26 episodes

The only constant in life is change. Organizations are dealing with constantly changing competition, new insights, innovation and even culture. The term "business agility" has taken a huge surge, in order to mitigate risk and focus more on delivering value. Frameworks like Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, and a whole lot more were created to provide ways to deliver this value. To inspire you, Mastering Agility discusses everything related to business agility with the biggest names in the industry.

Mastering Agility Sander Dur

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The only constant in life is change. Organizations are dealing with constantly changing competition, new insights, innovation and even culture. The term "business agility" has taken a huge surge, in order to mitigate risk and focus more on delivering value. Frameworks like Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, and a whole lot more were created to provide ways to deliver this value. To inspire you, Mastering Agility discusses everything related to business agility with the biggest names in the industry.

    S02 E06 Embracing Conflict with Tricia Broderick

    S02 E06 Embracing Conflict with Tricia Broderick

    People are complex. When we work with other people for a while, the probability that some form of conflict will arise goes up. Conflict can be truly uncomfortable. However, no progress is without conflict. It’s the way we handle it that creates that progress. Constructive disagreements with the right support can be very powerful. Communication is key. But it could go sideways real fast, too.
    In this episode of Mastering Agility, Tricia Broderick (leadership and organizational advisor, founder at Ignite) is passionately open about what conflict does to her, how teams and organizations can use it, and a whole lot more! 
    What you’ll discover in this show:
    -        The difference between drama and conflict
    -        Conflict, when handled correctly, is useful in your evolution as a team
    -        What to do with feedback that’s not that clear
     
      Speakers:
    Tricia Broderick
    Founder at Ignite insight + innovation 
    Tricia Broderick is a leadership and organizational advisor. Tricia has over twenty years of experience in the software development industry. Her transformational leadership, at all levels of an organization, ignites the growth of leaders and high-performing teams to deliver quality outcomes.  Tricia boldly role models putting people first.  Her aim is to create inclusive connections and collaborations that challenge and support people in an authentic, vulnerable, and engaging way. As a result, she is a highly-rated trainer, coach, facilitator, and motivational keynote speaker.  In 2020, she founded Ignite Insight + Innovation.
    When not traveling to experience the world, Tricia lives in Denver with her family.

    Contact Tricia:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tricia-broderick/
    https://igniteii.com/
    Sander Dur (host)
    Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”
    Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 
    Masteringagility.org
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
    https://agilitymasters.com/en
    https://sander-dur.medium.com/
     
    Additional resources: 
     

    • 52 min
    S02 E05 Applying Scrum with Kanban with Andy Hiles

    S02 E05 Applying Scrum with Kanban with Andy Hiles

    Scrum is purposely incomplete. It is a framework that perfectly lends itself to build upon. There are so many complimentary practices that can be used with Scrum. Kanban is one of those. You might even have used aspects of it without knowing it! 
    Andy Hiles, Owner of Agile Rocks - Training and Coaching, just released his first book on Applying Scrum with Kanban. Personally, I think it’s a masterpiece that’s easy to read. And the best thing about this show.. He’s giving signed copies away!
    What you’ll discover in this show:
    -        Scrum and Kanban are not mutually exclusive 
    -        Even though the title suggests otherwise, this is not a pointless book
    -        Behavior changes trump any framework
     
      Speakers:
    Andy Hiles
    Owner of Agile Rocks - Training and Coaching 
    Andy is a highly experienced agile practitioner, Scrum coach, and Professional Scrum and professional Kanban Trainer.
     
     Over his years of working in both the private and public sectors, he has developed a deep understanding of the challenges around organizational complexity and the impact on delivery teams and behavior.
     
     A firm believer that great teams build great products, Andy strives for success and in doing so displays his experience and passion for agile in every engagement.

