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Sustainable Xagility™ - board & executive c-suite agility for the organization's direction of travel

Sustainable Xagility™ - board & executive c-suite agility for the organization's direction of travel

By John Coleman
John interviews leading executives and top folks from agility. The truth is that agility can't be bought in a box. Take the hard road and make competitor-beating progress. Try "re-wilded" Product Management, DevOps, Lean/Agile for the c-suite.

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Heidi Helfand on Dynamic Reteaming, the evolution of teams, eco-cycle mapping and the Bus Factor
Heidi Helfand joins me on this episode of the Xagility™ podcast to discuss her wonderful book: Dynamic Reteaming as well as her five patterns for dynamic reteaming. Packed with anecdotes and over two decades of experience, this episode is guaranteed to make you laugh, think and learn.    Heidi Helfand is a software engineering leader with 20+ years of experience helping fast-growing companies double and triple in size. Her book, Dynamic Reteaming, details people-focused patterns and tactics to help companies thrive through hypergrowth. Heidi is currently VP of Engineering Growth at Kin, an insurance tech company that offers affordable coverage to homeowners in catastrophe-prone regions. Heidi is based in Southern California. CPCC, ICF PCC.   Heidi's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidihelfand/ John Coleman's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johncolemanagilitychef
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June 21, 2022
Joe Justice on his career, Tesla, Space X and agility
Joe Justice, founder of WIKISPEED,  brings his extensive expertise and humour on this episode of the Xagility podcast!   Joe Justice is author of Scrum Master, published in 7 languages. Joe has worked with Bill Gates, the leadership team at Amazon, and operated the Agile program at Tesla for Elon Musk. Joe founded WIKISPEED which became an example of automotive design and production speed in a fun, egalitarian culture. Joe enjoys collaborating as a board member, writing, teaching, and running companies to make a good future arrive faster.   Joe's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joejustice John's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johncolemanagilitychef
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May 31, 2022
Gene Gendel on his LeSS career, LeSS case studies and whether we can measure adaptiveness
The one and only Gene Gendel joins us on this episode of the Xagility™ podcast. Amongst other important topics, the speaker discusses important nuances such as the geographical restraint to agile adoption, whether LeSS is a framework and the importance of getting executives onboard with LeSS adoptions.  0:00 On the beginning of large scale scrum (LeSS) and his journey into LeSS 9:19 The fallacy big corporations have on the need to scale 12:57 LeSS Case Studies steps and the rigorous process 17:30 Is there such thing as a level of readiness organizations must consider when adopting LeSS? 20:13 Getting executives onboard with the product mindset 21:38 Can we measure adaptiveness? Find Gene on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ggnyc
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April 26, 2022
Bruce McCarthy on his career, product vs project management, and getting roadmaps right
This week, the Xagility podcast has the pleasure of welcoming the amazing Bruce McCarthy.   Bruce has authored Product Manager versus Project Manager and co-authored Product Roadmaps Reloaded: how to set direction while embracing uncertainty along with C Todd Lombardo, Evan Ryan, and Michael Connors.    In this episode, Bruce and John discuss the definition of product, product vs project management, probabilistic forecasting, and the importance of using roadmaps right.    Bruce McCarthy's linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucemccarthy/
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April 14, 2022
VIDEO: Bruce McCarthy on his career, product vs project management, and getting roadmaps right
