Agile Coaching Network

Agile Coaching Network

Do you need help with your Agile adoption? Or would you like to share what worked or didn’t as you were doing an adoption in your own company? If so, we invite you to participate in the Agile Coaching Network. The ACN is recorded monthly at our live event. If you want to join that event, please visit acnpodcast.org. Help support the show by becoming an ACN member today!

Episodes

April 12, 2024 44 mins

In this episode, we explore interesting trends in the industry, leading us to delve deeper into whether companies are backing away from Agile.

Join Shawna Cullinan, Jörg PietruszkaDiana LarsenSheila Eckert, Sheila McGrath, Hendrik Esser, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore this topic.  For details on the next live event or how to support our show, please visit  acnpodcast.org.

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In this episode, we will be addressing the challenges that arise when requirements change unexpectedly or when flexibility is needed in our teams, companies, products, or customers. This may involve tackling problems related to our processes, planning, technical debt, legacy systems, as well as contracts with both internal and external parties.

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In this episode, we will be discussing the essential leadership traits that are required to build a customer-centric organization. We will analyze the characteristics of expert, achiever, and catalyst leaders, emphasizing the effectiveness of inclusive leadership. Additionally, we will explore how people can deal with bad leadership and how they can develop and grow their own leadership style. We welcome you to join us as we delve ...

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November 24, 2023 49 mins

In this episode, we discuss Jon Kern’s, coauthor of the Agile Manfesto, LinkedIn post calling for a return to Agile basics and reimagining it for the future.

Join Shawna Cullinan, Jörg PietruszkaDiana LarsenSheila Eckert, Sheila McGrath, Hendrik Esser, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore topics related to Agile.  For details on the next live event, please visit  acnpodcast.org.
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October 24, 2023 52 mins

In this episode, we will discuss the key components of influence and techniques for enhancing it to improve your work as a coach.

Join Shawna Cullinan, Jörg PietruszkaDiana LarsenSheila Eckert, Sheila McGrath, Hendrik Esser, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore topics related to Agile.  For details on the next live event, please visit  acnpodcast.org.

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September 22, 2023 46 mins

In this episode, we'll explore methods to improve organizational responsiveness by aligning strategic and tactical delivery and creating a system that fosters strategic agility. We'll also delve into the complexities of establishing a stronger and more comprehensive business system, discussing the challenges and effective techniques involved.

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August 25, 2023 48 mins

In this episode, we discuss techniques for starting a new coaching engagement with a team and getting them headed in the right direction.

Join Shawna Cullinan, Jörg PietruszkaDiana LarsenSheila Eckert, Sheila McGrath, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore topics related to Agile.  For details on the next live event, please visit  acnpodcast.org.

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During the Agile 2023 event, I couldn't help but notice a significant number of individuals I met had chosen to remove the term "Agile" from their job titles. This observation prompted a valuable learning spike, where we delve into the reasons behind this trend and explore potential actions to address it.

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July 21, 2023 49 mins

This episode explores the often-discussed unhealthy relationship between adopting organizations, consultancies, certificate providers, and framework and tool vendors, commonly called the "Agile Industrial Complex." Is this phenomenon real, and what can be done about it if it is?

Join Shawna Cullinan, Jörg PietruszkaDiana LarsenSheila Eckert, Sheila McGrath, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live...

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This episode delves into Agile methodology and its potent role in mitigating risks. We also explore the art of persuading and enlisting others in adopting these approaches for effective risk reduction. 

Also, in this episode, we discuss some tips when coaching a new team.

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May 19, 2023 48 mins

In this episode, we explore how companies prioritizing processes over nurturing their workforce's skills and executing Agile with an outdated command and control mindset can lead to a culture where individuals feel ignored and underappreciated, despite their invaluable contributions to product development and company success.

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April 28, 2023 50 mins

In this episode, we delve into the question of whether Agile has "jumped the shark." We examine the current state of Agile and whether it still provides value to organizations in today's rapidly changing business environment.

Join Shawna Cullinan, Jörg PietruszkaDiana LarsenSheila Eckert, Sheila McGrath, Hendrik Esser, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore topics relate...

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Welcome to the ACN Learning Spike! Our short, informative episodes are designed to provide insights on various topics that can enhance your coaching or organizational agility. 

In our debut episode, we'll give an overview of the Cynefin Framework, so sit back and prepare to learn.

If you want to support our show or join us for our monthly live event, please visit acnpodcast.org. We appreciate your support!

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In today's fast-paced world, we often prioritize the "how" of building things - the methods, tools, and resources we use to deliver results. However, in our eagerness to achieve our goals, we sometimes lose sight of the "why" - the deeper purpose and meaning behind our actions. In this episode, we'll delve into the delicate balance between the "how" and "why" and explore how we can ...

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In this episode, we discuss the benefits and challenges of communities of practice.

Join Shawna Cullinan, Jörg PietruszkaDiana LarsenSheila Eckert, Sheila McGrath, Hendrik Esser, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore topics related to Agile.  For details on the next live event, please visit  acnpodcast.org.

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January 27, 2023 48 mins

In this episode, we talk about recent layoffs and ways to maneuver your career in the age of AI. 

Join Shawna Cullinan, Jörg PietruszkaDiana Larsen, Hendrik Esser, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore topics related to Agile.  For details on the next live event, please visit  AgileCoachingNetwork.org.

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December 4, 2022 50 mins

This episode explores how we help teams to achieve focus, especially with remote work.  Also, with this being our end-of-the-year podcast, we ask what we need to celebrate this year.

Join Shawna Cullinan, Jörg PietruszkaDiana Larsen, Hendrik Esser, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore topics related to Agile.  For details on the next live event, please visit  AgileCoachingNetwork.org.<...

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October 30, 2022 49 mins

This episode explores how sometimes coaching becomes merely an expert leader using coaching language to drive a narrow self-serving agenda.  We talk about this anti-pattern and look for better approaches to coaching others.

Join Shawna Cullinan, Jörg PietruszkaDiana Larsen, Hendrik Esser, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore topics related to Agile.  For details on the next live event,...

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October 7, 2022 51 mins

This episode explores people's go-to strategies for an Agile transition within a company. We also examine what works well with those strategies, and we work to understand the key gaps.

Join Shawna Cullinan, Jörg PietruszkaDiana Larsen, Hendrik Esser, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore topics related to Agile.  For details on the next live event, please visit  AgileCoachingNetwor...

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In this episode, we explore how Teal organization theory fits inside Agile. Is this a model that more companies should use along with Agile? Also, by popular demand, we are talking again about Agile metrics. Come explore these topics along with the ACN community.

Join Hendrik Esser, Shawna Cullinan, Jörg PietruszkaDiana Larsen, Ray Arell, and all the callers to the monthly live event as we explore the topics. If you wan...

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