• From developer, to team builder, to positive disruptor, to author, to community builder, Sandy Mamoli has been one of the most influential names in agile for New Zealand. Joekub is grateful to have the opportunity to hear about how the agile space in New Zealand has changed since 2006 to now.
    Sandy shares valuable insights on what agile has to offer now, how to create a space to enable teams to self form, and what the impact of 'the big four' has been on agile opportunities in New Zealand.
    Please join us in this episode as we get to know one of New Zealand's OG agilists and innovators.

    If you'd like to reach out to Sandy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandymamoli/
    Please check out her book,
    Creating Great Teams: How Self-Selection Lets People Excel: https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Great-Teams-Self-Selection-People/dp/1680501283


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  • In this episode we continue the conversation started with Lysa Adkins and Joanne Stone around using agile to make the world a better place. Aldo Rall is one of many people of the agile persuasion who are applying their skills beyond the IT arena, in hopes of helping others.

    Aldo shares with us two examples of where he has been able to help people in his community using the skills he's developed by working in the agile community. He also gives us a steer in how to find places to engage to do good in your community.

    If you're an agilist interested in learning how you can find opportunities to do good in your community, this episode is a great place to get inspiration from someone already doing it.

    Learn more about chartering - https://novavi.co/the-team-chartering-experience/
    Project Learning business - https://www.functionaleducation.com/
    reach out to Aldo - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aldorall/


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  • Edwin Dando has been one of the biggest engines behind the New Zealand Agile movement since the early 2000s.
    He was the first Scrum trainer in NZ.
    He created a business whose sole purpose was to teach people how to be agile.
    He created communities built around bringing agilists together and even created the first Agile NZ conference.
    So why is Edwin putting down the Agile Banner and talking about Adaptive instead?

    In this interview Edwin tells us about his epic journey from developer to one of NZs biggest names in the agile community. He explains how his journey has taken him from focusing on teams and delivery, to working with executives and board members.

    He also shares his vision for what agilists will need to become in the future.

    If you are interested in learning more about Adaptive NZ 2023 conference you can go here:

    If you'd like to reach out to Edwin directly, you can reach him at:


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  • Wicked Problem - a problem of the greatest concern to humanity, requires a large, diverse team of people to collaborate on it and could take generations to solve.
    Wicked Agility - a way to engage a Wicked Problem using agile know-how.

    Joanne Stone is the passionate founder of Wick'd Agility, a community hub for agilist applying their agile skills to big, hairy, real world problems. In this episode, Joanne shares with us her journey from developer to consultant to community leader and what motivated her to begin to collect these wicked stories.

    You'll hear about one agilist's efforts that helped a community of marginalized people get out of debt & how a community, worried about losing tourism trade, came together to focus on a solution supported. All of the stories are led by agilists who decided to use their skills to engage with a real world problem and make an impact.

    If you are interested in learning more about what people are doing in the Wicked community you can check out:

    If you've got a story to share or would like to get involved with an existing agile impact project you can reach out to Joanne Stone here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanne-stone/


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  • In this exciting episode of Joekub, we had the pleasure of interviewing the renowned Agile coach, trainer, and author, Lyssa Adkins. We discussed her book, "Coaching Agile Teams," which is known for its dense, insightful content that provides value to agile coaches even years after they first read it.

    We also delved into how AI is currently affecting the Agile coaching discipline and how Agile coaches can use technology to enhance their practice. Lastly Lyssa paints a picture of
    how Agile methods are perfectly suited to tackle the uncertainty we face in our future. The next step in agile coaching may be in solving the world's problems, not just building the next products or services.

    Lyssa's positive outlook on the future of Agile coaching and her deep knowledge and passion for the field made for a fascinating and inspiring interview. Tune in to Joekub to hear Lyssa Adkins share her valuable insights and wisdom!

    Links discussed in the interview
    Coaching Agile Teams: Kindle, Audiobook, Paperback
    The two 12-week programs: Coaching Agile Teams Guided Study & Practice Group (new one starting in late June)
    What else? Feels like I'm forgetting something here.

    Agilists and Planetary Challenges
    Collection site for stories - AgilityImpact.org
    Agility Impact Meetup - https://www.meetup.com/agility-impact/
    More stories on Joanne's Wick'd Wisdom podcast - https://www.get-wicked.com/wicked-wisdom


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  • Joekub has gone around the world to find interesting and engaging stories from the agile community. This time we focused on our own backyard.
    Agile Coaching Lab is the creation of our very own Jakub Jurkiewicz and has been making an impact in the community for nearly two years & 5 Cohorts now.
    What is the Agile Coaching Lab? What is a Cohort?
    Joe leads the interview in this podcast as he inspects what Jakub's intent with the program was and then tests its results with two people that have already gone through it.
    Dan Barritt (Cohort 4) & Peter Pierzynski (Cohort 5) share their experiences before, during and after the program.

