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In response to a listener request, we dig deeper in to the approach Josh and the Dude Solutions team uses to select and tweak agile frameworks for their unique problem set.  Bob and Josh step through a few frameworks to provide experience and advice on the ways you could/should individualize each. What tweaks have you implemented that worked?  Have you implemented any tweaks that didn't work? Let's discuss!!!Become a Meta-Cast PartnerWe recently launched a Patreon campaign to help take us to the next level.  Our goal is to start offering video podcasts and delivering our content into other channels.  We need your help to make that happen!
In this episode Bob and Josh discuss the importance of estimation in the world of software development.  Can a project survive without estimation?  Is estimation a skill that can be honed and improved over time?  We cover all of these questions and a bit more.  Where do you stand on these topics?  Let us know in the comments. 
Bob and Josh start their two-part discussion of testing in an agile team.  This first session covers numerous agile testing subjects, from the role of testers in an agile team to test driven development.If you are viewing this from our web page, please click on the post title above, or here, to download the podcast. Powered by Podbean.com
In this episode Bob and Josh discuss how you can enable change throughout your team. We even discuss the idea of enabling too much change and the dangers that can be presented with that mistake.
Bob and I just locked down our live show schedule for the Agile Development & Better Software Conference in Las Vegas. We are working on an official announcement with the conference but wanted to get the word out to anyone interested in stopping by to say hello or sitting down for a chat. We look forward to seeing everyone there and meeting our amazing listeners!We’ll be recording sessions during the following times:Wednesday, from 10:00am – 11:15am Thursday, from 7:30am – 8:15am Thursday, from 10:00am – 11:15am
Bob and Josh break down how architecture fits effectively into the agile process.  If your organization is struggling to mix appropriate architecture practices into your process and remain agile, this is the episode for you!Bonus Content: Here is Bob's latest blog post discussing these suggestions.Our First Giveaway!Don't miss our first conference registration giveaway in this episode.  Listen closely to the intro and follow the details to enter your chance to win a free registration to TISQA's 2018 Conference.  Good luck to everyone!Help Spread The Word: Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on iTunes, or by giving to our Patreon campaign.  Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible.  Thanks for sharing!Subscribe: iTunes, Google PlaySponsor Links:The AgilePacks team is excited to offer a 20% off discount code on your first purchase of an AgilePacks kit. There's a Starter and a Pro option to fit you and your team's needs. Simply enter METACAST at checkout to save.  Get your discount here.
The relationship between most agile practices, estimates, and the planning those estimates relate to is a tricky one.  Many agile practitioners subscribe to the #NoEstimates movement.  Bob and Josh dig into the pros and cons of each approach (traditional agile estimation vs a "no estimates" approach).How does your team estimate?  Do you estimate at all?  Let's discuss...Help Spread The Word: Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on iTunes, or by giving to our Patreon campaign.  Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible.  Thanks for sharing! Subscribe: iTunes, Google Play Sponsor Links:If you don't win our conference registration giveaway, use the promo code CAST18 to receive 10% off your registration for TechWell's Agile Dev West conference this June in Las Vegas. Register at well.tc/metacast by April 6 to save up to an additional $400 off.The AgilePacks team is excited to offer a 20% off discount code on your first purchase of an AgilePacks kit. There's a Starter and a Pro option to fit you and your team's needs. Simply enter METACAST at checkout to save.  Get your discount here.
Coming off our recent "leave the nest & land safely series", a listener asked us to discuss the best way to join a new company.  Bob and Josh share some tips, along with a few mistakes they made as they started new roles throughout their careers.  What mistakes have you made?  What tricks do you use to join effectively?  Let's discuss!BONUS CONTENT: As mentioned in this episode, here is the video from Red Hat Agile Day 2019.More from our hosts: Get FREE agile coaching on Josh's new live stream.  If you ever wanted to hear how our co-hosts would answer your individual question, this is your chance!  Friday mornings, Josh hosts a free live stream on Twitch where you can bring your questions and challenges to the table.  Josh, the community, and sometimes Bob, will be there to help you.  Check it out at twitch.tv/kazi_io Spread The Word:  Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on iTunes, or by giving to our Patreon campaign.  Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible.  Thanks for sharing! Sponsor Links:The AgilePacks team is excited to offer a 20% off discount code on your first purchase of an AgilePacks kit. There's a Starter and a Pro option to fit you and your team's needs. Simply enter METACAST at checkout to save.  Get your discount here.
