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Ryan Ripley

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Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller

Scrum.org Community

Scrum itself is a simple framework for effective team collaboration on complex products. While it is lightweight and simple to understand, it can be difficult to apply effectively. The Scrum.org Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer series, features Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) in a live session, answering your most pressing questions regarding the challenges and situations your Scrum Teams are facing.In this episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainers Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley answer the audience's burning questions about Scrum and the challenges they are facing including questions around metrics, Scrum Team dynamics, the Scrum Values, Scrum Master tips and more.


30 Mar 2022

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Does Mob Programming Replace Scrum? with Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley

The Mob Mentality Show

If one's continuous improvement cycle leads to an adoption of Mob Programming, does Scrum largely disappear?Is it a paradigm shift where one set of principles and practices is completely changed out for a new one? Or, do the same principles and practices merely show up differently? Or something in-between? Join Chris, Austin, Ryan Ripley, and Todd Miller as they share and discuss their take on "Does Mob Programming Replace Scrum?" In addition they talk about mob programming vs. code review, continuous improvement, and pair/mob programming being exhausting vs. sustainable. Video and Show Notes: https://youtu.be/JdpS3kXWZNI   


31 Jan 2022

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The Product Goal w Ryan Ripley

Agile and Project Management - DrunkenPM Radio

The Scrum Guide got an update last November and one of the concepts introduced was the Product Goal. The Scrum Guide says:“The Product Goal describes a future state of the product which can serve as a target for the Scrum Team to plan against. The Product Goal is in the Product Backlog. The rest of the Product Backlog emerges to define “what” will fulfill the Product Goal."A product is a vehicle to deliver value. It has a clear boundary, known stakeholders, well-defined users, or customers. A product could be a service, a physical product, or something more abstract."The Product Goal is the long-term objective for the Scrum Team. They must fulfill (or abandon) one objective before taking on the next.”For some, myself included, taking that basic definition, extending it, and creating clarity on how the Product Goal fits in with other ways we talk about the Product Backlog has been challenging. So, I reached out for some help...In this episode of The Reluctant Agilist, I'm joined by Ryan Ripley. Ryan is the co-author of "Fixing Your Scrum", the co-host of the Agile for Humans podcast and he's also a Professional Scrum Trainer. During the conversation, Ryan and I dig into what exactly the Prout Goal is, how teams can use it to deliver value and how it fits in with some of the other aspects of the Product Backlog.If you'd like to check out the podcast Ryan and I recorded on his book Fixing Your Scrum you can find it here: https://bit.ly/3vIWNJqLinks from the Podcast:Agile for Humans Podcast https://ryanripley.com/agile-for-humans/Fixing Your Scrum https://amzn.to/2PdBz5iWeb: https://ryanripley.com/Email: ryan@agileforhumans.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ryanripley


19 Mar 2021

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Episode 420: Ryan Ripley on Making Scrum Work

Software Engineering Radio - the podcast for professional software developers

Kanchan spoke with Ryan Ripley about the pre-requisites for an organization to adopt scrum, need for management buy-in, the importance of scrum values and the key responsibilities of the roles defined by scrum and the anti-patterns to watch out for...

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6 Aug 2020

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Fixing Your Scrum with Ryan Ripley

Amazing Applications

#46. Ryan Ripley joins me in Amazing Apps to discuss his new book, Fixing Your Scrum.Ryan is a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org. We also discuss:The suitability of Scrum for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform projects. Is the Scrum framework appropriate for enterprise Dynamics 365 ERP projects and smaller Power Apps projects?Ryan’s advice for line-of-business managers who are taking on the product owner role for the first time in their Microsoft Business Applications project.Whether it’s a good idea for scrum masters to take product owner training.The range of courses and certifications available from Scrum.org and who should consider taking the Professional Scrum Foundations course.How program, project and release planning practices can be added to the Scrum framework.What’s in the next version of the Scrum Guide (if Ryan and I were invited to edit it).And Ryan’s favourite topic, the sprint goal.Support the show


27 Mar 2020

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Fixing Your Scrum with Ryan Ripley

