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Combining agile and data five years on with Blair Tempero

Guests Blair TemperoShane GibsonResources  Join Shane Gibson as he chats with Blair Tempero on that last five years since they started the AgileData Podcast together.Listen on your favourite Podcast Platform | Apple Podcast | Spotify | Google Podcast  | Amazon...

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Knowledge Graphs with Juan Sequeda

Dive deep into the world of knowledge graphs with Juan Cicada 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Layered Data Architectures with Veronika Durgin

Dive into the Agile Data Podcast with Shane Gibson and Veronika Durgin as they explore the intricacies of layered data architecture, data vault modeling, and the evolution of data management. Discover key insights on balancing data democratisation with governance, the role of ETL processes, and the impact of organisational structure on data strategy.

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How can data teams use Generative AI with Shaun McGirr

Discover the transformative impact of generative AI and large language models (LMS) in the world of data and analytics. This insightful podcast episode with Shane Gibson and Shaun McGirr delves into the evolution of data handling, from manual processes to advanced AI-driven automation. Uncover the vital role of AI in enhancing decision-making, business processes, and data democratization. Learn about the delicate balance between AI automation and human insight, the risks of over-reliance on AI, and the future of AI in data analytics. As the landscape of data analytics evolves rapidly, this episode is a must-listen for professionals seeking to adapt and thrive in an AI-driven future. Stay ahead of the curve in understanding how AI is reshaping the role of data professionals and transforming business strategies.

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The patterns of Activity Schema with Ahmed Elsamadisi

In an insightful episode of the AgileData Podcast, Shane Gibson hosts Ahmed Elsamadisi to delve into the evolving world of data modeling, focusing on the innovative concept of the Activity Schema. Elsamadisi, with a rich background in AI and data science, shares his journey from working on self-driving cars to spearheading data initiatives at WeWork. The discussion centers on the pivotal role of data modeling in enhancing scalability and efficiency in data systems, with Elsamadisi highlighting the limitations of traditional models like star schema and data vault in addressing complex, modern data queries.

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The patterns of Data Vault with Hans Hultgren

In a compelling episode of the Agile Data Podcast, Shane Gibson invites Hans Hultgren to explore the intricacies of Data Vault modeling. Hans, with a substantial background in IT and data warehousing, brings his expertise to the table, discussing the evolution and benefits of Data Vault modeling in today’s complex data landscapes. Shane and Hans navigate through the foundations of Data Vault, including its core components like hubs, satellites, and links, and delve into more advanced concepts like Same-As Links (SALs) and Hierarchical Links (Hals). They highlight how Data Vault enables flexibility, agility, and incremental development in data modeling, ensuring scalability and adaptability to change.

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Data Consulting Patterns with Joe Reis

Dive into the world of data consulting with Shane Gibson and Joe Reis on the Agile Data Podcast. Explore their journey from traditional employment to successful data consulting, covering client acquisition, business models, financial management, reputation, sales strategies, employee management, and work-life balance.

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Data Lineage Patterns with Tomas Kratky

In this episode of the AgileData Podcast, Shane Gibson has an insightful discussion with Tomas Kratky on the evolution and importance of data lineage, especially in large enterprises. Tomas Kratky, a traditional software engineer turned data enthusiast, shared his journey to founding Manta, a company focused on data lineage. The conversation highlighted the significance of data lineage, not just as an end in itself, but as a powerful tool for unlocking potential in large enterprises, enhancing visibility, and fostering agility.

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Observability – Raj Joseph

Join Shane Gibson as he chats with Raj Joseph on his experience in defining data observability patterns.Guests Raj JosephShane GibsonResourcesSubscribe | Apple Podcast | Spotify | Google Podcast  | Amazon Audible | TuneIn | iHeartRadio | PlayerFM | Listen Notes |...

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Agile and Product – Justin Bauer

Join Shane Gibson as he chats with Justin Bauer on his experience combining the worlds of agile and product in a data driven company.Guests Justin BauerShane GibsonResourcesSubscribe | Apple Podcast | Spotify | Google Podcast  | Amazon Audible | TuneIn | iHeartRadio |...

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AgileData WoW Q&A – Hamish Gray and May-Lyn Hu

Join Shane Gibson, Hamish Gray and May-Lyn Hu as they talk through some of the experiences they have had in their organisation applying agile and data together in a new way of working.Guests Hamish Gray May-Lyn Hu Shane GibsonResourcesSubscribe | Apple Podcast |...

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Information Product Canvas

Join Shane and Tammy Leahy as they discuss the Information Product Canvas, what each area of the canvas holds and why you would want to collect this information.

