Episodes

AA160 - Onboarding New Product Managers
April 17, 2024x
160
00:50:1034.48 MB

AA160 - Onboarding New Product Managers

Onboarding New Product Managers In this episode of Arguing Agile, hosts Product Manager Brian Orlando and Enterprise Business Agility Coach Om Patel dive into the challenges and best practices around onboarding new product managers.  Topics include: Communicating the company vision, mission and goals  Mappi...

AA159 - Exploring the Evolving Role of Quality Assurance, with CEO Bob Crews
April 10, 2024x
159
00:37:2525.73 MB

AA159 - Exploring the Evolving Role of Quality Assurance, with CEO Bob Crews

In this episode, hosts Hemant (Om) Patel and Brian Orlando are joined by special guest Bob Crews , co-founder and CEO of Checkpoint Technologies. Listen as we dive deep into the critical role quality assurance plays in the agile development process, including: The difference between QA and QC and how they f...

AA158 - What is Your Product Philosophy and Is That Even A Real Thing?
April 03, 2024x
158
00:45:0731.01 MB

AA158 - What is Your Product Philosophy and Is That Even A Real Thing?

What is a product philosophy and why does it matter?  In this insightful episode, Ed Martin joins hosts Om Patel and Brian Orlando to discuss how clarifying your product principles and values can align your team and improve decision-making.  Discover the difference between product philosophy, vision, and pr...

AA157 - Embracing Failure: Why "Fail Fast" Beats "Learn Fast"
March 27, 2024x
157
00:31:4621.85 MB

AA157 - Embracing Failure: Why "Fail Fast" Beats "Learn Fast"

"Fail fast" is used so often, it has become a cliché! In this episode, we tackle rebranding the term "fail fast" to "learn fast" within organizational cultures. Is this a step towards promoting psychological safety and open conversations, or does it undermine the essence of emb...

AA156 - "Selling" SAFe PI Planning to a not-SAFe Product Manager
March 20, 2024x
156
00:52:3536.15 MB

AA156 - "Selling" SAFe PI Planning to a not-SAFe Product Manager

In this episode, our favorite special mystery guest joins the podcast for a comprehensive walkthrough of the PI Planning agenda so that our resident Product Manager, Brian, can be "sold" on the idea. SAFe P.I. Planning is a critical event that aligns teams with business objectives and fosters coll...

AA155 - Weaponizing Standardization
March 13, 2024x
155
00:51:1635.24 MB

AA155 - Weaponizing Standardization

Standardization. It's the battle-cry of managers, the world, over! This episode explores a parallel track to our Weaponizing Efficiency episode where we explore the dark side of standardization.  In this episode, the hosts share their experiences and insights on topics such as: The potential stifling e...

AA154 - Intuition vs Evidence, with CEO and Founder: Alex Polyakov
March 06, 2024x
154
00:46:4132.1 MB

AA154 - Intuition vs Evidence, with CEO and Founder: Alex Polyakov

Some people say you can't build products without being guided by evidence. Some people say you can't build products without strong intuition. We're arguing about the balance so you don't have to! This episode, we also welcome back friend of the show Alex Polyakov, CEO and Founder of Proj...

AA153 - "I" Know What the Customer Needs
February 28, 2024x
153
00:48:5033.57 MB

AA153 - "I" Know What the Customer Needs

In agile software development, everyone loves to say they know what the customer needs... but who do you really need to listen to, and what are they really saying? This podcast explores the different roles and their interpretations of "customer needs", from product managers to founders to the actu...

AA152 - Weaponizing Efficiency
February 21, 2024x
152
00:34:0123.4 MB

AA152 - Weaponizing Efficiency

Weaponizing Efficiency: Is it really helping your software development, product, and teams? Efficiency is crucial, but at what cost? This episode digs deep into the dark side of "weaponized efficiency" in software development, product management, and team & business agility. We discuss how see...