Season 1

AA169 - Product Demos Gone Wild
June 19, 2024x
169
00:46:2231.87 MB

AA169 - Product Demos Gone Wild

...and other tips to Avoid Embarrassment & Improve Your Presentation SkillsIn this episode of the Arguing Agile podcast, Product Manager Brian Orlando and Enterprise Business Agility Coach Om Patel share hilarious product demo disaster stories and provide actionable tips to help you avoid embarrassing mi...

AA168 - Why Asking for Help is Critical for Success
June 12, 2024x
168
00:45:1831.14 MB

AA168 - Why Asking for Help is Critical for Success

In this episode of the Arguing Agile podcast, Product Manager Brian Orlando and Enterprise Business Agility Coach Om Patel explore the importance of asking for help across various roles, including developers, testers, UI/UX designers, managers and executives. The podcast explores the common reasons people av...

AA167 - How to Manage Products & Services Together in Your Business
June 05, 2024x
167
01:02:2042.84 MB

AA167 - How to Manage Products & Services Together in Your Business

Many companies offer both products and services to their customers, but struggle with how to effectively manage and organize these two sides of the business. In this episode of the Arguing Agile podcast, Product Manager Brian Orlando and Enterprise Business Agility Coach Om Patel dive deep into the challenge...

AA166 - The Perils of "Just Build It": Why User Validation Matters
May 31, 2024x
166
00:38:2526.42 MB

AA166 - The Perils of "Just Build It": Why User Validation Matters

In this episode of the Arguing Agile podcast, Brian and Om discuss the risks of bypassing user validation and prototyping in favor of quickly building and releasing features. They explore the potential pitfalls, including lack of alignment with user needs, rework, low feature adoption, and damage to company ...

AA166 - The Perils of "Just Build It": Why User Validation Matters
May 29, 2024x
166
00:38:2526.42 MB

AA166 - The Perils of "Just Build It": Why User Validation Matters

In this episode of the Arguing Agile podcast, Brian and Om discuss the risks of bypassing user validation and prototyping in favor of quickly building and releasing features. They explore the potential pitfalls, including lack of alignment with user needs, rework, low feature adoption, and damage to company ...

AA165 - Escaping the Feature Factory
May 22, 2024x
165
00:42:2529.17 MB

AA165 - Escaping the Feature Factory

We've titled this podcast: "Escaping the Feature Factory," or Unlearn Bad Habits and Advance Your Career!If you're a developer, product manager, or in another tech role and feel stuck in the "feature factory" mindset, this podcast episode is for you. We discuss the key skills and mindset shifts needed to bre...

AA164 - 10 Proven Techniques to Split User Stories
May 15, 2024x
164
00:59:5641.19 MB

AA164 - 10 Proven Techniques to Split User Stories

Does your team struggle with large, complex user stories that don't fit in a sprint? 🤔In this podcast, Product Manager Brian Orlando and Enterprise Business Agility Coach Om Patel brainstorm for 10 techniques to split user stories for better flow and faster software delivery. 💡This episode is all about pra...

AA163 - Async Daily Scrum: The Pros and Cons (with Ed Martin)
May 08, 2024x
163
00:38:5826.8 MB

AA163 - Async Daily Scrum: The Pros and Cons (with Ed Martin)

In this episode, we're joined by Ed Martin to discuss and debate the benefits and challenges of asynchronous daily scrum meetings. Listen as we explore the reasons teams may want to go async, potential pitfalls to avoid, and best practices to make async standups effective. If your team is struggling with asy...

AA162 - 5 Things to Analyze Before Shuffling Your Teams
May 01, 2024x
162
00:41:0328.22 MB

AA162 - 5 Things to Analyze Before Shuffling Your Teams

Are you (or management) considering shuffling team members to improve performance?Before you play musical chairs, explore the latest Arguing Agile Podcast (Linked in the comments) for ways to make sure you're using data, not just reacting to hearsay and emotions!Organizational design is difficult - don't jus...

AA161 - How Company Size Impacts Business Agility (with Ed Martin)
April 24, 2024x
161
00:49:2133.93 MB

AA161 - How Company Size Impacts Business Agility (with Ed Martin)

In this episode of the Arguing Agile podcast, Product Manager Brian Orlando and Enterprise Business Agility Coach Om Patel are joined by Software Development expert Ed Martin for an exploration how company size affects business agility. We discuss the challenges that arise as organizations scale from 3 peopl...

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

AA160 - Onboarding New Product Managers

Onboarding New Product ManagersIn 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 Mapping ke...

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 fit i...

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

AA158 - What is Your Product Philosophy and Is That Even A Real Thing? (with Ed Martin)

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 princ...

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 embracing failure as a catalyst fo...

AA156 - "Selling" SAFe PI Planning to a not-SAFe Product Manager (with Special Mystery Guest)
March 20, 2024x
156
00:52:3536.15 MB

AA156 - "Selling" SAFe PI Planning to a not-SAFe Product Manager (with Special Mystery Guest)

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 collaboration ac...