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LeadingAgile's resident Scrum trainer Dave Prior, hosts a weekly podcast that covers all sorts of topics about Agile, Scrum, Organizational Transformation and Leadership. No matter if you're new to Agile development or an Agile veteran, Dave and his guest are sure to make you think about Agile in a whole new way! Alexa knows us as Leading Agile Sound Notes.
 
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This episode of SoundNotes is an interview with LeadingAgile CEO, Mike Cottmeyer who takes on 3 separate topics during the interview: 1. Locus of Blame (01:38) 2. Elevate Agile (27:38) 3. Speaking with Authority (41:39) Locus of Blame Things happen. They don’t always happen the way we want them to. You get a flat tire on the way to a job interview,…
 
This podcast is the second in a series of conversations focused on Fixed vs. Growth Mindset. Leveraging the work in Carol Dwek’s book, Mindset, Mary Kaufman and Dave Prior are exploring the differences between having a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Each episode of this series will focus on how our mindset impacts the way we perceive and respo…
 
This week in SoundNotes our focus is Design Thinking. If you are a Product Owner and Design Thinking is not part of your toolbox you need to listen to this podcast. This is the first in what will be a series of interviews centered around Design Thinking, how it works and why it is a critical element of the work of anyone serving in a Product Owner …
 
As vaccination rates rise and the number of people infected with Covid-19 drops our world is slowly moving on to some new form of normal. Many of us have returned, or soon will be returning, to the office. After a year working from home, that shift back to the thing that was once part of our every day work lives, is going to present unique challeng…
 
Earlier this year LeadingAgile was contacted by GC Uttam who expressed an interest in taking Certified Scrum Master training. Uttam wanted to learn how he could use Agile practices within his organization to provide better support for the Nepalese orphans and widows they serve. LeadingAgile believes strongly in giving back. And whenever we can we p…
 
It’s summertime, the season of recent grads sending out their brand new resumes. I sat down with the team behind the Meta-Cast podcast, Josh Anderson (@nosrednAhsoJ) and Bob Galen (@bobgalen), to talk about this time-honored document as it relates to the Scrum master role. They shared some great perspectives and tips, some of which might change how…
 
This is the first in a series of podcasts we’ll be doing on Growth Mindset. In this episode Mary Kaufman and Dave Prior discuss what a growth mindset is, why it is vital it is to the work we do at LeadingAgile, and how embracing challenges fits into a growth mindset approach. During the conversation, Mary and Dave provide examples of common challen…
 
This week in SoundNotes Lance Kind joins Dave to talk about Scaled Agile Tech Coaching. In this episode, Lance and Dave explore how technical coaching can be used to supplement the process coaching that is typically offered during an agile transformation. He also shares his approach to introduce technical coaching in a way that can scale across the…
 
One of the things you need for Agile practices to deliver on their promise is a fully dedicated team of people working together to deliver value in a predictable manner. What we want is a high-performing, learning team that can consistently make and meet commitments. But what if that isn’t an option? What if you work in an organization that still b…
 
Many organizations of all sizes have been publicly experimenting with Dojos—immersive learning environments adopted from ancient martial arts practices—that focus on upskilling teams and producing products. In this week's podcast, our guest Joel Norman shares his thoughts and experiences related to Dojos, including what makes them successful, commo…
 
Today's question is from Jodie who wants to know about alternatives to the 3 questions when facilitating the Daily Scrum. We are always happy to take questions about the Scrum Events. Todd and Ryan discuss the lean metric "item aging" and how it can be used to help a Scrum Team gain insights into the progress of their work. What is your favorite wa…
 
You can have different levels of Agility in an organization—and those are all necessary and great. But it takes more to achieve Business Agility, which is entirely different from team-level Agility, or enterprise-level, and so forth. In this podcast, Dave Prior and LeadingAgile CEO Mike Cottmeyer think through and explore the nuances of Business Ag…
 
A past student left us a comment in our Slack channel asking how to get the Developers on their Scrum Team to attend the Daily Scrum. This is a common issue that many Scrum Master's face. Fortunately, it is an easy problem to solve. Watch as Todd and Ryan break down this situation and expose many of the common reasons that Developers do not attend …
 
A recent student asked Ryan and Todd to talk about the differences between a Sprint Backlog and a Product Backlog. It's an interesting question as these are two Scrum Artifacts that teams use to keep information transparent. The Sprint Backlog is a representation of present work while the Product Backlog represents future work. Check out the video …
 
Simply sending your people off to training, or bringing someone in to train isn’t going to automatically get you the value you want out of it. In this quick podcast, Dave Prior and LeadingAgile’s Jeff Howey dig into five things you can do to ensure you get the most value out of Agile training in your organization.…
 
A YouTube viewer sent in a question asking about what to do when a Developer does not commit. This question had a little context with it. The scenario was when a Developer won't focus during a Scrum Event or meeting. Check out what Todd and Ryan had to say about this situation! // Want to learn more about Scrum? Buy Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Sol…
 
A Scrum Master wrote in and asked Ryan and Todd what should a Scrum Team do when they finish their work early during a Sprint. This is such a great problem to have! Our first step is to CELEBRATE. It's great that value has been delivered, but now there are some important choices to make. Check out the video to learn how Todd and Ryan handle this Sc…
 
A recent student was concerned about the amount of time Product Backlog Refinement was taking away from product development. After a few questions, we realized that our student had some misconceptions about who should attend Product Backlog Refinement. Ryan and Todd discuss the things that they take into consideration when planning a Product Backlo…
 
You're just starting a new Scrum Master role and you see many opportunities to change and improve things. With so many options, it's hard to know where to begin. Watch as Todd and Ryan break down this situation and give guidance on how to get started and what to do once the biggest issues are discovered. We'll give you a hint, Vanilla Ice gave us a…
 
A listener asked Todd and Ryan how to get Scrum Master experience after getting certified as a Professional Scrum Master. Quite a few Scrum Master's have gotten creative as they've looked for ways to apply their learnings before getting their first Scrum Master gig. Ryan and Todd discuss the things that they did that ultimately led to their first S…
 
We get this question pretty often, especially when speaking at conferences: I'm a project manager at a company that just adopted Scrum, am I now out of a job? The quick answer is: Of course not, but there are likely some changes coming your way. Ryan and Todd take the question head-on in today's video. // Want to learn more about Scrum? Buy Fixing …
 
The Agile for Humans crew got together to discuss the lessons they've learned as the majority of the workshops, classes, and coaching opportunities moved online. We shared some of our best tips as we've navigated this new way of learning. Host: Ryan Ripley Guests: Tim Ottinger, Mike Coon, Jenny Tarwater, Makus Silpala, and Don Gray Streamed Live on…
 
A Scrum team got to the end of their Sprint but did not have a done increment of product to show their stakeholders. What should they do? Cancel the Sprint Review? Show undone work? This is a tricky situation that is bound to happen in a complex world. But we still have to review what happened with our stakeholders. Check out what Todd and Ryan hav…
 
This week’s SoundNotes features a question submitted by a student during a recent Certified Scrum Master class. The question was posted in the topic parking lot and we did not have time to address it during class, so I followed up with the student after class and we discussed it via phone. I also offered to do a podcast on it and Jeff Howey joins m…
 
Ben F. left a comment and asked Todd and Ryan about the hardest part of being a Scrum Master. Tricky question as every Scrum Master faces different challenges as they help teams use Scrum to solve complex problems. Check out Ryan and Todd's take on this question as they talk about the things that they have struggled with on their Scrum Master Journ…
 
Today's question is from a viewer who wants to know if a manager can also be the Scrum Master? While the Scrum Guide does not forbid it, having a manager in the Scrum Master role can cause many anti-patterns. Watch the video to learn more about how Ryan and Todd have tried to fulfill both roles and have both failed in epic ways! // Want to learn mo…
 
A YouTube viewer (Kaleb) asked whether or not the Sprint Backlog could change during a Sprint. Todd and Ryan discuss how a Sprint Backlog is emergent and how the Developers are encouraged to update the Sprint Backlog as new things are learned about their Product. Check out the video for more tips on how to manage complexity during your product deve…
 
What is DevOps? How does it tie into the LeadingAgile model? How do we deal with the complications it presents when we apply it at scale? In this week’s podcast, LeadingAgile Chief Transformation Officer Matt Van Vleet joins Dave to answer all of these questions along with a general primer on DevOps in Agile Transformation.…
 
A YouTube viewer sent in a question asking about the typical day in the life of a Scrum Master. Todd and Ryan talk about what their days look like when they are in the Scrum Master role and how each day usually looks a little different. Check out the video to learn about the things you'll see as a Professional Scrum Master. Want to learn more about…
 
Johanna Rothman (@JohannaRothman), Chris Hurney (@chris_hurney) and Ben Rodilitz (@benrodilitz) join Vic (@AgileCoffee) at a virtual coffee shop to discuss topics related to Making Management Easy. Modern Management Made Easy, a Three-Volume Set (new books) by Johanna Rothman Please HELP support us by becoming a Patron: patreon.com/agilecoffee Agil…
 
A YouTube viewer sent in a question asking about the scrum books that Todd and Ryan recommend. They tried to keep the list to 5 each but ended up offering some "bonus" suggestions. Of course they both recommend Fixing Your Scrum, but some of the other recomendations might surprise you. Want to learn more about Scrum? Check out Ryan and Todd's book …
 
A YouTube viewer sent in a question asking about the typical day in the life of a Scrum Master. Todd and Ryan talk about what their days look like when they are in the Scrum Master role and how each day usually looks a little different. Check out the video to learn about the things you'll see as a Professional Scrum Master. Want to learn more about…
 
Ryan and Todd invited Professional Scrum Trainer Don McGreal to have a pint and to talk about the recently released updated Scrum Guide - https://scrumguides.org/ Take a Class with Ryan and Todd: https://agileforhumans.com/ Agile for Humans YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/agileforhumans Fixing Your Scrum - Practical Soutions to Common Scru…
 
In this episode of SoundNotes, Matt Craig joins Dave for a discussion that centers around comparing the way biological systems and businesses function and respond to change. In a biological system, enzymes bring elements together that catalyze reactions and keep iterating until they find an effective response.…
 
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