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Welcome to 'Mastering Agility,' the podcast where we explore the dynamic world of agility in business, technology, and personal development. In an ever-evolving landscape, agility is not just a buzzword; it's a mindset, a strategy, and a way of life. Join us as we dive deep into the principles of agile methodologies, uncovering the secrets of Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and beyond. But we don't stop there. We'll also investigate how businesses can adapt and thrive in today's fast-paced world, sharing insights on fostering innovation, cultivating resilient teams, and driving transformative change. Moreover, we'll delve into the realm of personal development, offering practical tips and strategies to enhance adaptability, resilience, and continuous learning. Through thought-provoking discussions, expert interviews, and real-world case studies, 'Mastering Agility' equips you with the tools and inspiration to navigate uncertainty with confidence and master the art of agility in every aspect of life. Tune in and unlock your potential for growth and success in the age of agility!" 


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Welcome to 'Mastering Agility,' the podcast where we explore the dynamic world of agility in business, technology, and personal development. In an ever-evolving landscape, agility is not just a buzzword; it's a mindset, a strategy, and a way of life. Join us as we dive deep into the principles of agile methodologies, uncovering the secrets of Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and beyond. But we don't stop there. We'll also investigate how businesses can adapt and thrive in today's fast-paced world, sharing insights on fostering innovation, cultivating resilient teams, and driving transformative change. Moreover, we'll delve into the realm of personal development, offering practical tips and strategies to enhance adaptability, resilience, and continuous learning. Through thought-provoking discussions, expert interviews, and real-world case studies, 'Mastering Agility' equips you with the tools and inspiration to navigate uncertainty with confidence and master the art of agility in every aspect of life. Tune in and unlock your potential for growth and success in the age of agility!" 


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103 episodes

    Season 6

  • #103 Yuval Yeret on Lean Portfolio Management and OKRs cover
    #103 Yuval Yeret on Lean Portfolio Management and OKRs cover
    #103 Yuval Yeret on Lean Portfolio Management and OKRs

    SummaryIn this conversation, Jim, Sander, and their guest Yuval discuss various topics including SAFE, lean portfolio management, and OKRs. They explore the misconceptions and polarizing nature of SAFE, the difference between a traditional PMO and a lean portfolio, and the challenges of managing different ways of working within a global organization. They also delve into the concept of OKRs, the importance of setting realistic goals, and the potential pitfalls of tying incentives to OKRs. The conversation concludes with a discussion on metrics and the value of thinking in bets.TakeawaysSAFe is often misunderstood and polarizing, but it has valuable ideas and good information on its website.Lean portfolio management focuses on managing different types of work within an organization's portfolio and measuring different things for different investments.OKRs should be specific and motivating, but too many goals can be confusing and demotivating.Tying incentives to OKRs can lead to unintended consequences and the wrong behavior.Metrics such as lead time, cycle time, and customer satisfaction are important for measuring progress and making data-driven decisions.Thinking in bets and adopting a VC mindset can help make better decisions and navigate uncertainty in business.Check out our sponsor:www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h04 | Published on June 18, 2024

  • #102 "No Matter What" with Agavni Jessaijan cover
    #102 "No Matter What" with Agavni Jessaijan cover
    #102 "No Matter What" with Agavni Jessaijan

    SummaryIn this conversation, Sander Dur and Agavni Jessaijan discuss her diverse creative skills and her journey to self-employment. They explore the importance of communication and the belief that everything is possible. Agavni shares her experiences as an entrepreneur and the challenges she faced during the pandemic. They also discuss her participation in a special forces TV show and the lessons she learned from it. The conversation highlights the importance of autonomy, mastery, and purpose in motivation and the need for trust and teamwork. Agavni reflects on her experience on the TV show 'Kamp van Koningsbrugge' and how it taught her the importance of speaking her truth and staying true to her core. She discusses her physical and mental challenges during the show and how they helped her overcome her insecurities. Agavni emphasizes the need for compassionate communication and the integration of the head, heart, and gut brains in personal leadership. She also talks about her upcoming book, 'No Matter What,' which shares her personal journey and offers insights and wise questions for personal growth and development.TakeawaysDiverse skills and experiences can lead to personal and professional growth.Effective communication is essential for success, both personally and within organizations.Believing that everything is possible can lead to innovation and problem-solving.Entrepreneurship requires risk-taking and the ability to adapt to challenges.Motivation is driven by autonomy, mastery, and purpose.Trust and teamwork are crucial for achieving goals and overcoming obstacles. Speaking your truth and staying true to your core is essential in personal leadership.Physical and mental challenges can help you overcome insecurities and develop resilience.Compassionate communication and integrating the head, heart, and gut brains are key in personal leadership.Asking wise questions can lead to personal growth and development.Check out our sponsor:www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h23 | Published on June 11, 2024

