podcast

  • Karpman Drama Triangle – 7×15

    Chuck talks about the Karpman Drama Triangle, its roles of victim, rescuer, and persecutor. He also shares a couple frameworks for breaking the triangle.

  • Eight Dimensions of Product Quality – 7×14

    Today, Chuck talks about David Garman’s eight dimensions of product quality: performance, features, reliability, conformance, durability, serviceability, aesthetics, and perceived quality. These categories are well-known in the TQM community, and […]

  • Takt Time – 7×13

    In this episode, Chuck talks about Takt time, a Kanban metric for average unit production. He uses fast food restaurants and amusement park rides to illustrate what it measures and […]

  • Pair Programming – 7×11

    This episode is about pair programming, and how it is not just for programmers. It is in a series of episodes about tricky things for agile coaches to teach.

  • Features versus Maintenance – 7×11

    In this episode, Chuck talks about the dynamic tension between delivering new features and maintaining the product. He talks about technical debt, and ways agile coaches and scrum masters can […]

  • Test-Driven Development – 7×10

    In this episode, Chuck talks about test-driven development (TDD). He talks about the practice, and ways agile coaches and scrum masters can help their teams adopt it. This is an […]

  • Keeping True to Process – 7×9

    In this episode, Chuck talks about keeping true to process, and ways agile coaches and scrum masters can help their teams avoid abandoning process when things get difficult. This is […]

  • The getKanban Game – 7×8

    In this reprise of a 2015 episode from the first incarnation of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck describes the game getKanban. It’s used to teach people how to use Kanban […]

  • Flow Efficiency – 7×7

    Chuck talks about how this Kanban metric can be used by scrum teams to improve their velocity. Flow efficiency is touch time divided by time in process.

  • Lent – 7×6

    On today’s episode, Chuck talks about Lent and sacrifice. He talks about how agile teams can apply this idea for continuous improvement.