THE AGILE CONFESSIONAL PODCAST

Where Agile experts confess.

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This is a podcast series that shares fun confessions from people who’ve spent a large part of their career working in the agile world. Hear the mistakes they made along the way so you can avoid falling into the same traps in the future. Created and run by Giles Lindsay who plays the coach who absolves his guests of the sins made in the agile world. It’s time to listen in on the latest instalment.

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Ben is a trainer, coach, adviser, author, and speaker in Agile, Lean, Quality, and Continuous Improvement. His books and games are translated into more than 12 languages and used by professionals and organisations all around the world. His latest book, ‘Problem? What Problem?’ explores dealing effectively with impediments. In his confessional, Ben confesses how he managed a team in a command and control way and forgot to let the world know how the team became truly agile before agile was invented.

EPISODE 1 – RUSS LEWIS

October 03, 2020

Budget haircuts are common in large organisations triggered when finance need to clawback funds to meet budget. We Agilists take a dim view of this wasteful cycle, but since nobody ever lets us run the finances, we’ve never been able to prove how much better we could do.
Until Russ, TheAgiliser was handed the spreadsheet and told to save $600k.
Find out how he did and why he’s grateful there are project managers out there who know how to manage the firm’s resources.

EPISODE 2 – ALISTAIR CORRIE

October 10, 2020

Alistair is an Agile Professional and Chartered Accountant with a passion for the psychology of human motivation and leadership. He believes that humans have an infinite capacity for greatness, and the human brain has an infinite capacity for problem solving. But we can shut each other’s brains down if we don’t apply emotional intelligence to our communications. In this confessional Alistair confesses to the Agile Sin of having been a command and control leader.

EPISODE 3 – ALKESH SHAH

October 17, 2020

Alkesh is an Enterprise Agile Coach and with over 40 years experience in business and IT. He certainly has bruises to show how not to do things. Constantly learning he has a deep passion for behaviour and culture of organizations and why people act the way they do. In this confessional Alkesh confesses to the sins of making money out of imparting common sense and of mixing methodologies to help his consulting clients.

EPISODE 4 – NEIL WALKER

October 24, 2020

Neil is an Agile lead, coach & change activist, launching his Agile journey in 1992. He’s used his vast experiences to revitalise teams & transform organisations to operate with agility. An advocate of Agile outside of IT by 2005 he’d created & led a Business Agility coup within a global SI! Even now seeks to continually apply Agile innovatively inc social care services, head injury rehab. In this confessional, Neil confesses to the Agile Sin of resting on his Agile laurels.

EPISODE 5 – SHEETAL THAKER

November 01, 2020

Sheetal is the founder of Agile World Associates, a company that introduces new thinking, tools and practices to create better organisational cultures and ways of working delivering outcomes customers and clients love. Sheetal discovered the Agile World when she worked in the south of France in 2010 and in this confession, Sheetal accidentally tells her French team she knew SCRUM when she didn’t have a scooby. She also confessed to changing things around.

EPISODE 6 – BEN LINDERS

November 07, 2020

Ben is a trainer, coach, adviser, author, and speaker in Agile, Lean, Quality, and Continuous Improvement. His books and games are translated into more than 12 languages and used by professionals and organisations all around the world. His latest book, ‘Problem? What Problem?’ explores dealing effectively with impediments. In his confessional, Ben confesses how he managed a team in a command and control way and forgot to let the world know how the team became truly agile before agile was invented.

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