  • #101 Fred Deichler on The Agile Coaching Growth Wheel cover
    #101 Fred Deichler on The Agile Coaching Growth Wheel cover
    #101 Fred Deichler on The Agile Coaching Growth Wheel

    SummaryIn this conversation, Fred reflects on his experience speaking at Scan Agile and shares his biggest lesson learned. He also discusses the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel and the need for unifying standards in the agile coaching profession. The conversation explores the difference between agile coaches and scrum masters and the importance of theory and practical experience. Fred emphasizes the value of diversity in agile teams and shares insights on articulating the value of agile coaches. Check out our sponsor:www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    40min | Published on June 4, 2024

  • #100 Denise Tilles on Product Operations cover
    #100 Denise Tilles on Product Operations cover
    #100 Denise Tilles on Product Operations

    SummaryDenise discusses the concept of product operations and its role in helping product managers make faster and better quality decisions. Product operations involves providing PMs with the necessary inputs and support to set strategy, prioritize, create roadmaps, and collaborate effectively with stakeholders. It differs from traditional agile approaches by focusing on the system around teams rather than just the teams themselves. Denise also highlights the importance of defining the product and understanding the problem to be solved. She emphasizes the need for buy-in from leadership and the importance of clear communication and stakeholder management in implementing product operations. In this part of the conversation, Denise discusses the challenges of stakeholder discussions and balancing strategic decisions with short-term opportunities. She also talks about the relationship between strategy and incentives in a product organization. The conversation then shifts to the topic of Denise's book on product operations and why she decided to write it. She emphasizes the importance of understanding what product operations is and how it can be implemented in different areas of a company. The chapter ends with a discussion on scaling challenges and the role of go-to-market alignment and data in product operations. In this conversation, Yuval and Jim discuss various topics related to agile portfolio management and OKRs. They explore the challenges and benefits of implementing agile practices in traditional project management offices (PMOs) and the importance of aligning goals and strategies at different levels of the organization. They also delve into the use of OKRs as a tool for setting and measuring goals, emphasizing the need for outcome-oriented goals and collaboration in their development. Throughout the conversation, they highlight the importance of continuous improvement and adaptability in managing portfolios and achieving organizational success.TakeawaysProduct operations helps PMs make faster and better quality decisions by providing the necessary inputs and support.Product operations focuses on the system around teams, rather than just the teams themselves, setting it apart from traditional agile approaches.Defining the product and understanding the problem to be solved are crucial for effective product operations.Buy-in from leadership is essential for implementing product operations.Clear communication and stakeholder management are key to successful product operations. Balancing stakeholder discussions and strategic decisions can be challenging, especially when short-term opportunities arise.The relationship between strategy and incentives in a product organization is complex and can lead to conflicting goals.Product operations is a key function in a company and understanding its role and potential is crucial.Implementing product operations requires considering areas of deficit and opportunity within the organization.Denise's book on product operations provides actionable tips and real-life experiences to help companies navigate these challenges. Agile practices can be challenging to implement in traditional PMOs, but they offer benefits such as increased alignment and adaptability.OKRs are a useful tool for setting and measuring goals, but they should be outcome-oriented and developed collaboratively with the people doing the work.Continuous improvement and adaptability are key to managing portfolios effectively and achieving organizational success.Experimentation and learning are crucial for driving innovation and differentiation in portfolio management.Check out our sponsor:www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    48min | Published on May 28, 2024

  • S07 E08 Cliff Hazel and Chris Stone on Going for Chaos cover
    S07 E08 Cliff Hazel and Chris Stone on Going for Chaos cover
    S07 E08 Cliff Hazel and Chris Stone on Going for Chaos

