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An agile podcast, delivered by agile practitioners, focused on helping agile teams. Bob Galen and Josh Anderson use their decades of agile coaching experience to power your organizations need for agility and scale. If our 100+ episodes don't have what you need, ask us a question and we'll help you out!

Meta-Cast Bob Galen & Josh Anderson

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.6, 31 Ratings

An agile podcast, delivered by agile practitioners, focused on helping agile teams. Bob Galen and Josh Anderson use their decades of agile coaching experience to power your organizations need for agility and scale. If our 100+ episodes don't have what you need, ask us a question and we'll help you out!

    Episode 169 - Discover Your Superpower

    Episode 169 - Discover Your Superpower

    Everyone has a superpower. Everyone. Maybe you haven't discovered it yet. That's OK. We're here to help you figure out what amazingly talent you bring to life and then we want to help you maximize it.


    New Segment:


    If you listened to our previous episode (https://www.meta-cast.com/episode/episode-168-blacklivesmatter) , centered on our reaction and response to the Black Lives Matter Movement, you know we decided to dedicate a section of every future episode to sharing the actions both of us are making to do our part.


    Both Bob and Josh donated money to causes they believe help move our society towards a solution to the numerous racial injustices we face. We encourage you to donate whatever you can to any organization(s) you feel helps us move forward. If you'd like to support the organizations we selected, links are provided below.


    Black Lives Matter (https://blacklivesmatter.com/)


    ACLU (https://www.aclu.org/)


    Fair Fight (https://fairfight.com/)


    Equal Justice Initiative (https://eji.org/)


    Campaign Zero (https://www.joincampaignzero.org/)


    Spread The Word: 


    Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on  Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/metahyphencast)  campaign. Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible. Thanks for sharing!


    Additional Content:


    Bob's Superpowers blog post (https://www.agile-moose.com/blog/2020/6/23/super-powers) .

    • 52 min
    Episode 168 - #BlackLivesMatter

    Episode 168 - #BlackLivesMatter

    Bob and Josh discuss their feelings, failures, learnings, and intentions regarding the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

    • 51 min
    Episode 167 - Ask Us Anything, Round 2

    Episode 167 - Ask Us Anything, Round 2

    The AMA Train keeps rolling, as we cover a few questions from your peers centered on scaling agile teams, transformations, and practices. What scaling challenges/successes do you have to share? Let's discuss!


    More from our hosts:


    Get FREE agile coaching on Josh's  twitch.tv/kazi_io (https://www.twitch.tv/kazi_io)


    BIG NEWS! Josh just launched is side project at  https://www.gettokens.gg/ (https://www.gettokens.gg/) . Give his app a download (now available on iOS!), trade some tokens, and be sure to submit some feedback so Josh can keep improving his product to help all of the budding streamers out there!


    Spread The Word: 


    Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on  Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/metahyphencast)  campaign. Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible. Thanks for sharing!


    Sponsor Links:


    The  here. (https://www.agilepacks.com/pages/meta-cast)

    • 41 min
    Episode 166 - Ask Us Anything, Round 1

    Episode 166 - Ask Us Anything, Round 1

    You know our style. We're here to help you get better. To facilitate that, we're entrusting our listeners (that includes YOU) to drive our content in new directions. Ask us ANYTHING. Seriously. How can we help you? What's troubling you and your organization? You name it, and we'll answer it...


    LinkedIn, Twitter, email, you name it and we have a channel for you to post questions:


    LinkedIn Post (https://www.linkedin.com/posts/bobgalen_my-friend-and-colleague-joshua-anderson-and-activity-6668506054474678272-YdqE)


    Twitter Post (https://twitter.com/metahyphencast/status/1263481063948591104)


    More from our hosts:


    Get FREE agile coaching on Josh's  twitch.tv/kazi_io (https://www.twitch.tv/kazi_io)


    BIG NEWS! Josh just launched is side project at  https://www.gettokens.gg/ (https://www.gettokens.gg/) . Give his app a download (now available on iOS!), trade some tokens, and be sure to submit some feedback so Josh can keep improving his product to help all of the budding streamers out there!