Agile Coaches' Corner

This week on the podcast, Dan Neumann is joined by Ryan Ripley! Ryan is a Professional Scrum Trainer, the host of the Agile for Humans podcast, and the co-author of the new book, Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems. Together, Dan and Ryan dig into his new book to uncover some of these common Scrum problems that hold back teams and what a Scrum Master can do to find them and help their teams get back on the path to delivery. Fixing Your Scrum is all about the steps you can take as a Scrum Master to transform your Scrum practices, bring life back to your Scrum events, and use Scrum as a competitive advantage for your organization. Tune into this episode to hear all of Ryan’s insights and highly practical (and actionable) tips regarding the Scrum framework! Key Takeaways What does Fixing Your Scrum set out to accomplish? What does it cover? Helps Scrum teams inspect and adapt the way they’re working and to discover ways that they can improve Aims to help Scrum teams solve common problems Focuses on practicality and actionable steps; it’s not another theoretical tome It’s not about defining agility but rather how to use the Scrum framework to position your teams to have a shot at agility The book provides ideas and structures; it’s not super prescriptive (i.e. Ryan and Todd take a consulting approach rather than a “thou shalt do this…” approach) Aims to provoke discovery with suggestions It is aimed at the Scrum Master to hone their craft What is the 15% solution approach? The approach emphasizes not getting overwhelmed with the big things but rather to move the needle a little bit in the direction you want to go It’s about discovering what your next step is (that could lead to something impactful) instead of trying to plan out the next thousand steps which are going to change as you get feedback, anyway Anti-patterns: Diminishing the Scrum Master to an administrative role (they’re supposed to have an impact on the way that the teams are using Scrum and how the organization is using agility) A commitment to deliver on a specific set of product backlog items in a sprint (there should be a sprint goal that you hold sacred rather than a commitment to a bunch of backlog items) Change, change, change all at once (changes need time to bake in to ensure that they’re effective) Teams that are a group of loosely associated people rather than a truly collaborative group working together Important notes about the Product Owner role and the product backlog: There’s a misconception about the product backlog that it just needs to be posted somewhere to be transparent, but transparency means whole-team understanding (which requires refinement, continual collaboration, and whole-team discussions) Go beyond visibility by making sure the product backlog is fully understood by the whole team (by continually refining, enhancing, and sharing your understanding of the product) The product backlog should represent the future vision of the product Ruthlessly delete old/unnecessary product backlog items (product backlog items shouldn’t be treated like inventory so don’t be afraid to delete [if it’s a good idea it will come back]) Shift the language around the product backlog — it’s more of a forecast; not a commitment The importance of implementing Scrum values: Scrum values change behavior Without them, every practice that Fixing Your Scrum recommends becomes rote By bringing Scrum values in, you’re honoring the human side of the work If you bring them forward correctly, it brings life to the framework When the values are present, agility becomes possible Mentioned in this Episode: Ryan Ripley’s Website Ryan Ripley’s LinkedIn Ryan Ripley’s Twitter Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems, by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller The Pragmatic Bookshelf Woody Zuill Quote Ryan Ripley’s Book Pick: Only Joking: What’s So Funny About Making People Laugh? by Jimmy Carr and Lucy Greeves Want to Learn More or Get in Touch? Visit the website and catch up with all the episodes on AgileThought.com! Email your thoughts or suggestions to Podcast@AgileThought.com or Tweet @AgileThought using #AgileThoughtPodcast!


6 Mar 2020

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SPaMCAST 587 - Fixing Your Scrum, An Interview with Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley

