Episode 70: Hello Is This Thing On?

IsThisThingOnCraig, Renee and Tony catch up again and discuss the wonderfully diverse world of Agile :


The Agile Revolution – 70   (65 minutes)

Episode 69: DevOps with Michael Nygard

At YOW 2013 in Sydney, Craig, Renee catch up with Michael Nygard and discuss the world of DevOps including:

Michael Nygard

Michael Nygard

  • Michael’s book “Release it!: Design and Deploy Production Ready Software
  • What DevOps really is
  • The values of DevOps and its relationship to the Agile Manifesto
  • Could DevOps have occurred without Agile?
  • How much of Release it is still holding well?
  • Anti-patterns in DevOps (eg. a separate DevOps group)
  • Cognitect and Closure
  • Development is production
  • Where does ITIL fit in with DevOps?
  • Why Problem Management may no longer be relevant
  • How good are we really in DevOps?

You can contact Michael on twitter at @mtnygard or at the Think Relevance Blog.


The Agile Revolution-69 (28 minutes)

Episode 68: Together Again Like Peas & Carrots

peascarrotsCan you believe it ! Yes it’s a real Forest Gump moment, the revolutionists are finally back together again just like peas and carrots . They are back to their best discussing :


The Agile Revolution-68 (53 minutes)

Episode 67: A Boys Night Out

boysnightoutCraig and Tony take the opportunity in Renee’s absence to talk about the year that was , conferences and workshops attended and generally cover all things Agile: 

Twitter Quotes: @RonJeffries, @WendyAppell, @drunkcod


The Agile Revolution-67 (60 minutes)

Episode 66: Agile Coaching with Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd

Michael-Craig-LyssaAt YOW 2013 in Sydney, Craig, Renee and Jeremie Benazra catch up with Lyssa Adkins, author of “Coaching Agile Teams” and Michael Spayd, both Agile Coaches at the Agile Coaching Institute and chew the fat on:

  • What is Agile?
  • Lyssa’s “Coaching Agile Teams” book
  • The difficulties in being an Agile Coach
  • The XP Coach
  • Coaching as a more mature version of leadership
  • Where professional coaching fits into Agile Coaching
  • Why Agile Coaches are sought after whereas general organisational coaching is less prevalent
  • The training of managers and its impact on mindsets
  • Michael’s “Coaching the Agile Enterprise” book
  • Team coaches vs enterprise coaches – what is the difference
  • Scrum Mastering an enterprise transformation
  • ICAgile
  • How to teach a pig to sing
  • The coaching oath of non-allegiance
  • Certified Scrum Coach versus ICAgile Coach
  • The myriad of skill sets needed as an Agile Coach
  • Agile Management
  • Agile Coach as term and riding waves
  • Agile Coaching resources


The Agile Revolution-66 (47 minutes)

Episode 65: Becoming Agile… with Greg Smith

GregSmithAt Agile 2013 in Nashville, TN, Craig catches up with his old friend Greg Smith (no relation), co-author of “Becoming Agile… In An Imperfect World” and Agile Coach at GS Solutions Group. Greg regularly assists Fortune 500 with their adoption of Agile and the quote of the podcast has to be “discipline or good software practices are proportionally inverse to how much money you make!”. Some of the topics of conversation were:

TheAgileRevolution-65 (23 minutes)

Episode 64: Interstate 40 East with Nick Muldoon

Nick-CraigOn a road trip to Agile 2013 from Dallas to Nashville, Craig chats to Nick Muldoon while cruising in a Chevy Equinox eastbound on Interstate 40 between Memphis and Nashville. Nick is an Agile Coach at Twitter and formerly the Product manager for GreenHopper at Atlassian and whilst doing 65 miles an hour they chat about:

TheAgileRevolution-64 (64 minutes)