3×13 – Backlog Bankruptcy

In this episode, Chuck talks about the concept of backlog bankruptcy, and how ridding your backlog of cruft can help spur you on. 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! Picture credit: Max Pixel

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3×12 – Affirmation

In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck talks about affirmation as a signal that you are going in the right direction. The occasion for this episode is the relaunch’s first Patreon subscriber, Lynn. Chuck talks about using the funding to enable transcription and why accessibility is important to him. This episode is sponsored […]

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3×11 – Adapting to Change

In this episode, Chuck takes a cue from the weather and talks about adapting to change. He also talks about velocity as a trailing metric, and how using yesterday’s weather as a forecasting tool has its limits. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast […]

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3×10 – A Watched Metric Never Boils

Chuck talks about metrics and why it’s important not to fixate on a particular target. Although the episode doesn’t call the out by name, this is an expression of a couple of well-known principles. The Hawthorn Effect says that which is measured will improve, at a cost. Goodhart’s Law says that when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a […]

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3×09 – Rules Crunch

In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck talks about one of his favorite pastimes, roleplaying. There are a variety of rulesets out there, each with a level of detail in the rules (“crunch”). Through that lens, he talks about different agile practices. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. […]

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3×08 – Reporting Problems

This episode touches on a topic that has come up recently, differences in the ways that junior and senior team members report issues. 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 Michael Ramey on Unsplash

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3×07 – Responses to Risk

Today, Chuck talks about risk management theory and the ways to respond to risk. He talks about the difference between mitigating the likelihood of a risk and minimize the impact of a risk, then goes through the SARA acronym (share, accept, reduce, avoid). Chuck refers to the episode 2×06 on surprisal in this podcast. This […]

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3×06 – The 5-second Rule

This time on the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck talks about Mel Robbins’ 5-second rule. No, not the one about picking up food off the floor. Mel has a technique for overcoming hesitation that Chuck shares with you. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. Sponsors are needed to help the podcast […]

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