ACP003 – Minimally Viable Agile

Vic (@AgileCoffee) and Jon use the lean coffee format to discuss the following topics: Minimally Viable Agile Transparency between POs, SMs and teams Non-IT Agile Safe environments and the Soup Plus we take a look ahead to the following agile/lean events both in California and across the USA: Scrum Day San Diego - June 13 Interact with local executives, ask why they went with

ACP002 – what motivates people?

In this second episode of Agile Coffee podcast, Vic (@AgileCoffee) is joined by Jon and they use the lean coffee format to discuss the following topics: what motivates people making a difference body of work coddling teams are we overly idealistic? 50 new Agile coaches hired We mention the following books: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H Pink The Five

20 Questions

Agilists are everywhere. We come in all stripes. Combine these two observations and you realize that at any time the opportunity can present itself to broaden your perspective on Agile practices.  When we meet other practitioners, it's routine to ask a few basic questions; but if we take a disciplined approach to our inquiry, the encounter becomes

presenting “Agile for Start-ups: SG’s History with Agile”

In November I presented at SoCal Code Camp (USC) on the topic of my company's history with Agile (from start-up to 200+ employees and 160B emails). It was my first time to present this topic, and it was tailored for an audience without much Agile experience. (For those interested, here's a link to the slides: http://www.slideshare.net/VictorBonacci/agile-for-startups-sendgrids-history-with-agile-2013-bonacci# (If you're

LeanCoffee in Ohio

Just got back from a relatively relaxing Thanksgiving pilgrimage to Ohio for family and football. While there I hopped over to Starbucks to host a LeanCoffee in Ohio (I'd posted it on Meetup a few weeks prior). As I'd expected, attendance was nil. Not sure if that speaks more to the fact it was a holiday

Scaling Me, Scaling You

I just scheduled our next meetup and threw these two questions out: How many teams is too many for one roving scrummaster? How many members before a team is too large? What's great is that the group can discuss / debate the question. Despite being in Scrum environments for over six years, I don't have THE answer,

Now with more Meetups

Introducing the newest meetup: Agile Coffee - OC. I've been meaning to start this group since Stuart & I went up to San Fran for the SF Agile conference last May. There we met Jim Benson (Personal Kanban) and were introduced to Lean Coffee as a forum for discussing Lean, Kanban, Agile, limiting WIP, visualizing workflow, and