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 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 33

Lean Coffee recorded in Seattle, June 24, 2015 Vic (@AgileCoffee) attended the Scrum Alliance's fourth Scrum Coaching Retreat in the USA. It was three days of examination of what it means to be a coach in a scrum environment and how we can improve our coaching methods worldwide. In the first two days, participants had the

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 32

Scrum Day San Diego 2015 Victor (@AgileCoffee) participated in Scrum Day San Diego and interviewed a number of participants, including the winners of the Agile San Diego usergroup's annual Agile Awards. Congratulations to Joe Dailey (winner of the Agilist of the Year, 2014) and to ID Analytics (recipient of the 2014 Agile San Diego Team

The Pair-Coaching Domino Game

Back in March I led a pair coaching workshop at Scrum Day Orange County 2015.  My goal with the session was to examine a few pair-coaching roles, share a list of competency areas for Scrum Masters, and use dominoes to demonstrate viable situations where pairing will help the coach, her team, or the larger organization. (You may

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 27

To share an abundance of topics, Victor is joined by Dale Ellis (@theDigitalDale), Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead), Jon Jorgensen (@waterScrumBan) and Dr. Dave Cornelius (@DrCorneliusInfo) in the Irvine studio for a lively morning of Agile and Coffee. In this episode, our Agile heroes discuss: A brief report on last month's ACCUS West Applying Agile to students Hang the DJ Can Agile practices change us

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