Episode 105 - Excellence as a Product Owner

What exactly does a rockstar product owner look like?  Would you know one when you see one?  After this podcast, that won't be a problem!  Bob and Josh dig into what it takes to really be a world class product owner.

If you are new to the product owner role, are hiring your first product owner, or are just looking to sharpen your product owner skills, this episode is for you!

Did we miss anything or do you disagree with something we defined as key component of greatness is the land of product ownership?  If so, let's discuss!  Leave a comment on our website or hit us up on Twitter!

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Episode 104 - Meta-Guest Richard Khor

Richard Khor joins Bob and Josh to discuss his agile journey.  As the first scrum master at Dude Solutions, Richard provides additional context into the daily like of a scrum master.  Learn from someone "in the trenches" exactly what it takes to become a world class agile leader.

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Episode 103 - Agile Frameworks: when to hold'em and when to fold'em!

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!!!


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Episode 102 - How To Give Back To The Agile Community

Everyone started with a base desire to learn agile.  Someone reached out, lent a hand, and helped you get up to speed.  Maybe it was a blog, a co-worker, or even <gasp> a podcast, but someone offered you help along the way.

In this episode, we provide some ideas on how you can "pay it forward" and lend a helping hand.  We know this isn't an exhaustive list, so please share you ideas on twitter or in the comments below.

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Episode 101 - Explaining Agile To Non-Software People

We spend most of our days focusing on agile, writing code, and everything else that goes into delivering world class software.  However, agile is applicable well beyond the realm of software engineering. How can you relate agile to family, friends, or anyone else that wonders what you do?  Can you explain agile to someone and help them apply it in their daily life?

Bob and Josh take a stab at doing just that in this episode.  What tips/tricks/stories do you use in this instance?  Please share!


Episode 100 - Six Years of Agile Learning

After six years (and 100 episodes!) of learning and growing, Bob and Josh take a look back at how they, and their agile opinions, changed over the years. A big thanks to Cory Bryan for the topic idea!


Episode 99- Good Cop, Bad Cop on SAFe

Bob and Josh revisit their "good cop, bad cop" routine and apply it to SAFe.  In this episode, Josh takes the side of pro-SAFe, while Bob attempts to persuade Josh that adopting SAFe is not the best approach for this dreamt-up scenario.  You be the judge on who is good cop and who is the bad cop!  :)

REMINDER: Episode 100 is upon us!  If you have any topic ideas for our 100th episode tweet using the hashtag #meta100


Episode 98 - Career Paths for Scrum Masters & Product Owners

As organizations adopt agile, many employees evolve their career to adopt roles such as scrum master and product owner.  What do the career paths look like for someone in these roles?  Bob and Josh discuss their approaches and strategies for tackling this problem.  What do the career paths look like in your organization?

We are nearing our 100th episode!  If you have any ideas for a BIG topic for number 100, please let us know!


Episode 97 - Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement is a foundation of agile, but generating a culture that fosters and even requires it can be a bit tricky.  Learn how to transform your culture with tips and tricks from Bob and Josh on how they've transformed the cultures of their organizations.

What tricks do you have?  Let's discuss!


Episode 96 - Frameworks as a Silver Bullet (FaaSB), The Fallacy...

Frameworks, frameworks, frameworks!  So many folks are selling one, and everyone else thinks they need one.  Bob and Josh rip into the idea that any one framework can be a silver bullet for your situation.  Learn how to evaluate what makes sense for you and how to build an agile approach that fits your unique situation.