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#TheFullLandscape #53 | Rob Cooper (Distinctive Gardens)

The Full Landscape

This podcast has been a long time coming!   Our guest today is Rob Cooper from Distinctive Gardens, who are a boutique landscape design and construct company from right here in Adelaide. You may remember Rob from a Deep Dive we did at an incredible property in Medindie that we filmed last year which in our opinion is one of the best backyards in Adelaide!   Rob has over 20 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in high-end landscaping. He has won awards for his landscape design and landscape construction and has also worked overseas on art installations.   Rob truly is one of the best in his field at what he does and we hope that this podcast brings value to anyone interested in landscaping.   Find out more about Distinctive Gardens here:  www.distinctivegardens.com.au www.instagram.com/distinctivegardens_landscaping

1hr 37mins

23 Sep 2021

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The Product Owner that was “far” from the Scrum team | Rob Cooper

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. The relationship between the Product Owner and the team is a critical aspect of the team’s performance. In this episode, we talk about two contrasting perspectives on building that relationship between PO and team. The Great Product Owner: Deliberately building a relationship with the team Great PO’s deliberately build a relationship with the team, but always have a clear idea of what the customer needs. Putting those two together, the PO is able to very clear about what they need to do to help the team deliver on the product vision. We also discuss how the PO is very much a leadership role.  In this segment, we refer to the concept of Lateral Leadership.  The Bad Product Owner: The PO that was “far” from the Scrum team This story starts with a team that had 2 Product Owners. And even if both PO’s were passionate and wanted to do a good job, Rob noticed that the Business PO was very far from the team. In this segment, we discuss how the Product Owner is an “outreach” role, which tries to bring the team and the customer closer together.  Are you having trouble helping the team working well with their Product Owner? We’ve put together a course to help you work on the collaboration team-product owner. You can find it at: bit.ly/coachyourpo. 18 modules, 8+ hours of modules with tools and techniques that you can use to help teams and PO’s collaborate. About Rob Cooper Rob is a Lead Agile Coach at Sainsbury’s, focusing on how the whole business uses Agility. Rob is an experienced Agile Coach at Enterprise, leadership, and team levels. In this career, he worked with change in organizations using a range of frameworks, including Scrum, Kanban, SAFe & LeSS approaches. He’s experienced in program & Project Management and has helped multiple teams transition from waterfall to Agile.  You can link with Rob Cooper on LinkedIn.

14mins

16 Apr 2021

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How Scrum Masters can adapt their definition of success to the team they work with | Rob Cooper

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. The Scrum Master role is not always easy to define, and in this episode, we discuss how that makes it hard to define success. Despite that, Rob shares his definition of success, and how he adapts his success definition to accommodate the situation of the team he works with.  In this segment, we also refer to the idea/concept of Kaizen: Continuous Improvement. Featured Retrospective Format for the Week: The Soup Technique In this segment, we talk about several possible retrospective formats. We start by discussing Themed Retrospectives and how they can be effective for teams, and we end up tackling one of the biggest obstacles to getting value out of Agile Retrospectives: focusing on things outside the control of the team. We discuss “The Circles and Soup” technique by Diana Larsen, which helps teams focus on the obstacles they have control over, and reach out for help on the items they don’t have control over. Do you wish you had decades of experience? Learn from the Best Scrum Masters In The World, Today! The Tips from the Trenches - Scrum Master edition audiobook includes hours of audio interviews with SM’s that have decades of experience: from Mike Cohn to Linda Rising, Christopher Avery, and many more. Super-experienced Scrum Masters share their hard-earned lessons with you. Learn those today, make your teams awesome!   About Rob Cooper Rob is a Lead Agile Coach at Sainsbury’s, focusing on how the whole business uses Agility. Rob is an experienced Agile Coach at Enterprise, leadership, and team levels. In this career, he worked with change in organizations using a range of frameworks, including Scrum, Kanban, SAFe & LeSS approaches. He’s experienced in program & Project Management and has helped multiple teams transition from waterfall to Agile.  You can link with Rob Cooper on LinkedIn.

11mins

15 Apr 2021

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A 3-step process to introduce change in an organization | Rob Cooper

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. This particular organization wanted to move to Agile. As Rob worked with the teams in the organization, he started to realize that the people aspect of the change process was crucial. In this episode, we discuss a 3-step process for change that takes that into account and helps you start to plan your actions as a Scrum Master in a change process. We also talk about the importance of narrative/storytelling when making the case for change.  About Rob Cooper Rob is a Lead Agile Coach at Sainsbury’s, focusing on how the whole business uses Agility. Rob is an experienced Agile Coach at Enterprise, leadership, and team levels. In this career, he worked with change in organizations using a range of frameworks, including Scrum, Kanban, SAFe & LeSS approaches. He’s experienced in program & Project Management and has helped multiple teams transition from waterfall to Agile.  You can link with Rob Cooper on LinkedIn.

