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Posts by Victor, an experienced scrum master and coach who dedicates himself to continuous learning.

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Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 40

Vic is joined by Zach Bonaker (@ZachBonaker) and Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) at the Cape Rey in Carlsbad for a lively morning of Agile and Coffee. In this episode, our Agile heroes discuss: Eight-minute talks Why companies lose Scrum focus Power of Metaphor What have you been reading lately? Here's the long list of books that Larry started and Zach and I added to: The

Pre-conceptions of Scrum Coaching Retreats

Are you new to Scrum Coaching Retreats? Wondering what exactly you’re signing up for? I was in that position last year, and I’d like to share my observations. It is not a conference, as there are no sessions or speakers. It is Agile Coaches working in Scrum teams, diving deep into topics that they are

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 39

Hi, Hello and Happy 2016! Back from our hiatus, Vic is once again joined by Jon Jorgensen (@WaterScrumBan), Zach Bonaker (@ZachBonaker) and Garrett Borunda (LinkedIn) at the Cape Rey in Carlsbad for a lively morning of Agile and Coffee. In this episode, our Agile heroes discuss: What to do at the first bump in the road Which practices would you eliminate? Thinking

Agile Coffee podcast – Nov 2015 interstitial

The podcast is taking a short hiatus and will resume with episode 39 by the end of 2015. In the meantime, listeners are encouraged to check out the new decks of Agile Coffee Conversation Starter cards (volumes 1 - 3) online at agilecoachingcards.com Happy holidays, and we'll talk soon

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 38

Recorded live from the Agile Open SoCal (Irvine, California), Victor (@AgileCoffee) is joined by three new guests: Aaron Griffith (@Aaron_Griffith), Colleen Kirtland (@CSKirtland) and Brock Nunn (@BANunn). In addition to general comments about the Open Space event, we also discuss: Mob Programming and the Anti-Sprint Invasion Were you surprised at the Agile Open? The Importance of Culture

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 37

A very special guest introduces episode 37, and you can see her on video at Kickstarter. On this episode Vic is joined by Curtis Gilbert, Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) & Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer) to discuss topics from volume II of the Agile Coffee Conversation Starters. We dove into: Personal Kanban in Daily Life Thomas Leonard's The Nine Environments of You Trello (online

Agile Coffee podcast, episode 36

On July 25th, another successful 5Saturdays program wrapped up at Estancia HS in Costa Mesa, CA, and twelve students shared their takeaways with me on the podcast. These high-school-aged participants talked about the lessons learned over their five weekend sessions, focusing on job readiness and effective communications. Topics discussed include: applications of creative thinking tools for critical thinking facets of

Inside Out and the Check In core protocol

I'm checking in, Inside Out style: a bit more detailed than a standard protocol check in, but shorter than the movie. I'm GLAD to use the Core Protocols - most particularly, the Check In . I've had the privilege to have met Jim McCarthy - what an amazing and passionate human being.  I'm honored to belong

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 35

It's a CROSSOVER! Mork was on Happy Days. Binky and Bongo were on the Simpsons. And now... Victor is joined by Jon Jorgensen (@waterScrumBan) and Ryan Ripley (@RyanRipley) of the excellent Agile for Humans podcast for a double-sized, ultra packed episode of Agile Coffee for Humans. In this episode, our Agile heroes discuss: The HR Side of Agile -

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 34

Victor is joined by Dale Ellis (@theDigitalDale) and Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) on a beautiful SoCal morning for Agile and Coffee. In this episode, our Agile heroes discuss: Limits to transperency Project reporting (is the Burndown enough?) Mandated documentation in Agile Project definition phase Getting teams to behave like teams Engaging the non-participative team member Reach out to Vic (@AgileCoffee) on Twitter and use the hashtag #tellAgileCoffee to interact with