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Mastering Agility

The only constant in life is change. Organizations are dealing with constantly changing competition, new insights, innovation and even culture. The term "business agility" has taken a huge surge, in order to mitigate risk and focus more on delivering value. Frameworks like Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, and a whole lot more were created to provide ways to deliver this value. To inspire you, Mastering Agility discusses everything related to business agility with the biggest names in the industry.

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DocDur Agile #5 What to do with backlog spillover and identified improvement items
DocDur Agile is an open office where Agile Practitioners can ask any question they encounter in practice situations and would like to have some advice or a different perspective. Think of it as seeing a regular doctor have a physical check-up. If you have questions or requests that you would like the Doc to have a check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.  He gained experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Leadership consultant in many different top-tier organizations, including Nike and ASML.   Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.  Let’s connect! Sander is always up for new connections and discussions! Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: Discord community: https://discord.gg/v9dySNdKSupport the show
15:42 31-08-22
DocDur Agile #4 Demonstrating Performance as a Scrum Master
DocDur Agile is an open office where Agile Practitioners can ask any question they encounter in practice situations and would like to have some advice or a different perspective. Think of it as seeing a regular doctor have a physical check-up. If you have questions or requests that you would like the Doc to have a check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.  He gained experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Leadership consultant in many different top-tier organizations, including Nike and ASML.   Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.  Let’s connect! Sander is always up for new connections and discussions! Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: Discord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUVSupport the show
11:46 26-08-22
S04 E03 Missing Skills within the Scrum Team
Scrum Teams are cross-functional. This is often perceived as “you should be able to do all the work of the others in the team”. Can you imagine how tough that must be? Luckily for us, this is a common misconception. But what DOES it mean? And what skills are Scrum Teams lacking? Daria Bagina is joining Sander to discuss her viewpoints.   What you’ll discover in this show:-        What cross-functionality means -        What part do Scrum Masters play in the cross-functionality of the Scrum Team -        How to resolve the lack of certain skills Speakers: Daria Bagina PST, Author, MentorHelping teams and organizations get the most out of Agile since 2014. My passion is in teaching, coaching, mentoring, and facilitating. Contact me if your company is looking for an experienced agile practitioner to help them with their transformation.  My goal as a Scrum Master is to help teams succeed and to create an encouraging motivating organizational culture.I have extensive experience working with a variety of teams and individuals always looking for the best way to approach new problems. I'm a passionate Agile advocate. I believe old ways of working can no longer support emerging businesses and the only way to build products that will elevate the economy is through a new mindset of work.Contact Daria: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariabagina/  Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.    Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.   Let’s connect! Sander is always up for new connections and discussions! Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-dur https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: www.scrummastered.com https://www.youtube.com/c/ScrumMastered Pizzagility events: https://www.meetup.com/nlscrum/Discord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUVSupport the show
43:45 18-08-22
S04 E02 Flow Metrics for Scrum Teams with Will Seele
Creating proper flow in your product development is hard. Applying proper metrics might just give you that nudge that you need in order to open up the lines to delivery of value. But where to start? There are so many sources that suggest different things! Will Seele joins Sander to discuss his and Dan Vacanti’s new book: Flow Metrics for Scrum Teams.  What you’ll discover in this show:-        It's easy to apply the first metrics -       Failing isn't bad at all, it creates resilience  -      Will's stance on the KanBan vs Scrum debate Speakers: Wilbert Seele I will help you thrive in uncertaintyMy focus areas include organizational and behavioral design as well as Evidence-Based Management. I’ve been involved in several major transformations in sectors such as banking, insurance, and marketing, and these days I’m often asked to provide a 'second opinion on the quality of product development and delivery organizations. Besides this, I’m a Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org and a Professional Kanban Trainer with Prokanban.org.Contact Will:https://www.linkedin.com/in/wjseele/  Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step. Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.  Let’s connect! Sander is always up for new connections and discussions! Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-dur https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: https://prokanban.org/scrum-flow-metrics/ https://agileforhumans.com/ Lost Connections - Johann HarriDiscord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUVSupport the show
60:24 15-08-22
DocDur Agile #3
DocDur Agile is an open office where Agile Practitioners can ask any question they encounter in practice situations and would like to have some advice or a different perspective. Think of it as seeing a regular doctor have a physical check-up. If you have questions or requests that you would like the Doc to have a check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.  He gained experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Leadership consultant in many different top-tier organizations, including Nike and ASML.   Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.  Let’s connect! Sander is always up for new connections and discussions! Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: Discord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUVSupport the showSupport the show
13:16 09-08-22
DocDur Agile #2
