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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.

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2024 the year of the Intelligent Data Platform
2024 the year of the Intelligent Data Platform

AI was the buzzword for 2023 and it will continue to be the buzzword for 2024.

I have been thinking about our approach to AI in our product for a while and landed on 3 patterns that I use as a reference.

Ask AI
Assisted AI
Automated AI
Adopting these patterns moves a data platform from being a manual data platform, towards a data platform that can do some of the data work for you.

An Intelligent Data Platform.

Knowledge Graphs with Juan Sequeda
Knowledge Graphs with Juan Sequeda

Dive deep into the world of knowledge graphs with Juan Sequeda on the Agile Data Podcast, hosted by Shane Gibson. Explore key insights from Juan’s journey in computer science, his pivotal role in semantic web development, and the transformative power of knowledge graphs in data integration. Discover how these technologies are reshaping the landscape of data management and the exciting future prospects with the advent of Large Language Models (LLMs). Tune in to understand the practical applications, challenges, and the future of knowledge graphs in enterprise data strategy.

Data Storytelling with Kat Greenbrook
Data Storytelling with Kat Greenbrook

Explore the Art of Data Storytelling with Kat Greenbrook on the Agile Data Podcast. Dive into Kat’s transformative journey from aspiring vet to a data storytelling expert, and discover the power of the ABT (And, But, Therefore) narrative framework in conveying compelling data insights. Uncover common pitfalls and learn crucial differences between data visualization and storytelling. Enhance your business communication skills with practical tips and insights from ‘The Data Storyteller’s Handbook.’ Perfect for professionals in data analytics, business intelligence, and anyone keen to master the art of turning data into impactful stories.

The Art of Data: Visualisation vs Storytelling
The Art of Data: Visualisation vs Storytelling

Data visualization is like painting with data, using charts and graphs to make trends and patterns easy to understand. It’s great for presenting data objectively.

Data storytelling weaves a narrative around data, adding context, engaging emotions, and inspiring action. It’s perfect for persuading stakeholders.

Ways of Working with Scott Ambler
Ways of Working with Scott Ambler

Join Shane Gibson on the Agile Data Podcast for an enlightening conversation with Scott Ambler, an IT and Agile expert. Delve into Scott’s journey from pioneering programmer to data architecture and Agile methodologies. Discover the evolution of Agile data, the importance of adapting ways of working, and the pitfalls of best practices. Learn valuable insights into continuous improvement, team dynamics, and the complexities of data quality in today’s fast-paced IT landscape. Don’t miss this episode for an in-depth exploration of Agile data and its impact on IT projects and processes.

Demystifying the Semantic Layer
Demystifying the Semantic Layer

The semantic layer is your mystical bridge between complex data and meaningful business insights. It acts as a translator, converting technical data into a language you understand. It works through metadata, simplifying queries, promoting consistency, and enabling self-service analytics. This layer fosters collaboration, empowers customization, and adapts to changes seamlessly. With the semantic layer’s power, you can decipher data mysteries, conjure insights, and make decisions with wizard-like precision. Embrace this enchanting tool and let it elevate your data sorcery to new heights.

Attribution Model Patterns with Yorgos Moschovis
Attribution Model Patterns with Yorgos Moschovis

Explore the intricacies of marketing attribution with Yorgos Moschovis on the Agile Data Podcast. Dive into the complexities of tracking customer behavior across various channels and the challenges of connecting online and offline data. Learn about Yorgos’s journey from the Office of the Auditor General to a leader in data analytics, navigating through companies like Spark New Zealand and Silicon Graphics. Understand the evolution of attribution modeling, from basic first and last touch to sophisticated, multi-touch approaches. Discover the impact of third-party cookie demise on tracking and the emergence of identity management solutions. Gain insights into how different industries, like retail and insurance, approach customer journey mapping and the significance of continuous touches versus deeper histories. Hear Yorgos’s perspective on the diminishing role of static demographics in favor of digital behavior analysis. The conversation also delves into operational improvements through actionable insights, emphasising real-world applications and AB testing over theoretical model complexities.

Understanding Concepts, Details, and Events: The Fundamental Building Blocks of AgileData Design
Understanding Concepts, Details, and Events: The Fundamental Building Blocks of AgileData Design

Reducing the complexity and effort to manage data is at the core of what we do.  We love bringing magical UX to the data domain as we do this.

Every time we add a new capability or feature to the AgileData App or AgileData Platform, we think how could we just remove the need for a Data Magician to do that task at all?

That magic is not always possible in the first, or even the third iteration of those features.

Our AgileData App UX Capability Maturity Model helps us to keep that “magic sorting hat” goal at the top of our mind, every time we add a new thing.

This post outlines what that maturity model is and how we apply it.

Building a vibrant community with Scott Hirleman
Building a vibrant community with Scott Hirleman

Explore the art of building vibrant communities with Scott Hirleman on the Agile Data Podcast. Uncover key insights into community growth, operational strategies, and sustainability. Discover how Scott transitioned from a stock market enthusiast to a community management expert, specifically in tech and data spaces. Learn about the rapid expansion of the Data Mesh Learning Community, the importance of engaging members, and the role of timely content and responses. Delve into the operational nuances of community building, including automated onboarding, managing different fluency levels, and establishing community vibes. Understand the critical need for investment, sustainability, and how to overcome founder dependence. Gain insights into ideal team structures for community management and the significance of adaptability and realism in community growth. These comprehensive strategies and experiences offer valuable lessons for anyone looking to nurture and grow a successful community in the tech and data sectors.

AgileData App UX Capability Maturity Model
AgileData App UX Capability Maturity Model

Reducing the complexity and effort to manage data is at the core of what we do.  We love bringing magical UX to the data domain as we do this.

Every time we add a new capability or feature to the AgileData App or AgileData Platform, we think how could we just remove the need for a Data Magician to do that task at all?

That magic is not always possible in the first, or even the third iteration of those features.

Our AgileData App UX Capability Maturity Model helps us to keep that “magic sorting hat” goal at the top of our mind, every time we add a new thing.

This post outlines what that maturity model is and how we apply it.

Unveiling the Magic of Change Data Collection Patterns: Exploring Full Snapshot, Delta, CDC, and Event-Based Approaches
Unveiling the Magic of Change Data Collection Patterns: Exploring Full Snapshot, Delta, CDC, and Event-Based Approaches

Change data collection patterns are like magical lenses that allow you to track data changes. The full snapshot pattern captures complete data at specific intervals for historical analysis. The delta pattern records only changes between snapshots to save storage. CDC captures real-time changes for data integration and synchronization. The event-based pattern tracks data changes triggered by specific events. Each pattern has unique benefits and use cases. Choose the right approach based on your data needs and become a data magician who stays up-to-date with real-time data insights!