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)

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 37

A very special guest introduces episode 37, and you can see her on video at Kickstarter. On this episode Vic is joined by Curtis Gilbert, Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) & Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer) to discuss topics from volume II of the Agile Coffee Conversation Starters. We dove into: Personal Kanban in Daily Life Thomas Leonard's The Nine Environments of You Trello (online

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

What is a ScrumMaster?

In addition to our regular podcasts, I host a couple lean coffee meetups every month where we get people dropping in who are less experienced yet very curious about Agile methodologies and lean principles. One common theme at these in-person sessions centers around the role of a ScrumMaster, and it's a topic that engages

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

Lean Coffee in the workplace

Recently I was asked about using Lean Coffee (LC) in the workplace, something I've been doing for the past few years. While I'm a strong advocate for LC's workplace applications, I'd like to start with my view of the broader picture. (I've written about my experiences with LC before, but this post has more experiences to back

Agile Coffee podcast, episode 16

Vic is joined by returning guest Dale Ellis (@theDigitalDale) and newcomer Alberto Hernandez for a fresh brew of Agile topics: Death March Scrum and Kanban - Dale bases this question on Edward Yourdon's Death March How can ERP implementations be sped up using Agile methodologies? - Alberto has much experience with ERP rollouts but wants to know

Agile Coffee Podcast – episode 11

Vic (recently iced) is joined by Jon Jorgensen (@waterScrumBan) and Brett Palmer (@Brett_Palmer) for another morning of Agile and Coffee. In this episode, our Agile heroes discuss the following topics: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Jon and Vic both participated. Vic's video is here. pre-review of Jeff Sutherland's new book Scrum: the Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half

Agile Coffee Podcast – episode 5

Live from Paradise Perks, Dr. Dave Cornelius (@DrCorneliusInfo) and Arielle Caron join Jon and Vic use the lean coffee format to discuss the following topics: 1. XScale 2. Kill Agile 3. koans, problem solving and goose in a bottle 4. brainstorming / inceptions ... worthwhile? 5. Creative Inc's model of brainstorming 6. Greenhousing and Jesse's Lasso Reach out to Jon (@waterScrumBan) and

Agile Coffee Podcast – episode 4

Live from Paradise Perks, Jon and Vic use the lean coffee format to discuss the following topics: Agile Games and Gamification Scrum as a gamification platform techniques used by people like Bryan Beecham (@BillyGarnet) at Iceberg Ideas Agile in Japan referenced The New New Product Development Game by Takeuchi and Nonaka, 1986 Training, Taboos and Readiness Jon's favorite book: Training from the