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Bob Galen & Josh Anderson

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!
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210 - What We Wish We Knew
210 - What We Wish We KnewEpisode 209 - Working When You HurtEpisode 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%20Coach&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=170503104&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_71V7LrTgZYhjeMRV3msZNYgI-W2Kt3PONsVSaVHmnH8n4jD9zBMVi8n-xBNmeePAUQ7NqUX8WQieEPOdoKVMIpSs3kA&utm_content=168219674&utm_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 & 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! Support this podcast
Oct 18 2021
35 mins
Episode 207 - Leadership & Team Ethics During A PandemicEpisode 206 - The Reciprocal ConundrumEpisode 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 & Inclusion: Looking to join in on the discussions in our D&I channel on our Discord server? https://discord.gg/w9XTYC3C6C (Here )you go!!! Here are the links Bob mentioned in our D&I 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! Support this podcast
Aug 30 2021
42 mins
Episode 204 - The Tactics of Great Retrospectives
Retrospectives are a huge key to success in the world of agile? How willing, able, and aggressive is your team relentlessly pursuing improvement throughout their journey? If retros are feeling stale or you haven't seen any improvements in a while, we have you covered with this episode. Supercharge your team with this episode! What tricks have you used to ensure your retrospectives are driving your team to high performance? Let's discuss!! Diveristy & Inclusion: Looking to join in on the discussions in our D&I channel on our Discord server? https://discord.gg/w9XTYC3C6C (Here )you go!!! Here are the links Bob mentioned in our D&I 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 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! Support this podcast
Aug 9 2021
41 mins
Episode 203 - How To Be A Great TeammateEpisode 202 - The Tactics Of Chartering New EffortsEpisode 201 - A Deep Dive Into The Tactics Of PlanningEpisode 200 - Great Agile PlanningEpisode 199 - Running Great Standup MeetingsEpisode 198 - Healthy User Stories & Backlog RefinementEpisode 197 - Maximizing InfluencesEpisode 196 - It's Over, Now What?Episode 195 - When Do You Shut It Down?Episode 194 - Is Scrum Really The Issue?Episode 193 - You're A Scrum Master, Now What?
https://www.meta-cast.com/episode/episode-189-get-your-first-scrum-master-job (Episode 189 )covered how to get your first Scrum Master job. Quite a few of our listeners recently landed their first Scrum Master gigs, so we though it might be helpful to offer up a few tips & tricks for the first few weeks in a new role. We believe that much of this advice can apply to any role, so definitely give it a listen to see how it can help you! What advice would you have for anyone transitioning into a new role. 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! 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 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! Bob's Diversity & Inclusion Links Charlotte - Women in Agile & Dottie Rose As I mentioned, Rhiannon and I shared a D&I talk recently at the Charlotte Women in Agile group - https://www.meetup.com/WIA-Charlotte/events/276693551/ (https://www.meetup.com/WIA-Charlotte/events/276693551/) In that session, two folks from the Dottie Rose Foundation spoke about some work they were involved in bringing STEM and computer training to young girls/women in Kenya. It inspired me and Dottie Rose sounds like a wonderful organization with a mission that aligns with our Meta-cast vision: https://dottierosefoundation.org/ (https://dottierosefoundation.org/) African Agility This is the group I've been supporting for around a year. I was introduced to them thru Aanu Gopald. They're doing fantastic work in Nigeria. I actually donate regularly to these folks based on proceeds from my CAL classes. VERY worthwhile! https://africaagility.org/ (https://africaagility.org/) Fresh Agile Voices A friend of mine, Anthony Mersino, has begun to do short recordings intended to get new voices, diverse voices a stage or platform to be heard. He calls it Fresh Agile Voices. He recently invited me to record a session talking about my focus and passion around my (and OUR) D&I efforts. You can see the series here - https://vitalitychicago.com/?s=fresh+agile+voices&post_type=post (https://vitalitychicago.com/?s=fresh+agile+voices&post_type=post) The recording isn't "live" yet. My recording is https://projectadvisorsgroup-my.sharepoint.com/personal/amersino_vitalitychicago_com1/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?id=%2Fpersonal%2Famersino%5Fvitalitychicago%5Fcom1%2FDocuments%2FHazel%2FVideo%20Files%2F2021%2D03%2D31%20FAV%20interview%20with%20Bob%20Galen%2FFAV%20Ep%206%20Bob%20Galen%2Emp4&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Famersino%5Fvitalitychicago%5Fcom1%2FDocuments%2FHazel%2FVideo%20Files%2F2021%2D03%2D31%20FAV%20interview%20with%20Bob%20Galen&originalPath=aHR0cHM6Ly9wcm9qZWN0YWR2aXNvcnNncm91cC1teS5zaGFyZXBvaW50LmNvbS86djovZy9wZXJzb25hbC9hbWVyc2lub192aXRhbGl0eWNoaWNhZ29fY29tMS9FUjJZUzN0akppUkxwTnJRT3hDSHJUc0JrTW1ta3FmdS1zR0tIenVCeG9Vd2RnP3J0aW1lPWl0eFVCLUg4MkVn (here). Scrum Masters of African Decent I recently spoke (AMA format) at this group and I believe it's very worthy of mentioning to Meta-casters! https://www.meetup.com/Scrum-Masters-of-African-Descent/ (https://www.meetup.com/Scrum-Masters-of-African-Descent/) Support this podcast
Apr 12 2021
32 mins
Episode 192 - Bob Is Done With Scrum?!Episode 191 - Agile Game of Thrones

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