Over the past decade, innovative companies, software industry thought leaders and lean/agile pioneers have discovered simpler, sturdier, more streamlined ways to be agile. These modern approaches share a focus on producing exceptional outcomes and growing an outstanding culture. Today, it makes far more sense to bypass antiquated agility in favor of modern approaches. Modern agile methods are defined by four guiding principles: Make People Awesome; Make Safety a Prerequisite; Experiment and Learn Rapidly and Deliver Value Continuously. World famous organizations like Google, Amazon, AirBnB, Etsy and others are living proof of the power of these four principles. However, you don’t need to be a name brand company to leverage modern agile wisdom.
Episode 14 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with David J Bland, CEO and Founder of Precoil. We discuss optimizing for learning, how your customer determines what is viable in an MVP, how David helps companies experiment and learn rapidly and safely and what is assumption mapping.
Episode 13 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Melissa Perri and Matt Barcomb. We discuss issues with the Product Owner role, as defined by Scrum and explore the importance of product management and how to make product ownership a team sport.
Episode 12 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with Lean Startup/UX guru, Laura Klein, author of Build Better Products: A Modern Approach to Building Successful User-Centered Products. Learn how her work maps to Modern Agile, User Maps and how Laura writes books on a treadmill!
Episode 11 of the Modern Agile Show features an interview with the great Brett Durrett, CEO of the Silicon Valley company, IMVU. He talks about the Modern Agile principles present at IMVU and how the company grew from nothing to $50 million/year in revenue.
Episode 10 of the Modern Agile Show begins with a small passage from The Mythical Man-Month, by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr, followed by an interview about agile leadership with agile coach, David Lokietz.
A show devoted to the topic of Delivering Value Continuously, a passage about Continuous Deployment from the book, The Lean Startup (by Eric Ries) and several answers to questions about Delivering Value Continuously.
A book passage from Tom DeMarco about teams as Networks not Hierarchies, a white board discussion about who sets priorities on teams, answering a question about the hardest Modern Agile principle to adopt.
You need Vision and Hustle to be awesome at implementing Modern Agile, a passage about Product Leaders from the book, The Discipline of Market Leaders, a story about Industrial Logic's product at a famous search engine company and answering a question about deadlines.