    SummaryThe conversation explores the overuse of the phrase 'it depends' and the importance of providing context and honesty in responses. The speakers discuss the value of understanding the starting point and the direction one is moving in. They also emphasize the need to optimize for value rather than efficiency and consider the broader impacts and trade-offs of decisions. The role of fun in retrospectives is highlighted, as well as the importance of finding a sustainable pace and taking care of administrative tasks. The conversation concludes with the question of the biggest learning for the year.TakeawaysAvoid overusing the phrase 'it depends' and provide context and honesty in responses.Understand the starting point and the direction one is moving in.Optimize for value rather than efficiency and consider the broader impacts and trade-offs of decisions.Incorporate fun into retrospectives to keep participants engaged and improve the quality of actions.Find a sustainable pace and take care of administrative tasks to avoid burnout.Continuously learn and adapt to improve and grow.Check out our sponsor:www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    44min | Published on May 21, 2024

  • S07 E07 Evelien Hölsken on Free A Girl cover
    S07 E07 Evelien Hölsken on Free A Girl cover
    S07 E07 Evelien Hölsken on Free A Girl

    SummaryEvelien Hölsken, founder of the Free A GIrl Foundation, discusses her work to end sexual exploitation of children. She shares her journey from a commercial background to the nonprofit sector and explains how she was inspired to start her own foundation. Evelien discusses the challenges of fundraising and the need for transparency in the nonprofit sector. She also highlights the importance of education and prevention in combating child exploitation. Evelien shares heartbreaking stories of children trapped in the sex trade and the impact her foundation has had in rescuing and rehabilitating survivors. She emphasizes the need for continued efforts to bring justice to perpetrators and support survivors.Want to donate or contribute? Check out the website:https://www.freeagirl.us/Keywordssexual exploitation, children, nonprofit sector, fundraising, transparency, education, prevention, rescue, rehabilitation, justiceTakeawaysThe Free A Girl Foundation works to end thesexual exploitation of children and has rescued almost 8,000 children so far.The foundation focuses on both rescue and rehabilitation, as well as prevention and raising awareness.There are challenges in fundraising, but transparency and personal connections with donors can help.The justice system needs improvement to ensure perpetrators are convicted and survivors feel safe to report cases.Education and prevention are crucial in combating child exploitation, and the foundation runs programs to empower survivors and educate communities.The foundation aims to continue its work until there is no more sexual exploitation of children.TitlesEmpowering Survivors: Education and AwarenessChallenges and Triumphs: Fundraising for a NonprofitCheck out our sponsor:www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org)Sound Bites"The direct impact, the outputs, the results are the rescue of almost 8,000 children.""There's lots of impunity. So perpetrators are arrested, they are hardly convicted.""We educate survivors to become lawyers themselves, or judges, or prosecutors or other kind of professions that have to do with human rights."Chapters00:00Introduction and Background08:04Rescue and Impact21:32Empowering Survivors25:26Fundraising and Awareness33:37Call to Action Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    46min | Published on May 14, 2024

  • S07 E06 Joe Krebs on Agile Katas cover
    S07 E06 Joe Krebs on Agile Katas cover
    S07 E06 Joe Krebs on Agile Katas

    SummaryIn this conversation, Joe Krebs joins us at the ScanAgile24 conference in Helsinki. He discusses the concept of Agile Kata and its role in continuous improvement. He shares his passion for this topic and how it originated from his experience with agile transformations. Joe emphasizes the importance of challenging existing processes and habits to drive meaningful change. He also highlights the need for a continuous improvement mindset and the challenges organizations face in embracing it. Joe shares success stories of organizations applying Kata and the potential benefits it brings. He concludes by discussing the importance of building the Agile Kata community and the slow progress in doing so.TakeawaysAgile Kata is a pattern for continuous improvement that can enhance the world of Agile.Agile transformations should not be treated as projects with an end date but as ongoing journeys of improvement.Kata introduces scientific thinking and challenges existing habits and processes.The biggest challenge in embracing continuous learning and improvement is breaking through existing habits and routines.Chapters00:00Introduction and Background02:24The Importance of Continuous Improvement04:17The Misconception of Agile Transformation05:14Evolution of the Talk on Agile Kata06:12The Challenge of Embracing Continuous Learning07:40Challenges in Challenging Existing Processes09:07The Time Investment for Creating New Habits10:08Using Kata to Improve Business Situations11:36Success Stories of Applying Kata13:31Applying Kata in Lean Manufacturing Environments14:55The Challenge of Having a Continuous Improvement Mindset15:23The Danger of Zombie Scrum20:35Challenging the Sprint-Based Approach24:21Applying Kata in Simple Product Spaces25:20The Slow Progress of Building the Agile Kata Community27:35Question for the Next Guest Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    30min | Published on May 10, 2024

