In this episode of AgileNEXT, Rich Sheridan joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss his thoughts on corporate innovation, corporate culture, and where Agile is headed NEXT.

Some topics include:

  • From getting laid off to building Menlo Innovations
  • Building a corporate culture
    • Bringing babies to work!
  • Open Book Finance
  • Corporate Innovation

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Rich’s bio:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/menloprez

From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, Joy, Inc. author Richard Sheridan (U-M grad BS Computer Science ’80, MS Computer Engineering ’82) has never shied from challenges, opportunities nor the limelight. While his focus has always been around technology, his passion is actually process, teamwork and organizational design, with one inordinately popular goal: the Business Value of Joy! Sheridan is an avid reader and historian, and his software design and development team at Menlo Innovations didn’t invent a new culture, but copied an old one … Edison’s Menlo Park New Jersey lab. Henry Ford’s recreation of the Menlo Park Lab in Greenfield Village was a childhood inspiration!

Some call it agile, some call it lean … Sheridan and his team call it joyful. And it produces results, business and otherwise. Five Inc. magazine revenue growth awards, invites to the White House, speaking engagements around the nation, numerous articles and culture awards and so much interest they are doing a tour a day of the Menlo Software Factory™.

In this episode of AgileNEXT,  Richard Hundhausen joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss his thoughts on scaling, where Agile is headed NEXT and organizational culture.

Some topics include:

  • Adopting Agile
  • Agile at Scale
    • Scaling a team, not an organization
  • Agile’s compatibility non IT departments
  • Agile “nutrition”

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Richard’s Bio:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhundhausen

Richard Hundhausen is the president of Accentient, a company that specializes in Application Lifecycle Management using Visual Studio. He has nearly 30 years of software and database development experience and 19 years of training and presentation experience. Richard is a Microsoft Regional Director, Visual Studio ALM MVP, Professional Scrum Developer and Trainer, and author of “Professional Scrum Developer with Visual Studio 2012” by Microsoft Press.

Specialties: Microsoft Regional Director
Microsoft MVP (Visual Studio ALM)
Professional Scrum Developer
Professional Scrum Trainer

 

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Lyssa Adkins joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss her thoughts on coaching, where Agile is headed NEXT and organizational culture.

Some topics include:

  • The breakdown of the Agile brands and doing “Sustainable Agile”
  • Dying Corporations
  • The Agile Organization
  • The Agile “Jedi Council”
  • Corprate Innovation
  • Agile Coach Development

Lyssa’s bio:

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Since 2004, Lyssa Adkins has taught Scrum and Agile Coaching to well over a thousand students, coached many agile teams, and served as master coach to scores of apprentice coaches. She says:

In both one-on-one settings and small groups, I enjoy a front-row seat as remarkable agile coaches emerge and go on to entice the very best from the teams and organizations they coach.  With Agile Coaching Institute, I have trained over 2,000 people in the skills and mindsets of great agile coaching.

Prior to agile, I had more than fifteen years of expertise leading project teams and groups of project managers (I was even a PMO Director — twice!), yet nothing prepared me for the power of agile done simply and well.

I believe that agile is more than an alternate project management methodology and I am passionate about deepening the roles in agile – specifically agile coach and agile manager – to help agile move into its fullest expression.

I hold an alphabet soup of certifications: Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) and Associate Certified Coach (ACC).  I am also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader.

In 2010, I authored Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition.