Agile for Humans with Ryan Ripley

A Podcast Devoted to Agile Product Delivery

About the show

Agile for Human with Ryan Ripley is a weekly podcast dedicated to the individuals and interactions that make agile work. Our goal is to help you create safe and collaborative working environments where people are empowered to do their best work.

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  • 16: Are You Mocking My Unit Tests?

    September 19th, 2015  |  1 hr 30 mins

    Hosts Ryan Ripley, Amitai Schlair, Arlo Belshee Discussion Ryan Ripley (@RyanRipley) Amitai Schlair (@schmonz) and Arlo Belshee (@arlobelshee) covered one of the most diverse agendas ever covered on the podcast.

  • 15: The USS Agile Enterprise

    September 9th, 2015  |  1 hr 26 secs

    Hosts Ryan Ripley, Tim Ottinger, Don Gray Discussion Ryan Ripley (@RyanRipley) Tim Ottinger (@tottinge) and Don Gray (@donaldegray) got together to talk about the word “enterprise”. Quite a few connotations were thrown around: inertia,

  • 14: Agile in a Galaxy Far Far Away

    August 30th, 2015  |  52 mins 12 secs

    [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Hosts Ryan Ripley, Aaron Griffith Discussion Aaron Griffith (@aaron_griffith) is a member of the Hunter #mobprogramming team, agile speaker, and #NoEstimates enthusiast.

  • 13: When Does an Agile Team Need a Coach?

    August 26th, 2015  |  50 mins 50 secs

    Hosts Ryan Ripley, Zach Bonaker, Amitai Schlair Discussion It’s a miracle that this episode happened. Zach Bonaker (@zachbonaker) got lost in an English bog, Amitai Schlair (@schmonz) was wandering in Guatemala and Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) was nearly ...

  • 12: Agile Experiments with Woody Zuill

    August 17th, 2015  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Hosts Ryan Ripley, Zach Bonaker, Woody Zuill Discussion Woody Zuill (@WoodyZuill) joined Zach and Ryan to talk about experimentation in Agile. Woody talked about his early experiences in the workforce and the need to investigate.

  • 11: Agile Lean Coffee for Humans

    August 8th, 2015  |  1 hr 40 mins

    Hosts Ryan Ripley, Victor Bonacci, Jon Jorgensen Discussion This episode is a cross-over between The Agile Coffee Podcast and Agile for Humans. Victor and Jon host Agile Coffee and do a great job of cultivating interesting topics and engaging guests.

  • 10: FAST Agile with Ron Quartel

    July 29th, 2015  |  49 mins 37 secs

    Hosts Ryan Ripley, Ron Quartel Discussion Ron Quartel (@AgileAgitator) is an agile coach, blogger ( and the creator of the FAST Agile framework. The FAST Agile ( is a combination of Open Space Technology,

  • 8: A Show Full of Hosts

    July 18th, 2015  |  49 mins 26 secs

    Hosts Ryan Ripley, Victor Bonacci Discussion Victor is an independent consultant who hosts the Agile Coffee Podcast. He helped organize this years Agile Coach Camp US West in California, and participates in many local events on the west coast.

  • 7: Lessons from #NoEstimates Critics

    July 9th, 2015  |  39 mins 45 secs

    Hosts Ryan Ripley, Zach Bonaker, Tim Ottinger Discussion We opened the discussion by defining the critic’s view against #NoEstimates: Estimates are natural, ubiquitous, useful, and unavoidable in practical life and in business.

  • 6: Rebooting XP and #MobProgramming

    July 4th, 2015  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Hosts Ryan Ripley, JB Rainsberger, Amitai Schlair Discussion Amitai started our night with a recap of his experiences at the Problem Solving Leadership (PSL) course led by Esther Derby and Jerry Weinberg. The PSL course teaches leaders how to think and...

  • 5: A Panel Discussion on #NoEstimates

    June 24th, 2015  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Hosts Ryan Ripley, George Dinwiddie, Neil Killick, JB Rainsberger Discussion #NoEstimates means many different things to many different people. The group defined #NoEstimates as a conversation around when estimates are appropriate and to which level of...

  • 4: Agile transformations with Bob Galen

    June 18th, 2015  |  57 mins 36 secs

    Hosts Ryan Ripley, Amitai Schlair, Bob Galen Discussion Agile isn’t simple anymore. We talked at length about the added complexity that has emerged in the agile community and the impact on transformations and projects.

  • 3: Agile is a Cancer

    June 7th, 2015  |  1 hr 1 min

    Hosts Ryan Ripley and  Zach Bonaker Discussion Zach is an independent consultant who recently posted a provocative article called: “The Subversion of Agile: Agile is a Cancer”. We discussed his post, talked about what the cancer is in the community tha...

  • 2: The Life of an Agile Consultant

    May 30th, 2015  |  58 mins 1 sec

    Agile for Humans is a podcast dedicated to the individuals and interactions that make agile work. Hosts George Dinwiddie, Ryan Ripley, Amitai Schlair Discussion First up was a lively discussion about the life of a consultant.

  • 1: My Agile is Better Than Your Agile

    May 3rd, 2015  |  46 mins 48 secs

    This week I’m excited to share episode one of the “Agile for Humans” podcast. This is a regular podcast hosted by a rotating group of agilists who take on various topics and issues. I’m working on getting a site setup for the podcast,