  • S07 E05 Esther Derby on Gearing Positive Change cover
    S07 E05 Esther Derby on Gearing Positive Change cover
    S07 E05 Esther Derby on Gearing Positive Change

    SummaryThis conversation explores the concept of empathy and its importance in various contexts. Esther Derby gives valuable insights into defining empathy, the possibility of having too much empathy, and practical tips for practicing empathy. The conversation also delves into the role of empathy in product design, overcoming barriers to empathy, and effective communication. Additionally, it highlights the importance of creating a safe environment for empathy and discusses the challenges and benefits of empathy in virtual settings.TakeawaysEmpathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others.Having too much empathy can lead to over-indexing on others' emotions and neglecting one's own needs.Practicing empathy involves actively listening, asking open-ended questions, and seeking to understand others' perspectives.Empathy plays a crucial role in product design, customer satisfaction, and effective communication.7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change: Micro Shifts, Macro Resultshttps://a.co/d/iUONUbZCheck out our sponsors:www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    56min | Published on April 30, 2024

  • S07 E04 Amber Vanderburg on Communicating Technical Ideas to non-Technical Audiences cover
    S07 E04 Amber Vanderburg on Communicating Technical Ideas to non-Technical Audiences cover
    S07 E04 Amber Vanderburg on Communicating Technical Ideas to non-Technical Audiences

    SummaryIn this conversation, Amber shares insights on leading change and higher performance within teams. She emphasizes the importance of inspiring action rather than commanding action, drawing parallels between sports teams and product development teams. Amber also discusses the power of debriefing and learning from failure, as well as the need for effective communication and understanding of technical concepts for different audiences. She highlights the value of asking the right questions to assess baseline knowledge and prioritize information. Amber concludes by expressing her interest in seeing more discussions on talent development and the growth of individuals in the workplace.TakeawaysInspire action rather than command action to lead change and drive higher performance within teams.Debriefing and learning from failure are essential for continuous improvement and success.Effective communication involves understanding and translating technical concepts for different audiences.Asking the right questions helps assess baseline knowledge and prioritize information.Talent development is crucial for individuals to elevate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the workplace.Check out our sponsors:www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    45min | Published on April 23, 2024

  • S07 E03 Chris Williams on the Art of Simplicity cover
    S07 E03 Chris Williams on the Art of Simplicity cover
    S07 E03 Chris Williams on the Art of Simplicity

    The conversation explores the concept of simplicity and its challenges in various contexts. It delves into the importance of feedback, organizational and cultural change, and the friction between doing the thing right and doing the right thing. The difficulty of simplicity is discussed, along with the power of simple solutions. The conversation explores the importance of simplicity in product development and the challenges organizations face in achieving it. The three main drivers in the workforce are identified as community, cause, and compensation, with their importance varying depending on career stage. Perks and benefits, such as ping pong tables and beer on tap, are no longer sufficient to attract and retain talent. The focus should be on creating work that matters and providing employees with a sense of purpose. Short-term focus and financial stress can hinder organizations and individuals from achieving simplicity. It is crucial to let go of unnecessary tasks and amplify the value of the work being done.TakeawaysSimplicity is the antithesis to complexity and is essential in various domains, including software development and product design.Feedback is crucial in achieving simplicity and ensuring that the right solutions are developed.Organizational and cultural change are necessary to foster simplicity and create an environment that values simplicity.There is often a friction between doing the thing right (craftsmanship) and doing the right thing (meeting customer needs and business goals). Balancing these two aspects is essential.Simple solutions can be powerful and effective, and often the simplest solution is the best one. The three main drivers in the workforce are community, cause, and compensation, with their importance varying depending on career stage.Perks and benefits are no longer sufficient to attract and retain talent; the focus should be on creating work that matters and providing employees with a sense of purpose.Short-term focus and financial stress can hinder organizations and individuals from achieving simplicity.It is crucial to let go of unnecessary tasks and amplify the value of the work being doneCheck out our sponsors:www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h13 | Published on April 16, 2024