Bob and Josh discuss tips and tricks for working with your stakeholders. Discussions range from dealing with disconnected stakeholders that need to engage to an over-engaged stakeholder that won't leave the team alone
This episode's topic comes from a listener via Twitter.  Big thanks to @Paul_V_Elia for the great question.@bobgalen and @nosrednAhsoJ you mentioned the possibility of a follow up on #noestimates - I'd like to hear about estimating too far into the future; with high variability, wasteful in my view. Also, org culture, values, trust: correlation to estimate techniques that work there.— Paul Elia (@Paul_V_Elia) May 17, 2018Taking the lead from Paul, we dig into our views on the different levels of planning, and how much is "just enough at each level.  What levels does your team plan at?  How far out do you go at each level?  Let's discuss!Help Spread The Word: Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on iTunes, or by giving to our Patreon campaign.  Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible.  Thanks for sharing! Subscribe: iTunes, Google Play Sponsor Links:You can be our newest sponsor! Support us on Patreon with a monthly donation.  All money goes straight to supporting the podcast through covering hosting fees and equipment costs.  Thanks to all of our existing supporters for making our podcast possible! The AgilePacks team is excited to offer a 20% off discount code on your first purchase of an AgilePacks kit. There's a Starter and a Pro option to fit you and your team's needs. Simply enter METACAST at checkout to save.  Get your discount here.
A big thanks to Meta-Cast listener and Twitch chat superstar "firessue" brings us a fantastic challenge for this episode.Standing up new teams is hard, but adding teams and engineers to an existing, established team presents a whole new set of challenges.  How do you handle the dynamics and tension this can create?  Bob and Josh give you tips and tricks to make sure your organizational growth is a consistently positive experience.What tips do you have?  What lessons have you learned?  Let's discuss!Subscribe: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify More from our hosts:Get FREE agile coaching, twice a week, on Josh's new live stream.  If you ever wanted to hear how our co-hosts would answer your individual question, this is your chance!  Every Tuesday and Thursday, Josh hosts a free live stream on Twitch where you can bring your questions and challenges to the table.  Josh, the community, and sometimes Bob, will be there to help you.  Check it out at twitch.tv/kazi_io Spread The Word: Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on iTunes, or by giving to our Patreon campaign.  Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible.  Thanks for sharing! Sponsor Links:The AgilePacks team is excited to offer a 20% off discount code on your first purchase of an AgilePacks kit. There's a Starter and a Pro option to fit you and your team's needs. Simply enter METACAST at checkout to save.  Get your discount here.
In this episode, Bob and Josh talk through common agile transition failures.  We provide solutions to many of these problems so that you and your team can succeed in your implementation of Agile.  We also discuss the concept of starting with Kanban instead of Scrum.  Download this episode
Bob and Josh discuss common causes of failed sprints. We not only tackle the causes, but we also provide options for preventing future failures and identify a few early warning signals.If you are viewing this from our web page, please click on the post title above, or here, to download the podcast. Podcast Powered By Podbean
50 episodes!?!?After 3 years and 50 episodes spanning all kinds of crazy topics, we get back to basics in this show.  In our last meta-cast we discussed how Agile has "jumped the shark" (I guess we should have known the answer to that since we capitalize it now...), Bob and I start all over again.  In an effort to remove all of the fluff and buzzword bonanza that dominates many Agile discussions today, we talk through what is really at the core of Agile.  How important are standups?  What one ceremony is non-negotiable? Enjoy the episode and please leave feedback in whatever channel you prefer!
We are back! Bob and Josh dig into defining the actual team members required for your starter team.  What are the roles and responsiblities needed to make a Shu team grow into a Ha team?  Who do you hire to join in the fun?  Can your team members be part time team members or do they have to be fully dedicated?  These questions and more are answered in this exciting installment of the Meta-Cast.  Sorry, I was channelling my inner Stan Lee there for a second...Check out this episode!
It's a special Halloween night episode!  Bob and Josh wrap up their series on fear in the agile world with a deep dive into common sources of fear for leaders in the agile world.  If you are an agile leader, don't be scared, listen to this episode!Subscribe: iTunes, Google Play, SpotifyMore from our hosts:Get FREE agile coaching, twice a week, on Josh's new live stream.  If you ever wanted to hear how our co-hosts would answer your individual question, this is your chance!  Every Tuesday and Thursday, Josh hosts a free live stream on Twitch where you can bring your questions and challenges to the table.  Josh, the community, and sometimes Bob, will be there to help you.  Check it out at twitch.tv/kazi_ioHelp Spread The Word: Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on iTunes, or by giving to our Patreon campaign.  Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible.  Thanks for sharing!Sponsor Links:Agile Dev West conference offers you the perfect opportunity to get away from distractions to immerse yourself and improve your agile skills in hot areas such as scaled agile development, agile teams and leadership, testing, and more. Use code CAST18 to receive 10% off your conference registration. Register at well.tc/metacast by May 4 to save up to an additional $200 off.The AgilePacks team is excited to offer a 20% off discount code on your first purchase of an AgilePacks kit. There's a Starter and a Pro option to fit you and your team's needs. Simply enter METACAST at checkout to save.  Get your discount here.
