AFH 044: Agile Thinking with Don Gray [PODCAST]

Don Gray (@donaldegray) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss agile thinking, models, and frameworks. Of course we didn’t cover any of those topics…but we meant to. 🙂

[featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]Don Gray Conducting a Coaching Session – Copyright Don Gray[/featured-image]

Don is a friend and mentor to me, and a valued member of the agile community. He has contributed to multiple books including: CENTER ENTER TURN SUSTAIN: ESSAYS IN CHANGE ARTISTRYREADINGS FOR PROBLEM-SOLVING LEADERSHIP, and AMPLIFY YOUR EFFECTIVENESS.

Don was recently the Leadership Track Chairman for the Agile 2016 Conference. He co-teaches one of the top agile and leadership workshops available – Coaching Beyond the Team – with Esther Derby.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What to do when you don’t know what to do
  • How looking in unusual places can lead to great coaching insights
  • Models and frameworks that help teams understand their behaviors
  • Where new agile coaches can go to get started and leveled up

Links from the show:

[callout]Psychologist Eugene Kennedy and psychiatrist Sara C. Charles have brought this already popular book up to date with the medical and psychological advances over the past ten years. This book continues to provide counselors with all the essential tools they need to respond to people’s problems with intelligence and compassion.


Click here to purchase on Amazon.[/callout]

[reminder]What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Please share your ideas below.[/reminder]





Want to hear another podcast about the agile mindset? — Listen to my conversation with Zach Bonaker, Diane Zajac-Woodie, and Amitai Schlair on episode 39. We discuss growing an agile practice and how coaches help create the environments where agile ideas can flourish.

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This podcast is brought to you by Agile Dev East.

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Check out the entire program at You’ll notice that I’m speaking there this year. Attendees will have a chance to see my Business of Agile presentation, along with my half day session on advanced scrum topics called Scrum: Answering the Tough Questions.

I hope to see many Agile for Humans listeners in Orlando, Florida – November 13th – 18th for this great event.

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