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  • Accepting Difficult Feedback – 2×03

    Chuck talks about techniques for accepting difficult feedback in this episode. He talks about ways to put aside your feelings about it in order to hear the gift of insight […]

  • SCARF threat model – 2×02

    In this episode, Chuck introduces listeners to the SCARF threat model, and how threats to our status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness, and fairness impact our ability to listen and engage with […]

  • Standup Tips for Staying Focused – 2×01

    To start Season 2, Chuck gives tips on the daily standup meeting for scrum teams, centering on how to keep the meeting productive. This episode is sponsored by our friends […]

  • Season 1 Retro – 1×16

    In this final episode of Season 1, Chuck does a retrospective on the podcast. He talks about what went well, what didn’t go so well, and items for improvement. This […]

  • Scrum Master Role – 1×15

    Chuck waxes poetic about the scrum master role and what it entails. Thanks Alan Lu for the question! A scrum master is the custodian of the process, the facilitator, a coach, an obstacle […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • RAPID decision-making framework – 1×12

    In this episode, Chuck introduces listeners to the RAPID decision making framework. People take on the roles of Input, Recommend, Agree, Decide and Perform (in that order). He talks about why […]

  • Team Composition – 1×11

    Team composition is an important topic for software delivery teams, and Chuck tackles it in this episode. He talks about vertical vs. horizontal teams, feature vs. topic teams, and talks […]

  • Bullet Journals – 1×10

    Continuing from last week’s episode on journaling, Chuck talks about bullet journals. He shares the layout that works best for him, as well as some tips for making the most of […]