Episode 145 - Becoming an Agile Badass

Inspired by one of our Agile Podcast Network partners, Badass Agile, Bob and Josh review the attributes required to be an "agile badass".  What traits have you seen if your badass agile colleagues?  Let's discuss!

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Episode 144 - Measuring Agile Leaders

So much content is written/discussed covering ways to measure agile teams. In fact, we discussed agile metrics in the past, but this episode turns the tables and we discuss how agile leaders should be measured. If you're a leader, listen to this episode to discover if you're already an agile leader or if you have some room to grow.

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Episode 143 - The Cost of Quality

Many organizations continuously acquire technical debt. A common source of this growing problem is a lack of understanding of the true cost of quality.  If your organization can't seem to escape a mountain of poor architectural decisions and/or an underinvested quality approach, this episode is for you!

Learn how to educate your peers, executives, and investors about the true cost of quality and hear strategies you can use to start paying down your debt. 

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Episode 142 - Performance Management in an Agile Organization

In response to the following question from a listener, Bob and Josh discuss how to lead an agile team inside of an organization with traditional, individualized performance management. Can these two co-exist? We think so, and this episode helps you answer that question for your organization.  What have your experiences taught you?  Let's discuss!

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Episode 141 - Storytelling in Agile, Part 2

Our previous episode introduced the importance of storytelling in agile.  Towards the end of the episode, we threw out the idea of returning to this topic with some examples and role-playing to help everyone understand how powerful storytelling can be for you and your teams.  So here you go!  Bob and Josh cover a handful of common scenarios and arm you with some tools to help you conquer these challenges.

What other topics would you like to us discuss in this manner?  How have you implemented storytelling into your agile journey?  Let's discuss!

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Episode 140 - Storytelling in Agile

Storytelling is an integral part of your success as a leader and/or coach.  Get some tips and tricks from Bob and Josh as they walk you through the reasons storytelling is so important and then provide you with some insight on how to get better at this key skill.

How do you use storytelling to drive change?  Let's discuss!

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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

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Episode 139 - The Dynamics of New Teams

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!

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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

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Episode 138 - The Agile Questions You Aren't Asking Yourself

What unknowns will sneak up and cost your team dearly?  If we knew those answers, life would be a lot easier!  Thanks to Laura (AKA laurieblue on our Twitch stream), we were challenged to answer this question.

Bob and Josh highlight the questions most software teams are not answering, but they should be answering.  Our goal is helping you take a different look at the challenges you and your teams have that may be holding you back. 

What surprising discoveries have you and your team found that accelerated your success?  Let's discuss!!

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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

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Episode 137 - Remote Agile Teams

Remote teams are everywhere.  Agile is everywhere.  Unfortunately, those two don't always mix well together.  We are here to fix that!  Thanks to our listener Ryan, from Virginia, for asking us to take on this topic. 

What tips & tricks do you use to maximize the effectiveness of remote agile teams?  Let's discuss!

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Episode 136 - Fear as an Agile Leader

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!

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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

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