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Welcome to 'Mastering Agility,' the podcast where we explore the dynamic world of agility in business, technology, and personal development. In an ever-evolving landscape, agility is not just a buzzword; it's a mindset, a strategy, and a way of life. Join us as we dive deep into the principles of agile methodologies, uncovering the secrets of Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and beyond. But we don't stop there. We'll also investigate how businesses can adapt and thrive in today's fast-paced world, sharing insights on fostering innovation, cultivating resilient teams, and driving transformative change. Moreover, we'll delve into the realm of personal development, offering practical tips and strategies to enhance adaptability, resilience, and continuous learning. Through thought-provoking discussions, expert interviews, and real-world case studies, 'Mastering Agility' equips you with the tools and inspiration to navigate uncertainty with confidence and master the art of agility in every aspect of life. Tune in and unlock your potential for growth and success in the age of agility!" 


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Welcome to 'Mastering Agility,' the podcast where we explore the dynamic world of agility in business, technology, and personal development. In an ever-evolving landscape, agility is not just a buzzword; it's a mindset, a strategy, and a way of life. Join us as we dive deep into the principles of agile methodologies, uncovering the secrets of Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and beyond. But we don't stop there. We'll also investigate how businesses can adapt and thrive in today's fast-paced world, sharing insights on fostering innovation, cultivating resilient teams, and driving transformative change. Moreover, we'll delve into the realm of personal development, offering practical tips and strategies to enhance adaptability, resilience, and continuous learning. Through thought-provoking discussions, expert interviews, and real-world case studies, 'Mastering Agility' equips you with the tools and inspiration to navigate uncertainty with confidence and master the art of agility in every aspect of life. Tune in and unlock your potential for growth and success in the age of agility!" 


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103 episodes

    Season 6

  • #103 Yuval Yeret on Lean Portfolio Management and OKRs cover
    #103 Yuval Yeret on Lean Portfolio Management and OKRs cover
    #103 Yuval Yeret on Lean Portfolio Management and OKRs

    SummaryIn this conversation, Jim, Sander, and their guest Yuval discuss various topics including SAFE, lean portfolio management, and OKRs. They explore the misconceptions and polarizing nature of SAFE, the difference between a traditional PMO and a lean portfolio, and the challenges of managing different ways of working within a global organization. They also delve into the concept of OKRs, the importance of setting realistic goals, and the potential pitfalls of tying incentives to OKRs. The conversation concludes with a discussion on metrics and the value of thinking in bets.TakeawaysSAFe is often misunderstood and polarizing, but it has valuable ideas and good information on its website.Lean portfolio management focuses on managing different types of work within an organization's portfolio and measuring different things for different investments.OKRs should be specific and motivating, but too many goals can be confusing and demotivating.Tying incentives to OKRs can lead to unintended consequences and the wrong behavior.Metrics such as lead time, cycle time, and customer satisfaction are important for measuring progress and making data-driven decisions.Thinking in bets and adopting a VC mindset can help make better decisions and navigate uncertainty in business.Check out our sponsor:www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h04 | Published on June 18, 2024

  • #102 "No Matter What" with Agavni Jessaijan cover
    #102 "No Matter What" with Agavni Jessaijan cover
    #102 "No Matter What" with Agavni Jessaijan

    SummaryIn this conversation, Sander Dur and Agavni Jessaijan discuss her diverse creative skills and her journey to self-employment. They explore the importance of communication and the belief that everything is possible. Agavni shares her experiences as an entrepreneur and the challenges she faced during the pandemic. They also discuss her participation in a special forces TV show and the lessons she learned from it. The conversation highlights the importance of autonomy, mastery, and purpose in motivation and the need for trust and teamwork. Agavni reflects on her experience on the TV show 'Kamp van Koningsbrugge' and how it taught her the importance of speaking her truth and staying true to her core. She discusses her physical and mental challenges during the show and how they helped her overcome her insecurities. Agavni emphasizes the need for compassionate communication and the integration of the head, heart, and gut brains in personal leadership. She also talks about her upcoming book, 'No Matter What,' which shares her personal journey and offers insights and wise questions for personal growth and development.TakeawaysDiverse skills and experiences can lead to personal and professional growth.Effective communication is essential for success, both personally and within organizations.Believing that everything is possible can lead to innovation and problem-solving.Entrepreneurship requires risk-taking and the ability to adapt to challenges.Motivation is driven by autonomy, mastery, and purpose.Trust and teamwork are crucial for achieving goals and overcoming obstacles. Speaking your truth and staying true to your core is essential in personal leadership.Physical and mental challenges can help you overcome insecurities and develop resilience.Compassionate communication and integrating the head, heart, and gut brains are key in personal leadership.Asking wise questions can lead to personal growth and development.Check out our sponsor:www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h23 | Published on June 11, 2024