      Contact Andy Hiles:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahiles/
    https://agilerocks.co.uk/
    Sander Dur (host)
    Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”
    Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
    https://agilitymasters.com/en
    https://sander-dur.medium.com/
     
    Additional resources: 
    Buy the book!: 
    https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B09H5169Q1
    https://agilerocks.co.uk/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe378dTE928fCAkhmZr63UA
    https://www.scrum.org/andy-hiles 
     

    • 53 min
    S02 E04 Workplace Jazz with Gerald J. Leonard

    S02 E04 Workplace Jazz with Gerald J. Leonard

    I frequently ask people where they see any form of agility outside of regular development. Joe Justice initially triggered me with that thought during our conversation in the previous season’s episode. A lot of answers passed the revue but never has anyone mentioned Jazz. Yet, Gerald J. Leonard has written a book around this very example. 
    The smooth sound and the way jazz musicians play work together are similar to how agile teams work together. Inspecting and adapting how they create the value, that beautiful sound. Gerald has some very excellent comparisons to share with us!
    What you’ll discover in this show:
    -        Concert halls can help you in delivering value 
    -        Jazz players adapt to each other like people in Agile teams
    -        Beauty, as always, lies in the eyes of the beholder
     
      Speakers:
    Gerald J. Leonard
    Author | Online Courses | Strategic PMO Advisor for Government and Fortune 500 | C-IQ Coach | TEDx Speaker | Bassist | Angel Investor |

     Gerald J. Leonard offers a unique approach to accomplishing more productivity in the workplace. As an accomplished musician, creativity, innovation, and peak performance are part of my world. Gerald leverages these very principles to give your business the edge needed to succeed in a highly competitive workplace. He's the author of Culture Is The Bass: 7 Principles for Developing A Culture That Works and Workplace Jazz: How to IMPROVISE – 9 Steps to Creating High-Performing Agile Project Teams.

      Contact Jurgen Appelo:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/geraldjleonard/
    https://geraldjleonard.com/
    Sander Dur (host)
    Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”
    Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
    https://agilitymasters.com/en
    https://sander-dur.medium.com/
     
    Additional resources: 
    https://geraldjleonard.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrl2kR2UdHM
     

    • 41 min
    S02 E03 flOwKRs with Jurgen Appelo

    S02 E03 flOwKRs with Jurgen Appelo

    OKRs provide perfect opportunities to guide your product or experience to value. The thing with OKRs, though, is that they seem to be challenging to truly implement and use to your benefit. Where do we start? How do they relate to Product Goals? Is this the classic chicken-egg story when it comes to the Product Backlog (or ‘wish lists’) and OKRs? 
    Jurgen Appelo (TedX speaker, thought leader, workshop king, and keynote speaker) joins Mastering Agility to take us through his thoughts about setting objectives and measuring their results. 
    What you’ll discover in this show:
    -        Creating habits help when implementing OKRs
    -        These objectives are relevant on all levels
    -        Continuous flow supports the achievement of goals
     Speakers:
    Jurgen Appelo
    Entrepreneur, Author, and Top 100 Keynote Speaker on Agility, Leadership, and Innovation. Manage the System and Lead the People!
    Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert and a Top 100 Leadership Speaker. Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations; How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management; Managing for Happiness, which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients; and most recently, Startup, Scaleup, Screwup, which contains 50% inspiring stories and 50% practices to follow and dives into the major topics that business leaders and entrepreneurs are confronted with.
    Contact Jurgen Appelo:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jurgenappelo/
    www.jurgenappelo.com
    Sander Dur (host)
    Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host ‘Mastering Agility”
    Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
    https://agilitymasters.com/en
    https://sander-dur.medium.com/
     Additional resources:
    https://shiftup.work/

    The discussed new blog post:
    https://shiftup.work/unfix-model/
    Managing for happiness TedX talk:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvJ4KlVlqV8&t=31s
    Dynamic ReTeaming:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51771833-dynamic-reteaming

