Investing In Agility: Podcast with James Shore - James Shore discusses how Agile has evolved, how organizations can adopt it, and why businesses need to be people-oriented instead of process-oriented.
In just over a decade, we’ve witnessed how agile software development began as a grassroots movement to eventually progress and become a mainstream methodology. Agile’s approach aims to change the software development process by inviting organizations to invest in a philosophy that would ideally increase productivity and ROI, and meet business goals — all while creating better environments for IT teams and individuals.
Agile Fluency® Project Consultant and Co-Founder James Shore shares the concept of energized work, the evolution of team rooms, applying agile methodology by looking at complexity in large-scale enterprises, and advises on how organizations can invest in agility.
*Kevin Montalbo: *Greetings listeners, my name is Kevin Montalbo, Content Editor at TORO Cloud. In this episode of cocktails, we talk to one of the foremost thought leaders in the agile software development space as he shares with us the concept of energized work, the evolution of team rooms, applying agile methodology by looking at complexity in large-scale enterprises, and his advice on how organizations can invest in agility.
Joining us for a round of cocktails as always is TORO Cloud’s CEO and Founder, David Brown. How’ve you been David?
David Brown: I’ve been very well. Thanks, Kevin.
KM: I love the cocktails in the background. Our guest for today is one of the first ten people to sign the Agile Manifesto when it was released to the public in 2001. In 2005, he was an inaugural recipient of the Agile Alliance’s Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice. The first edition of his book, The Art of Agile Development, was released in 2007, and became a much-loved classic. He went on to create other influential works, such as the Agile Fluency Model with Diana Larsen, and is a popular speaker at events around the world.
James Shore, welcome to the podcast! How are things?
James Shore: I’m doing great. Thanks for having me.
KM: Let’s dive right in. You're currently working on the second edition of your book, the Art of Agile Development. What changes in the industry or discoveries have you made in the past decade that spurred you on to start doing a second edition?
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