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Non Nonsense chats on what agile is and what it isn’t, without any bullshit.

No Nonsense Agile Podcast Murray Robinson & Shane Gibson

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Non Nonsense chats on what agile is and what it isn’t, without any bullshit.

    #0063 - Jonathan Hall - implementing continuous delivery

    #0063 - Jonathan Hall - implementing continuous delivery

    Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Jonathan Hall about implementing Continuous Delivery. CI/CD requires a level of test automation that seems impossible for most organisations. Jonathan describes a practical implementation path to CI/CD that everyone can do. Start by changing the role of QA to focus on pairing with developers to write good automated tests. Automate tests for all of your code changes, bug fixes and change regression testing. Automate your deployment and rollback tests. Test your changes one at a time against a fresh copy of production. Fix all defects and broken tests immediately. This will allow you to move to full CI/CD over time. And that will allow you to learn and produce results much faster and more efficiently.
     
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    • 50 min
    #0062 - Jeff Gothelf - lean ux and sense and respond

    #0062 - Jeff Gothelf - lean ux and sense and respond

    Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Jeff Gothelf about Lean UX and Sense and Respond. Lean UX explains how to do UX design and product development in a highly agile way. The core of Lean UX is the canvas, a facilitation tool for collaboratively collecting and testing product hypotheses. The key output is a prioritised backlog of discovery experiments. Sense and respond is a management book that explains how to organise and support agile product teams and encourage agile product and UX design thinking. It explains how to continuously research, design and development to maximise learning and value. Dual Track means that one team with one backlog does research, design and delivery work simultaneously with the same team in the same iteration. A lot of discovery stories should result in no further development. Higher-level planning should be done with outcome-focused product roadmaps, not lists of features. Outcomes, not outputs. Collaboration, not authority. Continuous discovery, not upfront design. Cross-functional product teams, not specialised research and design functions.
     
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    • 57 min
    #061 - Adam Thomas - product survival metrics

    #061 - Adam Thomas - product survival metrics

    Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Adam Thomas about Product Survival Metrics. Empower the product team to make decisions quickly in uncertain situations by negotiating clear boundaries for the product team. Negotiate boundaries with stakeholders early. Use data to track your progress. When your heading towards a boundary make decisions to stop, pivot or invest. Product development is not a linear path. Agile product development is not a methodology that you buy it's a way of working that you find. Use decision journals to document and review decisions.
     
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    • 24 min
    #060 - Christian Crumlish - the intersection between UX design and product management

    #060 - Christian Crumlish - the intersection between UX design and product management

    Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Christian Crumlish about the intersection between UX Design and Product Management. The risk of designing the wrong product is high. Customer research reduces that risk and uncertainty early. Product Development is a process of continuously learning, building and adapting. You can start anywhere in the cycle if you keep looping through it. Good products come from cross-functional product teams that are focused on measurable outcomes. Be outcome-focused rather than output-focused. One team rather than silos. Empowered teams rather than bureaucracies. Tailor your design process for your situation rather than religiously following a framework. Let the problem lead you to the solution. Product Managers facilitate constant communication between stakeholders, customers, designers and engineers. Retrospectives are a powerful way to improve.
     
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    • 55 min
    #059 - Willem-Jan Ageling - agile project management and leadership

    #059 - Willem-Jan Ageling - agile project management and leadership

    Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Willem-Jan Ageling about agile project management and leadership. A good leader focuses on the goal and the people and provides the support the team need to get there. Common anti-patterns are promising things the team can't deliver: disempowerment, micro-management, bureacratic processes, ignoring organisational blockers, watermelon reporting and pretending to be agile while reinforcing the bureaucracy. Agile is a big change. Leaders need agile training, mentoring and coaching; otherwise, they won't get it. And if they don't support agile, they will undermine it. Find the leaders who are frustrated with the bureaucracy and show them that an agile approach is a more reliable way of delivering valuable outcomes that help the organisation survive. Be outcome focused in your agile coaching. And remember that we are doing this to help the organisation thrive, not for its own sake.
     
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    Simply Magical Data

    • 49 min
    #058 - Bryan Finster - continuous delivery

    #058 - Bryan Finster - continuous delivery

    Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Bryan Finster about Continuous Delivery and SAFe. Continuous delivery improves quality, productivity, value, and developers' lives. It reduces the cost of change so we can experiment and learn rapidly.  Focus on improving your process so that you can deploy working solutions every day. Ship one very small feature and see if it has value. Start with the minimum viable Continuous Delivery activities. Solving these activities is the improvement journey.  Never bypass the deployment pipeline. If the process doesn't work, fix the process.  Organise your teams around domain boundaries. Run CD Dojos. SAFE is bad because everything is tightly coupled, which means you're as fast as your slowest team. A 90-day plan is a bad plan.  We don't need a release train engineer when we have a CD pipeline.
     
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    The No Nonsense Podcast is sponsored by:

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    • 50 min

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