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Lee Cunningham on the 13th State of Agile Report
Jun 4 • 18 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Lee Cunningham about the latest State of Agile report, recently released by Collabnet/VersionOne. Why listen to this podcast: • This is the 13th year the State of Agile report has…
Nick White on the Lessons Software Engineering Can Learn from Multi-disciplinary Medical Teams
May 27 • 33 min
In this podcast, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Nick White about his experiences as a medical patient under the care of a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team and the lessons that we can take from that for software…
Michael Bolton on the Testing Mindset
May 20 • 42 min
In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Michael Bolton about the current and future state of testing. Why listen to this podcast: • Testing is about evaluating products by learning about them through exploration and…
Dave Snowden on Liminality in Cynefin and Moving Beyond Agile to Agility
May 13 • 13 min
In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Dave Snowden at the Agile People conference in Stockholm, Sweden, about the addition of liminal spaces in the Cynefin framework, pre-scrum techniques and the future of agility Why listen to…
Fabiola Eyholzer on Changing Thinking in HR
May 6 • 11 min
In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Fabiola Eyholze at the Agile People conference in Stockholm, Sweden, about the need to radically change HR thinking and practices in organisations to enable creativity and productivity. Why…
Doug Kirkpatrick on Self-Management, Professional Growth and Great Cultures
Apr 29 • 13 min
In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Doug Kirkpatrick at the Agile People conference in Stockholm, Sweden, about what self-management actually means for the people in an organisation. Why listen to this podcast:…
Dave West on the State of Scrum
Apr 22 • 24 min
In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Dave West, CEO and Product Owner at scrum.org about the current state of scrum and the latest initiatives by scrum.org Why listen to this podcast: • Scrum has been used for over 25 years…
Phil Abernathy on Employee Happiness and the Bureaucracy Mass Index
Apr 16 • 20 min
In this Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Phil Abernathy about his work helping organisations focus on employee happiness to drive customer happiness and shareholder return and the Bureaucracy Mass Index as a tool to identify where…
Mik Kersten on Moving from Projects to Products
Apr 9 • 27 min
Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Mik Kersten of Tasktop about his new book, Project to Product and how the Flow Framework can be applied to changing the way of working in organisations. Why listen to this podcast: • The project…
Nigel Dalton on Taking Back Management
Mar 31 • 21 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile India conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Nigel Dalton, Chief Inventor at REA Group about his experiences and the need to take back management as an important practice in today’s…
Flint Brenton on the Collabnet/VersionOne merger and Helping Customers Adopt Value Streams
Mar 26 • 19 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Flint Brenton, CEO of Collabnet/VersionOne on how the organisation is integrating post the merger and supporting customers as they adopt value…
Andrew King of Ocado Technologies on Great Hiring Practices and Designing Culture
Mar 19 • 18 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Andrew King, Organisational Scientist at Ocado Technologies about the hiring practices they use and how to design the culture you want. Why listen to this podcast: • Context effect…
Jason Box and Paul Johnston on What Technologists can do About Climate Change
Mar 13 • 22 min
In this podcast recorded at QCon London 2019, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jason Box and Paul Johnston about the impact climate change is having, how information technology contributes to greenhouse gasses and what…
Kim Scott on Radical Candor
Mar 5 • 15 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Kim Scott, author of the book Radical Candor about what radical candor is and how it can be applied in teams and relationships. Why listen to…
Anna Obukhova on The Biology of Leadership and Working with Tired Teams
Feb 18 • 24 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Anna Obukhova about the neuroscience and biology of leadership and what it takes to coach and work with tired teams. Why listen to this…
Ash Coleman on Testing, Ethics, Diversity and What it Means To Be an Ally
Feb 11 • 25 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Ash Coleman . Why listen to this podcast: • Testing is not a simplistic process that can be reduced to automation, although automation helps…
Deema Dajani & Shannon Mason on the Women in Agile community and Supporting Women in Technology
