In this episode, Steve joined Shahin to talk about Value Stream Mapping. For the first time, we had a live audience recording the episode. Peter, Ali, and Nasima from the audience asked questions from Steve by the end of the show.

Topics

We conversed about and around the following topics:

  • Value Streams let you see the big picture and your biggest bottlenecks, risks, and opportunities.
  • A value stream captures a view beyond common Agile and DevOps visibility to how we create and deliver value.
  • A Value Stream Map lets to share that view with others and align on what to do next.
  • A map should be simple to start (you can always add more data if you want) – avoid heavy/complex approaches.
  • People are the most important part. Facilitation, handoffs, incentives, psychological safety are major factors.

People & Resources:

We referred to and/or mentioned the following people and/or resources:

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About Steve:

Steve helps teams escape and avoid software delivery challenges using value stream techniques. In tech for over 20 years, he started in support and was most recently a startup CTO. He works with 10 and 100000 person companies to remove friction and boost value through his value delivery program at visible.is. He’s an active community member and organizer, running DevOps Toronto and Toronto’s DevOpsDays conference, but often seen in agile and systems thinking events as well.

In this episode, Allen joined Shahin to talk about what truly Agile is in today’s world of Software Development.

Topics

We conversed about and around the following topics:

  • Agile or Not
    • Agile is nothing more than Better Software Better
    • What is Real Agile Thinking? Reasons to Avoid Agile
    • Fake Agile, Dark Agile (Foe Agile)
    • Trust is the heart of agile
    • SAFE v.s. Scrum; Kanban Board Assumes Linear Process
  • Agile in The Time of Corona
    • Scrum’s Response to Corona
    • Remote Working Went Bad – More Silos
    • The Complexity Of Working From Home
    • Work Is A Human Activity
  • Challenges of Successful Agile Transformation in Large Organization (And Typically Failures)
    • Experiments Failure in Big Organizations; PMO and Agile Failure Pattern
    • ING Transformation Story (New Zealand) + Home Depot
    • Dunbar Number
  • Agile Architecture
    • Architecture Process Code Culture Connected for True Agile
    • Mob Moves Forward Even If Individual Has To Drop Out And Come Back In
  • Social Software Development & Mentorship

People & Resources:

We referred to and/or mentioned the following people and/or resources:

Books

People:

About Allen:

Allen Holub (https://holub.com, @allenholub, allen@holub.com) is an internationally recognized software architect and Agile-transformation consultant. He speaks internationally about these topics and agile-friendly implementation technology (like microservices) and architecture. He provides in-depth consulting and training in those areas. He excels at building highly functional Lean/Agile organizations and designing and building robust, highly scalable software suitable for agile environments. He’s worn every hat from CTO to grunt programmer and is an expert-level programmer in many languages and platforms.

Allen is widely published. His works include 10 books, hundreds of articles in publications ranging from Dr. Dobb’s Journal to IBM DeveloperWorks), and video classes for agilitry.com (Agility with Allen), Pluralsight (Swift in Depth, Picturing Architecture, Object-Oriented Design), O’Reilly (Design Patterns in the Real World) and forthcoming on Lynda/LinkedIn.

In this episode, Jamie joined Shahin to talk about the recent disruption all of us are experiencing.

We conversed about and around the following topics:

  • Cognitive overload, learning tips, and personal disruptions
  • Disruptions in our professional lives and the following: Instagram Influencers, Lonely Planet, etc.
  • Responding to Change and Agile transformation at the time of covid19
  • Creative ways of teaching then and now: SMS based learning
  • Psychic Entropy: a state of mind where your thoughts cannot flow to have concrete ideas but are stuck in the same state of thought like a Merry go Round.

We referred to and/or mentioned the following people:

Peter Aceto

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In this Episode, Diana joined Shahin to talk about Agile Fluency and other related topics.

Diana Larsen

We conversed about and around the following topics:

We referred to and/or mentioned the following people:

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock – Linda Rising – Esther Derby – Klaus Leopold (LeanOnAgile Show with Klaus) – Joshua Kerievsky – Ward Cunningham – Norman Kerth – Allison Pollard – Alistair Cockburn – Ron Jeffries – Arlo Belshee – Martin Fowler – James Shore

We cited the following resources:

By Diana & Co-Authors:

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About Diana:

As co-founder and chief connector, Diana Larsen collaborates in leadership of the Agile Fluency® Project. Diana co-authored the books Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; Five Rules for Accelerated Learning; and the seminal whitepaper and eBook “Agile Fluency Model: A Brief Guide to Success with Agile.” For 20+ years, she led the practice area for Agile software development, leading & managing teams, and guiding Agile transitions at FutureWorks Consulting. Through the Agile Fluency Project’s programs for supporting and mentoring agile coaches and consultants, Diana shares the wisdom she’s gained in over 30 years of working with leaders, teams, and organizations. She delivers keynote talks and workshops at conferences around the world.

In this Episode, Shahin and Gil talked about recent events, working from home, and Gil’s new book of Agile for Non-Software Teams.

We conversed about and around the following topics:

  • Agility (small a Agile)
  • Working remotely
  • Designing your Agile 
  • Need for Agile in Marketing
  • Agile for Non-Software Teams
  • Lean and Agile
  • Modern Agile
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Additional links for the show notes:

About Gil:
Gil Broza can help you increase organizational agility and team performance with minimal risk and thrashing. Dozens of companies seeking transformations, makeovers, or improvements have relied on his pragmatic, modern, and respectful support for customizing Agile in their contexts. These days, several of the world’s largest organizations are having him train hundreds of their managers in technology and business (up to SVP/CIO level) on practical Agile leadership. He is the author of three acclaimed books, The Human Side of Agile, The Agile Mind-Set, and the ground-breaking new Agile for Non-Software Teams.

In this episode, Shahin and Bob talked about Passion.

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We cited the following resources:

Bob’s blog, site, podcast, and book (one of them)

Software Endgames

In this episode, Shahin and Declan talked about Agile Alliance.

Some of the topic covered are as follow:

We mentioned the following people:

How to contact Declan:

In this episode, Shahin and Ryan talked about the new book by Todd and Ryan’s Fixing Your Scrum. Todd and Ryan wrote this book together and published it in Jan 2020.

We talked about various topics, and mentioned some people including the following:

Topics:

  • Agile For Human Podcast
  • 242 pages of fixing Scrum v.s. 15 pages of Scrum Guide
  • Scrum meetings go overboard
  • Decision Making Frameworks
  • Fixing Your Process, it’s bigger than Scrum even!
  • Who this book is useful for? 
  • Approaches for Leadership to elevate Scrum
  • Scrum.org Community
People:

If you are interested to get a copy, you can get your copy of the book here:

In this short episode, Shahin will be talking about what the Lean On Agile Show is. How it started and what you can expect from it.

We referred to the following podcasts:

Bob’s keynote at GOAT (Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour) can be found here.
You can also find a list of podcasts I recommend on Shahin’s blog here.

For the second episode, Shahin had the honor to talk with Johanna on the topic of Speaking at Conferences, tips and tricks on it and how to become a better one. She recently wrote the book “Write a Conference Proposal the Conference Wants and Accepts”. We discussed the book as well. If you are thinking of starting your speaking journey, We recommend to listen to the show and highly recommend to read her book.

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see and solve their problems, resolve risks, and manage their product development. Johanna is the author of seventeen books and hundreds of articles. Find the Pragmatic Manager, a monthly email newsletter, and her blogs at jrothman.com and createadaptablelife.com.

Her new book: Write a Conference Proposal the Conference Wants and Accepts

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