Agile for Humans

Agile for Humans

Agile for Humans™ is a weekly podcast dedicated to the individuals and interactions that make agile software develoment work. My goal is to help you create safe and collaborative working environments where people are empowered to do their best work.... Show More

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Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) joined the Aptera Live team to discuss the release of his new book: Fixing Your Scrum – Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems. In this episode you’ll discover: How to Ryan and Todd wrote Fixing Your Scrum The power of a Sprint Goal Tip and advice for avoiding the most common Scrum […]
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Kim Brainard (@agilebrain1) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss her jouney to become a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with Scrum Alliance. In this episode you’ll discover: How to become a CST with Scrum Alliance What to expect when you decide to become a Scrum Trainer Tip and advice for when the journey becomes difficult Links […]
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Melissa Boggs (@HmngbirdAgility) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss her new role as co-CEO at Scrum Alliance, the power of cross-functional teams, and how to use HR practices in an agile world. In this episode you’ll discover: What’s happening over at Scrum Alliance How to make transformations to agile organizations more likely to succeed When […]
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Yuval Yeret (@yuvalyeret) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss scrum and kanban sitting in a tree…along with the new Professional Scrum with Kanban course from Scrum.org In this episode you’ll discover: How flow metrics can help your teams improve Why Scrum and Kanban fit well together When to use lean and kanban practices on your […]
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Kent Beck (@kentbeck) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss product development, Extreme Programming, certifications, and his new book on software design. In this episode you’ll discover: Using the 3X’s to guide your product development Musings from Kent on Extreme Programming What is limbo? How does it scale collaboration? Links from the show: Kent’s Website – […]
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Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) Gary Pedretti (@garypedretti) and User Experience expert Jeff Gothelf (@jboggie) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss how UX/UI designers can effectively work with Scrum Teams. In this episode you’ll discover: Why UX/UI design is a critical skill on a Scrum Team How leaders and managers can use metrics to improve the […]
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Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) Dave Dame (@DDame) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss agile leadership, management, and how leaders impact the way teams interact and work. In this episode you’ll discover: What is Agile Leadership How leaders and managers impact how teams work Clearing calendars to bring sanity back to your day Links from the […]
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Wilber Seele, Simon Bourk, Ralph Jocham, Sjoerd Kranendonk, and Guido Boskaljon  joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss leadership, scrum training, and our impact on the world. In this episode you’ll discover: Why creative leadership is important in today’s world How to create space for people to thrive When servant leadership can work in your organization Links from the show: Scrum.org […]
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Esther Derby (@estherderby) and Faye Thompson (@agilefaye) and Amitai Schleier (@schmonz) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss how to respect the agency of agile and scrum teams. In this episode you’ll discover: Why Retrospectives are critical to continuous improvement How maintaining a teams agency can boost morale and performance Why respect is critical to an agile practice Links […]
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October 14, 2018 55 min
Johanna Rothman (@johannarothman) and Gil Broza (@gilbroza) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss the Influential Agile Leader. In this episode you’ll discover: What does it mean to be an influential agile leader How do we help leaders make the shift to an agile mindset Why an agile mindset adds value to an organization Links from the […]
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David Furio and Ben Kopel (@bckopel) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss Sprint Retrospective Ideas for Scrum Masters. In this episode you’ll discover: New ideas to facilitate your Sprint Retrospectives How new formats can help bring out new insights from your Scrum Team Why following up on Sprint Retrospective actions is critical for team morale Links from the […]
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Don Gray (@donaldegray) and Mike Coon (@mikeonitstuff) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss Wardley Maps, decision making at the leadership level, and how to visualize changes in your organization. Don is a friend and mentor to me and a valued member of the agile community. He has contributed to multiple books including CENTER ENTER TURN SUSTAIN: ESSAYS IN CHANGE […]
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Zach Bonaker (@ZachBonaker) and Amitai Schleier (@schmonz) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss ways to improve your agile hiring practices when interviewing Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches. Zach is a self-described “benevolent trouble-maker” and seeks to foster servant leadership that cultivates growth, learning, and discovery. He is a systems thinker who shares his thoughts on his blog – Agile Out […]
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August 29, 2018 61 min
Don Gray (@donaldegray) Barry Tandy (@BarryTandy) and Amitai Schleier (@schmonz) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss mindsets, frameworks, manifestos, and how to humanize the world of work. Don is a friend and mentor to me and a valued member of the agile community. He has contributed to multiple books including CENTER ENTER TURN SUSTAIN: ESSAYS IN CHANGE ARTISTRY, READINGS FOR […]
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Dave West (@davidjwest) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss scrum.org’s new offering:  PSM-II – An Advanced Scrum Master Course. Dave is the CEO/product owner at Scrum.org. He is a frequent speaker and widely published author of articles and his acclaimed book, Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) […]
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Esther Derby (@estherderby) and Faye Thompson (@agilefaye) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss an agile mindset and learning in the workplace. In this episode you’ll discover: Why learning is difficult in the workplace How management and team members can support learning When agile coaches can model learning for maximum impact Sometimes we just have to say, […]
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Don McGreal (@donmcgreal) and Ralph Jocham (@rjocham) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss their new book The Professional Product Owner: Leveraging Scrum as a Competitive Advantage. In this episode you’ll discover: What is a professional product owner How the 3 V’s serve product management Common product owner anti-patterns The value of validating learning Links from the […]
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Allison Pollard (@allison_pollard) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss professional agile coaching. In this episode you’ll discover: What professional coaching mean How to start the coaching journey The power of self-organizing teams How to avoid inhibiting self-organization when coaching others Links from the show: Allison’s Website – http://www.allisonpollard.com/ Margaret Wheatley’s site – https://margaretwheatle...
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May 7, 2018 44 min
Billie Shuttpelz (@OopslandBillie), Cheryl Hammond (@bsktcase) and Johanna Vahlsing (@joannavahlsing) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss Women in Agile 2018. In this episode you’ll discover: Back for its third consecutive year, Women in Agile is on Sunday, August 5, 2018 (the day before the Agile2018 conference) in San Diego, CA. Click here to register. This year’s keynote is by April Wensel, an internation...
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April 18, 2018 61 min
Joanne Perold (@joPerold) and Faye Thompson (@AgileFaye) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss human and systems thinking in the workplace. In this episode you’ll discover: How do we humanize the world of work Helping middle management adapt to agile The power of co-creation in the workplace Ways to break down the silos in your organization Insights into […]
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