Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 26 at Agile Open Northwest

This episode is composed of two separate sessions. The first part was recorded on location at the 9th Annual Agile Open Northwest (Portland, OR) with Ben Sherwood, Michael Wolf, Alicia Lanier and Ian Savage.  For the second part, I returned to the home studio and was joined by Dale Ellis, Jon Jorgensen, Brett Palmer and

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 24

Vic is joined by Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer), Jon Jorgensen (@waterscrumban) and Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) for a lively morning of Agile and coffee. Today our heroes discuss the following topics: Agile Budgeting - Larry lent his copy of Agile Estimating and Planning to his CEO. Will he get it back? The power of Standing for Agile - getting the team to arise Mike Lavery (@baconPhilosophy) asks

Kafka, Agile Coach

At the latest lean coffee, we had two cards with a similar question: how do you neutralize the bad apples / stop the eye-rolling? Later that night I remembered something I thought might apply, so below I try to craft it into a parable. (This post offers a huge tip of the hat to Robert

Roadmapping with Coffee and Hats

Does your IT organization make a practice of yearly roadmapping? Mine does. The current shop, the previous one, the one before that, and on and on. Just about every technology department I've been a part of does some form of yearly roadmapping exercise. The one characteristic that they all share? They're drudgery. The process of