Software Process and Measurement Cast

For SPaMCAST 587 we are going to break cadence and feature another interview. Ryan Ripley, Todd Miller and I discussed their new book Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems. We discussed how to define broken scrum processes. Ryan and Todd make the point that Scrum is so much more than a checklist of practices to follow, yet that's exactly how many organizations practice it. Todd’s Bio Todd is a Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org and VP of the Agile Innovation Practice at Itero Group, LLC. He has professional experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developer, and Agile coach on a variety of technical and creative projects across a multitude of industries. He presently coaches and trains enterprises and teams across the United States on the Scrum framework, enterprise Agile transformation, and professional software development. Ryan’s Bio: A professional Scrum trainer with Scrum.org, Ryan Ripley has experience as a software developer, manager, director, and ScrumMaster at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries. The host of "Agile for Humans," the top agile podcast on iTunes, Ryan lives in Indiana with his wife, Kristin, and three children. He blogs at ryanripley.com and is on Twitter @ryanripley. Most recently, Ryan co-author of "Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems" with Todd Miller. Ryan is also a noted keynote speaker and travels internationally to present on the Scrum and Agile topics.  Business Agility Conference is sponsoring SPaMCAST!   Dates: March 11-12, 2020 Location: New York City, 117 West 46th Street URL: http://bit.ly/2SmOJMS Use the special code “spamcast” to get a 20% discount. The Business Agility Conference is an intense 2-day event focusing on the future of business, focusing on customer centricity, employee engagement, organization design, product innovation, and next-gen leadership. The Conference is bringing together some of the greatest speakers and practitioners of business agility to share their experiences and the benefits their organizations have gained from exploring new and agile practices.  This is the first, and original, Business Agility Conference. The goal is to bring the local and international business agility community together in a friendly, educational and fun environment to exchange and explore ways to create lasting change. This conference is unique, not only in the topic but also in structure. You will experience; 20-minute “Art of the Possible” stories from each speaker 20-minutes Panel Q/A with the audience for each theme 45-minute deep dives and facilitated peer conversations This year’s speakers include current and prior executives from Zappos, Amazon, Pacific Life Insurance, Scrum Alliance, the Chair of the Board of CHOICE, as well as thought-leaders from Menlo Innovations, Freddie Mac, and AgilityHealth. URL: http://bit.ly/2SmOJMS Use the special code “spamcast” to get a 20% discount!   Support the podcast and blog by visiting the link and adding the Business Agility Conference to your conference dance card in 2020! Re-Read Saturday News  This week we continue our re-read of Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler. Chapter 1 of Crucial Conversations provides the reader with a definition of a crucial conversation for the book, hints to aid in recognizing this form of communication, and provides a rationale for why we should care. Week 1 - Logistics, Forewards, and Preface - http://bit.ly/2wls1Mq Week 2 - Chapter 1: What’s a crucial conversation? And who cares? - http://bit.ly/3a7Kivp If you do not have a copy or have tossed it at someone during a crucial conversation, it is time to buy a copy. Please use the link https://amzn.to/34RuZ6V (using the link helps support the blog and podcast). Next SPaMCAST The SPaMCAST 588 features our interview with Susie Palmer-Trew and Peter Taylor.  We discussed their new book Project Management: It's All Bollocks!  It was great to meet Susie and renew our conversation with Peter. We talked about the assumptions that the profession of project management makes and why we should challenge those assumptions. 


23 Feb 2020

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Fixing your Scrum with Ryan Ripley

Agile Uprising Podcast

Be careful what you discuss with friends at a conference, or you may end up writing a book about it. That's what Ryan Ripley is learning now that the book he wrote with Todd Miller, Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Sense Problems, is on shelves. After talking about some of the challenges he's seen helping Scrum teams inspect and adapt with friends, someone said, "that sounds like a book right there!" Ripley and host Chris Murman discuss the writing process, why Scrum is just now hitting its stride, and why it's still the best solution to take a group of people and deliver effective solutions today. The book is available on Amazon, and be sure to tell him Murman sent you.


23 Feb 2020

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Interview with Ryan Ripley - author of Fixing Your Scrum

Agile Book Club

Justyna and Paul talk with the author of Fixing Your Scrum, Ryan Ripley.Like the interview? Buy the book!Support the show


15 Feb 2020

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Ryan Ripley (Agile.FM)

Agile FM

In this episode, I speak with Ryan about his new book with the title "Fixing Your Scrum" which he co-authored with Todd Miller. We connected the book to the advanced Scrum Master certification course the two of them are frequently delivering together. on March 3-4, you can meet Ryan and Todd in New York during the Agile Power Week ((www.incrementor.com/apwnyc) and experience the course yourself. As you will learn in the podcast, every attendee will receive a copy of the book autographed or blank... your choice. I hope you enjoy the listen.


14 Jan 2020