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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

720-515-4607


Episodes

Pomodoro Technique

9/17/2019
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In this episode, Chuck teaches you how a tomato timer can help you be manage your time and be more productive.

Duration:00:13:13

4 Pillars of Too Much

9/10/2019
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This week, Chuck talks about 4 pillars of too much: stuff, choice, information and speed. While originally in the context of overwhelm in children, adults suffer from this as well. Source: Sketchplanations

Duration:00:09:57

A Spectum of Feedback Quality

9/3/2019
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Chuck talks about Nancy Hey's spectrum of feedback quality, from no feedback at all to judgmental, descriptive, targeted, and then self-recognized at the top. Source: Sketchplanations

Duration:00:10:46

4 Laws of Simple Design

8/27/2019
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In this episode, Chuck reviews Kent Beck's 4 Laws of Simple Design. They are that software code:

Duration:00:09:34

The Responsibility Process

8/20/2019
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This episode talks about Christopher Avery's Responsibility Process that each person goes through with something goes wrong. It contains the steps of denial, lay blame, justify, shame, obligation, quit, and responsibility. Compare it with a previous episode on the Accountability Ladder.

Duration:00:07:39

The Trust Equation

8/13/2019
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In this episode, Chuck talks about the Trust Equation by Charles Green. In it, trust is the sum of credibility, reliability, and intimacy, divided by self-orientation.

Duration:00:06:41

The Accountability Ladder

8/6/2019
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This episode is about Bruce Gordon's 8-rung Accountability Ladder. The bottom half of the ladder is an "immature" or victim mentality, and the top is a "mature" or empowered mentality.

Duration:00:07:53

Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)

7/30/2019
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Chuck talks about Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), a technique to help Product and Development collaborate. He goes into the Cucumber test framework and its Gherkin specification syntax.

Duration:00:08:51

Release Train Engineers

7/23/2019
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Chuck talks about the SAFe role of Release Train Engineer, and how an RTE helps Scaled Agile handle groups of teams.

Duration:00:10:11

3 Amigos Technique

7/16/2019
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In this show, Chuck talks about the 3 Amigos story refinement technique, in which members of multiple disciplines come together to task our user stories. At my work, this is a developer, a QA specialist, and a test automation expert.

Duration:00:08:50

Multiple Views on Pay to Speak

7/9/2019
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Chuck talks about the value agile coaches can gain by giving multiple viewpoints when answering questions. He uses the 'pay-to-speak' movement as an example.

Duration:00:12:20

Promotion and the Kübler-Ross Curve

7/2/2019
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In this episode, Chuck talks about this recent promotion and the changes it brings. He uses the Kübler-Ross curve to walk through the different emotions he felt. The curve consists of 5 steps: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

Duration:00:22:01

Season 7 Retrospective

6/25/2019
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Chuck uses the starfish retrospective technique to review Season 7. Overall listenership is up, multiple episodes from this season are in the top 20, and the future is bright. The starfish retrospective technique is described in more detail in Monthly Retrospectives.

Duration:00:07:35

Karpman Drama Triangle

6/18/2019
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Chuck talks about the Karpman Drama Triangle, its roles of victim, rescuer, and persecutor. He also shares a couple frameworks for breaking the triangle.

Duration:00:09:36

Eight Dimensions of Product Quality

6/11/2019
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Today, Chuck talks about David Garman's eight dimensions of product quality: performance, features, reliability, conformance, durability, serviceability, aesthetics, and perceived quality. These categories are well-known in the TQM community, and they help people think about how to measure quality.

Duration:00:10:26

Takt Time

6/4/2019
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In this episode, Chuck talks about Takt time, a Kanban metric for average unit production. He uses fast food restaurants and amusement park rides to illustrate what it measures and why it's important.

Duration:00:09:09

Features versus Maintenance

5/28/2019
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In this episode, Chuck talks about the dynamic tension between delivering new features and maintaining the product. He talks about technical debt, and ways agile coaches and scrum masters can help their teams and organization discuss these tradeoffs. This is an episode in a series of tricky topics for agile coaches to teach.

Duration:00:07:37

Pair Programming

5/21/2019
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In this episode, Chuck talks about pair programing. He talks about the practice, how its not just for developers, and ways agile coaches and scrum masters can help their teams adopt it. This is an episode in a series of tricky topics for agile coaches to teach.

Duration:00:08:11

Test-Driven Development (TDD)

5/14/2019
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In this episode, Chuck talks about test-driven development (TDD). He talks about the practice, and ways agile coaches and scrum masters can help their teams adopt it. This is an episode in a series of tricky topics for agile coaches to teach.

Duration:00:08:34

Keeping True to Process

5/7/2019
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In this episode, Chuck talks about keeping true to process, and ways agile coaches and scrum masters can help their teams avoid abandoning process when things get difficult. This is an episode in a series of tricky topics for agile coaches to teach. In describing process, Chuck refers to the previous episode The getKanban Game.

Duration:00:07:45