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We bring amazing agile minded individuals from product, coaching, entrepreneurship, and engineering space and bring you an immersive learning experience through stories and practices.

If you are an aspiring or new Scrum Master, Business Analyst, Product Owner, or Product Manager; you will take away a lot from these conversations!

The Agile Coach Podcast Vivek Khattri

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

We bring amazing agile minded individuals from product, coaching, entrepreneurship, and engineering space and bring you an immersive learning experience through stories and practices.

If you are an aspiring or new Scrum Master, Business Analyst, Product Owner, or Product Manager; you will take away a lot from these conversations!

    Panel Interview with Neha Satya

    Panel Interview with Neha Satya

    Diving into the job market means facing the interview challenge head on. It's not just about what you know; it's also about how you learn, adapt, and handle yourself under pressure. Confidence and honesty can make or break your chances. Today, we're taking a closer look at Neha's experience with a panel interview for a product manager role. She shares how she tackles questions about managing teams, making tough decisions, and aligning her work with the company's big-picture goals.

    • 35 min
    Interviewing for an Agile Coach Role

    Interviewing for an Agile Coach Role

    In this episode of The Agile Coach, host Vivek is joined back again with Adam Miner, an experienced Agile Coach with a background as a Scrum Master, to share his journey of breaking into his first Scrum Master role and transitioning into an Agile Coach role. He emphasizes the importance of personal growth and development outside of the nine-to-five job to set oneself apart in interviews. Adam also highlights the significance of understanding the company culture and team dynamics during the interview process. He advises candidates to focus on showcasing their unique experiences and perspectives to stand out from other candidates.

    HIGHLIGHT QUOTES

    "If you can speak to personal growth outside of your nine-to-five in leadership, communications, discipline, success habits, you will probably set yourself apart from eight or nine out of ten other candidates in the process."
    "It's very much about what you are saying that another candidate is not saying."
    "You do not need a degree to succeed in corporate or agile. You don't have to have a technical background."

    Get to know Adam and what she’s up to:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-miner-77793129/

    Connect with Vivek and Pabitra to find out more about what they're up to:
    Vivek’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivekkhattri/
    Pabitra’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pabitrakhanal/
    The Agile Coach LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-agile-coach-llc/
    Agile Coach Website: https://theagilecoach.com/

    If you enjoy The Agile Coach and are interested in learning more, you can check us out at our website https://theagilecoach.com/

    • 28 min
    Transitioning from Scrum Master to Agile Coach with Adam Miner

    Transitioning from Scrum Master to Agile Coach with Adam Miner

    In this episode of The Agile Coach, host Vivek is joined back again by Adam Miner, an experienced Agile Coach with a background as a Scrum Master. He has worked in various roles in the Agile space, including coaching and mentoring teams in Agile practices. Adam has a deep understanding of the Agile mindset and values and is skilled in facilitating change and driving organizational agility.

    Adam shares his experience transitioning from a Scrum Master role to an Agile Coach role. He emphasizes the importance of developing the skill of influencing people through organic trust and respect. Adam believes that the ability to influence is crucial for both Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches. He also highlights the value of understanding the Agile mindset and principles, rather than focusing solely on specific frameworks or certifications. Adam discusses the challenges of working with leadership and management teams, particularly in overcoming resistance to change. He emphasizes the need for Agile Coaches to balance their knowledge of Agile practices with strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Adam encourages new Agilists to be opportunistic and step out of their comfort zones to gain experience. He also advises seeking guidance from experienced professionals in the desired role.

    HIGHLIGHT QUOTES

    "The most effective skill in an Agile environment is the ability to influence people through organic trust and respect."
    "If you understand the mindset of agility and take the values and principles to heart, you can apply them to any process or situation."
    "It's difficult to convince leadership that changing the way they think is necessary to achieve different results."
    "The best coaches have a delicate balance of training and coaching, combining Agile knowledge with strong interpersonal skills."
    "The goal for any coach should be to scale Agile leadership and create self-organizing teams."

    Get to know Adam and what she’s up to:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-miner-77793129/

    Connect with Vivek and Pabitra to find out more about what they're up to:
    Vivek’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivekkhattri/
    Pabitra’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pabitrakhanal/
    The Agile Coach LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-agile-coach-llc/
    Agile Coach Website: https://theagilecoach.com/

    If you enjoy The Agile Coach and are interested in learning more, you can check us out at our website https://theagilecoach.com/

    • 23 min
    Abbie DeMartino: From Sports coach to Scrum Master to Dev Manager

    Abbie DeMartino: From Sports coach to Scrum Master to Dev Manager

    In this episode of The Agile Coach, Vivek is joined by Abbie DeMartino, a development manager at Meijer, to share her journey from a sports coaching background to becoming a scrum master and eventually a development manager. She discusses the transferable skills she gained from her previous roles and how she applied them in the tech world. Abbie emphasizes the importance of being competitive, continuously learning, and building relationships with team members. She also provides insights into the challenges and rewards of her current role, including the need to keep up with ever-changing technology and the satisfaction of driving change and coaching others.

    HIGHLIGHT QUOTES

    What is it like being a scrum master and product owner - Abbie: “I think the scrum master and the product owner roles are tough. Like they're, it's a unique personality that you need. You need someone who's driven. You need someone who can handle conflict. You need someone who's able to have difficult conversations”

    Scrum Master vs. Leadership Role - Abbie: “As a scrum master, I always felt like I could see pain points at the team level and I didn't have any power to do anything about it per se. Now being in a leadership role, I think I can drive change here. What's impacted my team? And I don't know what other word to say besides authority, but I don't mean authority but the ability to implement some of that change has been really exciting and just seeing wins in my team, right? So they're getting out a big body of work to production that they've spent, you know, multiple sprints on and to see it through and celebrate that with them.”

