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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 • 32 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 180 - Product Owners in 2020

    Episode 180 - Product Owners in 2020

    We've been podcasting for quite a while. In that time, we've learned and changed a ton. The agile landscape has shifted too. Bob and Josh bring you an updated view on the product owner role in 2020.
    What things have changed for you or your product owners? Is the product owner world better in 2020? Let's discuss!
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    • 50 min
    Episode 179 - The Hard Stuff, Part 7 - Leading Through A Crisis

    Episode 179 - The Hard Stuff, Part 7 - Leading Through A Crisis

    "It's 2020. What do you expect?"
    We hear that a lot these days, and understandably so. 2020 presented each of us with a unique, and often brand new, set of challenges. Life is challenging in its own right, without global pandemics, social injustice igniting unrest, and piling on.
    As a leader, you can expect someone in your organization to be challenged, to the brink, by all of this. What can you do? What should you do? We're here to help.
    We have our list of hard "stuff" in hand, but we'd love to hear from you if there are any topics in this genre that we can discuss for you. Let us know how we can help!
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    • 40 min
    Episode 178 - The Hard Stuff, Part 6 - Dealing With Big Egos

    Episode 178 - The Hard Stuff, Part 6 - Dealing With Big Egos

    You know the type. The co-worker(s) with the over-inflated ego. It can be a challenge to deal with gracefully. Or maybe you're the one with the big ego. It's OK. Bob and Josh know that feeling... :)
    Fear not! We're here to help!
    We have our list of hard "stuff" in hand, but we'd love to hear from you if there are any topics in this genre that we can discuss for you. Let us know how we can help!
    Help Us Spread The Word: 
    Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/meta-cast-podcast-for-software/id356489089?mt=2 (iTunes), or by giving to our https://www.patreon.com/metahyphencast (Patreon) campaign. Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible. Thanks for sharing!

    • 50 min
    Episode 177 - The Hard Stuff, Part 5 - Diversity

    Episode 177 - The Hard Stuff, Part 5 - Diversity

    You've heard our new segments inserted into each episode covering what Bob and Josh are doing to turn the tide on diversity in our industry. Today's episode goes even further and digs into the topic even further. What else can we we doing? What are you doing to help change things?
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    • 41 min
    Episode 176 - The Hard Stuff, Part 4 - Self Awareness

    Episode 176 - The Hard Stuff, Part 4 - Self Awareness

    When is the last time someone shared some feedback with you about a shortcoming of yours? Has it been so long that you can't remember the last time it happened? Uh oh. Time for some self awareness!!!
    We have our list of hard "stuff" in hand, but we'd love to hear from you if there are any topics in this genre that we can discuss for you. Let us know how we can help!
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    • 42 min
    Episode 175 - The Hard Stuff, Part 3 - Leading Is Lonely

    Episode 175 - The Hard Stuff, Part 3 - Leading Is Lonely

    We're here to let you know that you aren't alone in the lonely land of leadership. When leading properly, you put yourself on an island in many ways. This episode will help you through those tough times when there's nowhere to turn for guidance!
    We have our list of hard "stuff" in hand, but we'd love to hear from you if there are any topics in this genre that we can discuss for you. Let us know how we can help!
    Help Us Spread The Word: 
    Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/meta-cast-podcast-for-software/id356489089?mt=2 (iTunes), or by giving to our https://www.patreon.com/metahyphencast (Patreon) campaign. Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible. Thanks for sharing!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 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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