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Troubleshooting Agile is a problem-solving session for agile teams. Jeffrey Fredrick and Douglas Squirrel look at common problems agile teams face and provide practical, immediately useful advice for getting back on track.

Troubleshooting Agile A weekly problem-solving session for all things agile

    • Business
    • 4.4 • 9 Ratings

Troubleshooting Agile is a problem-solving session for agile teams. Jeffrey Fredrick and Douglas Squirrel look at common problems agile teams face and provide practical, immediately useful advice for getting back on track.

    Guest Jon Smart: Organizing for Outcomes

    Guest Jon Smart: Organizing for Outcomes

    It is easy to see our dominant organizational structure of teams divided by roles as natural. But Jon Smart, author of the book Sooner, Safer, Happier, points out that this goes against 1.9 million years of evolution. In this podcast Jon and Jeffrey discuss the link between the outcomes we’re getting and how we organize, and thus how changing our organization can change incentives, which in turn shape behaviors to get us better outcomes. Recorded live at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2022 in Las Vegas.

    SHOW LINKS:

    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathansmart/
    - https://soonersaferhappier.com
    - Dr Ron Westrum: A typology of organisational cultures: https://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/qhc/13/suppl_2/ii22.full.pdf
    - NUMMI : This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/403/nummi-2010

    • 22 min
    Guest Randy Shoup: Argue for Your Innovation Budget

    Guest Randy Shoup: Argue for Your Innovation Budget

    Do you find the yourself constantly fighting for making even small improvements? Randy Shoup has a way to avoid such “nickel and dime” conversations: agree with your peers on an innovation budget. In this episode Randy Shoup and Jeffrey discuss why these strategic conversations require learning how to speak executive, and why new engineering leaders often struggle to live up to their role in these conversations. Recorded live at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2022 in Las Vegas.

    SHOW LINKS:
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randyshoup/
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/randyshoup
    - Communicating Effectively with Your Business Partners (video): https://www.infoq.com/presentations/communication-business-partners/

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    • 19 min
    Guest Dominica Degrandis: Spend Your Daily Change Budget!

    Guest Dominica Degrandis: Spend Your Daily Change Budget!

    Dominica Degrandis is an expert on flow and helping companies get the benefits of using flow metrics to make systemic improvements. What does she find as the biggest obstacle to success? A proper investment in change. In this conversation Jeffrey and Dominica talk about the importance of a daily change budget, time you’d expect people to be working in the new way, with some advice for both leaders and practitioners. Recorded live at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2022 in Las Vegas.

    SHOW LINKS:
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominicadeg/
    - Dominica Degrandis: https://ddegrandis.com
    - Making Work Visible, 2nd Edition: https://itrevolution.com/making-work-visible-by-dominica-degrandis/
    - Dominica Degranids past episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/troubleshooting-agile/id1327456890?i=1000458010204
    - Donald Reinertsen Principles of Product Development Flow: http://reinertsenassociates.com/books/

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    • 21 min
    Guest Bill Bensing: Governance Like You Mean It

    Guest Bill Bensing: Governance Like You Mean It

    Audit, compliance, security, and governance: these words all carry the heavy weight of bureaucracy, the feeling of a burden to be overcome. In the recently published learning novel Investments Unlimited Bill Bensing and coauthors introduce the idea of automated governance, and in this conversation Bill and Jeffrey explore the difference between “governance theater”, automating away b******t, and acting to get the real benefit.

    SHOW LINKS:
    - Investments Unlimited: https://itrevolution.com/investments-unlimited-book/
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/billbensing/
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillBensing
    - Bill Bensing: https://billbensing.com
    - Jon Willis part 1: https://soundcloud.com/troubleshootingagile/john-willis-on-devops-past-present-and-future
    - Jon Willis part 2: https://soundcloud.com/troubleshootingagile/john-willis-devops-past-present-future-part2

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    • 14 min
    Guest David Anderson: Burn Your Maps (but Make them First)

    Guest David Anderson: Burn Your Maps (but Make them First)

    If you want to create a “value flywheel” where success breeds success, you need to start with clarity of purpose. Join Jeffrey and his guest David Anderson to learn how David uses the technique of Wardley Mapping to generate shared understanding. But don’t make the mistake of thinking the map is the point! David says throwing away the map is just as important as creating it in the first place.

    SHOW LINKS:
    - The Value Flywheel Effect: https://itrevolution.com/the-value-flywheel-effect/
    - David Anderson @ The Serverless Edge: https://theserverlessedge.com
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ServerlessEdge
    - Wardley Mapping: https://learnwardleymapping.com

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    We'd love to hear any thoughts, ideas, or feedback you have about the show.

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    • 19 min
    Predictability vs Productivity in Meetings

    Predictability vs Productivity in Meetings

    Want to know the agenda? We aren’t going to tell you! Join Jeffrey with guests Pascal Dufour & Ronald Doelen to talk about how the “tilted slider” applies to meetings just as much as other software development process. Recorded live at CITCON.

    SHOW LINKS:
    - Pascal Dufour: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pascaldufournl/
    - Ronald Doelen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rdoelen/
    - Episode: Tilted Slider: https://agileconversations.com/blog/dont-add-more-metrics/
    - Open Space: https://citconf.com/openspace.php
    - Lean Coffee: http://leancoffee.org
    - Liberating Structures: TRIZ: https://www.liberatingstructures.com/6-making-space-with-triz/
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    Our book, Agile Conversations, is out now! See https://agileconversations.com where you can order your copy and get a free video when you join our mailing list!

    We'd love to hear any thoughts, ideas, or feedback you have about the show.

    Email us at info@agileconversations.com

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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Brilliant Inisghts from Real Professionals

I started listening to the podcast and have fallen in love. These guys, Jeffrey and Squirrel, share their wisdom with unprecedented candor and kindness. Their stories bring to life the real challenges faced by software projects. They don't try to make it sound easy, or cookie cutter. I can't wait to listen to every episode. Definitely recommending to friends and colleagues.

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