Episode 69

70: Refactoring Agile with Chris Murman

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June 24th, 2017

45 mins 49 secs

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About this Episode

Chris Murman (@chrismurman) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss Agile from an executive viewpoint and if it’s time to refactor agile.

[featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]CHRIS MURMAN AT AGILE COACH CAMP 2017[/featured-image]

Chris is constantly in search of ways to make the work we do better. This means bringing a lean focus to the products we make, a holistic approach to agile business processes, or an intense focus on the technologies of tomorrow. You can read his thoughts on agile and software development on his blog. He is a board member of the Agile Uprising and co-hosts the Agile Uprising Podcast.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why “it depends” is not always a great answer
  • How executives view agile according to a recent survey:
    • Over half of CIOs regard Agile development as “discredited” (53%).
    • Three-quarters (75%) are no longer prepared to defend it.
    • Almost three-quarters (73%) of CIOs think Agile IT has now become an industry in its own right.
    • Half (50%) say they now think of Agile as “an IT fad”.


  • Learnings from the recent Agile Coach Camp in New York

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