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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

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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!

    Episode 189 - Get Your First Scrum Master Job

    Episode 189 - Get Your First Scrum Master Job

    There is no "normal" path to becoming a Scrum Master. So many of us come from different backgrounds, education, and careers, which makes it great. But how exactly do you break through that first time without a standard path laid out in front of you? We're here to help! Listen to this episode and then jump into our Discord server (details below) to dig in even more.
    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!
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    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!

    • 32 min
    Episode 188 - Be Authentic

    Episode 188 - Be Authentic

    Be you, all of you! That's the best version of you, and it's not even close. We recognize that can be a scary proposition for some folks, so we're here to help you and your team become more authentic with each other and with yourselves. How authentic are you with your team? Can you do better? Are you doing better? 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 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!

    • 41 min
    Episode 187 - Enabling All Voices

    Episode 187 - Enabling All Voices

    Sit back and listen to the next meeting of your working group. Count the number of people that speak up. You might find that only a couple of folks actually engage in the conversation. If so, your team is leaving a ton of value on the table by not including all of the amazing people on your team. This episode helps you solve that problem!
    Let us know how your team adopted these new approaches. Do you have any other ideas to solve this challenge? Let's discuss!
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    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!

    • 37 min
    Episode 186 - Agile Buzzwords

    Episode 186 - Agile Buzzwords

    You can't escape them. Buzzwords are EVERYWHERE!!!
    Unfortunately, they crop up at the worst times because buzzwords are often called into action when the speaker isn't completely clear on what the buzzword actually means. We dig into some of our industry's most common buzzwords to help you clear the fog and gain clarity on what you SHOULD be talking about with your peers.
    New Intro! We Need Feedback On It!!!
    Big thanks go out to http://introoutrobed.com/ (IntroOutroBed.com) for hooking us up with a new intro song. What do you think? Drop us a note on https://twitter.com/metahyphencast (Twitter) to share your thoughts.
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    • 47 min
    Episode 185 - Your Privilege As A Leader

    Episode 185 - Your Privilege As A Leader

    Whether you know it or not, your position carries privilege. If you're not aware of the privilege, you may be misusing that privilege. Let's dig in and see if you are maximizing the privilege you have. If you aren't maximizing it, or maybe you realize you are misusing it, that's OK. We're here to help!
    How has privilege helped or hindered you? Let's discuss1
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    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!

    • 36 min
    Episode 184 - Stop Being A One Trick Pony

    Episode 184 - Stop Being A One Trick Pony

    What's that one trick you always use to solve problems? Do you rely on it so much that it's now a crutch? Bob and Josh help you throw away that crutch and start adding other tools into your toolbox. Have you noticed yourself falling into this trap? Did you find your way out? Let's discuss!!!
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    • 44 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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