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About Mike Burrows

cover-right-to-left-2019-04-26.001Agendashift founder Mike Burrows is known to the Agile and Lean-Agile communities as the author of Kanban from the Inside (2014) and Agendashift (2018), the creator of the Featureban and Changeban simulation games, a keynote speaker at conferences around the world, and as a consultant, coach, and trainer. His new book Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile is published August 15th, 2019.


Today We Talked About

  • Our Last Episode
  • The new book!
  • How it relates to previous books
  • Definition of Done
  • Express in outcome oriented terms
  • What it means for Agile (“My kind of Agile”: people collaborating over the rapid evolution of working software that is already beginning to meet needs)
  • What I think about the framework wars (or however you would like to describe “framework vs framework”)
  • Following on from that, scaling
  • Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Clarity around outcomes and goals
  • Experience before Explanation

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August 16, 2019
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AGL 112: Expectations and Frustrations

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