DocDur Agile is an open office where Agile Practitioners can ask any question they encounter in practice situations and would like to have some advice or a different perspective. Think of it as seeing a regular doctor have a physical check-up. If you have questions or requests that you would like the Doc to have a check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.  He gained experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Leadership consultant in many different top-tier organizations, including Nike and ASML.   Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.  Let’s connect! Sander is always up for new connections and discussions! Masteringagility.orghttps://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-durhttps://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: Discord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUVSupport the showSupport the show
19:05 18-07-22
DocDur Agile #1
DocDur Agile is an open office where Agile Practitioners can ask any question they encounter in practice situations and would like to have some advice or a different perspective. Think of it as seeing a regular doctor have a physical check-up.  If you have questions or requests that you would like the Doc to have a check on, please drop a message on LinkedIn or join the Mastering Agility Discord community!Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.  He gained experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Leadership consultant in many different top-tier organizations, including Nike and ASML.   Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, and traveling.   Let’s connect! Sander is always up for new connections and discussions! Masteringagility.org https://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-dur https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: Discord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUVSupport the show
19:05 12-07-22
S03 E09 Evolving Culture and Frameworks with Henrik Kniberg
It seems these days people are looking for the one-size-fits-all approach to get all of their organizational challenges solved. The problem with that is that there is no single approach that you can map to your organization. How to deal with these challenges?Henrik Kniberg joins Sander to discuss how to grow both culture and frameworks to fit them into your organization and what you can do to support it.  What you’ll discover in this show:-        Contrary to popular belief, the Spotify Model does not exist -        Copy pasting cultures and frameworks, does not work -        Finding your corporate culture is an empirical process too Speakers: Henrik Kniberg I code Minecraft @ Mojang, coach teams & leaders, and jam a lot!I do Minecraft design/development at Mojang, and coach the teams using Agile & Lean principles and methods like Scrum, XP, and Kanban. Previously worked with Spotify and LEGO, helping to implement agile culture there and in other fast-moving and fast-growing environments.  I cofounded OperationalExcellence.com together with Niklas Modig.  I accidentally sort of co-created something called the Spotify Model. https://labs.spotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1  I'm into climate change, and co-founded http://GoClimate.com. Help us save the world! Contact Henrik:http://www.crisp.se/henrik.kniberghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/hkniberg/Twitter  Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.  He gained experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Leadership consultant in many different top-tier organizations, including Nike and ASML.   Let’s connect! Sander is always up for new connections and discussions! Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-dur https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: https://www.minecraft.net/nl-nlDiscord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUVSupport the show
49:30 22-06-22
S03 E08 Creating Communities of Practice with Emily Webber
Developing, learning, and sharing knowledge is vital to the success of your organization. Training will get you so far, but creating communities of practice provides the chance to really set a sustainable path for development.Emily Webber is joining Sander to discuss how and why to create communities of practice, and what the benefits are to both people and organizations.  What you’ll discover in this show:-        Communities are more than a group of people with the same interest -        CoPs enable cross-pollination of knowledge -        Being part of CoPs can increase the satisfaction of people Speakers: Emily Webber Independent agile, delivery and organizational consultant, coach, and trainerI offer Agile and Lean coaching, mentoring, development, and training to support Agile delivery and lasting transformation. I am passionate about helping organizations, stakeholders, teams, and individuals to reach their full potential and develop a culture of continuous improvement.  I work with teams to deliver valuable work that meets user needs and that everyone is proud of, I coach teams and individuals to quickly grasp Agile and Lean principles and techniques to be able to start applying them to see immediate results. I create meaningful connections between people and build communities to increase learning.  I seek opportunities to give back to the Agile community and am a co-founder and organizer of Agile on the Bench; a meet-up in London, a presenter and contributor at Agile and Lean conferences and meet-ups, and a mentor for Agile professionals. Contact Emily:www.emilywebber.co.ukTwitter  Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety therefore is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.  Let’s connect! Sander is always up for new connections and discussions! Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-dur https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: https://agileintheether.co.uk/Discord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUVSupport the show
45:23 15-06-22
S03 E07 Becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer with Ryan Brook
Becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer is a highly challenging process. It takes time, and patience, and sometimes it’s even frustrating. But what it also is, is rewarding. There are about 360 PSTs all over there world. Being among that number and being able to teach awesome courses is an awesome experience.Ryan Brook and your host, Sander Dur, are talking about their respective journeys and the challenges they encountered.   What you’ll discover in this show:-        The PST journey is different for everybody -        Dealing with frustration when things don’t go your way is part of it -        The entire journey is meant to make you a better trainer Speakers: Ryan Brook Primary Trainer @ Optilearn | PST @ Scrum.org | TroublemakerI am an experienced Scrum Master and Agile Coach based in Gloucester, UK with past clients including BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin. I specialise in team-level turnaround and cutting through organisation crap that builds up over time. Think of me as someone who will help identify your business 'bloat' and work with you to remove it. I firmly believe that the best trainers and those who practice active consultancy.  Prior to my move into the software industry, I qualified as a teacher and spent a number of years teaching in secondary education. I pride myself on inclusivity, accessibility and being an engaging public speaker. I play an active role in the Scrum community through blogging and appearing at events, alongside being a trainer for Optilearn (optilearn.co.uk). Contact Ryan:Linkedin  Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety therefore is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.  He gained experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Leadership consultant in many different top-tier organizations, including Nike and ASML.  Let’s connect! Sander is always up for new connections and discussions! Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-dur https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: OptilearnRyan’s coursesSander’s coursesWebinar PSTDiscord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUVSupport the show
59:39 27-05-22
S03 E06 Ethics in Product with Anthony Murphy
Many organizations know what to build, how to build it, and to a lesser extent, why. Tons of features go out to the teams who are creating wonderful products. But when it comes to ethics, we don’t incorporate that much into our products.Anthony Murphy is an active advocate for bringing ethics back into our products. Whether that’s the accessibility of people with a disability, minorities in ethnicity, or other aspects, they should become a part of it.   What you’ll discover in this show:-        We talk a lot about the why, how, and what of a product, but rarely about the ethics -        How topics like accessibility should be taken into your product -        We’re on the verge of change in the human aspect of work Speakers: Anthony Murphy Product Coach & Director of the Association of Product ProfessionalsAnthony is a Product Coach, Director of the Association of Product Professionals, and Founder of Product Pathways.  As a coach, Anthony helps organizations be successful in products. His experience spans several industries, from Healthcare to even AI and Machine Learning. He has shipped products at every stage of the product life-cycle (even sunset them!) and has worked across start-ups, all the way to large enterprises.  An international keynote speaker and writer. Anthony is also a coffee lover, beer lover, and a father to two cats and a little human. Contact Anthony:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ant-murphy/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ant_murphy Medium: http://antmurphy.medium.com Site: http://antmurphy.me Association of Product Professionals: http://productprofessionals.com Product Pathways: http://productpathways.comSander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: A11y - https://www.a11yproject.comEthics canvas - Mastering Agility events: https://www.meetup.com/mastering-agility/ Discord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUVSupport the show
45:10 13-04-22
S03 E05 Product Ownership in Hybrid Environments with Kai Stevens
We’re two years into the pandemic by now, and things have changed forever. One of those is the way we build products. Not just team-work wise, but just as much the way product ownership has changed.Kai Stevens is one of the most awesome Product Owners/Product Managers that I know, so I decided to ask him to come on the show and talk about what he feels has changed and how deals with these changes.What you’ll discover in this show:-        The pandemic has provided opportunities, for instance by deleting location restrictions -        Due to missing body language, new ways of stakeholder engagement are needed -        OKRs are still highly useful and might even provide more guidance than ever before Speakers: Kai Stevens Group Product Manager Device Experience at tado° || Product Leadership || Product Owner Trainer at Scrum FacilitatorsPassionate product owner driven to build game-changing (software) products together with inspiring people. Guiding and collaborating closely with leadership teams and multi-disciplinary development teams to maximize value. I am experienced in all aspects of product ownership ranging from vision and strategy all the way down to tactics. Colleagues find me pushing the limits to release early and often to validate assumptions and deliver value in rapid pace. When working with me you will experience a compelling WHY at any time while I leave the HOW to others with clear boundaries to become successful.Contact Kai:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaistevens/Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he's an avid writer for predominantly Serious Scrum on Medium.com. Sander has a significant passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.  He gained experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and Leadership consultant in many different top-tier organizations, including Nike and ASML.  Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://xebia.com/academy/nl/trainers/sander-dur https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: PSPO-A by Kai: https://www.scrumfacilitators.nl/etn/pspo-a-19-20-may-2022/Mastering Agility events: https://www.meetup.com/mastering-agility/ Discord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUVSupport the show
53:07 23-03-22
S03 E04 Accelerating your Scrum Formula 1 style with Laurens Bonnema and Laila Nouijeh
Formula 1 is one of Sander’s biggest passions, but also a topic that ties in together really well with business agility. Formula 1 teams need to do so much more than just being shown on tv. There is a whole process behind it, where hundreds of people work together to strive for a single goal; becoming the world champion.Laurens Bonnema and Laila Nouijeh saw the same overlap Sander does, and created an entire talk around it. They’ve been doing this at large conferences like Agile 2019 and the AgilityMasters.com Meetup. Find you what you can do to Accelerate your Scrum Formula 1 style!What you’ll discover in this show:-        Formula 1 teams break goals down into small, granular level improvements -        A race is like the Sprint Review; it is a display of all the work that has gone into it in the past time and now it’s time to elicit feedback -        Hundreds of people CAN work together on a single product Speakers: Laurens BonnemaMentor to leaders creating resilient organizations. I make boring business notes fun!I am an Agile Trainer & Management Consultant and a mentor to leaders creating resilient organizations. I have a strong background in IT with experience in almost every role. I take great pride in my work, and it shows in the recommendations I have received over the years. I strive to merge classic and Agile management in the conviction that it is the future of professional management.  