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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 172 - How Real Leaders Communicate

    Episode 172 - How Real Leaders Communicate

    Were you handed a guidebook or manual when you became a leader? Did someone pull you aside and give you some tips just before you first real tough discussion/moment as a leader?


    I assume you're like the rest of us and had to navigate a few challenging situations on your own. Today's episode is meant to provide you with some real world, hard earned experiential advice. We'll share a few patterns and anti-patterns we've seen in our travels in hopes of arming you with the confidence and knowledge needed to tackle some rough patches in your leadership journey.


    What did we miss? Are here any situations you'd like us to dig in a bit deeper? Drop us a note on Twitter or email to let us know how we can help!


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    • 54 min
    Episode 171 - Evaluating The Nexus™

    Episode 171 - Evaluating The Nexus™

    One of our fantastic listeners sent in a request for us to dig into The Nexus™ from Scrum.org. We know the last episode was an unleashing of frustrations around the pros/cons we see when organizations work with frameworks, and that was intentional. We ordered our content to set the stage for our discussion and review of this framework. Let us know what you think...


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    • 49 min
    Episode 170 - You Are The Problem

    Episode 170 - You Are The Problem

    George Costanza: You're giving me the "it's not you, it's me" routine? I invented "it's not you, it's me!" Nobody tells me it's them, not me! If it's anybody, it's me.Gwen: All right, George, it's you.George Costanza: You're damn right it's me.Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uAj4wBIU-8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uAj4wBIU-8)


    George Costanza might not be the best role model for leaders out there, but we'd like everyone to take a look at themselves when an agile adoptions isn't going the way they'd prefer it went. Don't blame a framework. Don't blame an article you read or a podcast you listened to. Own it. Listen to this episode. Dust yourself, and your team, off, and start iterating on your agile adoption!


    Speaking of owning it. We know the audio quality on this episode is lackluster. Thankfully, we expect this to be our last remote recording. Thanks for hanging in there with us as we get back to recording in person!


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    • 46 min
    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/)


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    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!


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    Sponsor Links:


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

    • 41 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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