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About this Blog


Recent Posts

Obeyas and Agile in Film Making with Dan Eberle

An Abundance of Opportunity with Chris Li

Using Agile to Develop Hardware with Michael Grill

Remote Pairing On The Path To Certified Scrum Trainer

PODCAST TEAM UP! A Couple of Coaches and DrunkenPM on Metrics

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
Greek Hoplites
Agile Certified Leadership Training in Chicago

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

Richard Cheng
Work: Excella

Maria Matarelli
Work: Formula Ink

Dhaval Panchal
Work: Agile42

Dave Prior
Work: LeadingAgile

Have an amazing New Year!!

Posted on: December 27, 2016 04:36 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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 (2)

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)

The Agilistocrats! at the 2015 Global Scrum Gathering in Phoenix – Review of Day 1 & Picks for Day 2

The Agilistocrats! on Day 1 at the 2015 Global Scrum Gathering in Phoenix. Dhaval Panchal, Richard Cheng, Dave Prior, Maria Matarelli, Tom Perry and Daniel Gullo on the best sessions of Day 1 and their picks for Day 2 of the Gathering.

Posted on: May 04, 2015 09:26 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

The Agilistocrats! at 2015 Scrum Gathering in Phoenix - Picks for Day 1

The Agilistocrats! are at the 2015 Global Scrum Gathering in Phoenix. We spent today the CST/CSC Retreat which is hosted by the Scrum Alliance for the trainers and coaches and was facilitated by Maria Matarelli.  We’ll be here all week and we’ll be doing podcasts each day of the conference.  The sessions kick off tomorrow (Monday, May 3, 2015) and one of the “good problems to have” is that the folks who selected the sessions for the Gathering did such a great job that the hardest part is actually choosing between the great sessions that are taking place. 

If you are a First Timer at the Gathering or aren’t sure what session to hit, these ones are pretty much can’t miss. We’ve been to a bunch of these and know a lot of the presenters so we decided to do a podcast where we put together a list of the sessions we are most excited about for Day 1. 

Some of the folks we mention during the podcast were interviewed about their session by Dave Prior for Projects at Work. If you’d like to get a taste of what they’ll be talking about on Monday, you can follow the links below next to the names.

We’ll be posting a podcast each day of the Gathering so keep checking back for more.

Dhaval Panchal’s Picks

Estimating is NOT Planning  (Dhaval Panchal) 10:45-11:30

An Experiment in self-organization at the Wikimedia Foundation (Kristen Lens) 11:45-12:30

Scrum at Scale  (Alex Brown) 1:45-3:15

Richard Cheng’s Picks

Estimating is NOT Planning  (Dhaval Panchal) 10:45-11:30

The Agile Mindset for the Waterfall Guy and Gal (David Bulkin) 11:45-12:30

Agile Jesters, Magicians, and Clowns – Using the unexpected to move mountains and your team (Adam Weisbart) 1:45-3:15

The Role of a Coach starts with building Team Trust & Alignment (David Hawks, Doc List) 1:45-3:15

Freedom to Align: The Product Wall Release Planning Workshop (Alan Dayley) 3:30 – 5:00

Maria Matarelli’s Picks

Boring Meeting’s Suck: Play Games to Improve Them & Your Teams (Wayde Stallmann) 10:45-11:30

Agile Jesters, Magicians, and Clowns – Using the unexpected to move mountains and your team (Adam Weisbart) 1:45-3:15

Birdie-Birdie: a thorny Scrum simulation (Alan Cyment, Diego Fontdevila) 3:30 – 5:00

Freedom to Align: The Product Wall Release Planning Workshop (Alan Dayley) 3:30 – 5:00

Tom Perry’s Picks    

Free-Range Chickens and Other Agile Habitats (Matt Phillips) 10:45-11:30

Unicorns, Krakens, Self-Organizing Teams and other mythological beasts (Angel Medinilla) 11:45-12:30

Birdie-Birdie: a thorny Scrum simulation (Alan Cyment, Diego Fontdevila) 3:30 – 5:00

Dave Prior’s Picks

Stories of Scrum at Hope School: The Freedom to Teach and Learn (John Miller, Krissyn Sumare, Mark French) 10:45-11:30

Agile Jesters, Magicians, and Clowns – Using the unexpected to move mountains and your team (Adam Weisbart) 1:45-3:15

Great Coaching Conversations (Martin Alaimo, Olaf Lewitz) 1:45-3:15

The Naked History of the Agile Transformation Industry (Skip Angel, Richard Watt) 3:30 – 5:00

Freedom to Align: The Product Wall Release Planning Workshop (Alan Dayley) 3:30 – 5:00


Interviews with Speakers:

John Miller on Stories of Scrum at Hope High School 

Adam Weisbart on Agile Jesters, Magicians and Clowns 

Alex Brown on Scrum at Scale 

Skip Angel and Richard Watt on the Naked History of Agile

Posted on: May 04, 2015 01:04 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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