This is the second in a series of podcast episodes that deep dives into the Information Product pattern.

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Agile Security

Join Shane and guest Laura Bell as they discuss how you can eat the security elephant in an agile way.

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3 agile architecture things

Join Shane and guest Brian McMillian as they discuss the art of architecture in an agile data world. We discuss 3 things: 1. the 4x approach2. data vault3. everything is code

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The Magic of Serverless

Join Shane and Nigel as they discuss what serverless actually means, and the value of leveraging serverless components within your data platform.

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AgileData refactoring

Join Shane and Nigel as they discuss what refactoring is and why you should always plan to refactor your data, code and platform from day one.

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AgileData Patterns

Join Shane and Nigel as they discuss what agile data patterns are and how you can apply them to speed up the delivery of data to your stakeholders.

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A DataOps and Data Science Journey

Join Shane as he chats to Hamish and Liam in a pub in the middle of the North Island about their journey to adopting a way of working that combines DataOps with Data Science.

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The art of Business Agility – Andy Cooper

Join Shane and Blair as they chat to Andy Cooper on his experience working with senior executives to help them introduce Business Agility to their organisations.Guests Andy CooperBlair TemperoShane GibsonResources...

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Tips for a New Scrum Master – Blair Tempero

Join Shane and Blair as they chat about tips for up skilling a new scrum masterGuests Blair TemperoShane GibsonResources  Subscribe | Apple Podcast | Spotify | Google Podcast  | Amazon Audible | TuneIn | iHeartRadio | PlayerFM | Listen Notes | Podchaser...

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The Life of a Awesome Product Owner – Hiria Te Rangi  

Join Shane and Blair as they chat to Hiria Te Rangi on her experience of being and coaching awesome product owners.Guests Hiria Te RangiBlair TemperoShane GibsonResources Find out more about Hiria's social enterprise focussed on sensors that tell you when your home is...

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Thoughts of a new Scrum Master – Juan Dione

Join Shane and Blair as they chat to Juan Dione on his experience as a new scrum masterGuests Juan Dione Blair Tempero Shane GibsonResources  Subscribe | Apple Podcast | Spotify | Google Podcast  | Amazon Audible | TuneIn | iHeartRadio | PlayerFM | Listen Notes |...

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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.

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The Heart of Agile with Mike Leber

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as discuss business agility and the heart of agile with Mike Leber. 

We talk about how the heart of agile liberates you from rigid process frameworks by focusing on collaboration, delivery reflection and improvement.  We talk about how the agile industrial complex has turned agile into a heavyweight waterfall process.  And how innovation is happening outside the traditional agile bubble.  And lastly, we talk about agile leadership. If you’re interested in getting to the heart of agile and exploring business agility.

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The state of product management with Jason Knight

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they chat with Jason Knight on the state of product management. 

Jason shares his insights and experiences on the responsibilities of a product manager, the evolving nature of the role. Differentiating buyer and user features the importance of testing and validating ideas. Supporting cross-functional teams and fostering a mindset of continuous improvement.  Jason shares insights from his experiences and discussions with thought leaders and provides advice for those navigating the product management field.

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Dysfunction Mapping with Michael Lloyd

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they chat with Michael Lloyd about dysfunction mapping.

Whether you are new to the agile world or a seasoned professional, you’ll find valuable insights as we delve into understanding team dynamics, honing the coaching process. And the essential principle of iterative hypothesis testing. Join us as we learned the power of mapping dysfunctions to unveil powerful solutions in agile environments.

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Developing digital products in China with Bianca Grizhar

In this episode, we talk to Bianca Grizhar about developing digital products in China. We discuss the cultural differences between Germany and China, and how Scrum improved team collaboration. We talk about the benefits of working directly with people offshore in cross functional, cross organisational teams. Whether you’re a product manager or a developer, this episode is packed with practical advice that will help you work more successfully with your offshore teams.

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Mobius loop with Gabrielle Benefield

In this episode, we talked with with Gabrielle Benefield, the inventor of the Mobius loop, an outcome focused product development framework.  Gabrielle shares her journey in agile product development from Silicon valley to Yahoo.  And the importance of focusing on outcomes of outputs and improving decision speed. We discuss why organisations don’t focus on outcomes, the problem with contracts and scaling an outcome based approach. And finally, we talk about how you can use an experimental approach to bring an outcome driven, focus to your organisation.

