In this episode of AgileNEXT, Chris Guzikowski joins Daniel and Stephen and takes us inside the sausage factory: showing us how a book is made and how you can get published. Some topics include:

  • The Agile Book market and what the future looks like for publishing
  • How to get published
  • Career Development
  • The Agile Community
  • His time on the Scrum Alliance board
  • AgileNEXT

Bio:

chrisgu

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-guzikowski-a56b73

After more than fifteen years in various sales and marketing positions, Chris made the move to an editorial position at Pearson in 2005. He is currently responsible for the acquisition and development of intellectual property mostly related to agile methods (especially Scrum), software engineering, and programmer productivity. Chris served on the Scrum Alliance board of directors from 2012-2016.

 

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Pinal Dave joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss startups, the Indian market,  and what is in store for agile NEXT.  Some topics include:

  • Startups in India
  • CI
  • Corporate Culture
  • Remote working
  • Blogging

Bio:

pinal

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

Pinal has been a part of the industry for more than eleven years.  During his career he has worked both in India and the US, mostly working with SQL Server Technology – right from version 6.5 to its latest form. Pinal has worked on many performance tuning and optimization projects for high transactional systems. He received his Master of Science from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Engineering from Gujarat University. Additionally, he holds many Microsoft certificates. He has been a regular speaker at many international events like TechEd, SQL PASS, MSDN, TechNet and countless user groups.

Pinal writes frequently writes on his blog http://blog.sqlauthority.com on various subjects regarding SQL Server technology and Business Intelligence. His passion for the community drives him to share his training and knowledge. His previous experience includes Technology Evangelist at Microsoft and Sr. Consultant at SolidQ. Prior to joining Microsoft he was awarded the Microsoft MVP award for three continuous years for his outstanding community service and evangelizing SQL Server technology. He was also awarded the Community Impact Award – Individual Contributor. When he is not in front of a computer, he is usually traveling to explore hidden treasures in nature.

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Jean Russell joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss her thesis of Thrivabillity what is in store for agile NEXT.  Some topics include:

  • What is Thrivabillity
  • Transforming corporate culture
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Agile Coaching

Bio:

jeanrussel

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

Jean Russell is a culture hacker, facilitator, speaker, and writer. Jean navigates clients through the crucial questions of creating and nurturing collaborators and networks to develop healthy and productive relationships and organizational culture.

Jean does operations in the background and social design in the foreground.

As a founder of the thrivability movement and a premier expert on collective thriving, Jean speaks to and with social innovators, builders, and edge-riders from Malmo to Melbourne, and London to San Francisco. Demonstrating collaboration, she curated, “Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch” in 2010 with 70 inspiring people. She wrote “Thrivability: Breakthroughs for a World That Works” (Triarchy Press, 2013). In Oct 2016, Triarchy is publishing her book with Herman Wagter, “Cultivating Flows: How Ideas Become Thriving Organizations.”

In 2017, she is finishing “Action Spectrum: How to Approach Social Change in a Shifting World.”

Her super-hero skill: amplifying the power of others around her and was thus dubbed “NurtureGirl” online.

Specialties: Facilitation – of participatory events. Innovation. Creativity. Collaboration. Social Era.

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Mitch Lacey joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss his work at Microsoft and what is in store for agile NEXT.  Some topics include:

  • Parenting and Agile
  • How to get buy-in with teams by selling the value of practices
  • Coming clean with Agility and Organizational Development
  • Luke Skywalker for POTUS 2016

mitch

Bio:

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

Mitch Lacey is an agile practitioner and trainer and author of the popular book, “The Scrum Field Guide, Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond.” With over 10 years of Agile experience, and 18+ years managing projects, Mitch’s well rounded approach is suitable to any business. Companies that trust Mitch for his knowledge include Microsoft, Oracle, Bio-Rad, Costco, DemonWare, Morningstar, Qualcomm, Salem Health, SAP and more.

As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), Mitch shares his experience in project and client management through Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum courses, agile coaching engagements, conference presentations, blogs & white papers.

He has repeatedly presented at conferences including the Agile Alliance Agile conferences, the Better Software Conference and the SQE Agile Development Practices conferences. He has managed tracks for the Agile conference since 2008 and was the conference chair for Agile2012 and Agile2014.

He has published many papers including “Adventures in Promiscuous Pairing”, “Transitioning to Agile: Key Lessons Learned in the Field”, “The Impacts of Poor Estimating – & How to Fix It”, a variety of papers for Microsoft and “Immersive Interviewing – Building Great Agile Software Teams”.

Mitch served on the Board of Directors for the Agile Alliance (2011-2012) and the Scrum Alliance (2010-2011, 2014).

Specialties: Scrum, Agile, software development, program management, facilitation, coaching, project management, people development.