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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

Company Growth Strategies - 5×4

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 - 5×3

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 - 5×2

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 - 5×1

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

Season 4 Recap - 4×16

7/24/2018
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Chuck looks back at season 4. Listenership is up, and so is sound quality! 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:00:12:20

BECOME case study - 4×15

7/18/2018
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On this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck addresses a social media storm. Recently, a prominent member of the agile community has been making sexist comments about female software programmers. This is a timely example of inappropriate behavior, and Chuck uses the BECOME process to formulate a response. Photo by Ian Espinosa 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:00:18:41

Sparrow Decks - 4×14

7/10/2018
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At Mile High Agile 2018, Mike Clement introduced Chuck to the idea of sparrow decks in Mike’s presentation about code smells. In this episode, Chuck talks about sparrow decks, what they are and how they can be used to build an awareness of a distinction between two items. 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:00:06:21

Alternative Agile Certifications - 4×13

7/3/2018
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At Mile High Agile 2018, Chuck talked to Mike Clement about the podcast’s agile certification series. From that conversation came the inspiration to talk about a couple alternatives, extending the ideas of Udacity’s nanodegrees and Seth Godin’s alt-MBA program. 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:00:07:04

Behavioral Interviews - 4×12

6/26/2018
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Today, Chuck talks about how to recognize a fellow agilist using behavioral interview techniques. He also shares some wisdom of the crowd around good interview questions. This topic stems from an open space session he led at Mile High Agile 2018. 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:00:09:53

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