin moving towards an Agile approach, things to watch out for, and some of the conversations you need to be having internally if business agility is something your organization has set its sights on.
    Contacting Dragos
    Web: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dragos-dumitriu/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dragosd/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewaitlifter
    Email: dragos@leadingagile.com
    Contacting Dave
    Email: dave.prior@leadingagile.com
    LeadingAgile: http://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dave-prior/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrsungo/
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/mrsungo
    Personal blog: http://drunkenpm.net
    We Need Reviews
    If you like this podcast, we'd be very grateful for reviews or feedback in iTunes. It will help us create more visibility for this podcast so that we can reach more people. Click here to leave us a review or post feedback.
    Feedback/Questions
    If you have comments on the podcast or have questions for the LeadingAgile coaches that you’d like to have addressed in a future episode of LeadingAgile’s SoundNotes, you can reach Dave at dave.prior@leadingagile.com
    LeadingAgile CSM and CSPO Classes
    For information on LeadingAgile’s upcoming public CSM and CSPO classes, please go to: http://www.leadingagile.com/our-gear/training/
    Use the discount code: LA_Podcast to receive a 15% discount on the class.

    • 34 min
    Training vs Transformation w/ Nathan Hummel

    Training vs Transformation w/ Nathan Hummel

    Training is a vital piece of today’s business climate. It’s typically at the forefront of conversations around development or growth, but what is the correlation or connection between training and actual business transformation? The assumption has been that if my employees only had the knowledge, they would produce different outcomes. While training is an undoubtedly valuable piece of creating large, organizational change, the outcomes that our organizations produce are highly intertwined with a number of factors on which training has very little impact.
    In this episode of SoundNotes, LeadingAgile Training Consultant, Nathan Hummel joins Dave to discuss the role training plays in organizational change, how it impacts Agile transformation, and, what else, beyond training, an organization will need to see true lasting change.
    Contacting Nathan
    Web: https://www.leadingagile.com/guides/nathan-hummel/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-hummel/
    Email: Nathan.hummel@leadingagile.com
    Contacting Dave
    Email: dave.prior@leadingagile.com
    LeadingAgile: http://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dave-prior/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrsungo/
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/mrsungo
    Personal blog: http://drunkenpm.net
    We Need Reviews
    If you like this podcast, we'd be very grateful for reviews or feedback on iTunes. It will help us create more visibility for this podcast so that we can reach more people. Click here to leave us a review or post feedback.
    Feedback/Questions
    If you have comments on the podcast or have questions for the LeadingAgile coaches that you’d like to have addressed in a future episode of LeadingAgile’s SoundNotes, you can reach Dave at dave.prior@leadingagile.com
    LeadingAgile CSM and CSPO Classes
    For information on LeadingAgile’s upcoming public CSM and CSPO classes, please go to http://www.leadingagile.com/our-gear/training/
    Use the discount code: LA_Podcast to receive a 15% discount on the class.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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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.

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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

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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!

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