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

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We record one meetup each week and post the audio on iTunes and Stitcher. Think of it as coffee to go.

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Agile Coffee podcast, episode 53

Now part of the Agile Podcast Network! Recorded after attending ACI's Agile Coach Bootcamp, Vic (@AgileCoffee) was joined by Emilia Breton-Lake (@emibreton) and Barry Kardon (@BalancingAgile) to discuss the key take-aways from the five-day immersive learning experience. Updates from the Co-Chair (Vic) of the Global Scrum Gathering in San Diego (April 10 - 12, 2017): Jeff Sutherland is the opening keynote and

Agile Coffee podcast, episode 52

Now part of the Agile Podcast Network! Recorded at the Scrum Alliance's Scrum Gathering in Munich, Germany. Vic (@AgileCoffee) was joined by Stuart Fish (@fishstua), Anderson Hummel (@anderson_hummel) and fellow #SGCAL co-chair Kim Brainard (@agilebrain1) to discuss some highlights of the gathering. Links, resources and photos coming soon, we

Need a New Year’s fix? Try my Top 10 Tips for Trainers

Are you a trainer with a passion for continuous improvement? Do you believe that lifelong learning is a key to satisfaction and success? As for me, I do a moderate amount of training each year, and one of the things I love about training is that learning goes two ways. Each time I finish

Turning the page to 2017

It's that time again, when we put high expectations and great hopes on display, usually a step or two above the accomplishments (good or bad) of the previous year. Like many humans, I catch myself in a pensive spirit in late December, and this session is no different from times past... except I'm a

Agile Coffee podcast, episode 51

Get to know the co-chairs for next April's Scrum Gathering in San Diego. This episode features Vic (@AgileCoffee) speaking agin with Kim Brainard (@agilebrain1). In July, the Scrum Alliance selected Kim and Vic to serve as co-chairs for next April's Global Scrum Gathering in San Diego. For more info on the gathering, visit

Agile Coffee podcast, episode 50

Fifty is the new Thirty! Or should all episodes strive to be as great as Fifty? Either way, it's a CELEBRATION! Vic (@AgileCoffee) is joined by Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer), Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) and first-time guest L. Mark Higgins (@LMHiggins1). Today our heroes discuss the following topics: Who sets the agenda for the retrospective? Middle Managers and the Agile Transformation

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 49

Say, have you gone to iTunes or Stitcher to give us a review? It takes so little time and would sure help us a lot. Thanks! A 100% Skype-based episode! Vic is joined by Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer), Zach Bonaker (@ZachBonaker) and first-time guest Alan Dayley (@DayleyAgile). Today our heroes discuss the following topics: Is Quality Assurance an inhibitor to

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 48

In memory of Jean Tabaka. Recorded at the Scrum Alliance's Global Scrum Gathering in Orlando, FL, this episode features nine voices. Vic (@AgileCoffee) was joined by eight fellow participants (all working with Agile/Scrum teams) to discuss some highlights of the gathering. Guests list: Stuart Young (@Stuartliveart) Laura Powers (@poweredbyteams) Kim Brainard (@agilebrain1) Stuart Fish (@fishstua) Jamie Crews (@jamie_crews)

Sign up now for Coaching Beyond the Team

Here in the USA, the summer travel season is heating up. Before you head off to exotic destinations, I want to let you know about a special opportunity right here in our area.  Esther Derby and Don Gray are offering their outstanding workshop, Coaching Beyond the Team, in Costa Mesa, Sept 13 & 14.  I

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 47

Recorded at the Scrum Alliance's Global Scrum Gathering in Orlando, FL, this episode features nine voices. Vic (@AgileCoffee) was joined by fellow participants (all working with Agile/Scrum teams) to discuss some highlights of the gathering (and CSP Fast Pass). Guests list: Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer) Aaron Kopel (@aakopel) Jason Tanner (@JasonBTanner) Leon Sabarsky (@LeonSabarsky) Anderson Hummel (@anderson_hummel) Things we'd