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Presentations Materials & Slides

Agile Brigade Meetup

May 27, 2020: Online

Feedback Loops: The Agile Community Evolves

Whiteboard Capture

Organized by Nawaz Butt, I was honoured to share my thoughts about the ways Empiricism has helped the Agile Community to adapt over time. Given three examples: Scrum Values, User Stories, Velocity, I hosted discussion about major changes that have occured in the collective mindset of the Agile Community. By “doing it and helping others to do it” we continue to learn and evolve.

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Since 2001, when the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was published, the Agile community has evolved — and exploded! And all through the evolution of the Agile community, the effect of empiricism is apparent. Individuals and collectives are continuously inspecting their circumstance and adapting their practices, goals, and values. It’s been a remarkable journey. Let’s reflect on a few key moments from our community’s past to better understand, with the benefit of hindsight, modern Agility and our possible futures.

Rotman School of Management

Sep 1, 2017: University of Toronto
Leadership of Agile Organizations

Richard Ivey School of Business

Mar 1, 2014: London, Ontario
Agile Startups

Podcasts & Audio

Le Sprinkler: L’agilité en podcast

November 28, 2019: Agile Tour Montréal

Live Recording

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I am honoured to be a guest on Le Sprinkler with Eric Laramée and Mathieu Lafond.

Eric and Mathieu were podcasting directly from Agile Tour Montréal, interviewing speakers and live-Tweeting throughout the day. We recording this “mini” episode of Le Sprinkler and discussed the messy business of Agile at scale.

Scrum.org Webcast: Teams are Self-Organizing — Get Over It

September 26, 2019: Webinar

Live Recording

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In this Scrum Pulse webinar, I examine self-organization (in team settings) and explore examples of self-organization in the workplace.

My premise is simple: teams are self-organizing. I assert that is not a statement of preference or intention; rather, it is a statement of objective fact.

Scrum is among a very small number of frameworks which acknowledge that self-organization is natural. Scrum asserts that the quality of decisions increase when stakeholders collaborate with and trust the wisdom of their teams. The opposite is also true: Scrum’s design implies that common misbehaviors of managers (intervention, command & control) have costly consequences.

This webinar helps you learn strategies to better manage the work environment to support Scrum Teams and enable successful self-organization.

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

November 19, 2018: Podcast

Episodes 1 — 5

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I joined host, Vasco Duarte, for a series of 5 discussions about Scrum in the trenches.

We covered topics like culture, retrospectives, the Scrum Master role, large Agile adoption, and self-organization.

Vasco is the author of #NoEstimates and the very popular Scrum Master Toolbox. It was an honour to be his guest.

BeTheTalk With Nathan Eckel

September 5, 2018: Podcast

Episode 219

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BeTheTalk is a daily podcast where Nathan Eckel chats with talkers from TEDx & branded events. I was a guest on Nathan’s show to discuss my 2012 TEDx talk.

  • [1:50] – My 2012 talk at TEDxFortMcMurray in a nutshell.
  • [4:23] – Empowering teachers.
  • [08:49] – What can the parents or the community do to support and be a force for a positive change?
  • [10:15] – The Blitz Round.
  • [14:49] – Final word of advice.

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