  • #101 Fred Deichler on The Agile Coaching Growth Wheel cover
    #101 Fred Deichler on The Agile Coaching Growth Wheel cover
    #101 Fred Deichler on The Agile Coaching Growth Wheel

    SummaryIn this conversation, Fred reflects on his experience speaking at Scan Agile and shares his biggest lesson learned. He also discusses the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel and the need for unifying standards in the agile coaching profession. The conversation explores the difference between agile coaches and scrum masters and the importance of theory and practical experience. Fred emphasizes the value of diversity in agile teams and shares insights on articulating the value of agile coaches. Check out our sponsor:www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    40min | Published on June 4, 2024

  • #100 Denise Tilles on Product Operations cover
    #100 Denise Tilles on Product Operations cover
    #100 Denise Tilles on Product Operations

    SummaryDenise discusses the concept of product operations and its role in helping product managers make faster and better quality decisions. Product operations involves providing PMs with the necessary inputs and support to set strategy, prioritize, create roadmaps, and collaborate effectively with stakeholders. It differs from traditional agile approaches by focusing on the system around teams rather than just the teams themselves. Denise also highlights the importance of defining the product and understanding the problem to be solved. She emphasizes the need for buy-in from leadership and the importance of clear communication and stakeholder management in implementing product operations. In this part of the conversation, Denise discusses the challenges of stakeholder discussions and balancing strategic decisions with short-term opportunities. She also talks about the relationship between strategy and incentives in a product organization. The conversation then shifts to the topic of Denise's book on product operations and why she decided to write it. She emphasizes the importance of understanding what product operations is and how it can be implemented in different areas of a company. The chapter ends with a discussion on scaling challenges and the role of go-to-market alignment and data in product operations. In this conversation, Yuval and Jim discuss various topics related to agile portfolio management and OKRs. They explore the challenges and benefits of implementing agile practices in traditional project management offices (PMOs) and the importance of aligning goals and strategies at different levels of the organization. They also delve into the use of OKRs as a tool for setting and measuring goals, emphasizing the need for outcome-oriented goals and collaboration in their development. Throughout the conversation, they highlight the importance of continuous improvement and adaptability in managing portfolios and achieving organizational success.TakeawaysProduct operations helps PMs make faster and better quality decisions by providing the necessary inputs and support.Product operations focuses on the system around teams, rather than just the teams themselves, setting it apart from traditional agile approaches.Defining the product and understanding the problem to be solved are crucial for effective product operations.Buy-in from leadership is essential for implementing product operations.Clear communication and stakeholder management are key to successful product operations. Balancing stakeholder discussions and strategic decisions can be challenging, especially when short-term opportunities arise.The relationship between strategy and incentives in a product organization is complex and can lead to conflicting goals.Product operations is a key function in a company and understanding its role and potential is crucial.Implementing product operations requires considering areas of deficit and opportunity within the organization.Denise's book on product operations provides actionable tips and real-life experiences to help companies navigate these challenges. Agile practices can be challenging to implement in traditional PMOs, but they offer benefits such as increased alignment and adaptability.OKRs are a useful tool for setting and measuring goals, but they should be outcome-oriented and developed collaboratively with the people doing the work.Continuous improvement and adaptability are key to managing portfolios effectively and achieving organizational success.Experimentation and learning are crucial for driving innovation and differentiation in portfolio management.Check out our sponsor:www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    48min | Published on May 28, 2024

  • S07 E08 Cliff Hazel and Chris Stone on Going for Chaos cover
    S07 E08 Cliff Hazel and Chris Stone on Going for Chaos cover
    S07 E08 Cliff Hazel and Chris Stone on Going for Chaos

