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Scrum Under Siege
27 minutes | Oct 13, 2019
Interview - Doug the Tech Lead
Not all agile developers are created equal. Some have more experience and have people skills. We call these developers Tech Leads. Doug and Jack interview an agile Tech Lead. His name is Doug and he agreed to do an interview as long as he got to talk about Wisconsin sports. We end the podcast with talking about badger and Packer football. All Scrum Under Siege podcasts can be found at www.scrumundersiege.com
20 minutes | Aug 4, 2019
Looking for a Scrum Master
Hiring a Scrum Master can be difficult due to the work experience Scrum Masters have. Do they understand what servant leadership is? Did their former companies even allow them to be servant leaders? Doug and Jack pontificate on how to look for a Scrum Master. Doug also points out that Scrum Masters seeking a job can use this advice as well.
32 minutes | Jul 28, 2019
Interview with a Business Agility Coach
Erin is a Business Agility Coach. Doug and Jack were curious what a Business Agility Coach was so an interview was conducted. Erin tells us what she does, what value she adds and who her customers are. Since the interview was done on Jack's porch, you also get to hear Jack rattle ice in his drink, airplanes, and possibly some kid riding his bike. Besides finding all of our podcasts on your podcast app, our podcasts can be found at www.scrumundersiege.com
11 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
Product Owners should have a roadmap to help get funding and let the organization know what they plan on doing. Good roadmaps need to be somewhat realistic. So how do you make a realistic roadmap? You need to figure out some t-shirt sizing for the future work. Doug and Jack share some thoughts on how to do this.
21 minutes | Feb 10, 2019
Interview - There is a place for BSA in Agile
Jeremy Mann is a professional contractor who hangs his hat on the BSA hat rack. While Jeremy's passion lies with BSA work, don't let that fool you. He is a Scrum Lord who can talk and teach scrum with anybody. This interview is geared at the work BSAs do in the Agile world. Jeremy makes his case for why BSAs are important. Here is list of questions asked and answered. What is the difference between a BSA and a BA? What value does a BSA bring to an Agile team? Who does the BSA work on a team with no BSA? What makes a BSA a good Agile BSA? Story formats. What does Jeremy use? What are keys to keep story mapping from spinning out of control?
11 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
Someone drew a line in the sand
Agile by the book says there are no hard deliverable dates. Teams figure out the work and the work drives the delivery date. This happens a lot but we have been faced with hard deadlines many times. Listen to what causes hard deadlines. We will propose our solutions to help you survive the deadline perils. Ensured to make your commute go by fast.
14 minutes | Jan 27, 2019
They say that the velocity of a team is the Holy Grail for agile metrics. We think that velocity is cool but not that cool. King Arthur would be disappointed in us. Velocity is filled with false positives that we will discuss. Working with velocity is an art, not a science or simple math equation.
21 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
Interview - Why is Agile Organizational Change So Difficult
We had Sabine, a organizational change agent focusing on business agility, to talk about why Organizational changes are so difficult from a leadership level. Come tune in to hear about challenges every company will face when adopting Agile and what exciting new items are being explored in the Agile world.
8 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
Should I Use the Data
We have data all around us, sprints, story points, velocity... Your team will be asked for all sorts of reporting and metrics, but when should we really use the data at our disposal? Come join us and hear our take on this topic.
11 minutes | Jan 6, 2019
Beware of Good Intentions - Dante's Inferno
Beware of the good intentions that distract from delivering whatever you are working on. We go into details about things that we have faced that haven't worked as expected. 11 mins.
11 minutes | Dec 31, 2018
Metrics - It's a trap!
Agile shops and corporations love to hear about metrics around delivery. Resist the urge to report for the sake of reporting. Whats worth more, metrics or a useful product? 10 mins.
20 minutes | Dec 24, 2018
Exciting Product vs IT Organizations Interview
Come learn with us about the differences between Product vs IT organizations. We have a very special guest, Chris Barron (Agile Consultant/Coach/Trainer), who will provide his take on all of this. Chris has been our mentor and sounding board for this podcast so we wanted to give him a chance to promote his thoughts. Hope you're are as excited about this interview as we are. 20 mins.
11 minutes | Dec 17, 2018
Can't Stop the Storming
Listen to our short episode about storming on teams. We have our own interesting takes with a pragmatic approach that coaches won't tell you. 11 mins.
10 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
Team Identity - Need a leader
Listen to our short Episode about Team Identity. In this episode we will talk about teams that you will encounter in your own experiences as we share our own tales. We will leave theory at the door and give you practical takes on what Agile Coaches won't tell you. 10 mins.
13 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
Team Life Cycle - Self org possible?
Listen to our short Episode about Team Life Cycle. We will talk about the stages of getting your Agile team to be more self sufficient and will provide input about our own experiences. We will leave theory at the door and give you practical takes. 13mins
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