Agile for Humans with Ryan Ripley

The discussions in the agile world focus on process and tools. However, this is a podcast devoted to the individuals and interactions that make agile work. Join our rotating team of agile coaches as they discuss the human side of agile software development.



AFH 103: Respecting Your Scrum and Agile Teams

Esther Derby (@estherderby) and Faye Thompson (@agilefaye) and Amitai Schleier (@schmonz) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss how to respect the agency of agile and scrum teams.

Respecting the Team In this episode you’ll discover:
  • Why Retrospectives are critical to continuous improvement
  • How maintaining a teams agency can boost morale and performance
  • Why respect is critical to an agile practice
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The author, Gunther Verheyen, has created a concise, yet complete and passionate reference about Scrum. The book demonstrates his core view that Scrum is about a journey, a journey of discovery and fun. He designed the book to be a helpful guide on that journey.
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Want to hear another podcast about the life of an agile coach? — Listen to my conversation with Zach Bonaker, Diane Zajac-Woodie, and Amitai Schlair on episode 39. We discuss growing an agile practice and how coaches help create the environments where agile ideas can flourish.

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