As a Professional Scrum Trainer and SAFe Program Consultant, I help to improve the profession of software delivery as well as marketing, human resources, and finance. I bring my experience in enterprise IT since 1999 and on Scrum Teams since 2006 to my teaching, am a driving force in the Agile community, and am a sought-after speaker at conferences and events. Contact Laurens: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurensbonnema/  Laila NouijehLaïla is a Scrum Master with PGGM where she guides multiple IT teams. Her strong social skills, blistering honesty, and powerful drive enable her to motivate people and teams to max out their awesome. She is curious and inquisitive and continually looks for ways to improve herself and her teams.Contact Laila:https://www.linkedin.com/in/laila-nouijeh-a551579/Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: Discord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUVThe life of a Bolt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iptAkpqjtMQ Support the show
41:25 31-01-22
S03 E03 Empiricism and Science with James Coplien
Agility is more than just product development. It’s the whole mindset, a paradigm shift in the way your organization works. Examples are abundant where empiricism is practiced, for instance in the way the world has to deal with a pandemic like the one that is going on right now.Speaker, author, trainer, consultant, and legend James Coplien joins Sander Dur in this episode of the Mastering Agility podcast to have a great discussion on where he sees business agility has evolved to, how science has taken a few big hits, and the influence of large players on the market.   What you’ll discover in this show:-        Agility didn’t start as agility -        Large players in the market don’t necessarily have a good impact on the overall state of business -        Science has taken a big hit during the last couple of years  Speakers: James CoplienLean/Agile Process and Architecture CoachExecutive consultant in the areas of organizational development and software architecture with more than 40 years of experience. Extensive foundations, experience, and industry leadership in software patterns, organizational patterns, software architecture, and electronic design automation. Innovative integration of deep technical insights and concern for the human side of your business.  Specialties: Software architecture, organizational transformation, software patterns, EDA software, object-oriented design, Agile software development. Certified Scrum Trainer®, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Practitioner, Certified Scrum Product Owner. Contact James: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coplien/ jcoplien@gmail.com Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: Discord community: https://discord.gg/6YJamBJxUV Support the show
55:50 24-01-22
S03 E02 Psychological safety and Human Debt with Duena Blomstrom
Who likes working in an environment where there’s a constant fear of repercussions when voicing an unpopular opinion? Or where someone else steals your glory? No one, right? It’s way more important to feel safe and comfortable speaking up when something is not right. An environment where it’s okay to fail and learn.CEO, serial entrepreneur, Forbes contributor, and public speaker Duena Blomstrom joins Sander Dur to discuss psychological safety and a term that she calls Human Debt and what the impact is on the workspace.  What you’ll discover in this show:-        Psychological safety goes beyond Scrum Teams -        For people to step up and create great teamwork, empowerment is required -        Too often discussions on psychological safety are skipped within organizations  Speakers: Duena Blomstrom Author, Keynote Speaker, Founder, CPO Duena is the author of the book “Emotional Banking: Fixing Culture, Leveraging FinTech and Transforming Retail Banks into Brands”. She is a serial entrepreneur and intrapreneur, a mentor for start-ups, a LinkedIn Top Voice, named an industry influencer in most lists, a Forbes contributor, a blogger with cutting-edge, unconventional and unapologetic opinion style, an international keynote speaker at industry events, the inventor of the EmotionalBanking™ and MoneyMoments concepts and the Co-Founder and CEO of PeopleNotTech Ltd – a software solution provider revolutionizing the organizations of companies that need to use technology and new ways of work focused on the concept of Psychological Safety in high performing teams.Contact Duena:www.duenablomstrom.comwww.peoplenottech.com Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources:   Support the show
47:39 12-01-22
S03 E01 The Empowered Organization with Marty Cagan
Ever since Agile started, different frameworks have emerged. There has been an abundance of training and hyped certificates to get people up to speed. After a few days of following a course, they are now the experts of agility. But does that really support you and your organization in creating the right value? True power comes from empowerment. Having teams and people in the right place, empowered to make the decisions, instead of blindly following the traditional hierarchy is where a lot of organizations could benefit from. Marty Cagan, author and responsible for building products for organizations like HP and eBay, joins us to talk about how empowering organizations.  What you’ll discover in this show:-        Just implementing any framework won’t help you solve your problems -        It takes a whole lot of courage to give power to whoever should have it -        Product Discovery is tough but incredibly valuable  Speakers: Marty CaganPartner, Silicon Valley Product Group Marty Cagan founded the Silicon Valley Product Group in 2003 to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising, and coaching.  Previously, Marty served as an executive responsible for defining and building products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including HP Labs, Netscape Communications, and eBay.Marty is the author of INSPIRED: How To Create Tech Products Customers Love, and the recently released EMPOWERED: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products.  Marty is an invited speaker at conferences and companies worldwide and is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and of the Stanford University Executive Institute. Contact Marty:www.svpg.com Twitter: @cagan LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cagan  Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources:         Support the show
51:42 05-01-22
