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

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)

My TakeAways from #TBR with Sharon Bowman

In the days leading up to the Global Scrum Gathering (Orlando, FL), the Braintrust Consulting Group organized a two-day Training from the BACK of the Room (TBR) workshop just up the road from the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. It was a fast-paced, high-energy two days with Sharon Bowman and 32 attendees, set in a

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 44

Recorded at the Scrum Coaching Retreat in San Diego, Vic (@AgileCoffee) sits down with Daniel Gullo (@danielgullo) of Scrum Alliance's global steering committee for retreats, Stuart Young (@Stuartliveart) of Radtac, and participants Leon Sabarsky (@LeonSabarsky), Michael Bode (@ContactBode), Andrew Webster (@AndrewMWebster), Dr. Sam Swapn (@swapnassinha), and Bella Musial (@bellabianca). Here's a video of Stuart at

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 43

[caption id=attachment_3314 align=alignleft width=300] Vic with Bernie Maloney and Kim Brainard[/caption] Recorded at the Scrum Coaching Retreat in San Diego with Vic (@AgileCoffee) and guests Bernie Maloney (@berniemaloney) and Kim Brainard (@agilebrain1). Dr.Dave joins near the end. Bernie and Kim talk about their experiences with their team (Transformers!). For two+ days at the retreat, Bernie acted

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

Keeping busy between jobs

Being out of work is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, having long stretches of time to focus thoughts and efforts on pet projects and learning is amazing. With clear vision and consistent effort, one can make tremendous progress in achieving high-value goals. On the other hand, you're still out of a

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