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Meta-Cast

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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218 - The Value of Taking Breaks
218 - The Value of Taking Breaks217 - Charting Your Own Path216 - How To Handle This Crazy Job Market
Everywhere you look, you have dozens of friends or co-workers changing jobs. I'd bet that more than half of your connections that just switched jobs received a sizable jump in pay. Now what? Do you jump ship and chase more money? But you like your job and the people you work with! Don't worry, we have you covered. We walk through a handful of scenarios to help you figure this out. Do you have any tips for other listeners? Let's discuss!!! Key Links From This Episode: The https://africaagility.rallyup.com/34738a/Campaign/Details (fundraising campaign) we discuss in our Diversity & Inclusion segment. Please help support this amazing initiative!! Here's a link to https://theclinkroom.com/products/home-slice-by-clinker-cbs-ink (Josh's favorite hat) that also broke Bob's brain. If you like custom hats, this is a great place to shop. <-- Not sponsored or anything. I just love the concept... 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! 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!
Feb 21 2022
45 mins
215 - Leaving a Company Like a Pro214 - Personal Performance Goals as a Scrum Master213 - The Relubrication Episode
Yep. You read that correctly. Old engines get rusty and often need some fresh oil. How can you oil your agile engine? We cover a handful of scenarios and ideas to fix each of them. Has your team seized up and needs to be fixed? Let's discuss! Key Links From This Episode: Look beyond the team first - https://rgalen.com/agile-training-news/2021/12/16/underperforming-development-team (https://rgalen.com/agile-training-news/2021/12/16/underperforming-development-team) Re-energize (ReLube) your team as a PO - https://rgalen.com/agile-training-news/2016/5/22/a-dozen-ways-a-product-owner-can-re-energize-their-team (https://rgalen.com/agile-training-news/2016/5/22/a-dozen-ways-a-product-owner-can-re-energize-their-team) The Agile Disciples meeting - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/avoiding-agile-mediocrity-aka-becoming-a-badass-agile-coach-tickets-239737379957 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/avoiding-agile-mediocrity-aka-becoming-a-badass-agile-coach-tickets-239737379957) 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!
Jan 10 2022
35 mins
212 - A Refinement Resolution
It's that time of year again. Time for everyone to make a resolution, or five. On our podcast, we're going to walk you through the ONE THING that everyone can get better at, as we did into your refinements and how to make them world-class. Have you improved your refinements recently, or are they stagnant? Let's discuss! Key Links From This Episode: Bob's articles he mentioned: https://rgalen.com/agile-training-news/2014/9/22/grooming-maintaining-or-refining-your-backlogs-practices-for-success (https://rgalen.com/agile-training-news/2014/9/22/grooming-maintaining-or-refining-your-backlogs-practices-for-success) https://rgalen.com/agile-training-news/2016/4/24/backlog-refinement-are-you-doing-it-right (https://rgalen.com/agile-training-news/2016/4/24/backlog-refinement-are-you-doing-it-right) Agile Disciples: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/chichi-w-afiah-m-b94806a5_agilemindset-opportunity-innovation-activity-6874170238787756032-oDJF/ (https://www.linkedin.com/posts/chichi-w-afiah-m-b94806a5_agilemindset-opportunity-innovation-activity-6874170238787756032-oDJF/) https://www.linkedin.com/posts/agile-disciples-usa_meet-our-coaches-anthony-okhumoya-florence-activity-6876026317717012480-LOAd/ (https://www.linkedin.com/posts/agile-disciples-usa_meet-our-coaches-anthony-okhumoya-florence-activity-6876026317717012480-LOAd/) 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!
Dec 22 2021
33 mins
211 - How To Handle This Wild Job Market210 - 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!
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!
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!
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 Meetings