JF started off as an engineer in Silicon Valley a little over 30 years ago. He was about to give up his career in tech after slogging through many-a-death march projects when he discovered some interesting discussions about TDD on netnews in the mid to late 90s, the internet before the web. Those postings changed his life, and he’s been an Agilist ever since. Today, he is a coach at an upcoming start-up, helping People Operations and Marketing get on the Agile train.
Sabrina is an agile coach in business transformation who works with leadership and teams and has a passion for uncovering their behaviours that allows them to be the very best they can be in the workplace. She is also passionate about using the agile mindset in everything she does, including with her family at home and she used a Kanban approach to plan her own wedding.
Stephen helps IT leaders build fearless, engaged and outcome-focused teams that truly drive organisations forward: Teams that ROCK!
He is an accomplished and award-winning leader with over 15 years’ experience in complex, uncertain and high-scale technical organizations, including a decade leading customer, infrastructure, product, and software functions at some leading UK cloud providers. He co-owns a boutique leadership consultancy working with both corporates and SMEs.
Karl has been a consultant and innovator in Business Transformation and Human Centred Design since 1989 and in Agile since 2004 involved in supporting both business and technology in the adoption of Customer Centricity and Agility. His recent focus has been on combining HCD and Agile in Enterprise Agile Portfolio management as an extension of SAFe. He has worked globally and loves to travel and meet new people as his focus has always been people.
Jordan is CEO of Parabol, the leading free retrospective and agile meeting platform. He was formerly a strategy director at Undercurrent, an organizational transformation firm in New York and led transformations at GE, American Express, and PepsiCo. Prior to this he was a product manager and engineer, developing connected hardware. He cares most about enabling people to feel a sense of meaning from their work. His biggest agile influence is Bob Gower, formerly of Rally Software.
Femi is a Chartered Accountant by background. An Agile Coach who helps individuals, teams, leadership, and organisations to be the best they can be. Substantial experience in Transformation journeys within Financial Institutions, FinTech, Payments Serves. A champion for Workplace Diversity, Inclusion, and Eradicating Unconscious Bias. In this episode, Femi confesses to the sin of making teams take on too many story points.
Scott is a Full Stack Agile Coach! He has been unlearning ways of creating value and flow from way way back in the 1980s when he started in testing. He fell in love with Lean with Deming and then Systems thinking from Checkland. He works with organisations who are transforming to more flow based ways of working. He is passionate about Diversity , inclusion and finding fresh voices and new ideas. In his confessional, Scott confesses to the sin of heckling!
Jon is an experienced Executive and Generative Coach and Agile Consultant helping leaders, teams and organisations to achieve effective change. Jon’s vision is to empower professionals to innovate, collaborate and grow. He specialises in engaging with leaders working with organisational change to help them to lead the way and achieve successful outcomes for themselves, their teams and the overall environment.
Rachelle is a transformational coach and Principle Agile Coach with Infosys specialising in expediting long term desired behavioural changes through the power of habits and core to this is the agile mindset. She says though, that she has not "been agile" as long as she's been "doing agile". In this episode, she confess her cardinal sins of attempting scripted agile by the "book" and the heinous crime of becoming a "Scrum Mum". But what did she learn? And what will be her penance?
Chris is The Virtual Agile Coach. An agility lead, #PeopleFirst champion, Vlogger, speaker & trainer who always seeks to gamify content and create immersive agile experiences. An Agile convert back on 2012, Chris has since sought to broaden his experiences, escape his echo chamber and to fearlessly challenge dysfunction & ask the difficult questions. In this confessional, Chris confesses to the Agile sin of referring to people as resources and dogmatically applying agile principles.