The team from Agile Revolution, a podcast dedicated to everything Agile, were on the ground at Agile Australia 2014 conducting vox pops interviews with conference delegates.
In this, the first of two Agile Australia vox pops podcasts, they spoke to a range of people including Nigel Dalton, CXO at REA group, Agile Coach Steve Lawrence and ThoughtWorker Tom Sulston.
Nigel Dalton was excited for Geoff Apps’ presentation on Zappos’ implementation of holacracy. He said the company were “at the cutting edge of what happens next in organisational politics, management and structure, which is that managers no longer tell people what to do.”
Steve Lawrence, who is also an Agile Australia stream chair, was inspired by the conversations led by people from outside the IT industry that helped identify “what we can aspire to do to help instigate change.”
Tom Sulston also found inspiration in keynote speaker Martin Fowler’s challenge to software developers to “make a difference in the world,” and cited Adel Smee’s session on paired programming as a standout from the conference so far.
Listen to the podcast to hear more of the conversation from Agile Australia 2014. You should also keep your eyes peeled for Agile Revolution’s interview with the founder of Personal Kanban, Jim Benson, which will be appearing soon.