In this episode of AgileNEXT, Thomas Friend joins Daniel and Stephen and talks to us about Agile and the community. Some topics include:

  • Lessons learned serving in the military that translate to Agile
  • The Military’s use of Agile (using Agile to get the bad guys!)
  • The Agile Community
  • AgileNEXT

Bio:

tomfriend

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

Tom is an Agile Consultant and Project Manager with 25 + years’ experience leading teams on projects in various industries. Extensive background in all phases of project management, SDLC application programming, and information systems design & implementation.

10 Second Resume:

• Agile-Scrum Trainer / Coach, CSP, CSM, ACP, PSM, FLEX, AHF
• 12+ Years Agile Scrum Experience
• 25+ Year IT Application Development
• GAO Agile Advisory Work Group
• Carnegie Mellon Agile Government Group
• DOD CIO Software Assurance Working Group
• Scrum Alliance Veteran Outreach Representative

Retired Military Officer / Squadron Commander / Pilot in the US Navy and US Air Force.

 

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Jacob Creech joins Daniel and Stephen and talks to us about agile and scaling. Some topics include:

  • Scaling Agile
  • The Agile Community
  • Lean Startup
  • The Market for Agile overseas
  • AgileNEXT

Bio:

jaccob

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

From Jacob:

I have a variety of experience working in a range of different industries in New Zealand, China and across Asia, in a wide number of roles including as CEO, Service Lead, Agile Coach, Trainer, Scrum Master and Product Owner.

I am the Agile National Service Owner at Assurity NZ – helping businesses and teams introducing Agile. I provide support through Agile/Scrum transformations with Agile/Scrum coaching and training services. My speciality is large scale Agile implementations in large enterprises. I am very passionate about Agile and helping both businesses and teams get the most out of Agile processes.

I especially enjoy making happier teams, happier workplaces, and more productive environments, and helping teams and individuals reach their potential.

I believe Agile culture is the driving force behind successful Agile implementations. I think we have to live the Agile values that we espouse as coaches, and practice Agile values in all aspects of my life. I know that supporting people is key to producing better outcomes for businesses. I also believe in taking a lean approach to business management and making sure we can deliver more value sooner.

I’ve passionate about communities and I’m active in both New Zealand and China. In Shanghai I’ve set up a popular Agile/Lean Startup User Group which helps all members of the local Agile/Lean Startup community to increase their skills and develop their networks. In my spare time I also run the Shanghai Photography Meetup group.

I’m a Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) + CSM and CSPO, and a Professional Scrum Master (PSM) with a passion for helping projects succeed and delivering higher quality software sooner.

If you’d like to know more about me, or you’d like to learn more about Agile, feel free to get in touch – I’m always happy to share and learn, and I’d love to connect.

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, Ian McFarland joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss his agile journey.  Some topics include:

  • Agile in Startups/Silicon Valley
  • Agile in a regulated environment
  • Agile in the Government
  • Agile at Scale
  • What is next for Agile

ian

Bio:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-mcfarland-53912

Ian McFarland is an entrepreneur and technologist. He’s the Founder and Chairman of Neo, a leading global product innovation company.

He has a long track record of identifying trends early: He started working on worldwide distributed Hypertext systems in 1989 with Ted Nelson at Autodesk, about the same time Tim Berners-Lee started working on the World Wide Web. At Wired Magazine in 1994 he was on the launch team of HotWired, the first significant commercial Web application. There he worked with Brian Behlendorf on patches to NCSA HTTP, what would eventually become Apache, the basis of the Apache Software Foundation. In 1995 he met James Gosling at a demo of the new programming language Java, and subsequently built the first client server application ever written in Java, a technology demo for Sun’s announcement of the language at SunWorld. In 2004 he joined Friendster as employee number 3 and Chief Architect, the company that created the phenomenon we know today as Social Networking. In 2005 he joined Pivotal Labs, and as VP of Technology helped to build one of the most trusted brands in agile development consulting, and the first major consultancy to embrace Ruby on Rails. In 2009 he was part of the summit of design and technology leaders like Alan Cooper and Ward Cunningham that developed the integration of agile principals into design that would come to be known as Lean UX. In 2011, he left Pivotal Labs to join Digital Garage, a publicly traded Japanese company founded by Joi Ito, Director of the Media Lab at MIT, as Group CTO, and with the help of Eric Ries, author of the Lean Startup movement, to start building the consultancy he launched in 2012, Neo Innovation, Inc., of which he is Founder and Chairman.

He’s helped to advise the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and 18F, and has been a mentor and speaker at various accelerator programs, including 500 Startups, Tech Stars; Haxlr8r and Highway1 (Hardware accelerators, in Shenzhen, China, and San Francisco, respectively); and IndieBio (Sythetic Biology accelerator in San Francisco).

He is an author and frequent speaker on Entrepreneurship, Lean, Agile, UX and Cloud.

 

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Joel Semeniuk joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss his agile journey.  Some topics include:

  • Agile at Scale
  • Agile Transformations & The Agile Organization
  • Startup ecosystems
  • What is next for Agile
  • What the heck a Chief Innovation Officer does

joels

Bio:

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/joelsemeniuk

Joel Semeniuk is a founder and Chief Innovation Officer/Incubation Director at Imaginet Resources Corp., a Canadian based Microsoft Gold Partner and the #1 Small to Medium Sized Employer in Canada. Joel also served as the Executive Vice President of Innovation and Agile Project Management at Telerik. Joel has a degree in Computer Science and is also a Corporate Microsoft Regional Director (of only 13 word wide) and Previously a Microsoft Most Valued Professional in the area of Application Lifecycle Management and previously Software Architecture.

