4×14 – Sparrow Decks

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. […]

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4×13 – Alternate Agile Certifications

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 […]

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4×12 – Behavioral Interviews

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 […]

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4×11 – Mob Programming

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 […]

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4×9 – The Hungarian Algorithm

This week, Chuck describes the Hungarian algorithm, which is a way to solve the issue of fairly distributing 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 […]

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4×8 – The BECOME Process

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 […]

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4×6 – Little’s Law

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 […]

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