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Joshua Kerievsky

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Over the past decade, innovative companies, software industry thought leaders and lean/agile pioneers have discovered simpler, sturdier, more streamlined ways to be agile. These modern approaches share a focus on producing exceptional outcomes and growing an outstanding culture. Today, it makes far more sense to bypass antiquated agility in favor of modern approaches. Modern agile methods are defined by four guiding principles: Make People Awesome; Make Safety a Prerequisite; Experiment and Learn Rapidly and Deliver Value Continuously. World famous organizations like Google, Amazon, AirBnB, Etsy and others are living proof of the power of these four principles. However, you don’t need to be a name brand company to leverage modern agile wisdom.

Latest Episodes

Interview with Emilia D'Anzica

Episode 33 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Emilia D’Anzica, an industry leader in the emerging field of customer success. Emilia is currently a partner at Winning by Design, which recently acquired her self-founded company, Customer Growth Advisors. Emilia shares her story as a CS strategist and consultant, where she has helped companies increase sales by ditching the standard sales process for a more personal and emotional sales experience, focused on enlarging the impact a product/service has on a customer, and increasing sales from renewal of the product/service.

16 MINMAY 23
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Interview with Emilia D'Anzica

Interview with Mike Rizzi

Episode 32 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Mike Rizzi, a veteran software developer, engineer, pragmatic geek, lean/agile coach, honorary Gujurati and DJ. Mike tells a fabulous sorry about practicing financial safety in software development at a healthcare company. integrating a seemingly small feature into a huge automated interface that is connected to over 1,200 backend systems and the challenges of staying agile in that space. Also, Mike shares a story about his how his lifelong ski instructor lived Lean and intuitively applied agile principles to his teaching.

16 MINAPR 13
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Interview with Mike Rizzi

Interview with Stas Zvinyatskyovsky

Episode 31 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Stas Zvinyatskyovsky, a managing Director at Solutions IQ/Accenture, a software architect and engineering leader. We talk about the epic journey that Stas co-led to help Yahoo move from a slow, manual, error-prone development process to a smooth, fast and reliable process with continuous deployment. We discuss the cultural issues and challenges associated with this difficult journey, which Stas calls Taking the Elephant Out of the Tar Pit.

17 MINAPR 5
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Interview with Stas Zvinyatskyovsky

Interview with Ted M Young

Episode 30 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Ted M. Young, a veteran software practitioner, designer and instructor. Ted and I discuss the difference between using scaffolding and safety nets when changing code and what is means to program safely. We also discuss the need for awesome examples of great code from which people can learn, the idea of a “microlith” (a micro edition of a monolith) and we end with a discussion of viscosity in code and the importance of developing a sense of self awareness as a developer.

18 MIN2018 DEC 11
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Interview with Ted M Young

Joshua Kerievsky talking about a Retrospective technique

Episode 29 of the Modern Agile Show features Joshua Kerievsky discussing Retrospectives. He tells a story of a team’s iteration retrospectives and how the same problem kept coming up, with no resolution in sight. Finally, by making it safe for an individual to speak up, he was able to help the person get past a problem. This reveals a need for a fabulous tool by Norm Kerth, the author of Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews. The tool helps teams assess how safe they feel to speak up. Using this tool, before a retrospectives begins, is a valuable way to understand what people are comfortable to say or not say and it can reveal when a team has a psychological safety issue.

12 MIN2018 SEP 19
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Joshua Kerievsky talking about a Retrospective technique

Interview with Arlo Belshee

Episode 28 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Arlo Belshee, a pioneering agilest who is constantly pushing the boundaries of agility, from planning to programming. Arlo was at the deliver:Agile conference in Austin, Texas to talk about mastering legacy code via ultra-safe refactorings. Arlo describes “recipes” that people can execute manually on languages that have lacked automated refactoring tools (like C++). Together with his colleagues at Tableaux software, Arlo has helped to find a way to solve the classic chicken-and-egg problem of not being able to refactor because you lack tests and not being able to test code without first refactoring. The safe recipes use the type system and rely on the compiler to ensure that you can indeed refactor without automated tests and that the design transformations you make are perfectly safe. Each recipe involves micro-changes that together help you safely make important design changes. Arlo explains how his approach to ultra...

19 MIN2018 MAY 12
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Interview with Arlo Belshee

Interview with Sam McAfee

Episode 27 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Sam McAfee, a product management coach and author of the book, Startup Patterns. Sam explains some of the main reasons why enterprise agile teams fail, based on a popular Medium.com post that he wrote. He explains that organizations that have achieved success in a product area have operationalized work to contain risk and drive out variability. Unfortunately, that work tends to not fit so well with innovation work. Rigid, top-down, command-and-control style management rarely fits well a strong, self-directed team-based model. Financial incentives and annual reviews also tend to get in the way, as they tend to be focused on individuals rather than teams. Sam describes the importance of building a flexible, adaptable learning culture in order for enterprise agile to thrive. You need supportive leaders at the top and it can help to develop an innovative space or area that is separate from the main business. Innovation work ...