Feb 5 • 21 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Deema Dajani (Advisor Transformation Consulting) & Shannon Mason (VP Product Management, Agile Central) of CA Technologies about the Women in…
Chloë Bregman on High Performance Design
Jan 29 • 19 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Chloë Bregman about high performance design. Why listen to this podcast: • High-performance design is design that fits with the customers needs…
Seb Rose on BDD, Cucumber, Cyberdojo, Certification and Testers in Code Reviews
Jan 22 • 20 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Seb Rose, a dispassionate developer, and one of the principals of Cucumber Limited about his work at Cucumber, the Cyber-dojo charity,…
L. Adkins and H. Dunsky on the State of Agile Coaching and the Competencies Coaches Need to Build
Jan 14 • 27 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Lyssa Adkins and Halim Dunsky about the current state of agile coaching, the competencies and skills that coaches need to develop and the…
Jeff Patton on #NoProjects and Product Management
Jan 7 • 24 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jeff Patton about moving from project to product thinking; whole team product ownership and satisfying the real customer needs. Why listen to…
Phil Brock & Paul Hammond on the State of the Agile
Dec 19, 2018 • 20 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Phil Brock and Paul Hammond of the Agile Alliance about the current state of the Alliance and plans for the future. Why listen to this podcast:…
Sangeeta Narayanan of Netflix on Improving the Developer Experience
Dec 11, 2018 • 24 min
In this podcast recorded at QCon New York, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Sangeeta Narayanan of Netflix about improving the developer experience, and why it matters. Why listen to this podcast: • Developer Experience is about…
Simon Powers on Transitioning to Product Teams and Advice for New Managers
Dec 2, 2018 • 23 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Simon Powers of Adventures with Agile about helping organisations move from siloed groups to large product teams, he gave advice for new…
Dominic Price on Why Agile is Not Always the Answer
Nov 29, 2018 • 22 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Dominic Price from Atlassian about his opening keynote at the Agile 2018 conference. Why listen to this podcast: • Agile is an answer to teams…
Diana Larsen on Agile Fluency, Organisational Design and Being an Ally
Nov 22, 2018 • 21 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Diana Larsen about the evolution of the Agile Fluency model, the rate of adoption of new ideas in organisations, organisation design and being…
Miki Szikszai and Sandy Mamoli on Adopting Holacracy at Snapper
Nov 12, 2018 • 37 min
In this podcast recorded after the JAFAC 2018 conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke Miki Szikszai and Sandy Mamoli about Snapper’s adoption of holacracy. Why listen to this podcast: • Clarity of purpose is key for an…
Jim Rose on Building a Great Engineering Culture in a Remote Team
Nov 4, 2018 • 26 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jim Rose of Circle CI about building a great engineering culture in a distributed, remote team. Why listen to this podcast: • Hiring engineers is a difficult task • Working in a…
Jeff Foster on Creating Space for People to Learn through 10% Time, Open Space and Conferences
Oct 30, 2018 • 23 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jeff Foster of Red Gate on their approach to continuous learning through 10% time, open space and running an internal conference. Why listen to this podcast: • The best software is…
Jutta E. and John B. on Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space and Sociocracy
Oct 21, 2018 • 29 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jutta Eckstein and John Buck about their new book: Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space and Sociocracy – BOSSA-Nova Why listen to this podcast: • The pressing…
Fred George on Solving Fuzzy Problems
Oct 14, 2018 • 17 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Fred George about the need to solve “fuzzy problems” and approaches to doing so. Why listen to this podcast: • Fuzzy problems are ones which don’t have precise answers but they are…
Todd Little on how Kanban Helps Organizations Improve
Oct 8, 2018 • 10 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Todd Little, CEO of LeanKanban Inc about how organizations can use Kanban to identify bottlenecks and improve flow in their business processes. Why listen to this podcast: • Kanban…
Linda Rising on Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow, Ethics and Overcoming Biases
Sep 30, 2018 • 26 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Linda Rising about Daniel Kahneman’s work on Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow, overcoming bias in the employment process and resisting social pressure in decision making. Why listen to…
Bernie Maloney on Servant Leadership and Bringing Out Human Potential