    SummaryThe conversation explores the overuse of the phrase 'it depends' and the importance of providing context and honesty in responses. The speakers discuss the value of understanding the starting point and the direction one is moving in. They also emphasize the need to optimize for value rather than efficiency and consider the broader impacts and trade-offs of decisions. The role of fun in retrospectives is highlighted, as well as the importance of finding a sustainable pace and taking care of administrative tasks. The conversation concludes with the question of the biggest learning for the year.TakeawaysAvoid overusing the phrase 'it depends' and provide context and honesty in responses.Understand the starting point and the direction one is moving in.Optimize for value rather than efficiency and consider the broader impacts and trade-offs of decisions.Incorporate fun into retrospectives to keep participants engaged and improve the quality of actions.Find a sustainable pace and take care of administrative tasks to avoid burnout.Continuously learn and adapt to improve and grow.Check out our sponsor:www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    44min | Published on May 21, 2024

  • S07 E07 Evelien Hölsken on Free A Girl cover
    S07 E07 Evelien Hölsken on Free A Girl cover
    S07 E07 Evelien Hölsken on Free A Girl

    SummaryEvelien Hölsken, founder of the Free A GIrl Foundation, discusses her work to end sexual exploitation of children. She shares her journey from a commercial background to the nonprofit sector and explains how she was inspired to start her own foundation. Evelien discusses the challenges of fundraising and the need for transparency in the nonprofit sector. She also highlights the importance of education and prevention in combating child exploitation. Evelien shares heartbreaking stories of children trapped in the sex trade and the impact her foundation has had in rescuing and rehabilitating survivors. She emphasizes the need for continued efforts to bring justice to perpetrators and support survivors.Want to donate or contribute? Check out the website:https://www.freeagirl.us/Keywordssexual exploitation, children, nonprofit sector, fundraising, transparency, education, prevention, rescue, rehabilitation, justiceTakeawaysThe Free A Girl Foundation works to end thesexual exploitation of children and has rescued almost 8,000 children so far.The foundation focuses on both rescue and rehabilitation, as well as prevention and raising awareness.There are challenges in fundraising, but transparency and personal connections with donors can help.The justice system needs improvement to ensure perpetrators are convicted and survivors feel safe to report cases.Education and prevention are crucial in combating child exploitation, and the foundation runs programs to empower survivors and educate communities.The foundation aims to continue its work until there is no more sexual exploitation of children.TitlesEmpowering Survivors: Education and AwarenessChallenges and Triumphs: Fundraising for a NonprofitCheck out our sponsor:www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org)Sound Bites"The direct impact, the outputs, the results are the rescue of almost 8,000 children.""There's lots of impunity. So perpetrators are arrested, they are hardly convicted.""We educate survivors to become lawyers themselves, or judges, or prosecutors or other kind of professions that have to do with human rights."Chapters00:00Introduction and Background08:04Rescue and Impact21:32Empowering Survivors25:26Fundraising and Awareness33:37Call to Action Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    46min | Published on May 14, 2024

  • S07 E06 Joe Krebs on Agile Katas cover
    S07 E06 Joe Krebs on Agile Katas cover
    S07 E06 Joe Krebs on Agile Katas

    SummaryIn this conversation, Joe Krebs joins us at the ScanAgile24 conference in Helsinki. He discusses the concept of Agile Kata and its role in continuous improvement. He shares his passion for this topic and how it originated from his experience with agile transformations. Joe emphasizes the importance of challenging existing processes and habits to drive meaningful change. He also highlights the need for a continuous improvement mindset and the challenges organizations face in embracing it. Joe shares success stories of organizations applying Kata and the potential benefits it brings. He concludes by discussing the importance of building the Agile Kata community and the slow progress in doing so.TakeawaysAgile Kata is a pattern for continuous improvement that can enhance the world of Agile.Agile transformations should not be treated as projects with an end date but as ongoing journeys of improvement.Kata introduces scientific thinking and challenges existing habits and processes.The biggest challenge in embracing continuous learning and improvement is breaking through existing habits and routines.Chapters00:00Introduction and Background02:24The Importance of Continuous Improvement04:17The Misconception of Agile Transformation05:14Evolution of the Talk on Agile Kata06:12The Challenge of Embracing Continuous Learning07:40Challenges in Challenging Existing Processes09:07The Time Investment for Creating New Habits10:08Using Kata to Improve Business Situations11:36Success Stories of Applying Kata13:31Applying Kata in Lean Manufacturing Environments14:55The Challenge of Having a Continuous Improvement Mindset15:23The Danger of Zombie Scrum20:35Challenging the Sprint-Based Approach24:21Applying Kata in Simple Product Spaces25:20The Slow Progress of Building the Agile Kata Community27:35Question for the Next Guest Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    30min | Published on May 10, 2024

