with Sanjiv Augustine
Welcome to Agile Caravanserai.
In each episode we’ll meet someone who has been an inspiration to me in my own 20-year agile journey.
For two decades, Jim has inspired me with his example of pragmatic agility. His model of leadership-collaboration has stood the test of time as an alternative to the traditional command and control management model.
Since 2001, Alistair Cockburn has inspired me with his energy, passion and erudition.
I really believe that one of the reasons that we have the agile community today is because of Alistair’s foundational contributions.
How are agilists faring in the pandemic? How are we finding meaning and purpose in these troubled times? How can we connect, inspire and support each other?
As the agile movement crosses the 20-year mark, many of us have found belonging in the agile community. We have found purpose and storytelling in our own agile journeys.
Now, more than ever, our community is aligning in support of each other as we journey through the pandemic wasteland.
So, this is the intent and inspiration behind the Agile Caravanserai series. In days gone by, Caravanserais provided rest, recovery and community for travelers along the Silk Road. Similarly, we hope that our episodes will provide rest, inspiration and hope. We hope each episode will remind us of our shared agile values, and thus bring us closer together.
In each episode we’ll meet someone who has been an inspiration to me in my own 20-year agile journey. They’ll range from seasoned Agile Manifesto signatories to passionate young agilists, to captains of industry.
We’ll meet these people who have the practical and humanistic essence of agile deep in their veins and in their hearts.
These difficult times have also forced us each one to examine our own lives more closely. Even in the middle of individual separation and isolation, many are finding meaning and purpose through community and connection.
Millions are turning lockdowns into an opportunity to rethink their lives, reinvent themselves and to help others in dire need.
This is a time for transformation. I invite you to join me as we journey together.
Host, Agile Caravanserai
Founder & President, LitheSpeed
Sanjiv is an entrepreneur, industry-leading Agile and Lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant, and trainer. With nearly 30 years in the industry, Sanjiv has served as a trusted advisor to executives and management at leading firms, including Capital One, The Capital Group, CNBC, Comcast, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, General Dynamics, HCA Healthcare, The Motley Fool, National Geographic, Nationwide Insurance, Royal Bank of Canada, Samsung, and Walmart. Sanjiv is the author of the books, Managing Agile Projects (Prentice Hall 2005), and Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart, as well as several publications including, Transitioning to Agile Project Management, The Lean-Agile PMO: Using Lean Thinking to Accelerate Agile Project Delivery and Transformational Leadership for Business Agility.