When someone suggested that I should have Marc Phillips on the show, I knew right away it would be a fun episode. And, as I think you'll hear from the moment the intro music starts, I was right! Marc and I talked about retrospectives, agile coaching, and the many wonderful qualities of monkeys.
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- Marc Phillips
- The music
- People and stuff we mentioned on the show
- Open a banana like a monkey
- Relevance's definition of "coach"
- Agile Project Management
- Marc's blog post: "Agile Reboot: Putting the Man back in Manifesto"
- Marc’s blog post: "Why Retrospectives Should Get Personal"
- Iteration 0
- ClojureScript One
- "Are my methods unsound?"
- Chris Redinger
- Alex Warr
- Jason Rudolph
- Jamie Kite
- Russ Olsen
- Maggie Litton
- Bing Mobile
- Satya Nadella
- Michael Nygard
- Risk Assessments and Retrospectives
- Seth Godin
- The blog post describing the coach role on the Relevance website that got Marc to move to Durham
Marc also had one more note he wanted to add, even though we didn't touch on this during the show. In his words:
One person we didn't get a chance to talk about was my last manager at Microsoft, George Santino, who recently retired to record an album of Frank Sinatra songs and become a motivational speaker. I remember the day at work when his doctor frantically returned his call about chest pains to say he was probably having a heart attack, and George said he was in the middle of a discussion with his team and would drive himself to the hospital when it was over (turned out to be a muscle spasm). And then he proudly began his last day of work by falling down a flight of stairs, refusing an ambulance, and ending his tenure with a full and productive day punctuated by limps and bleeding. He's basically the Terminator, if the Terminator liked to sing and help people.