Who Decides Who Decides: Getting Started with Sociocracy

So many groups form. And so many groups fade. What distinguishes those groups that grow and flourish from those that fade and fail? Agile Uprising host Andy Cleff chats with Ted Rau, from Sociocracy for All, about using intentional processes to establish an inclusive group culture early on to grow and flourish without governance troubles getting in the way – while keeping all eyes on a shared purpose.

The Power of a Good (User) Story

Ever since the dawn of our species, we’ve told stories.

We’ve sung them, told them around campfires, painted them on cave walls, drew them on clay pots and canvases, woven them in tapestries and carved them into stone. Eventually we wrote them down.

Today, we share stories via sticky notes, podcasts, town halls, planning meetings and daily scrums.

Technical Debt – Good or Evil?

Bring up the topic of “technical debt” to a software engineer, a product owner, a stakeholder, or heavens above, the gold owner. What happens? Do you get frowns? Smiles? Nervous fidgeting? Technical Debt is such a loaded, misused, and misunderstood term. I imagine in most conversations when the topic comes up we probably aren’t even …

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