S02 E17 Tom and Mary Poppendieck on the Agile in Action podcast with Bill Raymond
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55:17 26-12-21
S02 E16 Scaling with Nexus with Patricia Kong and Jesse Houwing
Implementing Scrum is hard. It’s easy to understand, yet hard to implement. It’s a fundamental shift in the way products are being built. And that’s just a single team. Now imagine when multiple teams are going to work together. That provides a new array of challenges to work with.Friend of the show Patricia Kong and Jesse Houwing join Sander Dur to discuss Scrum.org’s scaling model called Nexus. Where do we start? And what things do we needs to consider if we even need to scale at all? Find out right here!What you’ll discover in this show:-        Doing Scrum right is the first thing that you want to do -        Alignment is key for a smooth flow -        Throwing any scaling framework across an entire department at once has big potential threats that could lead to a diminished delivery of value  Speakers: Patricia KongSpeaker * Author * Coach * InstructorPatricia Kong is co-author of "The Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum" published by Pearson and a well-known public speaker and mentor. She is a co-developer of the Evidence-Based Management Framework for Business Agility and Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum. Patricia helps organizations thrive in a complex world by focusing on enterprise innovation and leadership and teams. She is a people advocate and fascinated by organizational behavior and misbehaviors.  Patricia is experienced working with 1$B+ clients focusing on business development and delivery engagements. Patricia lived in France and now lives in her hometown of Boston. Patricia is fluent in 4 languages.Contact Patricia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-kong-2238232/ https://twitter.com/pmoonk88?lang=en Jesse Houwing Trainer, coach and tinkerer My source of inspiration My grandfather had a unique will to understand things and to be able to take them apart and put them back together, either in their original shape, or combine things to turn them into something new. He had been solving little life’s problems using automation long before it became a common thing. The doorbell that signaled the start a vacation full of wonderful experiments and learning now hangs in our little hallway. My ultimate Epic Shit momentTraining people in Scrum, the agile mindset in general, quite often leads people to new insights, epiphanies and sometimes to life changing inspiration. When people contribute that specific training to be a career changing event, that’s epic.Contact Jesse:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessehouwing/Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ Additional resources: The Nexus GuideUpcoming Nexus classesSupport the show
52:36 19-12-21
S02 E15 State of the Agile Manifesto with Arie van Bennekum
In 2001, a group of people with all different styles of developing software came together in a cabin in Utah to find commonalities in all their individual styles. They already knew that traditional, waterfall approached project couldn’t cut it anymore, but what would? The Agile Manifesto was written in that cabin. A manifesto that would have a massive impact on the way we develop products. Arie van Bennekum, part of that group. joins us today to discuss how they got to their agreement in the first place, what he feels is the state of it after 20 years, and how to move forward.  What you’ll discover in this show:-        The manifesto is a fundamental set of principles when working with business agility -        Agility has no end state. But we’re also nowhere near where we could be. -        Pushing the status quo helps to make an agile transformation stick  Speakers: Arie van BennekumThought leader at Wemanity Group and IFAAIArie is a pragmatist who accommodates his pragmatism in structure, discipline and common sense. He is not afraid to enter untrained paths and take risks. He has done this since his first days in health care, later in the armed forces, and he continues to do so today. This has led to his special position as co-author of the Agile Manifesto. In the course of his Agile years Arie has become an expert in the field of business transformations towards Agile on the basis of strategic objectives and link this to very concrete objectives. He focuses on delivering value, bringing efficiency and creating support among stakeholders, through role and chain clarity based on the business model and the work packages.The intellectual property IATM  is basis for this. Arie strongly believes in leading on thebasis of exemplary behavior and from that perspective is also constantlyworking on creating/strengthening an Agile (customer-oriented) culture withinWemanity. Moreover, within Wemanity's culture, there is a strong focus oncontinuous development of professionals and organization, optimal performancebased on knowledge sharing and feedback and clear task and division of roles,for an optimal value delivery to Wemanity's customers. Contact Arie:Www.arievanbennekum.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/ariev3/ https://twitter.com/arievanbennekum Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: Www.agnosticagile.orgWww.wemanity.orgWww.IFAAI.orgThe Agile manifesto:https://agilemanifesto.org/Support the show
55:00 12-12-21
S02 E14 Performance Engineering in Formula 1 with Ernesto Desiderio
Long-time listeners know that I am a massive Formula 1 fan. In previous episodes, former F1 driver Giedo van der Garde and author Jurriaan Kamer were guests to discuss this topic. Being able to learn and adapt between races, continuously innovate, and learn to outperform the competition requires a high-level ability to respond to changing circumstances.In today’s episode, Ernesto Desiderio, Performance Engineer, takes the driver seat in our talk on performance engineering, his experience during the dramatic crash of Romain Grosjean at the end of the 2020 season, he gives away a signed copy of his book AND gives tips on how to get into F1. How’s that for a packed episode?!  What you’ll discover in this show:-        Formula 1 goes hand in hand with continuous learning -        Performance Engineers collaborate with a lot of people at once -        Tips on how to get into F1  Speakers: Ernesto “Ernie” DesiderioPerformance Engineer in Formula 1Ernesto Desiderio is a Performance Engineer and the creator of the P-D-R® (Perception-Decision[1]Reaction) Process. He has been working with the Haas F1 team since 2018, engineering every setup direction with the aim of preparing the best possible car, as well as helping drivers overcome their physical and mental barriers and optimize the speed and consistency of their performances. Before his stint in F1, Ernesto has worked on the LMP1-H project competing in the World Endurance Championship for Toyota in Germany, and before that he had experience working with NASCAR and IndyCar teams through Dallara both in Italy and in USA. Contact Ernesto:linkedin.com/in/ernestodesiderioSander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: The book: https://www.amazon.com/Formula-One-Race-Engineering-Performance-ebook/dp/B09K7QWXWH The crash:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ7_En2xEm4The giveaway link:https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sanderdur_give-away-formula-one-race-engineering-optimizing-activity-6872253646332035072-NAysLeave us a review on Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/mastering-agility-1727952 Support the show
