The Agile Coffee podcast – episode 64

Vic (@AgileCoffee) and Larry (@LarryLawhead) had a nice chat... in front of cameras and lights. (We're on YouTube!!) We talked about: TBR for the ScrumMasterTop 10 Assumptions About Agile21st Century ManagementWhat does Bringing Humanity to the Workplace mean to you? Books and resources mentioned in this episode: Top 10 Assumptions About Agile - post by Scott

Agile Coffee Podcast – episode 63 – the KANBAN episode

Vic (@AgileCoffee) and Larry (@LarryLawhead) were joined by Van Wray (on LinkedIn) to talk about kanban systems, how kanban differs from Scrum, and the one-day TKP class. Books and resources mentioned in this episode: Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life by Tonianne DeMaria Barry and Jim BensonMaking Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 59

Recorded in April 2018, Vic (@AgileCoffee) was joined by his good friend and fellow #SGCAL co-chair Kim Brainard (@agilebrain1) to catch up since last year's global Scrum gathering. Upcoming events: Training from the BACK of the Room! – August 4 & 5, 2018 – San Diego, CA – more info Agile2018 – August 6 -

Agile Coffee Podcast, episode 58

Ahh, the joys of Agile Opens. Meeting and mingling with fellow practitioners while learning new ideas and sharing experiences. For this episode, Vic (@AgileCoffee) traveled to Seattle for the Agile Open Northwest before bopping down to San Diego to visit Agile Open San Diego. Both multi-day events were held in February. In Seattle, Vic was joined

Need a New Year’s fix? Try my Top 10 Tips for Trainers

Are you a trainer with a passion for continuous improvement? Do you believe that lifelong learning is a key to satisfaction and success? As for me, I do a moderate amount of training each year, and one of the things I love about training is that learning goes two ways. Each time I finish

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 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 47

Recorded at the Scrum Alliance's Global Scrum Gathering in Orlando, FL, this episode features nine voices. Vic (@AgileCoffee) was joined by fellow participants (all working with Agile/Scrum teams) to discuss some highlights of the gathering (and CSP Fast Pass). Guests list: Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer) Aaron Kopel (@aakopel) Jason Tanner (@JasonBTanner) Leon Sabarsky (@LeonSabarsky) Anderson Hummel (@anderson_hummel) Things we'd

Using Dominoes for Scenario Play

If you're looking for a way to randomize a group and match them with scenarios for role play, I suggest trying dominoes. I've recently been speaking on the topic of pair-coaching, and in developing my workshop, I've been tinkering with using double-nine wooden dominoes. The face of a domino tile is divided into two ends,

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