Agile Coffee podcast, episode 54

On the eve of #SGCAL, Vic (@AgileCoffee) is joined by Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer), Dale Ellis (@thedigitaldale), Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead), Colleen Kirtland (@AgileBohemian) and first-time guest John Eisenschmidt (@jeisensc) for an outdoor session in sunny Southern California. Now part of the Agile Podcast Network! Final rundown of events at Scrum Gathering in San Diego: Festivities kick off Sunday

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 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

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 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

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 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 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 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