BONUS: 5AMMesterScrum podcast host interview with Bubbles and a Fortune Cookie surprise!

In this BONUS episode, we interview Greg Mester, the host of the 5AM Mester Scrum Podcast.

How did the Scrum Master Toolbox and the 5AM Mester Scrum podcast get started? Find out in this show!

In this episode, we also talk about the Agile Online Summit, as Greg is also the track host for the Happiness track at the Agile Online Summit.

About Greg Mester and the 5AM MesterScrum podcast

Greg is an Agile Coach, Breaker of Blockers, Facilitator of Spectacular Communications, Inspirer of Performance Acceleration, Mentor of Awesome People and Champion for Happy Teams.

He focuses on building Better Communications, Products (Material or Data) and Productive Teams.

You can link with Greg Mester on LinkedIn and connect with Greg Mester on Twitter.

BONUS: The Agile certification crisis, and what is next for Agile education with Geoff Watts

Agile Mastery Institute – Make learning stick (sponsor of the Agile Online Summit)

We start this episode by talking about the contribution that the certification programs have had towards the Agile adoption process. But we also discuss some of the challenges that they brought with them. As a community we acknowledge that certification was part of the solution during the initial stage of Agile adoption, but we must now look forward, and define what’s next in the Agile education landscape in the next few years (2022 an onwards).

Introducing the Agile Mastery Institute, a support system for Scrum Masters and more

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BONUS: Psychological safety for teams, an interview with Stephan Wiedner

Psychological Safety is a commonly discussed topic in Agile circles. We’re frequently reminded how important it is for team performance. But how do we, as Scrum Masters, help our teams achieve that state, where they are free to express their thoughts on the challenges they face as a team without the fear of being overruled, ridiculed, or chastised for having a non-standard opinion?

In this episode, we explore Psychological Safety with Stephan Wiedner, and discuss what we can do to help create an environment where each individual can excel and help the team perform.

A personal lesson learned about the critical importance of Psychological Safety

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BONUS: Establishing SRE / Site reliability engineering Foundations: A Step-by-Step Guide, with Vlad Ukis

In this episode, we talk about SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) with Vlad Ukis, who’s written a book about his experience at Siemens Healthnieers’ digital health platform. His book, Establishing SRE Foundations: A Step-by-Step Guide to Introducing Site Reliability Engineering in Software Delivery Organizations, walks you through the steps to go from developing a cloud based service, to operating that service 24/7 with a method (SRE) published, and promoted by Google.

We’ve also covered this method in another episode with János Csorvási and Jeff Campbell, which is a great complement to this interview with Vlad Ukis.

The many aspects of Site Reliability Engineering

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BONUS: A DevOps transformation from the point of view of the development teams with János Csorvási and Jeff Campbell

Jeff is the author of Actionable Agile tools (available on Amazon, and direct from the author at bit.ly/aatbook).

Jeff and János share the story of a DevOps transformation at Meltwater, where they both work. We start by discussing the big differences between an Agile and a DevOps transformation.

The big difference between Agile and DevOps transformations

As they describe it, a DevOps transformation is more about the technical aspects of software development. While in an Agile transformation we may look at processes, and team composition, the DevOps transformation that Jeff and János describe was focused on removing the hand-overs, and building the technical infrastructure necessary for that to happen. Their goal was to create, and support cross functional teams that would be able to implement, deploy and operate their software in production.

Change management in a DevOps transformation

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