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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

Language:

English


Episodes

Work Breakdown, Accuracy of Estimates - 6x4

12/11/2018
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Chuck talks about the hierarchy of work items, and what level of estimation is useful for each. Keep in mind what you are using the estimate for.

Duration:00:10:38

Consumer Buying Decision Process - 6x3

12/4/2018
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In today's episode, Chuck picks a marketing topic: the consumer buying decision process. He talks about the five steps (problem or need recognition, information search, evaluation of alternatives, purchase, and post-purchase behavior). Then, he contrasts marketing a service to marketing a physical good.

Duration:00:12:55

Benchmarking - 6x2

11/27/2018
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In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, the topic is benchmarking. Chuck talks about the four kinds of benchmarks for computer programs, as well as things you need to control in order to get reproducible results. He then compares agile team metrics to these kinds of benchmarks and these factors to control.

Duration:00:12:10

Podcast Process and Recommendations - 6x1

11/20/2018
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To kick off season 6, Chuck talks about the equipment and process he uses to record the podcast. The majority of the episode is his podcast recommendations. If you'd like a list of podcasts he mentions, contact him by email (chuck at agile chuck wagon .com) or Twitter (@AgileChuckWagon or @ChuckDurfee).

Duration:00:13:30

Season 15 Recap - 5x16

11/13/2018
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In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck reviews season 15. As is the norm, this is an unscripted conversation reflecting on the last 4 months of the show.

Duration:00:09:38

Delegation 2 - Keys to Success - 5x15

11/5/2018
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In this second part of two, Chuck talks about how to set up and conduct a successful delegation.

Duration:00:12:19

Delegation 1 - When to Delegate - 5x14

10/29/2018
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In this first part, Chuck talks about delegation and questions to ask yourself about whether it's appropriate to delegate a task.

Duration:00:08:23

Leadership Communication Grid - 5x13

10/22/2018
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Tired of ineffective meetings? In this week's episode, Chuck talks about a classification tool by Graham Jones from his book, Top Performance Leadership. His leadership communication grid describes what channels of communication are most effective for a kind of message. Listen about structured vs. unstructured channels, and informal vs. formal ones.

Duration:00:10:02

Monthly Retrospectives - 5x12

10/16/2018
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In today's episode, Chuck talks about his own personal monthly retrospective. He describes the starfish retrospective format he uses, and the benefits of doing a periodic, personal retrospective. If you'd like to see an example, just ask! 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:00:10:41

Vary Your Daily Ritual - 5x11

10/9/2018
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Today, Chuck talks about how a magazine ad from the late 80s and some listener feedback led to some improvements in the podcast. He also talks about ways to vary your daily ritual in the field of agile ceremonies. 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:00:12:35

Event Sourcing - 5x10

10/2/2018
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In today's episode, Chuck talks about the design pattern called event sourcing. It's used when you need to know not only the current state of a system, but how it came to be that way. It's a lesser-known pattern that's encountered in a variety of places: libraries, chess games, bank accounts, databases, and version control systems.

Duration:00:13:27

Financial Statements - 5x9

9/25/2018
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In today's episode, Chuck talks about an accounting topic, financial statements. He introduces the idea of a statement of cash flows, balance sheet, and income statement. He talks about assets, liabilities, equity, and other accounting terms. After hearing this episode, maybe the quarterly earnings report will be a little more interesting.

Duration:00:17:01

Bias and Variance - 5x8

9/18/2018
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Today, Chuck talks about the statistics concepts of bias and variance, which are used to measure predictive models. Bias measures how well the model fits the data, and variance measures how much the model changes when inputs change. He then uses bias and variance to make a comparison of agile methodoogies, whose estimation and planning practices can be viewed as predictive models.

Duration:00:07:26

Receiving Feedback - 5x7

9/11/2018
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This episode features the 4 D's of receiving feedback: defensiveness, denial, discounting, drama. Chuck uses an example of an employee who shows up late for a meeting to talk about what each of these might sound like. The inspiration for this episode is a TEDx talk by Alison Whitmore.

Duration:00:12:40

STARS model - 5x6

9/4/2018
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In today's episode, Chuck talks about the STARS model. It's introduced in The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins. The STARS model is used to help leaders transition into new positions. STARS is an acronym for start-up, turnaround, accelerated growth, realignment, and sustaining success. 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:00:12:54

Tornado Tim - 5x5

8/28/2018
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This week is a short episode about a facilitation technique for helping a group of people learn each others' names.

Duration:00:05:26

Company Growth Strategies - 5x4

8/21/2018
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In today's episode, Chuck talks a marketing topic: the 10 ways you can grow a business. He talks about what a company might gain from each strategy, using illustrative examples of each type. He also includes the podcast itself as a running example through the podcast. Photo by Nikola Jovanovic on Unsplash 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:00:14:09

Alternatives to Right or Wrong in Speech - 5x3

8/14/2018
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As in previous episodes on word choice, Chuck talks about issues that can arise when leaders use the words 'right' or 'wrong' in their speech. He then talks about alternatives that address those shortcomings. 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:00:07:52

Relationship Ecosystem - 5x2

8/7/2018
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In today's episode, Chuck talks about the Relationship Ecosystem that Morag Barrett describes in her book Cultivate. It's a model to classify work relationships into four categories: ally, supporter, rival, and adversary. In this episode, Chuck introduces the classifications. 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

STATIK - 5x1

7/31/2018
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Starting season 5, Chuck talks about the STATIK framework to introduce Kanban as a delivery process. The framework comes from David Anderson's book Kanban. 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:00:08:37