Sep 24, 2018 • 19 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Bernie Maloney of Persistent Systems about servant leadership and bringing out human potential. Why listen to this podcast: - Servant leadership is about creating a space through…
Dave West on the State of Scrum and the Latest Scrum Guide
Sep 17, 2018 • 26 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Dave West, Chief Product Owner of Scrum.org about the state of Scrum, the latest revision to the Scrum Guide, the rise of Digital and the way Scrum.org maintains its courseware. Why…
John Le Drew on Solving Technical Problems by Addressing Human Issues
Sep 10, 2018 • 54 min
In this podcast recorded at the Agile India conference Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to John Le Drew about solving technical problems by addressing the people issues. Why listen to this podcast: • Very diverse teams will naturally…
Aurynn Shaw on Enabling an Sustainable DevOps Culture
Sep 3, 2018 • 32 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Aurynn Shaw about how DevOps, Microservices and other “technical” approaches are in fact cultural constraints on technical ideas and what’s needed to make the culture sustainable.…
Sanjeev Sharma of IBM on what a DevOps Culture Really Means
Aug 21, 2018 • 32 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Sanjeev Sharma, a Distinguished Engineer at IBM, on the challenges for large enterprises adopting DevOps at scale and what it really means to have a DevOps culture Why listen to…
Remembering Jerry Weinberg with Johanna Rothman and Esther Derby
Aug 16, 2018 • 21 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Johanna Rothman and Esther Derby about their memories of Gerald M. (Jerry) Weinberg who passed away on the 7th of August 2018. Why listen to this podcast: • Jerry Weinberg was a…
Michael Cote from Pivotal on Programming the Business
Aug 12, 2018 • 32 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Michael Cote from Pivotal Labs about “programming the business” to enable support for automation and moving towards DevOps. Why listen to this podcast: • It’s possible to move from…
Dan Kreigh on Building SpaceShipOne and Designing Flying Cars
Jul 31, 2018 • 20 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Dan Kreigh about his experiences as the lead structural analyst working on SpaceShipOne and his personal interest in designing and building a flying car. Why listen to this podcast:…
Jeff Dalton on Teaching Leaders How to Teach
Jul 26, 2018 • 31 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jeff Dalton about the challenges of agile adoption in large organizations and the need to teach agile leaders how to teach so they can lead the cultural shift that is needed Why…
Edith Harbaugh of Launch Darkly on Engineering a Good Engineering Culture
Jul 19, 2018 • 15 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Edith Harbaugh of Launch Darkly on the way she and her cofounder have deliberately engineered their organisation’s culture Why listen to this podcast: • A good engineering culture…
Matt Abrahams of BoldEcho on Becoming Effective Communicators
Jul 1, 2018 • 14 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke with Matt Abrahams of BoldEcho and Stanford Graduate School of Business on becoming effective communicators, especially around speaking in public. Why listen to this podcast:…
Pooja Brown on Building Great Engineering Cultures
Jun 24, 2018 • 17 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke with Pooja Brown, VP of Engineering at Docusign about building great engineering culture. Why listen to this podcast: • Great culture comes when people are aligned with the…
Jarrod Overson Offers Advice for Aspirant and Current Technical Leaders
Jun 17, 2018 • 24 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke with Jarrod Overson of Shape Security about the reason for and the content in the Beyond Being an Individual Contributor track at QCon San Francisco, and he offers advice for current…
Susan McIntosh on Diversity in Tech
Jun 9, 2018 • 19 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke with Susan McIntosh, an InfoQ editor, agile practitioner and scrum master who works in the area of cultural change about the impacts that the lack of diversity in tech has and some…
Chris Manuel on Continuous Testing and Culture Change
May 27, 2018 • 28 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Chris Manuel who heads the global test engineering service for Mindtree about continuous testing, cultural change and creating a culture of quality in organisations Why listen to…
Dominica DeGrandis on Her Book Making Work Visible
May 20, 2018 • 26 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Dominica DeGrandis about time thieves, making work visible, the important themes from the DevOps Enterprise Summit and ways to be more productive. Why listen to this podcast: • If…
Steve Holyer on Collaboration, Culture & Teams
May 13, 2018 • 21 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Steve Holyer about collaboration, culture and teams, and the state of the Agile Fluency projects. Why listen to this podcast: • Diverse lived experiences make people better…
CA agile leaders on the using data and creating a safe environment to drive strategy
May 7, 2018 • 40 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Shannon Mason, Laureen Knudsen and Steve Wolfe about a wide range of topics from agile marketing to using data effectively to drive strategy, to organisation incentives and…
Diana Larsen on Organisation Design for Team Effectiveness and Having the Best Possible Worklife
Apr 29, 2018 • 30 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Diana Larsen about organisational design for team effectiveness, having the best…
Chris Matts & Tony Grout on IT Risk Management Framework as a Catalyst for Change
Apr 22, 2018 • 38 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to Tony Grout and Chris Matts about building an IT risk management framework at a large bank and using that as a catalyst for a digital transformation. Why listen to this podcast:…
Riot Games on Moving Beyond Product Ownership
Apr 15, 2018 • 27 min
In this podcast recorded at Agile 2017, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Ahmed Sidky and Michael Robillard of Riot Games about their experiences in product management for a comprehensive gaming experience Why listen to this…
Troy Magennis on Using Data to Support Decision Making
Apr 12, 2018 • 12 min
In this podcast recorded at Agile 2017, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke Troy Magennis about his talks at the conference on “I love the smell of data in the morning” and “10 ways to choose what to start next” Why listen to this…
Katherine Kirk, Sally Freudenberg & Chris Corriere on Inclusive Collaboration
Mar 25, 2018 • 36 min
In this podcast recorded at Agile 2017, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Katherine Kirk, Sally Freudenberg & Chris Corriere on Inclusive Collaboration, Neurodiversity and Creating Safe Spaces Why listen to this podcast:…
Heidi Helfand On Dynamic Reteaming
Mar 4, 2018 • 15 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast recorded at Agile 2017, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Heidi Helfand about Dynamic Reteaming Why listen to this…
Mike Bryzek of Flow.io on Testing in Production
Feb 25, 2018 • 30 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Mike Bryzek – CTO and founder of Flow.io about his background in philanthropy,…
Harsh Sinha on Building Culture at TransferWise
Feb 18, 2018 • 22 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Harsh Sinha, CTO of TransferWise about deliberately designing organisational culture. Why listen to this podcast: • The organisation is structured in lots of autonomous, independent…
Rich Mironov on Product Development Trends
Feb 11, 2018 • 26 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Rich Mironov about the current trends in product development Why listen to this podcast: • There is nothing more wasteful in the world than beautifully building a product that no…
Cahlan Sharp on Teaching Development Skills
Feb 4, 2018 • 15 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Cahlan Sharp about the DevMountain schools that teach software development skills in intensive “bootcamp” programs. Why listen to this podcast: • A lot of formal education is very…
Linda Rising on Values, Morality and the Impact of Politics
Jan 21, 2018 • 17 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke Linda Rising about her talk at Agile 2017 in which she explores her own reaction to the politics in the USA and how it triggered her to research morality and values. Why listen to this…
Wendy Closson on Mindfulness and Effective Communication
Jan 14, 2018 • 19 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Wendy Closson about her journey of recovery from contracting a rare, deadly form of cancer to leading to the Optimize You track at QCon New York Why listen to this podcast: • The…
Ramon Harrington of Vistaprint on Choosing What Not To Build
Jan 1, 2018 • 18 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Ramon Harrington of Vistaprint about his QCon New York talk on Rapid Prototyping. Why listen to this podcast: • Putting engineers in front of customers and having conversations…
Conal Scanlon on Monte Carlo Mapping
Dec 18, 2017 • 17 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Conal Scanlon about his talk at QCon New York on Monte Carlo Simulation for…
Dave West on the State of Scrum and the Future of Agile
Dec 10, 2017 • 18 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Dave West, CEO and chief product owner at Scrum.org, about the state of Scrum in 2017 and the future of agile. Why listen to this podcast: • Agile adoption is now in the…
Kent McDonald and Heather Mylan-Mains on Socratic Questioning
Dec 5, 2017 • 18 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Kent McDonald and Heather Mylan-Mains on their talk at Agile 2017 about Socratic Questioning Why listen to this podcast: - Socratic questioning n approach to learning which is based…
Anders Wallgren on Containerize Your Enthusiasm
Nov 27, 2017 • 28 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud about the adoption of DevOps, containers and microservices and the dangers of vanity metrics. Why listen to this podcast: - Adoption of…
Jason Yip on Removing Friction in Development and DevOps at Spotify
Nov 21, 2017 • 22 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jason Yip about removing friction in the developer experience and DevOps at Spotify Why listen to this podcast: • Friction is the feeling that your environment is fighting you –…
Josh Evans on DevOps at Netflix
Nov 12, 2017 • 29 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Josh Evans, former engineering manager at Netflix on how Netflix does DevOps and the freedom and responsibility culture that undermines their way of working. Why listen to this…
Sean Dunn & Chris Edwards on Ethics and Professionalism in Software Engineering
Nov 5, 2017 • 22 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Sean Dunn and Chris Edwards about professionalism, licensing and ethics in software engineering Why listen to this podcast: • Situations where software development intersects with…
Don Denoncourt on Aging in IT and Being a Lifelong Learner
Oct 29, 2017 • 20 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to Don Denoncourt about remaining an engineer as one ages. Why listen to this podcast: • Looking back over history and programming language changes since the early 1980’s • The…
Andrea Goulet & M. Scott Ford on the Marriage of Communication & Code
Oct 22, 2017 • 36 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to Andrea Goulet & M. Scott Ford about their journey working together as a married couple and business partners, learning to collaborate and communicate despite having vastly different…
Pavneet Saund on Practical Empathy
Oct 16, 2017 • 20 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, Pavneet Saund about his ideas on making empathy a superpower and effective team leadership…
Lee Cunningham on the 11th State of Agile Survey Results
Oct 8, 2017 • 38 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke Lee Cunningham of VersionOne about the results from the State of Agile Survey Why listen to this podcast: • Agile is not just something that developers do – it’s an enabler of business…
Johanna Rothman and Mike Griffiths on the Agile Alliance/PMI Agile Practice Guide
Oct 2, 2017 • 23 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Johanna Rothman and Mike Grifiths about the joint PMI & Agile Alliance initiative to produce the Agile Practice Guide. Why listen to this podcast: - There is nothing in the PMBOK…
ThoughtWorks’ CTO Rebecca Parsons on Courageous Leadership and Evolutionary Architecture
Sep 25, 2017 • 19 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks, about their recent report on the need for Courageous Leadership and her forthcoming book on Evolutionary Architecture. Why listen to this…
Joshua Kerievsky and Heidi Helfand on High Performance via Psychological Safety
Sep 17, 2017 • 24 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Joshua Kerievsky CEO of Industrial Logic and Heidi Helfand Director of Engineering Excellence at Procore Technologies and author of the book Dynamic Reteaming about their talk High…
Denise Jacobs on Banishing Your Inner Critic
Sep 10, 2017 • 26 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Denise Jacobs about her keynote talk on Banishing your Inner Critic. Why listen to this podcast: • Imposter syndrome is a real thing and it has many manifestations • Getting into a…
David Marquet on the Difference Between Red-Work and Blue-Work
Sep 3, 2017 • 16 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to David Marquet about his keynote talk at the recent Agile 2017 conference and his…
Jez Humble on Making Continuous Delivery Work and Responding to Discrimination in Tech
Aug 13, 2017 • 28 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jez Humble about his Agile 2017 Keynote talk in which he refuted many of the common excuses why “continuous delivery won’t work here”. He also gave a scathing response to the…
Patrick Kua on Growing Technical Leadership and Evolutionary Architecture
Aug 6, 2017 • 26 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Patrick Kua from ThoughtWorks on growing technical leadership and evolutionary…
Larry Cooper on Putting Value First & Cultural Agility
Jul 30, 2017 • 36 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Larry Cooper about the Agility Series – a collection of books and other resources which explore what agility means in many different dimensions. Why reading to this podcast: - Value…
Debbie Madden on Forming and Maintaining Great Teams
Jul 23, 2017 • 19 min
In this podcast recorded at QCon New York 2017 Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Debbie Madden, CEO of Stride on communication advice and techniques for technical teams and what it takes for build truly great teams. Why listen to…
Alex Qin on Leveraging Technology to Create Positive Social Change
Jul 9, 2017 • 24 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Alex Qin following on from her QCon London talk “Shaving My Head Made Me A Better Programmer”. Why listen to this podcast: - Casual discrimination and unconscious bias is rife in…
Experiences in the Submarine Service and Tackling Big Issues Using Startup Weekend Events
Jun 25, 2017 • 22 min
In this podcast recorded in London Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Colart Miles about leading towards innovative cultures and running startup weekends. Why listen to this podcast: - It’s not about rank or status – it’s…
Colin Breck from Tesla on Quality Views to Expose Technical Debt
Jun 19, 2017 • 13 min
In this podcast recorded in London Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke Colin Breck, an Egineer from Tesla about using quality views to expose and prioritize technical debt. Why listen to this podcast: • When systems are not…
Alanna Brown and Nicole Forsgren on the State of DevOps Report 2017
Jun 11, 2017 • 31 min
Manuel Pais, InfoQ Lead Editor for DevOps, talks to Alanna Brown Director of Technical Product Marketing at Puppet and Nicole Forsgren, PhD in Management Information Systems and CEO at DORA, on the State of DevOps Report 2017. Why listen to this podcast:…
John Willis on DevOps Evolution, Leadership and Burnout
Jun 4, 2017 • 35 min
Manuel Pais, InfoQ Lead Editor for DevOps, talks to John Willis, Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker and co-author of the “DevOps Handbook”, on DevOps evolution, leadership and burnout. Why listen to this podcast: - DevOps got watered down along…
Rosalind Radcliffe on the Non-Challenges to Continuous Delivery on Mainframe
May 28, 2017 • 29 min
Manuel Pais, InfoQ Lead Editor for DevOps, talks to Rosalind Radcliffe, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, about mainframe software delivery, from technical evolution to the mindset change required to adopt DevOps and modern development practices. Why listen…
Gene Kim on Scaling DevOps and Learning from Courageous “Horses” at the DevOps Enterprise Summit
May 21, 2017 • 34 min
In this podcast Manuel Pais, InfoQ Lead Editor for DevOps, talks to Gene Kim, co-author of the “DevOps Handbook” and “The Phoenix Project” books, on how to scale DevOps in large organizations (“horses”) and the need for continuous learning and adaptation.…
Adam Tornhill on Good Engineering Culture, Technical Debt and Ways to Reduce Inter-Team Conflict
May 14, 2017 • 25 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke Adam Tornhill of Empear on combining psychology and software engineering,…
Jason Hand on DevOps Culture and Powerful Post-Mortems
May 7, 2017 • 26 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Jason Hand of VictorOps about the DevOps culture, what ChatOps is and powerful post-mortems. Why listen to this podcast: - The misaligned incentives between development and…
Portia Tung on the Critical Importance of Play in the Workplace
Apr 30, 2017 • 23 min
In this podcast, Shane Hastie speaks to Portia Tung, founder of the School of Play, author and executive coach, about the critical importance of play in the workplace. Why listen to this podcast: - Culture is defined by what people say and think, based on…
Chris Matts on BDD, Real Options, Risk Management and the Impact of Culture for Effective Outcomes
Apr 23, 2017 • 29 min
Shane Hastie spoke to Chris Matts “The IT Risk Manager”, one of the original thinkers behind Real Options, Feature Injection and Behaviour Driven Development, about BDD, Real Options, Risk Management and the Impact of Culture for Effective Outcomes. Why…
Grandview Prep on Using Scrum in Schools
Apr 10, 2017 • 17 min
Shane Hastie, Lead Editor in the Culture & Methods area, spoke to Susan Rose and Aileen Palmer of Grandview Prep about their experiences using Scrum in their school environment. Why listen to this podcast: • Taking on Agile & Scrum as a way to get things…
Betty Zakheim of Tasktop on Software Development as a Value Stream
Apr 2, 2017 • 26 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Betty Zakheim, VP of Industrial Strategy for Tasktop and treating software development as a value stream which starts with an idea and goes through to getting feedback from…
Kaila Colbin on the Nature of Technological Innovation and the Implications for Society
Mar 26, 2017 • 27 min
In this podcast, recorded at the Agile New Zealand conference, Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Kaila Colbin from the Ministry of Awesome and Singularity University about the Nature of Technological Innovation and the…
Dave West on Craftsmanship, the Future of Scrum and Improving the Profession of Software Delivery
Mar 19, 2017 • 33 min
In this podcast, recorded at the Agile New Zealand conference in November 2016, Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to David West, CEO and Product Owner of Scrum.org, about the history of Scrum, the importance of empiricism and…
Richard Kasperowski on Building High Performing Teams and the Core Protocols
Mar 12, 2017 • 16 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor in the Culture & Methods area, spoke to Richard Kasperowski at the QCon San Francisco conference. Why listen to this podcast: - Agile is not new, and the ideas help organisations focus on building the right thing…
Michael Lopp on Designing Culture for Sustainable Growth
