Episode 77: Agile Australia 2014 Vox Pop #2

AgileAus2014At Agile Australia 2014 in Melbourne, Craig and Renee grab the microphone again and wander the conference foyer in one of the breaks looking for interesting people in the Australian Agile community to ask them about what they are working on and their views of the conference.

The people they harassed include:

  • Tyson Nutt – believes giving teams empowerment is part of the core of strong Agile teams, Rachel Botsman on disruption was a highlight
  • Stephanie BySouth – enjoyed seeing new speakers and attendees and that we are taking agile outside of IT, looking to bring collaborative innovation into the space, co-organiser of Agile Coaching Circles Melbourne
  • Dipesh Pala – IBM is realising we don’t do Agile to our clients, we do Agile with our clients, spoke on how leaders can recognise the humans in our teams
  • Chris Chan – holocracy and the concept of no managers is pushing the boundaries, co-organiser of Agile Coaching Circles Melbourne, stream chair of Agile Australia 2014
  • Neil Killick, Simon Bristow and Alexandre Barreto – Red Bubble is building their Agile development shop in Melbourne, MYOB are a large Agile shop in Melbourne, good lean startup feel running through the conference, #noestimates the book may come sometime soon (or not)

TheAgileRevolution-77 (19 minutes)

Episode 76: Agile Australia 2014 Vox Pop #1

AgileAus2014At Agile Australia 2014 in Melbourne, Craig and Tony grabbed the microphone and scoured the conference foyer in one of the breaks looking for interesting people in the Australian Agile community to ask them about what they are working on and their views of the conference.

The people they harassed include:

  • Maxime Groenewoud – Project Manager, enjoyed hearing about new practices including microservices architecture
  • Nigel Dalton – CXO at REA Group, Agile Australia advisor, highlight of the conference was an Ellen DeGeneres moment getting a selfie with Brant Cooper, excited to hear about holocracy at Zappos, at REA have been disrupting through bringing virtual reality to real estate, “there is one innovative startup in real estate in Australia each week!”
  • Steve Lawrence – Agile Coach and Agile Australia stream chair – has been watching the scaled agile debate and the learnings allowing us to take the message into the business
  • Paul Detheridge – Executive Coach at Shibusa – need to set the ecosystem up well at the executive level, huge opportunity outside of software
  • Tom Sulston – Thoughtworker and Agile Australia stream chair – enjoyed Adel Smee talk on Nice Pairing and Martin Fowler keynote on ethics of software development
  • Nish Mahanty – Program Manager at RMIT University – interested in gaining new insights and reconnecting with the community
  • Michael Stange – Agile Coach at IOOF – always enjoys the discussions in the hallway
  • David Brough-Smyth – Agile Coach – enojoyed Jim Benson keynote on lean thinking and visualisation and adapting the good parts of the toolkit
  • Renee Troughton – Agile Revolutioner and needs no introduction!

TheAgileRevolution-76 (25 minutes)

 

Episode 75: Agile Expedition with Alan Bustamante

alanbustamanteAt Agile 2013 in Nashville on a park bench, in a garden, near a waterfall that is ever present, Craig catches up with Alan Bustamante to talk about his Agile expedition. Along the way they chat about:

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Episode 74: Visual Mojo with Lynne Cazaly

lynnecazalyLive at Agile Australia 2014, Craig and Renee talk all things visual with one of Australia’s top visual facilitators, Lynne Cazaly:

  • What is Visual Facilitation and Graphic Recording
  • You can use visuals even if you can’t draw
  • Lynne’s story into Visual Facilitation
  • How to anchor emphasized words
  • The benefit of a chisel tip
  • The girl who played with paper presentation at Agile Australia 2014
  • Tools that are useful – the good ol’ finger, brushes, procreate, sketches, inkflow, sketchclub
  • The benefit of bringing people up to speed with visual stories
  • To split or not to split – facilitation and the visual scribe
  • Turning your back on the room – a no go or a load of tripe?
  • Preparation – to spend time upfront or not, using templates
  • Facilitation through lean coffee wall (gather, sort, do)
  • Using visuals to engage and distill information for future visibility
  • Lynne’s next course in Melbourne on the 14th of July on Visual Facilitation
  • Visual Mojo the book
  • Create Change coming out in the middle of July!

You can find out more about Lynne on her website or through @lynnecazaly on twitter.

The Agile Revolution-74 (31 minutes)

 

Episode 73: What Made You An Agile Coach?

AgileCoachTony asks a philisophical question , whilst Renee harnesses her nineties pop star – Ice Ice Baby and Craig marvels at Tony’s  cool intro – probably the coolest intro he’s done since the eighties.

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Episode 72: Shipping at Facebook with Joel Pobar

From YOW! 2013, Craig and Renee talk to Joel Pobar, currently working at Facebook as an Engineering Lead and JoelPobartalk about:

  • Joel’s journey to Facebook
  • Common Language Runtime (CLR)
  • Building and shipping fast
  • The value of a developers time and their critical paths
  • A day in the life of a Facebook manager
  • Who is the Product Owner in an infrastructural team?
  • A/B (experimentation) testing in New Zealand
  • Stabalisation and release process
  • Recruiting the right people
  • Pulling out the sharpies when pivoting on PHP
  • Striving for infrastructural efficiency and how to empower the team to this goal
  • Owning the stack from the bottom to the top and its impact on agility
  • Checkout HHVM, the Facebook Engineering Blog & Open Compute

You can contact Joel at facebook or on twitter at @joelpob.

The Agile Revolution- 72 (41 minutes)

Episode 71: Essential Scrum with Kenny Rubin

KennyRubinAt Agile 2013 in Nashville, TN, Craig catches up with Kenny Rubin, author of “Essential Scrum” and Scrum trainer and coach at Innolution. While sitting in the corridor, they talk about:

TheAgileRevolution-71 (15 minutes)