Agile for Humans with Ryan Ripley show

Agile for Humans with Ryan Ripley

Summary: The discussions in the agile world focus on process and tools. However, this is a podcast devoted to the individuals and interactions that make agile work. Join our rotating team of agile coaches as they discuss the human side of agile software development.

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 AFH 014: Agile in a Galaxy Far Far Away [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:13

[featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Hosts Ryan Ripley, Aaron Griffith Discussion Aaron Griffith (@aaron_griffith) is a member of the Hunter #mobprogramming team, agile speaker, and #NoEstimates enthusiast. He joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to talk about agile in a galaxy far far away, agile coach camp (#accus) experiences, and a bonus topic from the Agile Coaching Cards Lean Coffee […]

 AFH 013: When Does an Agile Team Need a Coach? [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:51

Hosts Ryan Ripley, Zach Bonaker, Amitai Schlair Discussion It’s a miracle that this episode happened. Zach Bonaker (@zachbonaker) got lost in an English bog, Amitai Schlair (@schmonz) was wandering in Guatemala and Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) was nearly sucked in to the power fueled DC world, but the three managed to come together to ponder some […]

 AFH 012: Agile Experiments with Woody Zuill [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:23

Hosts Ryan Ripley, Zach Bonaker, Woody Zuill Discussion Woody Zuill (@WoodyZuill) joined Zach and Ryan to talk about experimentation in Agile. Woody talked about his early experiences in the workforce and the need to investigate. These experiences taught him to never take anything for granted and to be inquisitive about all things. This lead to one […]

 AFH 011: Agile Lean Coffee for Humans [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:40:16

Hosts Ryan Ripley, Victor Bonacci, Jon Jorgensen Discussion This episode is a cross-over between The Agile Coffee Podcast and Agile for Humans. Victor and Jon host Agile Coffee and do a great job of cultivating interesting topics and engaging guests. Not too long ago, Victor joined me on Agile for Humans and we had so […]

 AFH 010: FAST Agile with Ron Quartel [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:37

Hosts Ryan Ripley, Ron Quartel Discussion Ron Quartel (@AgileAgitator) is an agile coach, blogger ( and the creator of the FAST Agile framework. The FAST Agile ( is a combination of Open Space Technology, Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Story Mapping. After watching hundreds of participants use open space technology to organize and hold a conference, […]

 AFH 008: A Show Full of Hosts [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:26

Hosts Ryan Ripley, Victor Bonacci Discussion Victor is an independent consultant who hosts the Agile Coffee Podcast. He helped organize this years Agile Coach Camp US West in California, and participates in many local events on the west coast. We started the discussion on our involvement in the agile community and some of the conferences […]

 AFH 007: Lessons from #NoEstimates Critics [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:46

Hosts Ryan Ripley, Zach Bonaker, Tim Ottinger Discussion We opened the discussion by defining the critic’s view against #NoEstimates: Estimates are natural, ubiquitous, useful, and unavoidable in practical life and in business. Estimates are an important part of the process of collaboratively setting reasonable targets, goals, and commitments within an organization. The process of estimating, […]

 AFH 006: Rebooting XP and #MobProgramming [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:12

Hosts Ryan Ripley, JB Rainsberger, Amitai Schlair Discussion Amitai started our night with a recap of his experiences at the Problem Solving Leadership (PSL) course led by Esther Derby and Jerry Weinberg. The PSL course teaches leaders how to think and act clearly during a wide range of situations. Amitai and many other have recommended […]

 AFH 005: A Panel Discussion on #NoEstimates [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:34

Hosts Ryan Ripley, George Dinwiddie, Neil Killick, JB Rainsberger Discussion #NoEstimates means many different things to many different people. The group defined #NoEstimates as a conversation around when estimates are appropriate and to which level of precision teams should target. We noted that the hashtag can lead to more “heat than light”, but also acknowledged that a […]

 AFH 004: Agile transformations with Bob Galen [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:37

Hosts Ryan Ripley, Amitai Schlair, Bob Galen Discussion Agile isn’t simple anymore. We talked at length about the added complexity that has emerged in the agile community and the impact on transformations and projects. Amitai offered a lean start-up approach that we all agreed could be a competitive advantage to companies in years to come. […]

 AFH 003: Agile is a Cancer [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:10

Hosts Ryan Ripley and  Zach Bonaker Discussion Zach is an independent consultant who recently posted a provocative article called: “The Subversion of Agile: Agile is a Cancer”. We discussed his post, talked about what the cancer is in the community that needs to be removed about posts from others in the community about the “death […]

 AFH 002: The Life of an Agile Consultant [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:01

Agile for Humans is a podcast dedicated to the individuals and interactions that make agile work. Hosts George Dinwiddie, Ryan Ripley, Amitai Schlair Discussion First up was a lively discussion about the life of a consultant. Amitai and George represented the contractor side of the story, while Ryan talked about the full time employee side […]

 AFH 001: My Agile is Better Than Your Agile [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:48

This week I’m excited to share episode one of the “Agile for Humans” podcast. This is a regular podcast hosted by a rotating group of agilists who take on various topics and issues. I’m working on getting a site setup for the podcast, but for now you can find the episodes here and eventually on […]


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