Episode 64

65: Agile Open Forum with Woody Zuill, Tim Ottinger, Amitai Schleier, and Zach Bonaker

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About this Episode

Woody Zuill (@WoodyZuill), Tim Ottinger (@tottinge), Zach Bonaker (@ZachBonaker) and Amitai Schleier (@schmonz) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss a wide range of agile topics and principles.

[featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]Zach Bonaker Presenting ‘The Deception of Training’ at Scrum Day San Diego 2016[/featured-image]

Woody has been programming for over 35 years with 20 of those years as an Extreme Programmer (XP) and more than 15 of those years as an Agile Coach. He takes the “inspect and adapt” mantra to heart and through this type of inquiry has developed advanced agile concepts such as #NoEstimates and #MobProgramming. Woody is passionate about helping teams reinvent their workplace to make it possible for everyone to excel in their work and life. He published the Mob Programming book on Leanpub and provides his thoughts about many agile topics on his blog.

Tim is committed to understanding and improving the art of software from the angle of “thinking for a living.” He is a programmer, author, trainer and globally recognized coach with over 35 years of real software development experience. His style is practical and hands-on, steeped in both Agile and classic traditions. Tim rapidly communicates concepts and practices, and is recognized for his compassionate and patient approach to working with individuals and has a sincere interest in helping people reach their goals.

Zach is a self-described “benevolent trouble-maker” and seeks to foster servant leadership that cultivates growth, learning, and discovery. He is a systems thinker who shares his thoughts on his blog – Agile Out Loud. Zach is great at pushing agile thinking forward and has authored many popular posts on next generation agile theories and practices.

Amitai is a software development coach, speaker, legacy code wrestler, non-award-winning musician, award winning bad poet, and the creator of the Agile in 3 Minutes podcast. He blogs at schmonz.com and is a frequent guest on Agile for Humans. Amitai has published many of his agile observations and musings in his new book – Agile in 3 Minutes on Lean Pub.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How principles drive agile practices
  • How turning up the good improves your team and your life
  • Why principles trump practices

Links from the show:

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[reminder]Which topic resonated with you? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.[/reminder]





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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This podcast episode is brought to you by Techwell’s Agile Dev West Conference.

Techwell’s Agile Dev West is *the* premier event that covers the latest advances in the agile community. Agile for Humans listeners can use the code AGILEDEV to receive $200 off their conference registration fee.

Check out the entire program at adcwest.techwell.com. You’ll notice that I’m speaking there this year. Attendees will have a chance to see my The #NoEstimates Movement presentation, along with my half day session on advanced scrum topics called Scrum: Answering the Tough Questions.

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