51 minutes | Aug 16, 2020

SPaMCAST 612 - I Am An Agile Guide, A Conversation With Woody Zuill and Allan Kelly

The Software Process and Measurement Cast 612 features a conversation with Woody Zuill and Allan Kelly on the topic of being an agile guide. I have felt that the term coach was overused for more than a few years. Woody and Allan put a voice to a topic that I started writing about earlier this summer describing the term 'agile guide'. Over the past 14 years, there have been a number of conversations that changed how I think and work.  This is certainly one of those gestalt moments.  


Allan has pioneered techniques such as Value Poker, Time-Value Profiles, and Retrospective Dialogue Sheets. He is the author of seven books including "Continuous Digital", "Little Book of Requirements and User Stories" and his latest book is "Art of Agile Product Ownership."

When not writing, Allan consults and coaches, helping companies embrace the agile and digital world, and teams to improve their performance.


Me: www.allankelly.net Blog: www.allankelly.net/blogRetrospective cards: www.dialoguesheets.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/allankellynet

Woody Zuill has been programming computers for 30+ years. Woody is an independent freelance agile guide! He believes code must be simple, clean, and maintainable to realize the Agile promise of Responding to Change. 

Contact Information

Mob Programming: http://mobprogramming.org/

Blog: http://zuill.us/WoodyZuill/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/woodyzuill

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we tackle two chapters in Steve Tendon and Daniel Doiron’s  Tame your Work Flow. Chapters ten and eleven put our understanding of workflow and process-flow into action in more complex environments.

Remember to buy a copy of Tame your Work Flow to support the authors and blog!  

Week 1: Logistics and Front Matterhttps://bit.ly/2LWJ3EY

Week 2: Prologue (The Story of Herbie) – https://bit.ly/3h4zmTi

Week 3: Explicit Mental Modelshttps://bit.ly/2UJUZyN 

Week 4: Flow Efficiency, Little’s Law and Economic Impacthttps://bit.ly/2VrIhoL 

Week 5: Flawed Mental Modelshttps://bit.ly/3eqj70m  

Week 6: Where To Focus Improvement Effortshttps://bit.ly/2DTvOUN 

Week 7: Introduction to Throughput Accounting and Culturehttps://bit.ly/2DbhfLT 

Week 8: Accounting F(r)iction and  Show Me the Moneyhttps://bit.ly/2XmDuWu 

Week 9: Constraints in the Work Flow and in the Work Process - https://bit.ly/33Uukoz 

Week 10: Understanding PEST Environments and Finding the Constraint in PEST Environments - https://bit.ly/3ga3ew9 


The Software Process and Measurement Cast 613 will feature our essay on directive and non-directive coaching. It is not as straightforward a dichotomy as you would expect, but as a coach, you do need to pick a position.   

We will also have a visit to the QA Corner. 


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