71:40 06-12-21
S02 E13 CoffeeCall with Tom Suter
Trust is built at the coffee machine. At the walk to our cars. At the lunch table. But it’s hard to create that foundation of teamwork when all of our precious time is being spent in continuous only-work-related meetings in the virtual world that the pandemic has created. But there are other options for that!Tom Suter, a co-founder of the CoffeeCall app, takes part in today’s discussion on how his idea can help bridge that gap that started to exist at the beginning of this challenge.   What you’ll discover in this show:-        Informal chats were, and are, highly missed  -        Network building is challenging in a virtual world  -        CoffeeCall is a great tool to have an informal chat while being timeboxed  Speakers: Tom SuterCo-Founder CoffeCallI’m Tom Suter, co-founder of CoffeeCall and a huge fan of Agile and Lean methodologies preferring Scrum. I have a strong belief that every team can achieve astonishing results, become hyper-performing while having great fun. The key element for this is giving and getting trust. For the last 15 years, I’ve been fortunate to help a wide range of great teams and companies.Contact Tom:https://www.linkedin.com/in/tsuter/Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: https://www.coffeecall.com/Leave us a review on Podchaser:  https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/mastering-agility-1727952        Support the show
46:44 29-11-21
S02 E12 Participatory budgetting with FirstRoot with Luke Hohmann
In a previous episode, Lyssa Adkins spoke highly of Luke Hohmann and FirstRoot. FirstRoot lets students work with an actual budget, to come up with ideas, and make those ideas a reality. What do they need to make that concept come to life? What happens when it’s created, who’s going to clean up?Luke Hohmann joins us today to talk about FirstRoot, and what the impact and potential are of participatory budgeting. But by giving away budget, does FirstRoot not impact its own business model? Listen to this week’s episode to hear Luke’s insights on business models, too!What you’ll discover in this show:-        Participatory budgeting gives a whole new impulse to students and financials  -        FirstRoot is a generationally timely company, that would not have worked in the past  -        Designing business models could use a makeoverSpeakers: Luke HohmannFounder at FirstRootFounder and CEO of FirstRoot, Inc. Our mission is to create the next generation of impact investors. Our unique go-to-market strategy supports all stakeholders as youth use participatory budgeting to invest real money in their schools. Youth learn the 5 C's of modern education: creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and civics as they experience true agency and stewardship over their futures, learning through their own experiences how money really works.   The author of four books, numerous articles and cited as an inventor on more than a dozen patents, Luke is an internationally recognized expert in Agile Software Development. Luke co-organized the first Agile conference in 2003, has served on the Board of the Agile Alliance and in partnership with the Scrum Alliance produced the "Collaboration at Scale", the world's largest monthly webinar devoted to helping organizations with 10 or more Scrum teams in 2 or more locations scale agility.    Luke is a highly sought after speaker has as keynoted such conferences as the Agile Alliance conference, Agile Australia, Lean-Agile Scotland, Agile New Zealand, the Austrian Innovation Forum, the CXPA and the SAFe Summit.Contact Luke:https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukehohmann/ Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: https://firstroot.co/ Luke’s book “Beyond Software Architecture”:https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Software-Architecture-Sustaining-Solutions/dp/0201775948  Leave us a review on Podchaser:  https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/mastering-agility-1727952  Support the show
55:56 21-11-21
S02 E11 Serious Scrum with Willem-Jan Ageling and Sjoerd Nyland
Agility and Scrum are topics that people love to talk about and write about. If you just scroll through a random LinkedIn feed, something about Scrum is likely to pop up. Yet the ability to post anything makes it prone to deliver articles with little value or low quality.Today’s guests created a great platform that does not only publish quality articles, it is also a wonderful learning experience for people who like to grow their Scrum knowledge as well as their writing skills. Sjoerd Nyland and Willem-Jan Ageling join us to talk about Serious Scrum.What you’ll discover in this show:-        Serious Scrum has a thriving community -        You don't have to be a prolific writer to start -        Serious Scrum provides a great learning experience Speakers:Willem-Jan AgelingFounder at Serious Scrum👋 My name is Willem-Jan Ageling. I coach teams to create high-value products in complex environments. I am the co-owner of and writer for Serious Scrum. I currently work as a Senior Agile Coach at Worldline.✔️Together with Sjoerd Nijland, I founded the independent community Serious Scrum. With Sjoerd and Maarten Dalmijn, I saw the need to be free from constraints of the latest version of the Scrum Guide. This is why we created the Serious Scrum Playbook, which is our baseline to discuss Scrum.🌊 Founder and owner of Serious Scrum, the largest independent publication and Slack community on Scrum with more than 4000 members.✉️ You can reach out to me by connecting on LinkedIn, or dropping me a message on the Contact Willem-Jan:https://www.linkedin.com/in/willemjanageling/https://medium.com/@WJAgeling Sjoerd NylandFounder at Serious ScrumProfessional Agile Leader (PAL), Scrum Trainer (R2M), Distinguished Scrum Master (PSMIII), Scaled Scrum Professional (SPS), Advanced Professional Product Owner (PSPOII). Kanban Master (PK & PSK), Lean UX facilitator (PSU), Service Design facilitator, Coaching High-Performance Teams. Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Business Practitioner, Authentic Leadership, Evidence-Based Management, E-Commerce Professional. Contact Sjoerd: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sjoerd-nijland-9323376/ Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: The platform: www.seriousscrum.comRoad to Mastery:www.road2masters.comSerious Scrum slackSupport the show