In this episode Bob and Josh address two listener questions.  The first question covers developer metrics and understanding individual and team effectiveness.  Our second question centers on agile purists and how to handle an agile transition.We want to know what you think about our answers and suggestions.  Tell us what you think!===I wrote an interesting "article" about agile metrics ideas. I wanted to stay away from suggesting specific metrics and instead, throw out some "crazy ideas" to make folks think. I don't know if it did that, but you can read the article on the PM Times website here -http://www.projecttimes.com/robert-galen/2-dozen-weird-agile-metrics-ideas.htmlI'd love to see your comments and feedback! Stay agile my friends,Bob.
Like the word "agile", the "microservices" buzzword gets thrown around a lot.  Just like agile again, it often gets used by folks who don't fully understand what it means.  In fact, you may already have an executive coming to you saying "we need microservices!". Learn what microservices are and how they affect/support/challenge many of your existing, basic agile and software engineering principles and practices.  Josh walks you through the Dude's evolution of their microservices approach and provides some insight into future evolutions in this area.How are microservices used in your organization? Let's discuss!
In this episode, Bob and Josh discuss various seating options for your agile teams.  The endless debate around open office layouts earns a large amount of our discussion.  Regardless of your stance on that topic, we share a few tips that will help make any space better.  Feel free to weigh in with comments on our website about your views on what works best for your teams.There's the notion of "caves and commons" from the early days of XP. Here's a wonderful post from 2007 that covers some nice ground. Now if only Josh and I had read it prior to our debate ;-)http://www.infoq.com/articles/agile-team-room-wishlist And here's a reaction to this discussion that I wrote up on my own blog:http://rgalen.com/agile-training-news/2014/9/14/agile-spaces-i-think-ive-been-wrong Enjoy the discussion in the Meta-cast and the blogs. Stay agile my friends,Bob.
In our last episode we discussed how to lead an organization into the world of agile.  Now we tackle supporting your agile adoption by coaching upwards (AKA into your leadership team).  There are countless resources for coaching agile teams, scrum masters, etc., but how do you coach an executive that is unknowingly squashing your adoption's success?  How do you ensure that the entire organization, including executives, understand what it means to be "agile"?  We are here to help!Bonus Content: Here is the blog article Bob mentioned in the podcast.
I just got back from the first night of Agile Coach Camp 2010 here in my home city. We had around 40 lightning talks tonight, and I am quite interested to see how tomorrow goes. I am new to the Open Space concept so it is taking me a while to just get in sync with what I should be doing. However, there seem to be some smart folks there that I hope to learn from.Anyways, you can follow the action on twitter with the official hash tag of #ACCNC. We also plan on posting session reports on the wiki ASAP after each talk. Hopefully this will help out those who couldn't make the trip.
Josh introduces what The Dude team calls "The Agile Donut" to Bob.  This new model (some might even call it a framework) combines multiple agile approaches into a successful, unique recipe for scaling agile.  Learn how Josh and team applied portions of Lean, Scrum, Spotify, SaFE, and others into what we refer to as "The Agile Donut".What are your thoughts on our new approach?  What parts would work for you?  Everyone at The Dude is dying to see it in action elsewhere, so let us know what you discover!
Bob and Josh continue the discussion of classic scrum roles by tackling the product owner role.Which analogy do you like best? Check in and vote in the poll on our website to let us know!If you are viewing this from our web page, please click on the post title above, or here, to download the podcast. Powered by Podbean.com
Great leadership is hard to find.  When you boil leadership down to its essence, all you need is a little responsibility. In this episode, learn what great leadership looks like so that you can either grow into a great leader for find a great leader to learn from.Love our content? Help us out by sharing on social media, rating our podcast/episodes on iTunes, or by giving to our Patreon campaign.  Every time you give, in any way, you empower our mission of helping as many agilists as possible.  Thanks for sharing!Subscribe: iTunes, Google Play
Bob and Josh discuss tips and tricks for working with your stakeholders. Discussions range from dealing with disconnected stakeholders that need to engage to an over-engaged stakeholder that won't leave the team alone.If you are viewing this from our web page, please click on the post title above, or here, to download the podcast. Powered by Podbean.com
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Jan 14th, 2010
Latest Episode
Mar 24th, 2020
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