Episode 99

100: Using Wardley Maps to Drive Improvement


September 20th, 2018

44 mins 15 secs

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About this Episode

Don Gray (@donaldegray) and Mike Coon (@mikeonitstuff) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss Wardley Maps, decision making at the leadership level, and how to visualize changes in your organization.

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Don is a friend and mentor to me and a valued member of the agile community. He has contributed to multiple books including CENTER ENTER TURN SUSTAIN: ESSAYS IN CHANGE ARTISTRYREADINGS FOR PROBLEM-SOLVING LEADERSHIP, and AMPLIFY YOUR EFFECTIVENESS. He co-teaches one of the top agile and leadership workshops available – Coaching Beyond the Team – with Esther Derby.

Mike with more than 30 years in IT, Mike is interested in sharing the lessons he’s learned in Business, Technology, and Life at his website MikeOnItStuff. Through observation, questioning, coaching and consultation,he helps executives, managers, and teams identify their values, articulate their vision, set their strategy and incorporate continuous learning and improvement into their daily activities.


Ryan Ripley is teaming up with Professional Scrum Trainer, Todd Miller to teach the Advanced Scrum Master (PSM-II) course this year. Whether you are a CSM or a PSM, this Advanced Scrum Master Course is the next step on the Scrum master journey, created and present by trainers from scrum.org – The Home of Scrum™.


In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What are Wardley Maps and how can you use them in your work
  • Methods to visualize the progression of a product in a complex world
  • How to use these methods to help guide management level decision making

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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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