19 MIN2018 APR 1
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Interview with Sam McAfee

Interview with Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Episode 26 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Mary and Tom Poppendieck, co-authors of numerous excellent books, including Lean Software Development, Leading Lean Software Development and The Lean Mindset. Mary gave a wonderful keynote at the Scandinavian Agile conference (2018) called Proxies and Permissions. In that talk, Mary pointed out that she and Tom believe that “people ought to be able to figure things out for themselves” rather than being fed recipes. In Mary’s talk she highlighted Bret Victor's (@worrydream) Designer’s Principle (from his talk, Inventing on Principle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGqwX...) that “creators need an immediate connection with what they create.” Mary describes how important it is for people on agile teams to be "autonomous and asynchronous”, to get feedback rapidly from what they build instead of waiting a long time to see the impact of what you do. This is especially true if you are running experiments. Mary and Tom d...

19 MIN2018 MAR 27
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Interview with Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Interview with Colleen Johnson, Founder and CEO, ScatterSpoke

Episode 23 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Colleen Johnson, Founder and CEO of ScatterSpoke, a tool for more effective team retrospectives. Colleen recounts how difficult it can be to put the agile practices to work when you’re building your own product. She mentions the ease of falling into “MVP bloat”, adding too many features to your early product and not delivering early enough. Colleen describes how ScatterSpoke supports the practice of Continuous Retrospectives by letting people continuously submit (via tools like Slack) messages that get saved in ScatterSpoke. Colleen mentions her work with responsive roadmapping, a pull-based and capacity-oriented approach to roadmapping that constantly considers changing customer needs instead of nailing down a concrete plan that isn’t supposed to change.

19 MIN2018 MAR 20
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Interview with Colleen Johnson, Founder and CEO, ScatterSpoke

Interview with Woody Zuill

Episode 22 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Woody Zuill, father of Mob Programming, a pioneer of #NoEstimates and an experienced Lean/Agile trainer and coach. Woody describes the early origins and influences of Mob Programming, including the study groups that he conducted at Hunter Industries. Woody describes the importance of daily Retrospectives in order to improve every day. He also explains how Mob Programming helps humans work well together and how the practice of mobbing helped him become a better person.

28 MIN2018 MAR 11
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Interview with Woody Zuill

Latest Episodes

Interview with Emilia D'Anzica

Episode 33 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Emilia D’Anzica, an industry leader in the emerging field of customer success. Emilia is currently a partner at Winning by Design, which recently acquired her self-founded company, Customer Growth Advisors. Emilia shares her story as a CS strategist and consultant, where she has helped companies increase sales by ditching the standard sales process for a more personal and emotional sales experience, focused on enlarging the impact a product/service has on a customer, and increasing sales from renewal of the product/service.

16 MINMAY 23
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Interview with Emilia D'Anzica

Interview with Mike Rizzi

Episode 32 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Mike Rizzi, a veteran software developer, engineer, pragmatic geek, lean/agile coach, honorary Gujurati and DJ. Mike tells a fabulous sorry about practicing financial safety in software development at a healthcare company. integrating a seemingly small feature into a huge automated interface that is connected to over 1,200 backend systems and the challenges of staying agile in that space. Also, Mike shares a story about his how his lifelong ski instructor lived Lean and intuitively applied agile principles to his teaching.

16 MINAPR 13
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Interview with Mike Rizzi

Interview with Stas Zvinyatskyovsky

Episode 31 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Stas Zvinyatskyovsky, a managing Director at Solutions IQ/Accenture, a software architect and engineering leader. We talk about the epic journey that Stas co-led to help Yahoo move from a slow, manual, error-prone development process to a smooth, fast and reliable process with continuous deployment. We discuss the cultural issues and challenges associated with this difficult journey, which Stas calls Taking the Elephant Out of the Tar Pit.

17 MINAPR 5
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Interview with Stas Zvinyatskyovsky

Interview with Ted M Young

Episode 30 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Ted M. Young, a veteran software practitioner, designer and instructor. Ted and I discuss the difference between using scaffolding and safety nets when changing code and what is means to program safely. We also discuss the need for awesome examples of great code from which people can learn, the idea of a “microlith” (a micro edition of a monolith) and we end with a discussion of viscosity in code and the importance of developing a sense of self awareness as a developer.