This week, the Xagility podcast has the pleasure of welcoming the amazing Bruce McCarthy.   Bruce has authored Product Manager versus Project Manager and co-authored Product Roadmaps Reloaded: how to set direction while embracing uncertainty along with C Todd Lombardo, Evan Ryan, and Michael Connors.    In this episode, Bruce and John discuss the definition of product, product vs project management, probabilistic forecasting, and the importance of using roadmaps right.    Bruce McCarthy's linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucemccarthy/
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April 14, 2022
VIDEO Jim Benson on Personal Kanban, The Collaboration Equation and the system of Humane Management
Jim Benson joins John Coleman on this week's episode to discuss a lifetime of experience, Jim's Book 'The Collaboration Equation', the system of humane management, leadership & tangibles as well as advice on how to tackle the common stakeholder question 'when will it be done?', what goes on in the obeya rooms and why the most beautiful boards look like a huge mess. Time stamps: 1:10 - Jim’s story & the beginning of Modus Cooperandi 4:25 - Coping strategies for large scale projects with lots of dependencies 6:49 - Jim’s book ‘The Collaboration Equation’ 8:22 - Personal Kanban: a deeper look 13:25 - The system of humane management 24:09 - Leadership & tangibles 27:05 - ‘When will it be done?’ 31:57 - Obeya Rooms 44:34 - ‘The most beautiful board looks like a fricking mess’
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March 29, 2022
Jim Benson on Personal Kanban, The Collaboration Equation and the system of Humane Management
Jim Benson joins John Coleman on this week's episode to discuss a lifetime of experience, Jim's Book 'The Collaboration Equation', the system of humane management, leadership & tangibles as well as advice on how to tackle the common stakeholder question 'when will it be done?', what goes on in the obeya rooms and why the most beautiful boards look like a huge mess.  Time stamps: 1:10 - Jim’s story & the beginning of Modus Cooperandi 4:25 - Coping strategies for large scale projects with lots of dependencies 6:49 - Jim’s book ‘The Collaboration Equation’ 8:22 - Personal Kanban: a deeper look 13:25 - The system of humane management 24:09 - Leadership & tangibles 27:05 - ‘When will it be done?’ 31:57 - Obeya Rooms 44:34 - ‘The most beautiful board looks like a fricking mess’
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March 29, 2022
Indi Young on why you shouldn't look at a problem through the aperture of a solution
In this video version of the Xagility podcast, the incredible Indi Young joins me to talk about why you shouldn't look at a problem through the aperture of a solution and the effect this can have on overall performance.   Packed with metaphors and anecdotes, this episode is the perfect mix of fun stories and incredible wisdom.   Indi's website: https://indiyoung.com/Indi's book: https://indiyoung.com/books-time-to-l...  Episode transcript available here: https://share.descript.com/view/Td8V7...  Alternatively, if you wish to listen in audio format:  https://linktr.ee/johncolemanxagility
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March 16, 2022
Indi Young on why you shouldn't look at a problem through the aperture of a solution
In this video version of the Xagility podcast, the incredible Indi Young joins me to talk about why you shouldn't look at a problem through the aperture of a solution and the effect this can have on overall performance.   Packed with metaphors and anecdotes, this episode is the perfect mix of fun stories and incredible wisdom.   Indi's website: https://indiyoung.com/  Indi's book: https://indiyoung.com/books-time-to-listen/ Episode transcript available here: https://share.descript.com/view/Td8V7...  Alternatively, if you wish to listen in audio format:  https://linktr.ee/johncolemanxagility
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March 15, 2022
An interview with Jared Spool
Jared M. Spool is a Maker of Awesomeness at Center Centre – UIE. Center Centre is the school he started with Leslie Jensen-Inman to create industry-ready User Experience Designers. UIE is Center Centre’s professional development arm, dedicated to understanding what it takes for organizations to produce competitively great products and services. In the 43 years he’s been in the tech field, he’s worked with hundreds of organizations, written two books, published hundreds of articles and podcasts, and tours the world speaking to audiences everywhere. When he can, he does his laundry in Andover, Massachusetts.
