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Published: Thu, 04 Aug 2016 02:43:19 +0000

Last Build Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:17:13 +0000

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Agile 2016 -Joshua Kerievsky - Modern Agile

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 02:43:19 +0000

Josh and I chat about his key note talk regarding Modern Agile.  Possibly the most influential sticker driven development project ever.  

Always a pleasure chatting wth Josh and I have changed my practice to be a bit more modern.

What will you do?

Follow him at @JoshuaKerievsky

Enjoy

Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/JoshuaKerievskyAgile2016-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3




Lean+Agile DC 2016 - Tom Paider - Author of the Lean IT Field Guide

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:56:35 +0000

I speak with Tom Paider at Lean + Agile DC 2016. I have worked with Tom for many years and always love to see how he has helped transform his organization.

Enjoy
Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/LeanAgileDC_Tom_Paider-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3




Lean + Agile DC 2016 - Max Keeler of the Motley Fool

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:47:29 +0000

I speak with Max Keeler from the Motley Fool at the LitheSpeed Lean + Agile DC conference. Max talks about the culture and the evolution of Agile at the Motley Fool.

Enjoy
Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/LeanAgileDC_Max-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3




Peter Green - Scrum Gathering 2016

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:43:28 +0000

I discuss the Laloux Culture Model with Peter Green (@tptman) at the Scrum Gathering 2016 in Orlando. He has a great explanatory video for Teal and how Agile Fits in. See the video herehttps://vimeo.com/121517508

Enjoy

Bob Payne

 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/PeterGreenSGFLA-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3




Natalie Warnert - Scrum Gathering 2016

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:41:54 +0000

I speak with Natalie Warnert (@nataliewarnert) at the 2016 Scrum Gathering about her session and her upcoming Women in Agile session at Agile 2016. Natalie is a regular participant on the conference circuit and a member of the Minneapolis Agile community.

Enjoy


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Natalie_Warnert_SGFLA-MP3_for_Audio_Podcasting.mp3




Agile Coaches Camp 2014 - Tim Ottinger

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 01:54:42 +0000

Tim Ottinger talks about his work within Industrial Logic to make the transition to Agile safe for organizations and the people  delivering the transformation.  We spoke at the Agile Coaches Camp in 2014.  

 

Enjoy the talk


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile_Coaches_Camp_2014_Tim_Ottinger.m4a




Ty Crockett - Agile Coaches Camp 2014

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 01:50:01 +0000

Ty and I discuss the Agile Coaches Camp experience and his work with teams in the Dallas area.  We spoke at the Agile Coaches Camp.

 

Enjoy the video. 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile_Coaches_Camp_2014_Ty_Crockett-AAC.m4a




Agile Coffee Guys Brett Palmer and Jon Jorgensen - Agile Coaches Camp 2014

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:52:12 +0000

I chat with Brett Palmer (@brett_palmer), Jon Jorgensen (@waterscrumban) from the Agile Coffee Podcast. I met Brett and Jon at the coaches camp in 2014 and when they mentioned that they would like to chat on the AgileToolkit podcast.  Little did I know that they also had their own podcast and that I had listened to a few episodes myself. 

Agile Coffee Episodes.

http://agilecoffee.com/category/podcast/

We chat about the coaches camp, podcasts and a bit about SAFe.  

Enjoy

Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/AgileCoffeGuys_Agile_Coaches_Camp_2014.m4a




AgileGamesDay2014 - Lego Serious Play with Ellen Grove and Andrew Annett

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:26:12 +0000

Ellen, Andrew and I talk about Lego Serious Play at the Agile Games Day 2014.  I first encountered the serious play series at this Games Day.  It is an amazing system and I hope to use it in my Agile coaching and consulting soon.  I think you will enjoy this interview as much as I did. 

Here are some links to Serious Play:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Serious_Play

http://www.lego.com/en-us/seriousplay/

Thanks

Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/AgileGamesDay2014_Ellen_Grove_and_Andrew_Annett.mp3




Esther Derby - Agile Coaches Camp 2014

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:25:18 +0000

In the first of my video series I chat with Esther Derby.  We talk about Organizational Models and analyzing team dynamics vs individual coaching.  Among other ideas we discuss the following change models.

 

Hackman Model:

http://www.team-diagnostics.com/the-model.php

 

BJ Fogg Model:

http://www.behaviormodel.org

 

If you are interested in the video of this interview please go to the LitheSpeed Youtube channel here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/LitheSpeed

 

Thanks 

 

Bob Payne

 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/AgileCoachesCamp2014_-_Ester_Derby.mp3




Agile 2012 - Bob Martin - Clean Coders and Clean Code

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 18:56:57 +0000

I speak with Bob about his CleanCoders.com video series.  If you code or or know someone that does these videos can be a valuable resource for continued evolution. 

As always entertaining ... at least to me.

Enjoy

-Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile_2012_Bob_Martin.mp3




ADP West 2012 - Jonathan Chashper - Product Management Consultant

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 18:39:15 +0000

I speak with Jonathan Chashper about the challenges of bridging the gap between Business and Technology in the product managment consulting areana.  These challenges exist in large and small companies.  

We speak about the path from building things right to building the right things and the upsurge of Lean Startup, Innovation Thinking and the value of feedback.

Enjoy

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADPW_12_Jonathan_Chashper.mp3




Agile 2012 - Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman - Discover to Deliver

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:11:49 +0000

I speak with Mary and Ellen about their book Discover to Deliver.  Creating a Structured Conversation about the discovery process.  If you want to build the right thing you need to get people together and explore the space, find the value and find a way to confirm.