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Sprint Goals with Maarten Dalmijn

In this episode, Murray Robinson chats with Maarten Dalmijn about Sprint Goals. We discuss how sprint goals should act as a primary mission for a sprint, around which everyone’s tasks should revolve, rather than focusing on individual deliverables. We talk about challenges to implementing this approach, the importance of measuring outcomes over output, and the need for competency and trust in the team. This conversation highlights the importance open dialogue with stakeholders, and the necessity of adaptability in the face of uncertainty.

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Tesla and SpaceX with Joe Justice

In this episode, we talked to Joe Justice about how Tesla and Space X have developed a new operating model based on self-organizing teams that continuously discover, deliver, and improve to achieve a thousand year goal. It’s like the most radical combination of open space agility, OKR’s, Continuous Discovery, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Improvement, you can think of. Whatever you think of Elon Musk, these companies are way ahead of most other companies and accelerating further. Tune in for a fascinating discussion about how Tesla and Space X work.

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Essence with Ivar Jacobson

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they chat with Ivar Jacobson about Essence; a standard to develop patterns and pattern libraries that is being used by Scrum, SAFE, Lean and Kanban organisations. We discuss object oriented software engineering, use cases, UML, RUP, Essence and AI assisted method coaching. Join us to hear from one of the founders of the software engineering industry.

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The Art of Action with Stephen Bungay

Join Murray Robinson, Shane Gibson, and special guest Stephen Bungay to discuss how military principles like “Mission Command” can be applied to manage teams effectively in uncertain conditions.

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Recoding America with Jennifer Pahlka

Join hosts Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Jen Pahlka, founder of Code for America and author of "Recoding America". They discuss the current challenges faced by governments...

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Product thinking and user story mapping with Jeff Patton

Join hosts Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Jeff Patton, an advocate of agile and lean ways of working and author of the book “User Story Mapping.” In this episode, we focus on the concepts of product thinking and user story mapping.

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Working with executives with Peter Lam

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they discuss the nuances of agile transformations with management consultant expert, Peter Lam. We delve deep into: 🔹 The value and effectiveness of...

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Modern Product Management with Pawel Huryn

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they chat with Pawel Huryn about product management. What it is, and isn’t? How to motivate teams and what makes a product succeed. We discuss the difference between product management, which focuses on discovery and project management, which focuses on delivery. And how to do both at the same time in one empowered product team. We talk about how you can become a product manager and the best product management tools to use. Join us as we uncover valuable insights to help you succeed in this critical role.

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Scrum Anti Patterns with Stefan Wolpers

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they chat with Stefan Wolpers about scrum anti-patterns. Explore common anti-patterns, such as scrum masters assigning tasks to disempowered teams, and...

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agile innovation

Join hosts Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they share their unique insights and experiences with startups, scale-ups, venture capitalists, and corporate innovation. In this episode: We delve...

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Mission command with Eric Lopez

Join hosts Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in an intriguing conversation with special guest Eric Lopez, a seasoned management consultant, CEO, and retired US Army Colonel who commanded troops in...

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Continuous discovery with Teresa Torres

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson as they converse with special guest, Teresa Torres, a renowned product coach, speaker, and author of "Continuous Discovery Habits." In this episode: Torres...

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ProductOps with Anabela Cesario

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Anabela Cesário VP of product ops at OutSystems, a low code development platform. Anabela  describes what product ops is and how her team...

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Adam Thomas – product survival metrics

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Adam Thomas about Product Survival Metrics. Empower the product team to make decisions quickly in uncertain situations by negotiating...

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Bryan Finster – continuous delivery

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Bryan Finster about Continuous Delivery and SAFe. Continuous delivery improves quality, productivity, value, and developers’ lives

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Simon Wardley – Wardley maps

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation with Simon Wardley about Wardley maps. Wardely maps are a discussion tool that surfaces assumptions about competitive landscapes.

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Tony Ulwick – Outcome driven innovation

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation about Outcome-Driven Innovation with Tony Ulwick. Most products fail in the market because they don’t meet customers’ needs better than the alternatives

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Debbie Levitt – UX design

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation about UX design with Debbie Levitt. UX Design is research based information architecture and interaction design that requires deep expertise.

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Tom Gilb – Software metrics

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation about Software Metrics with Tom Gilb. Tom Gilb inspired the authors of the Agile manifesto with his innovative incremental and scientific approach to Software Engineering. In this podcast we talk about Evo and Value Agile.

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Erik de Bos – Agile is a paradigm shift

Join Murray Robinson and Shane Gibson in a conversation about Agile as a paradigm shift with Erik de Bos. Most organisations are slow moving bureaucracies defined by authoritarian hierarchies, rules and contracts. Agile is a completely new way of thinking and a new vocabulary which makes new concepts and information available.

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