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NZ Scaleup AgileData achieves Google Cloud Ready – BigQuery Designation

In the data domain you typically have to balance between building the right thing and building the thing right.

The days of being able to spend 6 months or a year on “Sprint Zero” creating your data platform have gone.

One team I worked with called it “building the airplane as you fly it”

Here are 5 patterns I have seen data teams adopt to help them do this.

Google Cloud ReadyBigQuery

Together, AgileData and Google BigQuery redefine what’s possible, turning your data challenges into opportunities. The AgileData App provides a low code browser based interface to access the power of Google BigQuery. Reduce the complexity of managing data with...
Data Analyst
Data Analyst

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Head of Data
Head of Data

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Data Governance
Data Governance

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Data Team
Data Team

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Data Consultant
Data Consultant

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Data Clean Room
Data Clean Room

Is it for me?For the Senior Executive Who needs to share, combine and analyse data across multiple partner organisations securely and without compromising privacy The AgileData “Data Clean Room” is a service That...

Mob Programming and Software Teaming with Woody Zuill
Mob Programming and Software Teaming with Woody Zuill

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they chat with with Woody Zuill about mob programming.

Woody explains the concept of mob programming where a cross-functional software development team focuses on completing one feature at a time. Woody describes how mobbing has increased the effectiveness of development teams he’s worked with by 10 times while rapidly increasing team learning, capability and skills. Tune in to learn about the practical implementation of mobbing techniques to improve your product development.

The Dojo with Joel Tosi and Dion Stewart

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they chat with Joel Tosi and Dion Stewart about Dojo’s.

Dojo’s are a six week immersive learning experience where teams learn and practice new ways of working on real work with skilled coaches. We discuss the structure and implementation of Dojos, chartering, coaching dynamics, and frequent feedback loops. We emphasize the challenges and anti-patterns that can emerge, such as treating Dojos as bootcamps or lacking stakeholder support. Finally, Joel and Dion offer insights into the future of Dojos and their potential for building capability and driving organisation change.

Product Management with John Cutler
Product Management with John Cutler

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they discuss product management with John Cutler, famous for his newsletter The Beautiful Mess.

We dive into the purpose of product management as a driver of profitable growth. And we discuss how to use the north star framework to align your organisation around common goals. We examine how to use product roadmaps to communicate and prioritize plans and discuss how critical it is to be an open, honest, and effective leader. And finally we look at whether agile is critical or useless in product management. Join us as we uncover the insights and best practices product managers need to be more effective.

UX Research with Nick Fine
UX Research with Nick Fine

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they discuss UX research with Dr. Nick Fine. Nick explains what to expect from a UX researcher, how to do user research well, and the challenges that researchers have to overcome to obtain valid results. Whether you’re a product manager, designer, or developer this episode is packed with actionable insights, real world examples and expert tips to enhance your understanding of UX research and its role in creating high value, digital products and services.

The Vanguard Method with Ibrar Hussain
The Vanguard Method with Ibrar Hussain

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they discuss the Vanguard method with Ibbi Hussain, one of the founding architects of this revolutionary approach to organisation change. Ibi describes how the Vanguard method uses systems thinking, service design, and occupational psychology to make profound improvements to call center performance. Join us as we navigate through the philosophy of change, the importance of leadership. And practical insights into implementing sustainable improvement within organisations.

Episode 100 – A retrospective
Episode 100 – A retrospective

Welcome to our 100th episode.

In this episode, we talk about what we’ve learnt from our guests about agile, product development and leadership. We discuss what the podcast is about and why we started it. We unpack our critical take on fake agile and discuss agile leadership and product development. Join us as we take a deep dive into the insights, experiences and conversations that have shaped our podcast ovr the last 99 episodes. And here’s to another hundred episodes of cutting through the nonsense and bringing you the advice you need to succeed.

Business Agility with Evan Leybourn
Business Agility with Evan Leybourn

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they chat with Evan Leybourn from the Business Agility Institute about business agility. We discuss how to define and measure business agility, examples of agile organisations, and the struggle with traditional bureaucratic models. We delve into the different types of leadership, the nature of internal cultural and political changes, and the challenges faced by organisations in adopting and implementing agility.

Innovation and disaster with Ron Westrum
Innovation and disaster with Ron Westrum

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they chat with Ron Westrum about how organisational culture drives innovation and disaster. We discuss generative, bureaucratic and pathological cultures, using real-world examples from NASA, Boeing and others. This episode highlights the importance of leadership integrity, openness, honesty, the free flow of information, and a mission-focused approach to achieving organisational goals. Listen for insights on identifying and promoting a generative culture, dealing with bad news, the role of technical maestros, and much more.

Unmanaged with Jack Skeels
Unmanaged with Jack Skeels

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they chat with Jack Skeels about agile for digital and marketing agencies. Jack advocates for reducing the managerial overhead in organisations to promote productivity and improve communication. We discuss common hurdles in agile implementations. The value of a manager as a sports coach. The importance of scoping the work. Over managing and how real change must start from the top. This episode is full of practical advice and critical insights into organisation dynamics. This conversation is especially useful for those seeking to implement agile in a more holistic, efficient, and outcome oriented way in a service provider.

OKR’s with Adrian Howard
OKR’s with Adrian Howard

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they discuss objectives and key results with Adrian Howard.

Adrian explains how OKR’s can be used as a strategic instrument for aligning goals within your organisation.  We walk through common pitfalls and misconceptions emphasizing the importance of using OKR’s focused on outcomes rather than outputs. We discuss the potential for using OKR’s with vendors. The idea of paired metrics. And how OKR’s can serve as indicators of underlying problems within your organisations culture and structure.