Episode 168: Agile 2019 (Un)bagging

Craig and Renee are in Washington, DC at Agile 2019 and ahead of day one have some fun and decide to open up the swag bag after collecting their badges and see what is inside:

TheAgileRevolution-168 (48 minutes)

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Episode 111: M&Mailbag

peanutmmCraig and Renee, sitting in a shoe-box sized hotel room in Sydney eating peanut M&Ms, decided to rustle through the mailbag and answer a bunch of outstanding questions.

Note: this episode is not sponsored or endorsed by M&Ms but we certainly enjoy their product!

Crossing The Chasm

  • more and more organisations seem to be crossing the chasm to Agile, but too many are still just doing and not being Agile
  • inimal viable product (MVP) is still the trend word, the next stage is Minimal Viable Experience and then Minimal Viable Robustness to Minimal Marketable Product and finally Continuously Evolving Product
  • Enterprise Transformation Meta Model
  • Agile is a true north concept, not sure that you will ever get there

Suggested reading list on where to start with Agile:

What certification should a new Scrum Master get:

Building your own scaled framework

  • Holacracy and Reinventing Organizations
  • need to answer questions around ensuring quality, growing capability, benefits realisation, etc…
  • at what level do the questions need to be answered
  • Minimal Viable Organisations
  • scale on the operational cadence of the problems of the organisation, not following a framework
  • how often do we check that our approach is meeting our needs

Visualising business analysis in a Scrum team

  • 3 Amigos approach
  • call it what it is if you’re sprint length is longer than it is
  • focus more on Kanban flow

Reading List

  • Renee is reading about climate change (and how that applies to Agile) including “This Changes Everything” by Naomi Klein
  • Craig is reading “CTRL-SHIFT” by  Jessie Shternshus and Mike Bonifer

TheAgileRevolution-111 (71 minutes)

Episode 49: Merry Manifesto Madness with Alistair Cockburn

AlistairCockburnCraig and Renee lob around to Tony’ abode to interview his house guest, Alistair Cockburn. Alistair spends time:

  • denying a K Stew affair
  • answering what brings him to Australia
  • plugging his fantastic Advanced Agile Course
  • presenting his thoughts on where Agile is going
  • answering how the Agile Manifesto has shifted and whether the last line should be shifted earlier
  • talking about the simplicity principle
  • explaining the difficulty of Agile Organisational transformations
  • answering whether transformation that succeed better can be big-bang or have to evolve
  • discussing the sticky middle management layer where transformations become hard
  • ponderings on what is happening in the ICAgile space
  • generally taking the p*ss out of Renee, Tony and Craig

You can contact Alistair Cockburn for any work opportunities or Advanced Agile Training on totheralistair@gmail.com or totheralistair@aol.com.

You can contact Renee for any work opportunities or Agile 101 Training at renee@theagilerevolution.com.

Special thanks to Tony’s wattle bird in the background!

TheAgileRevolution-49 (48 minutes)