They evaluate the dimensions of features along the following dimensions:

  • User
  • Action
  • Data  
  • Control
  • Interface
  • Environment
  • Quality

I love the fact that they went for a visual management, lean startup and agile delivery to pull this book together.  

Take a look here http://www.discovertodeliver.com/voices.php

-Enjoy


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile_12_Ellen_Mary.mp3




ADP West 2012 - Karl Scotland - Visual Management and Kanban

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:27:47 +0000

Karl and I chat about Kanban and Visual Management.  For those listeners who are familiar with my podcast you will know that Visual Management on physical boards is a topic that I am personally interested in and love helping my clients with.  

Karl thinks about kanban boards with the following acronym T.I.P.

  • Token - The representational piece that moves through the process, different types may be used
  • Inscription - Graphics and words on the card representing what needs to be done
  • Placement - Where it is within the process and the space of the board

Enjoy the podcast.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADCW_12_Karl_Scotland.mp3




ADP West 2012 - Kent McDonald - Agile Business Analysis - Agile Philanthropy and More

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:01:57 +0000

In this episode I speak with Kent McDonald regarding his work in Agile business analysis, our lab at the conference, his books and his work as the chair of Agile 2013.  I have worked with Kent for several years and find his talent, humor and pragmatism a wonderful addition to any project.

Enjoy our talk and say hello to him at Agile 2013. 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADCW_12_Kent_McDonald.mp3




AgileDC 2012 - Jim Highsmith - Organizational Agility and Adaptive Leadership

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 03:57:25 +0000

An insightful keynote on adaptive leadership by Jim Highsmith: co-author of the Agile Manifesto, founding member of the Agile Alliance, prolific author, and industry thought leader.

We were extrordinarily happy to have Jim Highsmith this year as our Keynote speaker.

The three goals of Adaptive Leadershi:

  • Why Agile - Envision a Responsive Organization
  • Do Agile - Learn how to deliver a continuous stream of value
  • Be Agile - What behaviours do we need to exibit to be an Agile leader

Enjoy


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/AgileDC2012_Jim_Highsmith.mp3




ADP West 2012 - Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan - Cucumber, Ruby Gems and Software Craftsmanship

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 01:04:00 +0000

Jeff Morgan and I talk about his work with Cucumber and his creation of many gems.  He is a great guy to chat with and I need to make it to Cleavland to work on the boat with him.  He and I run into each other at conferences and occasionaly on client sites.

Hope you enjoy.

Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADCW_12_Jeff_Morgan.mp3




ADPEast 2011 - Tom Paider and Dustin Potts - Going Big with Agile, Lean and CMMI at Nationwide

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 02:36:03 +0000

I speak with Tom and Dustin regarding the work they have done to roll out agile within Nationwide. I worked with them both in the past and it is extrordinarily gratifying to see the seeds of your labor grown into such a giant tree.  They have created the right ballance of structure that allows them to bring up teams and agility to allow those teams to innovate.

I hope you enjoy.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADPE11_Tom_Dustin.mp3




Agile 2012 - Diana Larsen and James Shore - Agile Fluency

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:16:26 +0000

I speak with Diana Larsen and James Shore at the Agile 2012 conference about their recently released Agile Fluency model.  This model looks at team and organizational Agile adoption and provides a framework for looking at where you are and where you want to be.

The article is here:

http://martinfowler.com/articles/agileFluency.html

Comments and input can be given at:

http://jamesshore.com/Blog/Your-Path-Through-Agile-Fluency.html

http://www.futureworksconsulting.com/blog/2012/08/08/your-path-through-agile-fluency-a-brief-guide-to-success-with-agile/

As usual I loved talking with both of them again and hope you will enjoy listening to their conversation with me.

Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2012_Diana_James.mp3




Agile 2011 - Arlo Belshee - Extreme Programming, Agile Engineering, Big Data and other disruptive behaviors

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 23:20:00 +0000

I always enjoy talking with Arlo about his open data work and the strange coincidence that he and Ward Cunningham are both working on this problem.  He chats about his work with big data, his penchant for starting with XP as the initial set of agile practices for teams to allow tight feedback and real agility.

This interview has been on disk for a while but I hope you enjoy.  As you can tell he is an angry, angry, bitter man.

Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile_2011_Arlo_Belshee.mp3




ADP West 2012 - Sanjiv Augustine - Sensei a retrospective tool for continuous improvement

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 16:42:00 +0000

I speak with Sanjiv Augustine, my friend and principal at LitheSpeed about our new tool, Sensei.  It is in beta now so go take a look http://senseitool.com 

Enjoy

Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADCW_12_Sanjiv_Augustine.mp3




Agile2011 - Adam Sroka - Jokes, JavaScript and My first Employee

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 17:02:00 +0000

Adam and I chat about the JavaScript, the federated wiki and a wide variety of topics as usual. Adam is one of the best coaches I have worked with and I always enjoy working with him.  He is now more in the trenches working with Industrial Logic.

Enjoy

Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2011_Adam_Sroka.mp3




Agile2011 - Bob Martin - Clean Coders, Purity of Essence and 10 Years of the Manifesto

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 01:36:00 +0000

Bob and I talk about his book and video casts of his work getting the code in clean and right.  Expanding his discussion of craftsmanship and the habits of coders that code clean.  He also discusses the 10 years of the manifesto and the growth of Agile.

He has become the steadfast protecter of purity of essence for a coding nation (please refer to Dr Strangelove if the preceding sentence confuses you).

Enjoy

Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2011_Bob_Martin.mp3




Agile 2011 - Ward Cunningham - Agile Manifesto, 10 years later and the Federated Wiki

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 04:39:19 +0000

I chat with Ward about the 10th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto and his newest wiki project.  The best conversation happened directly after the podcast as we discussed what an audio wiki might look like.  Sorry the bits were not rolling on the digital recorder.

Hope you enjoy this.

-bob payne 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2011_Ward_Cunningham.mp3




Tips and Advice - Test Driven Development - Bob Payne and George Dinwiddie

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 04:35:00 +0000

George and I discuss one of the most beneficial and underutilized Agile technique, Test Driven Development.  What can I say the data is in and you need to be doing this if you want to call yourself an Agile Engineer.  

Enjoy

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TNA_TDD.mp3




ADP West 2011 - Ken Pugh - Acceptance Test Driven Development

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 04:00:58 +0000

Ken and I talk about his ATDD book.  This is a topic that has been gaining a lot of traction in agile teams.  Acceptance Test Driven Development is a technique that some teams are using to improve quality and collaboration between business, testing and development. 

Enjoy,

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADPWest11_Ken_Pugh.mp3




AgileDC Conference - Organizer Podcast at Agile2011

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 03:27:00 +0000

Come join us at AgileDC on October 26th 2011.  This not for profit regional conference aims to have a wide varieity of talks, networking, open space and is one of the few conferences to have a Government track alongside an Agile Engineering track.

We are excited and hope to see you there.

Get 15% off for being a podcast regular with this discount code:

AgileDCPodcast

More information at AgileDC.org

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2011_AgileDC.mp3




Path to Agility 2011 - Ken Schwaber - Scrum and the Product Owner

Sun, 07 Aug 2011 15:19:22 +0000

Ken and I chat about the Product Owner roll and the complexity that can emerge when we ask too much of the product owner.  This has always been a key role and we have sometimes dode the project a disservice by focusing the PO on the needs of development.  This can sometimes create a situation where the PO is focused too much on User Stories and not enough on the product context and value.  

It has been quite a wihle since I have chatted with Ken and I look forward to chatting with him again.

In addition to the other large conferences that Ken will be speaking at he will also be a keynote at the AgileDC conference.

Enjoy

Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/PathToAgility2011_Ken_Schwaber.mp3




Path to Agility 2011 - Kelly Allen - Deming then, now and for the foreseeable future

Tue, 19 Jul 2011 01:59:43 +0000

Kelly Allen is one of the foremost experts on Edward Deming.  I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with him.  We wander from measurement, punishment by rewards, human factors in organizations and organizational development to education.  Kelly is an engaging speaker and conversationalist.

I hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I did.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/PTA2011_kelly_allen.mp3




Tips and Advice - Story Sizing and Granularity

Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:34:15 +0000

George and I discuss the finer points of appropriatly sizing User Stories to ensure that they can be delivered.  This is a fairly tricky process and is best figgured out by experimentation and ensuring that you have good examples.

Enjoy

Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TNA_Story_Granularity.mp3




ADPEast 2010 - Elizabeth Hendrickson - Test Obsession on Agile Teams ... It's a good thing

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 11:50:56 +0000

This has been sitting in the vault for a while.  The recording was not that great so please excuse the audio quality.  The content is great as I am speaking to Elisabeth Hendrickson.  

Elizabeth has been a force in the agile community for 10 years now and she was recognized for that last year at Agile 2010 with the Gordon Pask award.  

I finally caught up with her at ADP East 2010.  We talk about testing/test automation and acceptance test driven development.

Hope you enjoy it.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADPEast10_Elizabeth_Hendrixson.mp3




ADPWest 2011 - Michael Spayd and Lyssa Adkins - Agile Coaching Institute

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 23:31:14 +0000

Another conversation with Michael and Lyssa.  This time we speak about their new enterprise the Agile Coaching Institute.  They have been bringing the skills of professional coaching to the agile space for a while now and they decided to mak a practice out of it.  I am excited about the tools and techniques they are bringing to the table.  They are always engaging and informitive to talk to.

We were rudely cut off in our first attempt at an interview by a power cut in the Expo at the conference but I think the 2nd take worked out well.  Hope you like it as well.

Enjoy

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADPW11_Michael_Lyssa.mp3




ADPWest 2011 - Drew Thoeni - Techwell and the ADP/Better Software Conferences

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 23:21:18 +0000

I speak with Drew about thier next generation of Sticky Minds.  Techwell.com launced recently and it is the successor to Sticky Minds.  We also discuss the Agile Development Practices West conference held in Las Vegas.  

I am pleased to say that the Agile Toolkit Podcast is syndicated on techwell.

Please enjoy Techwell and this podcast.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADPW11_Drew.mp3




Tips and Advice - Acceptance Test Driven Development and the 3 Amigos Process

Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:01:28 +0000

George and I talk about the importance of driving concrete examples to ensure high quality stories through the Three Amigos Process.  This process goes hand in hand with Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)  

Teams using ATDD are showing improvements in defect rates and reducing missed "requirements" in the user stories.  

  • Conversation is powerful
  • Examples are Powerful
  • Automated Tests are Powerful

Feel the Power.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TNA_ATDD.mp3




ADPEast 2010 - Michael Mah - Agile Teams by the numbers - software metrics and the big giant database

Wed, 08 Jun 2011 14:21:55 +0000

I speak with Michael about the M word.  Yes Metrics and Agile teams have seemed to be at odds for a long time.  If you look at a large enough population of teams using many differing methods you can however glean information that is useful.  It turns out that on average Agile teams deliver on our goal of delivering higher quality software, predictably and without increasing costs.  There is a lot the data does not say about individual teams but this information is gold when approached by one of the remaining skeptics.