52:29 14-11-21
S02 E10 Dynamic Reteaming at Redgate with Chris Smith
In last week’s episode, Heidi Helfand talked to us about her book “Dynamic Reteaming”. Dynamic Reteaming has great potential to provide when treated correctly. We took the Tuckman model and stable teams for granted for decades. Now Dynamic Reteaming is taking over in complex domains.The thing with theory is, though, that theory does not always map well in practice. Theory is picture-perfect, while practice almost never is. Chris Smith, Head of Product Delivery at Redgate Software, provides a great case study of how this can work in practice!  What you’ll discover in this show:-        What format Redgate uses to do Dynamic Reteaming-        How softskills come to play when working with trust-        What benefits were uncovered at Redgate  Speakers:Chris SmithHead of Product Delivery at Redgate SoftwareChris is Head of Product Delivery at Redgate. His job is to lead the software development teams that work on Redgate's ingeniously simple database software, building teams with clarity of purpose, freedom to act, and a drive to learn. For the last three years, Chris has led Redgate's annual reteaming process which gives people a strong influence over which team they are part of, encouraging them to move towards the work they find most engagingContact Chris: Blog: https://leadingagileteams.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissmithagile/Twitter: https://twitter.com/cj_smithy Email: chris.smith@red-gate.com Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: Leave a review: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/mastering-agility-1727952/reviews Find the book:https://www.heidihelfand.com/dynamic-reteaming-book/https://leadingagileteams.com/category/teams/reteaming/     Support the show
50:30 08-11-21
S02 E09 Dynamic Reteaming with Heidi Helfand
Do you know how most organizations and frameworks advocate for keeping stable teams? Where there is little change in team composition? Today we’re talking about doing the exact opposite. Where a change in team structure is welcome.Heidi Helfand, the author of the book Dynamic Reteaming, sits down with us to discuss the benefits that could be achieved by having more occurring change, rather than keeping things the way they are.  What you’ll discover in this show:-        How Dynamic Reteaming relates to the Tuckman model-        What the effect is on the delivery of value-        What potential could be missed when keeping teams the way they are   Speakers:Heidi HelfandAuthor of Dynamic ReteamingHeidi Helfand is the author of the book Dynamic Reteaming. She coaches software development teams using practical, people-focused techniques, with the goal of building resilient organizations as they double and triple in size.Heidi is currently VP of Engineering Growth at Kin Insurance, which offers affordable coverage to homeowners in catastrophe-prone regions.  Her 20+ year career in SAAS launched Procore Technologies and AppFolio to IPO and Expertcity to acquisition by Citrix. She was on the original development team that built GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. Heidi is based in Southern California.  Contact Heidihttps://www.heidihelfand.com/Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: Find the book:https://www.heidihelfand.com/dynamic-reteaming-book/     Support the show
51:11 01-11-21
S02 E08 Professional Agile Leadership with Evidence Based Management with Magdalena Firlit
Peter Drucker famously said: “You can’t improve what you can’t measure”. Measurements and metrics are incredibly useful when it comes to product improvement, having the desire to get a better market position or just improvement of yourself as an individual. But then the next challenge; what to measure? And why?Magdalena Firlit, Agile Transformation Consultant and Professional Scrum Trainer, talks to us about the PAL-EBM (Professional Agile Leadership Management with Evidence-Based Management) framework. Patricia Kong was a guest earlier this year to talk about EBM, but how does it relate to leadership?  What you’ll discover in this show:-        You can start creating metrics at any time-        It’s a dialogue between (top-level) management and teams, not a top-down approach-        Measuring less than all four Key Value Areas leaves out great potential data   Speakers:Magdalena FirlitAgile Transformation ConsultantI am a Professional Scrum Trainer, Agile transformation consultant, trainer, mentor, life and business coach (graduated postgraduate university course in coaching (ICF compliant) and training. I am also a lecturer at the Universities teaching a postgraduate course for managers “Holilider”, Introduction to Agile and Agile Leadership. I gained many years of professional experience, working for several companies, observing their Agility path. I specialize in Agile transformation. I cooperate with organizations of various sizes (large, medium, small, start-ups) and with all levels – from teams to C-level. It is most important to me to understand company needs, why do they want to change, what benefits does the transformation brings.Contact Magdalenahttps://magdalenafirlit.com/agileinthespotlight.comhttps://www.youtube.com/c/MagdalenaFirlitAgileInTheSpotlight/featuredhttps://twitter.com/magda_firlithttps://www.linkedin.com/in/magdalenafirlit/Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en Additional resources: Read the EBM Guide Magdalena’s articles:https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/pitfalls-challenges-implementing-ebm https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/success-implementing-ebm  Metric software:https://aldente.cloud/ Support the show
43:40 25-10-21
S02 E07 The End of Scrum? with David Pereira
