About the show

In order to remain relevant, organizations need to adapt to ever-changing circumstances. Delivery of value, rapid learning, hyper-innovation, threats of competitors, engagement of employees, all these factors contribute to the success of any company. This podcast series inspires listeners to improve their practice situation.

What is Mastering Agility?

Mastering Agility started as a podcast series that aims to inspire listeners to drive value, improve the way they work, and how they are able to adapt complex environments. Topics discussed vary widely, depending on the guest speaker(s). Whether it’s about people, frameworks, technical challenges, user experience reports, or anything else related to business agility – it will be discussed in this podcast. But since the start of the podcast, we’ve evolved. Rapidly becoming the largest community-wide content platform, we serve not just a podcast anymore. There’s Discord Community, Medium publication, meetups, merchandise, and a whole lot more planned for the near future. 

We are now in our sixth Season!  Looking back it is humbling and makes us proud to have had some of the biggest names in the industry in our 80+ episode history.  

Season 5 marked a shift in the podcast as Sander is now joined by full-time co-host Jim Sammons.  To learn more about Jim please check out the Hosts page.  

Mastering Agility is free to listen to and will remain so forever. 

Could this show be something for me?

The format of Mastering Agility is informal and freestyle. Conversations flow as they come and do not have a preset of questions. Through our recording platform we host a virtual audience to engage listeners with the speakers, and there are regular giveaways. Past giveaways include new books (signed by their author), an Apollo V Lego Set, and a Zombie Scrum Survival Kit.

If you’re working in an Agile environment and want to get more ideas on how and what you can improve, this show is for you!

Is the show suitable for children?

Yes, there are no inappropriate topics being discussed. The language and material are probably too complex for children to comprehend and at times some an expletive may slip in, we’re human after all.  

If you have any concerns we suggest listening with, or prior to, children listening to the show.  

Release schedule

New shows are being released every Monday at 10 PM, and often Thursdays at 10 PM, taking 24 hours into account for directory synchronization. Communication about new episodes is being done on Tuesdays on social platforms and Fridays via the newsletter.
Every episode includes show notes that contain more information about the episode, guest, host, additional information, and links. 

About the hosts

Sander Dur is a Professional Scrum Trainer at, podcast host of Mastering Agility, Professional Scrum Master and Lead Agile Consultant, and trainer at Xebia. Besides this, he’s an avid writer for Mastering Agility on, the blogs, and his upcoming book. Sander is a frequent speaker at conferences at meetups. Sander has a major passion for the human side in complex domains. Ensuring a high level of psychological safety, therefore, is a critical part of his work. Organizations in complex domains can only survive when innovating. Innovation can only take place with the right balance between low social friction and high intellectual friction. While most organizations now understand how to apply Agile frameworks, they struggle with the delivery of value. Psychological safety is the next step in this evolution and Sander has a huge drive to help organizations reach that step.

Sander is enthusiastic, open-minded, and ambitious. He finds interpersonal relationships and intrinsic motivations very important in team dynamics. Besides his work, Sander loves to spend time with his family, enjoys sports and eating healthy, barbecuing, and traveling.


Jim Sammons is a Professional Scrum Trainer and an active Agile consultant. He currently spends most of my time working with leaders and teams in an Agile transformation for a Fortune 100 energy company. Sometimes Jim finds time to teach Scrum and Kanban classes for

His work takes him all over the world and gets to meet engaging and passionate people each step of the way. These people make me better at what he does and he hopes that in return he can help them solve some challenges. He loves helping organizations, big and small, from global financial services firms to small startups and everything in between.

Jim feels that people, not resources, are the key to success and that if we take care of people they will change the world. It’s with this in mind that he feels he has found his calling in the Agile mindset and servant leadership.

Let’s chat!


Listeners and stats

As of December 2023, Mastering Agility has:

  • Over 20000 unique downloads
  • Dozens of guests from the absolute top of the business
  • Listeners in over 120 countries, including:

The United States, Japan, Australia, Senegal, Azarbaijan, Poland, Russia, Argentina, Jordan, the Netherlands, Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica, India, and Germany.

Reviews and testimonials

Both listeners and guests love the Mastering Agility podcast! Check out some of the testimonials on the homepage, or reviews on Podchaser. The show averages a 5-star review on platforms such as Podchaser, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts!

Contact us

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