I hope you enjoy this podcast.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADPE10_Michael_Mah.mp3




Agile 2010 - Johanna Rothman - Agile Program Management

Thu, 26 May 2011 02:53:10 +0000

Johanna and I chat about the enterprise.  Again.  We talk about getting products out the door across teams to deliver value for your program. I am looking forward to chatting again with her this year.  

This area of project and portfolio management is an area that has been the source of many questions in enterprise adoption.  It is an area that begs for "situationally specific" implementations.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile_2010_JohannaRothman.mp3




Lyssa Adkins - Coaching Agile Teams Agile 2010

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 23:46:36 +0000

Lyssa and I chat about her book Coaching Agile Teams, her work as a coaches coach and her passion for making the world better one coach at a time.  Lyssa and Michael Spayd have worked together and we discuss the Coaching Circles that they facillitate.

I still want audio versions of these books so you too should email the publishers and let them know that people on the go want an audio version.

Enjoy 

Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/LyssaAdkins.mp3




Michael Spayd - Agile 2010 - Coaching Coaches

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 11:14:49 +0000

Michael and I chat about his work coaching coaces, facillitaton and coaching teams.  Michael has been on the podcast a number of times and I always find my conversations with him compelling.  

Michael talks about his work with teams and some of the techniques he uses to create the appropriate environment for those teams to learn and step out on their own.  

Enjoy

Bob Payne

 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2010_michael_spayd.mp3




Agile Palooza DC 2010 - Sanjiv Augustine - Intrinsic Motivation and Agile Performance Management

Thu, 20 Jan 2011 02:08:34 +0000

Sanjiv and I both have enjoyed the work of Daniel Pink. His book Drive is a great read for agile coaches and practitioners alike.  Creating a Performance Management plan for knowledge workers can be a challenge in traditional organizations.  Hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I always enjoy working and talking with Sanjiv.

-bob payne 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/PaloozaDC_2010_SanjivAugustine.mp3




Agile Palooza DC - Ian Culling - Version One internal development and practices

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 02:45:31 +0000

Ian and I discuss the internal development practices at Version One and some of the new features in V1.  The folks at V1 have always been involved in community and it was a pleasure to talk with Ian and participate in the Agile Palooza.

Enjoy.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/PaloozaDC2010_Ian_Culling.mp3




Dave Thomas - Agile 2010 - The big tar ball and other unintended consequences.

Sun, 12 Dec 2010 22:06:00 +0000

 

I talk with Dave Thomas about his keynote at Agile 2010.  During his keynote he put up a slide telling people that they would be refactored if if they tweeted or otherwise used the information about to be given. Sarcasm  is no longer appreciated in the land of the brave.  Maybe he gets a pass for being Canadian.  As always I love talking to one of the many "Dave Thomas" characters.

-bob payne

 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/DaveThomas.mp3




Agile DC - Washington DC's regional agile conference - Bob Payne

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 16:32:55 +0000

Come and join me at the Agile DC conference on October 22.  We have 3 tracks to choose from and lots of great speakers.

Agile Essentials
Agile in the Government and Enterprise
Open Talks Track
Use the discount code "agileToolkit" to get $20 off.

Information here http://agiledc.org


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/AgileDCPromo.m4a




PaloozaDC 2010 - Richard Cheng - Agile in the federal space.

Sun, 19 Sep 2010 13:04:17 +0000

Richard and I speak about the utilization of agile in the government.  Say it can't be done.  It is being done and in the most unlikely places.  Richard will be running the Agile Government Panel at the October 22, AgileDC conference.  If you are interested in this topic this talk and the conference visit us at http://AgileDC.org to register.

Enjoy

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/AP10_Richard_Cheng.m4a




ADP West 2010 - Jean Tabaka -Linchpin

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:09:56 +0000

Jean and I discuss Lynchpin the recent book by Seth Godin.  We both enjoyed this book and found it to be a good guide for any agile change agent.  I especially like his ideas around Gift Culture. Not revolutionary but a good book.  

  Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?(image)

Enjoy.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADPW_2010_Jean_Tabaka.mp3




ADP 2010 West - Ryan Martens - Rally Dev and the addition of Agile Zen

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 02:12:40 +0000

Ryan talks about the acquisition of Agile Zen as an addition to the Rally family of agile tools.  I have not really spent much time with Ryan before this interview and I was excited to talk with him about his passion for giving.

Enjoy

- bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADPW_2010_Ryan_Martens.mp3




ADP West 2010 - Payson Hall - Risk, Reward and Public Sector Contracts

Wed, 30 Jun 2010 02:40:12 +0000

I chatted with Payson Hall for the first time at ADP West.  We talked about the broken model of Fixed Price contracts and the challenges of working in the public sector with agile methods.

Hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed recording it.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADPW_2010_Payson_Hall.mp3




ADP West 2010 - Dale Emery - Resistance as a Resource

Sun, 20 Jun 2010 04:16:54 +0000

Dale and I chat in sunny Vegas.  We spoke about his presentations, training and our lives as consultants.  If you have not met Dale you should get yourself out to sunny California and attend his training in July.

I hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I enjoyed recording it.

