On the Agile Chuck Wagon today, Chuck talks about journaling in a work context and some benefits it provides: Clarifying thoughts and exploring feelings Self-discovery Stress reduction Analyzing and solving problems Improving difficult conversations He also discusses the merits of electronic and paper journals. He continues the conversation in the next episode, which focuses on […]Read More Journaling – 1×09
As an introduction to metrics, Chuck talks about performance in this episode. He compares the Boeing 747 and the Concorde, showing how both can be considered better performing even though they are very different. In the process, he discusses the concepts of throughput and latency. This episode is sponsored by our friends and generous backers on Patreon. […]Read More Performance as a Metric – 1×08
In this episode, Chuck introduces listeners to the SIFT cognition model. He uses a running example to show how mistakes in sensing your environment, inferring meaning, formulating intent, and translating thoughts into action can cause difficulties in communication. Links: SIFT cognition model on changingminds.org Running example, Puddles Pity Party at Austin radio station This episode is sponsored […]Read More SIFT cognition model – 1×07
In previous Agile Chuck Wagon episodes, the wrong Patreon link was posted. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Patreon, is it a crowdfunding site where listeners can subscribe to content they enjoy. In doing so, they get my deep thanks, access to rewards, and even extra content. The correct link is: https://www.patreon.com/agilechuckwagon I updated […]Read More Patreon link updated, sign up today!
On today’s episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck compares two kinds of groups: communities of practice and centers of excellence. Both are full of people who are passionate about their topic, but the purpose and composition of a CoP and a CoE are different. Communities of practice contain peers who meet to learn more […]Read More Communities of Practice Vs. Centers of Excellence – 1×06
After mentioning Personal Kanban last episode (Lean Coffee vs Open Space (1×04)), Chuck went back to the archive of the original show and pulled out his episode called “Introduction to Kanban”. Kanban takes cues from lean manufacturing practices and adapts its workflow management techniques to software delivery. During the episode, Chuck provides a high-level overview […]Read More Introduction to Kanban – 1×05