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December 16, 2021
Klaus Leopold on the value of Flight Levels and his book Rethinking Agile: Why Agile Teams Have Nothing To Do With Business Agility
The Xagility™ podcast has the immense pleasure of having the amazing Klaus Leopold on this week's episode. Tune in to hear Klaus talk about the beginning of his career, the start of Flight Levels and some fantastic case studies. 0:52 The Beginning of Klaus' career 4:37 The Birth of Flight Levels 6:08 Rethinking Agile & The Birth of Flight Levels Academy 10:24 Flight Level One and Flight Level Two 12:23 Work items & delivering value 16:28 Co-ordinating multiple functions & getting people to listen to you and how Flight Levels helps 21:48 Stable and unstable systems 27:23 Separating between active work and inactive work 33:35 Flight Level two and three sessions 36:15 Case studies and the future of Flight Levels The video version of this episode is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PR1ygaPfHA&t=1308s
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October 18, 2021
Reviewing Cynefin - weaving sense making into the fabric of our world with Dave Snowden
This week, the Xagility podcast has the pleasure of hosting Dave Snowden to discuss his latest book, Cynefin weaving sense-making into the fabric of our world publication in 2020. Sit back, relax and enjoy.  Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLAyXnUx_TU Check out Dave's book here: https://www.cognitive-edge.com/cynefinbook/
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October 05, 2021
The theory of Scrum team effectiveness and evidence supporting it with Christiaan Verwijs and Dr Daniel Russo
Have you ever wondered what makes Scrum teams effective? Perhaps you have found some theories online but do any of them have any scientific evidence? We bet not. This episode brings you 5 years worth of research by the extremely knowledgeable Christiaan Verwijs and Dr Daniel Russo. Throughout the last half decade, these two have embarked on a journey to shed more light on what it is exactly that makes scrum teams effective whilst also debunking some of the common myths and thought patterns. Having a scientifically backed answer not only adds to the field of scrum but also brings certainty - guidelines for effectiveness. This one is revolutionary. Tune in.
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July 12, 2021
The theory of Scrum team effectiveness and evidence supporting it with Christiaan Verwijs and Dr Daniel Russo (TRAILER)
Have you ever wondered what makes Scrum teams effective? Perhaps you have found some theories online but do any of them have any scientific evidence? We bet not.  This episode brings you 5 years worth of research by the extremely knowledgeable Christiaan Verwijs and Dr Daniel Russo. Throughout the last half decade, these two have embarked on a journey to shed more light on what it is exactly that makes scrum teams effective whilst also debunking some of the common myths and thought patterns.  Having a scientifically backed answer not only adds to the field of scrum but also brings certainty - guidelines for effectiveness.  This one is revolutionary. Tune in. 
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July 12, 2021
Robert Kinnerfelt chats with John Coleman about Holacracy and Sociocracy (Teaser)
Ever wondered what the terms "Holacracy" and "Sociocracy" mean in the context of agile? How do we define and implement them? What is their effect? Well wonder no more, Robert Kinnerfelt joins this week's Xagility™ episode to provide you all the answers. Alongside the host, John Coleman, both speakers dive in the ins and outs of Holacracy and Sociocracy and how they impact organisations.  Put your headphones on, the show is about to begin. 
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June 29, 2021
Walking through Empowered with Marty Cagan (Teaser)
Are you a manager? If so, would you consider coaching to be your responsibility? Do you consider that in your role as a manager, exercising coaching responsibility is one of the many cogs making a great company? If you answered "No", let us de-mystify why it is your responsibility and how this contributes to making a good company. Perhaps this snippet will spark your interest however we must warn you it encapsulates only a fraction of the total wisdom shared throughout this episode. Tune in, these 51 minutes have the potential to shift your perspective and provide clarity. What are you waiting for?
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June 25, 2021
Walking through Empowered with Marty Cagan
This week, Xagility™ has the immense pleasure of hosting the incredible Marty Cagan to discuss his fantastic book: "Empowered: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products". Marty Cagan is the author of Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love, and Empowered: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products. He has performed and managed virtually all of the roles in a modern software product organization, including product management, software development, product marketing, user experience design, software testing, engineering management, and executive management. He is the founder of the Silicon Valley Product Group, where he helps others create successful products through his writing, speaking, advising, and coaching. Marty has served as an executive responsible for defining and building products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including Hewlett-Packard, Netscape Communications, and eBay. Packed with anecdotes, humor as well as pure wisdom, this episode is guaranteed to inspire you (pun intended) as the speakers dive deep into the core themes underlying Marty's book and discuss how to create tech products customers love! So what are you waiting for? Tune in and get inspired!