18 MIN2018 DEC 11
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Interview with Ted M Young

Joshua Kerievsky talking about a Retrospective technique

Episode 29 of the Modern Agile Show features Joshua Kerievsky discussing Retrospectives. He tells a story of a team’s iteration retrospectives and how the same problem kept coming up, with no resolution in sight. Finally, by making it safe for an individual to speak up, he was able to help the person get past a problem. This reveals a need for a fabulous tool by Norm Kerth, the author of Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews. The tool helps teams assess how safe they feel to speak up. Using this tool, before a retrospectives begins, is a valuable way to understand what people are comfortable to say or not say and it can reveal when a team has a psychological safety issue.

12 MIN2018 SEP 19
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Joshua Kerievsky talking about a Retrospective technique

Interview with Arlo Belshee

Episode 28 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Arlo Belshee, a pioneering agilest who is constantly pushing the boundaries of agility, from planning to programming. Arlo was at the deliver:Agile conference in Austin, Texas to talk about mastering legacy code via ultra-safe refactorings. Arlo describes “recipes” that people can execute manually on languages that have lacked automated refactoring tools (like C++). Together with his colleagues at Tableaux software, Arlo has helped to find a way to solve the classic chicken-and-egg problem of not being able to refactor because you lack tests and not being able to test code without first refactoring. The safe recipes use the type system and rely on the compiler to ensure that you can indeed refactor without automated tests and that the design transformations you make are perfectly safe. Each recipe involves micro-changes that together help you safely make important design changes. Arlo explains how his approach to ultra...

19 MIN2018 MAY 12
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Interview with Arlo Belshee

Interview with Sam McAfee

Episode 27 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Sam McAfee, a product management coach and author of the book, Startup Patterns. Sam explains some of the main reasons why enterprise agile teams fail, based on a popular Medium.com post that he wrote. He explains that organizations that have achieved success in a product area have operationalized work to contain risk and drive out variability. Unfortunately, that work tends to not fit so well with innovation work. Rigid, top-down, command-and-control style management rarely fits well a strong, self-directed team-based model. Financial incentives and annual reviews also tend to get in the way, as they tend to be focused on individuals rather than teams. Sam describes the importance of building a flexible, adaptable learning culture in order for enterprise agile to thrive. You need supportive leaders at the top and it can help to develop an innovative space or area that is separate from the main business. Innovation work ...

19 MIN2018 APR 1
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Interview with Sam McAfee

Interview with Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Episode 26 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Mary and Tom Poppendieck, co-authors of numerous excellent books, including Lean Software Development, Leading Lean Software Development and The Lean Mindset. Mary gave a wonderful keynote at the Scandinavian Agile conference (2018) called Proxies and Permissions. In that talk, Mary pointed out that she and Tom believe that “people ought to be able to figure things out for themselves” rather than being fed recipes. In Mary’s talk she highlighted Bret Victor's (@worrydream) Designer’s Principle (from his talk, Inventing on Principle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGqwX...) that “creators need an immediate connection with what they create.” Mary describes how important it is for people on agile teams to be "autonomous and asynchronous”, to get feedback rapidly from what they build instead of waiting a long time to see the impact of what you do. This is especially true if you are running experiments. Mary and Tom d...

19 MIN2018 MAR 27
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Interview with Mary and Tom Poppendieck

Interview with Colleen Johnson, Founder and CEO, ScatterSpoke

Episode 23 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Colleen Johnson, Founder and CEO of ScatterSpoke, a tool for more effective team retrospectives. Colleen recounts how difficult it can be to put the agile practices to work when you’re building your own product. She mentions the ease of falling into “MVP bloat”, adding too many features to your early product and not delivering early enough. Colleen describes how ScatterSpoke supports the practice of Continuous Retrospectives by letting people continuously submit (via tools like Slack) messages that get saved in ScatterSpoke. Colleen mentions her work with responsive roadmapping, a pull-based and capacity-oriented approach to roadmapping that constantly considers changing customer needs instead of nailing down a concrete plan that isn’t supposed to change.

19 MIN2018 MAR 20
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Interview with Colleen Johnson, Founder and CEO, ScatterSpoke

Interview with Woody Zuill

Episode 22 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Woody Zuill, father of Mob Programming, a pioneer of #NoEstimates and an experienced Lean/Agile trainer and coach. Woody describes the early origins and influences of Mob Programming, including the study groups that he conducted at Hunter Industries. Woody describes the importance of daily Retrospectives in order to improve every day. He also explains how Mob Programming helps humans work well together and how the practice of mobbing helped him become a better person.

28 MIN2018 MAR 11
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Interview with Woody Zuill