  • S07 E05 Esther Derby on Gearing Positive Change cover
    S07 E05 Esther Derby on Gearing Positive Change cover
    S07 E05 Esther Derby on Gearing Positive Change

    SummaryThis conversation explores the concept of empathy and its importance in various contexts. Esther Derby gives valuable insights into defining empathy, the possibility of having too much empathy, and practical tips for practicing empathy. The conversation also delves into the role of empathy in product design, overcoming barriers to empathy, and effective communication. Additionally, it highlights the importance of creating a safe environment for empathy and discusses the challenges and benefits of empathy in virtual settings.TakeawaysEmpathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others.Having too much empathy can lead to over-indexing on others' emotions and neglecting one's own needs.Practicing empathy involves actively listening, asking open-ended questions, and seeking to understand others' perspectives.Empathy plays a crucial role in product design, customer satisfaction, and effective communication.7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change: Micro Shifts, Macro Resultshttps://a.co/d/iUONUbZCheck out our sponsors:www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    56min | Published on April 30, 2024

  • S07 E04 Amber Vanderburg on Communicating Technical Ideas to non-Technical Audiences cover
    S07 E04 Amber Vanderburg on Communicating Technical Ideas to non-Technical Audiences cover
    S07 E04 Amber Vanderburg on Communicating Technical Ideas to non-Technical Audiences

    SummaryIn this conversation, Amber shares insights on leading change and higher performance within teams. She emphasizes the importance of inspiring action rather than commanding action, drawing parallels between sports teams and product development teams. Amber also discusses the power of debriefing and learning from failure, as well as the need for effective communication and understanding of technical concepts for different audiences. She highlights the value of asking the right questions to assess baseline knowledge and prioritize information. Amber concludes by expressing her interest in seeing more discussions on talent development and the growth of individuals in the workplace.TakeawaysInspire action rather than command action to lead change and drive higher performance within teams.Debriefing and learning from failure are essential for continuous improvement and success.Effective communication involves understanding and translating technical concepts for different audiences.Asking the right questions helps assess baseline knowledge and prioritize information.Talent development is crucial for individuals to elevate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the workplace.Check out our sponsors:www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    45min | Published on April 23, 2024

  • S07 E03 Chris Williams on the Art of Simplicity cover
    S07 E03 Chris Williams on the Art of Simplicity cover
    S07 E03 Chris Williams on the Art of Simplicity

    The conversation explores the concept of simplicity and its challenges in various contexts. It delves into the importance of feedback, organizational and cultural change, and the friction between doing the thing right and doing the right thing. The difficulty of simplicity is discussed, along with the power of simple solutions. The conversation explores the importance of simplicity in product development and the challenges organizations face in achieving it. The three main drivers in the workforce are identified as community, cause, and compensation, with their importance varying depending on career stage. Perks and benefits, such as ping pong tables and beer on tap, are no longer sufficient to attract and retain talent. The focus should be on creating work that matters and providing employees with a sense of purpose. Short-term focus and financial stress can hinder organizations and individuals from achieving simplicity. It is crucial to let go of unnecessary tasks and amplify the value of the work being done.TakeawaysSimplicity is the antithesis to complexity and is essential in various domains, including software development and product design.Feedback is crucial in achieving simplicity and ensuring that the right solutions are developed.Organizational and cultural change are necessary to foster simplicity and create an environment that values simplicity.There is often a friction between doing the thing right (craftsmanship) and doing the right thing (meeting customer needs and business goals). Balancing these two aspects is essential.Simple solutions can be powerful and effective, and often the simplest solution is the best one. The three main drivers in the workforce are community, cause, and compensation, with their importance varying depending on career stage.Perks and benefits are no longer sufficient to attract and retain talent; the focus should be on creating work that matters and providing employees with a sense of purpose.Short-term focus and financial stress can hinder organizations and individuals from achieving simplicity.It is crucial to let go of unnecessary tasks and amplify the value of the work being doneCheck out our sponsors:www.wiserbees.com (http://www.wiserbees.com)www.xebia.com (http://www.xebia.com)www.scrummatch.com (http://www.scrummatch.com)www.masteringagility.org (http://www.masteringagility.org) Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h13 | Published on April 16, 2024

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