Season 1

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...

AA151 - Hardware & Software Products and Teams: Agile in Manufacturing
February 14, 2024x
151
00:44:4130.72 MB

AA151 - Hardware & Software Products and Teams: Agile in Manufacturing

If your product has a combination of hardware and software, this is the podcast for you! This podcast is all about agile in the manufacturing world with manufacturing expert and consultant to the stars, Clint Murt! Clint joins Enterprise Business Agility Coach Om Patel and Product Manager Brian Orlando for ...

AA150 - Things You Don't Say Out Loud in Agile
February 09, 2024x
150
01:03:1543.47 MB

AA150 - Things You Don't Say Out Loud in Agile

Senior Product Coach Mike Miller is back on the Podcast, joining Brian & Om for a fun and lightweight podcast discussion about the unspoken realities of agile software development! Get ready to talk about all those elephants in corners - from the unspoken challenges teams experience, to budgeting woes, ...

AA149 - Positive Indicators of Agile Team Effectiveness
January 31, 2024x
149
00:49:5734.33 MB

AA149 - Positive Indicators of Agile Team Effectiveness

In this episode, we answer an interview question that Brian has started to notice Product Managers stumbling over: "What are some indicators you would look for to know if an agile team is working effectively?" 0:00 Topic Intro 1:49 Velocity 4:39 Delivery and Forecasting 6:21 Flow Metrics (Cycle Ti...

AA148 - An Introduction to Software Development Finances
January 24, 2024x
148
01:01:0641.99 MB

AA148 - An Introduction to Software Development Finances

This podcast is your ultimate introduction to the cryptic, mysterious, and sometimes clandestine world of software development finance. Join Product Manager Brian Orlando and Enterprise Business Agility Coach Om Patel as they explore the finance-side of the house with special guest and CPA, Newton Owi! List...

AA147 - Creating and Launching New Software Products (0 to 1)
January 17, 2024x
147
00:50:4934.93 MB

AA147 - Creating and Launching New Software Products (0 to 1)

Have a world-changing product idea but don't know how to get it to users? This no-nonsense episode of the Arguing Agile podcast breaks down the REALITY of building products from the ground up. Listen as two industry veterans discuss market research, MVPs, user feedback, and go-to-market strategies so t...

AA146 - Our Most Viewed Podcasts and Clips
January 10, 2024x
146
00:46:1331.77 MB

AA146 - Our Most Viewed Podcasts and Clips

Ever wondered about why you hunger for an episode on Release Planning or why Brian's Spotify rant struck a chord? Get the inside scoop at this retrospective feast! We'll examine the recipes for our most popular content from 2024, revealing the juicy trends and themes that tickled your fancy. Plus,...