    • 52 min
    S02 E02 The Impact of Passion with Lyssa Adkins

    S02 E02 The Impact of Passion with Lyssa Adkins

    Frequent listeners of the show know that throughout the episodes “engagement” has been a recurring theme. Engagement of employees, with the organization, with their work, and with themselves. Today’s show zoom in a little bit deeper on that. Lyssa Adkins, one of the most influential people out there when it comes to Agile coaching, joins us to talk about where she discovered her passion and what the impact of passion is.
    What you’ll discover in this show:
    -        Passion impacts your everyday life on a large scale
    -        Lyssa discovered her impact by doing rather than defining upfront
    -        Quality of work goes up when working with passionate people
     
      Speakers:
    Lyssa Adkins
    Coach. Facilitator. Teacher. Inspirer.
    My current focus is improving the performance of top leadership teams through insightful facilitation and organization systems coaching.
    Making difficult decisions faster and with clear alignment, unknotting challenging multi-department impediments, creating the conditions for smooth organizational delivery, helping leaders take up the “Agile transformation” that is theirs to make…this is where I thrive and help thrive.
    My Agile community focus is amplifying women’s voices, which is why I am a founder of the TENWOMENSTRONG #WomeninAgile programs.
    I have been pleased to serve the emergence of Agile Coaching as a profession. In 2010, I co-founded the Agile Coaching Institute which has developed over 10,000 people in the knowledge, skills, and being-ness needed to yield genuinely competent agile coaching. 
    I am the author of Coaching Agile Teams which, as a top-ranking Agile book, was released as an audiobook in its 10th year.
    I like to explore facilitating intense conflict, societal change, organizational change, the benefits and costs of being human in the workplace, agile coaching, agile transformation, adult human development, human systems dynamics, the role of nature, and books of all sorts. I tend toward a balance of the provocative and practical.
    Contact Lyssa Adkins:
    www.lyssaadkins.com  
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyssaadkins/
    Sander Dur (host)
    Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”
    Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
    https://agilitymasters.com/en
    https://sander-dur.medium.com/
     Additional resources: 
    Personal website:
    www.lyssaadkins.com
    Books:
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=lyssa+adkins&crid=2JZ98CSO2E7V3&sprefix=lyssa+ad%2Caps%2C246&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_8 
    YouTube channel: 
    https://www.youtube.com/user/lyssaadkins 
     

    • 39 min
    #20 Continuous learning in Formula 1 with Jurriaan Kamer

    #20 Continuous learning in Formula 1 with Jurriaan Kamer

    Formula 1 is the world’s biggest traveling circus. Races are fast-paced, but so is learning. What you on screen is just one part, but the actual learning starts after the race. Hundreds of terabytes of data are collected each competitive weekend. But what do teams do with that data? How can they improve the way they work, ultimately to move up the field? Teams work with a massive amount of people, large budgets, and high pressure. Staying ahead of the competition is crucial. Jurriaan Kamer, co-author of Formula X talks about his insights.
    What you’ll discover in this show:
    -        Bigger budgets don’t necessarily mean faster improvement
    -        Autonomy and culture are critical to drive success
    -        Even staggering amounts of people can work as one
     
      Speakers:
    Jurriaan Kamer
    Organization designer & transformation at The Ready | Author 'Formula X' | Speaker
    The forces of complexity, humanity, and technology are putting pressure on our organizations that can't be met by traditional ways of working. Our organizations need to be better for their people and better for the world. This requires a shift from 'plan & predict' to 'sense & respond'.
     
     I support leaders who want to make their organizations 'complexity conscious' and 'people positive'.
     More at: www.jurriaankamer.com

      Contact Jurriaan Kramer:
    https://www.jurriaankamer.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jurriaankamer
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1WPfl4intvNQy5_5bVBcw
    http://medium.com/@jurriaankamer
    https://twitter.com/jurriaankamer
    Sander Dur (host)
    Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”
    Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/
    https://agilitymasters.com/en
    https://sander-dur.medium.com/
     
    Additional resources: 
    Pick up a copy of the book Formula X: 
    Available in Dutch (www.formule-x.nl), English (www.formula-x.co) or German (www.formel-x.de). Also available as audiobook.
     
     
     

    • 42 min

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