-bob


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/ADPW_2010_Dale_Emery.mp3




Agile Tips and Advice - Index Cards - Wave of the Past, Present and Future

Thu, 27 May 2010 01:49:44 +0000

George and I discuss the reasons that we declare the index card the most valuable project management tool ever.  I know this is probably old news but we are constantly asked "Why Index Cards".  

If you have never experienced a true project card wall it is time to "Kick it Old School".

Enjoy

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TnA_Index_Card.mp3




Tips and Advice - The three basic things - Simple but not easy

Thu, 13 May 2010 02:22:00 +0000

George and I discuss the "Three Basic Things" that you need to understand to implement agile.  The "Three" theme never gets old. 

Much is said about agile but I think George says it best.

"Simple but not easy"

-bob


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TnA_3_basic_things.mp3




Agile 2009 - Johanna Rothman - Manage Your Project Portfolio

Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:35:00 +0000

Johanna and I discuss her new book Manage Your Project Portfolio.

As usual I really enjoyed my conversation with Johanna.  We discuss the use of flow management in the realm of agile projects.  Flowing the work through stable agile teams is a technique that has been used successfully for years.  The biggest challenge to this process is yearly funding by project rather than a more incremental funding model.

Buy the book here.

Manage Your Project Portfolio

- bob payne

 


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2009_johanna_rothman.mp3




Agile 2009 - Olav Massen - Real options

Tue, 13 Apr 2010 15:51:00 +0000

Olav gives his first podcast interview ever.  He discusses 'Real Options' as a model for thinking about prioritization and commitment.  Real options is an interesting model for limiting WIP and managing a portfolio of work through a development team.

Enjoy

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2009_olav_massen.mp3




Agile 2009 - Bob Martin - The software craftsmanship movement

Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:51:00 +0000

Bob Martin and I chat about the software craftsmanship movement.  I missed this conference but know many of the people involved in it.  I suspect it was great.

As always I enjoyed my conversation with Bob and hope you do as well.

Enjoy.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2009_Bob_Martin.mp3




Agile 2009 - Aslak Hellesoy - Cucmber test framework

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 20:01:00 +0000

I met Aslak at the Agile 2009 conference for the first time.  In fact this is to date my one and only conversation with him.  I have used the Cucumber framework at a number of clients to facilitate automated regression testing at the story level.  His work builds on the work of several of my previous interviewees.

  • David Chelimsky
  • Dave Astels
  • Ward Cunningham
  • Bob Martin
  • Rick Mugridge

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed our conversation.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2009_Aslak_Hellesoy.mp3




Tom Goulet - Cucumber, Ruby and the transition to Generalizing Specialist

Wed, 14 Oct 2009 03:13:00 +0000

I have had the pleasure of working with Tom for over a year now.  This podcast was recorded some time ago. 

Tom represents the best of what I hope to achieve when working with organizations.  Reaching someone and changing their outlook on how they do their work and how they see themselves as a valuable asset within an organization.  He grabbed on to the bits that we gave and created his own vision of what he wanted to learn and teach his co-workers.

I think of him when I need to keep going in the never ending grind of a large agile roll out.  I gave him a spark and he has given me a Life Line. 

Enjoy

-bob payne 







Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/NATW_2009_Tom_Goulet.mp3




Jim Miller - The Product Owner Role and Business Alignmnet

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 00:39:00 +0000

I have worked with Jim on and off over the past year and he is one one of those people you do not forget working with.  Enough said about that.

Early on he had a lot of questions related to ROI Calculations and Business Alignment.  Over time he brought me closer to his view of Business Alignment and I convinced him that ROI Calculations were at best lies codified by rigorous technique.  It is always a pleasure when you learn from someone you are coaching.

I think he is Agile for life...Time will tell.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/NW_Jim_Miller.mp3




Tips and Advice - Continuous Integration

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 11:25:00 +0000

We talk about the importance of continuous integration as a practice for teams.  Continuous integration is a tool and it is a way of doing things within a team.  It is the lever to shoehorn many other practices into a team. 

-bob



Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TNA_CI.mp3




Agile 2009 - Conference preview with Johanna Rothman

Thu, 09 Jul 2009 21:24:00 +0000

This is a must attend event for folks using or contemplating using Agile Methods. The conference will be in beautiful Chicago August 24-28. If you have not yet signed up there is still time. Visit the site for more information. http://www.agile2009.org/ Remember to join me in the LiveAid stage this year. -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2009_conference_promo.mp3




Nationwide - Kevin Fisher - AVP of Product Management - Value of Alignment

Thu, 25 Jun 2009 14:40:00 +0000

Kevin and I talk about the challenges of managing product development in large organizations.  We talk about the challenges of aligning teams and organizations in an agile services organization.

Kevin also discusses the value of UE integration in the Agile Process.

Kevin will be presenting at Agile2009 so make sure you look him up.

-bob payne



Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/NW_Kevin_Fisher.mp3




Nationwide - Mike Kaiser - Customer Proxy and the role of experimentation

Sun, 14 Jun 2009 02:08:00 +0000

I worked with Mike for nearly a year at Nationwide and he is one of those folks that is hard to forget.  Passionate about the work and hungry to learn.  He was one of the driving forces behind the most experimental team I have had the pleasure to coach.

Enjoy.

-bob


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/NW_Mike_Kaiser.mp3




Tips and Advice - Retrospectives

Thu, 21 May 2009 22:05:00 +0000

George and I talk about the important practice of retrospectives.

