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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4×12 – 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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4×9 – 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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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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Eisenhower Decision Matrix – 1×14

Chuck introduces listeners to the Eisenhower Decision Matrix, which gets at the heart of the difference between urgency and importance. While they are sometimes found together, often things seem more urgent or important than they actually are. This mental categorization tool can help you figure out the difference. This episode is sponsored by our friends […]

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Measuring team performance – 1×13

Chuck talks about measuring team delivery, using cycle time, escaped defects, planned-to-done ratio, and team happiness. Cycle time measures productivity. Escaped defects predict customer satisfaction. The planned-to-done ratio of a team’s backlog speaks to its predictability. And team happiness is an indirect measure of the team’s health, which also impacts speed and quality of delivery. Show Notes: […]

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