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The Agilistocrats 2016 Retrospective

The Agilistocrats hold their 2016 Retrospective!


Maria Matarelli, Richard Cheng, Dhaval Panchal and Dave Prior reflect on the year by and sharing their answers to a few questions about 2016:

1. What is the most valuable thing you learned this year?
2. What area of Agile are you most curious about or hopeful for in 2017?
3. What are you going to do differently in 2017?
4. What advice do you have for others as we head towards the new year?

Here are some links from the podcast
Growing Agile… Not Scaling - the article that Dhaval and Andrea Tomasini co-authored for InfoQ www.infoq.com/articles/growing-agile
Greek Hoplites en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoplite
Agile Certified Leadership Training in Chicago agileleadershipchicago.com
Lyft https://www.lyft.com/
Uber www.uber.com

If you’d like to get in touch with any of the Agilistocrats, you can find them with the information below.

Richard Cheng
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/richardcheng
Twitter: twitter.com/richardkcheng
Work: Excella www.excella.com

Maria Matarelli
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mariamatarelli
Twitter: twitter.com/mariamatarelli
Work: Formula Ink www.formulaink.com

Dhaval Panchal
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dhavalpanchal
Twitter: twitter.com/dhavalpanchal
Work: Agile42 www.agile42.com

Dave Prior
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mrsungo
Blog: drunkenpm.blogspot.com
Twitter: twitter.com/mrsungo
Work: LeadingAgile www.leadingagile.com/guides/dave-prior/

Have an amazing New Year!!

Posted on: December 27, 2016 04:36 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tips for New ScrumMasters with Richard Cheng

You’ve taken CSM Training and passed the Exam. Now what?

In this podcast Certified Scrum Trainers Richard Cheng and Dave Prior share their thoughts on most important things that Certified Scrum Master students can do to be successful Scrum Masters once they have completed the training and passed the CSM Assessment Exam. The podcast includes an exploration of why each of the recommendations is critical to making Scrum work and both Richard and Dave share examples from their experiences in the field working with teams who did, and did not have these practices in play.

Links Mentioned in the Podcast

Geoffrey Moore Vision Statement https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2002/05/09/product-vision/

Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore http://amzn.to/2h3ruRS

Roman Pichler’s website (where you can find the tools we mentioned) http://www.romanpichler.com

Roman Pichler’s books https://www.amazon.com/Roman-Pichler/e/B00359XCV2/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1482305119&sr=8-1

 

Contact Info

Richard Cheng

Works for Excella Consulting https://www.excella.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichardKCheng

Email: richard.cheng@excella.com

 

 

Dave Prior

Works for LeadingAgile http://www.leadingagile.com

Twitter https://twitter.com/mrsungo

Email: mrsungo@gmail.com

Blog: http://drunkenpm.blogspot.com

 

Music

The music featured in the podcast was downloaded from The Free Music Archive http://freemusicarchive.org

Intro Song

Cash Rules by Ari de Niro. For more info: http://www.needledrop.co/wp/artists/ari-de-niro/ or http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ari_de_Niro/

Outro Song

Cherry Skies  - The New Mystical Troubadours. Find them here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_New_Mystikal_Troubadours/

 

Posted on: December 21, 2016 05:47 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Saving Christmas with Scrum

Christmas is just around the corner and that means that Kim Brainard is VERY busy. In addition to her day job, her volunteer work as the co-chair of the upcoming 2017 Scrum Gathering, Kim is the founder of an organization that brings Christmas to seniors who might otherwise not have any way of participating in the holidays. Santa Pays it Forward is a non-profit Kim founded to provide seasonal cards, meals, holiday parties and other ways of celebrating the Christmas season to senior citizens who are living in group residences that do not have the financial support needed to provide it on their own. AND she’s using Scrum to make it all happen. 

 

 

Normally, there would be show notes… but this is one you should just listen to all the way though. It’s an important story about how Agile practices are bringing about social change.

If you’d like to get involved with Santa Pays it Forward, they are looking for volunteers, they’d be happy to accept donations and the NEED someone to help build them a website. You can find more information on the org on Facebook at 
https://www.facebook.com/Santa-Pays-It-Forward-733748293320814/ 

Or you can email Santa directly at: 
santapaysitforward@gmail.com

And if you’d like to get in touch with Kim, Richard or Dave, their contact info is...

Kim Brainard
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-brainard-73a33479
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agilebrain1

Richard Cheng
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardcheng
Twitter: https://twitter.com/richardkcheng
Work: Excella https://www.excella.com

Dave Prior
Blog: https://drunkenpm.blogspot.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrsungo
Work: http://www.leadingagile.com/guides/dave-prior/

Posted on: November 23, 2016 12:46 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

2016 Munich Scrum Gathering - The Agilistocrats!

An Agilistocrats! update from the 2016 Scrum Gathering in Munich featuring Maria Matarelli, Richard Cheng and Karim Harbott (with special guest Howard Sublett)

Posted on: November 02, 2016 12:26 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

The Agilistocrats at SGPHX 2015 - Final Podcast

A final Agilistocrats! podcast to wrap things up at the 2015 Global Scrum Gathering in Phoenix. The Agilistocrats are joined by special guests: Chris Li, Kelly Harris, Peter Beck, Peter Stevens, Andreas Schliep, Steve Holyer, Jessica Small and Jill Paul.

Posted on: May 13, 2015 09:02 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)
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