Esther Derby has been helping individuals, teams, and organizations understand how to introduce and embrace change since she got her start as a software developer four decades ago. While she is possibly best known for the book “Agile Retrospectives,” which she co-authored with Diana Larsen, her list of accomplishments extends well beyond that. In her words, she draws on “four decades of experience leading, observing, and living organizational change.” She is wise and inspiring AND she has a brand new book: 7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change: Micro Shifts, Macro Results. In this episode of the podcast we discuss what led her to write her first new book in 13 years, some of the key ideas it introduces, tips to support positive change, and her podcasts, workshops and online courses.
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Zach Stone is an agile coach with a background that includes organizational change management, conflict transformation, and behavioral science. He leverages these experiences in his work helping organizations, teams, and individuals adopt an agile approach to work. One of the primary techniques in Zach’s toolbox is Motivational Interviewing. In this episode of the podcast, Zach explains what motivational interviewing is, how it works, and why it is such a powerful approach to helping individuals move towards choices that can better help them achieve the outcomes they are looking for.
If you are looking for better ways to help your teams and organizations make more mindful and intentional choices, the information Zach shares in this interview will offer you a new skillset to begin developing so that you can better serve those around you.
While you are listening to this podcast, pay close attention to Zach’s voice. As you’ll hear towards the end of the interview, his measured use of language, speech patterns, and the way he engages is not only intentional, but it is a skill he spent a lot of time developing. I was keenly aware of it throughout the conversation and it made doing the interview an absolute blast.
Live from Agile 2019!!!
Categories: AGile 2019
This week is Agile 2019! It's the biggest, busiest Agile week of the year and I'll be doing live interviews from the LeadingAgile booth, talking with speakers and Agile thought leaders who are attending the show. It's going to be an amazing week!
So if you can't make it to the show, keep an eye on https://www.facebook.com/leadingagile and you'll be able to get a sense for all the amazing things happening at the conference this year.
Urs Reupke is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach who works for the Hamburg-based Agile Consultancy It-Agile. A lot of Urs’s time and attention is focused on the work he does coaching management and providing leadership consulting as they move towards adopting a more Agile approach to work.
If you’d like to contact Urs, here is how you can reach him
Many teams practicing Scrum adopt a mid-Sprint Review as a practice to help them ensure they are on track to deliver on their forecast by the end of the Sprint. For some teams, this involves holding an informal demo halfway through the Sprint to get feedback on the work they are doing. For other teams, the mid-Sprint review works differently and is used to provide transparency around a different set of issues.
Here is a link to the Team Confidence Chart referenced during the podcast: http://bit.ly/2JL9tbl
If you’d like to reach out to Dhaval directly, here is how you can reach him: