(Agile Games 2015) The Theater of the Oppressed – Ep. 85


Released Sunday, May 24th, 2015
Hosts: John SextroJason Tice and Amos King


Agile Games 2015 Recap and Review (Held at the Microsoft NERD building in Cambridge, MA)

(Product Ownership) That One Looks Delicious – Ep. 84

Released Sunday, May 17th, 2015 Hosts: John Sextro, Natalie Simonsen and Craig Buchek Discussion Product Owners  and their product vision, or lack there of. The product owner has a clear vision but the team or team members are not bought … [Continue reading]

(Pros/Cons of Testing & TDD) The Price is Right – Ep. 83

Released Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 Hosts: Jason Tice and Craig Buchek Discussion Craig wanted to provide some feedback on a few of our recent topics, where he had been called out: When should we do TDD? (Episode 78) Craig said that we should … [Continue reading]

(Agile Games) I’m Famous on this Podcast – Ep. 82

Released Sunday, April 26th, 2015 Hosts: Lee McCauley, Jason Tice, John Sextro and special guest Renee Troughton Discussion Renee is one of the hosts on The Agile Revolution podcast. The other hosts of The Agile Revolution are: Craig … [Continue reading]

(Scrum Master Anti-Patterns) Anarcho-syndicalist commune – Ep. 81

Released Sunday, April 19th, 2015 Hosts: Matt Korwell, Lee McCauley, Jason Tice and special guest Ryan Ripley Discussion On Episode 81 of ThisAgileLife, your agile coaches at ThisAgileLife completed yet another experiment to improve the Podcast. … [Continue reading]

Ep. 80 – Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich (Live Coaching)

Released Sunday, April 12th, 2015 Hosts: Lee McCauley, Jason Tice and Amos King Discussion Episode 80 of “This Agile Life” starts off with a bang as Amos, Lee and Jason discussion times when you shouldn’t test your code.  You may be surprised … [Continue reading]

Ep. 79 – March Metaphor Madness (Celebrate as a Team)

Released Sunday, April 5th, 2015 Hosts: Jason Tice, Lee McCauley and John Sextro Discussion << Stuff Jason saw at Gymnastics that made him think about agile teams >> How Teams Celebrate Ringing a bell ...and a lot of our … [Continue reading]

Ep. 78 – Squirrels (Team Practices)

Released Sunday, March 29th, 2015 Hosts: Jason Tice, Natalie Simonsen, Matt Korwel, Lee McCauley and Craig Buchek Discussion Episode 78 began with our 5 ThisAgileLife hosts (Lee, Craig, Natalie, Matt & Jason) playing a round-robin game to … [Continue reading]

Ep. 77 – Sniffleupagus (Hardware)

Released Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 Hosts: John Sextro, Craig Buchek and Amos King Discussion Hardware The intersection between software and hardware on agile teams. How to manage long running hardware work. The frustrations of … [Continue reading]

Ep. 76 – Contrivance of Humans (#NoEstimates)

Released Sunday, March 15th, 2015 Hosts: John Sextro, Nate McKie and Lee McCauley Special Guest: Woody Zuill Discussion #NOESTIMATES Alternatives to estimates Link to article Woody wrote Twitter hashtag What it is, what it … [Continue reading]

Ep. 75 – Sass Factor (Managing Up)

Released Sunday, March 8th, 2015 Hosts: John Sextro, Craig Buchek and Jason Tice Special Guest: Natalie Simonsen Discussion Managing Up What is Managing Up - a Definition thanks to Wikipedia: Managing up and managing down is studied as … [Continue reading]

Ep. 74 – Perfect Rundown (Working the Board)

Released Sunday, March 1st, 2015 Hosts: Jason Tice, Nate McKie and Lee McCauley Discussion Note: Episode 74 was interrupted just after it got started by Lee’s “changing his headphone jack” experiment - you may hear a bit of line-noise (sounds … [Continue reading]

Ep. 73 – In a World (No BAs / No SMs)

Released Sunday, February 15th, 2015 Hosts: Amos King and John Sextro Discussion We don't need Scrum Masters and Business Analysts In the future agile teams will optimize around 2 roles, PO and Engineer.  Over the past 40 years large … [Continue reading]

Ep. 72 – Lawyer’s worst nightmare (Continuous Improvement)

Released Sunday, February 1st, 2015 Video Link Hosts: Jason Tice, John Sextro, Lee McCauley and Craig Buchek Discussion Topics contributed by Chris Morgan. Thank you! How much time is considered healthy for an agile team to spend improving … [Continue reading]

Ep. 71 – Woo, I Smell Somethin’ (Stories & Prioritization)

Released Sunday, Janury 11th, 2015 Hosts: Jason Tice, John Sextro and Amos King Discussion Topics contributed by Rich Thorn and Firoj Shaikh. Thank you! Driving teams to small stories Cards “Twitter sized” stories Constrain to ½ day … [Continue reading]

Ep. 70 – Horrible Waste of Space (Open Space Floor Plans)

Released Sunday, Janury 11th, 2015 Hosts: Jason Tice, John Sextro and Amos King Discussion People that responded to my email Marcelo Magallon - prefers the semi-private partitions Rich Thorn - cave and common design is the right way to go. … [Continue reading]

Ep. 69 – Wookiees and Cookies (Ops. Review & Incentives)

Released Sunday, December 28th, 2014. Hosts: Jason Tice, Craig Buchek and Amos King Discussion Raising our Podcast Assurance - Thanks for listening to help us raise our podcast assurance level - episode 69 was recorded without assistance from … [Continue reading]

Ep. 68 – Just Dance Jason (Collaboration)


Released Sunday, December 14th, 2014. Hosts: John Sextro, Craig Buchek, Nate McKie and Jason Tice Discussion Let’s talk about collaboration in a large group, and what happens to a group’s ability to build / maintain a mental model as it becomes … [Continue reading]

Ep. 67 – Death by Charts (Code Coverage)

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Released Sunday, November 23rd, 2014. Hosts: John Sextro, Lee McCauley and Jason Tice Discussion The holy practice of measuring code coverage: http://www.stickyminds.com/article/code-coverage-silver-bullet Without code coverage, how do … [Continue reading]

Ep. 66 – Standups

Released Sunday, November 16th, 2014. Hosts: John Sextro Discussion Life Emailing listeners Contacted 11 listeners, only heard back from Rob Park Effective standups Purpose all about communication and commitment not … [Continue reading]