200 episodes

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

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 35 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!

    210 - What We Wish We Knew

    210 - What We Wish We Knew

    We're old. That means you should totally take advantage of all of our mistakes! Bob and Josh share a few things they sure wish they knew at earlier points in their career. Hopefully, one of these topics touches something you are struggling with and helps you get through a bit easier than we did!
    Keep The Conversation Going:
    We love our community. We love interacting with our community even more, and our Discord server is the place for that! Give us feedback, bring up topic ideas, or just ask a few questions. We're here to help! Join our community now!
    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 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!

    • 41 min
    Episode 209 - Working When You Hurt

    Episode 209 - Working When You Hurt

    We've been through a lot these past couple of years. There have likely been some personal struggles for you and/or your family that distracted you from work. How in the world can you wrestle with a life-altering situation at home AND be the employee you aspire to be?
    Here's the answer. You can't, and that's OK. Listen in as Bob and Josh share some stories from their personal lives in hopes of helping anyone out there that is struggling. How have you coped with situations like these? Let's discuss.
    Keep The Conversation Going:
    We love our community. We love interacting with our community even more, and our Discord server is the place for that! Give us feedback, bring up topic ideas, or just ask a few questions. We're here to help! Join our community now!
    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 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!

    • 33 min
    Episode 208 - You Need A Coach Too!

    Episode 208 - You Need A Coach Too!

    We're always busy helping everyone else, but how often do we stop and ask for some help with our challenges? NOT ENOUGH is the answer! Bob and Josh talk through why this is important, yet challenging, along with providing a playbook of how you can find the right people to help you. What's your approach to getting help? Let's discuss!
    Key Links From The Episode:
    Webinar Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PARgwrIERNy5tAei22CXtQ?utm_campaign=Become%20a%20Coachandutm_medium=emailand_hsmi=170503104and_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_71V7LrTgZYhjeMRV3msZNYgI-W2Kt3PONsVSaVHmnH8n4jD9zBMVi8n-xBNmeePAUQ7NqUX8WQieEPOdoKVMIpSs3kAandutm_content=168219674andutm_source=hs_email (The Journeys of 7 Black Scrum Alliance Coaches)
    Remember, we're trying to flood this webinar with Meta-Cast listeners!! We'll see you there!
    LinkedIn profiles of the two women Bob and Josh mentioned in the podcast that had the courage and gumption to reach out to us for some help. Yep, they are both crushing it!!!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dimple29/ (Dimple Shah)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/elenapopretinskaya/ (Lena Popretinskaya)
    Keep The Conversation Going:
    We love our community. We love interacting with our community even more, and our Discord server is the place for that! Give us feedback, bring up topic ideas, or just ask few questions. We're here to help! Join our community now!
    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 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!

    • 35 min
    Episode 207 - Leadership & Team Ethics During A Pandemic

    Episode 207 - Leadership & Team Ethics During A Pandemic

    Times are crazy. We all know that. Whether you consider this still a pandemic or post-pandemic, there are new challenges to traditional approaches almost all of us applied pre-pandemic.
    💪 for using "pandemic" 3 times in one sentence!
    Anyways... How could/should you alter your approach in times like these? Bob and Josh dig in to help you navigate some of the complexities today's world presents. What tips do you have? Let's discuss!!!
    Keep The Conversation Going:
    We love our community. We love interacting with our community even more, and our Discord server is the place for that! Give us feedback, bring up topic ideas, or just ask few questions. We're here to help! Join our community now!
    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 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!

    • 41 min
    Episode 206 - The Reciprocal Conundrum

    Episode 206 - The Reciprocal Conundrum

    Huh?! What in the world is a "Reciprocal Conundrum"?
    The Reciprocal Conundrum is what Bob calls the challenge teams face when they lean too heavily in one direction and never reciprocate the other side of the coin to balance things out. For instance, if your agile implementation leans very heavily into empowering the team, you likely need to look at what actions could be taken to balance everything out.
    Diversity and Inclusion:
    Looking to join in on the discussions in our DandI channel on our Discord server? https://discord.gg/w9XTYC3C6C (Here )you go!!!
    Keep The Conversation Going:
    We love our community. We love interacting with our community even more, and our Discord server is the place for that! Give us feedback, bring up topic ideas, or just ask few questions. We're here to help! https://discord.gg/PrH2CRb (Join our community now!)
    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 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!

    • 30 min
    Episode 205 = The Tactics of Great Engineering Management

    Episode 205 = The Tactics of Great Engineering Management

    Engineering Managers are some of the most important players in successful product development. However, many agile transformations don't effectively address this role and how it sets organizations up for greatness. Bob and Josh walk through how you can make this greatness a reality. How do you enable this role in your organization? Let's discuss!
    Diversity and Inclusion:
    Looking to join in on the discussions in our DandI channel on our Discord server? https://discord.gg/w9XTYC3C6C (Here )you go!!!
    Here are the links Bob mentioned in our DandI segment about some of the work he is doing with Agile Alliance's Agile in Color programs:
    https://www.agilealliance.org/resources/initiatives/agile-in-color/ (https://www.agilealliance.org/resources/initiatives/agile-in-color/)
    https://www.agilealliance.org/agile-in-color-q1-2021-update/ (https://www.agilealliance.org/agile-in-color-q1-2021-update/)
    Keep The Conversation Going:
    We love our community. We love interacting with our community even more, and our Discord server is the place for that! Give us feedback, bring up topic ideas, or just ask few questions. We're here to help! Join our community now!
    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 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!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

CatherineB_GRB ,

All around great podcast

I found this podcast when I first started learning about Agile and have followed it since - it’s been a great resource for leadership, Agile and other IT topics. I recommend it to everyone I work with.

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?

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