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  • The Podcast and the Patreon

    Chuck released a video detailing the benefits of sponsoring the Agile Chuck Wagon. The podcast is being released under the freemium pricing strategy, which means that the Agile Chuck Wagon […]

  • Bases of Power – 2×04

    Today, Chuck talks about the French-Raven theory of the six bases of power: legitimate, reward, coercive, expert, referent, and informational. He talks about how leaders can use more effectively use […]

  • 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 […]