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Episode 163 - Difficult Conversations Role Play, Part 1 - Meta-Cast

Episode 163

Episode 163 - Difficult Conversations Role Play, Part 1

We've all been there. Someone in your organization is convinced that something must/can/should happen, but you have no idea how reality can deliver on that challenge. What do you do? How do you explain to your peer/boss/whoever that it just isn't going to happen?

Bob channels the legendary "Waterfall Bob" (see episode 42) and backs Josh into a corner about delivering features on an impossible deadline. Listen as Josh flubs the conversation (intentionally, this time... ๐Ÿ˜€), and then our co-hosts critique his responses before providing a better example of how you can succeed in these moments.

The tables will be turned in Part 2 (upcoming episode), and Josh finally gets to be the "bad guy"!!! ๐ŸŽ‰

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Josh Anderson is a seasoned software professional with a passion for agile methodologies and continuous improvement. As one of the hosts of The Meta-Cast podcast, Josh brings his wealth of experience and expertise to the table. With a knack for practical advice and a penchant for engaging storytelling, Josh captivates listeners with his insights on agile methodology, team dynamics, and software development best practices. His infectious enthusiasm and dedication to helping others succeed make him a valuable resource for aspiring software professionals.
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Bob Galen is a recognized industry leader and an authority on agile practices and software architecture. With years of hands-on experience, Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to The Meta-Cast podcast. As a co-host, he delves into topics ranging from agile fluency to organizational transformations, providing listeners with invaluable insights and strategies. Bob's charismatic and humorous style, combined with his ability to simplify complex concepts, makes him a fan-favorite among software professionals seeking guidance on navigating the challenges of agile development. His passion for continuous learning and his dedication to helping teams succeed shine through in each episode of the podcast.

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