Ever since the industrial revolution, we’ve been working with bosses and managers. Two/three decades ago, business agility started to take over the way organizations have been developing their products and thinking about how to overcome the challenges they’re facing. Now we’re in the second half of 2021, and David Pereira sees a massive impediment in making an agile transformation stick. In today’s show, David discusses what he sees could potentially introduce the end of Scrum.  What you’ll discover in this show:-        The current state of Scrum implementations could be improved-        Leadership and management plays a crucial role in that-        Letting go of command and control is keeping organizations from advancing Speakers:David PereiraHead of Product ManagementI am a passionate Product Leader with ten years of product management experience. Over the last years, I led many product teams in successful endeavors.  Some highlights of my journey are: • Reinventing the route planning for thousands of people over Brazil. I led this project from concept to go-live. It resulted in 4M USD cost saving with a 200K USD investment. • Innovate the secondhand car market in Brazil. We created a business of 200M USD per year. I was responsible for three Product Teams. I led them in discovering solutions that innovated this market. • Exponential marketplace growth: from 500K € to 45M € revenue per year. My role was to find alternatives on how to scale the business, I was the Product Owner of it.  Curiosity drives me daily. My biggest fear is the comfort zone. Curiosity spurs action; knowledge kills it.   One of my hobbies is writing articles. I share my ideas on Medium, and I'm an editor at Serious Scrum.Contact David:https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidavpereira/Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.orghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: Find David on: o   Mediumo   LinkedIno   YouTube  Find David’s Udemy courses:https://www.udemy.com/user/david-pereira-51/Related articles:Sorry Scrum the game might be over for youAgile Manifesto is gone. We need a Product Manifesto https://mdalmijn.com/stop-locking-estimates-start-forecasting/  Support the show
51:27 18-10-21
S02 E06 Embracing Conflict with Tricia Broderick
People are complex. When we work with other people for a while, the probability that some form of conflict will arise goes up. Conflict can be truly uncomfortable. However, no progress is without conflict. It’s the way we handle it that creates that progress. Constructive disagreements with the right support can be very powerful. Communication is key. But it could go sideways real fast, too.In this episode of Mastering Agility, Tricia Broderick (leadership and organizational advisor, founder at Ignite) is passionately open about what conflict does to her, how teams and organizations can use it, and a whole lot more! What you’ll discover in this show:-        The difference between drama and conflict-        Conflict, when handled correctly, is useful in your evolution as a team-        What to do with feedback that’s not that clear   Speakers:Tricia BroderickFounder at Ignite insight + innovation Tricia Broderick is a leadership and organizational advisor. Tricia has over twenty years of experience in the software development industry. Her transformational leadership, at all levels of an organization, ignites the growth of leaders and high-performing teams to deliver quality outcomes.  Tricia boldly role models putting people first.  Her aim is to create inclusive connections and collaborations that challenge and support people in an authentic, vulnerable, and engaging way. As a result, she is a highly-rated trainer, coach, facilitator, and motivational keynote speaker.  In 2020, she founded Ignite Insight + Innovation.When not traveling to experience the world, Tricia lives in Denver with her family.Contact Tricia:https://www.linkedin.com/in/tricia-broderick/ https://igniteii.com/Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. Masteringagility.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources:  Support the show
52:50 11-10-21
S02 E05 Applying Scrum with Kanban with Andy Hiles
Scrum is purposely incomplete. It is a framework that perfectly lends itself to build upon. There are so many complimentary practices that can be used with Scrum. Kanban is one of those. You might even have used aspects of it without knowing it! Andy Hiles, Owner of Agile Rocks - Training and Coaching, just released his first book on Applying Scrum with Kanban. Personally, I think it’s a masterpiece that’s easy to read. And the best thing about this show.. He’s giving signed copies away!What you’ll discover in this show:-        Scrum and Kanban are not mutually exclusive -        Even though the title suggests otherwise, this is not a pointless book-        Behavior changes trump any framework    Speakers:Andy HilesOwner of Agile Rocks - Training and Coaching Andy is a highly experienced agile practitioner, Scrum coach, and Professional Scrum and professional Kanban Trainer.  Over his years of working in both the private and public sectors, he has developed a deep understanding of the challenges around organizational complexity and the impact on delivery teams and behavior.  A firm believer that great teams build great products, Andy strives for success and in doing so displays his experience and passion for agile in every engagement.  Contact Andy Hiles:https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahiles/https://agilerocks.co.uk/Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: Buy the book!: https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B09H5169Q1https://agilerocks.co.uk/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe378dTE928fCAkhmZr63UAhttps://www.scrum.org/andy-hiles  Support the show
53:10 04-10-21
S02 E04 Workplace Jazz with Gerald J. Leonard
I frequently ask people where they see any form of agility outside of regular development. Joe Justice initially triggered me with that thought during our conversation in the previous season’s episode. A lot of answers passed the revue but never has anyone mentioned Jazz. Yet, Gerald J. Leonard has written a book around this very example. The smooth sound and the way jazz musicians play work together are similar to how agile teams work together. Inspecting and adapting how they create the value, that beautiful sound. Gerald has some very excellent comparisons to share with us!What you’ll discover in this show:-        Concert halls can help you in delivering value -        Jazz players adapt to each other like people in Agile teams-        Beauty, as always, lies in the eyes of the beholder    Speakers:Gerald J. LeonardAuthor | Online Courses | Strategic PMO Advisor for Government and Fortune 500 | C-IQ Coach | TEDx Speaker | Bassist | Angel Investor | Gerald J. Leonard offers a unique approach to accomplishing more productivity in the workplace. As an accomplished musician, creativity, innovation, and peak performance are part of my world. Gerald leverages these very principles to give your business the edge needed to succeed in a highly competitive workplace. He's the author of Culture Is The Bass: 7 Principles for Developing A Culture That Works and Workplace Jazz: How to IMPROVISE – 9 Steps to Creating High-Performing Agile Project Teams.  Contact Jurgen Appelo:https://www.linkedin.com/in/geraldjleonard/https://geraldjleonard.com/Sander Dur (host)Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanderdur/ https://agilitymasters.com/en https://sander-dur.medium.com/ Additional resources: https://geraldjleonard.com/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrl2kR2UdHM Support the show
41:11 27-09-21