Enjoy the podcast

-bob


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TA_Retrospectives.mp3




Moving into the role of Scrum Master - Jill Tubaugh

Wed, 13 May 2009 19:06:00 +0000

I worked with Jill recently at Nationwide Insurance. She is an excelent scrum master and did a great job of ballencing the many competing forces in an agile team. I hope you enjoy this podcast. -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/NTW_Jill_Tubaugh.mp3




Executive Strategies for Agile Transition - Charlie Kennedy and Tom Paider

Mon, 04 May 2009 13:47:00 +0000

I speak with Tom and Charlie about the transition to agility for the Corporate Internet Services group at Nationwide. George Dinwiddie, Sanjiv Augustine and I worked with them for most of 2008 to structure and implement an Agile Transition in the CIS Department. That transition was featured in a PM Network article and was part of a larger groundswell of agile activity at Nationwide. I very much enjoyed working wit them and I hope you will enjoy the podcast. -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/NTW_Tom_Charlie.mp3




Tips and Advice - Beyond The Team - Sanjiv Augustine

Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:25:00 +0000

George and I talk with Sanjiv Augustine about the larger organizational issues facing Agile Transitions. We chat about strategies for adoption and the Agile PMO. Enjoy -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TNA_Beyond_The_Team.mp3




Deep Agile Conference 2009 - Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, Jack Ganssle

Fri, 17 Apr 2009 01:07:00 +0000

Nancy speaks to Jack about the Deep Agile conference and his work in the embedded world. Jack will be speaking at Deep Agile. If you are interested in Agile in the world of embedded systems this conference is an opportunity to explore or improve your use of agile methods in that space. Enjoy this podcast. -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/DeepAgile_Jack_Ganssle.mp3




Tips and Advice - Team Rooms

Tue, 14 Apr 2009 01:25:00 +0000

George and I talk about the importance of team rooms. This can make all the difference in the world even if you do nothing else to improve a projects delivery. -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TA_Self_Team_Rooms.mp3




Tips and Advice - Listener Email - Self Organizing Teams

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 16:40:00 +0000

George and I take our first Listener Email. Tim wanted some clarification on Self Organizing teams. Enjoy -Bob and George


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TA_Self_Orginization_Email.mp3




Tips and Advice - Time Boxes

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 22:26:00 +0000

If I could put time in a bottle... Well not exactly. George and I talk about the importance of time boxing as an agile concept in this episode. Enjoy -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TA_Time_Boxes.mp3




Deep Agile Conference 2009 - Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, James Grenning

Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:15:00 +0000

Nancy and James talk about the upcoming Deep Agile Conference. This sounds like a great conference and I hope some of you will get a chance to be there. Embedded systems present their own development/delivery challenges. If you are a beginner or an expert at Agile Embedded development you will find something at this conference. http://deepagile2009.eventbrite.com/ -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Deep_Agile_09.mp3




Tips and Advice - Self Organizing Teams

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 02:05:00 +0000

Self Organize ....... NOW.

No really, we think it is important to create an environment that allows your teams to flourish. This seems like a "Black Art" but with enough space and encouragement it can not be stopped.

Enjoy

-bob


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TA_Self_Orginization.mp3




APLN Washington DC - Scott Ambler - New Survey Information - What we Really Do.

Sun, 08 Mar 2009 00:56:00 +0000

Scott gives another entertaining presentation.  He talks about some very interesting survey information.  Take a look at it for yourself.

http://www.ambysoft.com/surveys

This one is a long one but worth it.

-bob





Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/APLN_DC09_Scott_Ambler.mp3




Tips and Advice - Manifesto for Agile Software Development

Thu, 12 Feb 2009 05:47:00 +0000

We start out the new Tips and Advice segment of the Agile Toolkit Podcast with the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Hosts Bob Payne and George Dinwiddie converse about the Mnaifesto, it's principals and our experience living the dream that is Agile. Hope you enjoy the new format. More to come in shorter bursts. -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/TA_Agile_manifesto.mp3




Agile 2008 - Adrian Mowat - Naked Agelist Podcast, Fitnesse, Big Batch Processing

Thu, 05 Feb 2009 02:30:00 +0000

I met Adrian at Agile 2008 for the first time and had a nice conversation with him about batch processing, Scrum, Technical Practices, Fitnesse and his Podcasts. I hope I see him at Agile 2009. Enjoy


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2008_Adrian_Mowat.mp3




agile 2008 - Doug Bradbury - Agility, Religion, Beliefs and Practice

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:45:00 +0000

Doug is one of the members of 8th Light. I talk with him about his talk and the Apprenticeship model that they have at 8th Light. -bob


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2008_Doug_Bradburry.mp3




Agile 2008 - Jochen Krebs - Agile PMO, Agile Portfolio Managment, Scrum and More

Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:43:00 +0000

I talk with Jochen about his new Portfolio Management book among other things.  He has been working on a large agile transformation and give some insights into his rollout of agile.

A great listen if you are looking at scaling agile.

-bob


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2008_Jochen_Krebs.mp3




Agile 2008 - Emily and Geoff Bache - Programming with the Stars and the TextTest framework

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:12:00 +0000

I spoke with Emily and Geoff at the end of the conference and we were all a bit tired.  Emily performed in the Coding With The Stars stage at Agile 2008 and gave a great run for the gold.  One especially interesting segment was the customer story testing segment.  For this segment Geoff played the customer and wrote a story test in TextTest and then Emily and  Michael Feathers made it pass.  This appearance of the customer was well received by the audience and judges.

