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Apr 2, 2024

Gladwell 10 year-anniversary: Our top 10 podcasts

To celebrate our 10 year-anniversary, we curated for you our top 10 episodes from our podcast Listen to Unlearn. Sit down, relax, grab your tea and dive into our podcast to rethink the traditional approach to work. #BeBetterThanYesterday

#1 Complexity and Large Organizations: Is Simplification Possible?

In this episode, the host, Eduardo Alvim and the guest Priscilla Maurits, Global Agile Practice Leader at Philips, discuss how to simplify complexity in large organizations through an integrated, customer-focused approach involving diverse teams and iterative development.

Priscilla shares how Philips is transforming with initiatives like "Agile 360" to build internal capability and involve employees at all levels.

Key message? Start with the customer needs and "walk back" to find solutions.

#2 Agile Mastery and Team Engagement

In this episode, the host, Eduardo discusses agiles practices with Emilie Canty, Release Train Engineer at iMSA, a French insurance company.

In this podcast, Emilie shares experiences managing a complex platform with a collaborative approach. The conversation covers engaging Scrum Masters through decentralized facilitation, making coaching meetings efficient with visual tools and workshops, and the evolving role of a Release Train Engineer towards team autonomy.

The podcast offers valuable insights into agile methodologies, addressing challenges and fostering collaboration within agile teams.

#3 Public Sector Agile Insights: Continuous Improvement with an experienced RTE

In this episode, the host Eduardo Alvim welcome Gerben, an experienced Release Train Engineer (RTE), who shares insights into his role in the public sector. The main focus is on continuous improvement, inspecting and adapting, and Gerben emphasizes the importance of breaking silos and fostering collaboration.

Key message? Prioritize gaining experience, continuous improvement, and stepping out of one's comfort zone.

#4 Pitfalls to avoid while implementing SAFe

In this episode, Eduardo, Francesco and Raul will go through the main pitfalls to avoid while Implementing SAFe. A must listen if you're looking to implement SAFe in your organisation !

#5 From the Dojo to the Boardroom: Lessons in Agility and Resilience

In this episode, Eduardo welcomes Cyril, an experienced agile coach and martial artist, to discuss the intersection of martial arts and agile methodologies.

Cyril shares insights on adaptation, practice, and focus, drawing parallels between the two disciplines. They explore themes of perseverance, continuous improvement, and leadership's role in fostering trust within teams. The conversation offers valuable perspectives for professionals seeking to enhance their agility and resilience.

Key message? Merge agile principles with resilience strategies for effective leadership and continuous improvement in organizations.

#6 The Story Of Change- How A Big Sale Turned Into A Valuable Life Lesson

Why doesn't change stick in organizations? Would you change if any habit is forced upon you?

Here is a story narrated by Mr. Anand Murthy Raj on why change doesn't stick. Let's follow a salesman on his journey of making the best sale of his life that turned into the most valuable lesson. Listen to know more, listen to unlearn!

#7 Empowering Agile Release Trains for Business Impact

In this episode, the host, ⁠Eduardo⁠, interviews ⁠Andrew Sales⁠, who is an expert in Agile and a Chief Methodologist at ⁠Scaled Agile⁠.

The discussion revolves around the role of Agile Release Train (ART) and its importance in achieving end-to-end flow in the Agile framework. Andy emphasizes a shift in focus from assessing individual team agility to evaluating the flow of value to customers.

Key message ? Ask critical questions, make workflows visible, and close the loop on improvements to deliver measurable value to the organization.

#8 What Does It Mean to Be An Agile Coach?

Join Lina de Meyer and Marina Voropaeva as they tackle the difficult questions: What does it mean to be an Agile Coach? How does one get into this career path? What does the future of Agile Coaching look like? And so much more!

#9 Agile Insights: Navigating the Future with AI as Your Assistant

In this episode, the host ⁠Eduardo⁠ is joined by ⁠Kevin⁠ and ⁠Wolfgang⁠ from ⁠Catworkx⁠ to discuss the intersection of Agile and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

They emphasize the importance of AI serving as an assistant to Agile teams, helping in decision-making and optimizing processes. The conversation touches on the role of humans in decision-making, the need for data to train AI models, and the potential of AI in detecting patterns and providing recommendations.

Unlock the Future of Agile: Join us as we explore the transformative synergy between human ingenuity and AI assistance, offering invaluable insights for optimizing decisions and processes in the dynamic world of Agile methodologies.

#10 Agile Sales : Redefining Success and Collaboration

In this episode, the host, ⁠⁠Eduardo⁠⁠, is joined by ⁠Tobias Schönhaar⁠ who works at ⁠Gladwell⁠/⁠Highberg⁠ as Business Development Manager.

They discuss the synergy between sales and agility. Tobias shares valuable insights challenging traditional sales approaches. They stress the alignment of contracting practices with agile principles, advocate for openness in collaboration, and highlight the significance of defining success collectively.

The conversation explores passion in product management, the necessity of humility in teamwork, and the impact of cultural differences in diverse teams. Key takeaways from the RTE Summit, such as transparency and trust in teams, are discussed.

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