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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

Description:

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

Twitter:

@ChuckDurfee

Language:

English

Contact:

720-515-4607


Episodes

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

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

The getKanban Game

4/30/2019
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In this reprise of a 2015 episode from the first incarnation of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck describes the game getKanban. It's used to teach people how to use Kanban to deliver software, the importance of limiting work in progress, and how changes in policy can affect your ability to deliver.

Duration:00:07:41

Flow Efficiency

4/23/2019
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Chuck talks about how this Kanban metric can be used by scrum teams to improve their velocity. Flow efficiency is touch time divided by time in process.

Duration:00:09:17

Lent

4/16/2019
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On today's episode, Chuck talks about Lent and sacrifice. He talks about how agile teams can apply this idea for continuous improvement.

Duration:00:13:33

Development Managers at the Daily Standup

4/9/2019
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Today, Chuck brings a controversy from work to the podcast. He makes a case for the ability for development managers to attend daily standup. He talks about the policy that brought this topic to mind, as well as a critique of how the policy was rolled out.

Duration:00:10:51

OKR - 7x4

4/2/2019
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In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck talks about objectives and key results. This framework is useful when cascading goals down to others.

Duration:00:09:17

Deliberate Practice - 7x3

3/26/2019
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Chuck talks about the research of Anders Ericsson in his book Peak, and explains why deliberate practice is better than just good enough for skill improvement and mastery.

Duration:00:09:11

Only Handle It Once - 7x2

3/19/2019
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This short episode introduces the short OHIO framework for handling information only once using the 4 T's (tackle it, task it, toss it, transfer it).

Duration:00:03:41

Zig Ziglar's Wheel of Life - 7x1

3/11/2019
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To start season 7, Chuck talks about a personal retrospective technique based on Zig Ziglar's seven spokes on his Wheel of Life. The idea is, people are balanced if they enjoy success in these seven areas:

Duration:00:06:58

Season 6 Retrospective - 6x16

3/4/2019
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Chuck looks back on Season 6 of the Agile Chuck Wagon

Duration:00:05:21

Ten Ways to Have a Better Conversation - 6x15

2/25/2019
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In this episode, Chuck relates ten tips for having better conversations from a TED talk by Celeste Headlee.

Duration:00:09:33

Writing Emails with Military Precision - 6x14

2/19/2019
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Chuck talks about techniques the US military uses to make emails easier to process and act upon.

Duration:00:07:29

Good Enough - 6x13

2/12/2019
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In this episode, Chuck talks about Pareto's Principle and how perfect is the enemy of the good.

Duration:00:07:30

Ten Action Signals - 6x12

2/5/2019
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Emotions are just signals. When you are having trouble getting past one, it can be helpful to have a job aid. In this episode, I discuss ten action signals identified by Tony Robbins.

Duration:00:08:09