Finally I get Geoff on a podcast.  I recorded him last year but he will jump the queue with this one.  Geoff works on a heuristic scheduling problem that is somewhat tricky to write acceptance and regression tests around.  To solve this problem he did wrote his own test framework, TextTest.

I hope you enjoy this power duo and I suspect we will see more of them in the agile space.

-bob



Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2008_Emily_Geoff_Bache.mp3




Agile 2008 - Arlo Belshee - Naked Planning, Promiscuous Pairing and other Unmentionables

Thu, 06 Nov 2008 17:01:00 +0000

What can I say about this secular messianic figure that is constantly challenging and stretching agile methods to suit his will. Must be the portland air. We talked about Naked Planning for quite a while. He has essentially taken many of the techniques from Lean Software Development and warped them to suit his particular organization. He has a penchant for experimenting with his team and with his mind and he shares the results of those experiments in this interview. Enjoy -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2008_Arlo_Belshee.mp3




agile 2008 -Jon Stahl - Sustainable Fun for Agile Development

Thu, 06 Nov 2008 16:53:00 +0000

I met Jon at my most recent client. He is a dynamic person and is highly committed to Agile Delivery. Jon has taken the enjoyable workplace and run with it. We talk about that topic and others in this interview. Expect to hear more from Jon in the Agile Community in the future. Enjoy. -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2008_Jon_Stahl.mp3




agile 2008 -Esther Derby - Conference End Interview

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:55:00 +0000

Esther and I talk about the conference OpenJam and making retrospectives stick. Enjoy -bob



Agile 2008 - Johanna Rothman - Agile Portfolio Management and Agile 2008

Sat, 06 Sep 2008 19:13:00 +0000

I speak again with Johanna Rothman at Agile 2008.   Johanna and I talk about her new work on Agile Portfolio Management.   She will be the chair of the Agile 2009 conference in Chicago.  I am looking forward to her book and participating in the next Agile conference.

I hope you enjoy this podcast  as much as I did recording it.

-bob


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2008_Johanna_Rothman.mp3




Agile 2008 - Sanjiv Augustine - The effect of Agile Projects on Middle Management

Sun, 17 Aug 2008 18:06:00 +0000

I talk with Sanjiv Augustine about his work with Agile Project/Portfolio Management and the Middle Managers that execute projects within organizations. Sanjiv and I have worked together for years on client engagements, training and publishing. More recently we have been working to kick off Agile Philanthropy. LitheSpeed was the sponsor for the LiveAid Stage this year and you will be seeing more of Sanjiv and LitheSpeed in the years to come here on the Agile Toolkit Podcast. Enjoy. -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2008_Sanjiv_Augustine.mp3







Agile IT Experience 2008 Panel Discussion - Agile Marketing, Culture, Jokes

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 00:49:00 +0000

I spoke at the Agile IT X conference in Reston VA. This conference is put on by the No Fluff Just Stuff folks and ended up being quite fun. The Panel Discussion took some tangents as they always do but I think you will find it interesting none the less. It looks like they will be running several regional shows next year so drop by if you can and maybe I will see you there. Listen and enjoy. Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/AgileITx_Panel.mp3




Agile2007 - Esther Derby and Diana Larsen - Retrospectives and the CWAC

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:50:00 +0000

We chat about their new book on Retrospectives and the Conference within a Conference (CWAC) at Agile 2007. I always enjoy chatting with Esther and Diana and hope to talk with them this year. The CWAC was a great at

Agile 2007 and I will be running the Live Aid Stage right next to the Open Jam space this year so I expect to see you there.


 -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2007_Ester_Diana.mp3




Agile2007 - Nancy Van Schooenderwoert - Survey of Bugs and Agility

Thu, 19 Jun 2008 17:17:00 +0000

I spoke with Nancy V. about her survey of bugs in agile teams and a lot of other topics. She has been a regular on the podcast and is always entertaining to talk to. Hope you enjoy. -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2007_Nancy_V.mp3




Agile2007 - Deb Hartman - Interview the Interviewer

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:18:00 +0000

Deb Hartmann ... Deb Hartmann. She is not a Soap Opera from the 70's, she is the editor of the Agile Series at InfoQ. I've known Deb for a long time and got a chance to speak with her after here busy time at the conference. Enjoy -Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2007_Deb_Hartman.mp3




Agile2007 - Ole Jepson - APLN, Agile Certification and the 2007 conference

Thu, 05 Jun 2008 20:25:00 +0000

Ole and I chat about the world of Agile Certifications, the conference and a bunch of other things. I first met Ole through his work with the APLN. Enjoy. -Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2007_Ole_Jepson.mp3




Agile2007 - Rick Mugridge - New product demo for ZiBreve

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 22:07:00 +0000

I speak with Rick Mugridge about ZeBreve, Fit, and the conference. Enjoy. -bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2007_Rick_Mugridge.mp3




Agile 2007 - David Chelimsky - Behavior Driven Development with RSpec

Mon, 10 Dec 2007 18:01:00 +0000

David Celimsky is one of the development powerhouses behind RSpec, one of the first frameworks for Ruby to implement the Behavior Driven Development process. BDD is an interesting process and I like the increased move toward using language that the "user" can understand when describing or systems in executable form. I can now put another face (not Dave Astels as I usually do) to RSpec David. David is great to talk to and I recommend accosting him at conferences to start up a conversation. Enjoy Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2007_David_Chelimsky.mp3




Agile 2007- Jochen Krebs - Agile Certification

Fri, 16 Nov 2007 16:46:00 +0000

I spoke with "Joe" Krebs at the Agile Conference regarding the somewhat contentious topic of certification.

