Episode 32: Agile Australia 2012 Kickoff

Agile Australia 2012Craig and Renee are at the Agile Australia 2012 conference speaker breakfast where they discuss the workshop day, the upcoming conference and their respective talks and a Lean Startup story about monkeys and bananas.

TheAgileRevolution-32 (9 minutes)

Episode 29: Offshoring at IBM

IBMCraig, Tony and Renee talk about the news Scrum Inc style, discuss the coolness of Lego for reporting, chat about Net-Map and discuss the state of IBM.


“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” – Albert Einstein

“The greatest waste is failure to use the abilities of people. Learn their frustrations and contributions they’re eager to make” – Deming

TheAgileRevolution-29 (43 minutes)

Episode 28: Lean Starts Us Up and The Agile Top 20

Lean StartupCraig, Tony and Renee go all Lean Start Up and look at who made the Agile charts.

TheAgileRevolution-28 (43 minutes)

Episode 20: Lean Start-ups with Joshua Kerievsky

Joshua KerievskyJoshua Kerievsky, founder of Industrial Logic spends time with Craig and Renee going through some of his elements of his Lean Start-up presentation at the YOW! Developer Conference in Brisbane.

Within this podcast we learn what exactly a Lean Start-up is and how it isn’t just for new entrepreneurs.

In addition to the Lean Start-up presentation Josh also did a fantastic presentation on the Limited Red Society which focuses on using metrics and visualisation of these to behaviourally change a developer so that their tests pass sooner and more often with less compilation errors.

Other than being an early pioneer in eXtreme Programming, he is also the author of the best-selling Refactoring to Patterns book and provides Agile training from an amazing technical depth of experience.

TheAgileRevolution-20 (26 minutes)

Episode 14: Quoting Agile, Lean & Kanban

Quotable KanbanCraig, Tony and Renee talk about Lean Startups, Tony’s Agile training in India and great places to work, discuss Quotable Kanban and solve a listener problem, all in 50 minutes!

Renee also mentioned Kanban by David J. Anderson, Craig mentioned Kanban and Scrum: Making The Most of Both by Henrik Kniberg and Tony not to be outdone mentioned Lean From The Trenches (Beta) by Henrik Kniberg

Problem Bag:

We have a Product Mgr who’s supportive of Agile in theory, but wont do the work we need him to do. How do we manage that? eg not being available for to discuss stories (often away) & the highest priority work is the customer who screams loudest… rather than product progression, we do a lot of tweaks & minor bug fixes. Yes we do showcases, after each 2 wk sprint. Alternatively, is that a problem, or are we as a team expecting too much? (just to turn it around!) 🙂 – Phil Kan


“”I’m going to the restroom. Do you need anything from there?” (but in my mind I was thinking I was headed to the kitchen!) #CEOQuoteOfTheDay @sumaya”

TheAgileRevolution-14 (51 minutes)