In this episode of AgileNEXT, Al Shalloway,  an Agile and Lean Coach,  joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss:

  • Scaling Agile
  • SAFe
  • Scrum and the role of Agile Brands
  • Object Oriented design
  • Community

Bio:

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

From Al:

As founder of Net Objectives, I am committed to leading the industry in learning how organizations can transition to Enterprise Agility with Lean-Agile methods. I have co-authored the following books: Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility, Essential Skills for the Agile Developer: A Guide to Better Programming and Design, The Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams, and Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design.

Formerly, I was one of a only couple dozen SPC Trainers outside of SAI.
Although I co-founded Lean-Kanban University, I am no longer affiliated with it.

Specialties: Consulting, training and coaching in Lean Software, SAFe, Kanban, Agile, Scrum, Design Patterns, Object-Oriented Analysis and Design

In this episode of AgileNEXT, James Gifford,  an Agile and Lean Coach,  joins Daniel and Stephen live at the Scrum Gathering to discuss:

  • Agile Uprising
  • Heart of Agile
  • Agile Tools
  • Community

Bio:

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

 

Pragmatic Agile Coach that enjoys experimenting to get the best results. A believer that there is no silver bullet to Agility. Passionate about creating better working environments knowledge workers.

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Zuzi Sochova, Agile & Scrum coach and latest addition to the Scrum Alliance Board of Directors,  joins Daniel and Stephen live at the Scrum Gathering to discuss:

  • Scrum Master as Agile Coach
  • Kaizen in Scrum
  • Agile Brands and Scaling
  • Community Involvement

Bio:

https://cz.linkedin.com/in/zuzka

From Zuzi:

Certified Scrum Trainer, CST with ScrumAlliance.

I work as Agile coach, consultant and trainer for both large and small organizations. I’m regular speaker at Agile international conferences. I’m also a founder of the Agile Association (Agilni Asociace, agilniasociace.cz) Czech Republic, organizing the Agile Czech community and annual Agile Prague Conference (agileprague.com).

Started with Agile and Scrum back in 2005, where I was involved in implementing the Agile methods at Medtronic, USA. From that time, I was responsible for Agile transformation and implementation of Agile and Scrum to many companies and teams.

Over 15 years of commercial experiences in IT, beginning as a software designer/engineer and moving up into project management, program management, and into executive management at a company provides SW services for international customers (USA, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, …) that operating in mission critical and life critical sectors – i.e. air traffic control management systems, extensive healthcare applications, and public safety systems.

Specialties:
Team coaching on processes and communication strategy
Virtual teams and outsourcing experiences
Distributed teams
Transformation of big corporations, LeSS Scaling Scrum Framework
Coaching, Facilitation
Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean processes – check my blog at http://soch.cz/blog

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Dave Prior, CST at LeadingAgile,  joins Daniel and Stephen and talks to us about many awesome topics including:

  • Transitioning from PMI / Traditional PM to Agile
  • How playing in a band is agile
  • Mindfulness practices, social engineering; i.e. meditation, etc.
  • Training Style and Comedic timing
  • Scrum for Girlscouts… 🙂
    • Agile outside of IT
  • Agile Brands and Scaling

Bio:

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

Dave Prior is an Agile Consultant for LeadingAgile. He provides training and consulting for individuals, teams and organizations who are transitioning to Agile. Dave has over 20 years of experience managing IT and Technology projects, programs and portfolios and has been working with Agile methodologies since 1999. Because of his experience working with traditional project management and the challenges he faced in transitioning to Agile, Dave’s work is focused on establishing a better bridge between Agile and the traditional project management worlds. In 2008, during his time as Chair of PMI’s IT & Telecom SIG, Dave began working with the Scrum Alliance to establish programming designed to enable traditional project managers become more aware of and educated about Scrum and Agile. He also participated in the founding of the Malaysian Scrum Chapter in 2010.

Dave is an active volunteer for the Scrum Alliance and he also writes and creates podcasts for Projects at Work and Project Management.com.

In addition to his work leading technology programs and projects, Dave also has extensive experience training Information Technology leaders and coaching organizations in managing projects using both an Agile and a traditional approach. His work as an educator and speaker has provided him with the opportunity to lecture and teach classes in the U.S., Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Central America.

Dave is a CST, a PMP and an ACP. He received his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. He lives and works in Oklahoma.

In this episode of AgileNEXT, Dean Leffingwell, joins Daniel and Stephen and talks to us about Scaling Agile and the SAFe methodology he founded.  Some topics include:

  • Lean, Kanban, Scrum, FLOW, and the move toward unbranded Agility
  • The origins of and evolution of SAFe
  • Startups
  • Indiana Jones ride at Disney
  • AgileNEXT

Bio:

deanl

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

Dean Leffingwell, a forty-year software industry veteran, has spent his career helping software teams achieve their goals. A renowned methodologist, author, multi-entrepreneur, consultant and executive, he has founded multiple software companies, including Scaled Agile, Inc, and Requisite, Inc., makers of RequisitePro, which was purchased by Rational Software (now IBM). He served as Vice President of Rational Software (now IBM) from 1997-2001. Later, as an independent consultant and advisor to Rally Software, he helped numerous distributed, multinational corporations implement Agile methods at scale.

He is the author of Leading SAFe Live Lessons (2014), Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise (2011), Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises (2007) and first and second editions of Managing Software Requirements (1997 and 2001), all from Addison-Wesley.

He is the creator of the Scaled Agile Framework, a public-facing knowledge base of proven best practices that bring the benefits of software agility to the largest software enterprises. He currently serves as both Chief Methodologist and CEO at Scaled Agile, Inc., which he cofounded in 2011.

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.