Enjoy

-Bob Payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2007_Jochen_Krebs.mp3




Agile2007 - James Shore - The Art of Agile Development

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:56:00 +0000

I spoke with James Shore about his new book.  I have not yet read it but enjoyed the sample chapter that was provided int the packet.

My guess is that it will make it onto my permanent bookshelf.

Enjoy

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2007_James_Shore.mp3




Agile 2007 - Johanna Rothman - Author, Consultant and Agilist

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 16:15:00 +0000

Johanna is one of those people that I have just never run into until Agile 2007.  I really enjoyed my conversation with her and I believe that you will find it rewarding as well.

-bob


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2007_Johanna_Rothman.mp3




Gartner Mid Size Enterprise 2007 - Live Agile Project - Cyber Korp / Paul Smith

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 13:51:00 +0000

I recently attended the Gartner Mid-Size conference with Cyber Korp.  Cyber Korp provides Agile Development, Delivery and Transformations to organizations.  I helped them deliver a software project over two days of the conference using requirements that had been gathered from one of the IT executives at the conference. 

In this episode I speak with several folks from Cyber Korp and Paul Smith of ATA Airlines about his experience participating in a Micro Agile Project.  Like so many of the Executives at the conference, Paul had not been exposed to Agile Development before the conference.  He was a great customer and dove right into the 3x5 cards over breakfast on the first day and was gracious enough to show up for two mini UAT sessions where he got to give feedback and create new stories for the backlog.

Cyber had set up a Live Feed to their Agile Development Center in Chicago so that we could monitor progress and communicate with the development team there. 

Please enjoy the podcast.  I had a great time chatting with Paul and the folks from Cyber Korp

-bob


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Gartner2007_Paul_Smith_Cyber_Korp.mp3










Agile2007 - Josh Kerievsky - Scaling training, e-Learning and certification

Fri, 31 Aug 2007 16:26:00 +0000

I finally got a chance to record a podcast with Josh.  He is great fun to chat with and has also produced a classic in the field.  If you do not have a copy of Refactoring to Patterns grab one for yourself or someone who develops code for a living.  We chatted about his companies new e-learning offering, certification and scaling teaching.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did recording it.

Many more Agile 2007 recordings to come...

Enjoy the new (slightly) intro and lead out.

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2007_Josh_Kerievsky.mp3




APLN 2006 - Pollyanna Pixton - Agile Leadership

Tue, 12 Jun 2007 15:30:00 +0000

If you have not heard Pollyanna Pixton you are in for a treat.  Not only does she have the best Cold War Super Hero name of all the agilists she is a great speaker.  Enjoy this presentation that she gave to the Washington DC APLN chapter last year.

This has been sitting on my hard drive for a long time and it needed to get out.  Please do not be confused about the her reference to the Agile Conference it is a reference to last years conference.  The Leadership Summit did sell out and you can hear some of the sessions that I recorded and released last year.

I hope to get 2006 fully published by the time the Agile2007 conference comes around. 

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/2006_APLN_Pollyanna_Pixton.mp3




RailsEdge 2007 - Bruce William - His talks and the Ruby/Rails Community

Thu, 07 Jun 2007 13:43:00 +0000

I talked with Bruce Williams about the Ruby community near the Boulder, living in snow, the RailsEdge, Rails Plugins and UI Frameworks.  We talked about the tools that are available to Ruby and Rails developers and how these combined with attitude within the community may have created the sweet spot that Rails now occupies.  He also mentions that conferences should blur the line between speaker and attendee.

Bruce is a great guy and I think you will enjoy this interview.

- bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/RailsEdge07_Bruce_Williams.mp3




Agile SkypeCast 2007 - Bob Martin - What is Agile?

Thu, 24 May 2007 03:13:00 +0000

In the first Agile Skypecast, Robert "Uncle Bob" Martin answers the
question of "What is Agile?" He goes back to the start, to the
Snowbird meeting, the formation of the Agile Alliance and the
drafting of the Agile Manifesto. He also looks at the core
principles and key practices of Agile software development.

This Skypecast was hosted and arranged by Tim Haughton and
had participants from around the globe.

Enjoy.

-bob payne



Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/agile_skypecast_07_bob_martin.mp3




RailsEdge 2007 - Jim Weirich - Rake goodness

Tue, 15 May 2007 18:58:00 +0000

I spoke with Jim after his Rake Talk at the RailsEdge.  If this is not your favorite build tool now it will be.  Jim is the creator of Rake and RubyGems package management for Ruby.  These two tools have made my life a lot easier and if you have not used them, then you are probably not using ruby.  Jim talks about using Rake and db migrations with a recent java project. 

I also spoke with Jim about ruby test driven development.  It was great to see someone do tiny step TDD in a presentation that was not an eXtreme Programming demonstration.

Jim is the first of my guests to say "Your the AgileToolkit Guy ... I listen to the podcast!" or something to that effect.  Thanks for the interview and for listening to my podcast Jim.

Enjoy

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/RailsEdge07_Jim_Weirich.mp3




Agile 2006 - Ryan Martens - Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Rally

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 16:02:00 +0000

I spoke with Ryan about Rally software and the Eclipse plugin that they are releasing.  We talk about the movement of teams from my favorite "Cards on a Wall" to the use of Rally for their planning and reporting. 

Ryan talks about his experience with the APLN Agile Leadership summit at the Agile 2006 conference. 

-bob payne


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/agiletoolkit/Agile2006_RyanMartins.mp3