Mar 5, 2017 • 12 min
In our podcast this week Shane Hastie speaks to Michael Lopp, VP of Engineering at Slack, about intentional culture and continuous delivery. Why listen to this podcast: - Leadership is a craft that needs to be learned - Characteristics and common…
Ted DesMaisons & Lisa Rowland on How Improv Improves Collaboration and Teamwork
Feb 26, 2017 • 18 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Ted DesMaisons and Lisa Rowland who spoke at QCon San Francisco on The Improvisor’s Code: Engineering Your Best Self Why listen to this podcast: - The skills of improve are…
Lianping Chen on Implementing Continuous Delivery
Feb 19, 2017 • 31 min
In this podcast Ben Linders, an InfoQ editor in the Culture & Methods area, spoke to Lianping Chen of Paddy Power about their adoption of continuous delivery. Why listen to this podcast: - An introduction to continuous delivery - It is possible and…
Doug Kirkpatrick on Transforming Organisations Towards Empowered Self-Organising Teams
Feb 12, 2017 • 35 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Doug Kirkpatrick, organisational change expert, author and advocate for new ways of working. Why listen to this podcast: • Decentralization is replacing hierarchy and…
Pat Reed on the need for Business Agility and Value Innovation
Feb 5, 2017 • 29 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Pat Reed of iHoriz about value innovation, adaptive leadership and what’s needed to create real business agility. Why listen to this podcast: - Business agility is about…
Matt Sakaguchi on the Key to High Performing Teams at Google
Jan 29, 2017 • 18 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Matt Sakaguchi about his talk at QCon San Francisco 2016 and the research Google has done on what makes effective teams. Why listen to this podcast: - Psychological safety –…
Sara Bayless Da Costa on the Skills Designers Need to Be Effective with New Technologies
Jan 22, 2017 • 14 min
Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Sara Bayless Da Costa, visual storyteller and design thinking evangelist at Fjord. Bayless Da Costa gave a talk at QCon San Francisco on Rapid Prototyping Methods. They spoke about…
Alexandre Freire Kawakami on Enabling Engineering Culture
Jan 15, 2017 • 19 min
In this podcast Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Alexandre Freire Kawakami, a Director at Industrial Logic about his talk Enabling Awesome Engineering Teams, the ideas behind Modern Agile and the importance of feedback loops…
Mitch Shepard on Managing for Diversity
Jan 8, 2017 • 22 min
In this podcast recorded at QCon San Francisco 2016, Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Mitch Shepard founder of WiRL about her talk at QCon and the challenges around gender diversity in the tech workforce. Why listen to this…
Deliberately Designing Culture at Ocado Technology
Dec 25, 2016 • 32 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke with Douglas Talbot, Head of Organisational Effectiveness for Ocado…
Amber Case on Modern UIs and the Importance of Quiet Technology
Dec 18, 2016 • 33 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast recorded at QCon San Francisco 2016, Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist.…
Why Agile Works
Dec 11, 2016 • 20 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast, recorded at Agile 2016, Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Michael de la Maza and David Benz about their…
Exploring if Agile is Still Agile
Dec 4, 2016 • 46 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast recorded at the Agile 2016 conference, Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to five of the leading minds of Agile…
Melissa Perri on what’s needed for Effective Product Management
Nov 20, 2016 • 14 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast, Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to Melissa Perri, a UX and Product Management expert and founder of Produx…
“Dude’s Law” with David Hussman
Oct 30, 2016 • 20 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast, Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to David Hussman, founder and “The Dude” from DevJam and CardBoard It!, a…
Engineering Culture Podcast: The State of the Alliance and the Future of Agility
Oct 23, 2016 • 23 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast, Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to Phil Brock, Rebecca Parsons, Paul Hammond and Victor Hugo about the state…
Business Analysis & Product Management in Agile
Oct 9, 2016 • 40 min
This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences. In this podcast, Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, talks to Kent McDonald, Steve Adolph and Ryland Leyton about the state of business…
Github’s Phil Haack on Moving from Engineering to Management
Oct 3, 2016 • 27 min
This is the first in a new series of podcasts from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences - the Engineering Culture Podcast. In this podcast, Wes Reisz, chair of the QCon conferences in San Francisco, London and New York talks to Phil Haack,…