54 episodes

Our product vision for take5IRL is to provide members of the Agile community with an idea that they can incorporate into their daily lives to make them more effective.

In every episode, Jeff Lee and Mike Stuedemann share Scrum wisdom that will enhance your Scrum Team, overall organization, and most importantly- your leadership skills. Tune in every week for Agile insights in 5 minutes and gain applicable tips to improve your organizations, teams, and life.

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Our product vision for take5IRL is to provide members of the Agile community with an idea that they can incorporate into their daily lives to make them more effective.

In every episode, Jeff Lee and Mike Stuedemann share Scrum wisdom that will enhance your Scrum Team, overall organization, and most importantly- your leadership skills. Tune in every week for Agile insights in 5 minutes and gain applicable tips to improve your organizations, teams, and life.

    Episode 54: Too Much WIP (Work-in-Progress)

    Episode 54: Too Much WIP (Work-in-Progress)

    Are you fed up with productivity clichés that don't deliver? Discover a simple, effective strategy: reduce Work-in-Progress (WIP) and focus on finishing rather than starting.



    Dive into this approach on the latest episode of the take5IRL podcast, featuring insights from @Pat, @Mike, and @Jeff on how doing less can achieve more—essential for anyone wanting to cut through the noise and enhance their work life. Don't miss this game-changing discussion!

    • 8 min
    Episode 53: What happens when the Scrum Master goes away?

    Episode 53: What happens when the Scrum Master goes away?

    Are you faced with budget constraints? Do you have a high-performing team that believes it's outgrown the need for a dedicated Scrum Master? Don't worry; you don’t have to compromise your team's success or bid farewell to the Scrum. Even without a dedicated Scrum Master, you can adopt plenty of strategies to maintain, or even enhance, your team's performance.



    Curious about how to navigate this challenge? Let's dive into the insights shared by @mike, @jeff, and @pat on how to keep your team thriving under these circumstances. Join the conversation and discover innovative ways to sustain your team's momentum and commitment to delivering excellent products, regardless of your setup!

    • 8 min
    Episode 52: What are YOU Measuring?

    Episode 52: What are YOU Measuring?

    In recent episodes, we discussed the importance of tracking metrics to measure the effectiveness of your work.  Sounds great, right?  But what metrics are important to measure?  Hint: If your list of metrics starts and ends with Story Points you might be missing something.



    In this episode @Mike and @Jeff share some of their favorite metrics to measure.

    • 7 min
    Podcast 51: Engage Your Stakeholders

    Podcast 51: Engage Your Stakeholders

    In our recent episodes, we’ve discussed aligning value and creating a visual map of your stakeholders. Now what?



    In this episode, Mike and Jeff discuss getting stakeholders actively involved, from product definition to delivery. They are probably less involved than you think. Hear how to ensure you have the right people involved, at the right time, and doing the right things.

    • 6 min
    Episode 50: Stakeholder Mapping

    Episode 50: Stakeholder Mapping

    Are your meetings effective? Are the right people there? Do they all know why they are there? Are you confident that you have alignment across the organization on your product’s direction? If you answered “no” to any of those questions, you might benefit from a stakeholder mapping exercise. In this week’s episode, Jeff and Pat talk through two simple tools to group your stakeholders, allowing you to answer “YES!” to all the questions above.

    • 7 min
    Episode 49: Supporting Business Outcomes with Agile Practices

    Episode 49: Supporting Business Outcomes with Agile Practices

    In our recent episodes, we emphasized the need to focus on business outcomes in successful Agile organizations. Once business outcomes are prioritized, good Agile coaches focus on the agile practices that support those business outcomes. In this episode, we share some concrete examples of how to do it.


    To better understand how to map the right Agile practices with your prioritized business outcomes, send us a note: info@agilityirl.com

    • 7 min

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