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Agile Dojo with Andrew Deal

  Join our hosts Chris Murman and Jay Hrcsko as they sit down with experienced dojo coach Andrew Deal to talk about the Agile dojo...what is it?  How does it work?  What should you expect?  Somehow they involve Tex Winter's triangle offense in the...

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The Dark Side of Coaching

Well this one took a turn...what started out as a discussion around coaching snobbery went down a rabbit hole where the group started discussing the dark side of coaching.  Join Andrew Leff, Troy Lightfoot, Chris Murman, and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss what the...
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12 Days of Agile – Trust-motivated Team

Join our hosts Chris Murman, James Gifford and Troy Lightfoot as they discuss the 5th Agile Principle: "Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done." Become a patron and give your...
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Undercover Agile

What happens when your organization is not ready for agile but you know this methodology will help?  What types of behaviors or activities could you introduce to start your enterprise along the path to agility, without explicitly saying so?  Join our hosts Andrew...
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Agile 2018 – Safe to Fail Organizations

In the last of our episodes recorded at Agile 2018, our host James Gifford is joined by guests Claire Moss, Erika Lenz, Andy Cleff, and Chris Murman where they discuss "safe to fail" organizations; what have they experienced, what works/what doesn't, and how can...
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Usurping Agile

What do you do when your leadership attempts to hijack your agile transformation to make it more waterfall? Join our hosts Paul Elia, Andrew Leff, and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss the idea of "usurping agile." While the conversation ostensibly starts with this subject...
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Agile Certifications and the Future of Agile

In this spirited episode, our five panelists (Jay Hrcsko, Troy Lightfoot, James Gifford, Andrew Leff, and Ryan Lockard) discuss the current position of agile certifications and where they see Agile heading.  At times lively, the discussion covers certifications from...
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Scrum Guide 2017 Update Discussion

  Join our hosts Troy Lightfoot, Paul Elia, James Gifford, and Jay Hrcsko as they discuss the 2017 update to the Scrum Guide.  We've got some strong feelings being shared on this episode, this isn't one you want to miss out on! [iframe style="border:none"...
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Forecasting with Troy Magennis

This week's episode features special guest Troy Magennis and host Paul Elia on the topic of Forecasting. "Forecasting is about answering the right questions, to a transparent degree of certainty, with as little effort as possible." - Troy Magennis, CEO, Focused...
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12 Days of Agile – Iterative Delivery

Join our hosts Paul Elia and Ryan Lockard as they discuss the 3rd Agile Principle: "Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale." Help us keep iterating on podcasts like this...
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Manifesto Co-Author Review: Jim Highsmith

This episode of the Agile Uprising podcast features our exclusive interview with Agile pioneer and Manifesto Author Jim Highsmith.  The Agile Uprising was very lucky to spend this hour with Jim, and if you want to learn more about him please visit his profile over at...
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our topics

AGILE

We cover all topics asociated with Agile.  From the Manifesto, to the frameworks, to the values and principles.  We are passionate about the world of agility.

LEAN

Discussions of concept to cash, waste idenfication and removal, and effective lean metrics are often covered in our shows.

UX/DESIGN

Dual track agile, deign thinking, LeanUX, and hypothesis driven design are all topics we have covered in our podcast episodes.

MANAGEMENT/LEADERSHIP

Our hosts speak from their various backgrounds in all areas of leadership and management.  We also regularly welcome leadership thought leaders as guests.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

We cover various software development topics such as Extreme Programming, SOLID principles, CI/CD/CB and architecture in our more technical shows.

Regular Hosts

Ryan Lockard

Respected agile leader and change agent with over 15 years of product/project delivery experience. Experienced in facilitating agile transformations, creating engaging organizational culture, and improving the software development practices of teams.

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Andrew Leff

Agile thought leader with 15 plus years of experience in all facets of delivery. As the VP of Keepin it real I tend to focus on Business Agility and preparing, educating, coaching management and or the business on how to be a part of the team instead of the impediment to the team.

