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My TakeAways from #TBR with Sharon Bowman

In the days leading up to the Global Scrum Gathering (Orlando, FL), the Braintrust Consulting Group organized a two-day Training from the BACK of the Room (TBR) workshop just up the road from the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. It was a fast-paced, high-energy two days with Sharon Bowman and 32 attendees, set in a

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 46

Recorded at Sharon Bowman's two-day Training from the Back of the Room (TBR) workshop in Orlando, FL, this episode features nine voices. Vic (@AgileCoffee) was joined by fellow participants (all working with Agile/Scrum teams) to discuss how TBR aligns with the training and coaching we do in our workplaces, communities and families. Guests list: Abid

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 45

It's an onsite company visit! Vic sits down with four employees representing Dev, QA & PMO at the Data Protection Unit of EMC Corp in Irvine, CA, to discuss how the transformation to Agile has changed things up. Also on hand is Scott Dunn (@sdunnRocket9), facilitating the transformation activities and coaching at many levels

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 44

Recorded at the Scrum Coaching Retreat in San Diego, Vic (@AgileCoffee) sits down with Daniel Gullo (@danielgullo) of Scrum Alliance's global steering committee for retreats, Stuart Young (@Stuartliveart) of Radtac, and participants Leon Sabarsky (@LeonSabarsky), Michael Bode (@ContactBode), Andrew Webster (@AndrewMWebster), Dr. Sam Swapn (@swapnassinha), and Bella Musial (@bellabianca). Here's a video of Stuart at

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 43

[caption id=attachment_3314 align=alignleft width=300] Vic with Bernie Maloney and Kim Brainard[/caption] Recorded at the Scrum Coaching Retreat in San Diego with Vic (@AgileCoffee) and guests Bernie Maloney (@berniemaloney) and Kim Brainard (@agilebrain1). Dr.Dave joins near the end. Bernie and Kim talk about their experiences with their team (Transformers!). For two+ days at the retreat, Bernie acted

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 42

Vic (@AgileCoffee) is joined by Colleen Kirtland (@CSKirtland), Brett Palmer (@Brett_Palmer) and Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) outside a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in Irvine. In this episode, our Agile heroes discuss: What is the Meaning of Life? Agile Community Yoga & Leadership Sensitivity is not weakness or vulnerability. It is clarity of perception and allows judicious, precise action. - B. K.

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 41

... and the Oscar for best podcast goes to... 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: Fallacy of Training Shortcuts: no shu-ha-ri Irony of Agile and Technology Why

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