12mins

14 Apr 2021

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Helping a team in an impossible situation, a Scrum Master story | Rob Cooper

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. Rob joined this company at the tail end of this team’s story. As Rob entered the organization, he understood that the organization was still stuck in the “old world”. The company had fired many of the people who had developed the legacy app that the team was trying hard to maintain. On top of that, there were many things going wrong at this organization. What could Rob do to help this team? Listen in, to learn about what we, as Scrum Masters, can do in very difficult situations, when everything seems to be going wrong for the team.  In this segment, we refer to Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness by Laloux, and Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink. Featured Book of the Week: Two surprising recommendations Rob leaves us with two surprising recommendations that are worth an listen, to understand why he recommends these books. The first book, a book about the full complexity of human behavior and change aversion is The Bible. As Rob puts it: “it’s about human behavior”. The second recommendation, no less surprising is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a book that helped Rob understand storytelling and how a story can crystalize the direction for a team. How can Angela (the Agile Coach) quickly build healthy relationships with the teams she’s supposed to help? What were the steps she followed to help the Breeze App team fight off the competition? Find out how Angela helped Naomi and the team go from “behind” to being ahead of Intuition Bank, by focusing on the people! Download the first 4 chapters of the BOOK for FREE while it is in Beta! About Rob Cooper Rob is a Lead Agile Coach at Sainsbury’s, focusing on how the whole business uses Agility. Rob is an experienced Agile Coach at Enterprise, leadership, and team levels. In this career, he worked with change in organizations using a range of frameworks, including Scrum, Kanban, SAFe & LeSS approaches. He’s experienced in program & Project Management and has helped multiple teams transition from waterfall to Agile.  You can link with Rob Cooper on LinkedIn.

14mins

13 Apr 2021

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How to help teams that are stuck between Waterfall and Scrum | Rob Cooper

Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. This team was stuck halfway between Waterfall and Scrum. The team was working in Sprints, but they had a 13-week development cycle, followed by a 13-week testing cycle. The separation of testing from development caused several issues, and the company tried to remedy that by asking developers to test in an attempt to speed up the testing cycle. However, things didn’t go according to plan. Listen in, to learn about what happens when organizations separate testing from development, and what we - Scrum Masters - can do to help teams that are in that position.  About Rob Cooper Rob is a Lead Agile Coach at Sainsbury’s, focusing on how the whole business uses Agility. Rob is an experienced Agile Coach at Enterprise, leadership, and team levels. In this career, he worked with change in organizations using a range of frameworks, including Scrum, Kanban, SAFe & LeSS approaches. He’s experienced in program & Project Management and has helped multiple teams transition from waterfall to Agile.  You can link with Rob Cooper on LinkedIn. 

13mins

12 Apr 2021

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Rob Cooper, Penn State head baseball coach

The Barrel Proof Baseball Podcast

Today's episode features Penn State head baseball coach Rob Cooper. In this episode we discus baseball, the people who impacted our careers, travel and of course whiskey. Coach Cooper was incredibly enjoyable to talk. His story of working through the ranks of assistant coach at different division one schools, back to junior college, then landing his first head coaching job, is a story every young coach should hear. I can't wait to sit down and enjoy a couple glasses with him in person one day. Enjoy!

1hr 29mins

3 Mar 2021

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3. Amy & Diana Talk to Rob Cooper & Kyle Mason

Theatre Forks

Amy and Diana talk to Rob Cooper and Kyle Mason from University of North Dakota's Theatre Arts Department about their new devised show, Once the World Stopped. We also discuss Halloween must-watches, our theatre crushes, and Rob's future drag career. 

58mins

16 Oct 2020

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39. Rob Cooper, Penn State University

Dugout Chatter Podcast Powered by Stick & Ball TV

Back into the Division I ranks with one of the best people in College Baseball as we connect with Penn State University head coach Rob Cooper. Inside this interview, we open up the extensive and impressive list of hall of famers that Coop has worked for and around plus we pull the thread on how he built the 'RaiderGang' culture at Wright State while currently working at building up the Nittany Lion program. Packed with knowledge from confidence thoughts to ideas that translate right into the practice plan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 32mins

3 Aug 2020

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Head Coaches- Rob Cooper and Steve Owens on how to communicate with players and build relationships, the recruiting process, and building culture

Ahead Of The Curve with Jonathan Gelnar

Today we have on Head Coach Rob Cooper from Penn State and Steve Owens from Rutgers In this episode we have over 40 years of bead coaching experience between the two, so we dive into lessons learned, how to communicate with players, how to build relationships and how the formula for recruiting and the process of building culture changes year to year and especially program to program. Here is Rob Cooper and Steve Owens! Contact Rob- rjc40@psu.edu Steve- baseball@scarletknights.com Show notes courtesy of Zach Casto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 30mins

18 May 2020

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