    Spread The Word: 


    Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on  Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/metahyphencast)  campaign. Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible. Thanks for sharing!


    Sponsor Links:


    The  here. (https://www.agilepacks.com/pages/meta-cast)

    • 32 min
    Episode 165 - Never Stop Learning

    Episode 165 - Never Stop Learning

    Agile is built on continuous learning & improvement. Are you modeling this behavior every day? Listen as Bob shares his story about how he is investing in his current and future self through continuous learning. Yes! Old dogs can learn new tricks! 🤦‍♂️ I couldn't resist. That was too easy...


    More from our hosts:


    Get FREE agile coaching on Josh's  twitch.tv/kazi_io (https://www.twitch.tv/kazi_io)


    BIG NEWS! Josh just launched is side project at  https://www.gettokens.gg/ (https://www.gettokens.gg/) . Give his app a download (now available on iOS!), trade some tokens, and be sure to submit some feedback so Josh can keep improving his product to help all of the budding streamers out there!


    Spread The Word: 


    Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on  Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/metahyphencast)  campaign. Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible. Thanks for sharing!


    Sponsor Links:


    The  here. (https://www.agilepacks.com/pages/meta-cast)

    • 40 min
    Episode 164 - Difficult Conversations Role Play, Part 2

    Episode 164 - Difficult Conversations Role Play, Part 2

    It took one hundred twenty four episodes, but Josh finally gets the opportunity to erase the nightmare of "Waterfall Bob". In our second part of the Difficult Conversations Role Play series the table is flipped, and Josh puts relentless pressure on Bob to settle on the next available candidate instead of waiting to hire the right person. Listen in as Bob works his tail off to get his boss to understand the value of never settling in the hiring process. We hope you like the episode and look forward to your feedback!


    More from our hosts:


    Get FREE agile coaching on Josh's  twitch.tv/kazi_io (https://www.twitch.tv/kazi_io)


    BIG NEWS! Josh just launched is side project at  https://www.gettokens.gg/ (https://www.gettokens.gg/) . Give his app a download (now available on iOS!), trade some tokens, and be sure to submit some feedback so Josh can keep improving his product to help all of the budding streamers out there!


    Spread The Word: 


    Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on  Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/metahyphencast)  campaign. Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible. Thanks for sharing!


    Sponsor Links:


    The  here. (https://www.agilepacks.com/pages/meta-cast)

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Midaslife ,

Enjoying the Agile conversation with Bob

I’m not from the IT world, and I recently (and accidentally) discovered Agile as a project-management approach. I am enjoying the perspective of Agile solutions can be to ANY complex problem that benefits from breaking down by a team where all the players have input arriving a the solution. Bob

Worrior king ,

Fantastic! But I have some topic suggestions

I’ve recently discovered the Meta-Cast and have been listening to the episodes in reverse chronological order. I’m down to around episode 60 at this point. I find that I am highly aligned with the vast majority of the conversation and find something in every episode that can be applied to my daily interactions to make improvement. I would love to hear thoughts discussion about the following topics that don’t seem to get much/any air time:
1. Large scale transformational projects - most of my experience is with major ($500M - $1B) IT projects with a scope of completely replacing dozens of legacy applications with a new solution. How can agile concepts be leveraged for projects with such a large scope?
2. Vendor contracts - the typical approach to achieving #1 above is to enter into a huge, complex contract with a large vendor to deliver the new solution. What are some suggestions for writing a contract for this level of scope that rewards agile behaviors, yet still keeps vendors accountable for delivery?
3. Vendor / contractor execution - the Meta-cast appears to primarily address companies with teams comprised of 100% full time company staff. In my experience, the majority of project delivery staff are either contractors (staff aug) or vendors under contracts. What different approaches / techniques (if any) should be followed when delivering using Scrum/agile with mixed full-time/contractor/vendor teams?

Poleagraphy ,

Absolutely love it!

I’ve been listening for over 6-7 months now on and off and being someone that’s been in the industry for over 20 years, I love listening to both of them talk about different topics and actually have a constructive and helpful conversation with some educational lessons to take away from. Thank you soooo much to both Josh and Bob for helping us all out! Your sincere listener from Burbank, Ca.

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