By Scrum Inc.
Each episode examines a specific topic and the practical steps you can take to achieve better results starting now. After all, what’s the point of business agility if it doesn’t lead to better results.
From proven patterns for success to leadership, scaling, metrics, empowerment, change management, and product structure, Unlocking Agile gives you the keys to innovate, adapt, and thrive.
Unlocking AgileJul 01, 2022
16. Saraounia Mboka-Boyer - on creating an agile ecosystem
Agile isn’t something you do, it’s a way of being. And when we have enabling environments that support this vision, true change can happen. In this episode of Unlocking Agile, Bobby talks with Saraounia Mboka-Boyer on the importance of creating an agile ecosystem at the enterprise level at the very beginning of any transformation.
17. How to find creative solutions to complex business problems by combining strong business acumen with human-centered design and design thinking.
What do you get when you steep a competitive dance teacher with a strong lean agile mentality? You get Roslyn Martin, the Directory of Innovation Strategy at the Strategy Group. In this episode of Unlocking Agile, Bobby talks with Roslyn about her decade long effort to bring physical activity, celebration, human centered design, and organizational alignment to leadership and teams in companies all over the world.
15. Tommy Norman on using hard data to create a psychologically safe organization
Is ‘Psychological Safety’ too squishy of a subject to fully get your head around? Want more science and less emotion, more data, more empiricism?
In this episode of Unlocking Agile, Bobby talks with Nashville-based Agile Thought-Leader Tommy Norman, Chief Agility Officer at Acklen Avenue, about how he uses real data to add meaning and structure in order to create a psychologically safe organization.
14. Becoming a Change-Capable Organization with Jessica Crowley
We all know that 60 - 70% of Change Management Initiatives fail to meet expected outcomes. But did you know that despite the low chances of success, the average organization plans to engage in five new Change Management strategies over the next three years?(Gartner, 2020). Find out how to increase your chances of successful change management and evolve from a "change-responsive" organization to a "change-capable" organization. If your organization mastered the art of change and built flexibility into its operating model than doomed sporadic change management initiatives would become a thing of the past..
13: Business Agility Domains with Evan Leybourn
Organizational Agility is what every C-Suite in the world is hoping to achieve. They want to respond to change faster, make decisions faster, remove blockers faster and provide world-class solutions for their customers while doing it. In this episode of Unlocking Agile, Bobby sits down with Evan Leybourn, founder of the Business Agility Institute, and talks about the latest in the Business Agility space including the recently released 5 domains of Business Agility.
12 - Estimation Using Situational Awareness with George Dinwiddie
Think that all there is to estimation is throwing a number out and moving on? Want to find other ways to get value from this hotly debated technique? In this episode of Unlocking Agile, Bobby sits down with George Dinwiddie in Nashville at Agile 2022 and talks about how situational awareness can enhance the use of estimation and provide better overall outcomes.
11 - Delivering what the customer isn't telling you with Seb Rose
Customer collaboration and determining needs is at the heart of Agile outcomes. But, are there things that are equally important which the customers aren't telling us? How do we get that information? Unlocking Agile host Bobby Woods sits down at Agile2022 in Nashville to talk with Cucumber co-founder Seb Rose about Behavioral Driven Development and the art of finding the value unspoken.
10 The Agile Impact of Power Dynamics with Tricia Broderick
Leaders, Managers, Scrum Masters and Team Leads, do you fully understand the impact of the power dynamics to organizational agility? In this session with Tricia Broderick from the Agile 2022 conference in Nashville, Tricia walks the audience through the importance of not only understanding the impact of Power Dynamics but knowing how to use the concept to the advantage of great outcomes!
09 - Tara Scott Psychological Safety
Psychological safety can often be seen as a buzzword and a "nice-to-have" option in an organization. Some may feel it's hard to create real actions to support the concept. Tara Scott sits down with Unlocking Agile host Bobby Woods to address actionable Psychological Safety and the real impacts in can have on organizational culture.
08: Jutta Eckstein and Agile's impact on Global Sustainability
We know that Agile impacts organizations and the lives of the people we develop solutions for. But, did you know that Agile is having an impact on the planet? Agile Consultant, speaker and author, Jutta Eckstein, sits down with host Bobby Woods at XP2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark to talk about exactly how that is happening and the impact Agile is creating for worldwide sustainability.
07: Diana Larsen - Leading Without Blame and Resilient Teams
Straight from XP2022 in Denmark! Leadership, Agile Leadership. That's what we're talking about here. How can todays leaders do so in a way that is free from blame and helps their teams to become more resilient over time; providing better outcomes long term?
Consultant, speaker, author and frequent contributor to the Agile community, Diana Larsen, sits down with Bobby Woods to talk about what the role of modern leadership in an Agile company looks like and the results we can expect to see.
06: Can OKR's really help an organization be better?
OKR's are continuing to gain more popularity but are they really in helping organizations better understand long and short term goals? Che Ho, Enterprise Transformation Consultant at Scrum Inc. sits down with Unlocking Agile host Bobby Woods and dives deeper into what companies are experiencing and how to set expectations in the use of OKRs with agility.
05: How does Cultural Diversity impact agility?
The world is a smaller place with technology and we continue to expand our markets and organizations globally. How does the concept of cultural diversity impact our ongoing ability to be more agile in how we deliver? Are we better or worse from it? Inclusion Engineer and Agile Coach Saraounia Mboka-Boyer sits down with Host Bobby Woods and unlocks the secrets of culture in agility.
04: Agile in shared services - yes, you are different but you can be Agile
Shared Services teams are by nature a very different kind of team. This is why many believe they can't use Agile. It's time to dispel that myth. Additional reading can be found here.
03: Who should be the Scrum Master? Anyone?
In this episode we game out four common scenarios leaders consider when deciding how - or if- one of the three Scrum Roles are going to be filled. We talk the good, the bad, and the can get ugly. You can also check out this blog post.
02: Smart scaling with Avi Schneier
Scaling agility can be tricky. But there are proven ways to reduce the complexity of a transformation and boost its chances of success. Scrum Inc.’s Avi Schneier tells you how in this episode of Unlocking Agile.
01: A Deceptively Simple Question About Customers, Stakeholders, and Users
In our first episode, co-hosts Tom Bullock and Bobby Woods explore a deceptively simple question that can differentiate a successful organization from one that is just treading water - or worse.
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Unlocking Agile launches in January of 2022 with new episodes released every #TransfromationTuesday