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Each episode is a short talk about an agile or lean software delivery topic, including techniques like design patterns that help teams stay agile.

Each episode is a short talk about an agile or lean software delivery topic, including techniques like design patterns that help teams stay agile.
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Each episode is a short talk about an agile or lean software delivery topic, including techniques like design patterns that help teams stay agile.

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@ChuckDurfee

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English


Episodes

Mob Programming - 4×11

6/19/2018
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This week, Chuck talks about the emerging practice of mob programming, in which a group of three or more people collaboratively write code around a single keyboard and monitor. While this may sound wasteful at first blush, the practice can accelerate learning. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today!

Duration:00:14:02

Glasl’s Model of Conflict Escalation - 4×10

6/12/2018
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Today, Chuck talks about the conflict escalation model of Freidrich Glasl, which contains three levels of conflict, with three stages each. In addition, Glasl gives techniques for deescalating conflict based on which stage you find yourself. If you’ve ever wondered when to get your manager or HR representative involved in an issue, this episode is for you! This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive....

Duration:00:11:04

The Hungarian Algorithm - 4×09

6/5/2018
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This week, Chuck describes the Hungarian algorithm, which is a way to solve the issue of fairly distrbuting tasks among an equal number of workers. He talks about how he used it as a volunteer lead for the Explore DDD conference last year. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today!

Duration:00:08:13

The BECOME process - 4×08

5/29/2018
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As a follow-up to a prior episode, Chuck talks about BECOME, a step-by-step approach to respond to an incident of inappropriate behavior as a teachable moment when possible. The name is an acronym for the six steps in the process: Behavior, Emergency, Context, Options, Myself and Enact. The material for this episode is drawn from the book, “Encouraging Appropriate Behaviour” by Murray Irwin. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to...

Duration:00:08:41

Ten Responses to Inappropriate Behavior - 4×07

5/22/2018
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Chuck talks about ways to respond to inappropriate behavior, a topic that unfortunately concerns many leaders in agile spaces like scrum masters. The material for this episode is drawn from the book, “Encouraging Appropriate Behaviour” by Murray Irwin. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today!

Duration:00:05:19

Little’s Law - 4×06

5/15/2018
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In today’s episode, Chuck talks about Little’s Law from queuing theory, which plays a prominent role in lean and Kanban. Queuing theory comes up a lot in our society, so you may learn something about shopping and driving as well. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today!

Duration:00:08:44

CSP: The Downside to Certifications - 4×05

5/8/2018
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In this four-part series, Chuck talks about getting his CSP certification. To end the series, he talks about the drawbacks of certifications. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today!

Duration:00:08:12

CSP: Agile Certifications - 4×04

5/1/2018
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In this four-part series, Chuck talks about getting his CSP certification. In part 3, Chuck talks about the variety of agile certifications that are available in the market. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today!

Duration:00:08:58

CSP: Martial Art Belts - 4×03

4/24/2018
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In this four-part series, Chuck talks about getting his CSP certification. In part 2, he draws an analogy between agile certificates and martial art belt ranks. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today!

Duration:00:10:05

CSP: Why Certifications - 4×02

4/18/2018
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In this four-part series, Chuck talks about getting his CSP certification. To start the series, he talks about the purpose of certification. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today!

Duration:00:08:23

Play to Your Strengths - 4×01

4/11/2018
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Chuck talks playing to your strengths, and how not doing so is affecting one of his teams in terms of DevOps performance. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today! Photo credit: Robson Hatsukami Morgan on Unsplash

Duration:00:06:43

Season 3 Recap - 3×16

4/4/2018
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Chuck talks about Season 3. It wasn’t the most popular, but some episodes did really well. He also discusses innovations with the podcast as a way to wrap up the season. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today! Photo credit: Nathan Boadle on Unsplash

Duration:00:07:42

Push Authority to Information - 3×14

3/21/2018
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Chuck talks about the work of David Marquet on what he calls intent-based leadership. The idea is to delegate decision making authority to the people who have the information to make an informed decision. If it’s good enough for a nuclear submarine, it’s feasible in corporate life. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today! Photo credit: Pixabay, cc0 license

Duration:00:06:04

Backlog Bankruptcy - 3×13

3/16/2018
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In this episode, Chuck talks about the concept of backlog bankruptcy, and how ridding your backlog of cruft can help spur you on. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today!

Duration:00:07:21

Affirmation - 3×12

3/7/2018
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In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck talks about affirmation as a signal that you are going in the right direction. The occasion for this episode is the relaunch’s first Patreon subscriber, Lynn. Chuck talks about using the funding to enable transcription and why accessibility is important to him. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today! Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Duration:00:07:30

Adapting to Change - 3×11

2/28/2018
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In this episode, Chuck takes a cue from the weather and talks about adapting to change. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today! Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash

Duration:00:06:42

A Watched Metric Never Boils - 3×10

2/21/2018
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Chuck talks about metrics and why it’s important not to fixate on a particular target. Although the episode doesn’t call the out by name, this is an expression of a couple of well-known principles. The Hawthorn Effect says that which is measured will improve, at a cost. Goodhart’s Law says that when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive....

Duration:00:06:33

Rules Crunch - 3×09

2/14/2018
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In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck talks about one of his favorite pastimes, roleplaying. There are a variety of rulesets out there, each with a level of detail in the rules (”crunch”). Through that lens, he talks about different agile practices. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today! Picture courtesy of...

Duration:00:07:27

Reporting Problems - 3×08

2/7/2018
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This episode touches on a topic that has come up recently, differences in the ways that junior and senior team members report issues. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today! Photo by Michael Ramey on Unsplash

Duration:00:06:35

Responses to Risk - 3×07

1/31/2018
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Today, Chuck talks about risk management theory and the ways to respond to risk. He talks about the difference between mitigating the likelihood of a risk and minimize the impact of a risk, then goes through the SARA acronym (share, accept, reduce, avoid). Chuck refers to the episode 2×06 on surprisal in this podcast. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast grow and thrive. Sign up today! Photo by Yeshi Kangrang...

Duration:00:07:40