    Get to know Abbie and what she’s up to:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abbie-gortsema123/

    Connect with Vivek and Pabitra to find out more about what they're up to:
    Vivek’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivekkhattri/
    Pabitra’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pabitrakhanal/
    The Agile Coach LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-agile-coach-llc/
    Agile Coach Website: https://theagilecoach.com/

    If you enjoy The Agile Coach and are interested in learning more, you can check us out at our website https://theagilecoach.com/

    • 34 min
    Product Management: Boost Your Product Management Skills using AI Tools with Laurin Lukas Stahl

    Product Management: Boost Your Product Management Skills using AI Tools with Laurin Lukas Stahl

    In this episode of The Agile Coach, Vivek is joined by Laurin Lukas Stahl, Head of Product at Trality, to discuss the world of product management, exploring its definition, differences from project management, and its essential role in the product development process. Laurin, a guest on the show, shares valuable insights into the skills, mindset, and structured thinking needed to become an effective product manager. The conversation also touches on the potential of AI tools like Chat GPT in assisting product managers with tasks such as generating frameworks, facilitating communication, and accelerating product development. Vivek and Laurin emphasize the importance of continuous learning and provide resources for further exploration.


    HIGHLIGHT QUOTES

    Product Management: Delivering Products and Building Solutions - Laurin Lukas Stahl: “Product management is the idea that there is a central person within a product squad embedded in the overall idea of what the product needs, whose responsibility is finally to deliver the product, to shepherd it throughout each and every stage.”

    Product vs. Project Management: Understanding the Difference - Laurin Lukas Stahl: “The main difference is that projects have defined scopes or timelines, whereas products aim to continuously deliver value to users and strive for improvement.”

    Structured Thinking: Unlocking Effective Product Management - Laurin Lukas Stahl: “Structured thinking involves approaching problems with a clear process, using frameworks specific to the problem at hand, and communicating ideas effectively.”


    Get to know Laurin and what he’s up to:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurin-stahl/

    Connect with Vivek and Pabitra to find out more about what they're up to:
    VIvek’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivekkhattri/
    Pabitra’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pabitrakhanal/
    The Agile Coach LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-agile-coach-llc/
    Agile Coach Website: https://theagilecoach.com/

    If you enjoy The Agile Coach and are interested in learning more, you can check us out at our website https://theagilecoach.com/

    • 19 min
    Securing a Desired Role Even Without A Degree with Jonaed Iqbal

    Securing a Desired Role Even Without A Degree with Jonaed Iqbal

    In this episode of The Agile Coach, Vivek is joined by Jonaed Iqbal, the CEO and Founder of NoDegree.com. Jonaed talks about social media, branding, and helping people pursue roles even without a college degree.

    He walks us through the No Degree platform and how he creates content and interacts with people without degrees and helping them take the roles that best fit them. He shares key insights on constant learning especially when you don't have the "advantage" of having a degree.

    HIGHLIGHT QUOTES

    You can learn so much by being proactive- Jonaed: "You've got a degree? Ten years later and new technology comes out, what are you going to do? Lean in on your degree? No, you have to get involved. Things are always changing so immerse yourself."

    Understand the role of recruiters - Jonaed: "The recruiter's job is not to help you out, their job is to help their clients fill roles. If you are their target market and they have a job for you, they'll be helpful. If not they will not be. This is a misconception people have because, the fact is, they're busy and they have their quota so you have to make it easy for them."

    Get to know Jonaed and what he’s up to:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonaed/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NoDegreeDotCom

    Connect with Vivek and Pabitra to find out more about what they're up to:
    About Vivek: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivekkhattri/
    About Pabitra: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pabitrakhanal/
    About The Agile Coach: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-agile-coach-llc/
    Agile Coach Website: https://theagilecoach.com/

    If you enjoy The Agile Coach and are interested in learning more, you can check us out at the link below:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-agile-coach-llc

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

My life is better! ,

Raised my income 400% in 4 years by implementing The Agile Coach mindset

I am honored to not only have been coached by Pabitra and Vivek but to also be a guest on one of their episodes. They’ve helped me accelerate as a Scrum Master by teaching me things like empathy, impact, and empowerment. They see me and everyone they work with as humans and provide an experience that brings unity. I’ve raised my income 400% in this industry because of The Agile Coach mindset in the last 5 years and I know I’m not the only one. . . these people know their stuff. I’m so grateful for this group of teachers and know you will learn a lot from them. Now, the challenge is applying the teachings!

Happy growing,
Meghann R.

SanDiegoDreamer ,

Always a great experience!

I’ve been lucky enough to speak as a guest on this podcast on two separate occasions. Vivek and Pabitra are amazing facilitators and their years of experience in Agile allow them to mentor and coach individuals from any background. They’ve created a wonderful community of Agilists with training content that rivals the best communities of practice I’ve seen in corporate environments as a Scrum Master and Agile coach.

Sasha2344 ,

Total game changer if you wanna level up your skill sets

The podcast episodes are absolutely wonderful and have helped me so much during my interview preparation as well as after I have landed SM positions. I love hearing about various backgrounds and different techniques/tools other fellow scrum masters leverage from their toolbox to enable and support their teams based on the unique challenges and their team’s needs. Each speakers have such fresh perspectives and depth knowledge around Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Product Management, Coaching and endless other topics. I always end up learning something new. I love that all the episodes are super conversational and fun!

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