With over 20 years of experience, Joel specializes in bridging technology to business needs by applying “outside the box thinking” and passion to everything he touches across an extremely broad set of industries. Joel is globally recognized for his knowledge of Application Lifecycle Management as well as team and organizational change. Joel regularly speaks at conferences around the world on a wide range of ALM, Agile, Lean and Customer Development topics. Joel is a zealous Lean thinker, and works to apply Lean Thinking strategies to the delivery of customer value and business development.

Over the past 10 years, Joel has dedicated himself to the establishment of his unique approach to innovation and business development, drawing from Customer Development, Lean Thinking and Growth Hacking practices. Considered by his peers as an “idea hamster”, he now works exclusively in emerging and new business development/consolidation at Imaginet. Joel worked as a mentor at AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s most successful Startup Accelerator and Mach5 in Silicon Valley. Joel a serial entrepreneur helping to establish a number of startups.

Joel is well published, coauthoring four books and hundreds of articles over the past 20 years. Joel is also regularly engaged by industry press for quotes and insight.

 

 

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Bill Joiner joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss his experiences leading organizational change for the past 35 years. Some topics include:

Bill Joiner

Bio:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-joiner-8a1b1b

Co-author of the award-winning book, Leadership Agility – and numerous articles on the same topic.

35 years experience completing successful organizational change, senior team development, leadership development, and executive coaching projects for companies in a wide variety of industries. Many high-profile clients, including companies of all sizes.

Other specialties: Keynotes on Leadership Agility, consulting on leadership development strategy, leadership workshops, Pivotal Conversations training for executives, facilitated executive retreats.

For more information about services and a client list, visit www.changewise.biz

Co-designed the Leadership Agility 360 with Cambria Consulting, well-established talent development firm. Regular coach certification workshops are provided by ChangeWise. See website.

MBA. Doctorate in Organization Development from Harvard.

 

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Tanya Maslach joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss her experiences building products at a super fast paced Silicon Valley startup. Some topics include:

  • Software development best practices
  • Using Agile in Startups
  • Women in Tech

tanyam

Bio:

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

Experienced product leader with expertise in consumer digital products and experiences.
Has a bias for doing what’s necessary, when it’s necessary, with humor, humility and hustle; deep-diver for meaning in and all kinds of data.

Disciplined systems and outcomes thinker. Searches for insights that make the invisible, visible. Builds teams that collaborate effectively to ensure high levels of execution and team energy.

Former founder/chief product officer (digital health and fitness); trained biologist and researcher, University educator, and industrial/organization psychologist.

Speaker or panelist:
Conscious Capitalism, Bay area: Women in Tech
Beyond20 (DevOps/ITSM): Keynote, New ways to lead your technical team
Coinbase (fireside chat) : Building and leading diverse teams
Triathlon America (panelist): Marketing to women
ATHENA San Diego (Fireside chat with CEO): Being a female entrepreneur in tech
espnW Summit (panelist): Building engaged communities online
American Society of Chemical Engineers (panelist)
Project Management Int’l, San Diego Chapter (keynote): Leading with EQ

Volunteer:
Peninsula College Fund (Mentor): 2016-2020 to young female scholar.
TEDxSanFrancisco: Social Media/Web team lead.

Published or featured in:

Wall Street Journal (career section)
Womens Running (Feature)
Competitor Group (triathlete.com)
Chief Learning Officer (published)
Forbes.com (mentioned in 10 Entrepreneurs to Watch in San Diego)
espnW (published).

Professional interests: digital health, personalized medicine, reputation capital, leadership, IoT, marketplaces, interactive design

Fun stuff: Competitive triathlete, cyclist, collegiate swimmer, voracious reader and avid noodler.

 

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Steve Smith joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss his thoughts on his experiences as a consultant and entrepreneur and his experiences with Agile over the past decade and a half . Some topics include:

  • Software development best practices
  • Scaling Agile
  • Using Agile with remote teams
  • Agile lessons learned from being in the Military

stevesmith

Bio:

 

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

Experienced software developer, architect, speaker, trainer, author, and entrepreneur.

Developing web-based software using primarily Microsoft technologies since 1997. Operated ASPAlliance.com, one of the largest independent ASP/ASP.NET sites, from 1998-2012. Founded and later sold Lake Quincy Media, the largest Microsoft developer online advertising network. Founded and later sold NimblePros, an agile consulting studio well-known for expertise as well as their Software Craftsmanship wall calendars.

Author of several books on ASP.NET and Programming, most recently a contributor to 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. Author of several software development training courses for Pluralsight, including Principles of Object Oriented Design and many of their Design Patterns courses.

Microsoft Regional Director (Heartland District – Ohio), Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider. Professional conference speaker since 2001.

Army Combat Engineer Officer and veteran – spent most of 2004 in Iraq leading a platoon of engineers. Honorably discharged as a Captain in 2005.

BS in Computer Science Engineering in 1997. MBA in 2002.

Specialties: .NET Programming, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Internet Marketing and Advertising, IT Training and Consulting, Online Community Building.