The Agile Pubcast

An agile podcast…in a pub…it's an agile PUBCAST!!

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  • S7 EP12: Christmas Rituals

    From The Hatherley, Cheltenham, UK. Our final pubcast of the year! All about rituals.. or are they traditions? Make sure you stay to the end for the special Christmas message...

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  • S7 EP11: People Centricity

    From Deus Ex Machina, Boscombe UK. The name of this pub took us on another meandering conversation into the realms of possibilities with an AI-related future and how our role as humans may need to adapt into a creating more people-centric (or even planet-centric) processes. Most of Paul's AI knowledge is based on the Terminator film franchise, which Geoff hasn't seen (no surprises there!!)
  • S7 EP10: Guess who's back... back again...

    From The Long Bar, Bristol. It's been a long time since our last episode, but Geoff and Paul are back! Taking a short break in our busy schedules brought us together for a catch up in Bristol, where we discussed everything from karaoke singing to kanban training! We hope you enjoy the episode, and we hope to get back to a more frequent recording schedule!"I’m not the pheasant plucker, I’m the pheasant plucker’s son. I’m only plucking pheasants ’til the pheasant plucker comes."(This rhyme was first published in 1899 and should be recited with care and not in front of children.)
  • S7 EP9: Superstitions

    Are you superstitious? Do you believe in ‘luck’? In this episode, Paul shares his excitement about an upcoming football match for his favourite team and whether his superstitions about the game are a good or bad thing. The conversation moves onto being “lucky” and how an agile approach could quickly proves or disprove a lucky occurrence. Enjoy!The Secret of Luck - Derren Brown
  • S7 EP8: May The Fourth Be With You

    Hello there! (In the style of Obi-Wan Kenobi!)This next episode is a recording from our appearance at Product Tank Cardiff, where Geoff and Paul were invited to host a LIVE pubcast to field some questions from the product people in the crowd. The boys took on questions such as:❓Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) is moving forward as breakneck speed. What (if any) changes do you see for Agile?❓Agile vs. Scaled Agile?❓What trait in product managers do you see least yet value the most?❓How should product teams deal with senior management over involving themselves in the roadmap?As the event happened on Star Wars Day (4th May) this called for fancy dress and even a Star Wars themed pub quiz!!Find out more about the great stuff happening in Product Tank here at:
  • S7 EP7: Pints and Perceptions

    Can you believe what you are seeing?!Welcome to Episode 7 of Series 7 of The Agile Pubcast! Join agile coaches Geoff Watts and Paul Goddard at the virtual pub "The Coach House" as they delve into the fascinating world of optical illusions and explore how it relates to the role of an agile coach. 🍻🧠In this episode, the boys discuss Geoff's recent experience visiting a museum of optical illusions, sparking a captivating conversation on the tricks our minds can play on us. 💫🔹 What can optical illusions teach us about agile coaching?🔹 How do our minds process information and what does that mean for agile coaches?🔹 Learn about other mind tricks and how they impact the agile coaching world.Don't miss out on this fun and thought-provoking conversation as Geoff and Paul discuss these topics and more, all over a pint! 🍺If you value what we are doing you can always become a volunteer patron at #GeoffWatts #PaulGoddard #AgileCoaching #OpticalIllusions #MindTricks #TheCoachHouse
  • S7 EP6: Team Topologies

    Welcome to The Coach House!! Geoff and Paul recorded this episode after a few hours fishing and got onto the topic of team topologies. After Paul had been spending some time with a client looking to scale up scrum teams, his research led him to Team Topologies (Matthew Skelton & Manuel Pais) and a nice visualisation tool provided by Agile Stationery. In this episode, Geoff and Paul talk through and discuss the theory and the tools, and give their opinions on the benefits and drawbacks of the idea.There is also a PUB QUIZ for you all to join in with, so get your pens and paper ready!A Word From Our Sponsors...Agile Stationery designs and creates collaborative tools and games for practitioners of Agile methods in software, UX, content and other industries. They offer a range of physical tools for planning, continuous improvement, organisational design and threat modelling. Paper is tangible and accessible. It ensures work continues to flow. Agile Stationery products are designed with this in mind to increase productivity in agile teams. So if you're managing Scrum, Kanban and Agile operations and looking to explore new ways of working, then head over to Agile Stationery. Use code AGILEPUBCAST to get 10% off their wide range of games and tools. notes:Scrum Masters of the Universe is friend. Not threat: How to use AI to enhance your agility with Chris Stone