51:18
June 23, 2021
Developing intrapeneurs with Denise Pereira Carvalho
Is innovation about questioning or answering? Do you innovate with or only for your customers? Where exactly do you think innovation gets stopped within the corporation? How do we develop intrapeneurs?  These questions are often overlooked or indeed never raised the consequence of which is stifled innovation. But yet they are so paramount to the overall wellbeing of an organisation.  How do you nurture innovation and develop intrapeneurs?
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June 09, 2021
Developing intrapeneurs with Denise Pereira Carvalho (Taster/Exec Summary)
Is innovation about questioning or answering? Do you innovate with or only for your customers? Where exactly do you think innovation gets stopped within the corporation? How do we develop intrapeneurs?  These questions are often overlooked or indeed never raised. But yet they are paramount to the overall wellbeing of an organisation. How do you nurture innovation?
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June 08, 2021
Mike Burrows on the 2nd Edition of Agendashift™
Mike Burrows joins John Coleman to talk about the second edition of the widely successful AgendaShift™ and its subsequent conference. This episode is infused with real-life anecdotes as well as experience and humour. Mike takes the listeners on an enriched account of his book writing journey, his inspiration and his passion. Sit tight and enjoy the episode!
40:55
June 01, 2021
Tobias Mayer on agility
Taking a seat at the Xagility™ table this week is Tobias Mayer.  Tobias takes the listeners on a thorough account of agility as he recalls the world of agile through his own lenses and of course, experiences. Packed with anecdotes as well as perspective, this episode is guaranteed to give you a brand new impression of agile.  Tobias Mayer is a certified Scrum educator (Scrum Alliance CST), an advisor, guide and mentor to those interested in humane and purposeful work places.  Tune in for a fresh perspective you never knew you needed!  
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May 11, 2021
Discussing "Agendashift ™" with Mike Burrows
Mike Burrows, author of the uber successful "Agendashift™" joins John Coleman on this week's episode of the Xagility™ podcast.  Mike and John discuss the underlying rationale of "Agendashift™" as well as recalling Mike's book writing process.  The discussion then shifts to the contributions "Agendashift™" has made to the world of Agile and the success it has received since its publishing. This discussion exists against the background of what the agile world looked like before the arrival of "Agendashift™" as both hosts highlight the significant changes and improvements this book has achieved in the bigger holistic framework of agile.  Hold on to your socks, this one is guaranteed to knock them off! 
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May 04, 2021
Why organisations need to widen the scope of agile and where/how to start?
Ever thought about the benefits ensuing from organisations widening the scope of agile? Where and how would this process happen?  Joined by the knowledgeable and passionate Carolyn Mumby, David Nixon and Kyle Richardson take the listeners on a deep, insightful and anecdotal journey highlighting both the need of organisations adapting such agile perspectives as well as the deeper underlying rationales.  The discussion then focuses on, hypothetically, where and how such widening process would happen.  Grab your headphones and get ready to be challenged!
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April 27, 2021
Sustainable Xagility™ - the agile manifesto, value and organizational agility with Robert Annis
Robert Annis, Business & Organization Psychology Consultant  and John Coleman chat about Agile, value, and organizational agility. Then they discuss the killer question...Is Agile dead? Well, is it?
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April 20, 2021
John Coleman of Orderly Disruption meets Pia-Maria Thorén of Agile People
Xagility™ is a podcast series for the curious c-suite.  In this Xagility™ podcast episode, John Coleman of Orderly Disruption meets Pia-Maria Thorén of Agile People to review the book "Agile People". John and Pia-Maria discuss metaphorical gardening, invitation over imposition, motivation, inspiration, agile leadership, agile management, and a beautiful poem by Dr. Leandro Herrero. https://agilepeople.com/ https://orderlydisruption.com
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