Roundtable Roulette - A Podcast Experiment

Photo by SolutionsIQ - Allison Pollard, Chris Shinkle, Leon Sabarsky, and Howard Sublett at Keep Austin Agile 2017

Photo by SolutionsIQ - Allison Pollard, Chris Shinkle, Leon Sabarsky, and Howard Sublett at Keep Austin Agile 2017

This year I was fortunate to be speaking at Keep Austin Agile again, and SolutionsIQ was setup to record for their Agile Amped podcast. The podcast is recorded live at conferences and features interviews with various speakers--it's an exciting way to hear some of the energy of a conference for those unable to attend. And as a speaker, it's lovely to have a more intimate conversation when you're at an event to present to a large group of people.

Anyways, Howard Sublett invited me to join him, Chris Shinkle, and Leon Sabarsky in a podcast experiment that he called Roundtable Roulette. We took turns answering random questions that we had not seen before, and it was a lively discussion! Listen to us talk about what advice we would give to Product Owners, which TV or movie character would be a great Scrum Master and more -- Roundtable Roulette at Keep Austin Agile.

Allison Pollard

I help people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, I enjoy mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. In my experience, applying agile methods improves delivery, strengthens relationships, and builds trust between business and IT. A big believer in the power of community-based learning, I grew the DFW Scrum user group significantly over the five years I served as an organizer. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.