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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

David Bland on Lean Startup + Design Thinking + Agile

Check out my ProjectsatWork interview with David Bland on how his work at Precoil blends Lean Startup + Design Thinking and Agile.

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Click here to check out Precoil

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Agile in Education Update

Check out my Projects at Work interview with the folks who got together at the 2016 Scrum Gathering to formalize the revolution Scrum is bringing to education.

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To Learn More about the work that came out of the meeting in Orlando, click here -> http://www.agileineducation.org

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Maria Matarelli and the Agile Marketing Academy

Maria Matarelli is on a mission. She and her partner Nic Sementa want to bring Agile practices to the marketing world. In this Projects at Work podcast Maria and I talk about the Agile Marketing Academy, why it exists, how it can help and some of the impressive results they've seen for their clients so far.

And if you'd like, you can skip the interview and go straight to the Agile Marketing Academy.

Friday, April 22, 2016

DrunkenPM Radio 3: How to Cope with Coaching Burnout - with Lyssa Adkins

Lyssa Adkins is one of the leading voices in Agile coaching. A founder of the Agile Coaching Institute, her book “Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition”  set the bar for what it means to be an Agile Coach. In this interview Lyssa and I talk about what’s happening with the Agile Institute, coaching middle management and how to deal with coaching burnout.

Show Notes
The Super Nervous Interview Begins 2:10
Focused Listening 4:05
Four essential skill sets of coaching 6:00
The difference between “coaching” and being a professional coach 6:30
Big things going on at Agile Coaching Institute 7:45
Coaching Middle Management 8:40
The impact of the cultural change Agile brings 11:40
Is there a limit to how much change we can handle and where are the boundaries 12:30
Background on the burnt out coach14:30
Burn out is on the rise with Agile Coaches 15:00
Finding a path you can be on with heart 15:45
Finding the heart in letting the org become what it wants to become 16:40
Checking your own ambition 18:20
Goal setting and knowing when to walk away 19:00
What to do with the organizations on Life Support 19:15
Hospicing the death of old systems 20:20
Trying to reach people who don’t want to take your hand 21:30
Meeting confusion with curiosity 22:20
Agile coaches are agents of human evolution 24:00
How Agile Coaching Institute helps organizations 24:30
Developing a coaching capability that is in sync with where the organization’s goals 25:45
How to find and develop the coaches in an organization 27:45
How to help a burnt out coach/change agent 31:25
The importance of self-care if you want to be present and help others 32:50
Exposing why people avoid self-care35:00
Ways Lyssa practices self-care 35:30
The job is to “allow” 37:05
You can’t let go because it’s the tension that holds it together 38:18
What happens when you do let go 38:50
Lyssa Reads Poetry 40:25
All of us in the Agile community are part of evolving our capacity for complexity 41:45
We are in the time of organizations being living thing 43:05
How to contact Lyssa 43:25
Lyssa’s advice for the coaches who are feeling burned out 43:55
Lyssa’s Coaching Agile Teams book is 6 years old 44:45
Thanking Lyssa for making me uncomfortable (in a good way) 45:50
Upcoming Events for Lyssa 46:00
Links Mentioned in the Podcast
Lyssa in Twitter https://twitter.com/lyssaadkins
The Agile Coaching Institute
2016 Scrum Gathering Agenda http://bit.ly/1Upsg9W

Perseverance - Meg Wheatley http://amzn.to/1W4PSmM
Little Guide to Empathetic Technical Leadership - Alex Harms https://leanpub.com/littleguide
Agile Base Patterns, a Cross-Quadrant Conversation - a conversation between Lyssa Adkins and Dan Greening http://www.infoq.com/articles/agile-base-patterns
Iawake.com http://www.iawaketechnologies.com
The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America - David Whyte http://amzn.to/1NtifV7

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Personal Agility Canvas 2.0

Here is my presentation from the 2016 Global Scrum Gathering in Orlando and the new Personal Agility Canvas.

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the session.