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 083: Create Your Successful Agile Project with Johanna Rothman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:29

Johanna Rothman (@johannarothman) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss her new book:  Create Your Successful Agile Project – Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, and Deliver Johanna is known as the “Pragmatic Manager” who provides frank advice for difficult problems. She is a prolific author and blogger. She also publishes a newsletter called The Pragmatic Manager. She provides workshops, training, and other services to organizations looking to improve the […]

 AFH 082: Coaching Beyond Agile with Pradeepa Narayanaswamy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:03

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy (@NPradeepa) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss how she uses her agile superpowers for good as an infertility coach. Pradeepa is a Professional Scrum Trainer with, a Professional Coach, and sought after conference speaker. As an Agile Coach, she is a self-proclaimed “Agile Passionista” who strongly believes in agile values & principles to help organizations […]

 AFH 081: The Scrum Guide Gets an Update with Dave West | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:08

Dave West (@davidjwest) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss the latest updates to the Scrum Guide. Dave is the CEO/product owner at He is a frequent speaker and widely published author of articles and his acclaimed book, Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and worked with […]

 AFH 080: Agile NYC with Joe Krebs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:57

Joe Krebs (@jochenkrebs) joined Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) to discuss his podcast (Agile.FM), agile leadership, agile user groups and the impact of agile on organizations. Agile is part of Joe’s DNA. He is the founder and organizer of AgileNYC, an international speaker, trainer, author, and host of the Agile.FM podcast. Joe is the founder of Incrementor – the largest […]

 AFH 079: How to Build an Agile Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:55

Many people have written in and asked how to create an agile podcast. Chris Spangle joined Ryan Ripley to discuss how to build a podcast, the equipment it takes to get started, how to pick topics, and where to find listeners. Chris is the web director for a nationally syndicated morning show. Before this, he worked […]

 AFH 078: The Agile Coaching Summit 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:01

Agilist from all over the country gathered for the Agile Coaching Summit in Chicago, Illinois at the Uptake offices to discuss agile coaching and how to have a greater impact on organizations and agile teams. This episode is the recording of an open space sessions that I hosted. We had lots of great questions from […]

 AFH 077: Agile Africa 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:59

Don Gray (@donaldegray), Faye Thompson (@agilefaye), Joanne Perold (@joperold), Barry Tandy (@barrytandy), Regina Martins (@gianamar), Oz Chihwayi (@ozchihwayi), and Karl Fuchs (@karlofuchs) joined Ryan Ripley (@RyanRipley) to discuss agile coaching at Agile Africa 2017. Don is a friend and mentor to me, and a valued member of the agile community. He has contributed to multiple books including: CENTER […]

 AFH 076: Agile 2017 with Faye Thompson, Markus Silpala, and Amitai Schleier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:05

Markus Silpala (@msipala), Faye Thompson (@agilefaye), and Amitai Schleier (@schmonz) joined Ryan Ripley (@RyanRipley) to discuss their learnings from Agile 2017. Markus is a developer who enjoys close collaboration with both clients and teammates. He seeks work environments where his capabilities—both human and technical—will contribute to the production of high-quality, customer-pleasing software. Markus has a career that spans […]

 AFH 075: Agile Mindset in Context with Gil Broza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:50

Gil Broza (@gilbroza) joined Ryan Ripley (@RyanRipley) to discuss agile mindset in context, fit for purpose, and how to help teams improve how they work. Gil is the founder of 3PVantage. He is the author of The Human Side of Agile and The Agile Mindset. Gil is a sought after writer, speaker, and trainer with a passion […]

 AFH 074: The Past, Present, and Future of Scrum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:16

Esther Derby (@estherderby), Tim Ottinger (@tottinge), Allen Holub (@allenholub), and Zach Bonaker (@zachbonaker) joined Ryan Ripley (@RyanRipley) to discuss the past, present, and future of Scrum. Esther is an expert in organizational dynamics and a leading thinker in bringing agility to organizations, management, and teams. She co-authored “Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great” and “Behind Closed Doors: Secrets […]

 AFH 073: #NoEstimates on The Deliver It Cast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:58

This week I bring #NoEstimates to Cory Bryan’s agile podcast – The Deliver It Cast. For the past ten years, Ryan Ripley has worked on agile teams in development, ScrumMaster, and management roles. He’s worked at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries. Ryan is great at taking tests and […]

 AFH 072: Agile Product Management with John Cutler [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:46

John Cutler (@johncutlefish) and Amitai Schleier (@schmonz) joined Ryan Ripley (@RyanRipley) to discuss feature factories, outcomes, and excellent agile product management. John Multiple hat-wearer. Product development nut. He loves wrangling complex problems and answering the why with qualitative and quantitative data. John blogs on Medium here. John is currently Senior Product Manager for Search and Relevance at Zendesk. He has a perspective […]

 AFH 071: Advanced Scrum with Ryan Ripley [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:36

This weeks episode is a recording of the Advanced Scrum session that I (@ryanripley) presented at the Path to Agility Conference 2017. For the past ten years Ryan Ripley has worked on agile teams in development, ScrumMaster, and management roles. He’s worked at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries. Ryan […]

 AFH 070: Refactoring Agile with Chris Murman [PODCAST] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:49

Chris Murman (@chrismurman) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss Agile from an executive viewpoint and if it’s time to refactor agile. Chris is constantly in search of ways to make the work we do better. This means bringing a lean focus to the products we make, a holistic approach to agile business processes, or an intense focus on […]

 AFH 069: Dynamic Teams with Allison Pollard and Barry Forrest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:10

Allison Pollard (@allison_pollard) and Barry Forrest (@bforrest30) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss co-presenting at agile conference and advanced team dynamics. Allison is an Agile coach with Improving in Dallas, Texas, Allison Pollard helps people discover their Agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. Allison is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer. […]


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