Event Sourcing – 5×10

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 […]

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Financial Statements – 5×9

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. 

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Bias and Variance – 5×8

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 methodologies, whose estimation and planning practices can be viewed as predictive models.

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Receiving Feedback – 5×7

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.

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STARS model – 5×6

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 […]

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5×4 – Company Growth Strategies

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 […]

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5×2 – The Relationship Ecosystem

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 […]

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5×1 – STATIK

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! Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash

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