In this live episode, recorded on location at the Agile and Beyond conference in 2017, the Agile Uprising podcast tackles the topic of Imposter Syndrome:

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome) is a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud". The term was coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes. Despite external evidence of their competence, those exhibiting the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be. Some studies suggest that impostor syndrome is particularly common among high-achieving women.

~ source: wikipedia

Allison Pollard, Pradeepa Narayanaswamy, Billie Schuttpelz, and Chris Murman have a very honest and vulnerable discussion about the reality of imposter syndrome and how it effects them. Also, how they view imposter syndrome negatively effecting the agile community at large.

Read more at http://agileuprising.libsyn.com/imposter-syndrome#ImzrJ2d6EjXlbeD1.99


Allison Pollard, Leon Sabarsky and Chris Shinkle answer some questions from Keep Austin Agile 2017 attendees. Answers include advice for product owners, how to deal with hecklers at session talks, Agile implementation nightmares, why go to Keep Austin Agile and more!

Howard Sublett hosts this Agile Amped In-Depth audio-only podcast at Keep Austin Agile 2017 in Austin, Texas.


People often take it for granted that developers are paying attention to their craft. "Everyone assumes quality is in there," says Mike Rieser, Director of Software Development at Fenway Group. But, as he put it off camera, "technical excellence isn't something you just sprinkle on." Instead, technical excellence is foundational, not something you just add on in the end like some kind of condiment. Allison Pollard, Principal Consultant at Improving, adds that often people think they'll make "improvements" and clean up the code later. "The data becomes apparent... How many defects are escaping with every release? How many defects are getting resolved with every release?" Mike accentuates that, with Agile software development, zero-defect code is a possibility and, often, the general case.

SolutionsIQ's Howard Sublett hosts at Keep Austin Agile 2016.


The Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast is a daily podcast for Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches. Host Vasco Duarte asks guests about real-world successes, failures, and learning.