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

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 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 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, 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

Kickstarter launched for Lean Coffee card decks

I've been talking up my Lean Coffee Conversation Starters since the early part of this year, mostly in face-to-face discussions. The decks I have been envisioning would each contain the best and most popular topics from my over three years of hosting local meetups, as well as a number of sessions up and down

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 30

Theme: Agile Community Events Dr. Dave (@DrCorneliusInfo) joins Vic (@AgileCoffee) for a beautiful morning on Huntington Beach discussing all manner of Agile community events: Agile Opens (and other open space uses), coaching retreats and camps, lean coffees, hackathons. Dave talks about the 5Saturdays model, and we tell how to find, get involved and host these

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 29

Announcing the brand new Podcast Topic Index. Search and sort to find any topic discussed on our podcasts. Victor is once again joined by Dale Ellis (@theDigitalDale), Jason Kerney (@JasonKerney), 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: Dale reports

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 28

Victor is joined by Dale Ellis (@theDigitalDale), Jason Kerney (@JasonKerney), 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: Agile tools to give Voice to a Teams Agile is a cancer Erik Meijer's presentation The Hacker Way - a Rational Alternative for Agile (explicit