    For more information on Agile Coaching Lab and when the next Cohort is, please check out:


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  • After a long break, Joekub returns for Season 3. This episode, Jakub interviews Thom Beaver, an agile coach that has the most eclectic background that we've ever heard. From working at Buckingham palace to serving beer to the founders of the agile manifesto, Thom takes us on his incredible journey through life that eventuates in him being an agile coach.


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  • Paul Salmon joins us once again to share with us a plethora of reading options as we go into the holiday season! Do you want great books about delivery and leadership? Well you're in luck! This episode is packed full of them.

    Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't by L. David Marquet

    Finite and Infinite Games – January 5, 2013 by James Carse

    Was the basis for:
    The Infinite Game – October 15, 2019 by Simon Sinek

    Security Chaos Engineering,
    https://www.verica.io/sce-book/ Free (requires registration)

    Some books I am looking forward to reading:
    DevOps handbook 2nd Ed - Out today.

    Ron Westrum's upcoming book on information flow in organisations (date not announced)
    Previous work:
    Ron’s paper - A typology of organisational cultures

    Podcast - Patterns of Generative Cultures: How They Can Be Destroyed and the Importance of Trust (long ~2 hours )https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-j6tt3-1029713

    The collaboration of Gene Kim and Steven Spear around organisational structure and dynamics.
    Previous Work
    Steven Spear - High Velocity Edge

    Podcast - The Topography of Problems, and the Importance of Distributed Problem Solving (1 hour) https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-jk967-e4eb49

    Paul’s Goodreads


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  • Hey Joekub-tonians!
    This episode has Jakub and Joe jumping over to the Bay Area in San Fran to talk with Pete Lim, principal agile coach at Miro.

    In true Joekub fashion, our conversation takes twists and turns as we learn about what led Pete to agile coaching, what it is like being an agile coach at a company known for distributed facilitation, and what Miro culture is like (do they even have offices?).

    We also learn about whether Miro has an incentive programme for naming your first born "Miro".
    Pete is an excellent storyteller and gives us a great perspective of working as a coach in a hybrid, together/distributed world.


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  • Wei Hsiao has had a variety of careers. Lawyer, Software Tester, Agile Coach, and recently he's moved from agile coaching into people management as acting GM of Enterprise Software Delivery.
    Jakub & Joe take some time to understand what made Wei want to leave coaching and what skills from coaching he's brought with him.
    This is a great episode for any agile coaches who wonder about what lies beyond coaching and if (& how) the skills they've developed on their journey can help them with a new adventure.

    If you are interested in reaching out to Wei, he is best contacted through LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wei-hsiao/


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  • This Episode Joekub tackles the elusive topic: STRATEGY Simon Wardley (inventor of Wardley Mapping) & Chris Daniel (Strategy guru) 

    Join Jakub and Joe on the hunt for what a good strategy is, does, and looks like. 

    They explore topics like: 

    • Is a strategy just a few lines of text?
    • Do you even need a strategy?
    • Can anyone make a strategy?
    • How to use Wardley Maps to be excommunicated from your business (and also how not to) 

    Jakub and Joe got so excited about this conversation that the podcast spills over to a video recorded event of Simon Wardley making a Wardley map of the Joekub Podcast. We go full on meta as we begin to feel the potential of Wardley Mapping in real time. 

    The follow up video of Joe and Jakub mapping is available here: https://youtu.be/qdh5lA0Qz3I

    Join us for laughs, amazing stories and lots of insights. 

    If you'd like to learn how to make your own Wardely Map, check out these resources: intro to Wardley Maps: https://aktiasolutions.com/introduction-to-wardley-maps/ 

    make your own maps: https://onlinewardleymaps.com/

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  • Jakub and Joe fan-boy it up again with an interview with the creators behind the popular agile comic Comic Agilé (https://www.comicagile.net/).
    Mikkel Noe-Nygaard & Luxshan Ratnaravi join us from Denmark to share

    • Their stories about the origin of the comic
    • How getting feedback from their readers is an addiction
    • Information about their upcoming book (print & digital)
    • Many many jokes and laughs

    Please join Joekub and  Comic Agilé for lots of laughs, lots of jokes, lots of fun.


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  • This episode is another hop to a different country. One that is close to the heart of Jakub, Poland!
    We've asked Justyna Pindel to give us a tour of Poland, where it is, when agile began bubbling up in there and also why anyone would want to be an agile practitioner in her home country.

    Jusyna is an accomplished author (Kanban Compass), Podcaster (Agile Book Club), coach, trainer, event organiser, and also one of the most passionate and fun people we've had on the show yet.

    In this episode you will:

    * Learn why Poland owns Scrum

    * How Polilsh history has set them up to be superb agile practitioners

    * Why Justnya wanted to get fired for a good reason

    * Why being a horrible person might be okay

    * Things to consider if you're interested in working in Poland, especially if you are German

    This is a high energy, lots of laughs episode.
    Please join us in getting to know Justnya and Poland.