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Colleen Johnson

Colleen has been in the software development world for over 15 years with experiences ranging from writing test automation to managing offshore engineers. She is an expert in Lean/Kanban methods of iterative software delivery and advocates for LeanStartup principles using scientific methods of customer-centered discovery.

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James Gifford

Pragmatic Agile Coach that enjoys experimenting to get the best results. A believer that there is no silver bullet to Agility. Passionate about creating better working environments knowledge workers.

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Jay Hrcsko

Agile Agent of Chaos. Change enthusiast who leads from the front and aims to help everyone realize their fullest potential. Agilist, comedian, metal head.

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Troy Lightfoot

Experienced Agile practitioner and creator of multiple original software products with a focus on team and personal continuous improvement. Extensive hands on experience as a Scrum Master, Coach, Product Owner, and Scrum Trainer.

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Andy Cleff

An experienced & pragmatic agile practitioner that takes teams beyond getting agile to embracing agile. His chief weapons are well asked questions, insightful retrospectives & an ability to withstand awkward silences. And if all else fails, beer.

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Mike McCalla

Agile practitioner, coach, and transformation leader with a passion for building great products, teams, and outcomes. President of Achieving Agility, consultant firm challenging organizations to embrace Agility, people,and continuous improvement.

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Jason Cusack

Agile Coach. Servant Leader. Destroyer of Corporate Bureaucracy. Metaframeworks Enthusiast. Voracious Reader. Relaxed Under Pressure is my superpower. Always striving to help people and teams become better versions of themselves. Favorite movie quote: “I’m Winston Wolf. I solve problems.”

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Andy Bacon

Pragmatic Agile consultant and coach with hands on experience as a product owner, scrum master, development team member, manager, and coach in multiple Agile transformations. My personal motto is “keep moving forward.”

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Chris Murman

Hailing from the Dallas / Ft. Worth Tx area, Murman is an author, blogger, coach, maker, and change agent. He currently hangs his hat at Solutions IQ where he’s a Sr. Agile Consultant. (FYI, he’s really Batman.)

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Paul Elia

Pragmatic and broadly technical Agile/DevOps coach with 30+ years experience in software engineering, product management, executive management, management consulting, and lean startups.  Group Vice-President and DevOps Center of Enablement Lead for SunTrust Bank.

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FAQ

When do you release new shows?

We intend to release a new feature show at least weekly.  We typically publish this content either Sunday evening, or Monday morning Eastern Standard Time, but there is sometimes a delay in the publishing services to iTunes, Stitcher, and other players.

At times we will release special content more than once a week.  Other times our backlog dries up and we may miss a week.

Can I be a guest?

If you have a compelling story to tell, please reach out!  Several of our shows started with a guest asking to be on.  While we do reach out to guests, we feel the love when others ask to be featured 🙂

Can we sponsor a show?

Sure.  Please reach out to one of our board admins for more details.

What is the Agile Uprising?

Agile Uprising is a purpose-built network that focuses on the advancement of the agile mindset and global professional networking between leading agilists. We will remain agnostic of certifying bodies and focus purely on the advancement of the agile craft. Our network will evolve over time, and at the core our online community will remain free to join – forever. We will leverage both traditional and emerging communication and collaboration channels to explore various topics of interest with a direct focus on removing external influences from sponsors, partners and other organizations.

Other than being a guest, how can I get involved?

For starters, consider joining the Agile Uprising Coalition (coalition.agileuprising.com).  Retweet our shows.  Share any show ideas you have.  Or be on the lookout for our SWAG when we have some availible.

Who plays the podcast intro song?

The song is used with permission from our friends in Son & Heir.  Show them some love by 907-588-5300 or just drop a facebook note thanking them for letting us use thier song on all our shows: /www.facebook.com/sonandheir.band/