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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

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

Season 4 Recap - 4x16

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 - 4x15

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 - 4x14

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 - 4x13

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 - 4x12

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 - 4x11

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 - 4x10

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. Sign...

Duration:00:11:04

The Hungarian Algorithm - 4x09

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