    Kanban Compass book with a discount:

    Agile Book Club


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  • Joekub again adds Paul Salmon as co-host for another book focused episode of PaJoekub.
    This episode we focus on the book "Better Value, Sooner, Safer, Happier" by Jonathan Smart.

    Paul gives Jakub and Joe an overview of the book and then they dive in to test it's message.
    Find out who PaJoekub thinks the book was written for, the difference between patterns and anti-patterns, what the book says about the importance of psychological safety to a business, and what sooner, safer, happier is referring to.

    It's a great overview with some deep tasters of what you'll get in the book. Looking for a new read? Have a listen to this episode to hear if this could be the next book you dive into.

    Link to Amazon book and Audible:

    Safety Differently - Sydney Dekker - short videos here:

    The Chapter about the mines was from this book:


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  • Joekub is taking a break from their trips around the world to sit down with Manuel Pais, co-author of the influential book "Team Topologies".

    Manuel is kind enough to answer a barrage of questions from Jakub and Joe around why he and Matthew (the other author) decided to write the book, how they've been received, and some of the more deeper thinking around why he thinks the book has gotten people excited in the world of agile.

    In addition to the amazing insights and glimpses into Team Topologies, you'll get to hear Joe giggle with delight and Jakub squee with joy as these two fellas get to talk to the co-creator of one of their favourite books.

    If you'd like to get intouch with Manuel, you can look him up on LinkedIn or go to the Team Topologies website to see what they are up to:

    and if you're interested in apply for there academy you can go here:


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  • Jokekub does a bit of a sideways hop to get to Vietnam.
    Founders of Teal Unicorn, Dr. Cherry Vu & Rob England join us from a caravan in the South Island of NZ to share their insights and stories of what it is like to work in Vietnam. Teal Unicorn has clients all over the world, but we asked them to focus on what it is like to introduce agile (little 'a') to Vietnam.

    • Learn how business agility was introduced in Vietnam in 2018 and what the reaction has been
    • Hear why they prefer "agile" with a little 'a' and not a big 'A'
    • Learn how Dr. Cherry Vu got inspired to publish an agile parenting book in Vietnam
    • Learn what to consider before moving to Vietnam to work your agile magic

    Teal Unicorn has published a book called "The agile (small a) manager" and they're adventures and more information can be found on their website:


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  • This episode of Joekub, Jakub & Joe find themselves in the complicated and beautiful nation of South Africa (SA).
    Peter Hundermark, entrepreneur, agile trainer, and consultant shares with us insights about South Africa and his home, Cape Town.
    Peter is a wonderful storyteller. In our talk we cover:

    • How did agile come to South Africa
    • Peter's origin story
    • The complexity of mixing SA culture and agility
    • The importance of coaching leaders
    • The brain drain in SA and how politics and economy influenced it

    Please join us in welcoming Peter to the Joekub narrative.


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  • This episode of Joekub brings our hosts to the creative and exciting country of Brazil.
    Mário Mel, an agile developer and trainer, takes us on tour of the best Brazil has to offer an agilist as well as a brief history on when agile started to be embraced.

    On this trip we learn:

    • What makes Brazil a natural place for agile to flourish?
    • About Mário's journey from being a developer to becoming an agile trainer.
    • Why do there seem to be less developers getting certified than POs and Scrum Masters?
    • What makes training valuable?

    Mário is constantly inventing new ways to give people experiences to help them learn.
    You can find his card game "Scrumchkin" at
    where you can print and cut your own or order a deck to be delivered.

    If you want to reach out to Mário, you can DM him on LinkedIn, here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melomario/


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  • Episode 34 of Joekub continues our trip around the world in search of agilists and their insights. This time we've landed in the cold and beautiful country of Finland with our guest Martin von Weissenberg.

    Learn about how Nokia influenced Finland's early adoption of agile.
    Explore is Finish people have a natural knack for agility because of their culture.
    Get Martin's view on what distinguishes a Scrum Master, from a team coach, from an agile coach, from an enterprise agile coach, in Finland.
    Lastly, find out if he recommends other agilists to move to Finland to work!

    Martin is a fantastic guest, with a great voice for podcasts and a wonderful talent for telling stories. Please join Jakub and Joe in  this episode of Joekub.


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  • This episode takes us to the peaceful, life loving, shores of Portugal.
    Sónia Won started working as an agilist in 2009, with Nokia.
    While Sónia has been working with agile for quite some time, she talks about how Portugal's desire to embrace agility has only been recently (3 to 5 years).

    We explore how a fast & large demand for agilists has led to her having to wear many hats as an agile coach. From Scrum Master trainer, to working directly with the org and middle management as an agile coach, to helping with the company transformation programme, learn how Sónia balances the demand and shows up to create impact.

    If you'd like to learn more about or reach out to Sónia, look for her on LinkedIn at:


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