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Descaling the Enterprise w/ James Gifford

Jurgen Appelo - Agility Scales

Head First Agile with Andrew Stellman and Jenny Greene

Making Agile Work at HUGE Inc. w/ Lance Hammond and Robert Sfeir

Reframing Technical Debt as Technical Health - with Declan Whelan

Inclusive Collaboration Experiments w/ Sallyann Freudenberg

In this podcast, Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg talks about her new book “The Inclusive Collaboration Experiments: A short book of activities about working with all kinds of minds” which she co-authored with Katherine Kirk. The book is part of a campaign that aims to promote, embrace, and celebrate neurodiversity in technology. Sallyann is an agile coach, consultant and trainer who focuses on psychology and collaboration. The Inclusive Collaboration Campaign is dedicated to the memory of Jean Tabaka.

Show Notes
00:00 Podcast Intro
00:35 Interview Intro, background on Sallyann and how she got started learning about Autism
02:39 The Inclusive Collaboration Experiments book
06:00 Being diagnosed autistic vs. exhibiting some characteristics that may be shared by those with Autism
07:48 Confusion about Introversion
08:49 The GOTO Conference in Berlin’s Quiet Room
10:47 The Silence Experiment and how it can be used to support the team
14:00 Supporting the more introverted members of your collaborative team
21:50 The Rules for Neuro-inclusivity Charter
25:30 Should teams strive for neurodiversity?
30:07 Where to find the book and how to reach Sallyann
31:25 Sallyann’s upcoming events
32:03 What is the most interesting thing Sallyann has learned this year
32:50 Closing

Links from the Podcast

The Inclusive Collaboration Experiments Book
LeanPub https://leanpub.com/theinclusivecollaborationexperiments
Lulu http://www.lulu.com/shop/sal-freudenberg-and-katherine-kirk/the-inclusive-collaboration-experiments/paperback/product-22927832.html

Inclusive Collaboration on Twitter https://twitter.com/inclusivecollab
Sallyann Freudenberg on Twitter https://twitter.com/SalFreudenberg
Katherine Kirk on Twitter https://twitter.com/kkirk

Sallyann’s Presentation from Lean Agile Scotland - Fish Climbing Trees https://vimeo.com/192558543
OOP 2017 http://www.oop-konferenz.de/oop2017.html
Wardley Maps http://www.wardleymaps.com
Quiet by Susan Cain http://amzn.to/2h7gTX7

Posted on: December 16, 2016 02:22 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Forecasting Tools Based on Team Performance with Troy Magennis

In this special video podcast, FocusedObjective’s Troy Magennis provides a walk through of two important tools that can help you in understanding the impact of trying to inject work into your team’s backlog and in forecasting how much work your teams can achieve within a certain time frame.

 

Forecasting Tools Based on Team Performance with Troy Magennis from Dave Prior on Vimeo.

In the first part of the video, Troy presented the Multiple Feature Cut Line Forecaster. When people in your organization start trying to add work into a team’s workflow, this tool will help you understand the impact of the added work and help you assess the impact of reprioritizing the work to deal with the additional work. If you need a way of showing management how their new requests are going to negatively impact your team’s ability to deliver, or if you just want to help them make smarter choices about what work they are adding to your plate, the walk thru presents a simple explanation of how this tool can be used to help your organization make smarter choices.

In the second part of the video (12:30), Troy presents the Multiple Team Forecaster. This tool will allow you to use historical data from multiple teams in your organization to understand their throughput, even though they are sizing and estimating work in completely different ways. This is especially valuable if you are working in an organization where you have multiple teams and you are considering standardizing their estimation process so that you can get a better sense of how they are doing with delivering work across the portfolio. You do not have to standardize on a specific method of estimation - let the teams do what they do. Using this tool you can look at how each team is delivering, based on historical data, to get a better sense of their ability to deliver a certain amount of work within a given time frame. 

Troy makes these and a number of other incredibly valuable tools free to the public. You can find them by going to http://focusedobjective.com or http://bit.ly/SimResources.

If you’d like to learn more about the tools Troy has created, you can contact him via his website above, follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/t_magennis  or you can see him present them in person. He is going to be holding a workshop on Forecasting Using Data in Austin, TX on November 17. You can find information about this event here: http://forecastingusingdata.eventbrite.com

He will also be appearing at a few local user group events:

Lean Kanban Meetup  - November 17 - https://www.meetup.com/leankanbanaustin/events/235274658/

Agile at Scale User Group meet up - November 18 - http://www.meetup.com/AgileAustin/events/235207828/?gj=co2&rv=co2

Posted on: November 10, 2016 02:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Agile 2013 - Temenos - the Healing Container

Michael Sahota and Olaf Lewitz stopped by to discuss their presentation on Temenos - The Healing Container, a way to deepen trust, interaction and health of team members. 

MIchael and Olaf from BigVisible Solutions on Vimeo.

Posted on: August 14, 2013 11:49 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
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