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For over 100 years, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has been the home for the strange, the bizarre, and the unusual—all incredibly hard to believe, but undeniably true. Have you ever wondered what to do if you reeled in the Loch Ness Monster or captured Bigfoot? And just how did conjoined twins Chang and Eng father 21 children? Or how in the world do Japanese game shows get away with some of the insane stunts they do? Join hosts Brent Donaldson and Ryan Clark as they dive into the wonderful worl ...
 
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Welcome to Agile Clips. In this episode our guest is Linda Rising - she is a speaker, author, and recipient of the 2020 World Agility Forum Lifetime Achievement Award. Today’s topic is “change”. We start the conversation with misconceptions about our ability to help others and organizations change and go on to techniques for achieving long lasting …
 
In this episode we discuss the so-called hybrid work model, where some team members are working remotely and some from a traditional office environment. As people return to offices following working from home, most organizations will have to work this way. The model presents both challenges and opportunities for more effective collaboration. We tal…
 
There is a misconception that in Agile development you can plan as you go along. In fact, you still need to plan ahead. What is different compared with waterfall development is that we respond to change over following a plan created when we knew less than we do now. In this episode, we discuss several techniques for understanding what the desired b…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Who is a Leader? What does it take to be a Leader? In this episode we are joined by James Saliba, author of “Reviving the Work Environment: Taking Your Position as a Leader” to discuss how leaders can find themselves "stuck" and how they can get “unstuck” by taking time to assess themselves, assessing overall performance, and then taking the approp…
 
In this episode we discuss the role of manager in an Agile setting and how it compares to the role of manager in a waterfall organization. We also talk about the difference between being a manager and being a leader. The following books are referenced in the podcast. Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next …
 
In this episode we speak with Dr. David A. Bishop about the role of Agile methods in the development of complex systems comprising hardware, firmware and software. Often these systems are developed using a hybrid methodology with some teams using Agile and others using waterfall techniques. David can be contacted via https://agile-worx.com/. You ca…
 
Nostradamus has a prediction about it. Christians have a whole book detailing it. And scientists are right now preparing for what they will do when we face their version of it. In fact, they’re so confident they say it’s only a matter of time before the human race may be threatened. This week, we examine theories about the end of the world. Show no…
 
Imagine a world where in one second everything changes. The lights go out. Your electronics shut down. And everything with a computer is rendered useless. Will you be ready? Will you know how to survive? This week on the Notcast, we look into the world of doomsday preppers, imagining how life would change for many of us without modern conveniences.…
 
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